Executive Director

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HOPE is seeking a dynamic leader who is passionate about civil rights. An advanced

degree in a relevant field (MA, MS, JD, PhD, etc.) or equivalent experience and

knowledge of the federal and state fair housing laws required.  The individual must have non-profit

management and fair housing enforcement experience. Experience working with diverse

communities required, along with public speaking experience and the ability to

train and mentor groups of any size. Excellent written and verbal communication

skills required. Experience with budgeting and fiscal management strongly

preferred. Experience in fundraising preferred.


Administrative and Financial:

Manage a multifaceted workload including supervising office operations, case management, public relations, and education campaigns. Review the organization’s performance and take steps to ensure HOPE continues to operate at the highest level. Maintain effective internal and external communication. Oversee the maintenance of records related to client services, activities, and data that inform reports to governmental agencies, other funding entities, and private donors. Prepare and manage an annual operating budget for Board approval. Supervise the organization’s overall fiscal management and status. Ensure that HOPE adheres to the highest financial management standards and ensure that all resources are utilized effectively. Provide the Board with the necessary and requested information to execute board responsibilities.  Assist in the recruitment of new board members. 


Supervise development and implementation of annual fundraising plan. Initiate and direct all fundraising activities for the organization with Board assistance, including all requests and proposals to governmental agencies, philanthropic foundations, financial institutions, corporate and public support. Further HOPE’s goal of diversifying funding sources.

Legal Affairs:

Maintain and enhance HOPE’s relationships with private law firms providing legal services to HOPE.  Ensure that the organization has proper legal counsel to execute its policies, programs, and enforcement actions. Monitor staff in all fair housing enforcement activities. Track relevant legislation and regulations. 

Strategic Planning and Development:

Review and analyze data, establish current and long-range objectives, plans, and policies with the Board’s assistance. Advise, guide, and direct strategic plan implementation. Ensure staff members understand their role in strategic plan implementation.

Advocacy, Contracts, and Education:

The Executive Director is a leading voice of fair housing and civil rights in HOPE’s jurisdiction. Write

and administer any contracts on behalf of the organization consistent with agency policy. Prepare and implement all public relations programs for the organization and ensure that policies and programs are properly and consistently represented to government agencies, the media, major donors, the financial and business community, and to the general public. Administer public education programs to promote awareness of the fair housing laws and remedies and maintain a high level of credibility with the public and private sector. Develop and promote HOPE’s educational efforts regarding fair housing issues, and issues that promote understanding and respect for all people. Manage the creation of educational and outreach materials to be used by the organization to help people understand the systemic effects of housing discrimination.

Leadership and Personnel:

Direct, supervise and mentor all professional and support staff, interns, AmeriCorps VISTA members, and volunteers of the organization. Hire and terminate staff, interns, AmeriCorps VISTA members, and volunteers; review staff performance on an ongoing basis. Ensure that staff implements all policies and programs. Train staff on current fair housing laws and other relevant legislation and regulations. Ensure ongoing, relevant training opportunities are made available to staff. Coordinate, attend and provide organization updates at HOPE Board meetings.


A demonstrated commitment to fair housing and social justice with at least 5 years of fair housing enforcement experience.

At least 8 years of progressive experience in non-profit management.

Experience in raising funds, including government grant writing, establishing foundation relationships and/or cultivating new donors.

Demonstrated skills in cross-sector collaborations and relationship building.

Public speaking experience and experience working with key community influencers.

Public policy experience (emphasis on building, managing and sustaining working relationships with legislators and housing partners.)

Willingness to work at times, long hours, nights and weekends as needed.

Strong understanding of and experience with: Fair housing statutes; State and federal administrative complaint and legal processes; Landlord/tenant laws and issues; and other various additional legal concepts pertaining to fair housing.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required; J.D. preferred.


Commensurate with experience

Excellent benefits and leave policy


HOPE is seeking a dynamic leader who is passionate about civil rights. An advanced

degree in a relevant field (MA, MS, JD, PhD, etc.) or equivalent experience and

knowledge of the federal and state fair housing laws required.  The…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    3 de janeiro de 2022
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    30 de novembro de 2021
  • Educação
    Ensino Superior Requerido


202 W Willow Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187, USA
Suite 203

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Email a copy of your resume AND cover letter to...

Evelyn Sanguinetti (evelyn.sanguinetti@hopefair.org) and Jay Mitchell at ajmitchell@ieee.org.

No in-person applications will be accepted.  No phone calls please.  Direct any questions to the

email addresses listed above.  All resumes and cover letters must be received by 11/30/2021.

HOPE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for

employment.  For more information, please visit our website at www.hopefair.org

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