Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) & Executive Vice President (EVP), the Sr. Dir Government & Community Partnerships is responsible for leading the organization’s commitment to advance housing justice through advocacy and, to engage diverse communities of support in service of Habitat’s mission. The Sr. Director oversees the regional organization’s political, community, and legislative strategies. Responsibilities include the creation and management of a holistic grassroots advocacy program; expansion of key organizational initiatives including the Habitat Young Professionals (HYP), Women Build, and the Beloved Community (inspired by Reverend Martin Luther King’s vision); as well as, expanding and deepening engagement with community leaders and organizations across the geographic service area (NYC and communities across Westchester County, NY).
As a key member of a cross divisional leadership team, the Sr. Director, GCP is an active participant in key strategic decisions affecting the organization. The position plays a leadership role in expanding current and forging new relationships to build visibility, impact, and financial resources for the regional entity (Habitat for Humanity NYC and Westchester) and, across the unique geographies. A key focus will be to expand partnerships for the recent growth of the organization’s presence and programmatic activity in strategic communities across Westchester County, NY.
Passion for the vision and mission of Habitat NYC and Westchester. Strong interest in the issue of affordable housing.
Compassion and Cultural Competency – Empathy for, understanding of, and respect for families facing housing challenges from diverse communities and backgrounds. Personal experience with housing insecurity and historically disinvested communities encouraged to apply. Multi-lingual preferred.
Mission-driven Motivation – Deep commitment to the mission and vision of Habitat NYC and passion for housing justice, improving families’ lives, and ending the region’s housing crisis.
Political savvy and keen interest in/understanding of housing policy, the affordable housing movement broadly, and the politics of the housing landscape both locally and nationally
Technology Proficient – Advanced computer skills and expertise in Microsoft Office (Word; Excel; Power Point; Outlook, Teams). Experience with online advocacy platforms and state/local lobby reporting a plus.
Relationship Management – Strong networking and relationship management skills, with a history of growing relationships from transactional to mutually beneficial
Time Management – Efficient time management skills, ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple priorities. Ability to parse large projects into small achievable goals.
Research and Reporting – Strong research skills—ability to identify and research policy issues and provide accurate briefs of complex issues.
Communication: Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills—experience writing persuasive and inspiring proposals and reports. Ability to evaluate partnership impact and success. Ability to craft strong, persuasive promotional materials, decks, one-page documents, etc. as well as effectively interface with staff, community leaders and senior level executives.
All newly hired employees of Habitat NYC and Westchester must have their final dose of an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed COVID-19 vaccine, and provide proof of such in order to begin employment, unless a reasonable accommodation on the following limited bases is granted. Habitat NYC and Westchester will consider accommodation requests from individuals who are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccination due to either an underlying medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs on a case-by-case basis in accordance with our policies as well as federal, state, and local laws. Supporting documentation may be requested.
Location, hours: This position is a hybrid combination of in-person and work-from-home work style, embraced by the organization in order to build and maintain strong relationships across the organization and with partner organizations, homeowners, tenants and tenant groups.
Administrative Offices: 111 John St. Suite 770, New York, NY 10038 and 55 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Ability and willingness to travel: Ability and willingness to travel – build sites across NYC and Westchester County; ReStores – Queens, NY and Yonkers, NY from time to time and as required; Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, evenings and weekends as required
Careers at Habitat for Humanity New York City are challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in bringing your passion for the mission of Habitat for Humanity to the organization, please apply by sending a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications to Matthew Dunbar at email@example.com.