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Weber County Housing and Homeless Systems Coordinator

Title: Weber County Housing and Homeless Systems Coordinator

About United Way of Northern Utah (UWNU): United Way of Northern Utah is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serving Weber, Morgan, Box Elder, and Oneida counties. Its mission is to unite people and organizations to build a healthy, stable, and well-educated community where individuals, families, and neighborhoods thrive. Website: http://www.uwnu.org

Direct Supervisor: UWNU Director of Community Resources

Reports to: Weber-Morgan Local Homeless Council

Goal: The Weber-Morgan Local Homeless Council (WMLHC) with United Way of Northern Utah (UWNU) as the fiscal agency is seeking a Housing and Homeless Systems Coordinator to support the coordinated efforts and streamline services for individuals experiencing homelessness in our county. This includes a strategic and innovative approach to data management and analysis, advocacy and collaboration, coordinator of services, and community engagement. The WMLHC aims to strengthen their collective efforts in addressing homelessness, ultimately working towards the goal of ensuring that every individual in our community has access to safe and stable housing.

Summary of Work: Under the general supervision of WMLHC and UWNU, the Housing and Homeless System’s Coordinator will assist in the day-to-day implementation of the Community Assessment and Strategic Plan 2019; Improving the Homeless Response System in Weber County (Weber County Homeless Plan), work to update the Weber County Homeless Plan, and solicit support from all key stakeholders on implementation. This position will operate at a systems level with all homeless service providers in Weber County and report back to the WMLHC and United Way of Northern Utah.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Oversee system-level tasks which include:

  • Update and implement the Weber County Homeless Plan based on the Community Assessment and Strategic Plan 2019.
  • Directly oversee and report outcomes of the Coordinated Entry System.
  • Review service provider performance measures and work with agencies to increase performance measures and data outcomes.
  • Research and facilitate community homeless needs based on data, including systems level best practice education.
  • Facilitate the goal setting process and provide recommendations for the homeless and housing systems.
  • Advocate on behalf of Weber County to state leaders and stakeholders (for funding and for adequate state representation).
  • Coordinate with Balance of State, HMIS and funding partners (including HUD, Weber Homeless Trust Fund, state, and federal sources).

2. Oversee tasks specific to WMLHC which include:

  • Collaborate with local homeless and housing service providers.
  • Manage any correspondence, agendas, and record minutes for the monthly WMLHC and subcommittee meetings; including the organization and facilitation of and participation in subcommittees and workgroups, ie. Winter Response and Code Blue task forces.
  • Produce performance reports for the WMLHC based on program monitoring and data.

3. Manage Partnerships with primary responsibilities including:

  • Serve as the key point of contact with agency partners on matters related to the WMLHC on the systems level.
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with WMLHC members and homeless service providers.

4. Other Duties including but not limited to:

  • Attend and participate in other local, regional, and state level meetings as required.
  • Actively participate in work related to grant writing, fundraising, and sustainability of the initiative with corporate, foundation, and government representatives, as well as individual donors.

Position Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field (e.g. social sciences, human services, economic development or a closely related field) and/or 2-3 years of related work experience
  2. Knowledge of the homeless initiatives provided at the county, state and federal level and national best practices among homeless systems
  3. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple institutions
  4. Hard worker, organized, aware of both details and the big picture
  5. Equity mindset and comfortable discussing issues of race, socio-economics, and inequality in politically diverse settings
  6. High standards of professional ethics and conduct
  7. Excellent oral and written communication
  8. Proficient in Word, Excel, and other office software programs

Position Competencies

  1. Capable of both independent work and excellent team collaboration
  2. Ability to adapt to a changing environment and different contexts
  3. Comfortable working across sectors (e.g. business, nonprofit, etc.) and using different frameworks / terminology
  4. Ability to plan, manage, and follow through on multiple, simultaneous projects
  5. Ability to build and maintain results-driven partnerships
  6. Demonstration of system-level thinking and adaptive leadership
  7. Humility, flexibility, and comfort with ambiguity
  8. Public speaking, in both small and large groups

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bicultural/bilingual English/Spanish
  2. Master’s degree in related field and/or 3-5 years working in human services, social work, or related field
  3. Experience managing large, complex, multi-stakeholder projects
  4. Experience with Results Based Accountability or other data evaluation strategy
  5. Knowledge of the landscape of community development and social services providers in Weber County.

Wage: $55,000 - $62,000 based on experience and qualifications (funding pending)

Location: Ogden, UT (some hybrid/remote work options may be available)

Hours: Full-time, exempt. United Way hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. United Way strives for employees to have great work-life balance and allows for remote work assuming it does not interfere with productivity, results, and/or quality of relationships with partners. Work hours are subject to change based on United Way and/or events and activities happening in the community.

Benefits: A comprehensive benefits plan includes vacation, sick, holidays, health, dental, vision, disability, life, and a 403(b) match of up to 10% of your salary after 1 year of employment.

How to Apply: Please send cover letter AND resume to Jill Browning at jbrowning@uwnu.org 

Closing Date: Extended - now closing May 20, 2024

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