CEO Position: Requirements
include significant non-profit experience at the executive level
and demonstrated grant writing and fundraising skills. Highly
desirable: located in Southern California with a network of
EngAGE changes lives by
transforming affordable senior, family, and intergenerational
housing communities into vibrant centers of learning, wellness, and
creativity. We serve thousands of older adults and families living
in more than 50 housing communities in California and Oregon,
providing programs in well-being, the arts, lifelong learning,
intergenerational connectivity, community building, and civic
The CEO reports to the Board of
Directors and is responsible for leadership, innovation, strategic
planning, affordable housing developer relationships, fundraising,
financial performance, the viability of the organization, and
management oversight to effectively carry out EngAGE’s
The CEO oversees the administration
of EngAGE’s budget, programs, and activities, manages the
staff, and ensures that EngAGE has the appropriate
organizational structures and resources to accomplish its annual
The CEO is a passionate advocate of
intentionally designed affordable housing and articulates a
compelling strategic vision that galvanizes stakeholders to turn
that vision into a reality. The CEO works with our developer
partners and funders to sustain lasting relationships that support
the EngAGE mission.
- Collaborate with the leadership team and Board of Directors to
shape the vision for EngAGE’s future.
- Communicate transparently with and guide the leadership team
and Board of Directors in affairs of EngAGE and in issues that
require policy decisions.
- Work with the board to identify and recruit potential new
developer partners, funders, collaborative organizations, board
members, etc. to expand the footprint of EngAGE and to
establish governance expertise in identified areas.
- Guide a talented management team to provide effective
leadership for staff.
- Manage collaborative relationships with all stakeholders.
- Oversee all aspects of organizational health: finance,
partnerships, funding, audit/tax returns, budget, planning,
- In conjunction with the board, establish employment policies
for staff and contractors.
- Create and communicate clear strategies for achieving the
organization’s mission and expanding its impact.
- Develop and implement long- and short-term strategic
- Monitor and evaluate the outcomes and impact of EngAGE’s
programs and initiatives to ensure quality, mission alignment, and
good use of EngAGE’s resources.
- Build out the organization’s strategy for promoting diversity,
equity, and inclusion.
- Work with the leadership team to secure housing developer
partner contracts for program delivery.
- Oversee and manage relationships with developer partners to
meet annual goals for program fee-earned revenue.
Community Advocacy and Public
- Oversee staff and lead the process of setting and reaching
annual fundraising goals.
- Initiate and nurture close, productive relationships and
collaborations with key donors, colleagues, and supporters
of EngAGE and personally solicit major gifts.
- Provide organizational leadership for all fundraising efforts
including special campaigns, annual gifts, sponsorships, government
grants, and other needs as they may arise.
- Serve as the chief spokesperson for the organization to the
community, constituents, and stakeholders.
- Facilitate effective relationships with all external
stakeholders including visitors, community partners, the press,
funders, and public officials.
- Build collaborative strategic alliances to further advance
- Promote EngAGE’s mission and leadership role in the field while
also fostering a supportive collegial atmosphere among partner
- Develop appropriate annual and long-term financial objectives;
lead EngAGE in consistently achieving these objectives, including a
balanced operating budget.
- Assure legal compliance.
- Execute contracts, agreements, or any other documents which
legally commit the organization.
- Manage the budget to strategically grow earned and contributed
revenue for the organization and implement growth plans.
Knowledge, Skills, and
- Significant nonprofit leadership experience with a track record
of success (a plus to have worked in Southern California and have
relationships with local funders, and highly desirable to have
worked with affordable housing developers).
- Strategic planning and implementation experience.
- Fundraising experience with success in soliciting major gifts
from individuals and all contributed income sources.
- Experience with institutional funding sources including
government grants, foundations, and sponsorships.
- Track record of being an inspiring and service-oriented leader
who can set a long-term vision and effect change; is capable of
imparting credibility, trust, integrity, and enthusiasm; and is
able to motivate and inspire others.
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- Solid relationship-building skills and success managing people,
projects, and budgets.
- Knowledge of nonprofit governance policies.
- Skilled fundraiser.
- Ability to multitask and work calmly under pressure.
- Diplomatic skills and the ability to make and communicate hard
- Sense of humor.
- Professional experience in the aging and arts community.
- A demonstrated passion for aging services, arts, and affordable
housing and an understanding of their ability to effect
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to delegate.
- Ability to work with diverse communities and varied
personalities including an understanding of best practices for
- Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to create a
- Collaborative worker with mission-driven motivation.
- Creative, innovative thinker.
EngAGE is an equal
opportunity employer and encourages all qualified applicants
regardless of gender identification, race, ethnicity, or