The Chief of Strategy and Capability is responsible for helping lead and support strategy execution and evaluation for Eden Housing, one of California’s premier non-profit affordable housing development and ownership companies. Eden operates statewide and has experienced substantial growth over the past five years and anticipates continued growth over the next decade. The organization is committed to investing in and expanding on strategies to provide and preserve affordable housing in one of the most expensive housing markets in the country. In addition to investing in the acquisition and development of individual affordable housing developments, Eden has engaged in three substantial merger/portfolio acquisitions in the past decade. Beyond the bricks and mortar aspects of our work, Eden has invested in services programming to support its resident population to achieve stability and economic success. Eden is seeking a Chief of Strategy and Capability who can facilitate strategic direction through the implementation of systems, and infrastructure and technology platforms that help Eden and its affiliates assimilate the growth it has already experienced and lay the ground work for continued substantial expansion to meet the pressing affordable housing needs in California.
Eden is committed to its mission of providing high quality, well-managed, service-enhanced affordable housing that meets the needs of lower income households throughout California. Founded in 1968, Eden owns and operates a portfolio of more than 8,500 units and has 360 employees. Eden is recognized throughout California and nationally as a leader in affordable housing policy and practice and has established its capacity to serve as a long-term owner and manager of affordable housing. Although Eden has attracted some foundation capital in support of its residents services programs, our focus has been on being a self-sustaining entity that leverages the value of its portfolio, ongoing revenue and asset base to run its $1.5 billion real estate portfolio, invest in new housing and resident services. We plan to continue to invest in our growth and the CAO will be a critical part of the decision making framework for new investment and expansion, providing key analytics and helping to “connect the dots” on planning for, testing, scaling and implementing new strategies.
This position will report to the President/CEO and have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from client and project management (business development framing of key approaches, high-quality customer delivery; written products) to administration (information technology, reporting facilities) and human capital (HR/recruiting, mentoring, talent development, career progression). The position will partner closely with the President/CEO to chart Eden’s future growth and strategic response to an ever increasing demand for affordable housing. The position will be responsible for development and leadership of Eden’s strategic practice by working with cross-functional teams in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment with the aim of delivering improved results financially and expanding our capacity to meet the needs of California communities and our residents.
The position is responsible for driving complex strategic initiatives across Eden. Reporting to the President/CEO the position is responsible for providing a corporate level view on a select number of high-priority strategic issues facing the company.
As a member of EHI’s top executive management team, the position is considered to be an integral part of the Executive Team. The Chief of Strategy and Capability is responsible for leading and implementing company policy, for specific oversight of Human Resources, Training, Information Technology, and other critical infrastructure functions to support the achievement of the Mission.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Strategy Implementation and Measurement:
BOARD REPORTING RESPONSIBILTIES
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must have reliable transportation, a valid California Driver’s License and vehicle insurance.
PREFERRED SKILLS and/or ABILITIES