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Project Homeless Connect | San Francisco, CA

Project Homeless Connect

Published 4 days ago

September 1, 2020
July 13, 2020

Project Homeless Connect

The mission of Project Homeless Connect is to connect San Franciscans experiencing homelessness with the care they need to move forward. Project Homeless Connect is an organization that strengthens and utilizes collaborations with city agencies, businesses, organizations, and the community to provide comprehensive services through Community Day of Service events and in house continued care for those who are at risk of becoming homeless, are currently experiencing homelessness, or are transitioning from homelessness to housing.

Job Summary: 

We are searching for a dynamic and experienced leader to join our organization in the role of CEO. The CEO will work closely with our fiscal sponsors, the advisory board, managing directors, and other key leaders in the field. The ideal candidate for this position has experience in nonprofit executive roles, fundraising, strategic planning, staff support/HR oversight, and supporting low income communities. If you have a track record for results driven leadership, we hope you will consider this role.  

  • The CEO works with the staff to ensure that the Mission is being fulfilled through program activities, strategic planning, and community outreach. 
  • Responsible for the enhancement of PHC’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
  • Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.


People: The CEO is responsible for creative an effective and positive office culture. The CEO should uphold an environment that attracts and retains diverse talent and leads by example. 

  • Develop and implement process for all staff evaluations and goal setting
  • Create opportunities for staff appreciation and support
  • Build an effective team of leaders by providing guidance and coaching to subordinate managers
  • Supervise Directors, including program and operations executives. 
  • Establish a pathway for success and growth for team members. 
  • Maintain a climate which attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
  • Work closely with Fiscal Sponsorship team
  • Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization


Development & Financials:

  • Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work and programs
  • Create annual development plan and Oversee annual budget
  • Ensure financial responsibility and adhere to policies and procedures set forth by Fiscal Sponsor
  • Create, advocate for, and secure approval for annual public funding from city departments



  • Oversee Individual donor cultivation, with gifts in the $10-$50,000 range
  • Manage foundation grant calendar, write grants, and mentor development facilitators in grant writing strategies
  • Oversee coordination of annual fundraising gala
  • Apply for and manage government contracts and city grants
  • Cultivate corporate giving platforms and community giving campaigns



  • Maintain up to date understanding of trends, policies, and initiatives in field of homelessness and supportive housing. 
  • Lead de-escallation and safety trainings for staff and clients
  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Ensure effective systems to track program goals and progress
  • Regularly evaluate program components so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to funders, the community, and other constituents.
  • Provide leadership to the Director of CDoS to achieve goals of CDoS events
  • Ensure Safety measures and procedures in place
  • Provide leadership and support to COO and Director of Services to achieve goals of Every Day Connect programs
  • Develop relationships with external districts and neighborhood leaders for positive service environments



  • Create and give Public Speaking Engagements, Lunch & Learns, and Community Presentations to build awareness and understanding of Project Homeless Connect programs. 
  • Implement Compassion Training program to build upon the goal of a more compassionate San Francisco. 
  • Positively represent the organization at meetings and events related to homelessness, nonprofit work, or other connected causes. 
  • Attend networking events to continue the awareness and outreach of the organization, building and creating additional relationships. 
  • Develop positive relationships with key stakeholders, including shareholders and government agencies
  • Develop and implement agency “voice” in the community



  • Minimum 6 years experience in leadership position in nonprofit sector, preferably an executive or deputy level
  • Minimum 3 years experience leading in a direct-service style organization
  • Experience in homelessness, housing, or other low-income community needs preferred
  • Experience in managing staff at different levels and in different areas of the organization.
  • Experience planning and directing overall strategic initiatives for the entire agency. 
  • Experience analyzing complex data and making appropriate recommendations and decisions.


Project Homeless Connect

The mission of Project Homeless Connect is to connect San Franciscans experiencing homelessness with the care they need to move forward. Project Homeless Connect is an organization that strengthens and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Executive


Health, dental, vision, PTO, Sick Time, training stipends

Health, dental, vision, PTO, Sick Time, training stipends

How to Apply

To Apply, please send Resume and Cover Letter to

To Apply, please send Resume and Cover Letter to


1031 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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