*The Executive Director Position is Open at *

*Allen Neighborhood Center *

 Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC)  is seeking a dynamic, energetic Executive
Director to lead the organization in its next phase of growth and
innovation, given the anticipated retirement of long-time Director, Joan
Nelson.  ANC serves as a dynamic hub where Lansing Eastside neighbors can
access resources to improve their health and well-being; expand their
capacity to seize job and entrepreneurial opportunities; create a strong
sense of place, belonging, and community pride; and build a safe,
sustainable, thriving neighborhood. ANC’s core services include:

·         Hosting a weekly food pantry, the award-winning Allen Farmers
Market, and the 30-farm CSA ‘Veggie Box’ program ; running a year-round
urban farming/gardening facility; and supporting aspiring food
entrepreneurs with access to commercial kitchens and related resources; and

·         Assisting neighbors in enrolling in healthcare coverage and
accessing local housing resources (i.e., mortgage, first-time homeowner,
and landlord-tenant assistance);

·         Engaging neighbors through an annual door-to-door canvass,
dedicated youth and senior programs, and a community newsletter.

ANC has experienced tremendous success in its 23-year history, including
the soon-to-be-completed Allen Place development, which has brought
apartments, a grocery, and clinic, additional commercial kitchens, and
other amenities to ANC’s home in the heart of the Eastside.

The ANC Board of Directors is searching for a leader who will serve as an
effective and faithful steward of ANC’s legacy, maintain the organization’s
social entrepreneurial spirit, and inspire the trust, confidence, and
respect of the ANC staff, the Eastside neighborhood, and partners
throughout the Greater Lansing community. The successful candidate will be
a strategic thinker and an inclusive, visionary leader with a passion for
the Eastside neighborhood and ANC’s values as a community organization that
pursues neighbor-driven solutions. They will possess a demonstrated comfort
level working with diverse and vulnerable populations, natural
problem-solving abilities, a strong track record in nonprofit

fundraising, and the ability to lead and inspire a highly capable staff of
10-12 team members and a small army of volunteers.


The Executive Director works directly with the staff and board to carry out
the mission of the organization and is responsible for the overall
administration and management of ANC which includes human resources,
facilities, finances, partnerships, programs, and events. Ensuring that
funding and services meet or exceed ANC’s strategic goals and objectives
will be the primary focus and responsibility of the director. Half of their
time will be spent managing internal operations and engaging Eastside
neighbors; the other half will be spent representing ANC externally,
nurturing long-standing partnerships, and developing new collaborations.

*Personnel Management*

   - Recruit and retain competent, qualified, diverse workforce
   - Directly oversee and collaborate with program leaders
   - Coach and mentor staff to improve performance and provide support
   - Support team building, training, and other staff development
   - Maintain a positive, inclusive workplace via sound personnel policies,
   DEI initiatives, and employee engagement practices
   - Ensure ANC continues to offer financially sound benefit programs and
   carefully administers benefit, payroll, and related programs.

*Fiscal Oversight and Fundraising*

   - Manage ANC assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses in a manner
   that reflects best financial management practices for nonprofits
   - Work with Financial Manager to prepare, track, and adjust yearly
   operations budget and provide complete and accurate monthly reporting to
   the board
   - Ensure fund development goals are met and seek new/additional revenues
   through diverse sources (i.e., major gifts, direct mail, events, and new

* Planning, Program Development, and Operations*

   - Coordinate strategic planning efforts, including setting and tracking
   short-term and long-term goals
   - Ensure ANC strategic plan and programs reflect and respond to the
   expressed needs, interests, and aspirations of Eastside neighbors
   - Recruit a board of directors that reflects the Eastside’s diverse
   population, and lead the board in fulfilling its fiduciary and other
   - Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the
   - Review and approve contracts for services
   - Ensure all current health and safety standards are met

   - Responsible for all property and assets assigned to or in the custody
   of ANC

*Communications and Public Relations*

   - Serve as the primary spokesperson for the agency
   - Represent ANC in advocating on policy issues and other public matters
   related to ANC’s mission and the interests/needs of the Eastside
   - Build/Maintain strong partnerships and networks


The ideal candidate will have a combination of education and professional
experiences—and demonstrated success as a nonprofit leader—that prepares
them for this high-level executive role. This position requires strong team
management capacities, a robust neighborhood engagement and planning focus,
and effective interpersonal communication skills. A successful candidate
will possess a social entrepreneurial spirit, fund development acumen, and
the ability to implement innovative programs responsive to neighborhood
needs. Additional qualifications include basic computer proficiencies and
an understanding of financial controls and statements.


ANC offers a dynamic, challenging work environment with ample opportunity
for professional and personal fulfillment, competitive compensation
(including relocation assistance if needed), and a full benefits package.
The salary range for the position is $60,000 to $80,000 depending on
experience and qualifications.

The Executive Director works in an office environment, but the mission of
the organization sometimes requires working in nonstandard places and
throughout the neighborhood. The Executive Director works a standard
workweek, but the position often requires working evening and weekend hours
to accommodate board meetings, represent ANC at public events, and fulfill
other such responsibilities.


To apply for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and
salary requirements to [log in to unmask] No phone calls,

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022.  ANC prefers a candidate who
can join the team in mid-July 2022.

*ANC is an equal employment opportunity employer. ANC provides equal
membership, employment, voluntary and service opportunities to all eligible
persons without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin,
citizenship, age, sex, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation,
parental status (including pregnancy), disability, membership in any labor
organization, political affiliation, height, and weight.*

Joan Nelson, Director
Allen Neighborhood Center
1611 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48912
517- 999-3912 (direct dial)
517 - 862-6918 (cell)

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