Community Development Director

Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida

Job Title:  Community Development Director

Job Relationships:   Reports to President/CEO


The Community Development Director serves in a senior level internal and external role for the organization’s comprehensive community development efforts. S/he leads, coordinates, and manages the organization’s efforts in our target areas in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.  The position oversees the Community Building department and is responsible for developing and implementing long range plans that will achieve the outcomes and goals for the maximum benefit of the neighborhood, its residents, and our partners.  The position develops and maintains sound business practices, identifies and seeks out new opportunities for growth and expansion of current lines of business in the community, and maintains productive working relationships with business and community partners.


  • Lead our ongoing cross-sector coalitions in several neighborhoods of stakeholders and create long-range neighborhood action plans to include all the elements (health, safety, education, housing, retail, and transportation) for a vibrant and healthy community.
  • Provide project management oversight on current projects and ensure that activities and outcomes are monitored and community action plans are maintained and updated.
  • Direct the work of the Community Building department, integrating the organization’s other lines of business into the development of its primary neighborhoods; determine work procedures, prepare activity schedules, develop workflow, and prepares and administers the department budget.
  • Assist in the development of the organization’s strategic plan for neighborhood-based intervention strategies.
  • Lead the development and monitoring of outcomes, indicators, and performance measures for the organization’s comprehensive community development efforts in targeted neighborhoods to offer new opportunities for businesses, residents, and visitors.
  • Supervise the coordination of all planning and implementation activities with primary neighborhood partners.
  • Assist the President and the Chief Development Officer in raising capital for the continuation and expansion of comprehensive community development efforts.
  • Supervise Community Building staff and holds them accountable for responsibilities inherent in their position by establishing performance criteria, assisting them in identifying goals, developing action plans for achieving them, and conducting timely performance evaluations.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the President.

Experience and Qualification Requirements:

  • Master’s degree (preferred) in urban planning, business management, macro level social work, or related field.
  • Ten years of experience in urban planning, community development finance, community organizing, housing development, or business development with corporations, foundations, nonprofit organizations, national intermediaries, and federal and local governments.
  • Demonstrated program design, management, and evaluation skills in a community development setting.
  • Previous supervisory experience required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and computer skills in Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and program management software.
  • Ability to use GIS data systems preferred.
  • Ability to organize own work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, exercise professional judgment, and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to work with customers, business partners, donors, volunteers, and other community professionals of diverse backgrounds with a positive, optimistic, goal-oriented attitude that reflects positively on NHSSF and its mission.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, including work of more than 40 hours per week as required.
  • Ability to lift at least 10 pounds and participate in event setup activities.
  • Must have valid drivers license and reliable automobile to commute among various neighborhoods and offices.


Personal Qualities:

  • Strong leadership and problem solving skills that reflect teamwork, integrity, effectiveness, efficiency, and the ability to deliver high-quality customer service, including the ability to mediate disagreements;
  • Demonstrated ability in developing and motivating a team to meet or exceed objectives
  • Good time management skills ;
  • Ability to work well under pressure; multi-task with the capability of handling several items at a time while continuing day-to-day operations;
  • Good interpersonal communication skills;
  • Detail oriented and able to complete projects with a high standard of quality; and
  • Creative, strong analytical, systems, and problem solving skills needed to evaluate performance, prepare reports, and recommend/implement solutions using independent judgment.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary is commensurate with the job responsibilities, skill required, and experience of the individual.
  • Benefits are described in the Personnel Policy provided to each employee.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.


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Fund Development Specialist – Partners for Self Employment

Department:            Administration

Reports to:              Executive Director

General Description:

Partners For Self Employment (PSE) is seeking to enhance its fund development efforts; to that end we are seeking a Fund Development Specialists.

What you need for this position: – enthusiasm for fundraising, an outgoing personality, to be comfortable with “the ask”, and the ability to make a solid case for support to new and existing funders.

What you’ll be doing: – handling overall fundraising activities and events, establishing and overseeing our fundraising budget, working with different departments across the organization in order to promote new and established programs, establishing new relationships resulting in new and re-upped donations, overseeing and organizing all special events, and working with the board on budgets, events, and fundraising. Any experience with a social service cause or concern is a plus. We will check references, and expect a commitment to our cause. If you bring the above skills, are passionate about fundraising and are an excellent communicator, please apply today. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

 Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and maintain relationships with donors.
  • Actively seek new donors (public / private) consistently
  • Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate funding for ongoing and special projects.
  • Develop public relations materials to enhance PSE’s image and promote fund raising programs (annual reports, newsletters etc.)
  • Develop an annual fundraising plan and budget.
  • Plan and coordinate benefit events, such as banquets, galas, or auctions.
  • Organize solicitation drives for pledges of ongoing support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Research public and private grant agencies, foundations and individuals to identify potential funding sources.
  • Maintain organization’s website and regularly update it with information about the organization’s work.
  • Assist the Director in developing business plans to generate income from various sources.
  • Prepare grants and project proposals as needed.
  • Maintain Donor Database.


  •  Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • Experience in non-profit sector, or related experience.
  • One-year of experience in fund development with a verifiable track record or education in a complimentary field, preferred.
  • Alternate acceptable experience: sales, client relations / management, marketing, advertising, and communications.
  • Able to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings is required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively present information one-on-one, small groups and large audience situations to funders and donors.
  • Ability to use technology to aid presenting information such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Publisher.
  • Understanding of budget and expense control.

How to Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to

Partners For Self Employment is an equal opportunity employer and willing to make reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Communications Director, Catalyst MIami


We are looking for a creative, flexible, collaborative, hard-working individual to lead our communications efforts. The Communications Director is responsible for defining and developing Catalyst Miami’s multi-platform digital and social media strategy, driving execution, and using data-driven insights to improve all aspects of our online presence, directing the strategic development of our digital and social assets, and bringing best practices to the organization to increase community engagement as well as donor engagement and fundraising. The Communications Director will also assist in planning and executing Catalyst Miami’s key events. This position works with all Catalyst Miami teams.


  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, website, and flyers.
  • Design, support, implement and facilitate execution of the communications and outreach plan
  • Develop strategies to build brand awareness among key stakeholders.
  • Translate the overall marketing objectives into effective and measurable communication strategies over different platforms.
  • Maintain and optimize the social media strategy, coordinating with the team to ensure effectiveness and encouraging adoption of relevant social media techniques.
  • Maintain daily interaction on Social Media and measure its performance.
  • Write press releases, media advisories, blogs, op-eds, and other content as necessary.
  • Put together an annual plan of outreach initiatives and events that align with our organizational objectives.
  • Maintain professional internal and external relationships that advance our core values.
  • Coordinate webpage maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly.
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships.
  • Liaise and coordinate with Catalyst Miami teams and satellite offices.
  • Supports key initiatives, such as Social Justice Table, Assets & Opportunities Network, Imagine Miami, Dade Days of Action, and Resilient Miami, among others.
  • Performs other related work as required.
  • Build and maintain media lists and secure media coverage on a quarterly basis.
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships.
  • Liaise and coordinate with Catalyst Miami teams and satellite offices.
  • Supports key initiatives, such as Social Justice Table, Assets & Opportunities Network, Imagine Miami, Dade Days of Action, and Resilient Miami, among others.
  • Performs other related work as required.


Supervises interns/volunteers as needed.


Participates in intra-organizational collaboration when possible as well as staff meetings and engagement.


Writes and edits grant proposals and reports as needed.


Ability to lift weights of up to 25 pounds, stretch and bend to organize and distribute materials is preferable. Must be able to sit at desk for long periods of time and utilize computer for extended periods. Must be able to work flexible hours to accommodate organizational needs. Mustbeableto workflexiblehours toaccommodateorganizationalneeds. Must maintain professional personal appearance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, political science, or a related field.
  • Graduate degree in related field preferred but not required.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience with public policy advocacy, community and partner engagement, and digital organizing a plus.
  • Excellent and proven written and verbal communications skills.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to plan, prioritize, and execute multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of media landscape and social media platforms.
  • Record of success in securing broadcast, print and online media coverage.
  • Experience developing effective messaging and sharing content across channels.
  • Must be proficient in the following computer programs: Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel), Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign).
  • Experience with online marketing and relationship management platforms (Constant Contact, Mailchimp, Salesforce, etc.).
  • Experience with WordPress required.


Please submit your application as one document to Your application must include: cover letter, writing sample or design sample, and resume/cv. No phone calls, please.