Director of Employment and Educational Opportunities, Project H.O.M.E.

Posted by on February 27, 2011

Director of Employment and Educational Opportunities, Project H.O.M.E.

Posted on: February 17, 2011

The Employment and Education Opportunities Department connects members of the Project H.O.M.E. community to job and educational assistance and opportunities tailored to individual strengths, challenges, and educational requirements, thus providing the skills, experience, and learning needed to successfully meet individual goals and visions for recovery, employment and independent community living.

The ultimate goal of the Director of Employment and Education Opportunities is to provide overall direction and support to the department as it seeks to improve the self sufficiency, earned income and economic well-being of individuals who have histories of homelessness or are at risk of homelessness due to extremely low incomes. This is achieved, in part, through developing and administering programs that create jobs, work/education experiences, and services that assist individuals in seeking, obtaining and maintaining employment and educational outcomes.

The primary responsibility of the Director is to oversee Our Daily Threads thrift store (including its relocation and expansion in 2011); multiple grant programs including the PECO paid internship program for homeless veterans and the Oak Foundation; liaison with the Honickman Learning Center and its’ adult learning programs; integrated supported employment services for PH residents and alumni; managing and supporting staff; overseeing the overall quality of the programs and services provided; the development & implementation of new programs as needed; auditing and formally evaluating & monitoring programs and business performance; the review & approval of budgets and monitoring of monthly sales revenue; and special projects.

Qualified candidates must have:

– A related MA/MS degree;
– A minimum of 3 years experience working with individuals who have experienced homelessness and economic disadvantage, and demonstrated understanding of the role employment and education play in breaking cycles of homelessness and poverty;
– Experience with a social enterprises
– Experience with program development and implementation;
– A minimum two (2) years administrative and supervisory experience;
– Strong, demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative;
– Strong networking skills and knowledge of community resources;
– Strong project management skills;
– A minimum one (1) year financial management experience e.g. creating and managing budgets, business financials, etc.;
– Knowledge and understanding of mental health issues, homelessness, unemployment, underemployment, poverty, and social justice;
– Strong administrative, managerial and leadership skills;
– Strong verbal and written communication skills;
– Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office; Word & Excel).

Scheduled Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours/week, on call responsibilities as required.

Location: 1515 Fairmount Avenue.

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