Job Opening: CDC of Long Island NY seeks COO

Community Development Corporation of Long Island seeks a dynamic Chief Operating Officer (COO) to partner closely with the visionary President/Chief Executive Officer in creating and implementing innovative programs that promote housing and economic development on Long Island and the greater New York metropolitan area. This COO position demands an energetic, confident, multi-tasking leader in a fast-paced work environment who shares a passion for the CDCLI mission.

Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) is committed to making dreams of long term economic stability come true. In fiscal year 2014, CDCLI served over 22,000 Long Islanders. CDCLI is governed by a 15-member board of directors, has a 20-member Council of Advisors, annual revenue of $72M and an operating budget of approximately $13M. See more information at .

Reporting to the President/CEO, the Chief Operating Officer will be responsible for the daily oversight and operations of the organization’s programs and facilities. She/he will be a strong manager of five direct reports and a leader throughout the organization, knowing when to give support and provide creative solutions to solve problems. Near term priorities (next 12 months) for the COO include launching the FY15 annual staff performance evaluation process; working with the President/CEO and the executive management team to identify and develop new programs to address unmet community needs; identifying new sources of funding; initiation and oversight of the annual budget planning process; identifying challenges to achievement of goals along with creative solutions for meeting these challenges; and advancing CDCLI’s regional and national role in developing and implementing innovative programs in the housing space. The COO will be responsible for department and program oversight, fund development and marketing, program financial management, staffing and staff development, and general operations.

Ideal candidates for this position will share a passion and commitment to CDCLI’s mission and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to the organization, including an extraordinary attention to detail, including daily operational tasks in a fast-paced and complex environment; the ability to understand and excel at all levels of the organization; multi-tasking is essential, with excellent organizational skills; comfort representing CDCLI in public forums and working closely with stakeholders; experience in financial management of programs and departments; project management experience in the housing sector and the ability to keep program operations and processes moving and on-time; the ability to partner comfortably with a high-profile, dynamic President/CEO and very engaged, executive level Board of Directors, and others which can be seen at . Bachelor’s degree required; Masters preferred.

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: (e-mail applications are required and will only be accepted at this email address).
For other inquiries contact Ginna Goodenow at

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