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Job Title: Executive Director
Job Number:
Organization: Teen Health Mississippi
Posted: 2/12/2017
Type: Contract
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Jackson,  MS    USA
Position Description: Primary Role of Part-Time, Contracted, Executive Director The initial key responsibilities of the part-time Executive Director will be to finalize the organization’s concept paper and business plan, complete recruitment of the organization’s Board of Directors, and fundraise to support the official spin-off of the organization. Upon spin-off, the part-time, contracted Executive Director will transition into a full-time role as Executive Director of the new teen sexual and reproductive health and rights organization. We anticipate Mississippi First being the fiscal sponsor of the new organization during the initial 2-3 years after spin-off.

SCOPE OF WORK Mississippi First invites proposals from qualified individuals for professional services to assist THMS during the initial phases of organizational development. This includes overall strategic and operational responsibility for THMS staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. The Executive Director will assume overall responsibility and authority for administrative and leadership functions, supervision of the established organizational plan, and responsibility for ongoing communication with the Board of Directors, as well as the THMS staff. During the contract period, the Contractor will work in close collaboration with the Director of THMS, Emily Feher and will report to Mississippi First Executive Director, Rachel Canter.

Launching Teen Health Mississippi • Finalize the concept paper and business plan for THMS. • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors, including seeking and building board involvement with strategic direction for THMS. • Finalize organizational policies and procedures for the launch of THMS.

Building Capacity • Fundraise and develop other resources necessary to support THMS’s mission, including growing the operational budget of THMS in order to increase organizational sustainability. This includes increasing operating dollars for staff salaries. • Manage the finances responsibly by operating within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintaining a positive financial position. This also includes submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization. • Enhance Teen Health Mississippi’s image by being active and visible in the community and by establishing relationships with funders, political leaders, and community leaders. • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization. • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization.

Qualifications: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Respondents must hold • A Bachelor’s degree. • Experience in one or more leadership roles that demonstrate capacity for senior-level organizational, staff, and project management. • An advanced degree (MBA or Masters in Public Health) with at least 5 years of senior management experience preferred.

Respondents must demonstrate • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high- performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget. • Knowledge of teen sexual and reproductive health and sex education issues. • The ability to lead and work in collaboration with diverse groups of people with a positive, professional, and solution-oriented attitude. • Entrepreneurial traits including being mission- driven, action-oriented, adaptable, self-aware, and self-directed and having an innovative approach to business planning. • A passion for integrity and a positive attitude.

Organization Description: Mississippi First is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to champion transformative policy solutions ensuring educational excellence for every Mississippi child. Teen Health Mississippi (THMS) is the teen sexual and reproductive health arm of Mississippi First, which will spin-off into its own 501(c)3 non-profit in 2017. THMS works to ensure that all Mississippi teens have access to high-quality sex education and youth- friendly healthcare services.

Closing Date: 5/12/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Emily Feher,  Executive Director
Contact Location: 125 S. Congress St.
Suite 1510
Jackson   MS  39201
United States
Contact Location: 125 S. Congress St.
  Suite 1510
  Jackson   MS  39201
  United States
Contact Phone: 601-398-9008 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Please visit for the full RFP and expanded application instructions.

INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CONTRACTOR Provide an outline of your experience in a resume format, to include, at a minimum, the following: • List of non-profit leadership positions held, with description of responsibilities. • Number of years working in the non-profit field. • Overall background, directly related to experiences and past successes. • A detailed description of direct experience performing the following Executive Director functions: o Non-profit financial management and budget oversight, o Supervision of interns, volunteers, and staff, o Organizational visibility, o Communications with key partners, o Program management, o Nonprofit operations, and o Fundraising and resource development. • A minimum of three (3) references for which you have worked. Include the name of the relevant organization, name of contact person, and telephone number. At least one of these references must have directly supervised you.

Provide a proposed budget for your services as a Contractor, including all expected costs and the expected number of weekly hours devoted to the contract. (Note: We have allocated $17,500 for this part-time contract to achieve the deliverables outlined in the above scope of work. We do not have restrictions for your timeline or weekly hours as long as deliverables are achieved within 6 months of the start of the contract.)

PROPOSAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION Proposals will be received by Mississippi First on a rolling basis. Proposals must be submitted via email. Please use “RFP-Executive Director” as the subject line of the submission e-mail. Questions regarding this proposal can be submitted to Emily Feher by e-mail at

Additional Information: SERVICE PERIOD AND TERMS The initial contract will be for 6 months from the date of the award with an intention for the contract to transition into a full-time Executive Director position. The decision to hire the Contractor as a full-time Executive Director will be made by the THMS Board of Directors based on the performance of the Contractor during the contract term. The receipt of the contract does not guarantee the Contractor’s hire as Executive Director of THMS.

TRANSITION TO FULL-TIME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The decision to hire the Contractor as a full-time Executive Director will be made by the THMS Board of Directors based on the performance of the Contractor during the contract term. The receipt of the contract does not guarantee the Contractor’s hire as Executive Director of THMS. If performance is satisfactory, the Contractor will transition into full-time work with THMS once the necessary deliverables are achieved (e.g., sufficient funding and/or organizational restructuring to support a full-time Executive Director).

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