Chief Strategy Officer
Anthos|Home is an innovative new nonprofit that will transform the system by which New York City residents with housing subsidies locate and rent available housing.
Anthos|Home is modeled on Brilliant Corners in California, a successful housing clearinghouse that uses a flexible pool of funding to administer and quickly find apartments for tenants.
Anthos|Home will help to streamline the apartment search, approval, and move-in processes, and fill in gaps in the current NYC voucher housing market process. The organization will be a game- changer for New Yorkers who are unhoused or at risk of homelessness and for the public systems that serve them.
The Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) will be responsible for supporting the strategic direction and growth of the organization. It is an exciting opportunity to be at the ground level of a new nonprofit that will improve the voucher housing experience and landscape in New York City to be more effective. The CSO will be a member of the Executive Team, reporting to the CEO and working closely with the Anthos|Home leadership team.
The Chief Strategy Officer will have a comprehensive understanding and strong execution of strategy at all levels of the organization from day-to-day projects to long term strategy, and will ensure alignment across departments. S/he will define and implement means to engage leaders throughout the organization and external partners in the process of defining strategic goals and objectives. The CSO will also serve to give greater visibility of the organization's strategic objectives and promote a management culture that supports the mission of Anthos|Home. The mission of Anthos|Home to move New Yorkers who are unhoused or at risk of homelessness—and who have housing vouchers—into safe, sustainable housing by quickly connecting them to available units with quality landlords.
This position is envisioned to be a full thought partner to the CEO and provides a unique opportunity to assist with the creation and implementation of a new nonprofit organization in NYC. The CSO will be essential in ensuring cross departmental coordination, thinking through challenges, setting policies, connecting workstreams, and communicating effectively across multiple divisions. The NYC housing landscape is complex and dynamic and the CSO will need to be able to make quick decisions and have excellent judgment and foresight. The CSO has insight into the overall success and operations of the organization and plays an essential role in ensuring results are met.
Defining the strategies and priorities for growth and innovation in line with the organization’s mission and goals.
Establishing partnerships with external stakeholders to support the mission and make the organization viable and successful.
Collaborating with the executive team to ensure operations and budgets are in line with the organization's mission.
Helping to brainstorm, troubleshoot and revamp the program design as needed with the CEO and Chief Program Officer to ensure the organization's housing goals and mission are achieved.
Investing in organization-wide improvement efforts while monitoring and managing the organization’s growth capacity.
Assisting with funding strategies for the organizations and developing relationships with potential funders including foundations.
Building relationships with all employees and fostering effective responsiveness on critical matters
Providing strategic direction and advice to the CEO and senior leadership
Qualifications & Skills
The Chief Strategy Officer must be an independent thinker and leader who can take initiative to get the work done effectively. S/he must be a mission-driven entrepreneur who is excited at the opportunity of helping shape a new organization. The environment is fast-paced and dynamic and will require someone who can easily handle and juggle multiple priorities. The candidate will have 8-10 years of progressively responsible human service sector experience, and at least 2 years in a similar position. A master's degree in housing, public administration, public policy, nonprofit management or other similar field is preferred.
A passion for the mission of the organization
Acumen to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities while balancing long-term projects with the urgency of immediate demands
Exceptional judgment and communication skills
Ability to collaborate with and achieve actionable results through others, both within the organization and with outside parties
Experience with budget management, operations management and project coordination
Ability to lead in an effective and trustworthy way
Ability to advance Anthos|Home’s DEIA goals and commitment to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion
Excellent interpersonal skills and creative problem-solving abilities (a sense of humor is a plus).
Excellent writing and organizational skills are essential.
Ability to work in a diverse environment
- • Competitive Pay: $135,000-$150,000 starting salary (dependent on experience)
• WFH/Hybrid work
• Fantastic Benefits
• A chance to be a part of a groundbreaking startup that will house vulnerable New Yorkers.
Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of submission.
Anthos|Home is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. Anthos|Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals of all backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply.