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Executive Director
Lincoln Park Community Services
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Position Summary
Lincoln Park Community Services (“LPCS”) is one of the Midwest’s leading organizations serving individuals needing housing and related services and advocating for permanent sustainable housing solutions. Founded in the Lincoln Park community on Chicago’s North Side in 1985 through four churches and a handful of volunteers as a part-time, overnight shelter support system, LPCS has grown to a two-location full time organization, supporting more than 80 interim housing Guests daily, and 37 residents of permanent supportive housing units. As a comprehensive social service agency, LPCS not only helps people get back on their feet, but it also provides tools to assist them to become and remain self-sufficient. The organization enjoys a network of relationships that integrates public and private resources to serve these populations. LPCS is committed to meeting guests where they are, using harm reduction and trauma informed practices. The Executive Director will develop and oversee an operating budget of approximately $2.3M and will be responsible for the strategic processes of the organization. The Executive Director will be responsible for ensuring that programs are executed in the most cost-effective manner and that LPCS is in compliance with Board adopted policies as well as local, state, and federal regulations. The Executive Director oversees a team of 30 successful professionals, and directly manages six direct reports. The leadership team is augmented by a highly skilled Board of Directors and volunteers. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will help successfully lead the organization to a new level of accomplishment and reach. The Executive Director ensures ongoing programmatic excellence, program evaluation, as well as consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, and communications. Qualified candidates will have a deep commitment to, and passion for, the mission and to harm reduction, trauma informed practices. Demonstrated experience, either lived or professional, working with under-served communities, is sought. The successful candidate will have demonstrated accomplishments in fundraising, including securing major gifts from individual donors, foundations, corporations and government sources. An undergraduate degree, with at least 10 years of senior management experience is required, graduate degree preferred. Experience in fundraising/relationship management software; previous experience with Raiser’s Edge is a plus. Applications and nominations are being received by Noetic Search. Please click here to submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Noetic Search. For more information, please see our website at or the LPCS website at LPCS is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. LPCS believes meaningful change happens when people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities working together towards a common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
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