Director of Homeless Programs

We are seeking an individual to direct, monitor and oversee the day-to-day administration of Homeless Programs and Region 1 Continuum of Care (CoC) from an executive level, including grant/regulatory compliance, records management, reporting, staff supervision and training, and community/funding source contacts.

Starting Wage:  $55K/year


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability Insurance.
  • 403(b) w/ up to 6% employer match.
  • 15 Paid Holidays.
  • Personal and Vacation accruals

How to apply:  Deadline for applications, 11/17/2022

Job Duties include:

  • Conduct needs assessment and research to identify the needs of current and potential program recipients.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness of services offered, through employee, client, and PATH advisory board surveys annually and identify strengths and weaknesses.
  • Identify potential funding sources related to area of need and prepare grant application packages following regulatory instruction and timelines. Prepare grant applications and complete required reports. Make written and verbal presentations, as needed.
  • Prepare all programmatic budgets following all regulatory requirements and with input, guidance, and approval from the Finance and Executive Director.
  • Develop and maintain advisory groups to support and monitor effectiveness of program objectives.
  • Work with groups and organizations such as local units of government, health departments, county departments of Job & Family Services, Continuum of Care/Housing Coalition, Colleges, United Ways, law enforcement agencies, and private sector businesses, to foster support for more coordinated services.
  • Assure that shelter services include procedures for crisis intervention, diversion, intake, goal-setting, case management, housing location, information and referral and other support services as needed.
  • Coordinate development of comprehensive Individualized Service Plan’s (ISP), ensuring client participation in service plan development. Review ISP’s and provide direction to ensure that services are provided in accordance with the client’s needs. Meet with Housing Navigators to discuss cases and exchange ideas.
  • Implement the rapid re-housing, homelessness prevention and permanent supportive housing programs and assure that staff are effective in the following service delivery.
  • Mediate tenant conflicts. Provide and document direct case management services with each tenant on a monthly basis.
  • Participate in Continuum of Care and Regional Planning committees including implementation of an annual Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Count and Housing Inventory Chart. Coordinate efforts related to the annual (PIT) homeless count: contact shelters, collect data forms, and input into Counting Us application by deadline.
  • Direct all program staff. Provide leadership and expertise to promote organizational effectiveness, coordination of work efforts, a productive work atmosphere and positive working relationships.
  • Develop on-call schedule to assure that staff are available to respond to emergency calls on a 24-7 basis.

Minimum Requirements for Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work or a related field
  • 5 years’ experience working in community services capacity or other social service program including administration, case management supervision, grants administration, personnel supervision and financial management, preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit and work at a computer for periods at a time


  • Knowledge of Housing and Homeless component programs, operations and regulations; agency operational policies and procedures; budget, fiscal and case management techniques, preferred.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Have the ability to apply management principles from an executive level; identify problems and recommend viable solutions; accomplish organizational goals through direct work and delegation of work assignments; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, community organizations and the general public; work independently under general guidelines; exhibit flexibility in work schedule and job tasks; exhibit creative thinking; and demonstrate good organizational skills.
  • Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License, maintain the state minimum amount of automobile liability insurance, and be insurable through NOCAC’s insurance carrier.
  • Must be proficient in use and knowledge of computer systems.
  • Must be sensitive to the needs of low-income individuals and able to work with individuals of all cultural backgrounds and ages.
  • Must maintain professional boundaries, ethics and confidentiality of program, client and staff information at all times.