Why Work For Simpson?
Our Mission is to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. We believe that everybody has the right to safe and affordable housing; we strive to strive to create a collaborative community with the individuals we serve, within Simpson, and with the greater community; and we advocate against the injustices of society that cause homelessness and poverty. On a daily basis, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and dignity of every person and encourage people to draw upon their strengths and promote the power of self-advocacy.
Simpson Housing Services began as an emergency overnight shelter in the basement of Simpson United Methodist Church in 1982. Simpson has since become a leading nonprofit providing assistance to people experiencing homelessness. In response to un-met community needs, our programs have grown to include emergency shelter, single adult supportive housing, and family supportive housing. We work across the metro area, partnering with landlords and developers to find affordable housing for all families and individuals. At any given time, we provide supportive services to 100 individuals and 200 families with over 400 children.
How Can You Contribute?
This position manages the daily affairs and overall program operation of school age youth programs in Family Housing, providing educational support, literacy tutoring, and mentoring to families and youth in Simpson’s supportive housing programs. This position is also responsible for developing and monitoring program budgets; staff supervision; reporting to funders; and contributing to grant proposals. This position works with homeless families and individuals to ensure they are receiving quality services. They are responsible for marketing programs and ensuring occupancy is adequately maintained. They are also responsible for ensuring programs are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. They oversee the recruitment and training of volunteers and mentors.
Family Housing Program goals
Families will develop self-advocacy skills that will allow them to reach goals of: locating and retaining stable, affordable housing, increased economic resources, youth educational stability.
Provide effective monitoring of assigned Family Housing Children and Youth programs:
Expand current programs and develop additional programming for school age children and youth moving toward strategic initiative of serving all students in the Family Housing Programs:
Provide leadership of staff teams and programs:
Provide essential program staffing through recruiting, supervising, training, evaluating and initiating termination of staff:
Develop thorough and accurate budgets and monitor program expenditures:
Develop thorough and accurate reports, maintain complete and consistent records:
Provide positive representation of SHS through public relations and networking and work as part of an effective team to meet goals of program:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Scope of Position
Employee is ultimately responsible for the following programs:
This position is anticipated to expand to include more programs.
Work direction and guidance is received from Family and Youth Programs Director, most often in the areas of regulation and requirements, human resource management issues and program management.
Participant populations may include those with chemical abuse issues, criminal histories (drug charges, prostitution, fraud, etc.), or parenting issues. Employee may provide back up for program staff during periods of absence or during times of increased workloads.
Employee may provide back up for other education support advocates during periods of absence or during times of increased workloads.
Essential Physical Functions
Employee must be able to hear and speak, in order to communicate with staff and participants in person, on the telephone and in writing. Employee must be able to move about the community and public places (such as apartment buildings). Employee must be able to drive a van (up to 15 passengers). Employee must be able to lift items up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
Percentage time spent away from main office/location:
Time inside: 80%, Time outside: 20%, Agency travel time required: 10%
Travel includes travel within the community including but not limited to community meetings, visiting program sites, and meetings with participants.
Percentage time spent in direct care: 10%
Number of Direct Reports: 5-7
Number of In-direct Reports: May provide volunteer/intern supervision.
Budget Responsibility: The employee manages budgets in coordination with the Family and Youth Programs Director and Director of Programs; totaling approximately $250,000-500,000.