Job Description: Executive Director for Homes On Wheels Alliance, Inc.
Location: Remote. Except for scheduled in-person events, the Executive Director may work at a distance from their vehicle or from a conventional (home) office.
About Homes On Wheels Alliance, Inc.:
Homes On Wheels Alliance, Inc. (HOWA), a charitable 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, strives to help a significant portion of the American population who are being squeezed between the rapidly rising cost of shelter on one hand, and either stagnant wages or too-small of a retirement on the other. Through no fault of their own, they are at serious risk of losing their homes and apartments. We serve this community by providing:
- Safe and secure homes on wheels,
- Improvements and repairs to their mobile dwellings,
- Transition assistance into a financially- and environmentally-sustainable lifestyle, and
- Opportunities to connect with and give back to the nomadic tribe, area communities, and public lands.
“Nomadland,” the 2021 Oscar-winning movie, quotes a common refrain of Nomads: “I’ll see you down the road” as spoken by co-star Bob Wells, HOWA’s President. “Nomadland” quite accurately portrays the nomadic community to which we belong.
If you want a leadership role to serve those in the mobile community, then please apply for HOWA’s Executive Director position.
The Executive Director (ED) is the key management leader of HOWA. The ED is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Trustees.
Leadership & Management:
- Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems.
- Actively engage and energize volunteers, board trustees, partnering organizations, and funders.
- Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Trustees; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction.
Financial Performance and Viability:
- Develop resources sufficient to ensure HOWA’s financial health. This includes timely submissions to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect HOWA’s financial condition.
- Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support the mission.
- Manage the fiscal integrity of the organization, including preparing a yearly budget and monthly financial statements.
Organization Mission and Strategy:
- Implement and enhance HOWA’s mission and vision established by the Board of Trustees.
- Lead, in conjunction with the board, the development and implementation of strategic planning.
- Oversee and implement appropriate resources to ensure the operations of the organization are appropriate.
- Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other stakeholders.
- Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
- Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of HOWA.
Community & Public Relations:
- Enhance HOWA’s image by being active and visible in the community and working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.
- Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the mission.
- Thoughtfully consider how decisions will impact the lives of the people served by HOWA, and ensure the individuals served by HOWA’s mission are at the forefront of operational changes and policies.
- HOWA does not have a physical office; everyone works remotely.
- All current Staff and Trustees are nomads, a few are part-timers
- Staff, Trustees, and Volunteers use online communication tools to conduct business – e.g., Zoom, Slack, Outlook, etc.
- Except for scheduled in-person events, the Executive Director may work at a distance from their vehicle or from a conventional (home) office.
- The Executive Director attends HOWA’s in-person events while dispersed camping with other HOWA staff and volunteers, using their own vehicle. Events include, but are not limited to:
- Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTR) in Quartzsite, AZ, two-three weeks each January
- Annual Board of Trustees meeting in Lake Havasu, AZ, two days in late October
- Bring Your Own Vehicle (BYOV) event in Pahrump, NV, each April and October for one week, and possible additional times and locations in the future.
- We Care Program in Pahrump and Quartzsite, November and December, one-two days
- An active member of the mobile community preferred; full-time nomad preferred, part-time acceptable.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or other advanced degree preferred.
- A minimum of 5 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff.
- Solid, hands-on budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting.
- Strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation.
- Transparent and high integrity leadership skills.
- Demonstrated success in fundraising.
- Ability to convey a vision of HOWA’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers, and donors.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers.
- Ability to interface with and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups.
- Strong public speaking ability.
- Commitment to HOWA’s mission and values.
- Ability to problem solve and professionally handle internal or external conflicts that may arise
Salary will be commensurate with experience.Range: 75-85K
Laptop, cell phone with internet access provided, mileage paid for travel.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Employment@HomesOnWheelsAlliance.org. The position will remain open until filled.
Homes On Wheels Alliance, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.