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Executive Director

Bridging Communities Inc. Detroit, MI

  • Expired: 26 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Description for Executive Director


The Executive Director is the key management leader of Bridging Communities, Inc.  The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization.  Other key duties include fund raising, marketing, housing development, eldercare programming, and community stabilization.  The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.




1. Vision, Program and Service Delivery

The Executive Director promotes the vision and direction of the organization.  He/she oversees development, promotion, and delivery of programs, products and services while paying close attention to quality. The executive director is responsible for the strategic planning to ensure that BCI can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.   


2. Human Resources Management

The Executive Director effectively manages the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations.  Also leads the staff in the day to day operations of the organization.  The Executive Director shall be responsible for the hiring of qualified staff, evaluations and termination of staff if necessary.


3. Fundraising and Financial Management

The Executive Director oversees fundraising planning and implementation including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administering fundraising records and documents.  The Executive Director shall work with the Board Finance Committee and recommend a yearly budget and shall prudently manage the organization’s resources within budget guidelines. The Executive Director is responsible for the fiscal integrity of the organization and for the fiscal management ensuring maximum resource utilization and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.


4. Community & Public Relations

The Executive Director assures the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in a strong and positive image to relevant stakeholders. He/she is also responsible for the enhancement of BCI’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations. Build and maintain positive and effective relationships with external partners, including banks, investors, government lenders, and consultants, such as general contractors, architects, and others.


5. Board Administration and Support

The Executive Director supports the operations and administration of the Board by advising and informing Board members, interfacing between Board and staff, and supporting Board’s evaluation of chief executive.

The Executive Director is responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions. 


6. Neighborhood Stabilization

Work and advocate to develop quality affordable supportive housing securing acquisition, predevelopment, construction and permanent financing, securing entitlements to building community support and working with various internal and external stakeholder groups  supervising architects, consultants, property managers, contractors and other development team members; and monitoring development, construction and lease-up processes, identifying acquisition opportunities, including defining each project’s services program; developing acquisition and funding options; and evaluating over-all project feasibility , oversee the negotiation of all major agreements and financing documents, including limited partnership agreements, loan documents, construction contracts, architectural agreements, and property management agreements, and maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.


Professional Qualifications:

  • be an individual who exemplifies commitment to community
  • be an individual who loves people
  • should have a minimum of 5 years of community development experience
  • should exhibit strong leadership skills. 
  • a Bachelor’s degree is mandatory and graduate work is preferred
  • as the leader of a Community Development organization, the Executive Director must live in or have intricate knowledge of the city
  • Participation in the local community groups is necessary: local being defined broadly as within the City limits
  • be transparent with a high degree of integrity
  • have solid, hands-on budget management skills, including budget prep, analysis, decision making and reporting
  • have strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • able to convey a vision of BCI’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
  • have knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to non-profit world
  • have strong written and oral communication skills
  • have ability to interface and engage with diverse groups
  • have strong public speaking ability
  • have the ability to work with people; oversee and collaborate with staff

Bridging Communities Inc.


6900 mcgraw ave detroit

Detroit, MI
48210 USA



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