New Destiny Housing Corporation is a citywide not-for-profit with the mission of ending the cycle of violence for low-income families and individuals at risk of homelessness and domestic violence by connecting them to safe, permanent housing and services. To achieve its mission, New Destiny develops and manages housing with on-site services; offers innovative programs that empower victims of abuse to find and retain affordable housing; and educates and advocates to increase permanent housing resources for low-income families.
New Destiny has a staff of 30 employees, a 20-member volunteer Board of Directors, and an annual budget of $2.5 million. It owns and manages a real estate portfolio of 12 projects valued at more than $54 million throughout New York City, most of which were funded with Low Income Housing Tax Credits. New Destiny provides services at its permanent housing for tenants, more than half of whom are previously homeless survivors of domestic violence, through the Family Support Program. It also operates HousingLink which provides housing training and technical assistance to survivors of domestic violence and links eligible survivors to safe, affordable housing.
The Deputy Executive Director will be responsible for internal- and some external-facing activities including coordination of the organization’s strategic plan and development of new strategic directions; program development, implementation, and evaluation; monitoring of property development, management and compliance; fundraising and budgeting; and human resources. The Deputy Executive Director will be expected to participate in Board meetings and to interact with Board members and Board Committees. S/he may also be asked to represent the agency in external meetings and on coalitions and to educate about and advocate for the organization’s mission in public settings.
The Deputy Executive Director will report directly to the Executive Director and work closely with the Director of Finance, the Director of Development and Communications, and other members of the senior management team.
The ideal candidate for Deputy Executive Director will be a generalist with broad experience in nonprofit operations, program delivery and management.
Program Monitoring and Evaluation
Ensure that programs are meeting their annual goals and operating efficiently
Program Monitoring and Evaluation (cont’d)
Help create program budgets and develop tools to track spending by funding source for programs
Develop systems to evaluate program outcomes
Research and investigate software for managing program databases
Assist with the review of contracts for program funding
Oversee orientation for new employees
Coordinate benefits administration
Lead an annual employee evaluation process
Collaborate with Fiscal to research, evaluate and select health insurance coverage for the organization as well as other benefits
Ensure that appropriate professional training opportunities are available to employees
Monitor compliance with all federal, state, and city labor laws and regulations
Engage interns and temporary employees when necessary to support the work of the organization
Work closely with Director of Finance and Executive Director to create the organization’s annual budget
Analyze program spending and prepare regular reports to the Executive Director and program directors and, when requested, to the Finance Committee, and the Board of Directors
Assist with the preparation of budget requests and spending reports to program funders
Analyze organization expenses and suggest savings where possible
Assist the Director of Finance to prepare for and complete the annual audit
Work with the Director of Finance and the Director of Development and Communications to ensure that required reports and invoices for funders are prepared and submitted on schedule
Property Management and Compliance
Oversee New Destiny’s property and asset management functions
Ensure that properties owned by New Destiny and its affiliates are well-maintained and operating efficiently and economically
Attend meetings with the full-service 3rd-party property manager and evaluate the property manager’s performance
Ensure that all reports and requirements for private funders, investors, government agencies, and other stakeholders are completed and submitted on time
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; MPA, MBA or Master’s in Nonprofit Management or Finance or other relevant area strongly preferred
8 years of increasingly responsible experience in a nonprofit operational and financial position
Interest in and commitment to the organization’s mission
Supervisory experience that includes effective management of a team
Knowledge of affordable and/or supportive housing and capital funding sources, especially Low Income Housing Tax Credits, a plus
Must be a highly motivated multi-tasker with a strong drive toward producing positive outcomes
Excellent communication skills, written and oral, required
Ability to build and work with staff individually and in teams
Must be highly organized and detail-oriented while maintaining an overview of the big picture
Strong computer skills, knowledge of computer systems and experience with accounting, client service management, and fundraising databases
Creative and resourceful in approaching problems and issues
Resilient and patient with a sense of perspective
This is a full-time professional position based in mid-town Manhattan which will require occasional travel to sites in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Generous pension plan and competitive health benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter and resume to Resumes@NewDestinyHousing.org .
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
New Destiny is a New York City nonprofit founded in 1994 to provide housing and services to one of the City's most vulnerable homeless populations – victims of domestic violence and their children. We are committed to increasing permanent housing options for domestic violence survivors by building affordable housing and improving their access to existing housing resources.