Chief Strategy and Growth Officer

About the job

Chief Strategy & Growth Officer

Our client seeks an individual who can operate at start-up speed and enterprise scale to raise significant funds and develop the business strategy and policy platform to radically expand this proven interim real estate model regionally and nationally to get low-income individuals into better housing.


Our client is an innovative organization that is reimagining scalable solutions to low-income folks. In partnership with cities, supportive services agencies and private stakeholders, the firm rapidly builds cost-effective interim supportive housing communities.


The Chief Growth & Strategy Officer (CSGO) is a new position that reports to and works very closely with the CEO. It requires someone with a dealmaker’s sensibility who can operate at both start-up speed and enterprise scale, is organized, and can hold the big picture strategy while also digging in and rolling up their sleeves. The CSGO will be creative, solution-oriented and not risk-adverse.


  • Collaborate with the CEO to create a three-year fundraising strategy. Set and determine revenue goals and proactively monitor progress.
  • Develop and implement pipeline strategies that generate funding to support rapid scale, innovation and initiatives; personally drive funding pitches and solicitations.
  • With the CEO, co-create the business strategy, policy structure and value proposition to rapidly deploy Our firm’ solutions on a national scale.


  • Build and steward relationships with the venture capital community, entrepreneur and start-up ecosystem, high-net-worth individuals and centers of influence to accelerate funding, awareness and adoption of Our firm’ solutions.
  • Strengthen the organization’s advocacy work by crafting compelling, metric-driven messaging that highlights Our firm’ agile model and rapid solutions to unsheltered homelessness.
  • Collaborate with the CEO and Executive Team to ensure strategic, cross-functional alignment and communication between funding, program development, partnership creation/development and operations teams.
  • Collaborate with the team to ensure the strategy for expanding regionally and nationally is on track and meeting objectives; develop and drive achievement of goals and business growth through targeted collaboration with the CEO.
  • As the need grows, the CSGO will recruit, develop and manage a lean, high-performing team that can achieve the organization’s strategic goals and objectives.


The Chief Strategy & Growth Officer will be a resourceful, mature, charismatic and visible leader whose experience gives them credibility and gravitas.

  • Extensive experience in the private or public sector with experience in venture capital funding, start-ups, sales, business development, private banking, wealth management in a high-performing, data-driven and results-oriented environment.
  • Proven success in raising venture funds and private investments; can meet the needs of investors and philanthropists by creating innovative funding scenarios.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and analytically about business challenges, build and convey a compelling value proposition and work cross-organizationally.
  • Understanding of the challenges and opportunities of raising funds, driving growth and achieving scale; is solutions oriented.
  • Experience leading and articulating a vision and generating new ideas; demonstrated ability to create and execute plans, set goals and ensure accountability while developing staff and volunteers into a highly functioning team.
  • Experience in advocacy work would be an advantage, as is an understanding of the local, state and federal political landscape.
  • Prior experience working with a sophisticated, engaged board is a plus.
  • A people person who values the contributions and perspectives of a culturally diverse staff, clientele and community; genuine with a high level of emotional intelligence; diplomatic, gracious, humble.
  • A team player who values and models working collaboratively but is unafraid to make difficult decisions; one who sets the bar high for their self and the team and strives for accountability; a high energy level with a can-do attitude.
  • Straight-forward, shares information easily, listens well; high degree of ethics and integrity; imparts trust.
  • Patience and a sense of humor to maintain balance; exceptional interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.