Enterprise is a national nonprofit on a mission to make home and community places of pride, power and belonging for all. To make that possible, we operate the only organization designed to address America’s affordable housing crisis from every angle: we develop and deploy programs and support community organizations on the ground; we advocate for policy on a nonpartisan basis at every level of government; we invest capital to build and preserve rental homes people can afford; and we own, operate and provide resident services for affordable communities. All so that people not only make rent, they build futures. With this end-to-end approach, 40 years of experience and thousands of local partners, Enterprise has built and preserved 662,000 affordable homes, invested $53 billion in communities and changed millions of lives.
Enterprise seeks a mission- and results-driven executive to lead its Development & Communications department, a new department that combines Enterprise’s existing Resource Development Group and Marketing team. This combination reflects Enterprise’s focus to more tightly integrate and support its end-to-end platform by merging its two primary storytelling functions.
The position will report to the Chief Operating Officer and have total access to and direct and frequent interface with Enterprise’s Chief Executive Officer, three Division presidents, and Board.
The ideal candidate will be a superior manager of people, bring deep cross-functional experience (both fundraising and communications), have a clear, bold and ambitious strategic vision while also being disciplined and rigorous on execution, be an exceptional communicator, and have experience managing change in large, multi-faceted organizations.
The role is an incredible and unique opportunity to help lead the largest and only end-to-end housing organization in the United States, to do so just following the launch of a new, five-year Strategic Plan and the first year of new organization-wide leadership, and to help invigorate a newly-combined department of fundraising and communications professionals with a comprehensive mission to tell our story and resource our key capabilities ranging from programs and policy work, to development and residential services, to our lending arm – all in service of the impact we seek for people and for systems change.
Partner with the CEO, COO, Division presidents and Board of Trustees to refine the go-forward development and communications strategies for the organization
Spearhead department combination to integrate current fundraising and marketing teams, and to meet needs specific to each of Enterprise’s three divisions: Solutions, Capital, and Communities
Partner with Division presidents to understand specific needs and ensure department’s strategy and operations meet those needs (Enterprise is organized into three operating divisions each with their own unique needs, stakeholders, influencers and audiences which must be considered when developing/executing development and communications strategy as well as resource allocation – for more information on each division, go to “how we’re organized” at: https://www.enterprisecommunity.org/about)
Oversee all fundraising and communications activities, including funder/key stakeholder and influencer targeting, cultivation and management, storytelling and content development, communications strategy, digital engagement, internal communications, media relations, and event planning
Execute a communications and marketing strategy that targets donors, investors, government decision-makers, community development organizations, real estate developers, media, residents, employees (current and future), while leveraging communications as a tool for systems change, helping Enterprise shape the discourse/narrative around housing with key audiences to increase impact beyond our programs, products and services
Expand, diversify and deepen Enterprise’s funder base – for our Solutions and Communities divisions, as well as our Enterprise Community Loan Fund (Enterprise’s leading CDFI)
Optimize award/donor prospecting, grant stewardship processes, reporting systems and feedback loops between department and executive leadership
Manage department budget with discipline and creativity, including strategic sourcing and management of external resources to ensure highest possible value for lowest possible cost
Recruit, develop, manage and coach top-performing team of fundraising and communications professionals
Drive team culture of collaboration, creativity, boldness and urgency that delivers consistent, high-quality service to internal and external partners
Commit to advance racial equity as both a process and outcome, and intentionally cultivate diversity, equity and inclusion in the department
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business or related field
10+ years’ experience leading a Fundraising and/or Communications/Marketing function (preference is both) for large multi-unit, multi-product organization
Strong relationships with diverse cross-section of potential donors – from large corporations (both bank and non-bank), foundations, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, and impact investors – and demonstrated experience cultivating and stewarding these relationships
Demonstrated experience developing and executing communications and marketing strategies that improve brand awareness and stakeholder engagement, including proven success developing and implementing digital marketing and social media strategies to enhance visibility, engagement and loyalty
Demonstrated experience leading teams through change or strategic transformations that result in higher performance and positive team culture
Outstanding people management and team leadership skills, with experience recruiting, nurturing, and motivating talent toward higher achievement
Demonstrated experience managing a department budget of significant size with effective cost management
Experience managing outside agencies and consultants across multiple functional areas
Strong quantitative and analytical skills with ability to synthesize and clearly present complex information
Track record of strong cross-functional collaboration and partnership
Exceptional communications skills – written and oral – with a talent for compelling storytelling and an ability to connect with a variety of audiences, both internal and external
Understanding of housing policy, programs and finance is ideal, but not required
Deep commitment to commitment to Enterprise’s vision, mission and strategic direction
Positive, can-do attitude
Bold in ambition, thoughtful and rigorous in execution
Ensures Accountability: Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments with a high standard
Business Insight: Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals
Manages Complexity: Makes sense of complex high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information, to effectively solve problems
Decision Quality: Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
Values Differences: Recognizes the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization
Being Resilient: Rebounds from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations
Drives Results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances
Balances Stakeholders: Anticipates and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders
Drives Vision and Purpose: Paints a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action
Optimizes Work Processes: Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
About Enterprise Community Partners
Enterprise’s mission is to create opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities.
We are driven by our mission, fueled by business discipline and sustained by donors and investors. Since 1982, Enterprise has worked with partners in communities nationwide. One of America’s original social enterprises, we bring together the people and resources to create affordable housing in strong neighborhoods.
- See more at: http://www.enterprisecommunity.org/about/what-we-do#sthash.ZNU99EGD.dpuf