Current Available Opportunities
Georgia ACT is a statewide, membership association of nonprofit housing and community development organizations. We seek to build and support a statewide network of thriving member organizations and trained professionals engaged in housing and community development for low- to moderate-income families. We engage in advocacy at the state level and collaborate with partners to provide technical assistance and training.
The president serves as the chief executive officer of Georgia ACT and reports to the board of directors under the ongoing supervision of the board chair. This position requires a high level of professionalism and accountability to improve the environment in which nonprofit housing and community development organizations operate to enable them to more effectively meet the needs of lower income Georgia citizens. The position requires some travel.
- Recommend and participate in formulating new policies and making decisions within existing policies of the board of directors to provide guidance and direction for all aspects of the Association.
- Engaging and Coordinating. Maintain, develop and expand relationships with nonprofit intermediaries (e.g., Enterprise Community Partners, NeighborWorks® America, Housing Assistance Council), government agencies, the private sector, and other nonprofit organizations (e.g., National Housing Conference, Center for Community Change). Develop and participate in collaborative activities to impact the quality and quantity of affordable housing and community development.
- Representation and Engagement. Serve as the chief spokesperson and representative of Georgia ACT at events and in membership or activities with other organizations and institutions.
- Membership Recruitment and Program Services. Develop and implement strategies for expanding membership. Establish and provide for the delivery of those activities that enhance the work of members of the Association such as networking meetings, educational programs, communications tools, and information sharing.
- Expand and coordinate the involvement of Association members and allies in advocacy and public education to seek improved policies, administrative practices, legislation, resources, and public image that impacts nonprofit housing and community development organizations and the work that they perform.
- Public Relations. Create or take advantage of opportunities for media coverage to better educate the public about the work of nonprofit housing and community development organizations, the importance of, and need for, affordable housing, homebuyer counseling, financial literacy, micro-enterprise, etc. Maintain and enhance relationships with entities to promote the interests of the Association.
- Prepare and implement a resource development plan and involve the board and other volunteers in seeking resources for operating support, the delivery of services, and special projects. Investigate fee-generating lines of business.
- Establish and oversee office procedures, record keeping, methods of communication, financial records, and reports that lead to efficiency of operations.
- Provide leadership and guidance to committees of the board, volunteers, interns, and staff to enable them to fulfill their roles in achieving the Association’s objectives.
- Board Management. Engage members of the board of directors in the work of the Association and manage relationships with individual board members and other key volunteers.
- Provide necessary liaison and staff support to committee chairs and committees to enable them to properly perform their functions. Ensure that committee decisions and recommendations are submitted to the Board of Directors for approval.
- Financial Management. In cooperation with the Treasurer, develop, recommend and upon approval, operate within an annual budget. Ensure that all funds, physical assets, and other property of the Association are appropriately safeguarded and administered.
- Member Meetings. Plan and conduct annual membership meeting and annual conference, in conjunction with a conference committee. Exercise control of conference budget and all conference arrangements to meet financial objectives.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Senior management or executive leadership experience.
- Bachelor’s degree plus at least five years of relevant work experience in housing, real estate development, community development, nonprofit or trade association management, or related field.
- Possess an entrepreneurial spirit. Be a self-starter and resourceful.
- Superior organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
- Experience in corporate, foundation, and governmental fundraising as well as business income generation.
- Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals, organizations, government agencies, etc.
- Knowledge of the legislative and the administrative processes used in local and/or state government.
- Ability to write clearly and speak well in front of small or large groups. Experience in media relations is a plus.
- Sufficient computer skills and familiarity with software programs necessary to correspond, prepare e-newsletters, and maintain a membership data base and financial records; knowledgeable in use of various social media platforms.
Salary commensurate with experience.
- Nine (9) paid holidays
- One (1) personal day
- Twenty (20) vacation days
- Six (6) days of sick leave