Director of External Programs

we're hiringThe Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) seeks a full-time Director of External Programs in the Twin Cities Metro area.

Organization Summary

MOFAS was founded in 1998, with a clear vision: a world where women do not drink alcohol during pregnancy and individuals living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are identified, recognized and valued.

Since its inception, MOFAS has been a hub of hope for individuals and families affected by an FASD. MOFAS is the statewide organization serving as the leading voice and resource on FASD in Minnesota and on a national level, standing up for the rights of the FASD community, providing education and training so that FASD is better understood, and creating awareness so all women know that there is no safe level of alcohol use during pregnancy.
Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Health and/or Disease Related
Category: Program Management Closing Date: Oct 31, 2018
Job Type: Full-Time Salary: DOQ

Primary Duties

MOFAS is looking for a dynamic, engaging person who can lead and work through change. As MOFAS celebrates its 20th anniversary, new opportunities are emerging. We need someone who is able to rise to challenges whether known or unknown. We need someone who is adept at managing and inspiring their staff to work to their highest potential. We need someone who can create, nurture, and sustain relationships with everyone from the local media, to donors, to Board members, to other statewide nonprofits in Minnesota and nationally. We need someone who can “wear many hats” at the organization and is comfortable with the uncomfortable. We need someone who is driven by their own desire to achieve excellence in all areas.

Some of the work includes the areas of:

  • Donors/Fundraising
  • Project, Staff, and Budget Management
  • Communication
  • Volunteer Committees


  • Must have leadership experience in a local nonprofit, college/university, or government
  • Must have supervisory experience of managing 3-5 people directly
  • Be a creative problem-solver
  • Have high personal expectations
  • Warm, out-going, and genuine
  • Passionate and enthusiastic

Additional Information

This is a new position and reports directly to the Executive Director. This position requires some nights and weekends, and some in-state travel. MOFAS offers a family-friendly, work/life balance office environment, and a complete benefits package that includes: generous vacation and sick time off, medical & dental insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, dependent care and health FSA, and an IRA. MOFAS is an equal opportunity employer and highly values a diverse work environment.

How to Apply

Please email your resume, a few paragraphs about why you want to join us in this position, and what you would bring to MOFAS, to Jennifer Stieve at You can also mail this information to MOFAS, attn: Jennifer Stieve, 2233 University Avenue West Suite 395, Saint Paul, MN 55114.

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Toll-Free: 1-866-90-MOFAS (66327)  •  Primary Phone: 651-917-2370  •  2233 University Avenue West, Suite 395, St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
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