DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

New Destiny Housing Corporation
Posted: October 11, 2017
Location: New York, United States
Position: Administrative, Executive
Field: For-profit companies
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Accounting and finance, Executive, Human resources, Other administrative
Employment Level: Full-time

New Destiny Housing Corporation is a citywide not-for-profit with the mission of ending the cycle of violence for low-income families and individuals at risk of homelessness and domestic violence by connecting them to safe, permanent housing and services.  To achieve its mission, New Destiny develops and manages housing with on-site services; offers innovative programs that empower victims of abuse to find and retain affordable housing; and educates and advocates to increase permanent housing resources for low-income families. 

New Destiny has a staff of 30 employees, a 20-member volunteer Board of Directors, and an annual budget of $2.5 million.  It owns and manages a real estate portfolio of 12 projects valued at more than $54 million throughout New York City, most of which were funded with Low Income Housing Tax Credits.  New Destiny provides services at its permanent housing for tenants, more than half of whom are previously homeless survivors of domestic violence, through the Family Support Program.  It also operates HousingLink which provides housing training and technical assistance to survivors of domestic violence and links eligible survivors to safe, affordable housing.

ROLE  

The Deputy Executive Director will be responsible for internal- and some external-facing activities including coordination of the organization’s strategic plan and development of new strategic directions; program development, implementation, and evaluation; monitoring of property development, management and compliance; fundraising and budgeting; and human resources.  The Deputy Executive Director will be expected to participate in Board meetings and to interact with Board members and Board Committees.  S/he may also be asked to represent the agency in external meetings and on coalitions and to educate about and advocate for the organization’s mission in public settings.

The Deputy Executive Director will report directly to the Executive Director and work closely with the Director of Finance, the Director of Development and Communications, and other members of the senior management team.

The ideal candidate for Deputy Executive Director will be a generalist with broad experience in nonprofit operations, program delivery and management.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure that programs are meeting their annual goals and operating efficiently

 

Program Monitoring and Evaluation (cont’d)

  • Help create program budgets and develop tools to track spending by funding source for programs
  • Develop systems to evaluate program outcomes
  • Research and investigate software for managing program databases
  • Assist with the review of contracts for program funding

Human Resources

  • Oversee orientation for new employees
  • Coordinate benefits administration
  • Lead an annual employee evaluation process
  • Collaborate with Fiscal to research, evaluate and select health insurance coverage for the organization as well as other benefits
  • Ensure that appropriate professional training opportunities are available to employees
  • Monitor compliance with all federal, state, and city labor laws and regulations
  • Engage interns and temporary employees when necessary to support the work of the organization

Fiscal

  • Work closely with Director of Finance and Executive Director to create the organization’s annual budget
  • Analyze program spending and prepare regular reports to the Executive Director and program directors and, when requested, to the Finance Committee, and the Board of Directors
  • Assist with the preparation of budget requests and spending reports to program funders
  • Analyze organization expenses and suggest savings where possible
  • Assist the Director of Finance to prepare for and complete the annual audit
  • Work with the Director of Finance and the Director of Development and Communications to ensure that required reports and invoices for funders are prepared and submitted on schedule

Property Management and Compliance

  • Oversee New Destiny’s property and asset management functions
  • Ensure that properties owned by New Destiny and its affiliates are well-maintained and operating efficiently and economically
  • Attend meetings with the full-service 3rd-party property manager and evaluate the property manager’s performance
  • Ensure that all reports and requirements for private funders, investors, government agencies, and other stakeholders are completed and submitted on time

 

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; MPA, MBA or Master’s in Nonprofit Management or Finance or other relevant area strongly preferred
  • 8 years of increasingly responsible experience in a nonprofit operational and financial position
  • Interest in and commitment to the organization’s mission
  • Supervisory experience that includes effective management of a team
  • Knowledge of affordable and/or supportive housing and capital funding sources, especially Low Income Housing Tax Credits, a plus
  • Must be a highly motivated multi-tasker with a strong drive toward producing positive outcomes
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, required
  • Ability to build and work with staff individually and in teams
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented while maintaining an overview of the big picture
  • Strong computer skills, knowledge of computer systems and experience with accounting, client service management, and fundraising databases
  • Creative and resourceful in approaching problems and issues
  • Resilient and patient with a sense of perspective

 

This is a full-time professional position based in mid-town Manhattan which will require occasional travel to sites in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.  Generous pension plan and competitive health benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter and resume to resumes@newdestinyhousing.org .