The Continuum of Care Coordinator is responsible for executing the agreement between the Central Mississippi 500 Continuum of Care (CoC) and Stewpot Community Services, who is the Collaborative Applicant for the CoC. This includes providing year-round CoC planning, support to the CoC Consortium, technical assistance, and oversight of all CoC-related committees and the Board’s adopted Action Plan to End Homelessness activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide staff support, technical assistance, reporting and policy guidance to the CoC Board and its’ active committees and the membership
  • Develop and conduct an annual performance assessment process that is aligned with the HEARTH Act and Action Plan to End Homelessness and that includes agency site visits, random case file interviews, and analysis of HMIS and financial management data
  • Identify and/or respond to program requests for technical assistance or program refinement that will result in enhanced performance
  • Lead the annual Point In Time (PIT) count and Housing Inventory, informed by best practice standards and HUD requirements
  • Support implementation of the HEARTH Act by sharing all relevant information, offering technical assistance and support to all CoC and ESG funded programs
  • Provide annual gaps analysis and performance information to the district Cities and Counties and provide recommendations and support to the City for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding process
  • Provide at least annual assessments of the community’s progress in reducing homelessness and systems-level analysis
  • With input and assistance from the CoC and its Governing Council, develop and manage a coordinated assessment process that helps identify appropriate interventions for all individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the designated Counties
  • Develop and submit the community’s application for funding under the Continuum of Care program as the Collaborative Applicant, and coordinate the submission of program applications by the individual programs
  • Apply annually for the HUD CoC Planning Grant and perform the required grant activities
  • Conduct on-going review and analysis of literature on homeless and other special needs populations
  • Extract and analyze local data on homelessness and other special needs populations from HMIS and other data sources
  • Collect information on funding opportunities and work to develop applications for funding, including HUD’s annual CoC grant and others as assigned
  • Ensure annual registration of CoC funded program and review accuracy of system performance and Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW)
  • Develop, write, edit and/or contribute to needs assessments, grant applications, reports to funders, and presentations
  • Work in coordination with the HMIS Coordinator to ensure implementation of a Coordinated Assessment and Entry System
  • Represent the Community Alliance for the Homeless in the community by attending planning meetings and serving on grant/application review committees
  • Attend recommended training and conferences to ensure development of knowledge base
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the Central Mississippi 500 CoC
  • Serve as the Secretary of the Board of Directors (non-voting member) and perform all related duties outlined in the CoC’s By-Laws.
  • Attend the following meetings: Membership, CoC Board, Coordinated Entry, HMIS, Strategic Planning, Exhibit 1, Rating and Review and others as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience
  • Minimum of a four year degree (Master’s degree preferred) in a field of human services or related field
  • Knowledge and experience in use of computer-based systems
  • Demonstrated research ability in identifying, locating and accessing primary and secondary local, statewide, regional and national statistics, studies and other research publications on homelessness and related issues and in analyzing/interpreting data resulting from that research.
  • Demonstrated successful grant writing experience with HUD, HHS, and other federal and local agencies
  • Grant experience including familiarity with reading and interpreting Federal Regulations and guidelines
  • Excellent oral communication skills, to include public speaking to small and large groups
  • Excellent written communication skills, including knowledge of correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well either alone or as part of a team
  • Requires valid driver’s license with own personal transportation and vehicle insurance

Core Behavioral Competencies:

  • Attention to Detail: Able to follow detailed procedure and ensure accuracy in documentation and data. Carefully monitor processes. Organize and maintain a system of records.
  • Commitment to Task: Able to take responsibility for actions and outcomes and persist in spite of obstacles. Demonstrate dependability in difficult circumstances and show a sense of urgency about getting results.
  • Coping: Able to maintain a solution-oriented approach while dealing with interruptions and interpersonal conflict.
  • Service Focus: Able to demonstrate a high level of service delivery. Able to be of service to difficult people. Deal effectively and proactively with service failures. Effectively prioritize stakeholder and public needs.
  • Flexibility: Able to perform a wide range of tasks and change focus quickly as demands change. Manage transitions effectively from task to task.  Effectively adapt to varying stakeholder and public needs.
  • Quality: Able to maintain high standards despite pressing deadlines. Reinforce excellence as fundamental priority.
  • Team Work: Able to share due credit with coworkers. Display enthusiasm and promote a friendly group working environment. Work closely with other groups as necessary. Support group decisions and solicit opinions from coworkers. Display team spirit.

Physical Demands

  • While performing duties of this job, the director is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, speak, and hear.
  • The position requires extensive computer use so the employee must have sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • At times, the job can require long hours and work on weekends.
  • Occasional long-distance travel is required to attend meetings, events, conferences and trainings.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a full-time position with benefits, with a starting salary of $46,000 per year.  The CoC office is located in Jackson, MS.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Stewpot Community Services

Attn: Rev. Jill Barnes Buckley

Post Office Box 3610

Jackson, MS 39207

jbuckley@stewpot.org

601.353.2759