Interim Executive Director

Kalamazoo Collective Housing
Kalamazoo, MI



Temporary (12 months), full-time (32 hrs/week), hourly.



32 hours/week at $30.38/hour, quarterly bonuses, and stipends for wellness expenses, home office expenses, and mileage. Total compensation range: $68,000 to $71,000 during contract period. Five weeks paid time off (160 hours during contract period), 9 paid holidays.



Kalamazoo Collective Housing (KCH) is a 501c3 non-profit affordable housing cooperative with 46 members and ten houses in Kalamazoo’s Vine Neighborhood. We are member-owned, member-run, and democratically governed. We work every day to create access to safe, permanently affordable housing, while enriching our members' lives and building community in our neighborhood.


We are a member-led cooperative. A majority of our Board of Directors are members of KCH, and most decisions are made via consensus within Committees, also populated and run by our members, with staff providing support to those Committees as requested.


Above all, KCH values cooperation and relationship-building. Our staff, led by our Executive Director, are personable, compassionate, and have experience working with a wide range of people. They are committed to co-creating an anti-oppressive and anti-racist culture within KCH, along with our board, staff, and members.



Our current Executive Director has served us for eight years, transitioning our organization from 23 members and five houses to 47 members across 10 houses. We are looking toward a sustainable future of providing permanent, affordable housing that is member-led and supported by a skilled, collaborative staff team that is eager to support the vision of our members.

As Interim Executive Director, you will guide our organization through a transitional period of 12 months. During this time KCH staff, board, and members will search for a permanent Executive Director. The Interim Executive Director will have the guidance and support of the KCH Board and staff for their entire tenure. Their role will be to keep the organization stable, focused, and productive until a permanent new Executive Director is hired and trained. The Interim Executive Director will ideally have about a month of time overlapping with our outgoing Executive Director, who will be departing on August 13, 2024.

The successful candidate for Interim Executive Director will:

  • Internalize institutional, systemic and cultural knowledge from staff, members of KCH, and the outgoing Executive Director during the first two months

  • Ensure the successful hiring of a permanent Executive Director by providing support, structure, and accountability for the Board and members on the Hiring Committee

  • Fulfill administrative tasks and maintain day-to-day operations as needed with support from the Director of Membership

  • Serve as the formal link between Board of Directors and staff

  • Supervise and support one staff member (Director of Membership)




  • Establish relationships with funders, vendors, and members; build and maintain their trust in KCH during Executive Director transition

  • Create regular reports to board

  • Attend Board of Directors meetings and Committee meetings; create reports and provide administrative support by request (note taking, meeting reminders, etc)


  • Facilitate annual budget process and implementation (in coordination with Board Treasurer)

  • Manage and implement bookkeeping: Invoicing, expense tracking, payroll, reporting, account reconciliation, donations, annual tax filing (outside support from bookkeeper available)

  • Establish relationships with current funders and maintain trust in KCH during transition

  • Ensure that KCH maintains compliance with city/state/federal law

  • Secure and maintain insurance policies

  • Track members’ compliance with financial policies and processes, report to appropriate member bodies (board, committees, etc)


  • Address emergency repairs; address non-emergency repairs by Maintenance Committee request

  • Approve use of and manage outside contractors

  • Maintain accurate list of all maintenance tickets

  • Ensure that all properties meet city regulations and code



  • Work collaboratively with Director of Membership

  • Maintain employment paperwork and personnel files

  • Ensure compliance with federal and state labor laws


  • Demonstrates understanding of and willingness to accommodate the access needs of staff and members

  • Demonstrates skills in open and transparent communication

  • Demonstrates skills in building relationships with and supporting staff and members

  • Ability to work with a participatory management approach, involving input from appropriate parties, that leads to organizational decisions that are supported by, and supportive of, staff and members



A successful candidate will not be expected to have all of these qualifications.

  • Capable of facilitating group conversations with members and board to determine shared vision for hiring a permanent Executive Director

  • Experience in hiring and a willingness to use the membership's vision for the new Executive Director to design and implement a successful candidate selection process

  • Nonprofit management experience, including some or all of the following:

    • Experience managing organizations in transition

    • Budgeting experience

    • Property management experience

    • Fundraising skills and experience

  • Demonstrate anti-oppression and anti-racism experience and personal values

  • Experience living or working in a democratic, member controlled, and/or cooperative environment.

  • Experience with KCH’s demographic groups, including but not limited to:

    • Low-income people

    • Students

    • Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)

    • People with disabilities

    • LGBTQIA+ people including queer and trans People of Color (QTPOC)

    • Previously incarcerated individuals



  • The ability to work evenings on a somewhat regular basis (3-5 evening meetings per month, commonly) is required.

  • Willingness and ability to respond to occasional emergency calls related to property management and maintenance.



Masks may be required when visiting member co-ops. Work is primarily remote, but in-person training and meetings may be required as needed. COVID-19 vaccination strongly encouraged.



To be considered you must submit the following: resume, a cover letter summarizing your qualifications, and a list of three professional references. First priority will be given to applications received by Friday, June 28, 2024. Send applications to with the subject line “Interim Executive Director.”

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Deadline to Apply: 
August 31, 2024