Chief Executive Officer

Community Housing Partnership

Posted: 6/29/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: CEO/ED/President

Primary domain: Housing/Shelter

City: San Francisco

Postal code: 94102

State: California

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$20M +


Mission statement:

Our mission is to help homeless people secure housing and become self-sufficient.

At Community Housing Partnership (CHP), we believe that – given the right support all people possess the capacity to achieve a high degree of self-sufficiency. CHP is an outcomes-focused non-profit service organization that fulfills its mission by developing and managing high-quality supportive housing and providing services to homeless individuals, seniors and families to help them rebuild their lives and break the cycle of homelessness. Community Housing Partnership is financially stable with an annual operating budget of over $24 million and a staff of nearly 300 employees. CHP is a very prominent leader in the fight for supporting homeless people in becoming housed community members.

Position Details:

Job Description:


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) leads and inspires vision and excellent mission impact for this high-profile organization, ensuring that homeless people get housing and stay housed. The CEO will navigate the political waters and lead a highly socially conscious, compassionate and hardworking staff of professionals who are vital in supporting the homeless in becoming self-sufficient. Their common goal and collaboration with other nonprofits in the social nonprofit sector is to provide functional housing for every homeless person in San Francisco. The specific areas of focus of the position includes working with the Board of Directors in strategic planning and goal development, fund development, advocacy, solid fiscal systems, management practices protocol and community relations.


Leadership – Organizational, Strategic, Analytical

  • Attract and inspires others to engage in the success of CHP’s mission to help homeless peoples secure housing and become self-sufficient.
  •  Successfully lead staff and the Board in the development and implementation of organizational strategies, goals and systems that fulfill the mission of the organization. 
  • Oversight that assures compliance with governing regulations, laws and articles.

Government, Public Policy, Community

  • Maintain and enhance CHP’s current working knowledge about the social and political environments affecting homelessness in the city and county of San Francisco.
  • Work with staff and Board to develop and implement public advocacy strategies.
  • Initiate, maintain and enhance public relations with San Francisco community organizations and representatives of city, state and national agencies.
  • Oversee development, negotiation and maintenance of government and union contracts and relations.
  • As primary contact direct CHP branding for media initiatives and responses to CHP’s role in advocacy and reduction in homeless.
  • Engage in the community through events relating to and beneficial to the organization’s mission.
  • Financial planning and management including full responsibility for the annual budget development process to ensure meeting the projections of the agreed upon budget.
  • Successfully continuing and enhancing CHP’s relationship with government entities to ensure contracts that provide funding for housing and services for the homeless.

Fund Development and Resource Management

  • Working with the Development Director and Board of Directors ensuring the fund development activities, government contracts, foundation and corporate grant programs, donor campaigns and event planning are sufficient to meet strategic and budgetary goals.


  • Working with management staff and the Board, formulate and coordinate organizational program developments and policy changes that forward the mission and goals. 
  • Ensure that resources are deployed for programs that achieve maximum effectiveness, efficiency, and lead to an evidenced reduction in homelessness. 
  • Work with the staff in the creation of new, innovative programs.  
  • Partner with other service providers to strengthen county-wide initiatives and avoid duplication of services.

Staff Leadership

  • Provide leadership and guidance to senior staff in the management of their respective departments including program standards, fiscal issues, coordination of services and communications. 
  • Ensure that personnel issues are resolved in a way that is consistent with organizational policies, procedures and mission.

Board of Directors

  • Collaborate with, provide advice and counsel to the Board and be open to Board contribution to the CEO. 
  • Ensure that Board members receive accurate and timely financial, programmatic and information about the impact of the organization. 
  • Participate in the recruitment and orientation of new members who will engage and contribute to the success of the mission.
  • Encourage and support Board of Directors in engaging in successful strategic fundraising efforts.



  • A Bachelor’s degree is required (social work, nonprofit administration, public health, or another program-related field). Master’s degree or equivalent is strongly preferred.
  • 5 years demonstrated experience in executive level nonprofit management of an organization similar in size and complexity. 

Sector Knowledge

  • Understanding of and commitment to social justice. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and trending homeless issues through experience, personal or extensive work experience.
  • History of successful advocacy for homeless people or similar issue.
  • Preference will be given to experience and knowledge and oversight of nonprofit housing development acquisition and operations. 
  • Ability to organize differing community perspectives, inspiring and leading collaboration among them with success in advocating for social justice issues.
  • Knowledge of San Francisco preferable, but ability to transfer knowledge of other major cities’ cultural, social and political landscape bringing fresh eyes and information to enhance the successful impact of CHP’s mission. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the balance of competing interests on the political, advocacy and transactional landscape.
  • Real estate development and affordable housing operations knowledge and/or experience desirable.

Leadership – Organizational, Strategic, Analytical

  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement and coordinate strategies, programs and policies.
  • Strong organizational skills including prioritization, setting expectations, delegations of duties and follow-up. 
  • Creative problem-solving skills with ability to respond expediently under pressure. 
  • Strong initiative and analytical skills with ability to work independently, in a team and in a community. 
  • Skilled in conflict management and negotiations.
  • Demonstrated success in assessing and understanding community relationships and fostering collaboration.
  • Proven ability to bring together organizations in attaining a common goal in a political setting.

Government, Public Policy, Community

  • Have a working knowledge of the social and political environments affecting homelessness in the city and county of San Francisco. 
  • Proven ability to work with Board to develop and implement public advocacy strategies.
  • Successful demonstration of Initiating, maintaining and enhancing public relations with community organizations and representatives of city, state and national agencies. San Francisco experience is preferred.
  • Familiarity with the development, negotiation and maintenance of government and union contracts and relations. Demonstrated Experience preferred.
  • Experience or working knowledge of branding for media initiatives and responses in advocacy and reduction in homelessness (preferred).
  • Ability to engage in the community through events relating to and beneficial to the organization’s mission.


  • Demonstrated understanding of nonprofit finance and software systems. 
  • Successful oversight of a finance team in the creation and management of a complex annual budget like the size of CHP. 
  • Proven ability to recognize and act on financial opportunities and threats.

Fund Development and Resource Management

  • Extraordinary skills through relationship building including with a development team, major donors, government, public and private funders, and board members. 
  • A network of maintained relationship who have supported organizations in which you have been involved due to your passion, expertise and ability to demonstrate the impact of their contributions. 
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate an organization’s mission and vision and create opportunities for donors to witness the impact they are making with their gifts.  
  • Experience in creating supportive housing with new construction and/or existing housing projects will be considered an asset. 


  • Has overseen, enhanced and created mission and vision focused programs that are competitive, efficient, collaborative, financially viable and measurably impactful. 
  • History of collaboration with other organizations with a similar mission in ways that enhance rather than duplicate services.

Staff Leadership

  • Practiced in creating a work environment promoting inclusion in all its variations, that derives value from clients’ and other people’ different perspectives. 
  • Successful and effective leadership of a diverse, multi-disciplinary staff with emphasis on collective input, team building and training that is knowledgeable of and collaborative among departments. 
  • Demonstrated success in supporting a staff-centric culture that is measured by the well-being and longevity of its staff. 
  • A commitment to and success in increasing resources that allow sector competitive compensation, staff development and working environment. 
  • History of developing the skills of staff and volunteers by sharing insight and ideas, knowledge of new trends and programs and client success.
  • Has successfully recruited, motivated, guided, developed, retained staff who further the mission.

Board of Directors

  • Has successfully worked with a Board of Directors of an organization similar in size to CHP 
  • Can provide references of support to, collaboration with and success in the mission from members of a former or current Board of Directors.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills that build trust, inspire and call people to action. 
  • Technical skills including commonly used computer programs. 
  • Ability to prepare and analyze computer-generated documents.

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit at their desk for long period, use hands to finger for computer keyboard input, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk up and down stairs, climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  • Mobility to use standard office equipment, including computer, vision to read printed materials, and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • There are no unusual environmental conditions. Typically, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderately noisy.

Supervisory Responsibility: All Departmental Directors, C-suite and Real Estate Development, and designated Administrative Staff.

Location: San Francisco, CA, Full-Time / Exempt status, Reports to: Board of Directors.



Salary commensurate with experience. CHP provides an excellent benefits package, including 100% employer paid employee health, dental, vision, life & disability insurance; commuter benefits; 403(b) investment opportunity; Employee Assistance Program; paid training; paid vacation; 13 paid holidays; and sick time.



Commensurate with Experience

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How to Apply:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Community Housing Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer without regard to formerly homeless people, race, color, creed, gender, gender expression, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, age, veteran status, national origin or ancestry, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. Community Housing Partnership hiring policies require a background check for all applicants working directly with at-risk populations.

The Board of Directors of CHP thanks you for your interest in our organization and this position.

Apply in email to [email protected]

In the Subject line of the email put your Last name and CHP. Email in separate word documents, your resume and a cover letter to [email protected] Please include your LinkedIn profile URL. Applications will be accepted until filled.

By applying for this position, you agree that you have read the Job Description and this notice: All applicants will be considered. Only those whose skills and experience most closely fit the requirements will be contacted. If you do not hear from us, we will keep your resume on file. We will not release your resume or contact information without your permission. Your candidacy will be held in the strictest confidence. Thank you.


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