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The Housing Partnership, Inc.

Executive Director

The Housing Partnership, Inc. (THP) is a community based 501©3 non-profit organization based in St Louis, Missouri. THP’s mission is to create healthy living environments, neighborhoods and financially stable households. THP’s vision is to provide outstanding services to its clients and the communities it serves and be a lead organization in the formation of a strengthened community development system in the St. Louis region.

The Executive Director is responsible for the administration and operating functions of The Housing Partnership, Inc. (THP). The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Director’s chairperson and serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors and its committees. The Executive Director prepares information and reports, or oversees preparation of same, for the Board. The Executive Director shall attend all Board meetings, and other meetings as requested by the Board, and shall serve in an advisory, non-voting capacity. The Executive Director shall be responsible for all hiring, discharging, directing and supervising of all employees for THP. THP employees report directly to the Executive Director.

In general, the Executive Director provides leadership for staff and executes the mission and vision of the organization. This is a full-time exempt position which can include occasional evening and weekend hours on the job. Executive Director coordinates all organizational activities and ensures that the organization meets all funder requirements as stipulated in funding agreements and contracts. Executive Director works to maintain and enhance programming for new and continued programs and projects and is directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of THP. The position requires a high level of professionalism and accountability to the clients served various business partners (public and private sector), program volunteers, grantors, donors, board members and staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership related to THP programming and administrative functions, including but not limited to: establishment of annual goals and objectives (in coordination with the Board of Directors) and the development of required task forces and committees.
  • Guide the board committees, staff, interns, and volunteers to enable them to fulfill their role in achieving THP’s objectives.
  • Engage members of the board of directors in the work of THP and manage relationships with individual board members and other key volunteers.
  • Provide necessary liaison and staff support to committee chairs and committees to enable them to properly perform their functions. Ensure that committee decisions and recommendations are submitted to the Board of Directors for review and formal consideration.
  • Develop new programmatic endeavors to accomplish the mission of THP and evaluate improvements needed to existing programs
  • Manage programs and projects include the Healthy Home Repair Program, the Volunteer Program, the Homebuyer Services, and the Real Estate Development.
  • Identify funding sources; research and prepare grant and foundation proposals to finance overall organization’s operations and programming needs. Continue to explore and develop fee-generating lines of business.
  • Manage and maintain financial records in accordance with annual budget as approved by THP Board of Directors. Oversee office procedures, record keeping, methods of communications, financial records that lead to efficiency of operations.
  • Develop, recommend and upon approval, operate within an annual budget. Ensure that all funds, physical assets, and other property of the organization are appropriately safeguarded and administered.
  • Ensures that quality control measures are followed and that customer satisfaction is a priority in all programs.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing and outreach plan for recruiting customers and partners for the programs and projects.
  • Ensure proper procedures and internal controls are in place to maintain the security of all systems and confidentiality of all records.
  • Maintain, develop and expand relationships with other non-profit partners and intermediaries, government agencies, the private sector, and other neighborhood based associations and business associations.
  • Develop and participate in collaborative activities to impact the quality and quantity of program services provided to THP clients and communities being served.
  • Serve as chief and primary spokesperson and representative for THP at events and in interactions with other organizations and institutions.
  • Coordinate and expand the involvement of THP in advocacy and public education to secure improved policies, administrative practices, legislation, resources and public image that impacts nonprofit housing and community development organizations and the work being performed.
  • Create or take advantage of opportunities for media coverage to better educate the public about the work of nonprofit housing and community development organizations, the importance of, and need for affordable housing, homebuyer counseling, healthy home repair, etc. Maintain and enhance relationships with various outside entities to promote the interest of THP.
  • Plan and conduct annual community meeting to update the community on neighborhood plan and execution efforts of THP and solicit direct input from community residents and stakeholders on the needs of the community.
  • Meets or exceeds annual performance goals.
  • Perform all other duties deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.

Personal Qualities:

  • Highly motivated self-starter with strong project management, negotiation, facilitation and changemanagement skills.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and resourceful.
  • Ability to interact and articulate effectively and confidently with individuals at all social and economic levels that access services, other members of the community and business partners.
  • Ability to work independently as a productive team member.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptive and positive in a constantly changing environment.
  • Detail oriented with the willingness to learn new skills and techniques to promote efficiency and successful customer outcomes.
  • Ability to sense when people are overwhelmed and to break obstacles down into manageable steps.
  • Analytic and negotiation skills to assess THP’s situation and develop solutions leading to favorable outcomes.

Experience and Qualification Requirements:

  • Senior management or executive leadership experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Non-Profit Business Management or Business Administration, Community Development, Marketing, Public Relations, Human Service Agency Management, or health-related field; or experience commensurate with job duties required. Master's degree in above listed fields or a related field preferred.
  • More than five years of relevant work experience in housing, real estate development, community development, nonprofit or trade association management, or related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in both individual and group settings.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills with the ability to adjust style and pace to audience needs.
  • Knowledge of Windows Operating System and Microsoft Office programs.
  • Familiarity with the general underwriting guidelines for affordable lending products, the loan process and the home buying process in general.
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in corporate, foundation, and governmental fundraising as well as business income generation.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals, organizations, government agencies, etc.
  • Knowledge of legislative and administrative processes used in local, state and federal government which may impact THP programming and general goals.
  • Willingness to work evenings and maintain a flexible work schedule.

Reporting Requirements:

  • Information required for quarterly grant reports.
  • Monthly/quarterly/annual reports or billings as required by management and various partners
  • Monthly reports on annual program goals
  • Other reports as necessary

Supervises: Entire Staff Supervisor: THP Board Chairperson

Salary and Benefits:

  • Full-time position requiring flexibility to include evening and weekend hours. Salary commensurate with experience and within THP’s annual budget.
  • Benefits for full-time position as determined in current The Housing Partnership, Inc. Employee Handbook.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Application Information:

Please submit resume with 3 references to:

ATTN: Executive Director

The Housing Partnership, Inc.

P.0. Box 16356

St Louis, Missouri 63125

Or

Via e-mail to: Reginald@thehousingpartnershipstl.org

This position requires a valid driver’s license with a dependable vehicle and current auto insurance.

The Housing Partnership, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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