The Skid Row Housing Trust seeks a visionary, inspiring and persuasive leader to serve as Chief Executive Officer. The Skid Row Housing Trust (“The Trust”) provides permanent supportive housing so that people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction can lead safe, stable lives in wellness. The Trust develops, manages, and operates permanent and supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals across Los Angeles. With its emphasis on award winning and nationally recognized architectural style and design, the Trust has committed to the idea that residents of affordable housing deserve living environments that validate their dignity, and that they do not need to be isolated from the rest of the city. The Trust’s 27 buildings are homes to over 1,800 people in Los Angeles. The Trust has identified growing expansion as a diversification strategy and has developed two properties outside of Downtown Los Angeles with two new properties in Long Beach, CA. By providing homeless men and women with permanent homes (as opposed to temporary shelter), and the treatment and services needed to stabilize disabilities and crises, the Trust ensures that formerly homeless residents will never become homeless again. To learn more, please visit www.skidrow.org.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for the overall successful operation and performance of the agency, providing leadership toward the achievement of its mission, vision, annual goals, objectives, and growth. The CEO will be responsible for monitoring an operating budget of approximately $10 million and rental income in excess of $10 million annually at the property level. The successful CEO will possess a profound respect for the individuals served and have an understanding or interest in the policy and program needs of housing designed to serve very low income and homeless persons. This individual needs to be a business-oriented consensus builder who can work on multiple levels with a wide variety of constituents to implement programs and processes, and facilitate change, when required. Candidates should have wisdom and prudence in the deployment of financial resources and sufficient fiscal management experience to be conversant with the fiduciary responsibility of a complex organization with a large asset base. A minimum of ten years experience in senior management of an organization of comparable size and complexity and familiarity with the management of a human services organization is desired. A Bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree is preferred.
The Skid Row Housing Trust has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Chief Executive Officer search. To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: http://www.morrisberger.com/currentsearches/skidrow.