Senior Vice President of Equitable Neighborhood Revitalization & President of New Village Corporation (NVC)
CNP was founded in 1988 as Neighborhood Progress Inc. to serve the unique role of a local community development funding and support intermediary for community development corporations (CDCs), and it is a vital partner to Cleveland's community revitalization efforts. In 1991 and 1992, the New Village Corporation (NVC) and Village Capital Corporation (VCC) subsidiaries, respectively, were established to further real estate development and lending in the neighborhoods. While VCC, a Community Development Finance Institution, was initially developed to support the CDC ecosystem, its borrower base has expanded to include private developers as well. In 2013, Neighborhood Progress Inc. merged with the Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition, an advocacy and trade organization for the CDCs, and LiveCLEVELAND!, an organization focused on marketing Cleveland's neighborhoods, to form Cleveland Neighborhood Progress.
Near the end of 2021, CNP completed a strategic plan that refocused its efforts on the health of CDCs. The new mission is to foster the equitable revitalization of neighborhoods throughout Cleveland by strengthening the community development ecosystem.
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Chief of Staff & Operations; dotted line to CEO & President
CNP recognizes that Community Development Corporations (CDCs) are the primary vehicle to achieve equitable neighborhood revitalization in Cleveland because they are on the ground working directly with residents and businesses. Therefore, the core work of CNP must be to realize the Strategic Plan’s first goal: ensuring that “CDCs have access to the financial resources, talent, industry expertise and technical assistance they need to effectively serve their neighborhoods, continuously improve and sustain operations over time.”
The SVP of Equitable Neighborhood Revitalization and President of NVC’s primary responsibility will be to ensure that the real estate, placemaking and economic development staff are aligned with the needs identified by the CDC relationship managers, a newly formed team under the SVP of CDC Advancement & Resilience. This will require prioritization and coordination with the SVP of CDC Advancement & Resilience, the CDC Relationship Managers and the President of VCC. Another core responsibility will be to determine the best way to further integrate NVC and its Board into CNP.
Targeted timing is to complete the search by the end of 2022
Please send a cover letter with your expression of interest and resume to Tania Menesse, firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Toni White, email@example.com.