Well Being Development (WBD) is an innovative nonprofit organization in the Ely, MN area. Our mission is to
promote mental health and well-being in the northeast Iron Range by inspiring, cultivating and delivering
collaborative, community-driven services, supports and educational initiatives. Our vision – for all people to achieve
their potential and to be respected as friends, family members and neighbors. This is an exciting opportunity for an
individual seeking an innovative and rewarding career in the Ely area.
The Executive Director is the key management leader in supporting the mission of WBD and is responsible for
providing support to programs and overseeing the administration and strategic plan of the organization. Other key
duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. Potential for additional community opportunities
(mission match) may exist, if driven by the right entrepreneurial candidate. The position reports directly to the Board
of Directors.
General Responsibilities
Board Governance and Strategy: Works with the WBD Board of Directors to fulfill the organization’s vision.
• Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all
information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
• Supports the strategic planning process to ensure that WBD continues to reach toward its vision as defined
by the Board of Directors.
Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
• Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support WBD’s mission.
• Responsible for the fiscal integrity of WBD, to include working with the Board Finance Committee on
proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements.
• Responsible for fiscal management to ensure compliance with state and federal grant requirements.
Organization Mission and Community Collaboration: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is
fulfilled through programs and community outreach.
• Responsible for leading WBD in a manner that supports and guides the organization toward its mission as
defined by the Board of Directors.
• Responsible for implementation of WBD’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
• Responsible for the enhancement of WBD’s image by being active and visible in the community and by
working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the
organization are appropriate.
• Responsible for the hiring, training and retention of competent, qualified staff.
• Responsible effective administration of WBD operations.
• Provide support and leadership to WBD program leadership.
• Responsible for all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the
organization, working with board chair and treasurer per organization financial policies.
Actual Job Responsibilities
• Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors and the Board Committees, including overseeing
Board and Committee meetings.
• Managing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day
operation of the nonprofit.
• Supervise and collaborate with organization staff.
• Ensure appropriate data collection and data privacy to track client data and evaluate programming outcomes.
• Financial management including budget planning, payroll, reporting, grant management, and contract
• Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues, including grant writing.
• Work with external bookkeeper to oversee financial management including, expense reimbursements, bill
payment, revenue collection and income deposits
• Work with an external accountant to complete annual IRS 990.
• Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
• Establish and maintain relationships with local and regional organizations and utilize those relationships to
strategically enhance WBD’s Mission.
• Serve as WBD’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media, and the general public.
• Support strategic planning and implementation.
• Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
Desired Skills/Abilities
• Strong supervisory and leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the organization’s
mission and vision.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with wide variety of staff and community partners.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Knowledge of human services, behavioral healthcare, physical healthcare, social work, or a related field
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
• A belief that harm reduction and recovery is possible for any community member.
Education and Experience
• Experience with nonprofit operations such as grant management, fundraising, and strategic planning
• Experience with staff supervision and financial management
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Location and Physical Requirements
• Work will be located in Ely, MN at the WBD offices. Some travel is necessary for meetings and other
• Ability to work at a desk and computer for at least 80% of the time.
Compensation and Benefits
• The position requires at least 20 hours per week with a possible increase of hours dependent on candidate
preference and grant funding.
• The salary range is $23-25 per hour depending on qualifications
• Benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, paid professional development, and a flexible work schedule. A
stipend is provided for health insurance.
To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to Lisa Ledel via email to Info@elybhn.org, or mail to PO Box 714, Ely, MN 55731
by October 6, 2021

Well Being Development Executive Director Position Open Deadline to Apply October 6th, 2021
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