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Response is currently looking for someone to fill the position of Housing Program Manager (description below).

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Position: HOUSING PROGRAM MANAGER

Reports to: Executive Director

Position type: Non-exempt, 80% to full time, year round

Applications must be received by January 1st, 2019.

Position Description:

The Housing Program Manager will coordinate and oversee the implementation of Response’s new Housing for Survivors Program. The purpose of the Housing for Survivors Program is to create a crime-victim housing program that will first focus on helping victims increase access to, and retain safe, long-term housing and then provide tailored supportive services. This includes: landlord, community, and housing stakeholder outreach and collaboration, coordination of direct financial assistance for victims, and agreements with partners. The Housing Program Manager will have coordination duties with some direct service and mobile advocacy.

Responsibilities:

1.  Serve as primary contact for housing assistance with both survivors and community partners;

1.   Ascertain the housing needs and available resources of persons seeking aid and work with them to determine what is available to them;

2.  Coordinates process of lease-up, landlord negotiations, and contracts;

3.  Coordinate federal funding available to assist victims of crime on a variety of needs to promote long-term housing stability;

4.  Providing community-based mobile supportive services to survivors including transportation assistance, emergency services and temporary rental assistance;

5.  Generate resources in the area of housing, including: researching available affordable and supportive housing options; developing relationships with landlords, brokers and housing programs;

6. Identify and collaborate with potential local housing stakeholders and community partners;

7.   Assess all information and referral inquiries to assure effective advocacy and financial support for survivors;

8.  Engage landlords to create housing opportunities for survivors;

9.  Develop partnerships with housing and community providers to assist survivors in housing;

10. Represent Response at community meetings regarding housing issues for homeless and other disadvantaged populations; assist with educating the community on changing policy as it relates to victim access to affordable housing;

11.   Troubleshoot technical housing issues as they arise with staff, victim advocates, and victims accessing housing programs;

12.  Complete monthly billing and data submission of rental subsidy and cash assistance;

13.  Collaborate and train other advocates on housing program and mobile advocacy, as needed;

14. Perform all work in a culturally responsive manner consistent with Response’s mission and philosophy.

15.  Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

1.   Bachelors degree or equivalent training in survivor-centered advocacy.

2.  Strong oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish.

3.  Demonstrated competence with program coordination, including but not limited to: training, public speaking, facilitation, collaboration, detailed program planning and timely implementation.

4.  Strong, proven ability to: mediate differences of philosophy and opinion; maintain calm, efficient, and good-humored approach to work while managing competing priorities in a fast-paced, highly productive work environment; work independently and as a team member; think critically and with foresight; carry out assignments with limited direction; adapt to change; and be flexible.

5.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel and gmail.

6.  Ability to comfortably drive or commute to neighborhoods throughout the community and occasionally out of area travel. Must have own vehicle with insurance. (Mileage reimbursement available)

Preferred Qualifications

1.   Experience with survivor-centered advocacy and management in shelter or other housing models.

2.  Experience and demonstrated competence with housing and homelessness issues affecting victims of crime, and effective advocacy strategies for both helping individual survivors and helping systems respond well.

3.  Familiarity with state, federal, and/or tribal laws, policies, and regulations that impact victims of crime and housing and homelessness.

 People of color, Native people, survivors of domestic violence and people with personal experience with housing instability or homelessness are especially encouraged to apply. E.O.E. – Response is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of this position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by a person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements to the work of the Response are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

To Apply

This positions begins as soon as possible. To apply, please submit the following package:

1.  A cover letter summarizing your interest in and relevant experience for this position;

2.  Your resume; references provided upon request.

Point of contact for this job opening is Shannon Meyer, Executive Director. Please email cover letter and resume to shannon@responsehelps.org.

Applications must be received by January 1st, 2019.

If you would like more information about the Housing Program Manager position please fill out the form below, call the Response office: (970) 920-5357, or email: shannon@responsehelps.org

We look forward to hearing from you!


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