Skills and Experience
A Passionate Advocate for South Park Inn’s Mission and Values
The Executive Director will be leading a strongly mission based organization. South Park Inn’s staff and board members' commitment to the importance of dignity, respect and purpose in the lives of individuals at risk of homelessness run deep, and thus demonstrable evidence of such ethical commitment, in a mission-based setting, is a requirement for this role.
An Engaged and Collaborative Leader in Times of Change
The Executive Director will discover a board and staff that is talented and effective. The ideal candidate will have worked in a leadership position with demonstrated success in inspiring staff, in delegating effectively and in generating trust and respect across an organization. He or she will also have experience working successfully with a board of directors to achieve its full potential impact. The Executive Director needs to be hands-on in his/her grasp of the work, but comfortable and competent in activating others to make their own contribution.
A Strategic Thinker
The ability to take a comprehensive view of South Park Inn’s offerings and to assess effectiveness at a strategic level is an essential skill for the new Executive Director. South Park Inn is seeking a strategic thinker who will focus on continuous improvement and on developing, sustaining and implementing a shared vision that both the board and regional partners can embrace. Experience in partnering with a board and other constituents to forge and implement a strategic plan will be an asset for the new Executive Director.
An Exceptional Communicator and Collaborator
The Executive Director is the public face of South Park Inn and should act as a pivotal leader and collaborator within the ecosystem of homeless services in Greater Hartford. The Executive Director must be completely comfortable in that role and highly effective in external communications. South Park Inn’s Executive Director must be able to listen carefully, speak persuasively, educate and respond effectively, while bringing intelligence, humility and value to both internal and external discussions. He or she must have the ability to articulate powerfully the purpose, contributions and impact of South Park Inn.
Solutions and Opportunity Focused
The policy and funding environment for homeless services nationally and in Connecticut are undergoing substantial and rapid change. The ability to think creatively about South Park Inn’s capabilities and assets and to identify and implement new revenue streams, programs, partnerships and internal systems and processes, will be a significant asset for the Executive Director.
Technical & Sector Skills
The Executive Director must have a firm grasp of financial issues, be able to work with the Finance Committee to develop realistic and reliable budget projections and have the competence and experience to implement South Park Inn’s strategies within realistic financial parameters.
Experience in oversight and development of programs that are outcomes and metrics driven and which seek to utilize data as a lever for improving quality is an important skill set for the Executive Director.
The Executive Director must be a skilled manager with demonstrated experience leading and supervising staff towards agreed upon goals, in an environment of accelerated change.
- BA or BS Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred but not essential
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Seven or more years’ progressive management experience
- Experience with federal and state contracts
- Knowledge of homeless services preferred but not required
This search is being conducted by TSNE Mission Works with Transition Consultant Gregg Davis. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential.
Please include your resume along with a cover letter with salary requirements, where you learned of the position and a description of how your qualifications and experience match South Park Inn’s needs. Electronic submissions are preferred.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit materials by May 30, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with priority given to those received by this date.
South Park Inn will offer a competitive salary package commensurate with experience, along with benefits.
South Park Inn is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates.