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Housing Manager

Housing Manager

Bright Future Foundation for Eagle County

Prevention & intervention of domestic violence & sexual abuse

Under the direction of Bright Future Foundation’s Executive Director, the Housing Manager will coordinate and oversee the implementation of the Ensuring Freedom Housing Program. The Ensuring Freedom Housing Program focuses on helping victims increase access to, and retain safe, long-term housing and then provides tailored supportive services. This includes: landlord, community, and housing stakeholder outreach and collaboration, coordination of direct financial assistance for victims, and agreements with partners. The Housing Manager has coordination duties with some direct service and mobile advocacy and, additionally, coordinates services across Bright Future’s Housing Continuum (Freedom Ranch Safehouse, Ensuring Freedom and Rapid ReHousing). The Housing Manager participates in the advocacy supervision team in order to review cases and train and assist other advocates within the agency to provide mobile advocacy to crime victims. The Housing Manager provides emergency, on-call coverage for the 24-7 crisis hotline on a rotating basis.

Housing Manager Responsibilities
(100% of time/ 40 hours per week)

·         Serves as primary contact for housing assistance from both survivors and community partners.

·         Ascertain the housing needs and available resources of persons seeking aid and work with them to determine what is available to them.

·         Coordinates process of lease-up, landlord negotiations, and contracts.

·         Coordinate VOCA funding available to assist victims of crime on a variety of needs to promote long-term housing stability.

·         Advocate a holistic view of healing, focusing on psychological, economic, legal, physical/medical, and educational ramifications of abuse.

·         Providing community-based mobile supportive services to survivors including transportation assistance, resource coordination and rental assistance.

·         Generate resources in the area of housing, including: researching available affordable and supportive housing options; developing relationships with landlords, brokers, and housing programs.

·         Identify and collaborate with potential local housing stakeholders and community partners

·         Triage and assess all information and referral inquiries to assure effective advocacy and financial support.

·         Engage landlords to create housing opportunities.

·         Develop partnerships with housing and community providers to assist survivors in housing.

·         Representing the organization at community meetings regarding housing issues for homeless populations; assisting with educating the community on changing policy as it relates to victim access to affordable housing.

·         Troubleshooting technical housing issues as they arise with staff, victim advocates, and victims accessing housing programs.

·         Complete monthly billing and data submission of rental subsidy and cash assistance.

·         Collaborate and train other advocates on housing program and mobile advocacy, as needed.

·         Perform all work in a culturally responsive manner consistent with Bright Future Foundation’s mission and philosophy.

·         Other duties as assigned.

·         Actively promote Bright Future Foundation’s mission/vision by participating in awareness-building opportunities (trainings, forums, panel discussions, etc).

 

Qualifications

·         A minimum of three years’ experience and demonstrated competence in survivor-centered advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations and/or a minimum of three years’ experience and demonstrated competence with housing and homelessness issues affecting victims of crime, and effective advocacy strategies for both helping individual survivors and help systems respond as well.

·         Demonstrated competence with program management, including but not limited to: training, public speaking, facilitation, collaboration, detailed program planning and timely implementation.

·         Strong, proven ability to: mediate differences of philosophy and opinion; maintain calm, efficient, and good humored approach to work while managing competing priorities in a fast paced, highly productive work environment; work independently and as a team member; think critically and with foresight; carry out assignments with limited direction; adapt to change; and be nimble and flexible.

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·         Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.

·         Ability to comfortably drive or commute to neighborhoods throughout the community and occasionally out of area travel. Must have own vehicle with insurance. (Mileage reimbursement available)

·         All Applicants must provide enough information for a thorough background check.

·         Valid Colorado driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

·         Ability to prepare reports.

·         Ability to respond effectively in crisis situations with a judgment free attitude.

·         Familiarity with community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals.

 

Preferred Qualifications

·         Experience with survivor-centered advocacy and management in shelter or other housing models.

·         Familiarity with state, federal and/or tribal laws, policies, and regulations impacting victims of crime and housing and homelessness.

·         Familiarity with victim service organizations in Colorado.

 

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
COMPENSATION: $48,000 – $58,000 DOQ

People of Color, Native people, survivors of domestic violence and people with personal experience with housing instability or homelessness are especially encouraged to apply.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by a person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements to the work of the Bright Future Foundation and are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

E.O.E. – Bright Future Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

To Apply: To apply, please submit the following package to sheri@mybrightfuture.org

1.       A cover letter summarizing your interest in and relevant experience for this position:

2.       Your Resume:

3.       3 references (2 of which must be professional)

To apply for this job email your details to sheri@mybrightfuture.org

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