Position: Executive Director
Organization: Wheeler Creek Community Development Corporation
Location: Washington, D.C.
Wheeler Creek Community Development Corporation is a community-based non-profit organization that works to create stable, diverse and healthy communities through the provision of social services to low- and moderate-income residents of the District of Columbia. The organization has a specific focus on Southeast D.C. residents of the District and administers homeless prevention, supportive housing, financial literacy and other support services programs. The organization has supported District residents for over 20 years.
Over the last few years, Wheeler Creek has expanded its staff and services as a provider in the District’s Homeless Services Continuum of Care. Wheeler Creek specifically focuses its services on low income and disenfranchised residents throughout the District.
Wheeler Creek is seeking a visionary leader with a passion for working with, and behalf of, underserved residents as its Executive Director. The ideal candidate has a passion for social services, is driven, dedicated, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the capacity to successfully navigate an organization in transition. Transitioning the organization while continuing to grow the organization's impact and fundraising capacity will be critical functions of the new Executive Director. The next Executive Director will also be responsible for leading the organization's strategic direction and partnering with the Board to identify and secure alternative funding sources and achieve strategic goals. Additionally, the next Executive Director will oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization and ensure its financial sustainability. They will manage a current budget of over $3.5 million and will lead a dedicated team of more than 25 F/T employees and 5 independent contractors.
The ideal candidate possesses excellent written and verbal acuity and bring a track record of developing effective partnerships with varied stakeholders. Candidates with demonstrated track records of leading 501-(C)-3, non-profit organizations.
Must be willing and and successful in passing federal and local background checks.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to
● Oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization
● Lead organizational strategic direction; collaborate with the Board, staff, community, and key stakeholders
to set clear goals and achieve the mission of the organization
● Provide inspirational leadership and vision to employees and contractors
● Oversee the management and performance of all programs and services
● Ensure adherence to all funder program and financial requirements
● Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including funders, nonprofit and
community partners, state and local elected officials, volunteers, corporate partners, government agencies,
and the Board
● Manage and grow existing funder relationships and implement expanded funding strategies that generate
new revenue from diverse sources to ensure organizational sustainability
● Serve as the principal spokesperson, ambassador and advocate for the organization
● Oversee effective strategic financial decision-making and management, reporting, and compliance
● Demonstrated passion for working with, and on behalf of, undeserved populations, including a clear
commitment to the organization's core values
● Bachelor's degree required, Master’s Degree preferred with at least 5 years experience at this executive level.
● Previous experience in a senior leadership role with a demonstrated ability to manage the strategic, financial,
operational, and leadership needs of a community-based nonprofit
● Experience working in non-profit, government, social services, and/or other relevant issue areas strongly
● Experience leading, inspiring, and developing a high-functioning team
● Demonstrated commitment to achieving meaningful and measurable outcomes
● Demonstrated aptitude for building and cultivating strong relationships with a diverse set of key
stakeholders, including partners, community members, funders, and local government
● Experience working with, supporting, and/or serving on a nonprofit Board of Directors
● Strong cultural competence with a deep understanding of urban poverty
● Positive, engaging, and entrepreneurial leadership style
● Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
● Ability to occasionally work nights and weekends to support programming, general operations and special
Compensation And Benefits
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
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