Apply Now

Vice President of Residential Programs

Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #330
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOME

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. 

Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care. 

Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies. 

Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.

THE VALUES OF PROJECT HOME

The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person. 

We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care. 

We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty. 

We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community. 

We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.
 

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of the VP of Residential Programs is to provide strategic, mission-focused leadership steeped in the values of diversity, equity and inclusion to achieve and maintain excellence in all residential services programs.  The VP will manage a budget of $8 million and work to ensure long-term financial sustainability of all residential programs.  Project HOME’s Residential Programs division includes 900 units of entry level, supportive and affordable housing including single adults and families with special needs; and young adults (18 yrs. – 24 yrs.) at 18 different locations with plans for expansion. The Vice President position will integrate the department’s initiatives and programs within the organization’s strategic plan and will be responsible for managing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. The VP supervises 4 Residential Directors; a floating program manager and an Executive Assistant.  This position is a member of the Executive Leadership team and Senior Management Team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides mission-focused leadership as part of Project HOME’s executive management team to ensure the long-term impact, sustainability, future growth, and effectiveness of the organization including implementing enterprise risk management.
  • Develops and achieves annual goals in support of the mission and in support of the agency wide- strategic plan, while successfully managing day-to-day operations. 
  • Ensures the highest quality of services are delivered to people in our residential programs while continually evolving programs to meet the changing needs of residents.
  • Is a champion of Project HOME’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Works collaboratively with all VPs to integrate all key functions and services into the work of residential programs.
  • Acts as the Child Safety Officer for Project HOME programs

Strategic Plan:

  • Refining, implementing, and communicating (including with residents) strategies that best support the Project HOME mission. Review and approve annual department operating goals to ensure consistency with long term strategic goals.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to Residential Directors to ensure that the goals and KPIs of the strategic plan are met. 
  • Program Planning and Implementation:
  • Provide leadership for the development of new residential programs and continuous improvement of existing programs. 
  • Work toward increasing sustainable revenue resources such as Medicaid funding to support residential services.
  • Develop and document tools and guidelines for provision and integration of supportive services:  developing new approaches to services based on best practices as well as on direct experience of the PHOME Community. 
  • Work with staff and residents to incorporate their feedback annually to meet the changing needs of the residents at each site.

Management:

  • Provide supervision for the four Directors of Residential Services, Floating Program Manager and the Administrative Coordinator/Executive Assistant.  There are about 100 FTE staff in the residential department.
  • Ensure that staff have the skills needed to provide high-quality services to residents and that staff receive regular training and supervision.
  • Cultivate leadership development for staff including facilitating growth opportunities.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations for new residential programs. 
  • Assist with the development of operational plans, policies and procedures.
  • Participate and assist with staff events as a Senior Management Representative with a goal to improve employee workplace satisfaction (e.g. annual recognition event, annual pancake breakfast, etc.)
  • Participate in other events fundamental to our mission (i.e. advocacy &/or public policy events)
  • Budgets and Financials:
  • Annual Budgeting and Forecasting: Oversee the preparation and management of annual operating budgets.   Develop budgets/plans for residences and service programs in development including identifying new revenue opportunities and standardizing practices and structures to support new funding streams
  • Ensure that all funder requirements and agency standards are met
  • Develop and foster relationships with key government and non-government organizations.

Internal/ External Contacts:

The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person. As such, we strive to function as a community of individuals who demonstrate respect, courtesy, dignity, support and care for all people. Our community of care extends to homeless persons, residents, vendors, consumers, staff, outside agencies and all people who enter our dwelling places. Thus, we work to avoid making assumptions and generalizations about people. We demonstrate and foster respect for cultural differences. We believe in our ability to listen and learn from one another.
 

Educational Requirements:

Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field or equivalent leadership experience


Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience of progressively responsible experience
  • Experience leading a large, diverse staff including people that have experienced poverty and/or homelessness, and/or addiction and serious mental illness
  • Minimum of 5 years of Executive Leadership experience
  • Strong organizational & administrative skills
  • Experience with the development, oversight of budgets greater than five million dollars, and enhancing revenue streams
  • Excellent ability to collaborate with key external stakeholders including government partners
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to lead, plan and manage change

 

Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.  Join us!  Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment.  Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA