Assistant Program Manager

Job Title:                     Assistant Program Manager
Reports to:                 Regional Coordinator Program Director

Under the direction of the Regional Coordinator, the Assistant Program Manager will assist the Coordinator in the implementation of CES Crisis Bridge Housing, Rapid Re-housing, Permanent Housing, Housing Navigation/Case Management, Housing Location, Housing Matching programs for the homeless population in SPA 1. The Assistant Program Manager will provide guidance and technical assistance, to the staff in the program acting on behalf of the Coordinator in their absence and will have assigned varied duties designed to help the Coordinator meet expected outcomes for the system. Assistant Program Manager will work in close collaboration with system partners and agency funders representing Valley Oasis Coordinated Entry System in providing integrated services to participants enrolled in CES homeless programs.

Position Duties:
  • Share knowledge of all programs with system staff and provide guidance as needed
  • Weekly file review with Housing Navigators
  • Weekly check-ins for updates with Housing Locators and Matchers and report updates to Coordinator
  • Make sure all staff has access to daily/weekly roster of housing slots within the SPA
  • Participate in Funder meetings, community meetings, trainings and conferences as required or as back-up to Coordinator
  • Oversee the manual DV tracking roster for HMIS comparable database
  • Help system staff with operational procedures and questions
  • Assist Coordinator with oversite and realization of all housing placement deliverables
Expected Competencies:
  • Strong knowledge of Crisis Bridge Housing, Rapid Re-housing, and Permanent housing program specifications, the Coordinated Entry System, and homeless service systems in SPA 1
  • Demonstrated experience in program management, program administration, and capacity building
  • Collaborative problem solver, work executed creatively and efficiently
  • Ability to establish excellent relationships and work cooperatively with individuals, groups and organizations
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with presenting and group facilitation
  • Knowledge and understanding of policy, systems, and local programs that impact homeless persons and related public funding sources, regulations, requirements, and procedures
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Position Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree desirable
  • Minimum three years’ relevant work experience in the provision or oversite of crisis-bridge housing, rapid re-housing and permanent housing programs is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of the social services field and/or successful management and implementation of homeless programs in the non-profit, government or private sector
Additional Position Requirements:
  • Must have valid California Driver’s License, driver’s insurance and a clean driving record
  • TB Test
  • Background Check
  • Negative drug and alcohol test (including marijuana)
  • Complete Agency Program Training
  • CPR/ First Aid Certification
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm (weekends, evenings and/or holidays may be needed)

An Equal Opportunity Employer: Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability.

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