Executive Director

    Nevada Housing Coalition
    Published
    October 27, 2019
    Location
    Nevada

    Description

    PLEASE NOTE: ALL APPLICANTS MUST RESIDE IN NEVADA OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE TO NEVADA UPON HIRE. THANK YOU.

    The Organization

    With over 30 member organizations represented, the newly formed Nevada Housing Coalition (NHC) brings together housing developers, policy makers, service provides, advocates and others to collaboratively address the shortfall of affordable housing for workers, families, seniors and other vulnerable populations across the state.  The Coalition was founded in late 2018 and is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors. 

    NHC was highly effective in the 2019 Nevada legislative session in promoting a new state tax credit program to supplement the Federal low-income housing tax credit; in increasing the tools available to local jurisdictions and developers to support and invest in affordable housing development; and in supporting homeless awareness/prevention legislation and funding supportive housing.  It is a member of the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, with the goal of becoming a formal State Partner in the coming year. 

    See https://www.nvhousingcoalition.org for more information about the Coalition.

    NHC is currently operated by the volunteer Board of Directors with administrative support from a third-party management agent.  In 2020, NHC is seeking to build its organizational capacity by hiring on a part-time Executive Director to oversee the organization.  The Executive Director job responsibilities are described below.  Depending on its success in building its membership base and achieving fundraising targets in 2020, NHC intends for the Executive Director position to become full-time the following year.

    Executive Director Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will accomplish the alignment of the Nevada Housing Coalition's operations with the state's need for quality, accessible, and affordable housing. The Executive Director's primary roles will be providing strategic guidance to the Board, ensuring the financial stability of the organization by leveraging member dues and donations, and maintaining a cooperative yet strong influence on housing issues in the state. In addition, the Executive Director will direct the third-party management agent in support of the organization's operational and programmatic needs.

    Job Summary

    The Executive Director will be responsible for general oversight of all Nevada Housing Coalition (NHC) programs and functions, for managing and supporting the implementation of NHC's legislative agenda and for providing the Board of Directors with necessary information for effective organizational management. The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and will provide staff support to the Housing Coalition's Board Committees and provide necessary information for their successful function.

    Goals

    • Establish the Housing Coalition as a significant resource for affordable housing information, research, best practices, news and resources;
    • Establish and maintain the Housing Coalition's position as the lead advocacy voice on affordable housing issues in Nevada;
    • Educate, engage and mobilize Nevada citizens and organizations in support of positive policy making to increase affordable housing and asset development of low to moderate income people in our state;
    • Build and diversify the financial resources to support effective programmatic and operational needs;
    • Build relationships and statewide/local alliances with community leaders from corporations, foundations, the government, and stakeholders; and
    • Refine and implement a strategic plan to address federal, state and local policy and program demands.

    General Management

    • Ensure organizational and programmatic success through effective management;
    • Provide staff support to the Board of Directors and Committee meetings;
    • Provide oversight of all administrative needs of NHC;
    • Supervise the successful implementation of an annual statewide housing conference;
    • Manage contractual agreements between NHC and vendors and partner agencies;
    • Assist in the development of annual budget with Executive Committee and Board of Directors;
    • Develop and implement strategic fundraising plan;
    • Monitor collection of membership and other financial support for NHC;
    • Provide oversight of the third-party management agent regarding recordkeeping and bookkeeping;
    • Coordinate and prepare bi-monthly and annual reports that meet the data needs of the NHC Board and funders;
    • Provide staff leadership on NHC legislative policy;
    • Establish an effective communications program to meet organizational development and programmatic goals; and
    • Assist in recruitment and development of an inclusive and effective Board of Directors to lead NHC.

    Community Involvement

    • Market NHC to existing and potential stakeholders to recruit new members;
    • Build legislative and policy support and maintain an inclusive understanding of local, regional, and statewide housing issues;
    • Recruit new members for NHC;
    • Provide support to local organizations and community efforts to improve affordable housing resources and policy in their communities; and
    • Represent the organization's view to the press, the members and the general public.

    The Ideal Candidate

    The ideal candidate will be a proven leader who will build on the strong foundation established by NHC. S/he will have a deep commitment to social and racial justice and will have a track record of building strong connections in a community. S/he will have extraordinary vision and be able to realize that vision through rich interaction and collaboration with the NHC Board and staff, funders and donors, community partners, and other state, regional, and national organizations. S/he must have a value set that is consistent with a culture based on diversity, respect, collaboration, high ethical standards, and a passion to make a difference.

    The ideal candidate must also be willing to do this work on a part-time basis as a 1099 contract employee. The estimated time commitment in the first year is 20 hours per week.

    The Executive Director must be able to communicate effectively internally and externally, both orally and in writing, and to represent NHC publicly. S/he will have strong strategic planning and project management skills, as well as significant experience with non-profit fundraising, budgeting, and financial management.

    The Executive Director must have a:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or other relevant education, and 5 or more years of increasing responsibility in public policy, public service, affordable housing, or community development, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
    • Commitment to community-led social justice work and sustaining an egalitarian organization that is respectful of every person's contribution;
    • Significant successful experience in leadership, management, and Board development, preferably in the non-profit sector;
    • Capacity and demonstrated ability to serve as the public face of an organization and to raise money from a variety of sources in the non-profit sector;
    • Excellent financial management skills, including capacity and demonstrated ability to manage budgets of a similar size and to provide accurate financial reporting;
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing networks and productive working relationships with diverse constituencies; and
    • Willingness to travel throughout Nevada.

    NHC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to their membership in a protected class.

    Compensation Package

    This is a part time, exempt position. The salary range is $35,568 – $45,500 per year. Salary is commensurate with experience and leadership at other similarly situated non-profit organizations.

    To Apply

    Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter by close of business on Nov. 22, 2019. Please apply by clicking HERE.

    Cover letters and resumes should specifically address the following topics:

    • Your commitment to community-led social justice work generally, and housing, particularly;
    • Your experience with and skills in leadership, management, and Board development;
    • Your experience with and skills in communications and fundraising;
    • Your experience with and skills in financial management; and
    • Your experience with and skills in developing productive working relationships with diverse constituencies.

    All applications will be kept strictly confidential until finalists are identified.

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