Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 12:13 AM
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) seeks a visionary leader who is passionate about developing creative, sustainable strategies to preserve affordable homeownership and neighborhood revitalization. RTMC fulfills its mission by assisting the most vulnerable homeowners to maintain their most precious asset: their homes.
A member of the national Rebuilding Together network, RTMC brings together volunteers and communities to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners in Montgomery County, Maryland, with a vision of safe and healthy homes for every person. RTMC measures its impact by volunteer engagement, skilled professionals deployed on projects, and the number of households and neighborhoods that are improved as a result of its work. Over nearly three decades, RTMC has engaged more than 46,000 volunteers and 6,300 skilled-trade professionals; improved more than 2,000 homes; and provided more than $18M in home repairs and immense value to local communities.
RTMC recently went through a planning process to refine and restructure our programs to have deeper impact on specific communities in the County. We will continue to provide critical home repairs, energy efficiency upgrades, and accessibility modifications for Montgomery County’s most vulnerable residents – seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, and families with children, all living in low-income households – at no cost to the recipients. RTMC is planning for a SHE BUILDS day on March 9 and National Rebuilding Day on April 28. We are also exploring innovative partnerships, including a new one with the County’s largest local healthcare system to help recently discharged patients.
Led by an 11-member Board of Directors and a 10-member Advisory Council, RTMC has an annual budget of approximately $1M and an outstanding 6-person staff: Executive Director, Director of Development, Development and Communications Manager, two Program Managers, and a Hawk Handyman, in addition to volunteer administrative staff. The incumbent Executive Director, Christina Betancourt Johnson, will be leaving the organization after nearly 5 years of service and leadership to the organization. For more information about RTMC, go to www.rebuildingtogethermc.org.
The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board to set the strategic direction of RTMC and lead the staff to implement the organization’s strategic priorities. The next Executive Director will represent the organization publicly, maintain and enhance important relations, and develop new funding strategies.
Leadership Outlook and Near-Term Priorities
The Board has identified the following leadership priorities for the organization over the next 12-18 months:
Implement a strategic vision for the organization that will guide the organization’s future direction and work with Staff and Board to actualize it.
Build and steward key relationships with County officials, nonprofit partners, corporations, and funders in order to bolster RTMC’s visibility in the community.
Secure sustainable funding with government, corporations and other donors. Seek opportunities to diversify funding sources.
Determine the appropriate staffing structure that allows the organization to effectively meet its mission. Enhance professional development opportunities and maintain staff effectiveness.
Support the Board in board recruitment and development.
The Executive Director reports to the Board and is responsible for RTMC’s financial targets, day-to-day operations and implementation of strategic planning. Primary responsibilities include:
Ensuring that RTMC has a clearly defined strategic plan to fulfill its mission. Develop an implementation plan that includes measurable milestones and a timeline;
Serving as a spokesperson for RTMC and representing the organization to internal and external stakeholders such as local municipalities/governments, nonprofit partners, corporate sponsors, key donors, National Office and other affiliates, homeowners, volunteers, vendors and contractors;
Developing creative funding strategies to ensure the long-term financial stability of RTMC in partnership with the Director of Development and the Board;
Collaborating with the National Office and other affiliates on programmatic strategy and metrics for impact;
Partnering with the Board to recruit and engage members and support board development;
Overseeing finance, fundraising, and program functions, and ensuring alignment with compliance and regulatory guidelines;
Improving systems to create user-friendly processes and ensuring that requests for housing improvement are manageable and trackable; and
Leading and engaging a high performing staff team.
Experience and Attributes
Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment and passion for advancing RTMC’s mission and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to RTMC, including:
10 years’ senior-level experience working with governments/local municipalities, businesses or nonprofits, ideally having worked in an organization of similar size;
A strong networker who builds robust relationships across diverse groups of individuals;
A knack for building and leveraging community relationships and partnerships;
A zest for fundraising and making asks on behalf of an organization;
Superior verbal communications skills, including compelling public speaking, and possessing excellent written communication skills;
Experience in strategic planning and implementing programs that align to strategic plans;
Ideally familiar with housing development, real estate or low-income housing, community development and/or poverty alleviation;
Strong financial and budgeting skills;
Proven track record in assessing and improving infrastructure systems and processes to support sustainable growth;
Excellent negotiation and diplomatic skills;
Experience working with or sitting on a nonprofit board preferred; and
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: RTMC@raffa.com (e-mail applications are required). For other inquiries contact Lauren Weinstein, email@example.com.
RTMC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established by federal, state, or local law. Resume reviews begin immediately.
About Raffa, PC
On behalf of RTMC, Raffa, PC is working with the Board of Directors and leading the Executive Director search. Founded in 1984, Raffa is, and always has been, a mission-driven professional services firm seeking to do more for nonprofits and socially conscious companies. We exist to do meaningful work for organizations like RTMC who are making a difference in our communities and our world.
Learn more about Raffa at www.raffa.com.
• Location: District Of Columbia, Gaithersburg, MD
• Post ID: 44549137 dc