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Director of Housing and Homeless Services

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization established in 1965 under the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964. We work with community, state and federal partners to assist children, families, low-income and elderly residents with their efforts to become or remain financially and socially independent through a variety of coordinated programs. Without the services provided by our agency, many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs, including food, education, child care, utilities assistance, transportation, shelter and access to other services.

***$500 Sign-on Bonus***

CAPSC offers a number of benefits including:

  • 403(b)
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Earned time-off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Vision care coverage
  • Work/Life resources
  • Employee and Dependent life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 11 Paid Holidays a year

*Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is mandating the COVID-19 vaccination upon employment. You must provide proof of vaccination on the first day of employment*


Overview of Position

Responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, and assessment of housing services and programs for the homeless, those at risk of homelessness and the marginally housed. Analyze and address client needs related to the causes, conditions, and effects of their housing status while promoting opportunities for their social and economic growth.  In addition, responsible for serving as the liaison between Community Action Partnership of Strafford County (CAPSC) and community organizations to ensure greater coordination of efforts in serving the homeless, those at-risk of homelessness and the marginally housed.This position reports to the Chief of Program Operations. The objective of this role: The person filling this position is expected, under general direction, to ensure efficient and effective delivery of housing and homeless services to community residents experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness or marginally housed.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and maintain a system to seek and secure housing, housing-related and supportive services for homeless, those at-risk of homelessness and marginally housed clients through direct service and linkage to the larger service system.
  • Develop, with the assistance of agency staff, programs to be implemented by the agency, either independently or in conjunction with other service providers, to address gaps in the service delivery system and better provide for the needs of low-income residents in the community.
  • Develop, implement, manage, and evaluate outreach and recruitment activities designed to identify clients. This will include conducting research of such services and may require conducting educational seminars, meeting with community organizations/groups and directly contacting potential clients.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with disparate service providers.  Be current in the knowledge of available services; increase the services available to agency clients; better coordinate existing services; make appropriate referrals of clients for supportive services; cultivate opportunities for joint service ventures and identify potential sources of funding for programs. 
  • Serve as an active member of the NH Continuum of Care (CoC) and other relevant organizations who work to implement a coordinated CoC approach to housing-related interventions and services.  
  • Knowledge of programmatic and funding opportunities and industry trends related to housing and related supportive services including local, state and federal legislation and/or legislative trends.  
  • Act as an advocate for agency clients attempting to secure services or assistance.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates must have at least 5 years of experience managing teams of 10 people or more, demonstrated an understanding of issues and challenges facing people with limited resources, knowledge of programs designed to address these issues. Grant writing, budgeting, ability to design and implement new programs.

Employment Screening

Valid Driver's License and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening.

Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, and Home Visiting Programs are also subject to the following: Head Start and childcare licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. An initial physical examination record must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources. An initial driving record check will be conducted. License information will also be submitted to the agency’s automobile insurance carrier.

How to Apply:

 If you are interested in joining this exciting organization, please send your resume to capjobs@straffordcap.org.

Salary Range:

$65,000-$72,000

Job Location:

Dover

Date Added: November 10, 2021

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