Friday, December 19, 2014

ROOF seeking new Executive Director

Executive Director

Roof Over Head Collaborative, Inc.

Newburyport, Massachusetts

Roof Over Head Collaborative, Inc. was founded in 2008 by a group of citizens determined to alleviate the affordable housing crisis in our community.  Roof would provide a solution whereby families in crisis in the communities of Amesbury, Newburyport and Salisbury, Massachusetts would be provided a roof over head in transitional, supportive housing for a period of up to two years.  During that time, the families work with social workers and financial counselors who provide education, guidance and hope affording them a time to rebuild, regain financial independence and ultimately move into permanent housing.

Organizational Leadership

Roof is led by a dedicated Board of Directors who bring with them a tremendous skill set and belief in the mission of Roof.  Five committees: Fundraising; Programming; Governance and Finance; Communications and Site Selection and Renovation work to carry out the mission and strategic plan of the organization.


The Executive Director will:

   Serve as the public face of the organization;

   Schedule and attend monthly committee meetings;

   Recruit and orient new board members;

   Carry out Roofs strategic plan and annual activities;

   Help plan Board meetings, prepare and distribute meeting documents;

   Ensure that bills are paid, bank deposits are made, work with an outside accountant to prepare accurate and timely financial reports, tax filings and annual reports;

   Oversee internal and external communication activities, board governance, membership development and organizational administration;

   Roof does not have a physical office.  The Executive Director will work out of a home office.  Supplies and expenses will be reimbursed monthly.  The Executive Director will maintain all current and past Roof files and records; and

   Work closely to further the fundraising goals.


  • At least (5) years experience in affordable housing programming, including tenant and property issues
  • Familiarity with the service area of Amesbury, Newburyport, and Salisbury
  • Self motivated and ability to work independently 
  • Non-profit management experience
  • Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • A broad network of relevant professional relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and communicate to diverse stakeholders
The Executive Director will hold a part-time position 15 hours per week

Please send resume and cover letter to: Kerri Sheeran Perry at

Roof Over Head is and equal opportunity employer