DIRECTOR, HOUSING & HOMELESS COALITION OF CENTRAL NEW YORK,
UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL NEW YORK
POSITION OBJECTIVE: United Way of Central New York (UWCNY) seeks a Director for the Housing & Homeless Coalition of Central New York (HHC), a coalition of agencies and stakeholders that work to address and end homelessness, and which acts as the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) for Onondaga, Cayuga, and Oswego Counties. The Director acts as a liaison between UWCNY, HUD, HHC advisory board, committees, and workgroups, HHC members and CoC funded agencies, and community stakeholders. UWCNY acts as fiscal agent, employer of record, and collaborative applicant for the HHC.
STATUS: Full-Time; Salaried; Exempt
ACCOUNTABILITY: Director of Community Impact
RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE POSITION:
HHC Management and Direction
Lead planning and system coordination/collaboration amongst key CNY stakeholders with a focus of improving the delivery of services to the homeless and, ultimately, ending homelessness.
Supervise employees, manage coalition operations, and administer annual budget. Work with UWCNY staff to produce monthly financial reports, manage expenses, and facilitate payroll and accounts payable.
Research, identify, and attain new program opportunities and sources of funding, and support the grant applications of HHC members.
Act as primary liaison between HHC, UWCNY, and HUD; maintain relationships with HUD Field Office, NYS CoC Coalition, UWCNY management and staff, service providers, relevant state and local offices, and technical assistance providers to identify, communicate, and resolve issues or concerns that may arise.
Plan and execute coalition-wide initiatives such as the annual Point In Time Count and Needs & Gaps Assessment.
Research, devise, and implement strategies and evidenced-based practices that guide decision making and new program development; ensure the implementation of the goals outlined in HHC 10-Year Plan, and update the plan and provide progress reports as needed.
Oversee communications and outreach in the community, maintain website and social media accounts, and act as primary spokesperson for HHC.
Engage in advocacy related to homelessness and housing issues that align with HHC’s established programs and priorities, including liaise with politicians and other relevant stakeholders.
Schedule, attend and support regular meetings of the HHC general body, advisory board, committees, and workgroups (or delegate to other staff members). Assist in development of policies and procedures, such as volunteer policy, disbursement of funds, and coordinated entry, and organizational documents, such as governance charter and bylaws.
Travel is required: must regularly attend HHC committee meetings and engage stakeholders in Cayuga and Oswego Counties. Travel to state and national conferences is also expected.
Oversee and Manage HUD Collaborative Application Process to HUD’s CoC Program Competition:
Develop and administer application process and timeline pursuant to the requirements and deadlines of HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
Solicit and facilitate project applications from CoC members; oversee review process, rating and ranking of project applications; manage HUD scoring tool and Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW); assist advisory board
in identifying funding priorities and supporting the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for new or reallocated funding.
Prepare and submit collaborative application in coordination with and on behalf of UWCNY and CoC; draft narrative, collect required information from CoC members and community stakeholders, and coordinate with HHC HMIS Administrator to gather and analyze relevant data.
Oversee Performance of CoC HUD-Funded Programs
Work with funded agencies to achieve and maintain performance targets appropriate for population and program type; monitor recipient and sub-recipient performance, evaluate outcomes, and provide technical assistance based on data and monitoring committee reports. Supervise and assist Performance Specialist in conducting monitoring of funded agencies.
Coordinate with local Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) programs; consult with local jurisdictions regarding allocation of ESG program funds, consult with recipients of ESG program funds within the geographic area, and establish and consistently follow written standards for providing CoC assistance.
Provide regular reports on the effectiveness of current programs, barriers to implementing services, research on evidence-based and innovative homeless systems, or other reports required by the HHC Advisory Board or its committees.
Oversee Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) System for Region
Oversee and supervise staff who provide technical assistance, training, and data analysis to CoC members; supervise and HMIS Administrator in ensuring consistent participation with HMIS.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION:
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field and five or more years of experience in public administration, business administration, human services, and/or grants administration, or a Master’s Degree in relevant field and two or more of experience.
Experience in grant writing, program evaluation, public relations, coalition building/organizing, community engagement, and board development. Experience supervising multiple staff, interns, and volunteers in an office environment and in the field.
Ability to manage multiple projects in rapidly changing environment and experience in marketing, event planning, and meeting coordination and facilitation is desired.
Possession of valid NYS driver’s license with access to motor vehicle for transportation within three-county area not served by public transportation.
Strong computer skills and experience with online HUD data systems is preferable.
Salary DOE. Benefit package included. This job description is not an exclusive statement of the roles and responsibilities of the position. Other appropriate duties may be required.
To apply, please send résumé with cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018.
UWCNY is an equal opportunity employer.
Diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.