The word is out! This past Monday, the Houston Heights Association Board of Directors unanimously approved the job description for the newly created Executive Director position, and we are accepting applications now. The job description is posted below.
This role will create a professional, full-time dimension to the HHA’s vision for the Houston Heights to be recognized as a diverse, small town community in the heart of Houston, where neighbors and businesses thrive, children learn and play, and history lives.
Do you know someone who would be a great fit?
💼 Qualified candidates can apply now at bit.ly/hha-ed.
Title: Executive Director
Organization: Houston Heights Association, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Status: Full-time employee (exempt) with an expected work week of 40-45 hours.
Salary: $62,500-$90,000+ (negotiable, commensurate with experience)
Requirements: 3-5 years experience in non-profit management, Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience, at least 8 years total work experience.
The Executive Director of the Houston Heights Association will serve as the primary development and programming officer for the organization at the will of the Board of Directors. The vision of the Houston Heights Association is for the Houston Heights to be recognized as a diverse, small town community in the heart of Houston, where neighbors and businesses thrive, children learn and play, and history lives. This role has been newly created by the Board to begin in the 2018 Fiscal Year in order for us to excel in seeing that vision to fruition through strategic planning and increased membership and engagement.
The ED’s purview will span from day-to-day management of the Association’s affairs to a set of high-level measurable goals according to a strategic plan to be developed with the Board within the first 6-8 months of employment.
The ideal candidate is motivated by neighborhood preservation and a strong spirit of community engagement. An exceptional candidate is also very familiar with Houston Heights. The individual who will find success in this role will be able to “manage up” to the Board to set organizational priorities and “manage across” committees and volunteers to carry out our mission with consistency and continuity at a high level, while also performing specific tasks in fundraising/development, communications, administration, and compliance.
Finance & Operations
- Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board, maintaining consistent communication on financial, programmatic, and impact performance.
- Collaborate with the Board to define and implement a strategic plan that will align the organization’s budget and priorities around around our vision and mission statements with a strong set of measurable goals.
- Plan effective monthly Board meetings to support the Board in a governance and high-level strategic capacity, transitioning it away from heavy involvement in day-to-day operations.
- Oversee all aspects of the organization’s finances with the VP of Finance & Operations and Treasurer, including annual budget, investments, financial reporting, controls, and developing long- and short-term financial plans.
- Work closely with the Business Manager on all day-to-day business operations, accounting, and compliance.
- Oversee management of HHA properties, including maintenance, safety, and revenue-generation.
- Hire additional staff or contract labor with Board approval and at the service of a strategic plan.
Fundraising & Special Events
- Ensure success of HHA’s major fundraising events through direct, hands-on involvement and recruitment, training, and support of event committees.
- Maintain a strong sponsorship pipeline including direct solicitation of new sponsors and maintaining strong relationships with current and past sponsors.
- Ensure success of all non-fundraising HHA events through timely planning and publicity, as well as recruitment, training, and support of event committees.
- Evaluate all HHA programs to ensure they are expressly aligned with the HHA’s vision and mission and sustainable, to include recommending addition, elimination, or restructuring of programs to the Board.
- Recruitment, support, and oversight of Board-appointed committees to ensure they meet targeted objectives as laid out in a strategic plan.
- Increase individual, household, and business membership and retention.
- Increase subscriptions and retention in the Constable Patrol Program.
- Remain aware of public safety concerns in the neighborhood through the Constable Patrol Program and make regular reports to the Board and its membership.
- Remain knowledgeable of trends, events, disruptions and changes that might impact members or the mission of the organization.
- Develop and deliver educational workshops on land use issues that impact the neighborhood through the Land Use Committee.
- Serve as a primary liaison to community organizations, local businesses, major donors, public agencies, and neighboring civic associations, seeking to promote the HHA and speak on behalf of its members.
- Act as the primary spokesperson for the HHA to its constituents, media, and general public, coordinating with the President and VP of Communications.
- Represent HHA across political subdivisions (city, county, TIRZ, and superneighborhood) in matters that impact the neighborhood and HHA membership.
- Produce an Annual Report to the HHA membership.
- Ensure the monthly newsletter is effective in keeping members engaged and up-to-date with the VP of Communications and Editor.
- Experience in the core aspects of non-profit management: fundraising, relationship management, program evaluation, financial and annual reporting.
- Volunteer or professional experience in at least one of the following areas: planning, placemaking, community organizing, or community development.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Strong organizational leadership skills including past success working with a Board of Directors and volunteers.