Senior Director of Housing

Under the direction of the COO, the Senior Director of Housing oversees Adult Residential Housing operations and services at the McGaw YMCA.
Job Description

Under the direction of the COO, the Senior Director of Housing oversees Adult Residential Housing operations and services at the McGaw YMCA. The Senior Director leads the residence team in a creating strategic goals and ensures that programs and services promote program sustainability and support the McGaw strategic plan and budget targets. Accordingly, this position ensures quality facilities for adult resident members as well as implements best practices in housing policies and procedures, community outreach and collaboration with local stakeholders, and participates in advancing quality affordable housing in the Evanston community. The Senior Director is responsible for overseeing program services to promote housing stability for resident members which requires a balance of relationship-building efforts and enforcement activities. This position is also responsible for leading major renovation projects, partnering with the Advancement team to secure grant funding that furthers program goals, and is an active member of the McGaw YMCA Program and Operations Leadership.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Management, Health & Human Services or equivalent and 5+ years in a leadership position in the field is required. A Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management, Urban Planning, Public Policy, or related field is preferred. License in Clinical Social Work is a plus. Supervisory experience is required. Knowledge of tenant and landlord rights/laws and providing services that relate to homelessness, outreach, and affordable housing desired.  Additional training and/or work experience in the above mentioned areas is preferred. This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to learn complex data systems, and advanced skills in Microsoft Office products. The successful candidate will be able to multi-task and efficiently complete tasks by program deadlines. 

Essential Functions

This position requires an individual with very strong relationship-building and leadership skills, accountable for total operating revenue of over $1.2 million, with over 170 member participants being served annually. In addition, this position requires an individual with a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion; access and equity.