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Now Hiring Housing Advocacy Specialist

Full-time; Non-Exempt.
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: 

POSITION SUMMARY

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

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

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. 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

COMPUTER SKILLS

The following computer skills are required for this position:

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Must be able to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY/SOCIAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL AND OTHER ABILITIES

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

LOCATION

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.

TO APPLY

Send your cover letter and resume to hr@pcadv.org.

Qualified candidates should forward resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

Email:

Documents formatted in MS Word, pdf, or Rich Text Format may be emailed to: hr@pcadv.org

Mail:

PCADV Human Resources
3605 Vartan Way, Suite 101
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Fax:

717-671-8149
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.

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