Menlo Park, CA

Chief Executive Officer

LifeMoves in Menlo Park, CA seeks an entrepreneurial, business-savvy, empathic Chief Executive Officer to develop and drive a new vision and strategy to prepare for the ongoing need for transitional housing, and sustaining and improving the quality of LifeMoves services and programs.

For more than 35 years LifeMoves has offered families and single adults experiencing homelessness a temporary place to call home while providing intensive, customized case management and wrap-around services to help them return to stable housing and achieve long-term self-sufficiency. LifeMoves serves clients at 23 locations in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and last year, returned 2,000 people to stable housing and self-sufficiency .

The pandemic highlighted the danger to the most vulnerable among us, and has generated increased momentum in the nonprofit, private and public partners. Before the pandemic, LifeMoves has the building blocks in place and had ambitious goals to significantly scale in order to meet the growing need for transitional housing and support services. They have a pipeline of bold projects designed to make a visual and transformational impact on the community. Public sector partners are ready to collaborate on new opportunities to grow capacity, and they look to LifeMoves to drive public/private partnerships to support these initiatives. The organization is developing plans for a multi-phase capital campaign aimed at adding crucial flexible capacity in the near-term and new, next-generation transitional housing facilities within the next three to five years.

LifeMoves’ budget has nearly doubled in the last five years to its current $34M, of which ~50% is private donation revenue. In collaboration with a talented staff of 300 and committed 20-member board of directors, the CEO will be bold and creative, and will develop and drive a new vision and strategy to meet the increasing need for transitional housing while sustaining and improving the quality of LifeMoves services and programs. The CEO will be a strong, visible presence in the community and a voice in the public discourse surrounding homelessness. She/he/they will have a demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment of diversity, inclusion, equity, opportunity and empowerment, and will trust and learn from the knowledge of others. The complete position description can be found here.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lisa Grossman, Kevin Redick or Patrick Salazar at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.