Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland (NHSGC) is a not-for-profit, community development corporation incorporated in July 1975 as one of the charter organizations of NeighborWorks® America, a network of excellence consisting of 236 organizations working in 4,400 urban, suburban and rural communities in economic and community development across the nation. NHSGC provides ongoing programs and services for achieving, preserving, and sustaining the American dream of homeownership. NHSGC develops caring and respectful relationships with its clients, from pre-purchase credit counseling to final closing assistance; from training on home repairs and preservation to foreclosure prevention.

NHSGC has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in its recruitment efforts for its next Executive Director. The position of Executive Director is a critical and visible position requiring strong business (financial, operations), staff management and development experience and the ability to establish oneself as a thought leader in the affordable housing and homeownership industry locally, regionally, and nationally.

The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for providing strategic leadership, administration and management of NHSGC. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to execute a highly strategic vision dedicated to establishing new pathways to private and public capital that will generate sustainable programs and activities that support the organizational mission of helping residents Achieve, Preserve, and Sustain Homeownership in the Greater Cleveland, Ohio area.

The Executive Director must have a proven track record of successfully working with corporate, private, governmental and quasi-governmental partners and funders. The Executive Director should have experience in the following areas: housing and homeownership, financial education, finance, capital lending, real estate development, and grants. The Executive Director must be a visionary leader who leads and facilitates access to capital and other initiatives to enhance and sustain NHSGC’s financial goals and mission-driven opportunities. The Executive Director must skillfully establish NHSGC as a thought leader and successful partner in the housing and homeownership sector in the Greater Cleveland, Ohio area.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: urban planning, real estate development, nonprofit management, public administration or related field and a minimum of 10 years of executive management expertise or mix of education and work experience with proven success in managing a nonprofit organization which includes developing and executing community development programs, community development financing at a strategic and leadership level, or leading a business that has demonstrated growth and profitability. The position requires someone with a results-proven track record in raising capital from a variety of sources, including but not limited to financial institutions, major gifts, grants, and revenue-generating activities. S/he must have a thorough understanding of legislation and public policy issues impacting housing and homeownership and experience interacting with elected officials to advocate for funding and other support. It is also essential that the s/he be tech savvy and able to leverage existing and new technologies to perform necessary functions and elevate the efficiencies and impact of NHSGC.

For consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your experience and qualifications being sought. Send materials to: execsearch@nonprofithr.com ATTN: NHSGC Executive Director Search in the subject line. Electronic submissions highly preferred. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Please visit: www.nhscleveland.org for more information about the organization. To obtain further details about this opportunity, contact  Myra T. Mathis via email at mmathis@nonprofithr.com or at (202) 785-2060.