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Executive Director, Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)

Washington, DC
Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Washington, D.C.
  
About LEDC
LEDC’s mission is to drive the economic and social advancement of low-to moderate-income Latinos and other DC-area residents by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities.  Participants in our programs learn how to build their long-term financial security by buying and staying in their homes, taking control of decisions affecting their apartment buildings, and starting or expanding their small businesses. The entire DC-MD-VA region and Puerto Rico is stronger when all families have the power to achieve financial independence and join with their neighbors to improve their communities.
 
Position Summary
LEDC is seeking a visionary and strategic leader with a demonstrated commitment to our mission and a proven ability to manage a dynamic, high-growth, multi-cultural community-based nonprofit. The top candidate must bring experience working with Latino communities, expertise in housing and economic development, and exceptional leadership skills.  In addition, the new Executive Director must demonstrate an ability to develop strong relationships with diverse stakeholders, manage the financial and administrative functions of an organization, and generate revenue from diverse sources. The Executive Director must be fluent in written and spoken Spanish. 
 
Key Responsibilities
 
Vision, Mission, and Organizational Leadership
  • Lead the vision, mission, and day-to-day administration of the organization
  • Collaborate with Board and staff to develop and execute a strategic plan that builds on LEDC’s past success and evolves to meet the changing needs of the communities we serve
  • Foster an organizational culture that encourages diversity, equity, inclusion, and collaboration
  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and professional development for staff
  • Engage the Board of Directors in regular communication to best leverage their time, expertise, and resources
  • Develop and manage relationships with diverse stakeholders, including community members, nonprofits, businesses, and government officials at the local and national level
 
Fundraising, Partnerships, and External Communications
  • Oversee LEDC’s fundraising strategy to ensure the organization’s financial sustainability and growth
  • Serve as a key point-person for the philanthropic community in supporting LEDC
  • Manage and grow existing relationships with individual, corporate, foundation, and government funders
  • Identify new and diverse sources of funding and partnership opportunities at the local and national level
  • Serve as the primary public spokesperson for the organization, representing LEDC in local and national platforms including traditional and social media and industry events
 
Financial and Operational Administration
  • Ensure LEDC’s fiscal health and proper compliance through the responsible management, tracking, and reporting of finances
  • Continually evaluate and enhance the organization’s operations to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in all systems and processes
  • Oversee all legal functions, in collaboration with strong pro bono legal counsel
 
Qualifications
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and extensive experience working with Latino communities
  • Expertise in small business lending, CDFIs, housing, and economic development for underserved communities
  • Successful record of leading and inspiring teams, building an inclusive and equitable organizational culture, and developing talent
  • Strong financial acumen with demonstrated experience in budget planning and forecasting
  • Demonstrated record of generating revenue from private and public sources
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders
 
Compensation
The salary range for this position is $140,000 - $160,000. LEDC offers competitive benefits.

Application Deadline
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
 
How to Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your specific interest in and qualifications for this role.
 
Note: The final interview stage will be conducted in both English and Spanish. Top candidates also may be asked to present a writing sample or presentation in Spanish.
 
Learn more at http://www.ledcmetro.org
 
LEDC is an EEO employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. In accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, LEDC takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants and employees covered are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic that is protected by applicable law. For more information about your equal employment opportunity rights, please view this poster: EEO is the Law. LEDC also participates in E-Verify.
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