President and Chief Executive Officer (234 views)

5515 Cherokee Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22312 US
August 12, 2022 2022-10-11
Job Description

Reporting to and working with the Board of Directors, the President and CEO helps set and implement our strategic direction and provides internal and external leadership to continually increase Wesley Housing’s impact and raise our visibility and brand.

Key Responsibilities and Initial Priorities

  • Effectively manage the transition from a long-term executive so that programs and services continue seamlessly.
  • Maintain a positive organizational culture, especially in light of the leadership transition and the move to a new hybrid workspace.
  • Continue to lead and support ongoing organizational conversations around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Work with Board and staff to develop a new strategic plan and lead its implementation.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and support to staff while fostering an inclusive work environment.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations around the changing external economic conditions that impact affordable housing development—such as rising interest rates and supply chain problems—and their impact on Wesley Housing’s finances.
  • Interface with Wesley Housing’s external stakeholders, such as local government officials, financial institutions, Virginia Housing, etc.

Experience and Attributes

Successful candidates for the President and CEO role will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to our organization, including some or all the following:

  • Passion for Wesley Housing’s mission, including experience in and commitment to developing and maintaining high-quality resident-focused affordable housing.
  • Knowledge of affordable housing and experience in real estate development strongly preferred.
  • Big picture and strategic, forward-looking thinker with the ability to inspire others.
  • Compassionate, confident, inclusive, and inspirational leader with high emotional intelligence who is collegial, consultative and involves others in the decisions and work.
  • Significant leadership and management experience leading a complex organization and team.
  • Proven business and financial acumen, with experience developing and managing budgets and demonstrated success in maintaining fiscal stability.
  • Strong communicator, including well developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working for, with, or on a board of directors and supporting involvement in organizational governance.
  • Strong work ethic, while practicing and supporting work/life balance.
  • Ability to attend periodic evening and weekend meetings with external stakeholders.

Application Process

To apply, upload resume and cover letter by clicking here. For other inquiries, contact Peggy Sand at No other application materials will be reviewed at this time. Resume review begins immediately.

Decisions regarding the recruitment, selection, hiring, compensation, and promotion of candidates and staff will be made without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.


About Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group

On behalf of Wesley Housing, Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group is working with the Board of Directors to advance the search. Founded in 1984 and merged with Marcum in 2018, we are, and always have been, a mission-driven professional services firm seeking to do more for nonprofits and socially conscious companies. We exist to do meaningful work for organizations like Wesley Housing that are making a difference in our communities and our world. Learn more about our work at