Under the direction of the COO, the Senior Director of Housing oversees Men’s Residential Housing operations and services at the McGaw YMCA. The Director leads the residence team in creating strategic goals and ensures that programs and services promote program sustainability and support the McGaw strategic plan and budget targets. Accordingly, this position ensures quality facilities for adult resident members as well as implements best practices in: housing policies and procedures, community outreach and collaboration with local stakeholders, and participates in advancing quality affordable housing in the Evanston community. The Senior Director is responsible for overseeing program services to promote housing stability for resident members, which requires a balance of relationship-building efforts and enforcement activities. This position is also responsible for collaborating with the Advancement team to secure grant funding that furthers program goals. This position will participate as an active member of the Program and Operations Lead team. This position requires an individual with very strong relationship building and leadership skills, accountable for total operating revenue of over $1 million, with over 200 member participants being served annually. In addition, this position requires an individual with a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion; access and equity.
A Bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Management, Health & Human Services or equivalent and 5+ years in a leadership position in the field is required. A Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management, Urban Planning, Public Policy, or related field is preferred. Supervisory experience is required. Knowledge of tenant and landlord rights/laws and providing services that relate to homelessness, outreach, and affordable housing desired. Additional training and/or work experience in the above mentioned areas is preferred. This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to learn complex data systems, and advanced skills in Microsoft Office products. The successful candidate will be able to multi-task and efficiently complete tasks by program deadlines.
About McGaw YMCA
Founded in 1885, the McGaw YMCA is an open, charitable membership association. Our mission is to promote growth in spirit, mind and body through programs and services that strengthen community for all people in Evanston. The McGaw YMCA has a long history of supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
While McGaw has all of the features of traditional YMCAs (gym, exercise and aquatic facilities), it has a number of facilities that make it unique among its counterparts nationwide. These include a men’s residence, a NAEYC-accredited children’s center, and a residential camp in Michigan that welcomes more than 1,800 youth every summer.
Among its many offerings for people of all ages, McGaw is a respected provider of programs for all youth in the community. These programs promote academic readiness and success through specialized instruction, enrichment activities, tutoring and mentoring. They include Head Start, a residential camp in Michigan and MetaMedia, a digital media program and maker space for middle school youth.