Executive Director of Norris Square Community Alliance Inc

Philadelphia 19122, Pennsylvania

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Norris Square Community Alliance (NSCA) is seeking an experienced, dynamic, Executive Director to lead the organization in 2019. NSCA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization recognized as one of the leading community-based development corporations in the City of Philadelphia. The Board of Directors seeks to hire an Executive Director to carry on and build upon NSCA’s legacy of holistic community development and empowerment.

Norris Square Community Alliance (formerly Norris Square Civic Association) is a community development corporation founded in 1983 by a group of community women who desired to take control of their neighborhood and provide a healthy and safe environment for their children. The mission of NSCA is to empower residents to become self-reliant and to unite and build the community by developing and improving the physical, economic, social, cultural and educational aspects of the neighborhood.

NSCA serves the predominantly Latino community within the Kensington area in North Philadelphia, PA. The area residents are active at every level of the organization, several of them serving as employees and board members while others lend their voice through community forums, neighborhoods organizing and advocacy

NSCA's primary service area extends from Berks Street to Lehigh Avenue and from Front Street to 5th Street. NSCA has made significant achievements over the last several decades, transforming the Norris Square neighborhood into a “community of choice” for existing and new residents. It has invested over $150 million in the physical and social revitalization of the neighborhood, and over $60 million in direct real estate investments creating affordable housing, jobs and essential community services for families and their children in need of support.

A 12-member board of directors governs NSCA. The Board is composed of a combination of active community residents and outside members with specific skill sets. The board governs its work through a series of board committees. The organization’s budget for 2019 is approximately $7 MM. Currently, there are 131 staff members (full-time and part-time), which includes a 9-member Senior Management Team.



Key Responsibilities:
The Executive Director's position is focused on organizational development and management, advocacy, external relations, partnership building, and resource development.
The Executive Director's key responsibilities include:

  • Resource Development
    • Work collaboratively with division managers, the Controller, and the Finance Director to manage revenues and expenses, and forecast future years growth
    • Work collaboratively with division managers and board members to expand resources
  • Leadership
    • Collaborate with the board, management team, and program directors, on the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic direction and objectives.
    • Lead external relations and sustain and grow strategic alliances.
    • Lead advocacy and public policy efforts at local, state and national levels.
  • Board Relations
    • Support the work of the board and board development.
    • Respond to board requests and guidance
    • Collaborate with the board in full transparency
    • Ensure that the board is fully informed regarding NSCA operations and finance
  • Management
    • Provide leadership to the management team and staff.
    • Ensure fiscal integrity and accountability including risk management.
    • Ensure accountability for outcomes.
    • Develop and oversee the implementation of policies and procedures.


Experience and Attributes:
Ideal candidates for this position will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to NSCA, including:

  • A strong commitment to the mission, vision, values, and culture of NSCA
  • Passion about the mission, community empowerment, integrity, strong ethical standards
  • The successful candidate must be experienced working under the auspices of a Board of Directors, to include transparency and collaboration.
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies, grass-roots community organizations including staff and Board
  • Understanding of community and asset-based community development practices and principles
  • Ability to lead in an environment that requires effective collaboration with partner organizations and staff.
  • Successful experience managing city, state and federal contracts such as HHS / Head Start and HUD, State PHFA, DHS, city DHS, HCDC
  • Demonstrated success in building sustainable organizations with positive cash flow.
  • Success working with strong management and staff teams through dynamic and visionary leadership.
  • Successful track record of building strong strategic relationships and critical thinking.
  • Possess experience in the development of affordable housing with experience in real estate financing, development, and construction.
  • Preferred experience with asset management to include oversight of housing units, commercial properties, and the organization’s facilities
  • At least ten years of successful senior management or leadership experience in a multiservice, nonprofit organization.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple programs comparable to those offered by NSCA with mixed funding.
  • Proven track record of successful fundraising from foundations, corporations, individuals, and other revenue producing strategies.
  • High degree of knowledge of financial management practices, internal controls for multiple business lines and performance reporting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • English/Spanish bilingual.
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.

To apply, email a cover letter with resume, questions and salary requirements to Searchguinc@gmail.com


Contact: Search consultant grizel ubarry

Salary: Salary and benefits will be competitive with the industry and commensurate with experience. NSCA is an equal opportunity employer and offers an extensive benefits package and a 403(b)-retirement plan.

Phone: 9737621888

E-Mail: searchguinc@gmail.com

Mailing Address: 676 LONGVIEW ROAD

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