Who We Are:
Community Solutions is a team of social problem solvers working to end homelessness and the conditions that create it. We are looking for an exceptional individual or legal firm to serve as our General Counsel. The role is part time.
The Person We’re Seeking:
We seek an experienced individual or legal firm to serve as our General Counsel as we scale our impact to change the course of homelessness. Community Solutions powers a growing movement to end homelessness at a population level through an agile, data-driven methodology centered in continuous quality improvement. We work throughout the United States and in a growing number of international settings to create a “new normal” where homelessness is understood and responded to by leaders as a solvable problem requiring accountability, coordination and continuous, data-driven improvement. Working with 90+ communities that are part of this voluntary effort, we aim to reach and sustain a “functional zero” end state in diverse cities and regions where homelessness is rare and resolved quickly and effectively when it does occur. We are team of 60+ working from multiple bases throughout the country, including six offices. Our current annual budget of $10.8 million is supported by a mix of foundation, corporate, and individual contributions and earned revenue.
To accomplish this, Community Solutions engages, trains and coaches local teams in creating a results-based housing system across their community through our “Built for Zero” initiative and through our social impact real estate team that supports these communities in closing housing supply gaps through a range of innovative financing, development and occupancy management strategies. 13 of the communities in our network have now ended chronic or veteran homelessness, and many more are within sight of that goal.
As the close partner to the CEO, COO and CFO, the General Counsel will enable Community Solutions to bring the most effective, efficient and high performing team, tools and practices to the work of supporting communities and assure that we are poised for continued impact at an ever larger scale. This is an exceptional opportunity for a creative and accomplished individual or firm to impact work that is revolutionizing its field.
A successful candidate will be a proven, solution-oriented leader with experience in advising growing organizations around and through challenges mitigating risks and enabling organizations to achieve bold results. This role requires a mission-focus, alignment with Community Solutions’ values and culture, strong, clear communication skills, and relationship management with Community Solutions’ Board, CEO, COO and CFO.
Community Solutions will achieve its five year goals toward its long term vision of ending homelessness through the superior execution of its strategy by all team members:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Candidates should be prepared to propose rates for consideration.
This position is located in the New York City area.