Executive Director, Hearth Connection

Hearth Connection
Greater Minneapolis - Saint Paul Metropolitan Area
$80,000 - $110,000
Mar 16, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Founded in 1999, Hearth Connection believes that everyone deserves a home. The organization works with government entities, community stakeholders, non-profit partners, and direct service providers to strengthen Minnesota’s network of services for people experiencing homelessness. Using qualified social service agencies to provide coordinated support services along with rental assistance support, Hearth Connection's harm reduction, housing-first approach helps to end the cycle of homelessness.

The Board of Directors of Hearth Connection is in the process of developing plans and strategies to support the engagement of a new Executive Director and to ensure a successful transition period.

Hearth Connection is seeking an experienced and innovative leader who will draw upon skill, experience, vision, fortitude and tenacity to guide the organization through a period of restorative, transformational, and challenging transition. Working with the board, the Executive Director will have the opportunity to realign the organization's existing programs with its core mission and values, and lead the organization in future growth and innovation; regularly assessing and refining Hearth Connection's programming to maintain the organization's sustainability and relevance to the complex issues of homelessness and supportive housing in Minnesota.

Areas of Responsibility: The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and has responsibility for all aspects of Hearth Connection’s operations. Responsibilities include staff supervision, financial management and budgeting, organizational development and strategic planning. Additional responsibilities include public and stakeholder communications and relations, monitoring and initiating legislative policy, and communications and coordination with the Board of Directors. The Executive Director supervises a staff of fifteen with an annual operating budget of approximately $2 million.


Education: Minimum bachelor’s degree with management and/or public policy concentration preferred.

Experience: Qualified applicants for this position must have five to seven years’ experience in management, with a proven leadership record in an organization of comparable size and a demonstrated track record in producing results in complex organizations/situations. Preferred candidates will have experience in the supportive/affordable housing sector and nonprofit management, and experience in managing government contracts. Candidates should demonstrate strong capabilities in high level strategic thinking and planning, a proven record of creating a supportive and collegial culture, strong written and oral communications, and experience in financial management and budgeting. Important factors in the selection process will be the candidate’s commitment to racial equity in all operational and strategic decisions and an ability to work cooperatively and collegially with staff, the Board of Directors, government agencies, non-profit partners, and direct service providers in the supportive housing sector.

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $110,000 annually and includes an employee benefits package.

Hearth Connection encourages applications from candidates who reflect the communities it serves – Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Queer and Trans individuals.

To Apply: Applications are requested by 5:00 p.m. on May 3, 2021.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of introduction and a resume via the Cincinnatus online portal at https://www.cincinnatus.com/hearth-connection-executive-director.html
(preferred method)- Alternatively, please email your resume and cover letter to employment@cincinnatus.com.

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