Job ID: 17631

Location: Orlando Florida



Desire to work for an organization that truly helps others?


If so, your opportunity is knocking!


Are you passionate about creating positive change and empowering communities? Do you have the vision and leadership skills to drive a non-profit organization that provides affordable and permanent housing, supportive services, and economic opportunities for unhoused and low-income individuals? If so, we want YOU to be our next CEO/President!


Who we are:

Based in Orlando, Florida, PATHLIGHT HOME (registered service mark of Grand Avenue Economic Community Development Corp.) is a non-profit organization and Central Florida’s first and largest provider of permanent housing, economic opportunities, and community resources for unhoused and low-income individuals – including single, and disabled persons – who are experiencing barriers and need a second chance in life. The community is gated and includes full-time property management, after-hours security, and social/residential crisis prevention assistance.


Your role:

As the CEO/President, you will provide strong leadership to strategically prepare and position the organization to achieve measurable results toward the strategic vision of the organization, which includes maintaining and expanding the organization’s programs in Florida of affordable, permanent housing for low-income persons and especially people experiencing homelessness, as well as providing social services and economic opportunities. You will work with the Board of Directors to develop a shared vision for the future, build community awareness and understanding around the mission, and determine appropriate strategic priorities to sustain and grow the organization. Additionally, you will be accountable for leading, managing, and administering all aspects of the organization’s operations, including overseeing financial and asset management; identifying and implementing solutions that support and align strategic priorities; supervising and developing organizational talent; effectively cultivating collaborative relationships and partnerships that will advance the organization’s goals and objectives; and assuring compliance with current laws, regulations and the policies set by the Board of Directors. 


To thrive as the CEO/President, you should have:        

  • Transformational leadership qualities and be committed to affecting change to support the mission. 
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public administration, social work, business, or a relevant field 
  • 5+ years of experience in a senior-level executive capacity; preferably in the non-profit business sector;
  • Knowledge of affordable housing, supportive housing, and socioeconomic development programs. 
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and commit to a long-term business direction that supports organizational goals. 
  • Prior budget administration of at least $1M annually. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a complex fiscal environment; implement solid budgeting and accounting systems, appropriate financial controls, and risk management strategies to protect the organization’s assets.
  • Success working with a Board of Directors, policymakers, and funders with the ability to cultivate new and existing relationships. 
  • Ability to effectively promote and advocate for the mission of the organization.  
  • Exceptional relationship management skills with the ability to build and grow connections with people of all types and backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising. Experience with grant development and contract negotiations.


What you’ll do as the CEO/President will include:

  • Lead the organization in the planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and services.
  • Develop and articulate a strategic vision for the organization, ensuring alignment with the mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Support operations and administration of the Board by advising and informing Board members and interfacing between Board and staff.
  • Oversee budget development and financial management activities to ensure the responsible use of resources and implementation of effective financial controls and reporting systems. Recommend an annual operating budget for Board approval and manage the organization’s resources within budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations.
  • Oversee management of the organization’s human resources, ensuring the organization can attract, develop, and retain high performing, caring, and compassionate staff with diverse skills to meet current and future organizational needs. Fosters a positive and collaborative work environment that encourages innovation and excellence.
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson on behalf of the organization and build relationships with community groups and stakeholders critical to the organization’s success. Advocate for policy changes that support affordable housing and social-economic opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders, government agencies, and community partners to secure funding and resources for housing projects. Ensure compliance with relevant housing regulations and standards. Collaborate with healthcare providers, social services, and community organizations to create a holistic approach to supportive housing.
  • Facilitate implementing and expanding permanent supportive housing programs to address homelessness and provide comprehensive support services. 
  • Establish performance metrics to regularly assess the impact and effectiveness of programs and use data-driven insights to improve services and outcomes continuously.
  • Develop partnerships with businesses, educational institutions, and workforce development agencies to create social and economic opportunities for low-income people, especially people experiencing homelessness.
  • Oversee the design, marketing, promotion, delivery, quality, and effectiveness of programs, products, and services, assuring the organization and mission are consistently presented in a robust and positive image to relevant stakeholders and the community


  • Ensure economic sustainability through diversified fundraising planning, expanding philanthropic giving activities, and pursuing social enterprise opportunities for the organization. Lead fundraising efforts by cultivating relationships with donors, foundations, and government agencies.
  • Act as President of Grand Avenue ECDC Housing, Inc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors. 


Best-in-Class Benefits and Perks:

Our client values their employees’ time and efforts. Their competitive compensation of $125K annually, depending on experience and extensive benefits package, enhances their commitment to your success. Our client’s benefits package includes: 

  • Comprehensive health coverage: Medical, dental, and vision insurance provided
  • Robust retirement planning: 401(k) plan available 
  • Financial security: Life and disability insurance for added protection
  • Flexible financial options: Health savings and flexible spending accounts offered
  • Well-being and work-life balance: Paid time off, flexible schedule, and remote work choices provided


Plus, they work to maintain a caring and respectful environment, where people can learn and grow with the company. They strive to support collaboration, where everyone feels encouraged to contribute to their processes, decisions, planning, and culture.

We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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