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Director, Veteran Housing Services

Director, Veteran Housing Services

locationFort Lauderdale, FL, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 2 weeks ago
Community Services
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
$71,000 to $80,000 per year

General Description:

This position is responsible for the planning, coordination, development, contract/system management, implementation and overall leadership, vision and focus in the development of strategies and tactics for an integrated approach to United Way Broward County’s (UWBC's) Veteran services and grant administration.

Primary Job Responsibilities & Duties:

  1. Responsible for the overall supervision, professional development, training and oversight of their direct staff. 
  2. Serves as a key UWBC administrator for MISSION UNITED Veterans services and the Supportive Services to Veteran Families (SSVF) and Grant and Per Diem grant management.
  3. Responsible for general allocations and contract management, including service/utilization management, outcomes management and quality assurance of funded partners under Veteran grants and services, and in accordance with all Local, State, and Federal regulations as well as UWBC Policies and Procedures.
  4. Serves as the subject matter expert and lead for Broward County by-name list meetings.
  5. Monitors relevant community indicators to evaluate current community problems and programs to measure progress on key outcomes as well as working with community leaders to strengthen the community’s abilities to identify, address and fund priority issues.
  6. Ensures the team focuses on programmatic compliance, driving quality services.
  7. Serves as the lead administrator of the Temporary Financial Assistance Process (TFA).

Other Job Duties:

  • Responsible for execution and management (including monitoring/evaluation) of all contracts related to veteran services.
  • Coordinates activities and communications with appropriate organizations, i.e., state, county, local commissions, networks, councils, etc., as they relate to Veteran services.
  • Responsible for monitoring performance and outcomes of funded organizations on a continuous basis.
  • Manages the Community Impact process effectively, including analysis of subject matter and synthesis of information; develop competitive procurement processes, notices, agendas, manuals, drafting of materials to be considered, Request for Proposals (RFP); Request for Application (RFA), fact sheets, statistics, etc.
  • Responsible for representing United Way at the CoC Board Meetings as well as the By Name List Meetings and the various sub-committees.
  • Responsible for conducting at a minimum bi-weekly supervision of program Managers.
  • Responsible for conducting provider’s round tables and provide technical assistance as needed. 
  • Actively participates in the COA and the PQI meetings and ensures program alignment with COA service standards. 
  • Active participate in MISSION UNITED Advisory Council Meeting and as needed in the sub-committee. 
  • Creates informational documents, gives presentations, and acts as the agency’s lead authority, both internally and externally, on Veteran services.
  • Facilitates regular planning sessions and creates an information-sharing network among providers.
  • Formulates, implements, and evaluates programs to assess outcomes and overall effectiveness, collecting qualitative/quantitative data on all programs, determining program implementation efficiency.
  • Coordinates with Sr. Director, MISSION UNITED, to ensure continuity and cohesiveness of services to Veterans.
  • Make presentations to business leaders, community leaders & internal staff.
  • Performs other duties and assumes other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
  • Due to the leadership role United Way is called upon to play in the community, particularly during times of crisis, it is the expectation that all United Way staff will be fully engaged in the organization's crisis plan and response efforts.

Supervises: Program Staff 

Education & Experience:

  • Master’s Degree preferred, bachelor's degree required and a minimum of 5 years of experience in progressively more responsible job-related positions in program administration and high-level grant management.
  • Experience in human services contract administration, contract management, community collaboration, program development and/or management, program evaluation, preferably in the housing and homelessness arena.
  • Experience working in transitional housing and/or residential programs.
  • Knowledge and experience in Broward County, the VA, and the local network of community-based health and human services organizations serving low-income homeless populations, or Veteran families at risk of homelessness, is preferred.
  • At least 4 years of progressive administrative and supervisory experience required.
  • Proficiency required in MS Word, Excel and other related computer programs required, and research related software preferred.
  • Strong fiscal/budgeting experience required.

Core Competency Requirements:

  • Excels at customer service – Serves (treats) all customers (internal and external) with utmost respect and responsiveness in order to deepen relationships and advance UWBC’s mission.
  • Drives for results – Has a passion for innovation and risk-taking, meets and exceeds qualitative and quantitative goals in a thoughtful and time-driven manner.
  • Commits to the organization – Has the responsibility for aligning one’s own behavior, leadership and commitment with the needs, priorities, goals and culture of UWBC.
  • Embraces diversity and inclusion – Creates an atmosphere that respects and embraces engagement of all people, ideas and backgrounds and aligns with United Way’s values.
  • Seizes learning – Able and willing to learn new skills and knowledge and accept new challenges to further United Way’s mission.
  • Manages multiple projects and tasks – Effectively manages time and resources to respond to emerging needs while continuing to deliver on organizational goals, objectives and timelines, and seeks help when needed in juggling priorities.
  • Personifies teamwork – Demonstrates good collaboration and communication to be effective in any team setting.

Environment & Physical Demands: The environment is climate controlled (i.e., heated and air-conditioned). Lighting is adequate through overhead lighting as well as windows and blinds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical demands include sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time, bending, lifting approximately 25 pounds, regular use of the telephone, copier, fax and computer. Demands also involve protracted concentration.

Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • 5 - 10 years of experience

Salary range

  • $71,000 to $80,000 per year

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong fiscal/budgeting experience required. At least 4 years of progressive administrative and supervisory experience required.