Housing and Homeless Coordinator | Spokane Valley, WA

Employer: City of Spokane Valley
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: $6,155 - $8,484 per Month
Location: Spokane Valley, WA
Opening Date: 11/16/2020
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description:

The Housing and Homeless Coordinator will perform a variety of routine and complex administrative, technical and professional work in the area of low-income housing and homeless programs. This includes developing both short and long term program strategies, acting as the principal technical program expert, and acting as a liaison to other agencies addressing homelessness challenges.

Responsibilities include researching, applying for, and coordinating grants and grant funding sources, participating in community outreach efforts, monitoring performance of contracted services, and enforcing requirements, ensuring compliance with Federal, State and local funding.

Through experiences in field work this position makes policy recommendations, assists the City Manager in program related contracts and Memorandums of Understanding, develops and conducts presentations to City Council, the public and other agencies.

Job Duties:

With the guidance from the City Manager, this position develops annual program budget and ensures compliance with all funding requirements. This position also analyzes new and revised legislation which impact homeless and housing issues in order to determine impact upon operations.

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills:

Education and Experience:  

  • The Housing and Homeless Coordinator position requires graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in public administration, social work, urban planning, or a closely related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • This position requires a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in professional level governmental or nonprofit work in community, housing, or human services programs. An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be considered. AICP certification preferred but not required.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of public administration programs, applicable state, federal and City ordinances related to housing and homelessness, principles of planning, organization, research and analysis.
  • Skill in the area of program management, communications, evaluating proposals for effective use and interpretation of new and revised regulations that impact the program; skill in the operation of various tools and equipment.
  • This position also requires the ability to establish effective working relationships with City leadership, employees, Council, contractors, and the general public.
  • Must also have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified persons are invited to submit a complete City application, résumé, cover letter, and list of five (5) work-related references (name and phone number) through the City’s online application system.

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