Executive Director, SELF

Posted by Urban Affairs Coalition on January 23, 2017

Division / Program:

Position Details
Opening Date: Tue, 01/17/2017

Position Summary:
The ED must have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience, and be in philosophical alignment with the SELF/UAC mission to address and reduce the experience of homelessness. The ED will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.
Reports To: The ED will report to the Advisory Board.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Leadership & Management: • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence in compliance with funder requirements and UAC performance standards, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, communications, and information systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals; • Provide information on program activities and services to UAC, the SELF/UAC Advisory Board, funders and partner organizations; • Develop and implement policies and procedures to support the efficient and effective operation of programs and administration; • Maintain and support a strong Advisory Board, and work with SELF/UAC’s senior management team to support the mission of SELF/UAC; • Ensure effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to board, funders and other constituents. Communications & Fundraising: • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand; • Use external presence and relationships to garner new funding opportunities.

Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS: • A Bachelor’s degree required, a Master’s degree preferred; • Must have at least 10 years of senior management experience that includes human services program management, budget development and compliance, coordination with administrative functions including human resources, financial management/planning, and program evaluation; • A track record of effectively leading a performance-and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have improved operating and administrative effectiveness and efficiency; • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives; • Experience in reviewing contracts and developing/managing a budget; • Past success working with a Board of Directors and/or Advisory Board with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships; • Strong written and verbal communications skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills; • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people; • Proficient in Microsoft Office products; • Must be mission-driven; possess a positive attitude, self-directed, and passionate; • Ability to create, recommend and advocate for innovations, enhancements and efficiencies in program administration, policy or program operation(s); • Ability to network, develop, and collaborate successful working relationships with public and private sectors, human services providers/organizations, and public funding agencies. Experience in the following areas is a plus, but not required: • Homelessness/special needs housing program executive leadership, administration or operations; • Affordable housing, and/or local, state and federal homeless/special needs housing funding streams


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