On behalf of our client, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for its CEO/Executive Director.

November 12, 2019    

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) is committed to promoting and delivering quality, well-managed homes to a diverse low-income population and to contributing to the well-being of the individuals, families, and community they serve. MPHA is the largest public housing authority in Minnesota. With over 6,000 public housing units and over 5,000 Section 8 vouchers, MPHA serves a diverse community of approximately 26,000 people. MPHA residents and Section 8 participants reside in housing located in virtually every neighborhood of Minneapolis.

MPHA is seeking an inspirational, strategic, and visionary CEO/Executive Director. This person will lead the agency through the continuation of the current strategic plan with goals and objectives grounded in the permanent preservation and expansion of public housing to ensure the well-being of Minneapolis’ lowest income individuals and families. The new CEO/Executive Director will have a proven history of success leading an organization through change and delivering results – while building a collaborative and cohesive work culture to maximize performance outcomes. Highly adept at leading and building high-performing teams, the new CEO/Executive Director will bring an authentic passion and admirable reputation for being an effective leader, partner, and advocate for public housing and its residents.

As the face and voice of MPHA, the new CEO/Executive Director will have an innate ability to genuinely build and sustain meaningful relationships within a vibrant and culturally diverse community. They will be a relational leader who can unite people and continue to build partnerships with multiple stakeholders and will serve as the primary representative for local, state, and federal advocacy. Strong internal and external collaboration, diverse business and interpersonal skills, and leadership experience in a large and/or complex organization are essential to success in this role.