Homeless Alliance Seeking New Director
Homeless Alliance Seeking Applications for New Director
Marion-Polk Continuum of Care opens position for new director
3-5% salary bonus for demonstrating bilingual Spanish language proficiency
Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.
In a lead capacity, and as a subject matter expert, perform advanced and complicated professional program and project development, management and implementation work as an experienced individual to coordinate efforts for the division’s federally funded Continuum of Care (CoC). This position will focus efforts in ending homelessness and more effectively addressing the need of homeless communities. This will include grant research, writing and award management, program/project management, as well as coalition creation and facilitation.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
This position will be responsible for leading the region-wide response to homelessness as part of the Mid Willamette Valley Homeless Alliance/Continuum of Care. This position is primarily responsible for the year-long planning process to help communities in the Mid Willamette Valley remain a competitive applicant for HUD's NOFA CoC Grant application, the largest source of funding that comes into the Region to support homeless shelters, supportive services agencies, outreach, coordinated entry, and permanent housing development.
This position also conducts leadership/planning/execution of the countywide HUD Annual Point-in-Time and Housing Inventory Count process as well as supports the Continuum of Care Alliance Board structure, planning process, and coordination of initiatives with local, state and federal government agencies.
A high level of government grant writing and management, data-driven systems improvement and strategic planning experience is preferred.
The CoC Director does not conduct direct services to the community but provides vision, expertise, and support to agencies that conduct the services.
The CoC Director serves as the Board Administrator under the By Laws of the ORS 190 Entity, Mid Willamette Valley Homeless Alliance
Work is performed under the general supervision of the Alliance Board of Directors and is evaluated through conferences, observation, reports, progress on projects, and feedback from the clients.
This position will assist the Board of Directors in oversight of contracted consultant work.
- Examples of Duties
- Facilitate and assist with the CoC governance and structure, system operations and planning
- Participation with the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
- Work with recipients of grants in providing technical assistance and training for CoC regulation compliance
- Build capacity of current and future rural development programing
- Promote equity in access and outcomes amongst people who experience homelessness
- Prepare and submit the annual application to HUD for funding
- Coordinate the HUD mandated Point-in-time count
- As related to projects and special requests: attends meetings of elected and appointed officials, committees, workgroups, and project teams; develops and maintains relationships with state and federal agencies; makes presentations; provides workshops.
- Attends conferences, workshops, and training sessions in the region, state, and nationally;
- Prepares this position’s portion of required monthly and annual reports as needed.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Duties may include but are not limited to:
- Designs program descriptions, policies, procedures, and systems; recommends, develops and monitors budgets; monitors operational details of program; implements and coordinates program activities.
- Plans, organizes, and conducts studies of program effectiveness to evaluate service needs and utilization of resources; develops measureable outcomes to track and measure program performance.
- Makes recommendations to increase utilization and effectiveness of programs and methods of treatment and administration based upon preliminary planning studies, reviews of relevant literature, research and policy.
- Facilitates, provides staff support, and participates in advisory groups, meetings, and conferences; coordinates and collaborates with community partners through outreach and education; develops and implements community outreach plans; makes presentations to citizen groups and funding sources.
- Assists in improving, coordinating, promoting, and developing needed resources through the implementation of referral and contract services with maximum utilization of existing community resources.
- Coordinates access to a variety of systems and/programs; ensures systems coordinate to reach a common goal; researches and works toward resolution of system problems; works to eliminate barriers to system access.
- Establishes and maintains relationships with similar personnel engaged with other local programs and agencies; builds relationships with stakeholders from region.
- Prepares and maintains current research information and data trends regarding specific program area, as well as funding and grant sources.
- With guidance, prepares specifications, negotiates, and monitors all contracts for services approved by the department; monitors contract resources.
- Coordinates and conducts special studies and work projects relating to departmental goals, objectives, and specific program performance; prepares reports and makes recommendations.
- Provides technical assistance and consultation to service providers, agencies, and County staff; acts as liaison with contractors in the resolution of problems.
- May coordinate the work of temporary employees or interns.
- Typical Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesPreferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Two (2) or more years’ experience with a HUD Continuum of Care.
• Two (2) or more years’ experience building capacity in the field of homelessness or supportive services in rural areas.
• Two (2) or more years’ experience with interpreting and applying Federal and State laws and regulations.
• Experience with HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) reporting systems - including Service Point Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), Sage, and E-snaps.
• Experience coordinating efforts and preparing an application for the HUD Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) application for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition.
• Experience coordinating a HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Point-in-time count.
• Experience reviewing, completing and strategizing efforts based on HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) reports.
Minimum Education and Experience
- A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience planning, developing and coordinating projects for community-based organizations, non-profits, healthcare providers, health departments, or governmental agencies with an eye for coordination, compliance, reporting deliverables and outreach.
- Experience working with both urban and rural communities relative to housing or supportive housing services.
- Experience with interpreting and applying Federal and State laws and regulations.
- At least one (1) year experience coordinating efforts and preparing Federal grant applications.
- Experience reviewing State or Federal data to strategize and implement programming.
- Educational Level: minimum of a two year degree; prefer four year degree in health, social work, public administration, or education.
- Supplemental Information
- SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of valid driver's license and ability to travel to all areas of the region in performance of the job. Ability to pass and maintain criminal background checks.
- DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS: Experience with or working knowledge of housing rehabilitation programs, or equivalent experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform responsibilities of the Housing Rehabilitation program. Experience with or working knowledge of federal and state development finance programs such as Community Development Block Grant programs.Familiarity with Oregon State land use planning and structural building code rules and policies preferred.
- PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 5 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., and may infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required less than 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment.
- WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is accomplished primarily in an office environment. Work off site may include outside work and assisting clients where they are. Travel throughout Marion, and Polk counties will be required occasionally for meetings and training. The noise level in the work area is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.
- SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervision of staff. Provide direction and training to volunteers, students and newly assigned personnel on site policies and practices.
- SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direction of the Board of Directors.
- FLSA Status: Exempt