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Job Posting for DeNeuville Learning Center

Job Title:       Executive Director

Reports to:   Board of Directors

Purpose:       DeNeuville Learning Center (DeNeuville) is seeking a creative, energetic, hands-on Executive Director. DeNeuville’s mission is to assist women of all backgrounds and cultures in learning the skills needed to make positive choices for themselves and their families.  Women come to DeNeuville from over 20 different countries as well as the City of Memphis and Shelby County. The services offered at DeNeuville are part of a comprehensive, holistic approach that focuses on educational, social, emotional, spiritual and economic needs of the women served.


The Executive Director is responsible for providing direction to and leadership in the achievement of DeNeuville’s vision, mission, strategic goals and objectives. 

Key Accountabilities/Desired Outcomes

Responsibilities of this position include:


  • Oriented to serve others over self.  Values the servant leadership model of guiding organizations and people.
  • Willing to personally embody mission and vision of DeNeuville.
  • Focused on the growth and well-being of students, staff, volunteers and all others who support DeNeuville.
  • Develops and directs implementation of policies and procedures for staff and DeNeuville supported programs and activities as approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Negotiates and oversees maintenance of all DeNeuville’s contracts, grants, sponsorships, collaborations, and lease and purchase agreements.
  • ·         Responsible for managing physical asset – building, land, equipment, etc.


  • Takes a leadership role in the planning and implementation of DeNeuville’s fundraising efforts such as grant applications, corporate sponsorships and ongoing donor solicitation.
  • ·         Establishes partnerships and collaborative relationships with other organizations.


  • Maintains communication with the Board of Directors and keeps them informed of DeNeuville’s operations so that the Board has adequate information for carrying out its policymaking and governance responsibilities and is able to act in the best interest of DeNeuville. 
  • Assists the board in recruiting new members.
  • Provides orientation of DeNeuville’s services and board member responsibilities and expectations.
  • Oversees the implementation of the strategic/business plan and reports outcomes routinely to the Board of Directors.



  • Determines staffing needs based on DeNeuville’s goals and objectives.
  • Develops job performance and compensation plans with board approval and within the limits of the budget. 
  • Responsible for the recruitment and retention of appropriate staff and volunteers (including training, supporting, evaluating and supervising staff).


  • In collaboration with the Board Finance Committee, prepares the budget for presentation to the full Board.
  • Works with financial representative to prepare the fiscal activity report for Board review.
  • Prepares and maintains a system for monitoring the budget and proper accounting of funds.
  • Ensures DeNeuville adheres to professional standards of budgeting, accounting, bookkeeping, reporting and fiscal discipline. 
  • ·         Provides the necessary information to assist with the annual audit of financial statements.


  • Provides oversight/direction in the promotion, marketing, design and delivery of DeNeuville’s programs and services benefitting the organization’s vision and mission.
  • Provides quarterly assessment of programs and makes recommendations to Board of Directors regarding continuation or modification of programs.


  • Acts as the chief spokesperson for DeNeuville.
  • Promotes good public relations by representing the organization and having positive relationships as its Executive Director in all dealings with other organizations, clients, volunteers, individuals, members, funders, and the general public including Board members and staff. 




  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree.


  • Minimum five to seven (5-7) years successful leadership experience in the non-profit or private sector required including knowledge of major gifts, annual giving, foundation/corporate solicitations, grant writing and communications desirable.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
  • Experience in the greater Memphis area preferred.
  • Experience in development, volunteer management, event management, communications, and supervising staff of ten or more preferred.


  • The ED will be thoroughly committed to DeNeuville’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Excellence in organizational management with the ability to develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Possess strong administrative abilities, effective written communication skills, understanding of development and financial management skills.
  • Be technically savvy with a proven track record of learning and using software as well as database and website management.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven and self-directed.

Additional Requirements:           


  • Personal transportation is required.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and show proof of liability insurance coverage as required by the laws of the State of Tennessee.
  • Travel to attend conferences and meetings, both locally and nationally, required.
  • ·         Some night and weekend work involved.


Compensation and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Application process:

All interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Jeni Stephens who is conducting DeNeuville’s Executive Director Search. Please send resume’stojeni@jlstephens.net by 5:00 p.m. on October 22, 2012No phone calls please. 

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Program Coordinator Position @ DeNeuville Learning Center

DeNeuville Learning Center

Job Description

Program Coordinator                     Position: FT

The Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating operational facets of the DeNeuville Learning Center’s (DLC) services to women and children to ensure that the mission of DLC is accomplished.

Responsible to: Executive Director


  • Registers  women for the services they request, confers with instructors, prepares      class schedules, update them as necessary throughout the year


  • Develops and facilitate training for instructors, staff and volunteers


  • Maintains databases


  • Develops  and implement classes for the community in general
  • Notes maintenance needs and communicates with Executive director
  • Prepares or assists in preparation of proposal for funding and/or funding continuation from outside sponsors, assist in meeting with individuals to seek  donations, and assist with program fundraising events
  • Confers with  staff, volunteers, students and others to provide problem solving      assistance, answers to questions relate to daily activities and refers to      appropriate person when unable to respond.
  • Coordinates activities of the program with inter-related activities and events, staff      and volunteers to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate policies, procedures and specifications.
  • Prepares   periodic reports on program activities, progress, status or other special  reports as requested by the Executive Director
  • Assist with  periodic program evaluations and recommends appropriate actions
  • Recruits program  participants and volunteers utilizing most appropriate promotional or   marketing methods, such as individual letters, brochures or presentations at meetings.
  • Develops and   writes communications and promotional literature for distribution such as      newsletters, brochures or flyers; coordinates process from writing through printing and distribution.
  • Develops and facilitates workshops, meetings or conferences; coordinates logistics,      scheduling and participant communications.
  • Interacts and maintains liaison with students, faculty, staff and outside/community      agencies in facilitating program objectives.
  • Works side by side with Executive Director

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of   Adult Education
  • Computer/software   skills
  • Skill in  organizing work of self and others.
  • Skill  in both verbal and written communication.


  • Interpersonal   skills and ability to work with people from different cultures and backgrounds effectively


This position requires a person with energy, creativity, a person dedicated to helping women develop the skills they need to lead a successful life and a person interested in promoting the growth and well-being of others and of the community and a person who is willing to embrace and model the values of DeNevuille Learning Center/House of the Good Shepherd of Memphis.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Send resume and a cover letter to deneuville@deneuvillecenter.org.

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