The Bridge Fund of New York seeks a CEO to head this privately-financed leader in homelessness prevention. The CEO will be a caring, innovative, dedicated, and collaborative leader with a commitment to ensuring that the organization is a thought leader and increases its impact on the homelessness crises in New York and Westchester as a best-in-class, privately-funded organization preventing homelessness.
Leadership – Lead with an inspirational strategic vision that fully embraces the mission while keeping a finger on the pulse of day-to-day operations, services and
Prioritization and Commitment to Outcomes – Ensure that the activities of The Bridge Fund, both human and financial, fulfill the mission and execute the organizational strategy with a commitment to excellence across all activities and a passion for delivering measurable outcomes that positively impact
Strategic Plan – Lead a strategic planning process for growth that includes input from staff and board. Support, manage and implement the strategic plan; stay ahead of trends in city and state government as well as funding streams in The Bridge Fund’s programmatic
Programs – Know how The Bridge Fund’s programs are structured, staffed and funded, how performance is measured, how money is being spent, and what it costs to ensure and deliver quality services efficiently; ensure the integration of and collaboration between the different geographic areas as appropriate. Promote and further develop the organization’s impact and outreach.
General Management, Administration and Finance – Understand the elements of The Bridge Fund’s staffing, funding and finances; establish budget and planning strategies and set priorities that correlate with current and future activities; evaluate programs with an eye toward balancing fiscal realities with the organizational aspirations; and hold self and the organization to the highest levels of transparency, integrity and
FutureGrowth – Build upon The Bridge Fund’s history of success and its strong foundation as the gold standard for privately-financed homelessness prevention; develop a vision for future growth and expanded impact, possibly including strategic alliances and partnerships.
Resource Development – Grow and broaden a funding base from individual donors, foundations, and corporations; develop and build upon special fundraising events; work closely with the Board of Directors to inspire continued and greater participation with fundraising efforts to identify, plan, and execute new and innovative ways to raise money to enable growth.
Public Role – Serve as a highly visible spokesperson and advocate for The Bridge Fund; identify, engage, and coalesce partners that share elements of The Bridge Funds and serve the same populations; provide leadership at the municipal level and eventually beyond in an effort to raise The Bridge Fund’s profile and attract resources; strategically position The Bridge Fund as a leader and a model for effectiveness and life-changing, family-saving impact; seize opportunities to promote The Bridge Fund.
At least 5 years' senior management required, including budgeting, P&L, staff oversight, board development, development and communications.
Other must haves:
Familiarity with the New York City nonprofit arena and donors;
A high comfort level with technology (for both operations and communications), social media, marketing, and external communications that will increase The Bridge Fund’s visibility and brand; a clear ability to identify and capitalize on public relations opportunities as they arise;
An individual with a naturally collaborative and inclusive management style who can act decisively when necessary; a manager with the ability to attract and nurture high-performing talent and build strong teams;
An ability to respect, listen to and work well with internal and external constituencies from a wide range of culturally diverse groups.
The mission of The Bridge Fund is to prevent homelessness for vulnerable, working poor individuals and families who are threatened with the loss of their housing, but often do not qualify for emergency government assistance.Since 1991, the Bridge Fund of New York Inc. Has provided loans and grants of over $19.7 million, benefiting 35,300 individuals, including 15,800 children.