WANTED: President/CEO for Community Development Corporation (NY)

The Community Development Corporation of Long Island seeks a visionary, mission-oriented and highly skilled President/Chief Executive Officer to create and implement innovative programs that promote housing and economic development on Long Island and in the greater New York metropolitan area.

Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) is committed to making dreams of long term economic stability come true. As a chartered member of NeighborWorks®, CDCLI is certified to meet a high standard of fiscal integrity and service performance to assist local residents in achieving their dreams, and is recognized by NeighborWorks® as an “exemplary organization.” With the mission to “invest in the housing and economic aspirations of individuals and families by providing solutions that foster and maintain vibrant, equitable, and sustainable communities,” CDCLI is a significant force for revitalizing and building strong communities because home matters for all people. For more information, please visit our website at www.cdcli.org.

CDCLI was founded in 1969 when government, business and civic leaders on Long Island came together to address the growing demand for affordable housing. That strong tri-sector support continues today. CDCLI is a regional and national leader in community development, with high standards of performance and a desire to identify and implement creative ways to solve problems and help people in the community. CDCLI programs are complex, multi-partnered and diverse.

Primary responsibilities of the President/CEO include:

  • Leading the development and execution of the CDCLI strategic plan, which ensures the continued efficiency and effectiveness of CDCLI’s business operations and programs;
  • Collaborating alongside and building relationships with government, non-profit and private- sector community partners in their collective efforts to address the housing and economic aspirations of individuals and families on Long Island;
  • Attracting and retaining a productive workforce with an eye toward professional development and developing ‘bench strength’ for key leadership positions;
  • Serving as CDCLI’s chief spokesperson in articulating the issue of housing in Long Island and in furthering CDCLI’s mission;
  • Ensuring that the organization achieves its resource development goals necessary to achieve long-term financial stability while also meeting current operating needs;
  • Supporting CDCLI’s Board of Directors in order to enhance the organization’s ability to carry out its mission.

The Board of Directors anticipates a start-date for this position of January 2017, which aligns with the timeframe in which the outgoing President/CEO plans to retire.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Excellent benefits.

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