ABOUT SHELTER PARTNERSHIP
Shelter Partnership, Inc. is a nonprofit organization collaboratively solving homelessness in Los Angeles County through policy analysis, program design, resource development, and advocacy in support of agencies and local governments that serve the homeless. There are three departments at Shelter Partnership: Development, Product Donations & Distribution, and Policy & Planning. The Policy & Planning department provides technical assistance to government entities working to prevent and end homelessness. Shelter Partnership is a small team, composed of about 12 staff and an executive director. There are currently three staff members on the Policy & Planning team, including a director, a senior project manager, and a project manager. This is an opportunity to work with a staff that is committed to collaboration, teamwork, support of one another, which is completely mission driven and focused on making a difference in our community.
The Full-Time Project Manager works on the Policy & Planning team to support the consulting and technical assistance functions of the agency covering policy analysis, community planning, and program and systems development. Largely through consulting contracts with state, county, and city public agencies (e.g., Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, LA County Development Authority, State of CA Housing & Community Development), the Policy & Planning department works as technical assistance providers on a range of projects aimed at preventing and ending homelessness in Los Angeles. Note: this is not a direct service position. It is also not a data analyst or similar position per se. However, the Policy & Planning team is specifically seeking a professional with strong analytical abilities to expand its capacity in this regard while supporting its ever growing list of consulting projects. Typically, a minimum of two staff work together on each project.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following:
- Support public agencies in developing Requests for Proposals, guidelines, applications, and evaluation/scoring tools.
- Support public agencies in preparing applications for federal funding (e.g., Continuum of Care Program, special initiatives to address youth homelessness and unsheltered homeless).
- Conduct performance evaluations of homeless service programs and work with public agencies to use findings to plan and implement performance improvement strategies.
- Conduct research and statistical analysis to support policy and program planning of government partners.
- Review proposals submitted by housing development teams for public funding, including evaluation of supportive service and property management plans for permanent supportive housing developments.
- Support local jurisdictions (when requested) in developing and/or implementing community plans with concrete strategies, objectives, and timelines to combat homelessness.
- Strategize with policy makers and system administrators on ways to strengthen the various systems and programs serving people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.
- Design programs for various types of housing and supportive service interventions, including innovative shelter and permanent housing models.
- Monitor federal, state, and local policies, programs, and legislation to stay current and inform our work, with a particular emphasis on Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Los Angeles City Council proceedings.
- Represent the agency at public forums and bodies, including committees and working groups convened by LAHSA, County Homeless Initiative, United Way of Greater Los Angeles, and similar entities.
- Advocate for funding at federal, state and local levels by writing support letters, submitting public comments, and providing public testimony.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with external stakeholders from city, county, and state public agencies and offices of elected officials.
- Undertake various technical assistance, policy and research projects as requested by public agencies, foundations, and the like.
- Other duties as assigned, including administrative and logistical tasks.
ROUTINE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following:
- Review and evaluate supportive service plans and property management plans for new affordable and permanent supportive housing projects and provide follow-up with the public funders and/or project applicants to ensure that best practices are being followed.
- Conduct research on local and national best practices, programs, and policies on homelessness and affordable housing and related issues (e.g., workforce development, Medicaid, child welfare).
- Analyze data from multiple sources (e.g., homeless count, Housing Elements, census) to support program and policy development as well as funding applications.
- Facilitate meetings and focus groups with various stakeholders, including public agencies, service providers, housing providers, and people with lived experience of homelessness.
- Write grant proposals, reports, memos, and policy briefs.
- Develop and deliver public presentations to community stakeholders.
- Represent the agency at community meetings with public and private partners.
- Develop and present recommendations to contracting government agencies to inform the design and implementation of programs, community planning processes, requests for proposals and public policies.
- Demonstrated understanding of and ability to explain economic, financial and/or monitoring & evaluation concepts, and quantitative and qualitative analysis methods
- Experience working with medium to large data sets and conducting statistical analysis using various software including Excel AND Stata, Python, R, SQL, SAS, or ArcGIS/ArcPy
- Quick learner and self-starter
- Strong writing skills which succinctly summarize intended communication
- Strong organizational and communication skills (both written and oral) with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Ability to work well in a collaborative, team environment
- Driven professional interested in advancing evidenced-based solutions to homelessness and affordable housing access
- Comfortable with diverse, continually shifting projects (e.g., data analysis to writing to evaluating funding applications)
- Ability to interact professionally with community-based organizations, government employees, and advocates
- Personal and professional commitment to racial equity and social justice
- Strong administrative skills, including note-taking, organization, planning, and implementation.
- Knowledge of the homeless system and related systems of care (e.g., health care, child welfare, criminal justice) in Los Angeles County preferred
- Lived experience of homelessness or housing instability strongly preferred
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
- Three to five years of professional experience working in the homelessness sector or a related sector in a similar role is required - as opposed to a direct services role (e.g. case manager or similar position) - to successfully perform this job.
- Master's degree in Public Policy, Public Health, Social Work or similar field is required.
- Equivalent combination of four to ten years of related education, professional experience, and/or lived experience may be substituted for minimum educational requirement.
- Experience working directly with persons experiencing homelessness is strongly encouraged.
- We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.
This position will be remote for now but may involve a hybrid structure in the future. Applicant must live in the Los Angeles area in order to be available to attend in-person meetings with public partners and other community stakeholders.
SALARY BENEFITS & BENEFITS
Shelter Partnership offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes an excellent health insurance program, with 100% employer contribution available, 401(k) benefits with employer match (no employee contribution required to receive the match), and 125 Cafeteria Plan. Generous paid time off, including holidays, vacation, sick and personal days. Flexible, 35 hour work week.
Salary Range: $60,000-$75,000 (based on 35 hours per week) DOE
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should upload a cover letter and resume, as well as a writing sample that helps us have a better sense of you and your unique talents!
Shelter Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.