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Vice President and Pacific Northwest Market Leader
LocationSeattle, WA
EntityEnterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Job Summary

The Market Leader leads the development and delivery of Enterprise’s programmatic interventions; state and local policy advocacy efforts; and innovative capital solutions in the Pacific Northwest region.  This senior leadership role delivers in-depth solutions to achieve large-scale results in the region, bringing the full resources of Enterprise to bear on local issues. 

Enterprise’s Pacific Northwest Market team is developing, implementing and stewarding several high impact initiatives including:  assessing and accessing public and tax-exempt land for affordable housing and early learning facility development; overseeing and managing an early learning facilities fund; providing technical assistance and capacity building support to affordable housing developers; and acting as a trusted advisor to various stakeholders including state and local government as well as corporations.  

To be successful the leader must be a dynamic, proactive and results-oriented manager with a proven track record of translating strategy into positive outcomes for low- and moderate-income families as well as the communities they call home and the systems that shape their lives.  In pursuit of these outcomes the leader must coordinate with and drive delivery through Enterprise’s matrix organization.  The leader must also be a seasoned problem solver with capacity to work through conflict and reach collaborative solutions that serve the economic, mission and risk profile for Enterprise.

The position reports to the Senior Vice President, Markets in the Solutions Department at Enterprise Community Partners. 


Job Responsibilities

Candidate Qualifications/Experience

  • Minimum of fifteen years of experience in relevant community development, public policy, government, banking and finance, nonprofit, or real estate development experience.
  • Experience and a successful track record in the affordable housing and/or community development sector.
  • Undergraduate degree required. Master’s degree in business, public policy, economics, urban planning or real estate is strongly desired.
  • Ability to effectively market all of Enterprise’s products, programs and activities to potential customers.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage staff members through effective planning and organizing, decision making, motivating, supervising and evaluating, including those in satellite offices.
  • Experience and capability of effectively engaging with and obtaining support from philanthropic donors including:corporations, foundations, and individuals.
  • Demonstrated experience in the efficient use of financial resources.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments, meet tight deadlines, coordinate and communicate effectively among widely-dispersed parties and cultivate new relationships.
  • Familiarity with federal, state and local community development programs, and private resources available for community development, including funding for special needs populations, specific knowledge of housing development and finance, including low-income housing tax credits, and property management, preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse environment with a wide range of stakeholders including community-based organizations, public officials, private sector institutions and community leaders in equitable collaboration.
  • Willingness to enthusiastically advance Enterprise’s diversity, inclusion, and racial equity efforts in recruiting and developing staff, adapting our practice, and pursuing outcomes for low- and moderate-income people.
  • Working knowledge of local and state-wide housing markets and conditions.




Responsibilities required in the delivery of solutions to the region include: 

  • Evaluate local and regional needs to identify opportunities that are consistent with Enterprise’s mission, strategic plan, and Opportunity Framework.
  • Manage a high capacity team focused on providing a range of programmatic, policy, and capital interventions in the Pacific Northwest region.
  • Develop and oversee innovative programs and capital resources for Enterprise to address regional needs and grow our presence and impact.
  • Actively collaborate with Enterprise entities to proactively identify new opportunities to deploy Enterprise expertise and products.

Responsibilities required in customer and intra-organizational relationship management include:

  • Act as a primary relationship manager for local and state government partners in the region.
  • Engage and cultivate constructive relationships with local and state elected officials.
  • Identify and facilitate opportunities for collaboration with other Enterprise market, initiatives and capital product teams.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to strengthen the customer and partnership experience while developing new strategies throughout the relationship.

Fundraising and communications responsibilities include:

  • Develop and cultivate new opportunities for philanthropic capital that serves market needs.
  • Maintain and manage relationships with existing sources of revenue from both philanthropy and contracts with state and local government.
  • Coordinate with national Enterprise colleagues on resource development and funder relationship management.
  • Annually responsible for the development and achievement of a fundraising goal in collaboration with a designated fundraising professional from Enterprise’s resource development group.
  • Engage in the fundraising cultivation of high net worth individuals in the region.
  • Coordinate with national Enterprise colleagues to pursue media and communications opportunities that generate visibility.

Public Policy responsibilities including:

  • Lead pro-active policy engagement at the local and state level.
  • Develop and advance state and local policy priorities with the active participation of designated staff and in coordination with the national director of state and local policy.
  • Coordinate with Enterprise’s national policy office including active engagement with regions congressional delegation.

Management and Leadership responsibilities include:

  • Manage Enterprise revenue and expenses for the market, including completion of annual plans and budgets.
  • Fulfill mission and revenue goals for the market.
  • Facilitate deployment of strategic program initiatives and best practices in the market.
  • Staff management and development.
  • Oversee, coordinate and direct operational activities with staff and internal partners in finance and national operations management team (e.g. grants and contracts management and procurement).


Additional Information

Candidate Competencies/Attributes

  • Deep understanding of community development, affordable housing development and finance, and public policy.
  • Creative and flexible approach to problem solving and organizational challenges.
  • Interest in and affinity for providing affordable housing to the low-income community.
  • History of positive relationships with nonprofit community-based organizations, neighborhood residents, local and region corporate sector as well as community and political leaders.
  • Professional credibility and standing, with a reputation for integrity and forthrightness.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability for travel.
  • Demonstrated strong management and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to be effective via influence as well as authority.



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