Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:04 AM
Job Description: ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW
Shelter the Homeless, Inc (“STH”) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. STH has three primary purposes: 1) to hold land and facilities for the benefit of individuals who are or may be experiencing, or who have in the past experienced, homelessness; 2) to select and monitor providers of services for such individuals; and 3) to foster accountability for public safety in relation to homeless services and for the integration of homeless service facilities into the neighborhood in which they exist. In addition, STH provides backbone support to the Collective Impact on Homelessness Steering Committee.
The purpose of this position is to lead and oversee all activities of Shelter the Homeless, Inc. (“STH”), a non-profit organization with a public-private governance structure. In this capacity, the Executive Director works in partnership with and reports to the STH Board of Directors, made-up of elected officials at the city, county and state level as well as public and private executives representing healthcare, human services, housing, faith-based organizations, business and philanthropy. The Executive Director will participate in high-level policy development and implementation, and will work with elected officials and community leaders. She/he will liaise between the STH Board and partners and stakeholder groups including local governments and elected officials, community groups, and the State Homelessness Coordinating Committee.
The Executive Director is responsible to plan, direct, oversee, and evaluate all programs and services for the organization. This includes short and long term strategic planning, fiscal accountability, legal and contractual obligations, property development and management, quality management, and process improvement. The Executive Director will develop, recommend and implement strategic organizational policies and procedures.
The Executive Director will manage, direct, and coordinate activities through managers and supervisors of partner organizations. This will include providing staffing and support to the Collective Impact on Homelessness Committee through convening regular meetings and liaising between the Shelter the Homeless Board, the Collective Impact Committee, and other stakeholders. The Executive Director will support provider collaboration toward shared outcomes, inform high-level operating and reporting criteria, oversee the creation of operating and lease contracts that reflect that criteria and shared outcomes, and report on progress to stakeholders and the public. He/she will encourage policy and funding decisions that are informed by the expertise and experience of these key stakeholders. In so doing, she/he will support data-informed decision-making and research-based best practices in the facilities owned by STH, and in the homeless service system more broadly.
The Executive Director will plan for and support quarterly meetings of the STH Board and other meetings as necessary. This individual will determine the staff needed to effectively carry out the mission of Shelter the Homeless, and will oversee the hiring and termination of all staff. The Executive Director will act as the spokesperson for STH, and will perform all functions as usually pertain to the office of Chief Executive Officer.
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college are university is required. Master’s degree in related field is preferred, or comparable work experience. Five to ten years of related progressively more responsible experience, at least two years of which should be in a leadership or managerial capacity related to establishing collective action and/or policy.
The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of specific duties and responsibilities will not preclude it from the position.
Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
• Provides leadership in short and long term planning to accomplish operational planning and development of goals and objectives.
• Develops and recommends policies and procedures for board approval which are necessary to the effective management and operation of Shelter the Homeless, and implements such policies and procedures.
• Advises the Board of system trends and legislative changes affecting STH activities and functions.
• Evaluates the need for and efficiencies of all STH functions, programs and services. Enhances and streamlines existing processes to increase effectiveness and public accountability.
• Directs the preparation, justification, and administration of the STH budgets. Ensures that adequate financial controls are in place.
• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Represents STH to community groups and the general public.
• May solicit and negotiate grants, contracts and funding opportunities; Oversees management of said funds.
• Works in a confidential relationship with the STH Board members.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA)
• Principles and techniques of collective impact action and stakeholder relationship management
• Public-private partnerships
• Homelessness and housing policy and system trends
• Fiscal management principles, including preparing, monitoring, and reporting budgets
• Principles of organizational planning and analysis
• Public relations practices and techniques
• Current laws, regulations, and trends that impact and/or govern STH
• Research methods and report writing techniques
• Data-driven program management, strategic planning, reporting, and policy development
• Principles and techniques of project management and strategic communications
Skills and Abilities to:
• Lead, administer, and oversee the operations of a high-level public-private partnership board
• Develop and implement strategic plans, policies, and procedures
• Develop, administer, and control large budgets
• Read and interpret laws and regulations regarding STH functions and services
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
• Prepare narrative and statistical reports, correspondence, and other documents
• Gather, evaluate, interpret, and share data, including budgets and financial statements
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work duties are generally performed in a typical office environment.
Will require frequent travel to off-site facilities and meetings throughout the County and State.
Location: Salt Lake City, UT