Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 21-Jul-2018 to 19-Aug-2018
  • - Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP)
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Full Time
  • Complete Benefits Package AvailableComplete Benefits Package Available

CHIP mobilizes, advocates, and empowers community collaboration toward ending homelessness and fosters an effective system of homelessness prevention and intervention in the greater Indianapolis area.
 
Position Summary
The CHIP Executive Director provides direct leadership to staff and board to meet the defined strategic, operational, financial, programmatic, and advocacy goals of the organization. The Executive Director serves as the public face of CHIP to all stakeholders and constituents. As such, the Executive Director must operate with the highest level of integrity, credibility, and professionalism at all times. The Executive Director must provide leadership to, positively influence, and negotiate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to advance the goals of CHIP, including (but not limited to) funders, the business community, public agencies, and service and housing providers. The Executive Director serves as the chief fundraiser for CHIP and ensures a diversified and balanced funding stream.
 
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and fosters open communication and transparency with information, both positive and negative. The Executive Director operates within the parameters established by the Board of Directors and manages the agency in a manner that brings focus to the mission and achievement of its strategic goals. The Executive Director must demonstrate success in ensuring the agency operates according to all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and directives; organization by-laws; United Way policies and procedures in relation to accounting and human resource management; and grant requirements.
 
About CHIP
Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that drives a system-wide community response to make homelessness rare, short-lived, and recoverable. Through leadership and collaboration, CHIP secures funding for housing and services; manages and analyzes data collected by providers; advocates for policy change at the local, state, and national levels; recommends best practice strategies and emerging housing solutions to implement; and supports community partners as we work together to prevent homelessness whenever possible and end homelessness for all families and individuals in Indianapolis.
 
CHIP currently acts as the homeless system lead in reducing homelessness and is the support entity for the Indianapolis Continuum of Care, and collaborates with the Continuum of Care to develop and implement the Indianapolis Community Plan to End Homelessness. As the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) lead and the Coordinated Entry System (CES) lead, CHIP provides systemic solutions and data analysis for the entire community. CHIP also works closely with the City of Indianapolis to enhance the emergency response system and create unified opportunities to increase availability and access to housing.
 
CHIP increasingly convenes and coordinates with intersecting systems (including the criminal justice system, healthcare systems, foster care system and others) to create collaborative solutions which prevent people from being released into homelessness and effectively maintain care, such as data integration, discharge planning, and service collaboration. Over the past few years, CHIP has grown to 15 full-time employees and an annual budget of $2 million.
 
Essential Position Duties & Responsibilities
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Performance will be evaluated based on fulfilling the responsibilities of the position as outlined below in a professional and responsive manner; achieving specific strategic, operational, financial, and advocacy goals as defined in the CHIP strategic plan; operating according to established policies and processes; and working in a manner that promotes the mission of the agency.
 
Financial Management
1. Establish and maintain sound financial and organizational management policies and procedures.
2. Ensure financial sustainability of organization with oversight of the Board of Directors.
3. Oversee annual budget development process in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
4. Assure that grants and contracts are managed efficiently and funds are spent appropriately, with a strong focus on the Continuum of Care and Emergency Solutions Grants contracts through the City of Indianapolis.
 
Board Development
1. Develop collaborative relationships with the Board of Directors, provide proactive communications, support committees and meetings and manage on-going strategic planning.
2. Work with the Board Chair and Executive Committee to set up and staff committees as needed and to assure proper fiscal, staff and program oversight.
3. Establish an organizational strategic plan separate from the Indianapolis Community Plan to End Homelessness with short-term and long-term strategies required to achieve CHIP's vision and effectively communicate updates and changes to the Board of Directors and staff.
4. Help build a diverse and inclusive Board representation of the community that is highly engaged and willing to leverage and secure resources.
 
Resource Development
1. Actively serve as the lead fundraiser, ensuring effective development plans and strategies are in place and that annual goals are reached.
2. Lead efforts to steward existing donors and build enhanced corporate and individual strategies to engage new donors.
3. Identify and expand new grant and foundation opportunities.
4. Leverage and coordinate funding opportunities that increase funding for the overall Continuum of Care, not just for CHIP.
 
Human Resources
1. Ensure organizational culture is appropriate and effective to achieve the mission of the organization and motivates and retains quality staff.
2. Provide leadership in all areas of the organization and effectively provide all supervisory functions of hiring, coaching, evaluating, disciplining, and termination of staff according to established policies.
3. Able to manage an overall process of an organization, including setting and meeting schedules, prioritizing, and following up on tasks, and performing responsibilities efficiently and timely (time management).  Demonstrates strong organizational skills and an ability to delegate as needed.
 
Strategic Leadership and Collective Impact Management
1. Develop and maintain relationships with homeless and formerly homeless constituents, homeless service providers, government officials and agencies, the media, and community leaders.
2. Build relationships with new partners and forge new strategic collaborations that lead to the prevention of homelessness or the quick rehousing of those experiencing homelessness.
3. Assure that CHIP provides support and guidance to the Continuum of Care governing board to help support the implementation of the Indianapolis Community Plan to End Homelessness.
4. Maintain ongoing positive relationships with relevant entities including the City of Indianapolis focusing on the Department of Metropolitan Development and the Department of Public Health and Safety, the Indianapolis Housing Agency, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Department of Child Services, FSSA, DMHA, and other public entities that can help reduce homelessness.
 
Advocacy and Education
1. Monitor and report the external environment for significant changes that will impact CHIP and its work, including new directions from the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Indianapolis, and statewide policy impact.
2. Advocate on behalf of individuals experiencing housing instability and homeless by developing positive relationships with those who have an impact on policy and legislation impacting homelessness.
3. Maintain an active policy agenda and directly manage the contracted lobbyists and assure that CHIP has influence on a local, state and national level and assure that all efforts maintain a bipartisan approach.
 
Program Development and Management
1. Establish and evaluate systemic level programs in collaboration with members of the Indianapolis Continuum of Care and that avoid offering direct services, focusing on the effective implementation of the Coordinated Entry System (CES) and the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and training, educating and building capacity for service providers.
2. Manage the contracts and relationships with consultants to CHIP and assure that contracted scopes of work are effectively achieved.
3. Track and report system level outcomes and successes in an open and transparent fashion.
 
Strategic Communications and Public Relations
1. Serve as the public face for CHIP and act as the key knowledge leader for local homelessness data, research, and best practices.
2. Develop and promote key messages related to Indianapolis and statewide housing instability and homelessness and other related issues.
 
Candidate Traits

The ideal candidate will be:
• A strategic and financially savvy leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
• A politically astute leader with excellent coalition building skills who is skilled at building effective and authentic relationships and working effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
• An outstanding communicator with the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing and passionate presenter, spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser.
• An inspirational, motivating, and stabilizing manager, demonstrably committed to equity and inclusivity in hiring and organizational culture, and with significant experience creating high-performance teams and promoting staff retention by promoting accountability, managing to performance expectations and recognizing/rewarding accomplishments.
 
Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be physically present in the office. The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree required from a four-year college or university with a preference for a master's degree in a related field. Five years of experience in a relevant field required. Knowledge of nonprofits, community planning, and local supportive services and housing programs for homeless and low income individuals desired. Previous fundraising experience required. Required to travel approximately 50% of time, primarily within Marion County, to meet with funders, public agencies, service providers, and other stakeholders.
 
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