The Managing Director, Housing & Homelessness leads Trinity’s affordable housing strategic initiative as part of the Grants and Mission Investing team and function. In consultation with the Rector, Vestry and Senior Clergy the MD will help to develop a set of ambitious goals and objectives for the new affordable housing initiative and then manage towards success. Trinity currently owns St. Margaret’s House, providing affordable housing for seniors, and is considering how to deploy land and other assets to create more affordable housing in New York City. Trinity is also interested in leveraging grants, Program Related Investing and other tools to advance affordable housing policy goals and reduce homelessness.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Strategy and Execution
– In consultation with the Rector, Vestry and Senior Clergy develops and refines a set of strategic goals and objectives for Trinity’s housing & homelessness initiative.
– Deploys and integrates multiple tools to achieve impact including land, partnerships, Investing, grants, convening power and moral leadership.
– Integrates the various components and tools of the affordable housing initiative into a coordinated and coherent strategy, connecting policy to action.
– Identifies additional opportunities for impact and tests those opportunities against strategy.
– Sets clear measurement indicators. Responds and adapts to the information they provide.
External Engagement & Partnership
– Seeks and builds partnerships that can increase impact and leverage expertize and additional resources for Trinity’s affordable housing work.
– Identifies and assesses partnership opportunities with financial acumen and political savvy.
– Strategically identifies potential grantees, rigorously assesses grant proposals and manages grantee relationship throughout the lifecycle of a grant or PRI.
– Develops and maintains relationships with other grant-makers and philanthropic peers.
– Publicly represents Trinity’s affordable housing activities, including engagement with partners, other funders, government officials and advocates.
Internal Engagement & Team Culture
– Serves as a member of the senior leadership team for the Grants and Mission Investing department and works closely with the other GMI managing directors to identify opportunities for collaboration.
– Liaises with real estate, facilities, finance, legal and other teams within Trinity to ensure both impact and compliance.
– Co-leads with senior priests to source ideas, develop key relationships and ensure inter-church dynamics are recognized.
– Contributes to an entrepreneurial work environment and positive culture of high impact, focused on outcomes.
– Builds a team that is adaptable and flexible.
– Ensures that all work is approached with rigorous execution and the highest standards of ethics, aligned with Trinity’s core values.
Required Skills and Knowledge:
- Experience leading and/or developing an affordable housing portfolio.
- Experience with grant-making and Program Related Investments.
- Strong financial skills, especially in affordable housing finance, and ability to manage budgets
- Knowledge of legal and compliance regulations for affordable housing.
- Knowledge of the New York City affordable housing policy and development landscape. Knowledge of homelessness policy or grant-making preferred.
- Management experience.
- Experience being entrepreneurial with a sales and partnership mentality, looking for partners and opportunity.
- Strong negotiating abilities.
- Experience of focusing on a goal, rallying people to meet it, measuring progress to goal and course-correcting as needed.
Required and Preferred Education, Experience, and Credentials:
- 10- 15 years of non-profit, government or real estate management
- Experience developing and launching a new initiative or program.
- Experience speaking and presenting in both internal and public settings.
- Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills.
- Leadership skills, particularly the ability to lead by influence, collaboration, and consensus-building.
- Mentoring and management skills.
- Organizational skills that include capacity to plan, implement, and oversee multiple, simultaneous projects and initiatives. Ability to set priorities decisively, delegate responsibilities, assure accountability, and allocate resources appropriately to achieve results.
- A strong understanding of the particular dynamics presented by Trinity being a religious institution.
- Bachelors Degree required; Masters degree preferred.
- Ability to travel up to 10% of the time (domestically)