Executive Director Job Posting March 2020
After 40 years the Executive
Director of FNPH is retiring. The Board of Directors with the assistance of the
Executive Director will be conducting a thorough search to fill the position.
The history, mission and role in the organization is described in more detail
This is an exciting opportunity
for an individual with the skills and experience to build on a legacy and work
collaboratively with a passionate Board of Directors to strategically plan the
next phase of growth and development looking at the mission of the organization
and creating a long term vision for FNPH.
History and Mission of FNPH:
Florida Non-Profit Housing, Inc
(FNPH) is the successor organization of the American Friends Service
Committee’s (AFSC) Florida Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Housing effort.
AFSC organized 5 nonprofit housing corporations by acquiring sites, recruiting
self-help applicants and using this early development to gain approval of
section 523 Technical Assistance (TA) grants. AFSC then began providing technical
assistance and training to these Self-help grantees within the State of Florida
in the early 1970’s.
In 1978, FNPH was formed and took
over this important effort from AFSC. A statewide meeting was convened to
address mutual concerns. That meeting was attended by rural development state
district and county personnel, all grantees and FNPH staff. The initial goal
was to provide farm worker housing throughout the State of Florida, through the
provision of Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) to nonprofit housing providers.
Today the primary goal is still
the same. FNPH provides technical assistance and training throughout the
Southeast Region of the US. There are two divisions of FNPH: Farm Worker
Housing and Self-Help Housing.
Farm Worker Housing:
FNPH is funded
by the U.S. Department of Labor as “Lead Agency” for the Southeast Housing
Consortium (SEHC). As Lead Agency, we monitor and provide assistance to DOL
funded agencies in Delaware, Florida and Mississippi.
On a statewide basis, FNPH
provides technical assistance and training to nonprofit housing corporations
and units of governments to develop, own and manage housing for farm workers.
We assist agencies in leveraging other sources of funds to lower the mortgage
from the primary lender, Rural Housing Services (e.g., HOME, SHIP, CDBG, etc.).
Self Help Housing:
Since 1980, FNPH has provided
technical assistance and training as a Regional Contractor for the Rural
Housing Service’s Section 523 Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance
Grant Program. The primary purpose of this contract is to provide management and
fiscal training, as well as technical support, to operating, new and potential
Self-Help Housing Grantees.
Summary of the Role:
The Executive Director is
responsible for the formulation and interpretation of organizational policies
and providing overall direction of the organization within guidelines set up by
the FNPH Board of Directors. The Executive Director plans, directs and coordinates operational
activities at the highest level of management with the help of program
directors and staff specialists. Work is
performed under the general direction and support of the FNPH Board of
Directors through meetings, discussion and analysis of reports and updates.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Board of
Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and
operational responsibility for FNPH staff, programs, expansion, and exaction of
its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of our service area, core programs, operations, and
- Develop and maintain effective collaborative relationships with
appropriate local, state, and
federal agencies, which have direct or indirect responsibilities to very low,
low and moderate income population. Similarly develop and maintain effective
collaborative working relationships with the agencies FNPH provides technical
assistance and training.
for planning, organization, and direction of the organization’s operations and programs with the DOL and USDA.
- Provides leadership to and manages the efforts of staff to ensure appropriate support of each funding source.
- Retains a diverse, highly qualified staff by providing career coaching,
growth, and personal development of employees.
- Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation,
and consistent quality of finance and administration including investment
management, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to
achieve strategic goals.
- Ensure effective systems to track progress and regularly evaluate
program components to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
- Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support
existing program operations and
future growth and expansion.
- Expand and
refine all aspects of communications – from web presence to external relations
with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
- Begin to build partnerships in new markets; publish and communicate program results with an emphasis on the
successes and accomplishments.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s
degree. Master’s degree preferred in Public Administration, Business
Administration or a related field.
- A minimum of seven (7) years or progressively responsible management
level experience in a not-for-profit management position with proven success
developing and operationalizing strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
- Additional experience in one
or more of the following areas preferred:
commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
- Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach
staff, manage, and develop
high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
- Past success working with a board of directors with the ability to
cultivate existing board member relationships.
- Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the
ability to engage a wide range of
stakeholders and cultures.
written and verbal communications skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent
interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
- Action-oriented, adaptable,
and innovative approach to business planning.
- Ability to work effectively
in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
- Passion, integrity, positive
attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
This position requires frequent
travel up to 30% of the time, by both air and ground transportation. Must be
able and willing to travel by air and/or drive to other sites and stay overnight
or multiple nights in a hotel.
While performing this job, one is
required to use hands and fingers for computer and telephone, talk and hear, as
well as stand, walk, drive and travel. Lifting between 5 – 15 pounds is
Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of
What we offer:
FNPH provides a
competitive salary, generous employer paid health, welfare and retirement
benefits along with generous time off including vacation time, sick and holiday
To apply for this position please
send your resume, with a thoughtful cover letter stating the reason you are
applying for the job and what you will bring to the organization in terms of
knowledge and experience. Please include your salary requirements in your cover
letter. Applications without a cover letter and salary requirements will not be
This position is posted on
Indeed.com and all interested applicants should apply through Indeed.
Deadline for applications: Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern
Standard Time. Only candidates of interest will be contacted. We thank you in advance
for your interest in FNPH.
A criminal background check and
drug screen will be conducted once an offer of employment has been extended.
Any employment offer will be contingent upon the results of these screenings.
FNPH is an equal opportunity
employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
original, veteran or disability status.