ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY AND MISSION
In the winter of 1984, an elderly homeless man named Freddie died of exposure in an icy phone booth on a street in Georgetown. His death, a symptom of the incipient crisis of homelessness in Washington D.C., moved Georgetowners to search for an appropriate community response. In 1987, the Georgetown Clergy Association and Georgetown University founded Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC), organized a governing board, incorporated, and began raising start-up funds. Soon afterwards, we hired our first social worker to help homeless individuals in Georgetown.
From our modest beginnings, GMC has grown to include a successful drop-in center, street outreach, and a winter shelter that offers a safe haven from the streets to our most withdrawn and vulnerable homeless neighbors. GMC’s unique presence in Georgetown makes us an essential part of the net of services cast to the city’s homeless population.
GMC guides service-resistant, chronically homeless individuals towards stability and housing through aggressive street outreach, provision of a safe and welcoming environment where everyone is treated with respect, and advocacy for the homeless. We seek lasting solutions to homelessness one person at a time.
JOB DESCRIPTION AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Georgetown Ministry Center (“GMC”) is seeking a passionate and experienced Executive Director as the new leader for our organization. GMC’s mission is to guide service-resistant, chronically homeless individuals towards stability and housing through interactive street outreach programs with medical and psychiatric professionals; operation of a daily drop-in center with shower, computer and laundry facilities; coordinating a winter overnight shelter in conjunction with congregations and religious institutions throughout Georgetown; and advocating nationally and locally on homeless issues. Reporting to GMC’s Board of Directors, GMC’s Executive Director will be responsible for all aspects of GMC’s operations, finances and personnel and will be a strong, detail-oriented executive with the vision to effect and realize GMC’s strategic mission and goals.
Successful candidates will have the skills and experience necessary to accomplish the following:
- devise, implement, and oversee dynamic programs related to issues endemic among homeless individuals.
- identify, develop and cultivate relationships with donors, increasing the visibility of GMC in the community and among current and potential donors.
- manage a diverse staff of professionals, creating and maintaining a culture of performance and accountability, to ensure the effective delivery of the organization’s programs by employees and volunteers.
- possess significant skills in finance, technology, and human capital management and the ability to build coalitions and strategic relationships with other nonprofit organizations, as well as municipal, state, and federal agencies, to achieve common goals.
- display strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills and possess the ability to work collaboratively with the Board of Directors.
POSITION: Executive Director
OFFICE: GMC, Main Office, 1041 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC
SALARY RANGE: To be negotiated
OPENING DATE: August 1, 2017
CLOSING DATE: August 31, 2017
Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field, with at least 3 years of experience in either case management with homeless individuals/families, or 3 years’ experience in non-profit management. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Must possess effective organizational and professional communication skills, both written and oral.
Either a Master’s degree in a field of social services with 3-5 years’ experience in case management of homeless population, or a Master’s degree in public administration with 3-5 years’ experience in non-profit management. Also, supervisory experience in a non-profit organization is a plus.
Submit your resume and cover letter by email to EDsearch@gmcgt.org. Please submit these materials within one (1) PDF document.