Executive Director for Dominican Center

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Dominican Center
Milwaukee, WI
Published 9 days ago

Organizational Overview

Located in the Amani neighborhood, the Dominican Center works with Amani residents and partners to build a better future. It is a resident-led revitalization effort to foster social change, partnering with Amani residents to increase access to quality education, improve health outcomes within the community and contribute to economic development. The Dominican Center is a resource for residents in the areas of adult education, housing and building neighborhood capacity, offering them support in a welcoming, compassionate, and responsive environment.

Over the years, the role of Dominican Center shifted from an organization that provides services to, also convening partnerships between community partners and residents to support the residents’ priorities of Neighborhood Safety, Housing & Economic Development, and Education & Family Well-being. The Center is established and operates on the belief that residents are the experts in the community and through their leadership, Amani can and will be revitalized. For more information about the Dominican Center, please visit:

Position Overview

The Executive Director will work closely with community partners who are at the heart of building a healthy community in the Amani neighborhood. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for leading the Dominican Center in making a positive impact on the community as it serves the residents and partners of the Amani neighborhood. The Executive Director will focus on building neighborhood capacity through education and programs related to neighborhood safety; housing & economic development; and education and family well-being, as well as the overarching goal to foster social change. They will lead the overall planning and operation of the organization while providing leadership, direction, and support to the Board of Directors.

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, fund development, strategic direction, and public relations of the Dominican Center. In cooperation with students, staff, volunteers, board members and neighbors, the Executive Director ensures that the Center is a place of refuge, education, employment, and support in a loving and caring environment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as brand spokesperson and key ambassador for the Dominican Center and its mission.

Stay informed on the community’s needs and the Dominican Center’s role in meeting those needs, as well as key organizations locally that we partner with to meet community needs.

Work with key internal and external stakeholders, establish organizational goals, develop policies and procedures, comprehensive budgets, and diverse programs that fulfill the mission of the Dominican Center.

Procure and manage resources necessary to ensure the healthy financial operation of the organization which includes budget creation, monitoring, analysis, and reporting that is conducted in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Partner with the Board of Directors to assure development of an effective and motivated board, including identification, recruitment, training, and involvement of members in meeting the goals of the Dominican Center.

Provide leadership to organization’s staff by developing administrative and operational standards that empower staff to meet their professional, programmatic, and organizational goals.

Retain a diverse, qualified staff and volunteers by providing coaching and personal development for team members.

Monitor and approve the organization’s resource development efforts and programs services while ensuring those programs and fundraising results meet or exceed strategic goals and objectives.

Oversee and communicate organizational results to board, staff, residents, and key stakeholders in the community.

Skills and Competencies

  • Commitment to supporting resident-led change through collaboration and partnerships.
  • Deep understanding of assets and opportunities in the Amani neighborhood.
  • Ability to oversee a comprehensive annual fund development and endowment building strategies - Proven track record of resource development.
  • Strong understanding of financial statements and be fiscally articulate.
  • Excellent communication skills including informing, listening, presenting, and writing; Ability to speak effectively and persuasively to groups and individuals.
  • Proven leadership skills, including negotiation, problem solving, systemic thinking, decision making, and delegation.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with board of directors, staff, residents, community groups, and other partners.
  • Exude enthusiasm and inspires others with a dynamic personality.
  • Foster the Dominican Center’s positive culture and operational values.
  • Design meaningful measures and implement quality improvements.
  • Familiarity with the operating structure of non-profit / community-based organizations.
  • Five or more years in staff management and supervisory experience.
  • Possess clear and concise thinking and communicating skills.
  • Ability to perform in a dynamic and changing environment and interacting with diverse populations.
  • Bachelor’s degree or, relevant experience, preferred.

Organizational Overview

Located in the Amani neighborhood, the Dominican Center works with Amani residents and partners to build a better future. It is a resident-led revitalization effort to foster social change, partnering with Amani…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    July 5, 2021


2470 W Locust St, Milwaukee, WI 53206, USA

How to Apply

Instructions for Applicants

Please email all items below, combined into one document, to no later than 5:00 p.m. CT on July 5, 2021:


1. A letter of interest describing your fit for this Executive Director position, including your connection to the Dominican Center mission and a description of your salary parameters; addressed to:

Mindy Lubar Price

Leading Transitions LLC

1345 North Jefferson St., Suite 350

Milwaukee, WI 53202


2. A detailed and updated resume; and

3. The names of, your relationship to, and contact information for, three professional references.

Please note: References and background checks will subsequently be performed, with candidate’s permission; All inquiries and interactions with potential candidates are kept in strict confidence.

The Dominican Center believes Amani residents are experts in their own lives, experiences and needs and can use these to positively contribute to the improvement of the community – only residents can truly drive sustainable change. The Dominican Center is committed to hiring highly professional team members to serve as a resource for residents, offering services in a compassionate and responsive environment.

Leading Transitions is committed to the future vitality of nonprofit, philanthropic and community-centered organizations. The practice has been refined to provide the flexibility necessary to adapt to the intricacies and dynamics of any organization. To learn more about what our firm has to offer, please visit:


Instructions for Applicants

Please email all items below, combined into one document, to no later than 5:00 p.m. CT on July 5, 2021:


1. A letter of interest…

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