Executive Director at the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition


POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Executive Director, Greater Lansing Housing Coalition

Position Summary:  The Executive Director (“ED”) is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition (“GLHC”) to ensure the organization’s success in achieving its mission and program goals and objectives.  Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED guides the strategic vision of the organization and provides direction and leadership toward achieving GLHC’s annual and long-term goals.  The ED is responsible for all oversight of all administrative aspects of the GLHC and has responsibility for program, personnel, and financial management, as well as community relations and fund development.

Responsibilities:  Select, hire, train, and supervise staff as required. Provide leadership and guidance to staff relating to strategic direction and management of GLHC’s programs and objectives. Create, implement, and maintain sound administrative and financial practices and records to ensure compliance with City, State, and Federal laws, regulations, and grant requirements. This includes preparation of GLHC’s overall annual budget, and individual pro forma and budgets for GLHC real property projects.

Research and develop new program initiatives in support of GLHC’s mission and long-term financial stability and goals, with emphasis on the ongoing creation of affordable single family and multi-family housing. Oversee fund development activities to include fundraising campaigns, donor solicitation, membership development, and legacy initiatives.

Increase awareness of GLHC’s mission and accomplishments through marketing and public relations activities.  Represent GLHC in the community, develop relationships with local organizations, and educate the general public about GLHC, increasing the visibility of the organization. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with local and state officials, community partners, and related non-profit agencies.

Oversee the rental and maintenance of the Neighborhood Empowerment Center and all other GLHC owned properties.

Provide information, advice, and counsel to the Board of Directors in the creation of policies and strategic direction/vision of the GLHC.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years experience in a leadership role of a Non-profit/Community Housing Development organization.  Proven leadership skills in organizational development, personnel, and program management.  Track record of experience in affordable housing related programs, fund development, marketing, and public relations.  Demonstrated experience in budget and financial systems. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, effective public speaking skills, and ability to act as chief spokesperson for the GLHC.

Ability to lead the organization to a unified vision and new directions in response to changing community needs.  Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a wide range of volunteers, clients, officials, staff, and board members, as well as the general public.  Considerable skill in developing working relationships with community partners, funders, and local/state officials, particularly as it relates to affordable housing programs.  Ability to engage and motivate staff in fulfillment of the organization’s goals and objectives.


To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Austin Ashley, Board President.
To be considered, applications must be received at austin.h.ashley@gmail.com by 5pm on February 14th, 2017.


  • Unpaid Internships:  5 – 10 hours/week
  • Academic Internships:  depends upon academic requirements

GLHC has the following internship opportunities available:  

  • Social Media & Communications:  Assist in developing content for GLHC’s social media accounts, newsletters and other publications. Intern will work in an historic building near Old Town Lansing and will have the opportunity to attend community events and meetings.
  • Fundraising & Event Planning:  Support the AARP Golf Classic (benefiting GLHC) on September 15, 2016, assist in drafting the 2016 winter fundraising appeal letter, conduct grant research and draft grant applications for Executive Director.
  • Community Education Programs:  Help GLHC’s housing counseling team coordinate our HERO program class schedule for the fall, recruiting instructors, community partners and teaching locations. Also work on advancing the Ingham County Lead Paint Poisoning Prevention Project “Getting the Lead Out”.
  • Social Work Internship:  Social work students are invited to do their internships at GLHC, working with our Permanent Supportive Housing residents to coordinate person-centered plan goals including social activities, accessing resources and growing life skills. Students will work under supervision of partner organization social workers.