THE OPPORTUNITY 

Mobility Works, a newly created 501(c)(3) organization, seeks an innovative, energetic, experienced, and passionate individual to serve as Executive Director. Mobility Works supports the development and expansion of housing mobility programs by building a strong community of practice, providing technical assistance and information including consulting services and tools to nonprofits, businesses, and government entities; generating capacity and leadership through education, advocacy, and the coordination of resources; and advocating for greater housing choice and opportunity in the Housing Choice Voucher program. 

Initially created as a consortium of nonprofit partners in 2016, Mobility Works officially incorporated in 2021 and has received grant funding to launch as a nonprofit focused on building membership, securing business development opportunities, organizing a biennial conference, providing technical assistance and customized training, launching a training institute, and incubating new housing mobility programs. Mobility Works has an initial two-year budget of approximately $300,000. 

Mobility Works partners have consulted with housing authorities and nonprofit partners across the country, including in the states of New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey, and regions of Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and more. As a result of Mobility Works’ success, the organization now seeks to grow its consulting efforts and position itself as the expert in the field of housing mobility services programs and related housing choice voucher program reform. 

Mobility Works seeks an Executive Director who can continue the high-quality services it currently offers and also contribute to and implement a strategic vision to expand the organization’s impact nationally. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Executive Director will report to the Mobility Works Board of Directors, which includes representatives from the original consortium organizations – Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership (BRHP), Housing Choice Partners (HCP), Inclusive Communities Project (ICP), and Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) – as well as nationally-recognized housing mobility and HCV experts previously associated with ICP and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. This may be a remote position, allowing for work to be conducted from anywhere in the United States, or co-located with BRHP in Baltimore. 

The Executive Director must be an experienced manager, strategic thinker, and visionary leader. In collaboration with and under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is expected to: 

  • Lead the growth of the Mobility Works consulting business;
  • Engage with prospective and actual clients concerning development, expansion or improvement of their housing mobility programs;
  • Contribute to Mobility Works’ overall strategy and vision; 
  • Acquire and cultivate the talent and resources to implement Mobility Works’ strategy and vision; 
  • Set organizational policies and procedures and manage their implementation; 
  • Serve as Mobility Works’ spokesperson before external audiences; 
  • Maintain good working relationships with HUD, other governmental entities, elected officials, landlords, housing developers, participants in a variety of housing mobility programs, and other partners and stakeholders; 
  • Participate in and potentially lead national advocacy efforts to improve and expand federally-supported housing mobility programs; 
  • Travel as needed across the country for consulting work, business development, and leading community of practice efforts (25% to 50% based on client needs, work flow, etc.); 
  • Lead the design and implementation of fundraising efforts; 
  • Develop new programs that serve organizational goals; 
  • Support the Board of Directors, including setting the vision and mission and helping to identify, recruit, and orient board and advisory committee members. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED 

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in administration and management of a for-profit, not-for-profit, or government organization; 
  • Demonstrated ability to take the initiative; 
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills; 
  • A demonstrated commitment to fair housing, anti-poverty/economic justice, racial equity, and social justice more broadly; 
  • A track record of thinking broadly and creatively; 
  • A reputation for good judgment; 
  • Proven ability to work well with others who are in a variety of roles, such as board members, supervisors, colleagues, reports, customers, consultants, and funders; 
  • Working knowledge of effective strategies that advance fair housing goals and increase the supply of affordable and assisted housing; 
  • Record of success in leading effective teams; 
  • Prior experience connecting disadvantaged families to transformative opportunities; and 
  • A reputation for insisting on excellence and coaching others to deliver it. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED 

  • Advanced degree in public administration, public policy, law, business, finance, or other related field or equivalent experience; 
  • Prior experience in the housing choice voucher program, housing mobility services, affordable housing development, and/or public housing administration, and a working knowledge of HUD funding, programs, and policies; 
  • Understanding of the national housing market, federal and local government policy and funding for housing, familiarity with public housing authorities nonprofit and social service providers – particularly those that provide housing assistance, and 
  • Demonstrated success in working with a board. 

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Job Type: Full-time, Non-Exempt
  • Salary is commensurate with experience 
  • Monthly benefits stipend until formal benefits are implemented 
  • Holidays, vacation, and sick leave

 

HOW TO APPLY 

  • Submit a cover letter tailored to the Mobility Works Executive Director opportunity and resume to resumes@brhp.org; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis 
  • Proof of COVID19 vaccination is required within 30 days of start date 
  • For more information about the organization, visit www.housingmobility.org 

 

Mobility Works is an equal housing opportunity provider.