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Homeless Program Manager

City of San Rafael
San Rafael, California
Closing date
Sep 30, 2021

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Homeless Program Manager


Salary Range:

$93,396, – $144,900 annually DOQ/DOE

The City of San Rafael is seeking a Homeless Program Manager. This position has the option of being either a permanent, regular employee or a fixed term position with a three-year guaranteed term. This position will play a vital role in addressing homelessness issues in our community and forward the overall goal of the City to end chronic homelessness. The City has had great success in dramatically transforming the local system of care for people experiencing homelessness and is looking for a strategic and passionate individual who can continue to champion these programs. The City of San Rafael is an innovative, forward thinking organization where you will have a lot of autonomy and take on exciting projects and become a key part of our dynamic leadership team.

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The Homeless Program Manager will effectively manage the City’s homeless policies and programs, related to rent stabilization, affordable housing, project financing and homeless housing strategies, who is excited about public service. Current programs include: Coordinated Entry, Housing First, affordable housing development through programs like Project Home-Key, the delivery of street outreach and mobile services, homelessness prevention, and rapid rehousing. Importantly, this position will also play a critical community engagement role in working with the public to build understanding and support for these efforts, while also utilizing public input to iterate our approach. The Homeless Program Manager also engages regularly with other City departments in addressing social inequities and working with our underserved communities. This position will have the opportunity for both policy and programmatic work, grant administration, as well as in-the-field work with frontline practitioners.

The ideal candidate will be an innovative and passionate professional with experience overseeing homeless programs and policies that have a measurable impact on the community they serve. Successful candidates will have strong interpersonal skills, an infectious passion, and the political savvy to have difficult conversations with tact. The selected candidate will be an out of the box thinker with an analytical approach to understanding the social determinants of homelessness, can successfully predict the impact of related programs and policies, and justify funding with measurable results. This position plays a key role in promoting collaboration among public agencies, nonprofit service providers, businesses and community groups.


Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Social Sciences, Public Health, Public Administration, or a related field AND Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in the development, delivery, monitoring, or evaluation of community programs with at least two (2) years of experience working with the homeless and at least two (2) years supervision, leadership, or management of complex programs/projects.

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California Driver’s License.


Bilingual Spanish.

Public agency experience.


The City of San Rafael offers an attractive compensation and benefits program. The range for this position is: $93,396, – $144,900 annually DOQ/DOE.


This is an open continuous recruitment and applicants will be interviewed as ideal candidates are identified. Interviews will be held in mid-September, so apply ASAP for first consideration.


Please contact, Carmen Valdez, with any questions:


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