The President & CEO of Meda is a prominent and visible role in the Twin Cities region, statewide and nationally, contributing to the legacy of great work and continuing the innovation and growth at Meda.
The CEO is a thought leader who establishes the strategic vision and strategy for the organization, focused on making impact. This role will leverage the power of relationships and networks and work across private, public and corporate sectors with a broad array of meaningful stakeholders. The President & CEO uses business acumen and passion for the mission to generate resources and financial support for the organization, and ensures financial integrity.
This position is the principal resource to the Board of Directors and works with the Board to recruit and engage committed Board Directors. The President and CEO will drive innovation, while understanding the impact of change on people and systems. The CEO is responsible for leading a high-performing team, ensuring accountability, fostering collaboration, and ensuring a culture of trust and respect.
Meda is at a pivotal moment of defining its strategic direction and focus. We seek a leader primed to to take the organization to its next level. The President and CEO will lead the process of deep assessment of the excellent work Meda does today, evaluating what else Meda could do to achieve its mission, and determining where and how it will grow.
This position is open due to the departure of Gary Cunningham, CEO since 2014, as he moves on to a national position in Washington, D.C.
•Collaborates and maintains open communication with the Board of Directors, recruits Board members in support of Meda’s mission and vision and ensures Board member engagement.
•Envisions the future of Meda; provides leadership for strategic planning and ensures alignment of the strategy and direction with mission, vision values.
•Drives fundraising; fund development and revenue growth and oversees fiscal management. Cultivates excellent relationships with regional and national funding connections.
•Provides executive oversight of of the organization’s portfolio of products and services.
•Represents Meda as an ambassador and spokesperson, and builds strategic relationships that enable organization growth.
•Builds meaningful connections with Meda clients.
•Ensures strong results through the delivery of high-quality programs and services that anticipate the needs of internal and external stakeholders.
•Fosters a collaborative, inclusive environment for Meda staff, encouraging diverse opinions and encouraging innovation and creativity.
•Drives change while aligning structures, systems and processes linked to change.
•Creates a culture of trust and respect by empowering others and sharing authority.
•Assures organizational and Board diversity and inclusion.
•Provides direct leadership, coaching and development to the Executive Leadership Team.
The President & CEO oversees the staff and activities of all of the business functions of Meda.
A total of 30 committed professional staff work in the organization which has an operating budget of $7 million and a lending portfolio of $23 million.
The executive leadership team reporting directly to the President & CEO includes Vice President of Finance, Chief Development Officer, Chief of Strategic Initiatives, Chief of Operations, as well as an Executive Assistant.
Marcia Ballinger, PhD
Lars Leafblad, MBA