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Executive Director

Executive Director

The Men’s Shelter of Charlotte provides immediate stability and basic needs to men experiencing homelessness.  More than shelter, it offers enhanced services that feed into an equation of Income + Housing + Support = Home that helps men exit the shelter and move home.  Through the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, the men develop individualized plans that set measurable activities to increase income, secure appropriate housing, and access supportive services.  A professional case manager meets weekly with each man to build trust, provide guidance, and ensure progress.  During the last four years, the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte has helped more than 1,500 men exit the shelter and move home.  For additional information, visit the Men’s Shelter at

The Executive Director of the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte reports to the Board of Directors.  Reporting directly to the Executive Director are the Director of Agency Operations, Director of Philanthropy, Director of Client Services, and the Director of Program Development.

Basic Functions:

  • Lead the agency in accordance with bylaws and written policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the preparation of and recommend the agency’s annual budget to the Board of Directors.
  • Provide supervision to leadership team members and overall leadership to all agency staff.  Delegate and monitor operational responsibilities, as appropriate, to leadership team members.
  • Guide the agency’s fiscal, fund development, service delivery, physical plant, staff development, and volunteer plans and activities.
  •  Serve as the agency’s lead fundraiser for annual and capital giving.
  •  Lead the on-going preparation, implementation, evaluation, and reporting of the agency’s strategic plan and its measurable outcomes.
  •  Provide leadership and guidance to the agency’s Board of Directors.
  •  Engage with community service partners, governmental agencies, United Way, faith community, media, funders, and other interested parties to further the mission of the agency.
  •  Participate on the agency’s Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and Board Committees, plus the United Way Council of Agency Executives.
  •  Serve as a liaison to community-based and governmental service partners as needed.
  •  Participate in staff training and development activities as needed.
  •  Perform other duties as required or assigned by the Board.


  • Able to articulate the agency’s mission and vision; inspire and influence others to support that mission and vision; and effectively communicate with diverse   audiences using multiple mediums.
  • Passion for, and knowledge of, issues related to homelessness and poverty; able to “speak the language”.  Compassion for clients and staff.
  • Inclusive leadership style that values input from staff, board members, and partners.
  • Sound fiscal practices, effective supervision, and non-profit management, with an emphasis on strong fundraising leadership.
  • Strategic visionary with the ability to be the out-front leader in the community on homelessness issues; looks at the big picture regarding partnership with other agencies for accomplishing the greater goal of combating homelessness.
  • Able to plan, implement, and evaluate strategic plans, operational procedures, and measurable outcomes.
  • Project management experience with the skills to define, lead, and implement renovation strategies.
  • Data-driven, but also able to capture the hearts of partners, funders, community leaders, etc.
  • Collaborative with the diplomatic capability to navigate delicate issues within the community.
  • Flexible and able to work beyond the traditional workday; be on call for emergencies.
  • Master’s degree in a related field preferred; at least five years of applicable leadership and management experience.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, including a competitive base salary and benefits.

For additional information contact
326 W. 10th Street – Charlotte,
NC 28202
Shana Plott, Managing Director
Chuck Price, Consultant


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