Open Positions

The Kelsey will be hiring for several roles over the next couple of months. If you are interested in learning about roles, please check back here or follow The Kelsey on LinkedIn. You can also sign up for our Field Notes where we share organization updates including when we post new roles.

Managing Director

The 360 Group is managing the hiring of this new, exciting role at The Kelsey. Read the full Position Description here and apply via their portal.

The Kelsey seeks a Managing Director who brings a strong understanding of people management, collective impact, and organizational development, with a sensibility informed by lived experience with disability. The Managing Director will serve as a senior leader in the organization, leading efforts to co-develop affordable, accessible, inclusive housing and field-building efforts to improve market conditions for more affordable housing development. The Managing Director will be a core member of the organization’s senior leadership team, operating in a coleadership structure with the CEO and Chief Housing Officer. This role will manage a rapidly growing team that is deeply committed to the mission of developing disability-forward housing.

Reporting to the CEO, the new Managing Director will be responsible for providing strategic leadership across the organization to enable the achievement of The Kelsey’s overall mission. Specifically, the Managing Director will oversee people and operations management, and fully develop, deploy, and scale the organization’s field-building and advocacy efforts. Working closely with the two other co-leaders, the Managing Director will develop and manage a committed and high-performing team, and effectively represent the organization to external stakeholders and the general public. The preferred candidate will have a compelling mix of experiences, skills, personal characteristics, and motivations to lead, manage, and advance The Kelsey’s rapid growth and scale.

The Managing Director will be responsible for leveraging and disseminating the organization’s continually evolving field expertise to serve as a catalyst and thought leader operating at the intersection of disability, housing, design, and policy. The Managing Director will engage the organization’s exceptional staff and partners to develop and operationalize a strategy that grows and scales existing efforts and successes, as well as areas of opportunity, in order to maximize the potential for this emerging area of practice.

More specifically, the Managing Director’s responsibilities will include:

Leadership and Management
• Leading a values-driven team culture across a growing and diverse organization operating in a hybrid/remote environment
• Ensuring implementation of effective performance management systems, professional development, and hiring strategies across the organization
• Leading human resources and people management across the organization
• Leading the finance and operations team, including internal staff and external consultants
• Supporting implementation of effective systems across the team and organization that will enable the organization to grow and scale

Program Management and Stakeholder Engagement
• Overseeing strategy, decision-making, and team management across The Kelsey’s programming in advocacy and field-building
• Cultivating strong relationships with key partners through a collective impact lens, including building coalitions with leaders and organizations in disability policy, housing advocacy, social change, and human services
• Setting metrics for and supporting execution of annual and short-term goals across field-building programs and mission-enabling activities
• Managing team members leading programming, including the Advocacy Manager and the Director of Field and Capacity Building

External Relations
• Serving as an ambassador for The Kelsey’s mission and the work of disability-forward housing with external partners, including stakeholder engagement, conference presentations, and field-building efforts to communicate The Kelsey’s approach

Read the full Position Description here and apply via The 360 Group portal.