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President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Chapman Partnership
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Apr 18, 2023

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Community Development, Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time

President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Chapman Partnership

President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Organization: Chapman Partnership
Location: Miami, FL
Reporting Relationship: Board of Directors

As a national model for homelessness, Chapman Partnership addresses the most basic human rights and needs to restore the dignity and respect of individuals experiencing homelessness. Far beyond the expected food, housing, clothing and laundry facilities of a typical emergency shelter, Chapman Partnership’s empowerment model is built upon wrap-around services that incorporate effective programs (cradle to career) and caring support to achieve self-sufficiency.

Since 1995, we have transformed the lives of more than 130,000 individuals. From tackling tent cities under highway overpasses to supporting the community through a global pandemic, Chapman Partnership has celebrated over 25 years of amazing progress and achievements.

While Chapman Partnership has elevated its operations since February 2020, meeting the needs of more than 2,500 individuals and families with children experiencing a housing crisis, the demand in the community has never been greater. Miami is challenged by a lack of affordable housing with six in 10 employed adult residents identified as cost-burdened, meaning they spend more than 30% of their incomes on housing – the highest rate of any large metro in the nation.

Addressing homelessness is complicated, and Chapman Partnership embraces the needs and dignity of all residents, whether single men, single women and families; those motivated toward self-sustainability, those who are temporarily traumatized, those with no motivation to do much of anything; skilled individuals who have hit hard times, the elderly without family support; and those battling addiction or mental health challenges.

Inheriting one of the preeminent housing nonprofits in the country at such a critical moment, this is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and altruistic leader to build upon the success of Chapman Partnership’s nationally renowned model and drive the organization’s evolution towards a new vision of continued growth, programmatic innovation and lasting impact.

Chapman has incredible resources inclusive of a talented staff, strong organizational structure, an outstanding Board of Directors, great community support and an important partnership with the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust. The next CEO will build on this foundation to further raise the effectiveness of its powerful programs and better empower its residents toward self-sustainability.

Among many qualities, the next President & CEO will bring deep passion for the mission of Chapman Partnership, particularly the need to bring the dignity and hope that comes with safe and secure housing, and a profound understanding of the challenges of poverty and systemic inequities. The incoming leader will bring exceptional leadership and management skills, phenomenal fundraising prowess, expertise building meaningful relationships and groundbreaking partnerships, and inspirational communication to galvanize community support for the powerful mission and work of Chapman Partnership.

This is a great opportunity for a compassionate, fearless, and forward-thinking leader to further accelerate Chapman Partnership’s work of rewriting pathways to end homelessness that will truly change the landscape in South Florida and beyond, today and into the future.


Chapman Partnership serves as the private sector partner to the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, commissioned by the Trust to operate two Homeless Assistance Centers located in Downtown Miami and Homestead. Chapman Partnership offers a comprehensive, holistic approach through on-site services and partnerships to empower residents to overcome housing instability and achieve and maintain long-term self-sufficiency.

Chapman Partnership annually links 4,000 residents to a suite of programs and services critical to growth and independence, including stable housing; job training and placement; medical, dental and psychiatric care; Head Start for children ages birth to 5, and afterschool and summer programming delivered through its Family Resource Center for children ages 5 and up; as well as benefits access that supports housing stability goals; and various life skills programs for parents and caregivers that nurture healthy family outcomes. Collectively, programs are designed to augment quality of life outcomes that promote reductions in poverty and expand economic opportunities, while building community assets that support a more equitable society and contribute to a healthy and vibrant Miami-Dade County.

Commitment to Equal and Social Justice
Together as a community, we are witnessing a historic time in our country as people from all walks of life demand racial and social equality. Since our inception more than 25 years ago, Chapman Partnership has been an advocate of equality for people of all backgrounds. It has been our mission to ensure that the more than 800 men, women and children we serve nightly have equal access to essential basic needs such as housing, education and employment opportunities.

We remain committed to ensuring that we have a welcoming and inclusive environment where all of our residents are empowered to reach their potential and become self-sufficient. We are an organization where people of all backgrounds, cultures and viewpoints can thrive. Through our programs and services, we ensure our residents receive access to affordable housing, career and job training, health and wellness services as well as educational support for our youth.

At Chapman Partnership, we give ALL people hope through the work we do each and every day to help transform their lives. We support the movement of change in our country; a movement that empowers those who have historically suffered from injustice and inequality. We advocate for the necessary change needed to ensure every man, woman and child in our nation is hopeful for a better tomorrow TODAY.

In partnership with the Board of Directors, the President & CEO is responsible for providing vision and strategic leadership to ensure the continued success and impact of Chapman Partnership.

The CEO will be tasked with the development and execution of a strategic vision and the effective administration and oversight of all operations, programs, and external affairs, including stewardship of the relationship with key community partner, Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust.

The CEO inspires and motivates internal and external audiences, leads with clarity and purpose, expands the organization’s partners and supporters, engenders an engaged and collaborative culture, and demonstrates an unwavering, lifelong commitment towards the mission.

Strategic Leadership and Operational Excellence

  • Work closely with the Board and the executive team to develop, lead and implement Chapman Partnership’s strategic plans, ensuring its continued impact in the community and its ability to serve as a national model for addressing homelessness.
  • Oversee operations and execution of Chapman Partnership’s programs and services; design and implement innovative solutions to meet future needs; establish best practices and operational excellence to ensure effective and high-quality delivery for its residents.
  • Manage and lead the fiscal health of the organization; ensure that the organization’s planning and budgeting process maintains a sound financial basis and supports both short-term and long-term needs and the objectives of Chapman Partnership.
  • Recruit, lead, develop, empower, and motivate a diverse staff; empower them to operationalize the organization’s strategy; energize and mobilize the team and inspire determination in the face of incredibly challenging work; implement initiatives to ensure a strong culture and retention.
  • Develop a transparent internal culture that supports and inspires the mission, fully embraces values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, and promotes benevolence, collaboration, and innovation across the organization.
  • Serve Chapman’s clients with understanding, compassion and support, bringing training, hope and encouragement to the residents through direct, hands-on leadership.

External Affairs, Partnerships and Fundraising

  • Serve as the public face and official spokesperson of Chapman Partnership; promote the mission and services to all community constituencies, the general public, and the media.
  • Serve as chief partnership builder, fundraiser, and community connector; cultivate relationships with key funders and partners to grow and diversify funding sources, especially private fundraising; maintain relationships with local businesses, nonprofits, and government entities; forge new and innovative strategic alliances and community partnerships to increase opportunities, funding and impact.
  • Serve as an advocate and work with legislators, regulatory agencies, and other representatives of the social services industry to drive proactive advocacy for community- driven affordable housing initiatives, fostering policies that help facilitate the efficient and effective delivery of Chapman Partnership’s programs and services.

Board Governance

  • Work in partnership with the Chair to support and guide the agenda for current and future governance and decision-making processes.
  • Maintain effective relationships with the Board and work with Board members to set the organization’s strategic direction and policies; provide transparency around all key governance issues, including strategic planning, financial oversight, staff accountability and performance metrics, and board recruitment and development.
  • Ensure that board members support the values and needs of the organization, leveraging their contributions in resource generation, networking connections, diversity initiatives, and overall commitment to the community and residents served.

The CEO will bring deep and genuine passion for strengthening communities and working to address issues at the intersection of housing, poverty, hunger, health, employment, racial and social justice, and human rights. The successful candidate will be an altruistic leader who can apply business acumen in a public/private setting and may bring cross-sector experience or experience in a similarly complex organization within the nonprofit, public and/or private sector.

The ideal candidate should bring a mix of the following experiences and qualities:

  • A passion for serving others and playing a vital role in the community’s efforts to address critical issues around housing and poverty
  • Experience and skills that demonstrate an ability to successfully manage organizational complexity with sound oversight for operations and finances
  • Outstanding communications skills, including the ability to speak with compassion, credibility, and conviction to a broad range of diverse stakeholders
  • A significant track record of fundraising, including experience cultivating new donors and funders while maintaining and expanding existing relationships, or revenue Transferable skills or experiences may also be considered
  • Experience building and sustaining relationships with many constituencies, both internal and external, including partners, government agencies, funding sources, and the media
  • Experience or exposure to board governance
  • Strong people management skills; ability to promote a nurturing and inclusive culture and high morale in a challenging and an emotionally taxing work environment
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to serve as the public representative of Chapman Partnership and an advocate for the needs of its residents on behalf of the community
  • Ability to ensure quality customer service to residents, partners, and key stakeholders
  • Ability to learn and understand increasingly complex and continuously evolving aspects of the position, business and industry
  • Active participation in other Civic and Business association volunteer leadership to further Chapman’s cause
  • High empathy, emotional intelligence, resilience, humility, and

Interested and qualified candidates are welcome to submit application materials via the following online portal for consideration: Any nominations may also be submitted directly to the KF team at

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