Executive Director Search

The Daniel Pitino shelter is now accepting résumés for the full-time position of the Executive Director. All innovative and reliable individuals with applicable experience are invited to apply. The Daniel Pitino Shelter is a vital part of the community and seeks an advocate with the passion and knowledge to see it thrive in its efforts to support the homeless.

Title: Executive Director of The Daniel Pitino Shelter

Primary Responsibilities: The executive director ensures the organization is on track in completing its mission objectives and informs the Board of Directors on the condition of the shelter and factors affecting its status. The executive director establishes an internal and external leadership role, ensuring that the best interests of the organization are represented. In this leadership role, the executive director is responsible for working with media outlets to promote the shelter, its mission, and its place in the community. The executive director is responsible for initiating and cultivating community relationships with a direct result being to fundraise and secure donations. The executive director creates the long-term strategy for the shelter to reach its goals and achieve its mission, which includes monitoring the budget. The executive director is in charge of official records and documents and ensures the organization complies with federal, state and local laws. The executive director should keep updated on new trends and industry information and oversees the recruitment of other employees and volunteers. The executive director will oversee the day-to-day operations of the shelter and promote a safe, welcoming, and clean environment for clients, staff, and visitors to the facility. The executive director will also be responsible for writing and securing grants to promote the financial stability of the organization.

Work Environment: The executive director usually works in an office within the shelter and interacts with the residents daily. There will be a variety of people with varying backgrounds within the shelter at any time. Some residents are there for long periods, and others stop in for a meal or a few nights. Many people use shelters as temporary housing while trying to become self-sufficient.

Salary: The salary depends on the education and experience the executive director brings to the job.

Job Type: Full-time

Organizational Relationships: Reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Additional Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:

  • Manage capital and program campaigns with appropriate Board committees.
  • Hire, train, mentor, support, and evaluate staff in the performance of their duties, including the provision of services to clients.
  • Create, implement, and manage staffing levels for the shelter to ensure that consistent coverage is in place to provide services to clients.
  • Ensure that staff maintain a clean and safe shelter environment by de-escalating or responding to crisis situations in a professional and respectful manner, engage the support of emergency services when needed, and document any such incidents according to the agency’s standards.
  • Adhere to and enforce agency policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and to ensure the safety of clients and staff.
  • Create the budget and monitor expenditures to ensure that the division operates within budget limits.
  • Represent the organization in the community in a professional manner.
  • Attend to the business needs of a 24/7/365 facility, which will involve some evening and/or weekend hours, as well as on-call availability.
  • Assist with other agency special projects as needed, including staffing special events and providing coverage for agency programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred, or professional experience in the field or closely related field. Studies in finance, accounting, social work and business are valued. Administrative/supervisory experience and increasing responsibilities may be considered in lieu of formal education.
  • Record of accomplishment in nonprofit and fund-raising.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget development and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of, and strong working relationship with, community partners.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage several projects simultaneously, quickness, agility, and ability to exercise sound judgment in managing a crisis.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software including Excel, and must possess strong computer skills.
  • Strong ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment, and the ability to address confidential and time-sensitive issues.
  • Strong ability to establish rapport, trust, and boundaries with clients, and guide others in doing the same.
  • Ability to work in a high stress, fast-paced environment while maintaining a calm and professional demeanor.
  • Strong ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Reliable transportation.

Physical Requirements: Ability to stand, sit, walk-around, use stairs, and navigate a physically dynamic environment.

Please send résumés to [email protected].