Homeward Bound is Hiring an Executive Director

Homeward Bound seeks an experienced Executive Director to lead the organization in its mission to prevent and end homelessness in Buncombe County.

Our ideal Executive Director will have knowledge of, and a deep intrinsic passion for, ending homelessness and the Housing First model, as well as a demonstrated commitment to organizational excellence.

Working with the Board, staff, clients, and key stakeholders, the ED will oversee the implementation of strategic and annual planning to guide Homeward Bound towards achievement of its vision and mission.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • External Liaison and Public Image – As primary spokesperson for Homeward Bound, the ED will inspire external partners to collaborate towards achieving its mission.
  • The ED oversees the successful operations of all marketing and public relations and advocacy efforts and is the primary spokesperson for the organization.
  • The ED also acts as liaison with partner organizations, and nurtures and expands the organization’s key external relationships.
  • The ED must develop healthy working relationships with diverse constituencies, including government, education, nonprofit, business, religious, and donor groups.
  • The ED advocates for the people the agency serves in its mission to prevent and end homelessness in our community and champions the Housing First philosophy that housing is a basic human right.


The salary range is $115,000 – 125,000 annually, commensurate with experience. Homeward Bound offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Application Process

To apply, please send a letter of interest and résumé in a single PDF file using the following naming convention: “Your-Last-Name Your-First-Name APPLICATION.pdf” via email only to the Homeward Bound Transition Committee at: [email protected]

Please, no phone calls.

Application deadline: Friday, May 6, 2022

Find the full job description at homewardboundwnc.org/seeking-an-executive-director/

Homeward Bound bases its human resource decisions on objective criteria without regard to any characteristic or condition protected by law. We are committed to a workplace that offers equal opportunity without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability, genetic information/medical history, military/veteran status, marital status, familial status, LGBTQIA+ status, or any characteristic or condition protected by law, but not specifically mentioned here.


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