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Development Director

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 Development Director. The Development Director, working closely with development and communications staff and the President and CEO, will lead efforts to expand and diversify the funding base of the organization, as well as assist in securing funding for systemic initiatives and on-going projects being implemented by STEH throughout the Greater Cincinnati homeless services system.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for designing and executing the overall annual Development Plan, to be adopted by the STEH Board of Directors, and implemented by the Development Director.
  • Lead STEH Board Development Committee Meetings, to strategize attaining goals within the Development Plan.
  • Actively solicit funding from foundations and corporations, for both organizational and systemic needs identified in the annual Development Plan.
  • Track status and progress of development activities against goals on an ongoing basis; adjust strategies as needed.
  • Take lead on any community projects or campaigns, with the assistance of development staff.
  • Develop a stewardship plan to maintain relationships with current donors and build a prospect list for new donors who support the organization’s mission.
  • Identify and cultivate new potential individual, major donor, foundation, and corporate supporters.
  • Strategize, implement and lead Annual Fund campaign with a goal of $100,000 in individual contributions. Track and report results of campaign.
  • Assist in diversifying organizational funding by initiating new development efforts and building on current efforts as appropriate (e.g. Annual Fund campaign, events)
  • Coordinate and supervise the creation of communications materials, including the annual progress report, fact sheets and biannual newsletters.
  • Regular management of the Salesforce donor database in collaboration with Executive Assistant.
  • Work with Finance Director to develop an annual development budget, and ensure donor- imposed restrictions and conditions are appropriately communicated and honored.
  • Responsible for grant prospecting, cultivation, and collaborating with the Grants Writer (Contract) on writing and reporting.

Position Qualifications

Education & Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree required; relevant field preferred.

Knowledge & Experience

  • 3-5 years of demonstrated development experience
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Mission-driven individual with demonstrated interest in the nonprofit sector
  • 1-2 years supervisory experience
  • Proficiency in Salesforce or comparable donor software system
  • Experience with establishing a social media presence
  • Ability to proactively manage multiple tasks, prioritize work and meet tight deadlines

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 including holidays and vacation.
  • Savings plan with company match.

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

To apply, please submit your cover letter and résumé to hr@end-homelessness.org

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Housing Navigator

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 Housing Navigator. This position works directly with
the Coordinated Entry team. This position is responsible for working with technology partners to assist
with the design and implementation of an interactive shared database for landlords and homeless
housing partners to assist in the goal of rapidly housing people experiencing homelessness, as well as
providing housing support and assistance to those matched to housing programs with federally funded
housing subsidies. The Housing Navigator may also support other functions of the organization in
coordination with the Coordinated Entry Manager and Continuum of Care (CoC) Director.

Essential Job Functions

  • Identify housing in the community that is appropriate, and interacts with landlords
  • Seek out housing resources that meet the needs of individual clients and develop working relationship with landlords to increase housing opportunities for clients
  • Coordinate with housing specialists at homeless service partner agencies
  • Provide support, direction, and guidance to clients in housing search
  • Provide support in communication with landlords
    • Assist when necessary with lease and rental agreement and obtaining signatures from all required parties
    • Adhere to Fair Market Rent Guidelines and Dept. of Housing and Urban Development(HUD) regulations and ensure units meet rent reasonableness
    • Act as advocate for client housing issues
    • Act as an advocate for homeless housing programs
  • Responsible for maintaining an interactive shared database of properties available for rent in the community that is self-regulated and easy to use
  • Assist the Coordinated Entry Manager and CoC Director as needed

General

  • Participate in monthly staff meetings
  • Participate in monthly Coordinated Entry Workgroups & other CoC meetings as needed
  • Participate in STEH functions as necessary

Position Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, & Experience

  • Previous client support experience, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Experience with or knowledge of online databases
  • Ability to work efficiently while paying close attention to detail
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in speaking and writing, with persons within and outside of STEH
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining willingness to accept supervision
  • Understanding of homeless service systems desired, not required

Travel Requirements

  • Must have access to reliable transportation. This position requires frequent travel to partner
    agencies and housing units in the community using personal vehicle.

Competitive Benefits

  • Health, dental, and disability insurance.
  • Paid time off including holidays and vacation.
  • 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

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