Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
    April 16, 2021


    The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH), a coalition of members and communities throughout the state that creates change through leadership, advocacy, and building the capacity of members and the field to respond to challenges, seeks nominations and applications for its next CEO.

    Founded in 1982 as a membership organization by staff and volunteers of homeless shelters in response to increasing homelessness, CCEH has grown into a multi-pronged operation that represents the voice of the homeless assistance frontline; advocates for resources, policies, and public support to end homelessness; offers training and support to help providers implement best practices; and leads statewide data collection and analysis to enhance efforts to end homelessness. The overarching mission is to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut.

    This is an exciting opportunity to lead an organization now representing more than 100 member organizations – including emergency shelter providers, housing providers, community and business leaders, and strategic partners – who share the goal of ending homelessness in Connecticut.

    Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will lead the organization in its mission to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut. Informed by members and frontline providers of homeless services in Connecticut as well as innovative peer organizations across the country, the CEO will ensure that CCEH implements and updates as needed its recently adopted strategic plan.

    The CEO will be an inclusive, adaptive leader with a breadth and depth of experience in human services and homelessness across a range of issues in the sector.

    The successful candidate will be an innovative, seasoned, and agile leader who possesses both the vision to inspire and the skills to lead an organization into the future. With a demonstrated commitment to CCEH’s mission to end homelessness, the new CEO will be a confident, transparent, collaborative, and accessible leader. Moreover, the CEO will demonstrate the ability to protect, secure, and expand funding, while operating with integrity and sound judgment.

    While no one person will embody all the qualities enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

    • Ten years’ experience in social and human services or relevant non-profit management experience highly desired, including supervising, evaluating, and inspiring staff, with a demonstrated commitment to economic and social justice.
    • Demonstrated leadership in a complex, dynamic organization including fiscal oversight and budget development experience, revenue development, and fundraising experience; the ability to lead complex organizations through periods of growth and change, requiring creative and innovative solutions to complex challenges.
    • Demonstrated success in convening and engaging a diverse group of stakeholders, furthering efforts to build inclusive dialogue that advances equity and honors a range of perspectives and viewpoints within the sector.
    • Proven track record in executing a strategic plan and moving it from concept to implementation.
    • An illustrated understanding of sound board governance gained from direct experience working with professional boards or through active board involvement.
    • Maturity and wisdom to engage and leverage a board’s diverse knowledge and expertise to hone the organization’s strategic direction.
    • Capacity to manage data systems and identify solutions that resolve pain points while promoting greater efficiency and transparency.
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with a high emotional IQ; Ability to understand, translate, and adapt content for a variety of audiences.
    • A management style that embodies respect, transparency, teamwork, and accountability.
    • Exceptional personal initiative and follow-through required to meet aggressive goals, including supporting and motivating staff and volunteers in attaining those goals and fulfilling commitments outlined by partners and funders through inclusive leadership.
    • A commitment to the professional development of staff at every level within the organization.
    • Unquestionable ethics, honesty, and integrity in professional, business, and personal dealings with a positive “can do” attitude.
    • Flexibility, humility, and a sense of humor with the ability to share credit and spotlight others’ contributions.
    • Ability to provide calm, approachable leadership and direction under all circumstances.
    • An optimistic outlook and the humor, integrity, patience, and perseverance necessary to advance efforts to ensure underserved populations have greater access to services.

    For the full position description and to apply, please visit:

    More information about the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness may be found at:

    This search is being led by Tamar Datan and Chris Cannon of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.

    Cultivating a diverse and inclusive team of board members, staff members, and partners is an essential component of CCEH’s work to advance equity. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.