President & CEO
Better Community Neighborhoods, Inc.
is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization recently created as the result of a merger between two well-established not-for-profits based in the City of Schenectady
The newly created organization, Better Community Neighborhoods, Inc. seeks a President & CEO who will be an entrepreneurial leader to create affordable housing, provide strong financial literacy, and housing counseling programs for the residents of Schenectady. S/he will work with partner organizations, community stakeholders, city, county, state, and federal governments and private developers to generate and build affordable housing in Schenectady. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of developing and executing complex affordable housing development projects.
The President & CEO will be an energetic representative, adept at conveying the vital importance of BCN’s work to funders, grassroots organizations, government partners, media, and philanthropic constituencies. The ideal candidate will understand the full array of housing, policy and economic development issues. S/he must possess superior communication and relationship management skills and the stature and ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
The successful candidate will have a profound impact on the neighborhoods of Schenectady. The ideal candidate will create a housing environment that sustains safe and thriving neighborhoods while supporting the continued economic growth of Schenectady. The President & CEO will report to the Chairman of the Board and be accountable to the Board of Directors. S/he will build, foster and supervise a strong team dedicated to the organization’s mission and vision.