Executive Director

Website South Bay Community Land Trust

The first CLT in the South Bay Area

South Bay Community Land Trust Executive Director


Mission: Our mission is to acquire and manage real property for community benefit. We intend to build a community land trust in order to combat community deterioration, displacement, and land speculation, and expand housing and economic development opportunities for low and moderate income residents in Santa Clara County.


Summary: South Bay Community Land Trust is hiring its first Executive Director to drive the initial phase of establishing a community land trust in Santa Clara County, including community outreach and education, and collaboration with local governments and non-profits. We are receiving a grant to cover most of the cost for a three-quarter-time position paying approximately $40,000  a year beginning in July 2020. Please send your resume and cover letter by June 30 to southbayclt@gmail.com.


Job Description


Works with the Board to provide direction and leadership for the mission and vision of SBCLT
Represents the organization and its work
Works with the Board to develop, implement, and direct fundraising strategies
Manages day to day operations
Helps develop both internal and external relationships
Helps to engage the community, strategic partners, community leaders, and consultants
Works with the Board to execute current goals and strategies for the future of the SBCLT and for long term success
Community Engagement and Development

Work with the Board to lead community engagement and community education around the community land trust model as an innovative vehicle for community-controlled permanently affordable home ownership and rental opportunities
Partner with tenants associations and community organizations to help organize community gatherings, workshops, trainings, and web site materials, and help identify properties where residents are organized and interested in pursuing the community land trust model
Work with the Board and consultants to implement Board decisions and manage projects related to real estate development, asset management, and community-building and empowerment programs
Explore affordable housing projects, negotiate acquisition of properties, and manage the development, financing, rehabilitation, and ownership or rental transition processes
Develop, foster, and coordinate community input in the development process, and build active participation and a sense of ownership among residents in SBCLTs’’ properties and the community
Manages consultants, partners, and volunteers to exercise real estate, management and accounting functions
Resource Development and Partnerships


Develops and strengthens relationships with community stakeholders, and engages the community to foster neighborhood cohesion, planning and revitalization
Works with the Board to develop, implement, and direct fundraising and grant writing strategies to ensure adequate working capital and long-term sustainability
Develop and sustain relationships with lenders, investors, funders and government officials, including the city of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, and others
Maintain a database of current & potential funders
Cultivate new funding sources & donors
Organizational Development


·         Develops proposals around short & long-term needs of the organization to execute Board’s objectives

·         Direct the organization’s strategic planning process

·         Direct establishment of  organizational procedures & policies

·         Develop, maintain, and enhance organizational culture

·         Document and track organization’s outcomes and accomplishments

Administrative Responsibilities

Ensure sound fiscal accountability and coordinate financial activities based on plans and policies developed in concert with the Board and committees
Oversee and manage contracts, including those for grants, property and asset management
Ensure compliance with grant requirements, reporting and procedures
Express gratitude to new and existing funders
Hire, train, and supervise staff as resources permit

Personal commitment to SBCLTs’ mission and values, including the empowerment of community voices and control, and development without displacement
Experience working in diverse, multicultural, and low-income communities
Experience working with city, county and state government agencies
Demonstrated experience and success in at least one of the following areas: affordable housing development, real estate asset management, community land trusts, or community organizing
Proven ability to foster positive relationships with, and to manage, staff and consultants
Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing successful fundraising strategies
Demonstrated experience in nonprofit leadership and management
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to relate to the community, residents and external partners and stakeholders
Ability to be flexible, adaptable and collaborative in the face of challenges
Detail-oriented with strong organizational, planning and problem-solving skills
Fluency in English and Spanish preferred but not required
The SBCLT encourages applications from people of color from low income communities, women, LGBTQ, differently abled and people who have personally experienced homelessness.



To apply for this job email your details to southbayclt@gmail.com

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