The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) seeks motivated professionals who want to use their talents and skills to make a difference. Our staff are flexible and passionate about enriching people’s lives. If you are mission-driven, dedicated to superior service and support, can diligently work independently and in a collaborative environment, join our team. LAHSA is leading the fight to end homelessness in LA County. Here, not only would your work have a real impact on the community, but we also offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.
Created in 1993, LAHSA is a joint powers authority of the city and county of Los Angeles. As the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, we coordinate and manage over $400 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness.
Under the direction of the Manager, Continuum of Care (CoC), the incumbent will support the work of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) which serves as the lead agency, management entity, and designated Collaborative Applicant for the Los Angeles CoC under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) CoC Program, as well as the pass-through entity for Los Angeles’ federally funded Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program (including ESG CARES Act funding). The incumbent will provide key oversight support for the Los Angeles CoC Program and the more than $150 million of housing and supportive services it provides to people experiencing homelessness across the region.
Essential Job Functions
- Oversee the City and County Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and HUD Direct Grantees grant performance, as part of LAHSA’s role as the LA CoC’s lead agency.
- Facilitate coordination, support, and year-round engagement with PHAs and other Direct HUD grantees to troubleshoot challenges, support the development of best practices, and promote a CoC-wide learning community.
- Support ongoing efforts between LAHSA and HUD Community Planning and Development (CPD) partners ensuring LAHSA’s proper role in the ongoing oversight and monitoring of CoC-funded programs.
- Support development, implementation, and maintenance of CoC policies and procedures that document optimal workflow processes.
- Support the strategic preparation and execution of the annual federal CoC Program consolidated application.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Demonstrated commitment to LAHSA’s core mission, values, and programs.
- Working knowledge of CoC and ESG Program requirements. Experience working with CoC-recipients, ESG entitlement communities, and/or ESG administrative entities preferred.
- Knowledge of the HEARTH and McKinney-Vento Acts and regulations governing the CoC and ESG Programs.
- Knowledge of systems and programs that impact people experiencing homelessness.
- Ability to manage projects, including the ability to set priorities and identify implementation strategies.
- Experienced in coordinating and leading meetings with a wide range of stakeholders.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with management and peers, and with public, state, and federal officials.
- Skilled with documenting, analyzing, and synthesizing information, including meeting notes, to track action items and generate reports.
- Excellent analytical skills with the ability to think creatively and strategically to solve complex problems.
- Ability to work collaboratively, independently, and proactively while balancing multiple priorities.
- Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Skilled in problem solving, consensus building, and relationship building.
- Contract and financial management skills.
- Highly proficient in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook).
Training & Experience
Proven professional experience and educational background.
Term: Full-time, Exempt, Temporary ending June 2023. A continuation of employment contingent upon funding availability.
- Effective November 1, 2021, LAHSA will require proof of vaccination for all employees. This requirement is in response to the public health emergency and is intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among LAHSA employees, our stakeholders and those we serve – it will remain in effect for the duration of the public health emergency.
- Employees may apply for an exemption if they cannot be vaccinated due to complicating medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs. If the exemption is approved, then the employees will be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing.
Appointments are typically made between the minimum and the midpoint of the range, depending on qualifications.
Applicants may make a reasonable accommodation request for this job by calling the Human Resources Department at (213) 683-3333; or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.