Continuum of Care Planning Director
February 15, 2016
February 29, 2016
Commensurate with qualifications
The Continuum of Care Planning Director is responsible for executing the agreement between the Memphis/Shelby County Homeless Consortium and CAFTH that designates CAFTH as the Collaborative Applicant for the Continuum of Care (CoC) and the CoC Planning Lead Agency. This includes providing year round CoC planning, support to the Consortium, technical assistance, and oversight of all CoC related committees and Mayors’Action Plan to End Homelessness activities.
• Provides staff support and technical assistance/policy guidance to the Consortium, its active committees, and the Governing Council.
• Develops and conducts an annual performance assessment process that is aligned with the HEARTH Act and Mayors’ Action Plan to End Homelessness that includes agency site visits, random case file reviews, and analysis of HMIS and financial management data.
• Identifies and/or responds to program requests for technical assistance or program refinement that will result in enhanced performance.
• Leads the annual Point-In-Time count and Housing Inventory, informed by best practice standards and HUD requirements.
• Supports implementation of the HEARTH Act by sharing all relevant information, offering technical assistance and support to all CoC and ESG funded programs.
• Provides annual gaps analysis and performance information to the City and County and provide recommendations and support to the City for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding process.
• Provides at least annual assessments of the community’s progress in reducing homelessness and systems-level analysis.
• With input and assistance from the Consortium and its Governing Council, develops and manages a coordinated assessment process that helps to identify appropriate interventions for all individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Shelby County.
• Develops and submits the community’s application for funding under the Continuum of Care program as the Collaborative Applicant, and coordinate the submission of program applications by the individual programs.
• Applies annually for the HUD CoC Planning grant, performs the required grant activities, and works to raise match for the Planning Grant.
• Conducts ongoing review and analysis of literature on homeless and other special needs populations.
• Extracts and analyzes local data on homelessness and other special needs populations from HMIS and other data sources.
• Collects information on funding opportunities and works with Executive Director to develop applications for funding including HUD’s annual Continuum of Care grant and others as assigned.
• Develops, writes, edits and/or contributes to needs assessments, grant applications, reports to funders, and presentations.
• Works with Executive Director and other staff to prepare grant applications.
• Works with Accountant/Bookkeeper to ensure review of grant subrecipient payment requests for eligibility and compliance with Federal regulations as well as ensuring timely requests for reimbursement from the grant funding source.
• Represents Community Alliance for the Homeless in the community by attending planning meetings and serving on grant/application review committees.
• Attends recommended training and conferences to ensure development of knowledge base.
• Serves as the main point of contact for the Memphis/ Shelby County Homeless Consortium.
• Staffs the following meetings: Consortium, Governing Council, CoC, Coordinated Entry, HMIS Committee, and others as needed.
• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience.
• Minimum of four year degree/ Master’s degree preferred in a field of human services or related field.
• Knowledge and experience in use of computer based systems.
• Demonstrated research ability in identifying, locating and accessing primary and secondary local, statewide, regional and national statistics, studies and other research publications on homelessness and related issues and in analyzing/interpreting data/statistics/information resulting from that research.
• Demonstrated successful grant writing experience to HUD, HHS/ACF, and other federal agencies.
• Grant administration experience including familiarity with reading and interpreting Federal regulations and guidelines.
• High level of communication skills.
• Oral communication skills to include public speaking to small and large groups.
• Written communication skills to include knowledge of correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work well alone and as part of a team.
• Requires a valid driver’s license with own personal transportation.
Core Behavioral Competencies
• Attention to Detail—Able to follow-detailed procedures and ensure accuracy in documentation and data. Carefully monitor processes. Organizes and maintains a system of records.
• Commitment to Task—Able to take responsibility for actions and outcomes and persists in spite of obstacles. Demonstrates dependability in difficult circumstances and shows a sense of urgency about getting results.
• Coping—Able to maintain a solution-oriented approach while dealing with interruptions and interpersonal conflict.
• Service Focus—Able to demonstrate a high level of service delivery. Able to be of service to difficult people. Deal effectively and proactively with service failures. Effectively prioritizes stakeholder and public needs.
• Flexibility—Able to perform a wide range of tasks and change focus quickly as demands change. Manage transitions effectively from task to task. Effectively adapts to varying stakeholder and public needs.
• Quality—Able to maintain high standards despite pressing deadlines. Does the work right the first time. Reinforces excellence as fundamental priority.
• Team Work—Able to share due credit with coworkers. Displays enthusiasm and promotes a friendly group working environment. Works closely with other groups as necessary. Supports group decisions and solicits opinions from coworkers. Displays team spirit.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, speak, and hear.
• The position requires extensive computer use so the employee must have sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
• At times, the job can require long hours and work on weekends.
• Occasional long-distance travel is required to attend meetings, events, conferences and trainings.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org the position title in the subject line. All submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 29, 2015.