Who we are:
For over 25 years CSH has been a game-changer for the most vulnerable people in our country
- Helping communities create over 335,000 homes for individuals and families who did not have one;
- Bringing hope to thousands who thought they would live on the streets or reside in institutions; and
- Ensuring not only a stable home for each, but access to the services that brought healthcare, recovery and training to their doorsteps.
We have proven supportive housing works and changes the lives of individuals, families and communities, we have done so while creating a family of nationally recognized experts who stay committed to our organization and mission throughout their careers. We attract talented and diverse individuals, offer competitive salaries with benefits, generous family leave and PTO, and fully embrace the philosophy that a sustainable work-life balance is desirable and achievable. With the aim of attracting good people committed to making a difference and who possess the confidence and drive to get the job done, CSH is now accepting applications for a Director to lead our efforts and team in Illinois.
Why we need you:
Guided by our strategic plan, the IL Director will provide leadership, management and oversight of our team and work in IL aligned with the mission of CSH in the local, political context. Your work will incorporate three key drivers: 1) racial equity, 2) thrive, and 3) data; and six priority populations as our work is advanced throughout the state. Your portfolio will also include securing grants and contracts to fund CSH’s local activities, deepening and developing stakeholder partnerships to increase and coordinated funding to create supportive housing at scale; and leading systems change efforts to move local and state public systems away from crisis response to sustainable, community-based approaches rooted in housing access. The IL Director will also have some program responsibility to provide project-specific assistance, training, and capacity-building to public and private-sector partners. The IL program based in Chicago and is part of CSH’s Central Region reporting to the Central Region Managing Director.
What you will do:
- Provide strategic vision and thought leadership to identify, create, broaden, and engage in multi-sector investment and initiatives across Illinois.
- Provide day-to-day leadership and supervision of a strong team of staff in CSH’s IL program.
- Employ CSH systems and your own keen organizational skills to track projects and monitor the overall performance and productivity of the office.
- Leverage and partner with CSH’s national program units in pursuit of state and local outcomes.
- Prepare and monitor individual project budgets and location financials sourced by philanthropic grants and government contracts and develop and monitor annual budget.
- In partnership with the Illinois Team, craft and implement project and annual work plans that cascade and advance CSH’s broader regional and national goals.
- Deploy staff to projects and prepare project reviews of staff at the end each project.
- Cultivate and deepen effective and collaborative working relationships with key leaders of state, city, county, philanthropic and community-based groups that are engaged in the affordable and supportive housing sectors.
- Serve as a strategic resource for technical assistance, training and knowledge sharing for supportive housing developers, service providers and policy makers.
- Oversee initiatives in Illinois to create and sustain quality supportive housing and ensure the delivery of CSH’s products and services on time and within budget.
- Represent CSH’s IL program internally and externally.
- Assist with efforts to protect and expand public and private investment in supportive housing and to engage mainstream systems of care in collaborative design and funding of integrated housing and service programs.
- Oversee a local pipeline of supportive housing units utilizing project-based, set-aside and scattered-site development approaches using strategies that include development, vouchers, service overlay and other creative methods of advancing a robust and high quality pipeline.
- Proactively seek out opportunities for CSH’s work to be funded through philanthropy, government or other contracts. Collaborate with our internal teams to develop proposals, scopes of work and budgets in pursuit of revenue to support the IL program.
How we work:
All CSH staff share a common competency framework. These guide our approach and in turn, help us create value. CSH staff are adaptable, entrepreneurial, creative, flexible problem solvers with a commitment to racial equity. We are strategic thinkers with a sense of humor, persistence, and a commitment to treating others with respect. You should have a passion for the CSH mission and possession of the leadership and management skills necessary to advance and realize CSH’s vision and further enhance the organization’s reputation in the communities we serve. Specifically, we are seeking:
- 7+ years of professional experience, preferably in housing and service models for vulnerable populations and/or systems level work related fields including health, behavioral health, aging, justice, families and youth, social services, housing, policy analysis, and policy reform.
- Demonstrated leadership, management skills and the high level decision-making necessary to advance and realize CSH’s vision and further advance the organization’s reputation in Illinois.
- An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.
- Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process.
- Adept at working with executive levels of government.
- General understanding of supportive housing capital, operating, and service financing and funding programs at the state and local level in Illinois.
- Strong analytical, interpersonal, presentation and written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically and socially diverse communities.
- Demonstrated skills at building high quality teams and project management, including setting performance expectations and managing multiple internal and external priorities.
- Talent to take initiative to implement projects and pursue goals with moderate supervision.
- Demonstrated ability to provide training and technical assistance as well as plan, organize and administer programs and large group trainings.
- Ability to travel throughout Illinois as needed is required. Regional and national travel are likely to be 3 or more trips per year.
- Strong Microsoft Office application skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
How to ApplyInterested in joining our team as a leader in the national supportive housing movement? To Apply: Candidates should apply by clicking on the link below. All candidates should attach their Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Expectations as one Microsoft Word or PDF document. https://csh.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=csh&id=125&source=39 CSH is proud that it has been and always will be an Equal Opportunity Employer
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