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New York Housing Conference

Executive Director

New York Housing Conference


Description
The New York Housing Conference seeks an experienced, results-oriented Executive Director, to lead the organization through its next period of growth. This Executive Director will work with the Co-chairs to ensure the Board of Directors fulfills its governance functions, while providing leadership and direction toward achieving the organization's mission and goals. The Executive Director will have a strong commitment to the mission, philosophy, and values of the NYHC and possess a passion for helping people to achieve a safe, affordable place to call home.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:

• Effectively work with the NYHC Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Young Leadership Council and other stakeholders to achieve, improve, and update policy positions at the national, state and local levels that support the development and preservation of affordable housing.
• Plan, organize and execute events that educate constituents, raise awareness and raise financial resources. Ensure the delivery of high quality education and advocacy services while managing for current and future growth. Ensure that the delivery and design of programs are effective, efficient, and at all times in keeping with the mission.
• Stay current regarding all relevant housing issues, at all levels of government, including regulations, budgets, and legislation.
• Strengthen internal and external communications and promote a positive work environment that supports consistency, efficiency and effectiveness. Successfully communicate information on a timely basis through a variety of outlets including social media.
• Oversee the financial status of the organization, including developing long- and short-range financial plans, monitoring the budget and ensuring sound financial controls are in place.
• Ensure that the flow of funds permits the organization to make continuous progress towards the achievement of its mission.
• Leverage contacts and resources to expand the donor and resource base.
• Develop and execute comprehensive marketing, branding and development strategies to ensure a consistent message about the organization and enhance revenue from donors.
• Facilitate collaboration with other stakeholders and government officials, in particular the National Housing Conference.
• Provide role modeling and mentoring to young leaders developing skills in the affordable housing sector.
• Advocate on behalf of the organization and its constituents and for policy positions that promote the mission.

Qualifications:

• The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a BA; an MBA, MPA, or related advanced degree is preferred.
• The candidate must possess and project the utmost integrity and highest standards of professional conduct.
• This person must be an individual qualified by accomplishment and experience, and have knowledge of the nonprofit sector combined with the affordable housing industry.
• This person should be forward thinking, be solutions-focused and have a strong work ethic.
• This person should have strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills, including being an effective listener, group facilitator and skillful public speaker.
• The candidate should be experienced in strategic planning and execution, formulating policy, and advocacy work.
• The candidate must be visible, accessible and have demonstrated expertise in raising funds.
• The candidate should be empathetic, compassionate and must feel comfortable in addressing issues of social justice.
• The candidate should be available to travel on occasion.

How TO APPLY:
Applicants should submit a cover letter expressing interest in the position, a resume that is consistent with the qualifications outlined above, and the names and contact information for three individuals who are available to provide a reference for the applicant. Please provide these documents in writing to the Board of Directors of the New York Housing Conference, to the attention of Judy Calogero, 18 Division Street, Room 304, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

For more information, contact Judy Calogero at (518) 691-0537 or judy.calogero@theNYHC.org.

About Organization:
New York Housing Conference, Inc. (NYHC) is a broad-based coalition of nonprofit and private developers, owners, managers, professionals, and funders of affordable housing whose goal is decent affordable housing for all New Yorkers. The Conference advocates for their housing needs through affordable housing legislation with adequate funding and feasible regulations. The organization also promotes increased public awareness of the need for and benefit of affordable housing in New York.


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