About Proud Ground:
Proud Ground, a nonprofit organization, is the largest Community Land Trust in the Pacific Northwest. Our investment protects neighborhoods by ensuring working families can afford to live in their community and keep their homes affordable for years to come. We’ve helped over 500 homeowners purchase affordable homes and our portfolio includes over 400 homes in our service areas.
Originally founded in 1999 as the Portland Community Land Trust, Proud Ground became the first city-wide entity to provide permanently affordable homeownership opportunities and since has expanded to six counties and two states – Clackamas, Jackson, Lincoln, Multnomah, and Washington in Oregon and Clark in Washington state. Proud Ground is a membership-based organization, which gives homeowners and donors voting rights on organizational decisions. This ensures that the community members served by Proud Ground are part of the decision-making that drives our mission-based work.
Under the direction of the Board of Directors, and reporting to the Board Co-Chairs, the Executive Director (ED) provides leadership for strategic planning, fundraising, operations, programs, and fiscal management of a $1.4 million budget; $40 million of assets to manage; and resource development to achieve Proud Ground’s strategic goals. The Executive Director is responsible for developing and strengthening stakeholder relationships with government, philanthropic, nonprofit, and business partners, and culturally specific communities. In addition, the Executive Director leads the organization in short- and long-range planning to ensure a strong homeownership pipeline for Proud Ground homebuyers.
This position will have four direct reports (Homeownership Program Director, Real-Estate Development Manager, Fiscal Director, and Fund Development Manager). Proud Ground has a total of 10 FT staff and multiple contractors.
- Experience working with culturally and economically diverse communities. Experience building successful relationships through collaboration with community partners.
- At least seven (7) years of experience with management and supervisory roles in a nonprofit. Experience managing people to achieve collective and individual goals.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in affordable housing policy/ programs and/or real estate finance/development.
- Demonstrated fundraising experience with successful generation of new revenue through a variety of strategies including donor relations, individual giving, government funding, foundations, corporations, and planned giving. Successful relationship building with funders from both public and private sectors.
- Significant experience in financial oversight and reporting. Preparation of project proformas, and development budgets a plus.
- Established a record of collaboration and building effective relationships with Board of Directors,
- staff and stakeholders and overall nonprofit management.
- Experience in the political environment, legislation, and the legislative process and knowledge of federal, state, and city housing policy and funding programs.
- Demonstrated ability with computers, the internet, and technology.
- Ability to travel locally using one’s own vehicle, while carrying acceptable insurance and holding a valid driver’s license, occasional overnight travel to conferences and meetings.