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Executive Director

Family Promise of Lake Houston
Humble, Texas
$70,000-$110,000 commensurate with experience and education plus annual performance bonus
Closing date
Nov 18, 2023

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Job Title: Executive Director

Accountability: Reports to Board of Trustees

Location: Humble, TX – Moving stipend is negotiable

Benefits: Paid time off, annual performance bonus, personal development reimbursement and flexible work schedule.

Salary: $70,000-$110,000, commensurate with education and experience

Hours: This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position.  Must be available to work nights, some weekends, and be on-call in the event of an emergency.

Application: Submit applications to:

Executive Director Job Objective:

Family Promise is a national non-profit agency, with more than 200 affiliates in 43 states. We prevent and end family homelessness in partnership with local faith-based communities. The Family Promise of Lake Houston (FPLH) Affiliate is seeking to hire an Executive Director.  The FPLH Executive Director (ED) will be responsible for growing and ensuring a high-performing organization that has the necessary resources to deliver on its mission to: provide a caring and positive environment for homeless children and their families while they design and execute a plan to break the cycle of homelessness in their lives.  This position will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of FPLH as well as maintaining and growing positive relations with partner entities, stakeholders, investors/ donors, and media outlets. Simultaneously the ED will ensure the operational effectiveness of the organization and provide inspiration, leadership, and vision to staff, board members, and volunteers. Learn more about FPLH visit: and for Family Promise National see:

Community Relations:

  • Increase positive awareness for FPLH in the community.
  • Ensure that brochures and newsletters are professional, accurate and published in a timely manner.
  • Maintain web and social media presence and update in a timely manner.     
  • Represent the Affiliate to the media, government, and other corporate/nonprofit partners.
  • Build relationships with and regularly communicate with supporting agencies.
  • Meet with community organizations to inform them of FPLH and create buy-in for the organization’s objectives.

Volunteer and Congregation Relations:

  • Lead recruitment to increase network of hosting and support partners, including new congregations and civic, community groups
  • Ensure volunteers are trained, effective and satisfied in their experience (background checks, training, appreciation, scheduling, engagement).
  • Ensure Affiliate updates are communicated to the congregations and feedback is solicited from the congregational network.
  • Handle any issues/emergencies swiftly and compassionately (a congregation exiting the network, a volunteer challenge, a legal/insurance issue, etc.)

Board Relations:

  • Engaging with various committees to execute organizational goals, engaging individual members to utilize skill/expertise for the betterment of the organization, recruitment of new members.
  • Provide network reports for meetings and facilitate strategic discussion of the organization’s future.
  • Work with Board President to set meeting agendas. Work with board committees as necessary to follow-up on identified action items.
  • Work with Finance Committee to execute annual audit and tax filing.

Case Management

  • Supervise Case Management team and provide programmatic oversight.
  • Set and ensure FPLH meets organizational outcomes, programs have the resources to deliver on the mission, families are cared for, handle any family crisis swiftly and compassionately
    • Create and implement programs to enhance services provided to clients
    • Supervise case managers and provide additional support to families.
    • Create partnerships in the community that will facilitate positive outcomes for FP case management (landlords, employers, nonprofit partnerships, etc.)
    • Supervise interns and volunteers as needed.
    • Serve as emergency on-call for the organization.


  • Lead a high-preforming organization: volunteer, board and staff management. 
    • Hire and supervise staff and volunteers as organization resources allow in consultation with appropriate Board of Trustees members. 
    • Conduct staff reviews and provide supervision and feedback as necessary to have a high-preforming team.

Financial and Fundraising:

  • In support of the goals and objectives identified by the Development Committee, ensure that expenses are satisfied, and financial objectives are achieved.
  • Have a basic knowledge of financial processes and be responsible for the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Pursue appropriate funding opportunities: grants, individual/congregation donations, corporate giving and special events.
  • Ensure systems are in place to identify, nurture, and grow our donor base.


  • Ensure procedures are documented and adhered to for all processes.
  • Be on-call for emergencies during off-hours as scheduled. Oversee on-call scheduling of staff. 
  • Maintain records on operations, guests’ outcomes and programmatic outcomes.
  • Provide reports for the Board of Directors and funding sources.
  • Provide annual statistics and other information to National Family Promise.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work (or related discipline) or relevant experience required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience in social work, nonprofit management, public administration, or related field.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, particularly public speaking ability.
  • Leadership and supervision experience.
  • Innovative thinking and can-do attitude, ability to persevere in the face of challenges.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with faith communities, community partners, volunteers, corporations, and boards.
  • Demonstrated success in fund development and financial management in organizations with operating budgets >$500,000.
  • Knowledge of homeless service provision models and programming, local, state and federal housing authorities, social service agencies and general assistance programs.
  • The ability to think creatively and entrepreneurially – we are constantly looking for ways to better our service provision.
  • Maturity, compassion and empathy for our guests and an ability to relate to individuals from many different diverse cultures, socio-economic historically underserved and under-represented populations.
  • Some proficiency in Spanish is desirable.

Additional Requirements

  • Knowledge of basic computer software and electronic communication tools.
  • Ability to pass Federal background check.

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