Executive - Property Management, Multi-Site Manager/Maintenance, Real Estate/Property Management
4 Year Degree
The Michelson Found Animals Foundation is a cutting edge non-profit organization managed by savvy business and science professionals focused on social entrepreneurship. We are a well-funded organization that takes pride in bringing together great minds from diverse backgrounds in our mission to reduce shelter euthanasia and support pet parents nationwide. Our culture and work environment sets us apart from traditional non-profits and inspires our talented team to create innovative ideas and solutions to complex programs and initiatives. Our animal-friendly, creative office suites are located on the westside of Los Angeles, with work-from-home (WFH) in place until COVID restrictions lift. You can learn more about this role and our organization at foundanimals.org
Following the completion of a national study fielding research that demonstrates the benefits of pet-friendly housing to owner/operators, residents, and communities, our goal is to develop resources and partnerships that increase the availability of pet-friendly rental housing. The Michelson Found Animals Foundation is seeking a Senior Program Manager, Pet-Inclusive Housing to lead this new initiative.
Report to the Director of Collective Impact and Executive Director to spearhead the creation and dissemination of critical messaging, research, tools, and best practices to thought leadership and external partners in support of increasing pet-inclusive rental housing in the United States
Develop strategies and execute on those initiatives to work in conjunction with owner/operator efforts related to pet-friendly rental housing
Create usable tools in partnering with national and local business associations, nonprofit partners, and organizations to educate property managers and residents on pet-inclusive rental housing
Understand and interpret lots (and lots!) of data and information and build solutions from the text. And then even more.
Prepare and deliver presentations outlining findings at relevant local and national conferences focused on housing and homelessness
Fulfill both short-term and long-term goals of increasing pet-inclusive rental housing across the United States
Long and short-term program planning, budgeting, setting performance goals, tracking results, and reporting
Develop program policies, procedures, plans, and associated communications needed
Communicate, relate, and interact with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained
Know how to effectively message. And we mean lots! You’ll interact with owner/operators, legislative offices, nonprofits and work together to effect change for pets and people alike!
Be comfortable with public speaking and delivering poignant messages
Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and verbal) required
Critically think and be solution-oriented. You understand that part of solving problems might mean making a bigger pie, not taking somebody else’s slice of the current one!
Have experience finding synergies among communities that don’t always see eye to eye. Or paw to paw
Thrive in working on multiple projects, can both lead and collaborate, know how to “make the trains run on time,” and want to make an impact
Be a self-starter. You know how to think on your own and recognize the myriad lenses through which people are funneled
Have a results-oriented mindset with deadlines and deliverables as your mantra
Love driving ideas and projects forward!
8+ years of professional experience in supportive/affordable housing, property management, leasing, program development, program management, homeless services, social justice issues in the Greater Los Angeles area. Or, an equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position
Exceptional program management skills and experience including the ability to prioritize and handle multiple large projects with competing deadlines simultaneously, working effectively and efficiently to provide quality service delivery
A proven ability to develop and maintain and nurture partnerships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, including colleagues and partner organizations, government officials, and stakeholders
Exceptional facilitation skills that drive to action and results, including the ability to facilitate groups of people with divergent opinions
An experienced and confident communicator that demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills (including proofreading and editing); exhibits astute interpersonal skills and diplomacy
Strategic thinker who is able to develop ideas while not losing sight of the details
Flexible, adapt to changing business needs and have an entrepreneurial spirit
Highly collaborative: maintaining a positive, team player attitude who is at ease working with multiple and diverse stakeholders and who brings enthusiasm, curiosity, humility, and humor to their work
Experience supervising staff to include coaching, mentoring, evaluating, and providing strong leadership to support employees in achieving goals and objectives in a dynamic work environment
Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Proficient at G Suite
Additional Salary Information: Very generous benefits package including 401(k) + match, low monthly contributions for healthcare and much more.
About Michelson Found Animals
We are not a typical non-profit. We are an innovative, mission-driven social enterprise, filled with people who have an extreme passion for pets and ideas to change the world for them. With a mission of Saving Pets and Enriching Lives, Michelson Found Animals Foundation is a national non-profit organization committed to keeping pets safe at home with the pet parents who love them. Through the first free national microchip registry, adoption services, animal advocacy, information and resources for pet parents, and grants for medical breakthroughs in non-surgical spay and neuter methods, Found Animals is using all our smarts and experience to obtain real, sustainable results and spread the joy pets bring to their human’s lives. We’re also supporting start-up innovation in the pet space with the Leap Venture Studio. You can learn more at foundanimals.org.