Areas of Expertise   
Executive Search and Leadership Transitions
Theisen Consulting supports nonprofit Boards of Directors and senior staff teams in succession planning, organization of search timeframes and recruitment parameters, and facilitation and management of executive search processes.  We have assisted more than 50 nonprofits in the successful recruitment of chief executives and other C-level positions. 
With more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including as a chief executive, Terri Theisen, principal consultant, understands the skills required to successfully navigate the complex landscape faced by today's nonprofit professionals, and how to support nonprofit boards in the search- and decision-making process so that they hire a qualified professional with a proven track record of success.
HOPE Atlanta, founded in 1900, offers an array of services including shelter, emergency housing services, permanent supportive housing, case management, street outreach, homeless prevention, domestic violence, veterans, HIV/AIDS, reunification, and rapid re-housing. The majority of the people assisted by HOPE Atlanta are homeless or about to become homeless and have very low income. Many are chronically homeless and are veterans, victims of domestic violence, suffering from mental or physical illness, or chemically addicted.  HOPE Atlanta’s vision is to make homelessness in Atlanta rare, brief and non-recurring. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive approach to address homelessness and provide solutions that promote lifelong stability.  More information can be found on
HOPE Atlanta provides services in 13 locations in metro Atlanta. HOPE Atlanta’s main office is located in downtown Atlanta across from Woodruff Park. The organization has an annual budget of $11 million and is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors.  The organization has 64 full time and 14 part time employees. HOPE Atlanta is an independent nonprofit organization with 501(c)3 tax exempt status and is affiliated with the national Traveler’s Aid movement.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. The person selected for this position has a unique opportunity to provide dynamic leadership for the future direction of HOPE Atlanta, building on the organization’s success in delivering results in homelessness and housing.
This opportunity is ideally suited for a strategic, collaborative, motivated leader with an entrepreneurial mindset. At least fifteen years’ experience in leading staff, implementing change, and producing results in fundraising are a must, along with a proven track record of success in forging and maintaining relationships with multiple stakeholders. Cultural sensitivity, highly developed problem solving skills, and flexibility are required. 
The successful candidate will have successfully led professional staff in a complex organization. Strong day-to-day business skills and financial acumen are must-haves, along with the ability to engage a committed Board of Directors. The ability to speak authentically, persuasively and effectively on behalf of the organization is critical.  HOPE Atlanta’s incumbent Executive Director will retire on December 31, 2018, after 24 years of successful leadership, and his successor will find a committed Board of Directors, effective programs and services delivered by a dedicated staff, a growing operating budget, and opportunities for expansion. 
To apply for this position, send a resume/CV, a cover letter, salary history, and contact information for at least three references no later than July 13, 2018, to: Terri Theisen, Theisen Consulting LLC,
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