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Job Announcement: Executive Director, Circle Pines Center 

Please email resume and cover letter to:

The mission of Circle Pines is to teach peace, social justice, environmental stewardship and cooperation.  The Center aims to demonstrate cooperative alternatives for economic and social issues and to teach cooperation as a way of life.  

Every year, Circle Pines Center runs: a 7 week summer camp, a music festival, and 20+ small retreats.  

Social justice is core to Circle Pines Center’s values, therefore we encourage people with diverse backgrounds and historically marginalized identities to apply.   


The Executive Director will work with the board, staff and volunteers to develop, implement and evaluate in the following categories: 

Leadership and Governance – Provide leadership in developing program, organizational, and financial  plans with the Board, membership, and staff. Work with staff and members to plan and implement existing  center-run programming and to develop new center-run programming. 

Summer Camp Management – Manage a 7 week, 70 camper social justice oriented summer camp.

Event Management – Manage food service and event programming for 20+ events per year.

Fundraising – Grow existing membership, volunteer and donor base. Oversee the development,  implementation, and evaluation of fundraising activities. Seek, develop, and negotiate new contracts, grants,   and other funding with public and private sources. 

Financial Management – Work with staff, board treasurer, finance committee, and the board in preparing a  budget. Oversee, develop, and maintain sound financial practices and operations within the budget  guidelines. 

Maintenance and Development of Physical Facilities (Buildings and Land) – Develop and implement  environmentally and fiscally sustainable strategies for preserving and improving Circle Pines Center’s 294 acre  property. Ensure that all facilities, grounds and equipment are maintained at a high standard of safety and  quality. 

Human Resource Management – Recruit and manage all staff and volunteers in accordance with equal  opportunity employment and sound human resource practices. Work to develop a diverse, committed, and  highly-qualified team and membership. See that staff and volunteers are trained. 

Communications, Marketing and Public Relations – Produce regular publications, annual reports,  newsletters, appeal letters, social media postings, and other communication materials with the goal of raising  the visibility of Circle Pines Center.  

Legal/Regulatory – Maintain official records and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations  along with compliance of all contracts.  

Information Management – Oversee information and technology management systems. Ensure that  adequate databases are selected and implemented. Ensure staff and office volunteers have access to  technology and computers to effectively carry out their duties. 


Spouses and partners are invited to submit resumes to be considered for additional employment  opportunities at Circle Pines Center. 

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Salary and benefits based on skills and experience, but starts at $30,000 with on-site housing and food provided.

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