Posted on January 31, 2013
Fair Housing of Marin
Fair Housing of Marin - Executive Director
Are you a passionate advocate for fair housing practices? Do you feel everyone deserves equal housing opportunities? Can you articulate issues of housing discrimination and represent diverse communities?
Fair Housing of Marin's (FHOM) mission is “to support human rights in all aspects of our lives and welcome the richness that diversity brings to our children, our neighborhoods and us.”
Fair Housing of Marin seeks an experienced, articulate, and passionate Executive Director (ED) to champion fair housing practices and lead the organization into the future.
As demographics shift, equal housing opportunity is a critical issue facing North Bay communities. Fair Housing of Marin is a nonprofit agency working to assure equal housing opportunity for all people. We provide information, investigate housing and lending inequities, and offer support services to people who may have experienced housing discrimination. We also conduct education programs for property owners, youth, and the public. People learn to live together by living together.
As the public face of Fair Housing of Marin, the new ED will represent FHOM with the media and through networking and partnerships in the community. S/he will also serve as primary fundraiser.
The ED is responsible for day-to-day management of the organization, ensuring that assets, programs, personnel, and contractual relationships are consistently in accord with the organization's mission, strategic goals, and policies. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors and supervises agency staff.
- Community and Media Relations
- Engage community in FHOM's purpose, mission and successes and elicit commitment to FHOM, widening the visibility and success of the organization
- Represent the agency with the media and with private and governmental groups
- Make presentations to, network with, appropriate partner (and potential partner) organizations, such as Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Clubs, etc.
- Attend all major conferences and seminars, including U.S. Department of HUD, the National Fair Housing Alliance, and others
- Collaborate with like-minded local and national community members to organize community involvement in diverse communities
- Continue to create and develop strategic partnerships with organizations, companies and individuals with the objective of building FHOM's visibility
- Supervise the updating of FHOM's website
- Fund Development and Finance
- Oversee fundraising, developing and implementing strategic plans to increase funding critical to fulfilling FHOM's mission
- Build strong relationships with donors, foundations, etc. to secure major gifts
- Use technology and innovative systems to expand FHOM's brand and promote development opportunities
- Develop grant proposals and negotiate fundraising contracts that align with FHOM's strategic goals
- Advise the Board of funding needs in a timely fashion, and assist the Board in developing and implementing fundraising plans
- Systematically monitor the agency's finances, and develop the annual budget projections
- Prepare periodic finance reports for the Board and for funding sources
- Recommend program modifications, and propose and develop new programs
- Supervise program implantation and regular evaluation
- Administration and Human Resources
- Direct the daily affairs of the agency
- As head of Human Resources, develop and implement up-to-date and consistent personnel policies that are appropriate to the agency's mission and finances
- Direct the recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluation of staff, and manage staff and consultant records
- Conduct periodic reviews of compensation packages; make recommendations to the Board
- Liaise with Board of Directors
- Assist the Board in developing and updating the strategic plan to accomplish the agency's mission and goals
- Prepare periodic reports to the Board and to funding sources on agency activities
- Arrange Board meetings; prepare the agenda and minutes in consultation with the Board Chair
- A passion for providing equal housing opportunity for all people
- Demonstrated success building a community, business , individual awareness and financial support for the mission of an organization as a fundraiser including writing fruitful grants
- Previous experience working in a fair housing organization, particularly within a legal context
- Ability to become highly familiar and knowledgeable of Marin County demographics. Current working relationship with the Marin County community a plus
- Excellent communication skills, including an ability to develop trust and elicit commitment from staff, volunteers, and the community
- Proven administrative competency, including budgeting and human resource management
- Spanish-speaking highly desired
The FHOM staff is a dedicated group of advocates and educators who enjoy full competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vacation time, paid holidays and professional development support.
FHOM is an equal opportunity employer: We do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin, or sex.
This Search is being conducted by Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, Transition Services
To be considered for the position:
- Email your resume and cover letter as two separate attached documents (.doc or .pdf only) in confidence to: TransitionServices@cvnl.org. Type “[Last name] FHOM Executive Director Search” in the Subject line of the email
- In addition to your resume and cover letter, please include your LinkedIn profile URL and the URLs for all previous employers.