Jun 04, 2024

Chief Executive Officer

$165,000 yearly
  • James Mueller and Associates
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Full-Time Executive Management (CEO/ED)

Job Description

Organization Summary

Broward Housing Solutions (BHS) is a 501(C)3, nonprofit organization headquartered in Fort Lauderdale with the mission “to provide quality permanent, affordable, and independent housing to homeless and very low-income people who also have mental illness.” Established in February 1993, BHS is a preeminent affordable housing development, lease-to-buy (LTB) homeownership, and property management agency dedicated to addressing Broward County’s serious social issues surrounding homelessness and the lack of affordable housing.

BHS is the only Certified Housing Development Organization (CHDO) in Broward County that specializes in providing affordable housing to low-income or homeless people who also have mental illness. BHS manages 176 bedrooms in 108 apartments in 21 owned and operated properties scattered throughout Broward County. In addition, BHS works with 82 third-party landlords to place client-tenants in 126 additional apartments. In all cases, rent is set at 30% of the tenant’s monthly income, and, through partnerships with area mental health agencies, clients receive case management services and the support they need to recover and stabilize. BHS serves a diverse client base of over 400 residents including fragile populations such as: homeless veterans, former foster youth, homeless seniors, unaccompanied homeless adults, and chronically homeless families.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Board of Directors (BOD), the CEO has the overall strategic and operational responsibility for executing BHS’ mission and serves as the public face of BHS. The CEO ensures that the needs and interests of BHS’ clients are served pursuant to the organization’s mission statement, strategic goals, bylaws, policies, and procedures. The CEO oversees staff and programs and ensures that the organization’s fiscal, operations, fundraising, marketing, human resources, technology, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization. The CEO also serves as the primary liaison from the organization to the BOD, keeping the BOD up to date on the status of the organization and advising members on preferred strategies and resolutions.

As the public face of BHS, the CEO is the spokesperson for the organization and maintains the organization’s positive public image. It is therefore critical that the CEO cultivate and maintain strong relationships and a positive personal reputation with individuals, organizations, stakeholders, and community partners.


Strategic Vision and Leadership

  •  Delivers executive leadership and management, serving as the primary liaison with the BOD to refine and implement the strategic plan while ensuring that the budget, staff, and priorities are aligned with BHS’ core mission
  • Establishes effective decision-making processes enabling BHS to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives
  • Oversees and manages real estate holdings, offering strategies for real estate development and the stewardship of BHS’ existing rental property portfolio
  • Ensures on-going programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluations, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems, recommending timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals
  • Acts as the spokesperson for BHS, putting forward a positive public image for the organization; effectively communicates successes to funders and other constituents

Board of Directors (BOD) Liaison

  • Cultivates a strong and transparent working relationship with the BOD and ensures open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic and impact performance against stated milestones and goals
  • In partnership with the BOD, helps build a diverse and inclusive board that is representative of the community BHS serves (30% must represent be primary and/or secondary mental health consumers) and is highly engaged and willing to leverage and secure resources
  • Seeks and builds board involvement with strategic direction for on-going operations; serves as ex-officio member of all BOD committees
  • Keeps the BOD informed of the impact to the organization of legislative, regulatory, or judicial policies

Fundraising and Marketing

  • Ensures that the flow of funds permits BHS to make continuous progress towards the achievement of its mission and that those funds are allocated properly to reflect present needs and future potential
  • Implements comprehensive marketing and branding strategies to ensure consistency throughout the organization and enhance revenue from major donors, foundations, corporations, and government agencies

Strengthening Infrastructure and Operations

  • Ensures the delivery of high-quality services while managing for current and future growth
  • Oversees the financial status of the organization including developing long and short-range financial plans, monitoring the budget, and ensuring sound financial controls are in place; sets financial priorities accurately to ensure the organization is operating in a manner that supports the needs of the program and staff
  • Creates and promotes a positive, multicultural work environment and provides encouraging and motivational leadership and direction to the BHS team
  • Ensures that staff have opportunities for ongoing growth and development
  • Coaches, develops, and retains BHS’ senior management team
  • Ensures effective systems to track progress and regularly evaluate and measure program components
  • Facilitates cross-departmental collaboration and strengthens internal communications throughout the organization
  • Ensures consistency throughout the organization’s strategy, operational methods, and data collection practices

Hiring Organization

Broward Housing Solutions


Essential Experience, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong commitment to BHS’ mission, vision, and core values
  • At least 10 years of overall Executive Leadership experience with a track record of effectively leading performance- and outcomes-based programs and teams
  • Experience in mental health, homelessness, and/or social service organizations
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to set and achieve strategic, compliance, operational and fiscal objectives while managing a $4M+ budget
  • Proven leadership, coaching and internal relationship management experience
  • Significant experience working with and developing Boards of Directors
  • Fundraising and marketing/branding experience, including knowledge of social media and internet marketing
  • Excellent coalition-building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator who can achieve consensus amongst differing opinions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with outstanding presentation abilities and the experience and appetite to be an outgoing spokesperson for the organization while building relationships to augment fundraising opportunities
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining culturally diverse team members

 Preferred Experience and Credentials

  • An advanced degree, ideally in nonprofit management or related field
  • Experience in housing programs or real estate development
  • Experience overseeing programs funded by large federal grants from agencies such as Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Industry/Service Area

Housing/Shelter, Human Services, Mental Health/Crisis Intervention




Salary and Benefits:

$165,000/year and comprehensive benefits package (details available on request)

Application Instructions

To apply:

Broward Housing Solutions has retained James Mueller and Associates to conduct the search for this role. To apply, email your resume to lauren@jmuellerassociates.com.  Include a cover letter describing the following:

  • Why you are choosing to pursue this position
  • What expertise and experience uniquely qualify you to lead the organization
  • What you hope to contribute to the organization and those it serves

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