Executive Director Position Description
Project Sentinel is a non-profit organization established in 1971 by a group of leaders from the corporate, educational and labor communities, as well as community fair housing advocates. The Agency provides comprehensive fair housing, rental dispute resolution and homeownership counseling and education services. It is a HUD certified Housing Counseling Agency and is ranked by HUD as a high-performing fair housing enforcement agency. Its mission is to develop and promote fairness and equality of opportunity in all areas of housing for all persons. The agency currently makes its services available to 3.8 million people from seven offices: Santa Clara, Redwood City, Gilroy, Fremont, Milpitas, Modesto and Sacramento.
With a budget of $3.8 million, Project Sentinel has a staff of close to 50 full time and part time personnel plus a pool of volunteer mediators and fair housing testers. It contracts with the Federal government as well as 30 different county and city governments to provide housing services. In addition, Project Sentinel also provides support services for the Rent Control Programs for the Cities of Mountain View, Hayward and Los Gatos as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution services for the Superior Courts of Stanislaus and Santa Clara counties.
We are currently seeking a candidate to fill the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director is the key management leader of Project Sentinel, responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, fiscal management and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors, currently comprised of 8 members. Board members come from finance, real estate, business, political activism and state and local government backgrounds.
1) Board Governance: Works with the Board in order to fulfill the Agency’s mission and help shape its future vision
2) Financial Performance and Viability: Maintains and develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization and future viability.
3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
4) Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
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