OneWest is a nonprofit community development corporation working to establish new pathways to private and public capital to generate sustainable economic development and neighborhood revitalization in West Louisville, in partnership with community residents. Created in 2014, the goal of OneWest is to serve as a catalyst for an economically vibrant West Louisville. By focusing on land use, infrastructure needs, urban design and an overall improved “sense of place,” OneWest’s mission is bringing a shared prosperity back to the neighborhoods and people of West Louisville. West Louisville is home to more than 60,000 of the city’s residents and many historical neighborhoods, and is backed by a strong board of directors and supporting staff. OneWest is positioned to affect positive change focused on built environment — the physical surroundings and infrastructure where people live, work, and play.

OneWest is in the heart of West Louisville’s nine neighborhoods, Algonquin, California, Chickasaw, Park Duvalle, Park Hill, Parkland, Portland, Russell, and Shawnee. By developing collaborations, engaging residents, and applying private and public resources to important projects and initiatives, OneWest is making a critical decision to ensure that West Louisville will flourish. OneWest has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in its recruitment efforts for its first President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The CEO will report to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for providing strategic leadership, administration and management of OneWest. The CEO will work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to execute a highly strategic vision dedicated to West Louisville. The CEO will inspire, influence and demonstrate intellectual depth and skill to communicate the aspirations of a community’s needs and achievements of an organization to a wide range of constituencies. The new CEO must be a visionary leader and be able to lead and facilitate fundraising and other programs and initiatives to enhance and sustain the organization’s financial goals and mission-driven opportunities. The CEO will skillfully navigate the organization through its early stages and establish OneWest as a successful community development leader and partner.

The successful candidate will have bachelor’s or master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: business administration, finance, public administration, urban planning, or related field and a minimum of 10-12 years of executive management experience of which at least 7 years should include experience successfully managing a nonprofit organization which includes developing and executing large real estate development projects, 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 be entrepreneurial and have demonstrated experience in commercial/mixed use real estate development, including but not limited to pre-development financing, transactions, due diligence, government funding sources and regulations, facility design and construction, and comprehensive knowledge of the overall real estate development process.

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: ATTN: OneWest CEO Search in the subject line. Electronic submissions highly preferred. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Please visit: for more information about the organization and full job description. To obtain further details about this opportunity, contact Myra T. Mathis via email at or at (202) 785-2060.