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City of Manchester Homelessness Prevention & Response Coordinator

Granite United Way

Granite United Way is an experienced and trusted organization dedicated to leveraging the resources of investors and volunteers to create lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of our community's most pressing needs.  Granite United Way is committed to improving the lives of individuals and families by supporting programs in the areas of education, income and health.  Granite United Way works with over 1,000 companies, 25,000 investors and thousands of volunteers every year to make our communities a better place.

Granite United Way serves the Southern (Manchester/Derry/Salem), Merrimack County, North Country, Central New Hampshire, Northern and Upper Valley Regions of NH and VT as well as Windsor County, VT.  For more information, visit

Granite United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Granite United Way is seeking a full time Homelessness Prevention & Response Coordinator for the City of Manchester.A partnership between the City of Manchester, The Manchester Continuum of Care and Granite United Way. Working under the direction of the City of Manchester’s “Task Force to Address Homelessness” and in partnership with the City of Manchester and the Manchester Continuum of Care. The position will be assigned to the Manchester Health Department

Position Description:
Developing, directing and managing the collective actions needed to implement recommendations of the 2019 City of Manchester Plan to Address Homelessness. The coordinator will build and maintain relationships and gain support in implementing the “recomedantions” including working closely with the City of Manchester, the Continuum of Care, the Mayor’s Office, the Faith Community, the business community and by serving as a liaison to other public and private agencies as needed.
2019 City of Manchester Plan to Address Homelessness idenifies a number of
recommendations in these priority
• Panhandling
• Outreach & Services
• Housing & Sector Capacity
• Prevention

Essential Functions:
1. Serves as the key spokesperson for the 2019 City of Manchester Plan to Address Homelessnes recommendations.
2. Promotes consistent and improved communication and collaboration among homelessness related messaging and resources for residents, businesses and service providers in the City.
3. Manage press and public relation efforts r.e. the collective effort to address homelessness.
4. Develops and contextualize strategies needed to implement Task Force recommendations; identify and be able to communicate vital information; identify and lobby key decision-makers to work collectively.
5. Represents the City on special committees, commissions, and projects related to addressing homelessness.
6. Requires ability to promote a vision and strategies for the recommendations and garner input from key decision-makers and stakeholders.
7. Requires ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, businesses, service providers, the Faith community, community groups, and the public.
8. Day-to-day responsibility for implementing 2019 City of Manchester Plan to Address Homelessnes recommendations.
9.Identify opportunities for shared projects and mutually beneficial activitiesbetween homeless service agencies, faith organizations and other communitysystems.
10.Work with the Manchester Continuum of Care to research and analyzehomelessness and related issues in the City of Manchester and report findings.
•Develop and implement processes for evaluating project and system-levelperformance
•Collect and analyze data
•Report on Progress
11.Coordinate technical assistance to new and existing programs
12.Develop formal linkage agreements to improve client access to other servicesystems such as the Doorways at Granite Pathways and Safe Stations.

•Graduation from an accredited four-year college and five yearsprogressively responsible management experience; or any equivalentcombination of education and experience.
•Knowledge of local, state and federal homeless and housing policypreferred.
•Understanding of substance misuse recovery, mental health and healthcare system a plus.
•Strong communication skills; public speaking experience preferred.
•Ability to work with diverse constituencies ranging from homelessindividuals to elected officials.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Granite United Way is an equal opportunity employer.

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Date Added: July 10, 2019

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