Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement of Responsibility for Staff
At PCADV, we embrace diversity and our collective strength. We believe in creating a community where systems support all so everyone can thrive.
PCADV is committed to actively growing and developing in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all who serve within the organization. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all employees.
To sustain a culture of accountability to DEI, every PCADV employee is responsible for the following behaviors and values:
- Accountability: We improve our organizational culture by engaging in healthy and constructive feedback behaviors
- Celebrate: We acknowledge and celebrate our diversity through active understanding and respect. Everyone associated with PCADV is expected to engage in allyship behaviors, make connections, challenge
- Identifying challenges and problem-solving: We identify gaps in communication, foster an environment of open and direct communication without repercussion, allow others to be and feel heard, define boundaries for awareness and safety and seek solutions to problems big and small
- Engage: We engage each other by providing tools for success, get to know others, allow others to grow, recognize the efforts of others, encourage teamwork through reciprocity with acts of kindness. We center relationship building in our work as colleagues
- Discovering: We commit to process discovery by highlighting opportunities, finding information, and measuring outcomes of organizational and team goals
The Housing Advocacy Specialist is responsible to support and enhance the capacity of PCADV member programs via the coordination and administration of projects related to supporting survivors obtaining or maintain permanent housing, and systems advocacy throughout housing networks in Pennsylvania. The Housing Advocacy Specialist will also coordinate statewide efforts to train advocates and other professionals on the complexities of domestic violence as it relates to housing instability and homelessness; to act as a resource person for public agencies, PCADV subcontractors, and allied professionals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide ongoing TA to domestic violence programs on the development and implementation of trauma informed and DV Housing First oriented housing services, with a focus on Rapid Rehousing (RRH) technical assistance.
- Manage member program RRH projects across the Commonwealth and provide support as requested from member programs, mainstream homeless service providers and other systems as it relates to RRH.
- Track and analyze data from member programs and statewide housing systems to identify gaps in service, informing PCADV’s housing strategy, regional and statewide needs, and support for member programs.
- Support member programs with data collection technical assistance, run funder reports and submit necessary data points for all housing related funding streams.
- Develop and maintain resources specific to systemic responses to domestic violence and housing. Participate in development of curricula, training tools and written materials, including manuals, model policies, procedures and protocols and white papers as identified in the strategic plan and by constituents.
- Collaborate with Manager and staff to develop and implement an annual Training and Technical Assistance (“TA”) Plan assuring the plan is aligned with PCADV’s strategic plan, state and national emerging issues, best practices and the needs of PCADV constituents.
- Provide training and TA to other stakeholders on housing policy and practices pertaining to domestic violence survivors.
- Facilitate collaboration among various stakeholders including building relationships that connect member programs to housing systems.
- Support Community Engagement Specialist with other systems engagement, as needed.
- Represent PCADV on various boards and task forces, as needed. Implement additional projects of service to member programs, as needed. Complete programmatic and grant reports, as required.
- All other duties as assigned.
Although there are no direct supervisory responsibilities, this position assists the fiscal coordinator and the community engagement specialist in their responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Five years’ relevant experience and a 4-year degree OR relevant combination of experience and education is required. Prior experience working in a domestic violence program and specific experience with Rapid Rehousing, or other HUD Continuum of Care and/or Emergency Services Grant programs strongly preferred.
- Excellent writing and editing skills.
- Excellent verbal skills and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and audiences.
- Experience with meeting facilitation, training, and public speaking.
- Ability to communicate effectively on the telephone and via virtual meeting platforms.
The following computer skills are required for this position:
- Experience with Macintosh personal computers
- Excellent verbal skills and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and audiences
- Experience with meeting facilitation, training, and public speaking
- Ability to communicate effectively on the telephone and via virtual meeting platforms
Must be able to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
REASONING ABILITY/SOCIAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL AND OTHER ABILITIES
- Understanding of the role of state domestic violence coalitions and domestic violence programs in the intervention and prevention of domestic violence.
- Knowledge on the intersections of domestic violence and access to permanent housing, and knowledge of various housing approaches, programs, and policies.
- Must be able work well independently as well as the member of a team.
- Initiative and ability to work beyond instructions that include written, verbal, diagram, or schedules.
- Good problem-solving skills that deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively handle multiple tasks at one time while working under pressure, manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust activities to complete work within established time frames.
- Ability to exercise independent initiative and sound judgment to identify problems and propose workable solutions.
- Ability to read and interpret federal and state regulations such as OMBCirculars.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk, listen/hear, frequently move, and sit for long periods. Most tasks will require working on a computer. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Residence in the state of Pennsylvania is preferred but strong candidates who are in bordering states (New Jersey, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland & Delaware) and are willing/able to travel in Pennsylvania will be considered.
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PCADV Human Resources
3605 Vartan Way, Suite 101
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Attention: Human Resources
PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers very competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. We are fully committed to a culturally diverse staff to better serve domestic violence victims and program staff, many of whom experience racial, gender, economic and other/multiple oppressions. We seek people from diverse backgrounds with a commitment to PCADV’s mission to end domestic violence, to social justice and to working for social change.