Tallahassee, FL

Chief Executive Officer, South City Foundation

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Less than three miles from the Florida State Capitol building, and just minutes from historic Florida A&M University and Florida State University, lies the South City neighborhood in Tallahassee, Florida, a storied community with deep roots. Over the years, the South City neighborhood has declined due to a lack of economic development and less access to resources. The tide is turning, however, as city and community leaders work to increase engagement from private and public partners. Leading the revitalization of South City is South City Foundation (SCF), a network member of Purpose Built Communities.  Working side by side with members of the community over the past 3 years, SCF’s goal is “to honor South City’s history while securing its future.” With a new quality mixed-use housing development in progress and a recent award of $2 million from Florida Rep. Al Lawson, Jr. to develop the Early Learning Center, the South City neighborhood is poised for a renaissance driven by the community members themselves. The South City Foundation seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to be a catalyst for community-centered change that will benefit the residents of South City.

Position Overview

The South City Foundation has made terrific strides in developing trust within the South City community while also championing the neighborhood’s needs to public and private funders and partners. The next CEO will have the support of an engaged and connected Board of Directors as well as the resources provided by Purpose Built Communities. The CEO will thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and will be comfortable wearing many hats as the organization evolves. Fundraising, storytelling, and driving community and partner engagement will be the top priorities in the CEO’s first year.

The ideal candidate will be skilled in communication, relationship building, and resource development, be a curious and innovative leader, and be trusted as an authentic champion for the community. The CEO will report to a committed and supportive Board of Directors comprised of community leaders. The CEO will have opportunities to build the South City Foundation team as funding increases.

The successful CEO will bring proven experience leading strategic and organizational growth in a community-serving organization. Qualified candidates will demonstrate the following:

Convener and listener Build and nurture working relationships and partnerships within the South City neighborhood and the Tallahassee community while sharing a contagious mission focus.

Resource developer Proven experience engaging funders to advance the South City Foundation mission, through significant private and governmental grants and partnerships.

Communicator Communicate effectively to multiple audiences including community members and private and public partners. Champion the needs of the South City community to current and potential allies and funders.

Data-informed Using quantitative and qualitative data, make recommendations and projections that influence initiative development. Experience developing, sourcing and operating within an organizational budget.

Change catalyst Believe wholeheartedly in the goal to end generational poverty within the South City community. Be tireless and fearless in advocating for residents and in engaging private and public partners to advance the mission.

Innovative leader Ability to move an initiative from vision to implementation while engaging stakeholders, internal teams, and external partners.

Sector-informed partner Proficient in housing and real estate practices as well as in opportunities for funding, including New Market Tax Credits.

Culture steward Work to honor the vibrant history of the South City community while also looking to the possible. Embrace diverse communities and celebrate the richness that comes from multicultural groups.

Champion Be deeply embedded in the South City community; known as someone who is a trusted and authentic partner. Be seen by city leaders as a community champion with integrity, passion, and gravitas.

How To Apply

To apply, suggest a candidate, or for more information, please send your resume to SouthCityCEO@intentionalworks.com

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