Associate Director, Northern CA

Who we are:

For over 25 years CSH has been a game-changer for the most vulnerable people in our country

  • Helping communities create 325,000 homes for individuals and families who did not have one;
  • Bringing hope to thousands who thought they would live on the streets or reside in institutions; and
  • Ensuring not only a stable home for each, but access to the services that brought healthcare, recovery and training to their doorsteps.

Not only has CSH proven supportive housing works and changes the lives of individuals, families and communities, we have done so while creating a family of nationally recognized experts who stay committed to our organization and mission throughout their careers. We attract talented professionals, offer competitive salaries with benefits, generous family leave and PTO, and fully embrace the philosophy that a sustainable work-life balance is desirable and achievable. With the aim of attracting good people who possess the confidence and drive to get the job done, CSH is now accepting applications for an Associate Director to lead our efforts in Northern California.


Why we need you:

CSH is seeking an enthusiastic, entrepreneurial and results-oriented individual for this position. Reporting to the Director of the Northwest Region (which includes Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii), the Associate Director will support the Director in conducting and overseeing the operations of CSH’s work in Northern California, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, in addition to functioning as a content area expert.


What you will do:

  • Using the Strategic Plan as a guide, provide strategic vision and thought leadership to identify, create and engage in opportunities to create multi-sector leadership and investment in Northern California.
  • In coordination with other staff at CSH, develop effective working relationships with key leaders of state, city, county, philanthropic and community-based groups that are engaged in funding and advocating for supportive housing.
  • Ensure the delivery of CSH’s products and services on time and within budget.
  • Provide technical assistance, training and knowledge sharing for supportive housing developers, service providers and policy makers.
  • Oversee initiatives in the Bay Area to create and sustain quality supportive housing.
  • Engage new systems in learning about and investing in supportive housing.
  • Coordinate training and knowledge exchange activities and improve provider access to technical assistance and peer learning.
  • Develop and maintain contact and communication with proponents of supportive housing statewide and throughout the region. Cultivate and maintain relationships with CSH customers such as project sponsors, developers and service providers, state and local government, advocates and provider associations.
  • Represent CSH in Northern California at various external community events, such as workgroups, advisory committees and strategy sessions.
  • Assist with efforts to protect and expand public and private investment in supportive housing and to engage mainstream systems of care in collaborative design and funding of integrated housing and service programs.


How we work:

Passion for the CSH mission and possession of the leadership and management skills necessary to advance and realize CSH’s vision and further enhance the organization’s reputation in the communities we serve. Specifically, we are seeking:

  • 7+ years of professional experience, preferably in supportive housing and/or systems level work related fields including health, aging, justice, families and youth, social services, housing, policy analysis and policy reform.
  • Demonstrated leadership, management skills and the high-level decision-making necessary to advance and realize CSH’s vision and further advance the organization’s reputation in the Bay Area.
  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process.
  • Adept at working with executive levels of government.
  • General understanding of supportive housing capital, operating and service financing and funding programs at the state and local level in California.
  • Familiarity with permanent housing and services models for vulnerable populations such as: chronically homeless; veterans; justice involved populations, families, harm reduction, housing first, high-need behavioral health, aging, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, presentation and written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically and socially diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated skills at building high quality teams and project management, including setting performance expectations and managing multiple internal and external priorities.
  • Talent to take initiative to implement projects and pursue goals with moderate supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide training and technical assistance as well as plan, organize and administer programs and large group trainings.
  • Travel throughout the Bay Area and to other parts of the region and country as needed is required. Regional and national travel are likely to be 5 or more trips per year.
  • Strong Microsoft Office application skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.


Interested in joining our team as a leader in the national supportive housing movement?

To Apply:

Candidates should apply by clicking on the link below. All candidates should attach their Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Expectations as one Microsoft Word or PDF document.

CSH is proud that it has been and always will be an Equal Opportunity Employer


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