APPLY: Executive Director

$70,000 – $85,000 plus benefits.

Baltimore, MD.

The position is hybrid. Several responsibilities can be accomplished virtually, though the candidate will have to establish a presence in the neighborhoods in which CCLT works and be present for other essential activities.

Executive Director Job Description

Charm City Land Trusts, Inc. (CCLT) seeks an executive director. CCLT is a nonprofit affordable housing and environmental nonprofit organization. CCLT creates permanently-affordable housing, stewards greenspace, and seeks to accomplish community-driven equitable development. We pursue an executive director who is versatile, community-focused, and committed to the ideals of the community land trust (CLT) model. The ED will work closely with the Board of Directors to coordinate ongoing housing development projects, develop a pipeline of low-income buyers, advance and maintain collaborative relationships across the affordable housing sector, and preserve the operational and financial integrity of the organization.

The executive director is a full-time role which reports to the Board of Directors. The role comes with a competitive compensation package based on role requirements and the candidate’s experience.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a full application to Please include the following:

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest detailing qualifications and why you would like to work with CCLT
  • Three references with phone numbers

The Board will begin reviewing applications on August 31, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

About Charm City Land Trusts, Inc.

Charm City Land Trusts, Inc. (CCLT) is Baltimore’s longest-tenured community land trust (CLT). Established in 2000, CCLT has undertaken several land and housing justice efforts over the course of its 20-year history, including the stewarding of the Amazing Port Street Commons, a community garden located behind Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, and the development of affordable housing, including the recent completion of a CLT home in the heart of McElderry Park. CCLT is committed to community-driven and equitable development that centralizes democratic participation, racial equity, and collective decision-making in all facets of urban development. With the completion of CCLT’s first two homes, the organization is looking to expand its capacity to develop and execute multi-unit development and maintain its other assets, particularly the Amazing Port Street Commons.

Primary Responsibilities

Organizational Leadership

  • Continue to develop and execute a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization.
  • Foster an effective and collaborative relationship with board members and committees.
  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization and represent the organization in the community to promote its mission and enhance its community profile.
  • Provide visionary and collaborative facilitation, community planning, and decision-making

Operational Management

  • Develop an annual operational plan which incorporates strategic goals and objectives.
  • Execute and track achievement against operational plans; report on results to board and staff.
  • Ensure the operations of the organization are carried out with the highest quality, ethics, and integrity.

Staff & Team Development

  • Continue to build and develop organizational staff and board capacity in a sustainable manner.
  • Maintain a positive, healthy, and safe work environment that attracts, keeps, and motivates team members.
  • Oversee continued work of building a collaborative, transparent organizational culture.
  • Oversee human resource policies, procedures, and practices for all personnel.

Financial Management & Fundraising

  • Oversee all operational and financial reporting activities of the organization.
  • Work with staff and the board to prepare a comprehensive budget, administer the funds according to the approved budget, monitor the monthly cash flow, and provide regular reports to the Board on the revenues and expenditure of the organization.
  • Refine and implement CCLT’s long-term business plan.
  • Guide and lead fundraising activities.
  • Oversee the submission of grant proposals and prepare progress reports for the Board.

Real Estate Development

  • Facilitate multi-unit housing development projects in partnership with lenders, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and contractors.
  • Ensure adherence to programmatic commitments and project requirements.
  • Identify and provide guidance to potential CCLT homebuyers.
  • Work with listing agent to close on renovated CCLT homes.
  • Provide post-purchase stewardship, including collecting AHLTA fees from CCLT homeowners.

Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications

  • Passionate about affordable housing and community-driven development
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Adept at grant-writing and nonprofit administration
  • Familiar with community land trusts—what they are and how they work
  • Knowledgeable about ongoing CLT activism in the city
  • Aware of East Baltimore’s unique developmental trajectory
  • Skilled in developing advertising/marketing materials
  • Self-motivated and adept at multitasking
  • Knowledgeable and interested in construction and residential development

CCLT is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQIA+ people must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.