Feb 27, 2023

Vice President of Network Impact

  • Purpose Built Communities
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
Full-Time Programs

Job Description

Position Announcement: Vice President, Network Impact


Purpose Built Communities believes neighborhoods can become pathways to prosperity for everyone who lives there. To make sure that happens, Purpose Built partners with local leaders to design, direct, and accelerate neighborhood transformation initiatives across the United States that will lead to greater racial equity, improved health outcomes, and increased upward mobility for all residents. The Purpose Built Communities model for revitalization is holistic – it includes building affordable, mixed-income housing, establishing a cradle-to-college education pathway, creating community wellness programs and facilities, and designing a thriving commercial core that leads to economic vitality. The uniqueness of the Purpose Built model exists in the fact that the vision for revitalization is 1) resident-centered so people who have deep roots in the community and call it home are able to help shape its future and continue to live there as it grows; 2) partnerships and activities to achieve that vision are coordinated by a dedicated, nonprofit community quarterback organization; and 3) the vision is executed within a defined neighborhood, making the initiative hyperlocal, guaranteeing a healthier, stronger, more sustainable community. The Purpose Built Communities Network includes 28 of these community quarterback organizations in 15 states. For more information, visit purposebuiltcommunities.org. Connect on Facebook @PurposeBuiltCommunities and Twitter @PurposeBuiltCS.


To ensure more people can experience the opportunities created by living in healthy, prosperous, and supportive communities where everyone thrives, Purpose Built Communities has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to aid in the recruitment efforts for its Vice President, Network Impact.


Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Network Development and Engagement, the Vice President, Network Impact has the primary responsibility for leading the research and evaluation function, including working with members of the senior leadership team, Network Members, external consultants, and researchers. In this highly strategic and collaborative role the Vice President, Network Impact will be operationalizing the organization’s strategy to accelerate this important revitalization work. This includes developing and implementing an evaluation framework and process to document outcomes within the Pacesetter cohort of Network Members and collaborating with colleagues to disseminate the learning and knowledge throughout the Network and field. The ideal candidate will also have proven experience in identifying emerging trends and changing landscape around community development to ensure that Purpose Built is well positioned to respond to changing needs.


The Vice President, Network Impact is an analytical thinker with the ability to skillfully navigate the organization through community engagement with experience leading cross-sectoral work at the neighborhood, city, or regional level. This role will also be integral in supporting a network of organizations responsible for cross-sectoral services to local groups who implement strategies that address racial equity, economic mobility, and improved health outcomes in a collaborative, community focused, hit the road running culture. To be successful the Vice President, Network Impact will bring excellent leadership skills, business acumen and the ability to effectively manage, lead, and supervise a multidisciplinary team.


If our mission resonates and you can achieve results with a drive for excellence, please submit both a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your experience and qualifications being sought.   

Hiring Organization

Purpose Built Communities


The preferred candidate will have at least ten years’ experience in cross-sectoral services with a strong understanding of collaborating with team members to build a highly inclusive culture that has resulted in improved outcomes. They will also bring a history of successful fiscal management, be familiar with research methods and data analytics with a proven ability to build trusting relationships with colleagues, Network Members, and key leaders in the field to the needs of this position.

Industry/Service Area

Housing/Shelter, Human Services



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