Company: Housing Resources of Western Colorado
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: June 7, 2021
The Executive Director position has overall responsibility for
leading and managing a housing portfolio valued at over
$13,000,000, with an operation of 36 employees and a $4,000,000
- The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and
leads the implementation of the agencys strategic plan, fundraising
and financial management strategies.
- The ED represents the agency at national and regional levels
and oversees housing development activities to ensure that the
philosophy, mission, and policies established by the Board of
Directors (BOD) are implemented in all daily operations, programs,
- In collaboration with the board of directors, the ED supports
the development and effective operation of the Board.
The new ED will need to be able to address these key
priorities in their first 18-24 months:
- "Learn" the Organization and Community:
- The new Executive Director will be expected to get to know the
organization, its six lines of business and their complexity and
compliance requirements, the variety, and inter-relationships of
funding streams, and build strong working relationships with the
board, staff and community in the early months of the job.
- Develop a New Organization Strategic Plan:
- Working with the Board of Directors and staff, the new
Executive Director will engage with stakeholders to understand
opportunities and community needs across the region and develop the
organizations next visionary strategic plan to continue and
strengthen service to the community, building organizational
capacity for best achievement of its mission.
- Strengthen the Leadership Team:
- Develop, strengthen, and support a strongly collaborative and
unified organizational leadership team by providing heart-centered
leadership and management support, assessing areas for training and
increased staff capacity, and mentoring and supporting strong
- It is expected that finance functions and possibly others will
need to be hired in the first 18 months.
- Increase Financial Transparency/Understanding for Strategic
- Strengthen internal reporting and Board understanding of grant
deliverables, performance metrics, financing mechanisms, and
- Develop financial management capacity of the organization and
- Develop excellent understanding of compliance requirements and
- Develop and Align Organizational Recourses to Execute a New
- Develop a coordinated and diversified fundraising strategy that
is internally consistent across program areas; build relationships
- Align the resources of the organization, both human and
financial, to strengthen the organization & budget to implement the
new strategic plan.
- Assess potential for each line of business, identify and secure
diversified funding streams to meet the organizations annual budget
and strengthen the operation to best achieve its mission.
Ideal Candidate Experience and Attributes:
- Ten (10) plus years of increasing responsibility and executive
leadership in the field of affordable housing development, real
estate development, finance, construction, and housing
- Extensive knowledge and experience in managing affordable
housing programs, experience with affordable housing property
management, housing development and resource development.
- Experience with housing counseling, mortgage programs, housing
rehab and weatherization programs, and housing development,
including but not limited to low-income housing tax credits,
conventional debt, single-family, and tax-exempt bond
- Experience with local and state housing programs, and
experience and knowledge of other affordable housing instruments
such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD, FHA, USDA, and state housing
finance agency finance.
- Experience managing programs with multiple funding streams and
an agency with multiple lines of business.
- Extensive knowledge of government contracting requirements,
compliance, and audits.
- Strong, demonstrated financial analysis expertise.
- Demonstrated experience with diversified fund development,
including grant writing, earned income social ventures, major
donors, in addition to housing financing.
- Significant experience in working successfully with a
non-profit Board of Directors.
- Values working with different personality types and fosters a
mutually supportive working environment.
- Experience in Western US rural and small city housing
environments a plus.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, financial
analysis, Web Research, Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher,
PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat.
- Bachelors degree in a field related to community development,
Masters degree preferred.
- Commensurate experience may substitute for a Bachelors or
- Valid drivers license, safe driving record, current vehicle
insurance and the ability to use a personal vehicle or have ready
access to other reliable transportation to make work-related travel
- Willingness to travel within the region and out of state.
- Must be able to pass criminal background check.
- $105,000 to $125,000 DOE.
- Benefits include $6,000 towards health care benefits, 6 weeks
of PTO, Ten Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Account, 403(b) Tax
Shelter Annuity, Tuition Reimbursement, and short-term disability
Housing Resources of Western Colorado is an Equal Employment
Opportunity (EEO) employer and values diversity and its role in
building a more inclusive culture and, ultimately, a more capable
organization. Housing Resources of Western Colorado embraces
diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed
to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds,
perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our
work will be.
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