In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, CCS shifted shelter services to focus on 24 hour low-barrier shelter, with private spaces for individuals and families. The shift away from congregate shelter created growth opportunities for the expansion of shelter services into new locations where we are able to provide a deeper levels of service, with the goal of quickly ending the crisis of homelessness by finding an appropriate housing match based on each household’s unique circumstance. The Division Director will provide leadership to several shelter programs, and will specifically bring leadership across CCS King County around issues related to family homelessness.
The Division Director is responsible for the management of several shelter programs including: New Bethlehem Place, New Bethlehem Day Center, Sacred Heart Shelter, The Inn Shelter, and Bunny Wilburn Home Shelter and Referral Center. In addition this position will be provide leadership around family homelessness, including best practices in low-barrier family shelter, responding to domestic violence in shelters, mandatory reporting to CPS, knowledge of rights under McKinney Vento, and other relevant topics. The Division Director takes a lead role in exploring new program opportunities for families experiencing homelessness. This requires managing many relationships with fundraising groups, community leaders and funders.
The Division Director is responsible for staff supervision, preparing and managing program budgets, preparing funding applications, maintaining relationships with contract monitors, being the staff liaison to fundraising groups, local advocacy, and ensuring the upkeep of shelter facilities. This position manages approximately $5 million of funding annually.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
This position is responsible for providing leadership on homelessness in King County. This includes managing the service provision of shelter services and new program development. This position steers the mission and vision for family homelessness services in CCS King County. The Division Director takes initiative in programming decisions.
The Division Director is responsible for the fiscal health of the named homeless service programs. This includes oversight of budget management, grant writing, and government contracts.
Program and Community Development:
This position represents CCS King County in the family homelessness community. This includes managing relationships with multiple local funders, community leaders, and advocacy groups. The Division Director takes an active role in advocating for services with local, county and state funders.
This position requires the employee to work in an environment where there may be exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious material. Other exposures could include cleaning supplies, chemicals involved in pest control, paint and other materials used in building maintenance, building temperature fluctuations, dust, noise, and odors.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Qualifications applicant must possess to be considered for the position.)