President/Chief Executive Officer
- $90,000 to $175,000 Yearly
Nature of Work:
The Little Haiti Revitalization Trust (“Little Haiti Trust”), a limited agency and instrumentality of the City of Miami created by the City Commission, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of trust president/ chief executive officer (CEO). This is an executive level position reporting to the Little Haiti Trust, which is responsible for oversight of the City’s revitalization efforts for redevelopment of Little Haiti area. The Little Haiti Trust was created to promote economic development, business, and commerce in the specified area and is tasked with the development and execution of a plan to create jobs, attract industry, and facilitate the production of goods and services in the area for residents and non- residents, as referenced in Ch. 12.5, Article I, Division 3, of the Code of the City of Miami. It is also tasked with facilitating the development of affordable housing, engaging in homebuyer assistance programs, and marketing the area to encourage former residents and others to locate to the area. The Trust board consists of five (5) voting members and one (1) youth, non-voting member.
The Trust is seeking applicants for the CEO position who have longstanding ties to the Little Haiti community and who are preferably bilingual (English/ Haitian Creole). The position requires a master’s degree and at least six years of experience in finance or community development, including four years as a high- level administrator, or ten years of equivalent work experience. The applicant selected to work as Trust CEO will be appointed by the Little Haiti Trust and approved by the City Commission and will receive salary and benefits as fixed by the Trust and approved by the City Commission.
The Trust CEO is full-time position that shall have general supervision over, and be responsible for the organizational development, management, and operation of the Trust’s activities and facilities based on the policy directives of the Trust board. Among other tasks, the President/ Chief Executive Officer shall execute all contracts on behalf of the Trust. The position shall also oversee the community relations and outreach functions, including social media; coordinates and facilitates meetings of the Trust, communicates with and responds to directives and requirements of the board members; meets with personnel from the Office of City Manager and the Department of Housing & Community Development, interdepartmental personnel, community-based organizations and residents on matters of mutual concern; forms alliances with international, national, state, local and related agencies to develop programs and implement policies to enhance the oversight process; and conducts budget forecasting and review. In addition, the President/ CEO establishes departmental goals, policies and procedures and ensures staff compliance; coordinates the various functions and activities of the office and board; directs procedures and techniques; supervises subordinate staff in the department; ensures efficient and thorough grant management; coordinates research and analyses of Trust policies and procedures to enhance accountability and professionalism in the delivery of programs and services; and performs other related duties.
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Policy, Public Administration, Economics or related field and five (5) years of professional management experience at a supervisory or executive level. Experience with strategic planning, economic analysis and excellent writing skills are highly desired.
A Juris Doctor degree and four (4) years of professional experience at a supervisory or executive level.
Equivalent combination of education and experience beyond a bachelor’s degree in an aforementioned or closely related field.
Little Haiti Revitalization TrustMiami, FL
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