Desired Skills and Experience
Extensive knowledge about, and experience working within the nonprofit community development field.
At least 10 years of progressive, senior-level nonprofit staff management experience.
Successful experience in developing and cultivating relationships with public officials, neighborhood institutions, and other political and community stakeholders.
Demonstrated knowledge of affordable housing development and preservation; technical experience, such as evaluation of potential projects, negotiation, and financing is a plus.
Significant direct community organizing experience, including active constituent member development and meaningful constituent engagement within an organization.
Proven track record of successful fund development, including individual donor campaigns.
Experience taking an organization to its next level, developing new initiatives, and successfully managing change.
Demonstrated success in developing collaboratively designed and implemented strategic plans.
Experience with, and sensitivity to working with diverse communities and cultures.
Experience working within a participatory, collaborative management model.
Successful experience working with an active board of directors and in building a collaborative relationship between and among boards, staff, and community residents.
Demonstrated competence in nonprofit financial management.
Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building, and oral and written communication skills.
Previous experience as an Executive Director preferred.
Masters Degree in a related field preferred.
Leadership Style and Personal Attributes
Demonstrated ability to be a strategic, forward-thinking leader who is entrepreneurial and takes initiative.
Visionary, creative and innovative.
Ability to develop and cultivate solid relationships and effectively advocate for the CDCs goals with community elected officials and other community leaders and stakeholders.
A deeply-held commitment to the power of community organizing to effect positive neighborhood change and to resident/member engagement in the work of an organization.
Well-organized, solid follow-through and implementation abilities, able to prioritize and balance conflicting demands.
Facilitative leadership style that both encourages meaningful participation and ensures accountability.
An ability to be self-reflective, patient, and open to listening and learning, while demonstrating a healthy level of self-confidence.