WANTED: Executive Director for national affordable housing non-profit (DC)

Grounded Solutions Network is seeking an Executive Director for its Washington, DC headquarters office.

Grounded Solutions Network, with an annual budget of more than $4 million and employing 20 staff, was formed through the January 2016 integration of the National Community Land Trust Network and Cornerstone Partnership. This integration provided a framework to bring together an extensive network of member practitioners from local communities who have a deep understanding of best practices for creating inclusive communities with lasting affordability.

The organization’s two primary goals are to: 1) advance housing policies that lead to access, equity and inclusion; and 2) multiply the number of units with lasting affordability by building the capacity of practitioners, boosting the quality of programs, and spreading innovation for greater impact on the ground. When communities are inclusive, all people have access to safe places to live and are empowered to shape neighborhoods into places with opportunities for everyone to thrive.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree highly preferred, in one of the following disciplines: Business Management, Organizational Effectiveness, Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, Planning or Public Policy or related field and a minimum of 10-12 years of executive management experience of which at least seven years should include significant leadership and management experience.

The position requires a proven track record in fundraising from a variety of sources, including but not limited to financial institutions, major gifts, grants, and revenue-generating activities, including demonstrated success in building relationships among and working effectively with diverse groups. It is essential that s/he possess excellent written and oral communication skills, with
considerable experience in writing and presenting information, particularly financial information to a variety of audiences. The position requires experience working remotely and managing a remote workforce.

The preferred location for this position is Washington, DC. Given the virtual environment of the workforce, other locations will be considered for successful candidates that advance as finalists.

Grounded Solutions is committed to building a racially and culturally diverse team and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply. The work is empowered by a staff that is rich in diverse thoughts, perspectives, cultures and human identities.

Photo of Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC by Storm Cunningham.

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