Executive Director

  • HomeSight
  • Aug 28, 2019
Full time Executive Finance Nonprofit-Social Services Real Estate

Job Description

The Executive Director of HomeSight is expected to have an unwavering commitment to promoting social and economic equity, resulting in enhanced economically and culturally diverse communities. This vision is achieved through the promotion and support of affordable homeownership, business development, and community advocacy. The leader in this role, will not only serve as community leader, internally, the Executive Director will be responsible for implementing operational policies and procedures. The Executive Director must have strong public communication skills, strong financial management skills, as well as dynamic people / leadership skills.

 

EXPECTATIONS OF THE ROLE

  • In partnership with the Board of Directors, set strategic direction for the organization.
  • Have an unwavering commitment to being a visible and accessible community and economic development leader
  • Effectively work with community to create mixed use community development projects. Responsible for overall operations, budget and personnel management, insuring financial integrity for the organization
  • Manage operational processes against strategic plans
  • Oversee performance on all initiatives
  • Creates and maintains positive team culture, resulting in high employee satisfaction and retention
  • Works to deepen the organization’s connection with community organizations
  • Supports and encourages a culture of continuous improvement
  • In conjunction with the Board of Directors, create fundraising strategies to ensure sustainability for HomeSight and community development partners

 

REQUIRED SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE

 

Vision and Strategy

  • Understand and have experience working with a Board of Directors to set vision and strategy

Leadership

  • Proven ability to ensure strong operational infrastructure including but not limited to establishing and maintaining sound policies, procedures and internal controls

Technical / Subject Matter Expertise

  • Proven experience working as a champion and leader in community development
  • Real estate development and first mortgage lending experience (origination, sales or servicing)
  • Experience in equitable transit-oriented development (mixed income and mixed use)
  • Working knowledge / familiarity with homeownership in the Seattle and Pacific Northwest region

Fund Development

  • Experience developing and nurturing relationships with funding entities – public and private
  • Has working relationships with local and national funders
  • Experience with capital campaigns

 People Management

  • Experience managing work teams
  • Proven experience supporting staff and staff-led initiatives
  • Empowerment of staff at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to be fair and transparent
  • Experience in performance management and a commitment to professional development

Relationships and Community Impact

  • Ability to focus on increasing broad resources for the community as a whole, rather than being focused specifically on internal sustainability
  • Proven community development leader
  • Experience building trust and nurturing relationships with POC-led organizations and communities of color

Commitment to Social and Racial Equity

  • Have a strong racial and social equity lens as well as a working understanding of power dynamics
  • Commitment to working to dismantle systemic racism
  • Values and demonstrates a commitment to addressing racial and social justice equity issues internally and externally

Other Skills, Attributes and Qualities

  • Innovative and entrepreneurial
  • Servant leader
  • Demonstrated ability to persevere and act with determination on long range projects and initiatives
  • Positive frame of mind, common sense, patience and persistence
  • Ability to inspire others
  • Highly values integrity and ethics
  • Sense of humor
  • Value reciprocal accountability
  • Humility in being an active listener
  • Passion and sophistication

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

10+ years of demonstrated progressively responsible experience in professional positions relating to nonprofit management – including but not limited to:

  1. Fiscal management
  2. People management
  3. Fundraising
  4. Program design and implementation

5+ years of experience working as a champion for community / economic development, homeownership and mortgage lending preferred.