Since 1989, Comunilife has grown into one of NYC's best-respected community based health and housing service providers. With over 3,083 units of supported transitional and permanent housing serving people living with mental health issues, the elderly and persons living with HIV/AIDS, as well as local community residents, Comunilife’s innovative programs and services sit at the intersection of healthcare and housing and address a critical social determinant for the needs of some of New York City’s most vulnerable populations.
Long recognized for its innovative approaches to addressing social issues, Comunilife innovates new and effective ways to make a positive impact on the lives of their clients and the broader community to achieve its mission and vision:
- Mission: To provide vulnerable communities with housing and culturally sensitive supportive services.
- Vision: No one should be without the housing and supports they need to lead a healthy, meaningful life.
Now celebrating 30+ years of innovation, growth, and service excellence, Comunilife is entering the next stage of its maturation. After capitalizing on a period of rapid growth, Comunilife seeks to sustain its portfolio of high-quality programs, ensure that clients are delivered services that improve their health and wellbeing, and continuously identify and address unmet housing and healthcare needs in new and emerging communities in New York City. By strategically investing in program management, implementing evidence-based practices, and building organizational capacity to ensure service excellence and sustainability, Comunilife is primed to enter the next stage of their organizational development and continue its life-changing work to combat rising housing costs and increased homelessness affecting vulnerable New Yorkers.
For more information on Comunilife please visit https://comunilife.org/.
After a successful 5-year strategic plan, Comunilife has entered a new stage in their program evolution. On the heels of broadening their regions across New York City, expanding their signature Life is Precious and Medical Respite programs, Comunilife is strategically investing in resources to endure the sustainability, quality, and impact of their programs and services. Now, we seek a mission-oriented Vice President of Programs (VP) to join us in delivering high-quality programs and services that effectively meet the needs of more than 3,000 homeless and low-income New Yorkers.
Reporting to the Chief Program Officer (CPO), the VP supports program innovation, management, and business operations for our thriving community of staff, leadership, community partners. Responsible for program management, facilitating the implementation of Comunilife’s Quality Improvement Program, and assessing the quantity and quality of services provided to clients, highlighted responsibilities include:
- Program Integration
- Program Leadership and Innovation
- Staff Supervision
- Represent Comunilife and its programs to external audiences
*This role requires travel across NYC boroughs. Please note that the VP is required to be present across multiple program sites and Comunilife headquarters.
Comunilife recognizes that candidates may not meet every requirement outlined in the position profile. However, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:
- Mission Alignment
- Program Innovation
- Adaptive Leadership
- Analytical Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking
- Cultural Competence
In addition, strong candidates will offer:
- Knowledge and hands-on experience in providing direct services related to the treatment and recovery of persons with HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, serious mental illness, and homelessness preferred.
- Graduate degree in social work, public administration, business administration, or another related field preferred.
Compensation & Benefits
Comunilife offers outstanding career opportunities for people who want to make a difference in their community.
The salary for this position is $165,000. Comunilife offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision as well as other great benefits , such as 4 weeks’ vacation and 12 paid holidays and 12 paid sick days.
Note that the final salary will reflect internal equity and the selected candidate’s individual experiences and qualifications.
Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Malissa Brennan of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search.
Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email NonprofitSearchOps@divsearch.com. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.
Comunilife is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.