• Robin Hood
  • $132,420.00 -206,040.00/year*
  • Mount Vernon , NY
  • Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 208 S 4th Ave

Robin Hood is New York City s largest poverty-fighting organization. In addition to funding 200 of the most effective nonprofits serving New Yorkers experiencing poverty, we amplify financial support with a range of management assistance.Building on our 30 years of experience, Robin Hood is expanding our impact with an explicit focus on lifting households sustainably and measurably out of poverty through influencing policy, raising our thought leadership profile, importing and exporting effective ideas and strategies nationally, and building new collaborations with strategic partners. Position OverviewOn any given night in New York City, 63,000 people, including 23,000 children, sleep in homeless shelters. An additional 4,000 people sleep on the streets, subways or other areas not meant for human habitation. Tens of thousands of others are vulnerably or unstably housed. With the vacancy rates for low-income apartments below 2 percent, the supply of affordable housing is dwindling. The Managing Director, Housing provides overall strategic direction and accountability for Robin Hood s grant making activities focused on housing and homelessness in New York City. Currently, this portfolio is about $8 million annually and engages in multiple impact investment opportunities. To address the housing and homelessness crisis in New York City, the portfolio addresses the issues with four fundamental strategies: 1. Eviction and Homelessness Prevention We support programs that help vulnerable families and individuals remain stably housed. 2. Shelter Services For families for whom shelter is unavoidable, Robin Hood funds best-in-class services to help make episodes of homelessness brief and non-recurring. In order to break the cycle of homelessness, Robin Hood emphasizes two generation service models for parents/guardians and their children. 3. Permanent Housing Services Robin Hood funds services in permanent housing for formerly street homeless individuals who struggle with mental illness, addiction and other health issues a model known as supportive housing. We also fund street outreach programs to lower the barrier of entry into housing for this vulnerable population. 4. Supply of Affordable Housing To address the shortage of affordable housing in New York City Robin Hood supports the creation of new affordable housing through loan funds and development projects. Robin Hood also funds interventions that preserves the existing affordable housing stock. The Managing Director promotes efficiency, growth, and clear thinking on program development for community partners by reviewing and advising on program design, understanding fiscal information and evaluation data, and helping implement partnerships with other community-based groups, the city and philanthropic donors. The Managing Director provides counsel, support, guidance, oversight, mentoring, and general direction to program staff. ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities include, but are not limited to: Direct grantmaking activities within subject matter areas of the portfolio Identify, research, and pursue new models for poverty-fighting strategies and develop innovative program ideas into grants Develop partnerships with appropriate city agencies and others to engage in the development and preservation of affordable housing units Direct or conduct due diligence including investigation of fiscals and development of metrics rationale; communicate to proposal candidates the expectations, policies, and application practices of Robin Hood Direct critical review of docket on quarterly basis, formulating assessment of program delivery and organizational technical assistance Communicate with board of directors through written overviews, grant recommendation reports, and oral presentations at meetings; provide information on general direction and trends of individual community partners and the non-profit sector in general; prepare in-depth analysis of grants Manage relationships with Robin Hood partners: monitor performance of existing community partners through analysis of outcome data, partner reports, and site visits; develop recommendations for renewal program funding based on analysis of performance, social return on Robin Hood s investment, and continued alignment with Robin Hood s mission and approach to grant making Lead and manage a team of program officers overseeing research, site visits, and proposal development; review and edit grant recommendations Work in partnership with other managing directors to provide leadership to the Program team and the organization as a whole Liaise with Development team and other non-grant-making functions at Robin Hood to inform their work with donors, volunteers, and other interested parties Develop contracts and negotiate annual objectives and goals for partners Perform administrative duties as necessary to ensure that internal data systems are accurately updated The Managing Director, Housing will report to the Chief Program Officer. Qualifications Extensive experience with housing and homelessness in New York City; knowledge of players, issues, deal making and direct service experience Familiarity with impact investing and an interest in understanding how housing may fit into impact investing and other opportunities Extensive management experience and insight about non-profit performance and operations: Strong research, analytical, writing, and oral presentation skills Broad knowledge about urban social services models and delivery Broad, seasoned perspective on philanthropic field and its constituencies; knowledge of grant making preferred Broad knowledge of social problems, programs and policies, government programs, funding streams, and cost structuring 10-15 years of relevant, full-time working experience; senior operational responsibility in a non-profit preferred Master s or professional degree required along with minimum of 10 years post-graduate professional experience Commitment to poverty issues and to Robin Hood s model of engaged grant making Ability to be both a long-term strategic visionary and to understand current on-the-ground realities Familiarity with the management challenges of social service non-profits and a basic understanding of statistics and not-for-profit accounting Experience managing a team of seasoned, professional staff A good blend of entrepreneurial spirit and the capacity to work within a team An embrace of ambiguity and a willingness to roll up their sleeves High degree of self-awareness, humility, and diplomacy Sense of humor and skillful listener Robin Hood ValuesOur core values ground the work that we do in all areas of our organization. If these principles appeal to you, we invite you to apply. Robin Hood puts people first. Always. Robin Hood is unafraid to take action and create solutions. Robin Hood is data driven and heart led. Robin Hood works the coat check. Salary and BenefitsSalary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Robin Hood has excellent benefits and encourages strong work-life balance. To ApplyPlease complete our online application.Robin Hood is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Because our board pays for all administrative costs, 100% of your donation goes to support struggling New Yorkers.
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