Compliance Specialist

Organizational Description & Position Overview

Strategies to End Homelessness (STEH) is a nationally-recognized leader of a coordinated community effort to end homelessness in Greater Cincinnati. Since 2007, STEH has led a comprehensive system of care to prevent and eventually end homelessness in Cincinnati/Hamilton County. Working in partnership with 30 non-profit organizations, STEH coordinates a centralized emergency shelter hotline, homelessness prevention, street outreach, emergency shelter and housing solutions with the goal of ending homelessness.

STEH is hiring a full-time Compliance Specialist to work closely with the Compliance Director ensuring subrecipient grant compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, and to monitor program performance. The Compliance Specialist will be responsible for reviewing subaward agreements and participating in development and execution of subrecipient monitoring strategies. Programs include the Emergency Solutions Grant, the Continuum of Care Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, and other homeless service programs as needed. The Compliance Specialist must maintain up-to-date knowledge of our subrecipients, federal regulations, performance goals, other issues of compliance, local systems and policies and be competent evaluating grant-related financial transactions and policies.

Essential Job Functions

  • Participate in the completion of risk assessments for each subrecipient organization
  • Develop and implement annual subrecipient monitoring plan and assist in the monitoring site visit
  • Write evaluation reports and work with all relevant STEH staff to develop/implement corrective plans as necessary
  • Review project subawards and agreements
  • Stay apprised of legislative changes and their impact on the funded projects
  • Research and interpret grant-specific and OMB regulations
  • Ongoing assistance in continuous quality improvement of the monitoring process
  • Maintain records and files in audit-ready format
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to/respond to change quickly
  • Evaluate grant-related financial transactions and policies
  • Review and record monthly subaward billings

Position Qualifications

Education & Certification

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Associates or Bachelors Degree preferred

Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience in a non-profit setting preferred
  • Experience working with federal funding/regulatory compliance preferred
  • Experience managing projects preferred
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills required

Travel Requirements

  • The person in this position will travel locally at least biweekly and will need reliable transportation.

Competitive Benefits

  • Health, dental, and disability insurance.
  • Paid time off.
  • Savings plan with company match.

Strategies to End Homelessness, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested and qualified candidates should send cover letter & resume to: HR@end-homelessness.org


Youth Program Coordinator

Organizational Description & Position Overview

Strategies to End Homelessness (STEH) is a nationally-recognized leader of a coordinated community effort to end homelessness in Greater Cincinnati. Since 2007, STEH has led a comprehensive system of care to prevent and eventually end homelessness in Cincinnati/Hamilton County. Working in partnership with 30 non-profit organizations, STEH coordinates a centralized emergency shelter hotline, homelessness prevention, street outreach, emergency shelter and housing solutions with the goal of ending homelessness.

Strategies to End Homelessness is hiring a full-time Youth Program Coordinator. The position is designed to oversee the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP) with a focus on implementation, benchmarking success, and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). The position is responsible for supporting STEH’s work to implement initiatives in an effort to end youth homelessness.

Essential Job Functions
Work closely with Program Manager, CoC Director, and Lighthouse Youth & Family Services to administer and manage all functions pertaining to the HUD funded YHDP, including:

  • Assisting with developing and implementing the plan recommendations and projects
  • Interfacing with federal agencies and national partners, technical assistance teams and other YHDP grantees
  • Monitoring CQI and performance outcomes
  • Establishing a Continuum of Care (CoC) Youth Workgroup
  • Researching best practices for ending youth homelessness
  • Stay apprised of federal regulations and legislative changes relating to youth homelessness and their impact on the local funding processes, and disseminate information to partners
  • Advocate for youth on a systems level and work with stakeholders to establish thorough partnerships
  • Conduct outreach to landlords and property managers to establish positive relationships for quick access to housing and help manage CoC housing database
  • Participate in department meetings, STEH full staff meetings, and all YHDP meetings
  • Assist Program Manager, CoC Director, Compliance Director and President/CEO as needed

Position Qualifications

Education & Certification

  • High School Diploma required; Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Knowledge & Experience

  • Ability to work efficiently while paying close attention to detail
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in speaking and writing, with persons within and outside of the agency
  • Experience leading and participating in collaborative groups Ability to work independently while maintaining willingness to accept supervision
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude
  • Experience working with youth and/or youth-related initiatives preferred
  • People with lived experience of homelessness encouraged to apply

Travel Requirements

  • Regular local travel required

Competitive Benefits

  • Health, dental, and disability insurance.
  • Paid time off.
  • Savings plan with company match.

Strategies to End Homelessness, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested and qualified candidates should send cover letter & resume to: HR@end-homelessness.org