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Rapid Re-Housing Program Manager

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HomeStart is seeking to hire a Rapid Re-Housing Program Manager who will be responsible for supervising and managing one of our Rapid Re-Housing teams. HomeStart is a leading provider of housing services for people who are currently homeless, at risk of homelessness or have recently moved from homelessness to housing. We are a dynamic, innovative non-profit agency committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of our work. The Rapid Re-Housing Program Manager supervises a team of housing search advocates, whowork one-on-one with homeless individuals to help them with all aspects of moving intopermanent housing.


Submit cover letter AND resume to: Gabrielle Vacheresse, Boston Housing Search Program Director, vacheresse@homestart.org. Electronic Submissions only. Job Type: Full Time




Responsibilities


  • Direct all aspects of the Rapid Re-Housing Program, including its staff, search activities and services, records, contract requirements and required data entry.
  • Hire, train, and supervise each housing search staff member, and develop and lead the staff team.
  • Work in close collaboration with fellow Rapid Re-Housing Program Manager to coordinate intake assessment and rental assistance administration activities across both programs.
  • Set up and maintain record keeping systems to track client work and comply with contracting requirements.
  • Facilitate access to rapid re-housing rental start-up funds for program participants, working closely with staff at contractual partner organizations.
  • Act as liaison to multiple senior-level administrators and front line staff from partner agencies as well as front-line staff at HomeStart regarding program compliance.
  • Complete rapid re-housing retention reports for overseeing agencies, as well as other reports for the program as necessary.
  • Coordinate preparation for contract compliance audits.
  • Maintain a small caseload of Rapid Re-Housing Program clients as needed, assisting with all aspects of housing search, apartment lease-up and move-in.
  • Attend community meetings to advocate on behalf of clients and the agency as needed.
  • Work as part of HomeStart’s management team to oversee, maintain, and improve the agency’s programs and daily operations.
  • Assist with agency’s long-term planning and development of programs.
  • Perform other duties as needed.




Skills


  • Three-to-five years of relevant experience in housing services or other social sector field. Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a management team: strong leadership skills,
    flexibility, ability to work collaboratively with others, good follow-through.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to lead a diverse staff team and work well with a broad range of people.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills required, e.g. ability to create and track budgets in Microsoft
    Excel.
  • Prior experience with HUD's Homeless Information Management System (HMIS)
    strongly preferred. Must be able to complete data entry in a timely fashion as well as
    teach HMIS to new staff hires, monitor and correct staff data entry errors and generate
    HMIS program reporting.
  • Knowledge of homelessness and housing issues preferred.
  • Strong advocacy skills and dedication to helping homeless people move beyond shelter.





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