Executive Director

Roy J. Messing

  • Full Time
  • Missouri

Website Missouri Center for Employee Ownership

Building Awarness of the Employee Ownership Options

Job Description: Missouri Center for Employee Ownership Executive Director
The Missouri Center for Employee Ownership (MOCEO) (www.moceo.org) is a new nonprofit
that serves as the central hub for the resources related to the creation of employee-owned
businesses in Missouri and eastern Kansas. Its primary mission is to educate business owners and
their advisors (lawyers, bankers, accountants, wealth advisors) on the benefits of employee
ownership via Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), worker cooperatives, and Employee
Ownership Trusts (EOTs). MOCEO provides resources, case studies and articles, and a list of
service providers who can assist with employee ownership transitions. MOCEO serves the entire
state of Missouri, with a particular focus on outreach to rural and minority-owned businesses.
Our overarching goal is to increase the number of employee-owned businesses in Missouri. The
Employee Ownership Expansion Network (EOX), a nonprofit whose mission is to expand
employee ownership nationally, worked with a group of local volunteers to launch MOCEO in
November 2020. MOCEO is now seeking an Executive Director to move it to the next level.
Due to 2 large grants, the Executive Director position is currently funded through the end of
2023 and a significant portion of the Executive Director’s role will be fundraising to build on the
existing funding base.
Job Title: Executive Director
Reports to: MOCEO Board of Directors
Compensation Program: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, attractive benefits
program, anticipated salary and benefits at $75,000
Location: Must live in Missouri or eastern Kansas. No physical office has been established so
the ED will have the option to work at home or in a co-working office.
Travel: Approximately 40% of the time
Management and Fundraising
● Work closely with the Board of Directors, EOX, and other stakeholders to develop and
execute on MOCEO’s strategy
● Identify, hire and manage effective team members and contractors to support the strategy
● Participate in the creation of the budget and manage the budget with approval from the
board of directors
● Identify fundraising targets and lead efforts to raise funds, including but not limited to
corporate, individual, foundation, and municipal grants
● Manage grants, including tracking key metrics and completing grant reports in a timely
Partnership Development
● Establish effective relationships with partner organizations and track contacts in a CRM
● Cultivate relationships within the professional and service provider community
● Build on existing deep roots in business and community ecosystems in MO
● Cultivate relationships within government & education
● Organize stakeholder convenings
● Build and manage a Train the Trainer program with key organizations throughout the
state to help authentically get the word out about employee ownership
Marketing and Outreach
● Implement outreach to the business community
● Conduct marketing and PR efforts
● Develop and manage web and social media plans
● Create materials for advertising, conferences and displays
● Develop toolkits, templates and presentations to assist business leaders
● Participate in conferences and exhibitions
● 4-Year degree and/or equivalent experience
● 4+ years business or non-profit management experience
● Long time resident of Missouri or Eastern Kansas highly desired
● Demonstrated leadership success in starting or building organizations
● Fundraising/business development experience
● Grassroots organizing experience
● Budget responsibility and financial literacy
● Proven hands-on leadership experience
● Familiarity with MS Office Suite, Google Suite, basic social media
● Deep roots in Missouri business and economic development community a plus
● Marketing or public relations experience a plus
● Experience with employee-ownership concepts a plus
● Website development experience a plus
Personal Characteristics
● Commitment to social and economic equity
● Excellent written communication and public speaking skills
● Ability to move across contexts and articulate an understanding of structural
marginalization of communities (rural/urban, race/ethnicity)
● Knowledge of and openness to all forms of employee ownership (ESOPs, worker
cooperatives, employee ownership trusts, etc.)
● Hands-on, engaging leadership style
● Strategic thinker and builder
● Self-driven
● High level of confidence in decision making
● A service/mission mentality
● Ethical with high personal standard of conduct and accountability
● Commitment to continuous learning and personal mastery of new skills/knowledge
To Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume to sstorkan@eoxnetwork.org
Put “MOCEO Executive Director Application” in the subject line

To apply for this job email your details to rmessing@eoxnetwork.org