CAH Employment Opportunity
Position Title: Executive Director
The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of Citizens for Adequate Housing (CAH), and works closely with the agency’s staff to fulfill CAH’s vision, mission, programmatic and financial strategies, as articulated by the Board. Ensures CAH operates within all policy, reporting, and regulatory requirements.
Only electronically submitted applicants will be considered.
Citizens for Adequate Housing, Inc. ends homelessness one family at a time by providing a dignified, nurturing, and supportive environment that empowers each family to reach its social and economic potential.
Reports to the CAH Board of Directors
Benefits and compensation consistent with experience & the CAH budget.
The organization provides three components of services to the greater North Shore community:
- Emergency Shelter for seventeen (17) homeless families: The Inn Between programs, funded by DHCD, provide congregate shelter and scattered sites. The Inn Between also maintains a "community room" which is available for homeless families who are ineligible for shelter assistance from the state. A melding of program services, offering intensive case management, housing search and stabilization, ensure that families find permanent housing and return to independent living as soon as possible.
- Sober-Living Transition Housing for eight (8) homeless families: As one of only three transitional housing programs for homeless families funded by DPH, the Inn Transition permits homeless families to remain together when a parent is in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse. The facility includes one handicapped-accessible unit. Case managers and a Substance Abuse Educator offer intensive support, educational programs and referral services to help the families in their recovery and self-sufficiency.
- Affordable Rental Housing: Our Inn Homes program purchases, renovates and maintains affordable rental housing throughout the city of Peabody. Our units are available only to applicant households that meet specific income limit guidelines. This program is made possible, in part, by funding received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We presently own five multi-family properties providing a total of sixteen affordable rental apartments.
Approximately $2 million in annual revenue, with a $4M balance Sheet
REPRESENTATION of the DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Manages the CAH administration & professional staff services, and day-to-day operations, in accordance with the annual board-approved budget.
- Oversees the hiring and managing of all employees and support staff; Recruits, hires and dismisses CAH management and administrative personnel as required for effective functioning of the CAH administrative office.
- Understands and oversees all financial systems, including annual budget development.
- Ensures maintenance of sound financial practices, and provides the Board regular reports on the annual budget and overall finances, and on short- and long-term cash flow projections.
- In collaboration with the Executive-Finance committee, selects auditors and supports the annual audit process.
- Oversees bookkeeping and treasury functions to ensure timely general ledger entries.
- Maintains CAH’s official records and documents, and ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
- Recruits, selects, and oversees the use of any external consultants for daily services, including those providing fundraising, public relations, marketing/advertising, housing development/property maintenance and other supporting services.
- Evaluates and addresses the information technology needs of the agency to ensure effective performance.
- Oversees repair and maintenance of all CAH facilities.
- Coordinates, reviews, updates, as needed, all personnel policies and procedures.
B. Program Planning and Development.
- Stimulates the best thinking of management staff and the Board by devising long-term strategies for the development of CAH programming.
- In conjunction with the management staff and Board, develops, implements and monitors short- and long-term program and housing project plans.
- Acts as the real estate developer for CAH and/or supervises any housing development consultants retained by CAH.
- Evaluates programs, in collaboration with the management staff and Board, on an annual basis, and makes recommendations for appropriate changes.
C. Marketing and Communications.
- Oversees creation and execution of CAH marketing activities, focusing on the types of media, marketing materials and messages most likely to raise CAH’s profile.
- Develops and maintains an open dialogue among CAH stakeholders, including volunteers, annual donors, institutional funders, the business and professional community, real estate professionals, other affordable housing advocates.
- Attends meetings, conferences and workshops at the state and local level related to the CAH mission and represents CAH on housing committees, task forces and panels.
- Participates in advocacy activities for public policies relating to housing and homelessness at the local and state levels.
D. Fund Development.
- Oversees creation and implementation of the CAH annual fund development plan.
- Actively cultivates relationships with individual donors, corporate funders, and foundations.
- Hires and oversees the Director of Development, ensuring an active fundraising program and appropriate staff support for Board fundraising initiatives.
- As appropriate, works with the Director of Development and Board members to identify potential individual and institutional funding sources; cultivate and solicit selected individual donor prospects; and ensure submission of grant proposals to institutional and public funders.
- Maintains funding of state and federal contracts, annual reporting requirements for all income sources and acts as the liaison to state agencies.
E. Board Relationships and Governance Process.
- Meets regularly and works closely with the CAH President to review appropriate matters relating to CAH activities and to identify issues requiring Board attention.
- Consults with the Board President and Executive-Finance Committee members to prepare the annual Board agenda and regular Board meeting agendas, as well as financial reports for Board review.
- Prepares and circulates—in advance of Board and committee meetings—explanatory and supporting documents relating to matters to be considered by members.
- Communicates routinely with Board members regarding operational, financial and program issues and activities.
- Collaborates with the Board and its Nominating Committee to identify, cultivate, and recruit new Board members and other volunteers.
- Works with the Nominating Committee to identify and secure future Board leadership.
- Works closely with the Board and its committees to develop and ensure that CAH’s strategic goals and performance objectives are being met.
- Masters Degree in Non-Profit Management or Business Administration or related field and a minimum of 3 years’ leadership, management and development experience, or a Bachelors Degree in a related field and 5 or more years’ experience
- Demonstrated effectiveness (spoken, written, & interpersonal skills) in advocating for those with housing and related needs
- Experience in managing a Development Program
- A minimum of 3 years experience in:
- a team leadership role of professional staff, managing their delivery of services to clients;
- working successfully with state & federal funding mechanisms;
- preparing, managing to, and reporting on an operating budget of
$ 3M – 5M
- Experience in working with a volunteer Board of Directors
- Demonstrated success in managing multiple diverse concurrent projects, processes, and priorities
- Proficiency in MS Office
- Satisfactory completion of a CORI Review
How to Apply:
Interested parties can apply for consideration by sending:
- Email cover letter explaining your experience in relation to CAH qualifications
Only electronically submitted applicants will be considered.