Program Manager, CA Policy

Who we are:

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

  • Helping communities create more than 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 and diverse individuals, 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 committed to making a difference and who possess the confidence and drive to get the job done, CSH is now accepting applications for a Program Manager to work with our California State Policy Team.

Where you will work and travel:

This position can be based in any of CSH’s primary geographic areas in California with a strong preference for Sacramento. Based upon office location, travel may be infrequent (if based in Sacramento) or require ability to travel at least 50% of the month. The position requires the staff person to engage in frequent in-person meetings in the State Capitol.

Why we need you:

CSH is seeking an entrepreneurial, strategic, pragmatic, collaborative, inspired, and creative individual, who is able to establish connections between people, practice, and policy. You should have a passion for the CSH mission and the desire to advance our work. You should have project management skills, work well independently and in teams, and have the ability to incorporate the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color.

What you will do:
Working collaboratively, you will:

  • Advance California policies toward solving homelessness statewide. The staff person will educate legislators, the Governor’s staff, and staff of California’s state agencies, and will advocate for evidence-based and best practices in housing and serving vulnerable populations.
  • Compile research on best practices from other states and local jurisdictions, prepare and organize briefings with panels of experts, develop fact sheets and reports or briefs for legislators, educate legislators and Administration staff, engage on social media to generate support for our advocacy, track legislation, and educate legislative and administrative staff on shortcomings or advantages of legislation or administrative action.
  • Manage the state-wide CSH Advocacy Day, regular webinars and calls to share information and advocacy alerts with stakeholders, and develop a “speaker’s bureau” that includes partners and people with lived expertise of homelessness to educate lawmakers.
  • Act as project support and/or project manager on specific legislation, initiatives around specific populations, and specific written and media outreach materials.
  • Establish and maintain high quality relationships with varied stakeholders and have strong communication skills (including writing skills), facilitate, train and be an active listener, and represent CSH externally and internally in a professional manner.
  • Perform any other related duties or special projects locally or in collaboration with regional and national teams as assigned by the supervisor.

Additional work advanced by CSH’s Program Managers:

  • Collaborator: Ability to establish and maintain high quality relationships with varied stakeholders.
  • Communication: Strong communication skills, including basic business writing skills, ability to facilitate and train, be an active listener, with possible need to represent CSH externally and internally.
  • Strategic Vision: Helps inform strategy through interactions with team and CSH leaders.
  • Thought Leadership: Thought leadership is provided over assigned projects and day to day activities through entrepreneurial orientation and ability to advance work independently with moderate support. Brings problems and obstacles to supervisors and engages in identifying solutions. Coordinates with other teams doing similar work to share innovations and best practices.
  • Business Development: Contributes to business development as requested. Pursues continuous innovation. Manages smaller scale projects and brings opportunities to supervisor for further exploration. Limited budget, grant or contract management.
  • Systems Change: Support the team’s advancement of systems change with leadership over specific areas with supervisors coaching and support. Contribute to the planning and execution of near and long term strategy.
  • Political Acumen: Awareness of policy environment, able to work with multiple stakeholders and developing an ability to identify competing interest within portfolio.
  • Technical Assistance and Knowledge: Knowledge and ability to provide technical assistance over defined population areas and supportive housing models, services with coaching and some support needed to deliver TA on systems.
  • Financial Management: Responsible for managing work and time to project and team budgets.

How We Work:

  • 3+ years of experience working in the field of supportive housing, affordable housing, healthcare, community development and/or other sectors identified in job posting.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience may substitute for education.
  • Knowledge and experience in providing technical assistance/consulting services to diverse stakeholders including government, and experience and familiarity with permanent housing and services models for vulnerable populations including homeless.
  • Talent to take initiative to implement projects and pursue goals with moderate supervision.
  • Facility and comfort with technology including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process.
  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities is preferred;
  • Experience with colleagues and external audiences and partners in the areas of public policy, systems change, housing development/operations, and/or the delivery of supportive services additive but not required.

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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