The Bridge Shelter Program provides 24/7 enhanced shelter and related services for adults experiencing homelessness. Referrals to the program come from King County Coordinated Entry and the City of Seattle’s HOPE team. Participants are typically people who been identified as high needs adults who are eligible for supportive permanent housing. Many clients have chronic and acute mental illness, active addiction issues, and/or trauma. This is a low-barrier, harm reduction program.
The Program Director is responsible for the management of all aspects of the Bridge Shelter Program.
The Program Director is responsible for staff supervision, regular recruitment and hiring of staff, management of volunteers, preparing and managing program budgets and spending, preparing funding applications, maintaining relationships with contract monitors, being the staff liaison to fundraising groups, local advocacy, and ensuring the upkeep and maintenance of the facilities. This position manages approximately $1.9 million of funding annually.
The Program Director takes a lead role in advocating for increased low barrier harm reduction services and permanent housing opportunities that can accommodate this vulnerable population. This requires managing strong relationships with community leaders and funders.
This position directly supervises the Operations Manager, Supportive Services Manager, Maintenance Supervisor, and Advocate Supervisor.
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