NLIHC has officially launched its search to replace President and CEO Sheila Crowley, whose retirement was announced on September 22 (see Memo, 9/28). Crowley will retire in April 2016. The following job announcement was posted on October 15:
NLIHC is seeking candidates for the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO, reporting to the Board of Directors, will have an opportunity to lead and transition an established, well-respected national organization by passionately pursuing and implementing strategies that reframe priorities around extremely low income housing and economic justice issues. The CEO will masterfully leverage, expand and deepen connections and relationships across the nonprofit subsectors including health, education, and environmental issues that impact the poorest Americans.
The CEO will actively explore and seize mission-driven opportunities that impact the organization’s future, including its public policy agenda and fundraising goals. The CEO must be able to skillfully navigate strategic priorities for the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF), designed to build, preserve, rehabilitate, and operate rental homes for people with the lowest incomes. As the organization’s new CEO, it will be important to continue to position and present NLIHC as the “go to” national leader regarding the housing needs for those with the lowest incomes. As a thought-leader and articulate advocate, the CEO will drive a robust agenda that influences legislation and regulatory issues impacting the housing stability of low income people. The CEO will refine NLIHC’s strategic focus to broaden and maximize impact and ensure long-term sustainability. The CEO will advocate fervently for socially just housing policies that builds and strengthens relationships with key stakeholders, donors, members, partners, and constituents, including a committed board and highly competent and engaged staff.
The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 15 years of executive management experience of which at least 7 years should include experience successfully managing a nonprofit agency or significant large-scale national program. The successful candidate will also have extensive experience advocating for socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.
The ideal leader has the ability to inspire, develop and empower staff and build a dynamic senior leadership team. The CEO will forge a solid partnership with the board and effectively manage the organization’s affairs. The new leader will be a passionate and articulate advocate with demonstrated competencies to lead during an organizational transition, and has deep-rooted knowledge about housing, homelessness, and community and economic development. The CEO must have the ability to develop, communicate, and pursue a vision for the organization and have demonstrated competencies to build capacity. The CEO must be able to conceptualize and leverage programs to influence, expand, and build influential relationships with multiple constituents. The ideal leader must also have proven success in fundraising, exceptional interpersonal skills, and leadership presence. The CEO will have a solid financial management and oversight competencies, experience working with a Board of Directors and managing public relations, outstanding strategic and analytical abilities, and excellent written and oral communications skills.
For consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing samples. The cover letter must address the candidates’ experience and qualifications. Send materials to: email@example.com or mail or fax to: Nonprofit HR, Attn: NLIHC-CEO Search, 1400 I Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, Fax: 202.785.2064. Electronic submissions highly preferred. Application deadline is December 11, 2015. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Please visit www.nlihc.org for more information.