Hey! Brian Davis at NEOCH - N.E. Ohio Coalition for the Homeless forwarded me an e-mail regarding a job opening for the Bridging The Gap program to help with transition into housing for he homeless. Apply for this job even though you might not feel qualified. Just do it and tell Brian that you got the info from me! I sent you an e-mail about the position but in case you are curious this is the brief description. It is a 40 hour a week position but this group is flexible! It is a cool job and you won't have to deal with egos. Cindy Bridging the Gap Job Description Title: Program Director Start Date November 2006 Duties of Position: The Bridging the Gap Program Director is responsible for overseeing NEOCH’s housing program that works to “bridge the gap” between homeless individuals and landlords with affordable housing. BTG works to collaborate and create partnerships with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, local service agencies and private landlords, with the goal of placing a minimum of 200 homeless people into housing per year. Creating partnerships: The BTG Director will engage in agreements with local shelters and service providers to refer their candidates for housing to the BTG program. They will negotiate agreements with local landlords to place formerly homeless people into units and remain in regular communication with CMHA and local landlords. Monitoring Clients: The BTG Director will coordinate contact with those waiting for housing and those referred from BTG to housing a minimum of once a quarter. Development and Personnel: The program director must have experience with development activities including but not limited to researching potential funders, writing proposals and coordinate fundraising events. The BTG Director will assist with development of the program and assume supervising of the support staff, and will report directly to the Director of Operations. Qualifications for the Position: Education: College degree required. Experience: · Experience with homelessness and poverty as a worker or through first hand experience. · Experience with local social service organizations. · Experience with conducting meetings, training, and supervising staff. · Experience with fund development work. · Experience communicating with a diverse population. · Organizing skills necessary, and a desire to work with fragile populations Other preferences: · Ability to multi task. · Organized and capable of meeting deadlines. · Transportation is helpful but not required. · Knowledge of housing. · Ability to work independently. Working Hours: 40 hours a week. Location/Site: NEOCH’s office 3631 Perkins Ave. Compensation: $28,000 - $31,000 based on experience and education including full health benefits and vacation package.