Announcement – Executive Director
20 years of service to women and children experiencing homelessness, Alexandria
House is seeking its second Executive Director. In partnership with the
Founding Director, the new Executive Director (ED) is the Chief Executive
Officer of Alexandria House. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will
have overall strategic, programmatic, and operational responsibility for
Alexandria House's staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.
ED will develop deep knowledge of Alexandria House’s core programs, including
transitional residence, youth programs, child care program, permanent housing,
and community resource center. Most importantly, the ED will fully embrace and
understand the Alexandria House culture - a “community” providing refuge for
women who have been disenfranchised and marginalized.
About Alexandria House
House is a transitional residence community and house of hospitality for women
and children in need. Located in mid-city Los Angeles, it provides safe and
supportive housing to single women and women with children in the process of
moving from emergency shelter to permanent housing. Alexandria House also
responds to community needs, and provides a neighborhood gathering place for
residents, past residents, and neighbors alike. Alexandria House is consciously
anti-racist and committed to creating a community with the values of mutuality,
dignity and respect.
primary responsibilities of the Executive Director position are listed below.
Additional duties may be determined by the Board of Directors.
Fund Development / Fundraising:
Take the primary leadership role in
fundraising planning and implementation.
Oversee grant administration including
invoicing, fiscal reporting and meeting all grant administrative requirements.
Identify resource requirements and research
Establish strategies to approach funders,
including development of ongoing relationships with individual and private
corporate donors as well as city, county, state and federal public granting
Collaborate with staff and board stakeholders
to define, craft and submit funding proposals with excellent potential for
successful multi-year allocation.
Ensure all fundraising records and
documentation are accurate and entered in a timely manner.
Board Administration and Support:
Support operations and administration of
Board by advising and informing Board members, and interfacing between Board
Provide ongoing reports to the Board on the
condition of AH and all important factors influencing organizational health.
Support the Board in an annual strategic
planning process aligning all organizational initiatives with the mission and
vision of AH.
Support Board member recruitment and Board
development as requested by the Board.
Program and Service Delivery:
Oversee design, marketing, promotion,
delivery and quality of programs and services.
Ensure effective systems to track progress,
and regularly evaluate program components, measure successes and proposed improvements.
Effectively communicate results to the Board, funders, and other constituents.
Provide direct supervision to managerial
Maintain a working knowledge of significant
developments and trends in relevant fields.
Tax, Risk and Facilities Management:
Ensure that resources are used effectively,
maintaining accountability for all resources, and AH complies with all legal
requirements affecting the organization.
Responsible for working with staff and Board
to develop and recommend a yearly budget for Board approval.
Prudently manage AH's resources within those
budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations.
Human Resource Management:
Oversee recruitment, employment, and release
of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
Ensure that job descriptions are developed,
regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource
practices are in place.
See that an effective and cohesive Leadership
Team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
Encourage staff and volunteer development and
education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the
overall mission and vision of AH.
Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and
motivates a diverse and committed staff.
Community and Public Relations:
Serve as a liaison and assure the
organization and its mission, programs and services are consistently presented
in strong, positive image to key stakeholders.
Oversee development of publications, media
presentations and outreach materials that promote the organization and its
Establish sound working relationships and
cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
Expand local revenue generating and
fundraising activities to support existing program operations while
simultaneously retiring any debt.
Desired Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology Social Work or related field
required. Master's degree from an accredited college or university highly
or more years demonstrated experience managing staff, fund development,
operations, and directing an organization involving the provision of
services to women, children and families experiencing homelessness.
ability to interact effectively with people from diverse socio-economic,
cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
ability to build consensus within groups.
of best practices and research in the area of homelessness support
services, trauma-informed care, and integrated systems of care.
of grant administration and fiscal management principles and systems,
including funding strategies, direct experience with writing grants also
The following personal qualities and traits are necessary to succeed in this
position: Empathy, Integrity, Transparency, Healing, Consensus-building,
Self-awareness, Compassionate, Creative, Flexible, Deep listening, Community
builder, Problem solver, Positive attitude, Mission-driven, sees this as a
“Calling” to serve, and is able to nurture the Spirit-Joy!! (Adapted from the 12 Principles of Servant
Compensation & Benefits
Range: $55,000-$65,000 (DOE), medical, vacation and sick leave. A background
check will be conducted on the final candidate. Anticipated start date: Mid-2017.
Open until filled.
Please email all documents as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Subject line, please put: AH
Executive Director – Your Name. Incomplete application packets will not be
considered. Please no telephone calls.
cover letter: a) Describing your experience as it directly relates to this
position, b) Why you are feeling “called” to work at Alexandria House, and c)
Please answer the following two questions. Please no more than 3 pages.
What do you feel are the differences between
a community and an organization?
often a need for crisis management during the course of a day – how do you
“triage” what needs to be done throughout the day?
recent, professional references with name, telephone number, email address, and
Alexandria House is an
equal opportunity employer.