The Uniondale Community Land Trust, Inc. (U-CLT; www.U-CLT.org) is a non-profit 501c3 organization established to create affordable housing opportunities in Uniondale using the community land trust (CLT) model. Founded in response to the foreclosure crisis, the organization is managed by an active Board of Directors comprised of community members, public and institutional stakeholders, and residential owners. We restore vacant single-family homes to support the goals of equitable development and community stabilization.
U-CLT is seeking a highly motivated, passionate, and experienced leader with a commitment to affordable housing development for the multifaceted role of Executive Director. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors to provide vision and leadership to the organization, and will be involved in all phases of program operations. This includes program and project management, real estate finance and development, budgeting, grant writing, and fundraising. Direct experience with a CLT is preferred but not required.
Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will:
Affordable Housing Development
- Lead and manage the acquisition, rehabilitation and construction of permanently affordable homes and vacant properties to build U-CLT’s portfolio
- Create and execute an ongoing acquisition and development plan for future projects.
- Work with U-CLT bookkeeper to prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports and an annual budget from multiple financing sources for Board approval
- Work with U-CLT bookkeeper to maintain complete records of all financial activities
- Monitor activities for budget compliance
- Assure compliance with fund restrictions for various grant sources
- Develop an annual operating budget in cooperation with the Finance Committee and manage cash-flow
Grants and Fundraising
- Establish and maintain relationships with foundations and major donors
- Research, write, and submit grant proposals from government, foundation, and private sources monitor grant compliance
- Work with staff and Board to initiate, develop, and implement fundraising strategies and coordinate fundraising events.
Relationship Management & Strategic Planning
- Represent U-CLT’s mission and values in interactions with public officials, partner organizations, the media, organization members, and the public at large
- Build relationships with a broad array of stakeholders and partners, including government officials, funders, civic organizations, and community members
- Work with the Board of Directors to review and update strategic direction and organizational governance strategies as needed
- Work with the Board of Directors to develop and update operation’s business and work plans
- Assist Board to identify and recruit candidates for directorships and committees
- Provide ongoing Board education related to housing and CLT issues
- Provide staff support to U-CLT committees, which provide recommendations to the Board
- Lead, maintain and mentor a small team of staff members and consultants
- Develop a long-term staffing plan and supervise, develop, recruit, hire, and train staff as the organization grows
Desired Skills and Competencies:
- Demonstrated track record in acquiring, financing, managing, closing, and delivering affordable housing development projects
- Experience working with diverse, multi-racial organizations and neighborhood-based groups
- Knowledge of the community land trust model, including the role of stewardship
- Experience in developing, overseeing, and managing organizational operating budgets
- Experience with the federal and state housing subsidy programs (e.g., HOME, NYS AHC, etc.)
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to communicate complex issues concisely in writing and in person
- At least three years of experience working for a not-for-profit housing development organization
- Management and supervision of in-house staff, contracted professionals and consulting services
- Promotion and public advocacy of organizational mission, message, and interests to funders, lenders, partners, members, and the general public.
Compensation: Salary for this full-time position is commensurate with experience.
Interested parties should submit both a resume and cover letter to jobs@u-CLT.org. Please familiarize yourself with U-CLT’s work prior to applying by reviewing our website at www.U-CLT.org.
U-CLT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women and non-binary people, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.