Director of Housing Services – AIDS Action Committee

Job Position: Director of Housing Services

Job Type: Full Time

Overview: As a member of AIDS Action Committee’s senior management team, the Director of Housing Services provides leadership, strategic direction, and management oversight to the AAC Housing Department.

Responsibilities:

Provide leadership and strategic direction to AIDS Action Committee’s Housing Department:

  • Evaluate the Housing Department portfolio of Programs, including assessing program capacity, unmet service needs, staff competencies, program structure, data collection and evaluation, and QI opportunities .
  • Provide strategic direction for the Housing Department, given health sector transformation, and identify strategic objectives and priorities for the Department.
  • Strengthen current housing services to link housing to improved health outcomes for clients, and identify funding opportunities that support a public health model.
  • Build and maintain relationships with funders and community partners that support departmental objectives.
  • Ensure housing services are linked to clients’ ability to gain/maintain access to HIV-related medical care and treatment.
  • Align AAC’s harm reduction philosophy, along with agency policies and procedures with the Housing Department.
  • Participate in public relations and development activities as needed.

Provide management oversight to the implementation of AAC housing contracts:

  • Oversee the implementation of scattered-site and congregate housing programs, rental assistance programs, and homelessness prevention programs based on objectives outlined in programmatic work plans.
  • Oversee hiring, performance management, and professional development of departmental staff.
  • Provide direct supervision to the Manager of Financial Support Services, Manager of Residential Programs, and Manager of Housing Search Services.
  • Develop work plans and convene regular staff meetings to assure progress against program deliverables.
  • Support the development and implementation of Housing Department work plans, data collection mechanisms and evaluation plans.
  • Provide ongoing support to Housing Programs in the areas of quality assurance, data driven decision making, and best practices.
  • Ensure that housing department programmatic activities are closely linked to other AIDS Action and Fenway Health efforts to improve health outcomes for service recipients.
  • Enforce agency’s policies and procedures.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Meet agency participatory expectations:

  • Attend internal and external meetings and trainings as required.
  • Adhere to all agency and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Participate in quality assessment and improvement activities as requested.
  • Participate in new business initiatives, including grant writing as appropriate.
  • Adhere to the highest principles of client confidentiality.
  • Perform related duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Health or related field required. Program management experience may substitute for an advanced degree.
  • Five – eight years or more of management and supervisory experience including project management, team facilitation, financial management, program development.
  • Experience with the implementation of services along the HIV continuum of care and linkages to improved health outcomes.
  • Experience working under federal grants.
  • Experience working in the nonprofit or government agency sectors.
  • Experience working with federal, state, and/or city housing programs preferred.
  • Strong administrative, budget management, data collection and report writing, and computer skills.
  • Grant writing experience required.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities; excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-directed, motivated and flexible with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experiences working with issues related to social and economic inequalities, including issues related to HIV/AIDS, substance use, homelessness, mental health, and bi-lingual, multicultural & LGBT communities.
  • Working knowledge of HIV/AIDS community trends, harm reduction, and at-risk populations and commitment and experience to delivering low-threshold, easily accessible service.

To Apply: For a complete listing of job opportunities at AIDS Action Committee and to apply, please visit www.aac.org/about/jobs/.

AIDS Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AIDS Action is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation or identification, age, marital status, disability or veteran status, or to other non-work-related factors.