Executive Director: Family Promise of the Main Line


Established as the Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line, and now as Family Promise of the Main Line [FPML], FPML has been helping Montgomery County, PA families experiencing homelessness reach housing stability for over 30 years. Based in Norristown, Pennsylvania, FPML brings together diverse religious and community groups to make homelessness as rare, brief and non- recurring as possible. Host congregations in the Philadelphia suburbs, known locally as the Main Line, extend hospitality by opening their doors and opening their hearts to transform the lives of families experiencing homelessness. Because every child deserves a home.

For more information on FPML: https://fpmainline.org/


The Executive Director of Family Promise of the Main Line (FPML) is charged by the Board of Directors with overall organizational strategic leadership in partnership with the board, and with responsibility for all aspects of organizational management. The Executive Director is accountable to the board of directors, under the oversight of the President of the Board.


Expected Capabilities

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral, appropriate to diverse audiences
  • Understanding of the specific resources needed to implement long-term vision – e., ability to simultaneously think future and present
  • Understanding of the effects of the external environment (public policy, economic trends, demographics, etc.) on the mission of FPML
  • Human resources management
  • Financial management
  • Resource development – e., a variety of fundraising activities
  • Oversight of shelter/human services programming

Expected Values

  • Openness, honesty, transparency
  • Respect for all stakeholders of FPML: Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, donors, colleagues, client families
  • Trustworthiness

Experience and Education

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field such as nonprofit management, organizational leadership, or human services administration and a minimum of 5 years’ experience with human services program or organizational management and leadership, with proven capabilities listed above or
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and minimum 8 years’ experience with human services program or organizational management and leadership, with proven capabilities listed

Job Activities

Each job activity listed below presumes strategic leadership of the Executive Director in partnership with the Board of Directors.


Program Oversight

  • Ensuring excellent services to client families and excellent relations with host congregations with the goal that families move from homelessness to housing
  • Ensuring compliance with Your Way Home (YWH) Montgomery
  • Utilizing resources of Family Promise National as appropriate and helpful

Supervision of Emergency Shelter Operations

  • Recruiting, training, and overseeing host sites and volunteers
  • Following YWH protocol for referral process to emergency shelter and enrollment enrolment
  • Assisting with guidance, support, and monitoring of program success through personal meetings or other means of contact with current host site volunteers and/or coordinator
  • Providing direct case management with each client household a minimum of once weekly
  • Coordinating with external partners regarding client needs and individual housing stability plans
  • Managing and communicating with site host volunteers regarding needs and concerns
  • Entering client information into HMIS data system; overseeing and ensuring that case notes, SPDAT, budget and HSP and Exit Plan are uploaded into data system
  • Overseeing volunteer services to
  • Available on-call after hours and during crisis situations
  • Completing and maintaining outcome documentation as per funding requirements
  • Completing all documentation as per compliance with public policies, procedures, expectations, etc.
  • Ensuring all YWH policy and procedures are followed and maintained as stated in the YWH manual
  • Performing regular program evaluations with the Emergency Shelter clients
  • Attending and representing Family Promise of the Main Line at training, conferences, inter- agency gatherings or community functions as needed to obtain information on behalf of clients, for training, or other This includes the Continuum of Care, YWH meetings, County Coordinated Homelessness Programs, and meetings sponsored by funders or partner agencies as needed.


Assistance to the Board of Directors

  • Assisting the President to facilitate and manage board activities – meetings, committees, planning, etc.
  • Regular reports to the board
  • Implementation of board policies and plans

Human Resources Management

  • Hiring and managing all staff positions [1 FTE and 3 PTE, not including the ED]
  • Employee development, including appropriate wages, benefits, and training
  • Ensuring compliance with labor law

Financial Management

  • Maintaining appropriate legal and ethical internal controls
  • With the Treasurer and bookkeeper, developing, evaluating, and revising financial management procedures
  • Ensuring timely deposit of income
  • Ensuring timely expenditures
  • Reviewing financial reports frequently and regularly and keeping the Treasurer and the entire Board of Directors apprised of the financial health of the organization

Resource Development

  • Developing and implementing a resource development plan that includes a variety of sources of revenue including a regular calendar of grant writing, appeals to individual donors, and special events
  • Maintaining donor relations
  • Marketing the organization by nurturing community relations


The position has a salary range of $92,000 – $96,000 based on experience and features a generous

benefit package including paid time off and holidays, health insurance including dental and eye, and an employer retirement program offered.


Click here or submit a resume and cover letter to Patty Cook, pcook@matchingmissions.com A cover letter is essential to your candidacy and should include why your credentials are a good fit for FPML and confirmation that the posted salary range is acceptable to you. Any questions may be directed to Patty Cook, pcook@matchingmissions.com.

EEO/AAP Statement

FPML provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.