Chicago, IL

Executive Director, La Casa Norte
The Organization

La Casa Norte’s mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities. Our vision is that La Casa Norte (LCN) dreams of a world where all people have dignity, communities thrive and everyone belongs. Our mission and vision are implemented through our Acuerdos (core values) of collaborative work, empathy, mutual respect, access to resources, and a just experience for all.

LCN began operations in 2002, opening a social service center focused on assisting the homeless in Humboldt Park. Today, the organization is a leader in the field of youth homelessness, an anchor for families in the communities, it serves, and the largest provider of services to Chicago’s homeless youth population. Since its inception, LCN has grown to servie thousands of indviduals across the Chicago metro region, delivering inspiration, housing and hope. In February 2019, LCN opened a new $20M facility that includes new housing, expanded health and nutrition programs and a beautiful modern community center space.

Position Overview

The ideal candidate will be a strong, transformational leader and visionary with experience in the development and implementation of human services and poverty reduction programs, especially homelessness, and be knowledgeable about the history and social patterns of Latinos, African Americans, LGBTQ, youth and family systems experiences poverty. The candidate must be culturally-informed and possess a unqiue talent for inspiring and motivating staff, volunteers and helps others to achieve new heights of success at a mission-driven organization.

He or she will be an exceptional manager with a history of success managing partnership relationships, responsibilities and agreements, as well as rallying constituents around a common goal while being a visionary leader and passionate supporter of the mission. With the recent opening of the Community Center, La Casa Norte’s onsite partners are critical to the organization’s continued growth and success. The next Executive Director will have experience in expertly overseeing such partnerships.

Leadership team roles reporting to the Executive Director include:

  • Vice President of Programs & Strategy
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Development
  • Director of Finance

How To Apply

La Casa Norte has retained Morten Group, LLC to conduct this search.

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to with the subject line “La Casa Norte – Executive Director Search.” Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample and should include the applicant’s salary requirements. Applications must be directed to the email address above. No phone calls, please. Note that due to the number of applications we receive, we will only respond to those applicants whom we would like to interview for the position. For best consideration, applications should be received by Wednesday, May 15.

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