Job Title: President/CEO
Job Classification: Full-time, exempt
Location: Baltimore City, Maryland
In partnership with banks, foundations, government, and community organizations, Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. (HNI) is a 501(c)(3) organization that helps strong but undervalued middle market neighborhoods in Baltimore City increase home values, market their communities, create high standards for property improvement, and forge strong connections among neighbors. Through an innovative loan pool formed with banks and foundations, HNI provides acquisition and rehabilitation financing to city homebuyers; since inception almost 20 years ago, HNI has invested more than $250 million in Baltimore’s middle market neighborhoods. Through other programs, HNI directly supports neighborhood marketing and organizing, small community capital projects, and cost-saving energy retrofits for small businesses and nonprofits.
HNI seeks a President/CEO with a demonstrated commitment to helping middle neighborhoods grow and thrive, and who is prepared to lead a thoughtful assessment of HNI’s work and how it can maximize its value and impact. This is a unique opportunity to strengthen and sustain the physical and social assets of Baltimore’s middle neighborhoods and build on nearly two decades of HNI’s success.
The position reports to the HNI Board Chair and Board of Directors.
- Assume day to day management of professional staff (currently six).
- Continue HNI’s successful loan pool program, including maintaining participation of bank and foundation partners in current and future pools, and manage HNI’s ongoing relationship with these partners.
- Lead HNI’s team of single-family lenders to underwrite and lend from the loan pool, approximately $5 million to 50 homebuyers or homeowners annually.
- Continue HNI’s grant program for energy savings.
- Support neighborhood partners and organizations with operating funds and programmatic support.
- Collaborate with government, community, and non-profit leaders to design and implement innovative approaches to community investment, development, and stabilization to be executed by HNI or others.
- Work with Healthy Neighborhoods board, staff, and neighborhood leaders to ensure that grant, loan, and other financial resources are available to advance HNI’s goals.
- Participate in monthly partners meetings with neighborhood organizations and their boards.
- Supervise applications for and administration, reporting and evaluation of foundation and government grants.
- Advocate for middle neighborhoods redevelopment strategies with foundations, banks, government, and civic leaders.
- Prepare operating plan and manage organization’s financial performance against approved budget.
- Experience designing and organizing complex partnerships to meet community development goals
- Experience raising capital from private and public sources
- Experience working with local (ideally Baltimore City) government
- Knowledge of community development and housing finance
- Capacity to work comfortably and effectively with people from a broad range of backgrounds and in a range of communities
- Knowledge of Baltimore’s neighborhoods
- Excellent presentation, writing, and editing skills
The position is suitable for remote work to some extent, but candidates should be prepared to be physically present in the office regularly, and will be required to meet regularly in person with partners and stakeholders.
There are no special physical demands required by this position. The President/CEO is expected to visit neighborhoods and meet with neighborhood leaders, and generally be visible in communities and the city. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Healthy Neighborhoods is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in its work and within the organization.
Compensation range for the position is $120,000 to $150,000, depending on experience and qualifications. Healthy Neighborhoods also offers a competitive benefits package.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 30, 2022. No phone calls, please.