VP for Street Outreach and Special Initiatives
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOME
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.
Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.
Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.
Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.
THE VALUES OF PROJECT HOME
The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.
We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.
We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.
We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.
We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.
Job Summary: The VP for Street Outreach and Special Initiatives will provide mission-focused organizational capacity to further our work of ending and preventing chronic street homelessness including providing strategic leadership to street outreach programs, Kensington Initiative and other outreach-related special initiatives. The VP will work with the Executive Team to advance our strategic plan and promote the mission-driven and results oriented culture of Project HOME. The Vice President role will integrate the Street Outreach initiatives with Project HOME’s mission and foster relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve this mission.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Works as part of Project HOME’s executive management team to ensure the long term impact, sustainability, mission focus and effectiveness of the organization.
- Provide leadership and guidance to staff ensuring that the goals of the strategic plan are met. Review and approve annual goals and budgets of street outreach programs and special initiatives.
- Provide leadership in program evaluation, data collection, and evidenced based best practices in the development of new street outreach programs and special initiatives.
- Ensure the highest quality of services are delivered to people in our street outreach programs while continually evolving programs to meet the changing needs of people who are living on the streets.
- Provide supervision for the Director of Homeless Outreach Services.
- Work with the Executive Director to lead the implementation of various special projects at Project HOME especially those related to ending and preventing chronic street homelessness.
- Provide leadership to Project HOME’s work in Kensington – assessing future plans and strategies together with real estate development, property management, residential homeless services, education, and healthcare teams.
- Master’s Degree in Mental Health, Addiction, Government Policies, or equivalent degree related to these special needs.
- At least 5 years of experience and a proven track record of success in senior leadership roles.
- Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to people with special needs/criminal histories
- Public policy experience related to mental health, addiction and/or incarceration.
- Experience in project management
- Knowledge of homeless programs and/or Philadelphia environment a plus
- Knowledge of the law as it relates to the work of ending homelessness.
- Ability to effectively lead a team.
- Ability to conduct job responsibilities in a highly collaborative management model.
- Ability to conduct job responsibilities in a changing financial, regulatory and service environment.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to drive projects from conception to completion independently, drawing on and engaging many internal and external stakeholders
Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a drug screen and background checks.
Project HOME reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of the duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Join us! Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment. Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.