Executive Director

Website Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness

VCEH Mission:  The VCEH supports the work of local Continuum of Care (CoCs); connects them to a broader network of stakeholders; administers federal funds; and advocates for funding and policy changes so that people living in Vermont have a safe, stable, affordable home and if homelessness occurs it is a brief and rare occurrence during which everyone is treated with dignity and respect

Reports to: VCEH Board

Supervises:  CoC Support Specialist

 

The organization is seeking an Executive Director who can lead the transition to a non-profit and find sources of income or (other pathways such as mergers) to ensure the organizations long-term viability.  Specifically, the Executive Director’ responsibilities include:

Change Management

•           Design and implement a transition plan to move VCEH from its current structure to a non-profit (as is outlined in the attached White Paper)

•           Recruits a broad-based board of directors

•           Develop an aspirational budget and analyze budget gaps

•           Clarify the role of the CoC board relative to the newly formed broad base board

•           Develop a roadmap to transition to the new structure

Outreach and Coalition-building, Community Education and Public Relations

•           Represents the VCEH before public groups, partners and individuals involved with the organization in any capacity

•           Works with Coalition members and allied partners to develop and achieve common goals

•           Support development of reports and materials … like PIT report, …

Other CoC specific activities:

•           Evaluate performance of homeless system of care

•           Monitor and improve the quality of CoC projects

•           Understand CoC requirements, streamline administrative functions of CoC to support maximum impact

•           Coordinate and/or provide training and technical assistance to local CoCs, the VCEH board and individual projects on best practices

•           Working closely with the collaborative applicant, board members and HMIS lead agency to ensure that all CoC requirements and goals are achieved.  Activities may include:

 

Organizational Development

•           Identifies potential future sources of income for the organization

•           Builds the organizational infrastructure to sustain the coalition into the future

General Administration

•           Oversees all aspects of VCEH administration, including finance, hiring, and personnel.

 

Qualifications include

•           Bachelor’s degree, higher degree a plus

•           At least five years’ experience in the fields of affordable housing, community development, and/or homelessness and nonprofit management

•           Track record of successful organizational leadership

•           Experience in change management, organizational development and/or launching start-up ventures

•           Well-developed written and verbal communication skills

•           Experience in fundraising and grant-writing

•           Possess strong organizational skills; ability to plan and organize a varied workload; quickly identify priorities; operate under stress, work independently when needed.

•           Demonstrate skillset in meeting and training facilitation, strategic planning, and public speaking.

•           Strong ability to work independently to identify barriers on the way to completing a task and creatively problem solve.

The full-time position will be an employee of Capstone, which is the fiscal agent of VCEH, and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.  Capstone Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged. Qualifications for positions within Capstone Community Action are determined by the duties and responsibilities of the position itself.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Renee Weeks at rweeks@uppervalleyhaven.org

To apply for this job email your details to rweeks@uppervalleyhaven.org