Company: Housing Families Inc.

Job description:

Deputy Executive Director

At Housing Families, we are working to achieve housing equity and wellbeing for all. We partner with communities, families, and individuals to ensure housing stability by offering tailored services including temporary and permanent housing, food assistance, counseling and therapy, legal services, and youth programs.

With Housing Families’ continued growth, we now offer services in Malden, Everett, Revere, Chelsea, and Medford, where, since our inception in 1986, we’ve strengthened housing security for over 2,400 families and individuals.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:  Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Deputy Executive Director (DED) will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from client and program management (program development, framing of key approaches) to administration (reporting, facilities), and staff development (mentoring, career progression). The DED will partner closely with the CEO to chart Housing Families’ future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s services. The CEO will work with the DED to create broader initiatives within the non-profit. It then falls to the DED to put these ideas into practice and ensure they are implemented and executed according to the CEO’s vision. The DED should also expect to attend Board meetings and will be responsible for reporting out on Program updates, creating Board Reports and presentations.  They will also be responsible for building out community partnerships in conjunction with the CEO.  They should plan to make public appearances and present the vision and work done by the enterprise to larger groups.

The Deputy Executive Director must have knowledge of fiscal operations; program(s) administration; contract/budgeting monitoring and compliance; records management, broad IT applications, administrative, and office practices. They must have the ability to work closely with the CEO, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Program Managers and Development staff. The position requires a person with a pleasant, diplomatic, helpful demeanor and sensitivity to handling confidential materials and information. The DED will plan and implement Agency program activities by negotiating ideas and communicating with the CEO, CFO and Program Directors to assist in forming program policies. This employee will use good judgment in carrying out duties with limited or no supervision.

The DED should possess excellent leadership, communication, and facilitation skills, ensure that the agency and programmatic goals, objectives, budgets and work plans are developed and are consistent with the agency purposes and funding source requirements. This position oversees all of the agency’s Housing and Legal Service Programs, Property/Facilities Management and Operations.


  • 5 years in a senior management position in a nonprofit organization, foundation, or government agency
  • Highly intelligent, bachelor’s degree or higher preferred from an accredited university
  • Track record delivering superior results, commanding respect, and assuming leadership roles with proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor
  • Experience working with Federal and City contracts and/or grant management
  • Experience overseeing various programs while also maintaining the budget and reconcilations
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people – junior and senior, for-profit, and nonprofit, and from diverse backgrounds


  • Compensation/Hours: $125,000 – $130,000 / Full-Time, Exempt Salaried Role
  • Benefits: Medical, Dental and Retirement Plan
  • Please send a cover letter and resume to:
  • Please include “Deputy Executive Director” in the subject line.

Housing Families Inc. is committed to equity and valuing the unique and diverse characteristics and experiences of every member of its workforce. We encourage an authentic workplace where colleagues show up as their full selves, where collaboration, innovation, and connections are key to realizing our mission that all people and families thrive. We seek teammates who are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive work environment, where everyone is valued and engaged. We encourage you to apply and identify your strengths in these areas.

Job type: Full Time

Fully remote: Hybrid

Salary range: $125,000 to $130,000


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