Chief Executive Officer, Project HOME

Posted by Project HOME on January 16, 2024

Organizational Highlights

Founded in: 1989
Revenue: $45M
Board of Directors: 25
Staff: Over 470 full-time and part-time staff

Headquarters: Philadelphia, PA

The Position

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will lead a multi-faceted organization that includes a complex nonprofit organization, 13 managed entities, and $275 million in assets. The CEO will represent Project HOME developing and maintaining authentic and effective relationships with individual donors, institutional funders, elected officials, and community stakeholders. The CEO will be responsible for ensuring the organization’s fiscal health, upholding its values, and enhancing its stellar reputation. Essential responsibilities include:


  • Inspire, motivate, and lead a team of diverse, talented, and dedicated staff to advance the organization’s mission and realize its strategic goals;
  • Ensure the organization’s commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are reflected in all programs and services, policies and procedures, and engagements with staff, clients, residents, and members of the community;
  • Partner with local leaders and advocate for Project HOME’s initiatives;
  • Support the Board of Trustees to understand public policy issues and other environmental factors that may impact the organization and those experiencing homelessness;
  • Maintain the organization’s fiscal integrity, ensuring internal financial controls and legal compliance.

Strategy & Vision

  • Oversee the successful implementation of the organization’s strategic plan, Being Home 2025, ensuring goals are met and where possible, exceeded;
  • Identify issues, craft strategies, and generate funding to implement solutions and lead teams to realize goals;
  • Envision and scale the organization with an enterprise mindset, ensuring adequate staff and infrastructure to address the growing crises of homelessness and addiction;
  • In partnership with local government, create housing strategies and develop new affordable housing models;
    Develop strategies and identify tactics for shifting the organization’s programs to a housing-first model.


  • Generate and cultivate relationships with existing and emerging donors;
  • Leading fundraising efforts including the establishment of Project HOME’s endowment to protect the organizations various assets;
  • Cultivate genuine personal relationships with donors that deepen individual connections to the agency and are exemplified by trust and respect;
  • Leverage individual gifts as a multiplier to secure foundation and government funding to supplement and complete projects;
  • Collaborate with local agencies and entities to develop community partnerships that create opportunities for individual, institutional, and government funding;
  • Foster effective relationships with politicians and elected officials that support projects, policies, and initiatives;
  • Ensure program impact and organizational integrity to perpetuate donors’ longstanding confidence that their gifts are being effectively stewarded.

Advocacy and Community Engagement

  • Serve as an effective communicator of Project HOME’s mission, the intersecting factors adversely impacting the communities it serves, and the efficacy of its unique approach to addressing the issues;
  • Advocate for low-income and unsheltered people through grassroots organizing and lobbying of elected officials;
  • Engage with homeless service and housing providers across the country to share effective models and innovations;
  • Develop relationships with housing advocates, policymakers, and developers across the country to create solutions and raise resources.

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