Memphis Strong Families Initaive – Project Director – Job Posting – DL May 22

Community Alliance for the Homeless

Memphis, TN 38103-2269

44 N 2ND ST, Suite 302

Job Title: MSFI Project Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Directly Supervises: None

Status: Full Time (position limited to grant agreement expiring 09/30/2017)

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Salary Range: $38,000 – $40,000

Job Summary: The Memphis Strong Families Initiative (MSFI) Project Director is responsible for monitoring systems level processes and outcomes of the MSFI. The Project Director provides day-to-day project management, support, community engagement, collaboration coordination, resource development and coordination for the Memphis Strong Families Initiative.

Essential Functions:

• Project management, coordination and accountability

• Oversees and evaluates the effectiveness of the program delivery provided by the MSFI sub


• Grant management including monitoring visits with sub grantees; monitoring program files, tenant charts, and tenant satisfaction.

• Fiscal management including the development and execution of sub grants, reviews reimbursement requests, and approves requests prior to submission to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

• Develops, writes, edits and/or contributes to reports to funders

• Liaison to the local evaluator and the federal partners including the Resource Center, Urban Institute, and the Children’s Bureau

• Provide technical assistance and training to improve program outcomes

• Convenes and participates in collaborative efforts with providers

• Increase community linkages, develops and coordinates resources to address needs of MSFI’s program participants

• Convenes and staffs Management Team Meetings

• Attends Executive Team and Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) Meetings

• Conducts on-going review and analysis of literature on family homelessness and other special needs populations

• Maintains expert knowledge of evidenced based models implemented in the demonstration project

• Attends recommended training and conferences to ensure development of knowledge base

• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Passion for combating homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental illness

• Enthusiastic self-motivation, the ability to motivate others, and little need for supervision

• Ability to maintain positive approach with community partners

• Excellent oral and written communication skills including excellent customer services in person and on the phone.

• Professional demeanor and maturity

• Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Use

Core Behavioral Competencies

• Attention to Detail—Excellent attention to detail and strong follow-through skills for completing projects and accomplishing goals. Able to follow detailed processes and procedures and to ensure accuracy in documentation and data. Organizes and maintains a system of records.

• Commitment to Task—Able to take responsibility for actions and outcomes and to persist in spite of obstacles. Demonstrates dependability in difficult circumstances and shows a sense of urgency about getting results. Able to handle and prioritize multiple complex tasks within a deadline and with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

• Coping—Able to maintain a solution-oriented approach while dealing with interruptions and interpersonal conflict.

• Service Focus—Able to demonstrate a high level of service delivery. Able to work with diverse groups of people and to deal effectively and proactively with service failures. Effectively prioritizes stakeholder and public needs.

• Flexibility—Able to perform a wide range of tasks and change focus quickly as demands change. Manage transitions effectively from task to task. Effectively adapts to varying stakeholder and public needs.

• Quality—Able to maintain high standards despite pressing deadlines. Reinforces excellence as fundamental priority.

• Team Work—Able to share due credit with coworkers. Displays enthusiasm and promotes a friendly group working environment. Works closely with other groups as necessary. Supports group decisions and solicits opinions from coworkers.

Qualifications – Educations and/or Experience

• Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field of human services or and 3 years of experience with vulnerable populations; or Four year degree and 5 years of experience with vulnerable populations. Other combinations of education and work experience considered.

• Demonstrated research ability in identifying, locating and accessing primary and secondary local, statewide, regional and national statistics, studies and other research publications on homelessness and related issues and in analyzing/interpreting data/statistics/information resulting from that research.

• Grant administration experience including familiarity with reading and interpreting Federal regulations and guidelines

• Must possess a valid driver’s license and show proof of liability insurance coverage as required by the laws of the State of Tennessee.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to

Application closes at 5 pm on May 22, 2015.

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