Director, Michigan Team

Who we are:
For over 30 years, CSH has changed the lives of people who have been marginalized and are our most vulnerable neighbors by:

  • Helping communities create over 335,000 homes for individuals and families;
  • ​Providing technical assistance and support to communities across the country including over $1B in capital; and
  • Ensuring access to the services and supports that people and communities need to thrive.

CSH has proven supportive housing can change the lives of individuals, families, and communities. We have created a team of nationally recognized experts who are dedicated to our organization and its goals. We attract talented and diverse individuals, offer competitive salaries and benefits, generous leave and paid time off, and fully embrace the philosophy that work-life balance is achievable. With the goal of attracting exceptional candidates committed to making a difference and who aspire to get the job done, CSH is now accepting applications for a Director of the CSH Michigan team to support our efforts in the state. 

Why we need you:
CSH is seeking a results-oriented individual committed to racial equity and advancing anti-racism practices to support efforts to expand housing and service solutions for highly impacted populations, increase cross-sector involvement, and create quality supportive housing. All CSH staff are working virtually until our offices open post-pandemic.  Candidates for this position must be located in or willing to relocate to Michigan.

Guided by our strategic plan, the Michigan Director will provide leadership, management and oversight of our team and work in the geography. Your work will incorporate three key drivers: 1) racial equity, 2) thrive, and 3) data; and six priority populations as our work is advanced throughout the state. Your portfolio will also include securing grants and contracts to fund CSH’s local activities, deepening and developing stakeholder partnerships to create streamlined production and financing systems to develop supportive housing; and leading systems change efforts to develop housing and service delivery strategies that are effective and financially sound. The Director may also have some program responsibility to provide project-specific assistance, training, and capacity-building to public and private-sector partners. The Michigan program is part of CSH’s Central Region and reports to the Central Region Managing Director.

What you will do:

  • Provide strategic vision and thought leadership to identify, create, broaden, and engage in opportunities to create multi-sector leadership and investment across the geographies.
  • Provide day-to-day leadership and supervision of staff including project deployment and reviews.
  • Employ CSH systems and your own keen organization to track projects and monitor the overall performance and productivity of the office.
  • Leverage and partner with CSH’s national program units in pursuit of state and local outcomes.
  • Prepare and monitor project, philanthropic, contract and annual budgets.
  • Craft and implement work plans that cascade and advance CSH’s broader regional and national goals.
  • Cultivate, develop, and deepen effective and collaborative working relationships with key leaders of state, city, county, philanthropic and community-based groups engaged in funding and advocating for supportive housing.
  • Provide technical assistance, training and knowledge sharing for supportive housing developers, service providers and policy makers.
  • Oversee initiatives in the geography to create and sustain quality supportive housing and ensure the delivery of CSH’s products and services on time and within budget.
  • Represent CSH’s team program internally and externally.
  • 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.
  • Oversee a local pipeline of supportive housing units utilizing project-based, set-aside and scattered-site development approaches using strategies that include development, vouchers, service overlay and other creative methods of advancing a robust and high quality pipeline.
  • Proactively seek out opportunities for CSH’s work to be funded through philanthropy, government or other contracts.
  • Collaborate with our internal teams to develop proposals, scopes of work and budgets in pursuit of revenue to support the program.

How we work:

CSH staff are adaptable, entrepreneurial, creative, flexible problem solvers with a commitment to racial equity. You should have a 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 housing and service models for vulnerable populations and/or systems level work related fields including health, behavioral 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 Michigan.
  • 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 Michigan.
  • 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 Michigan and to other parts of the region and country as needed is required. Regional and national travel are likely to be 3 or more trips per year.
  • Strong Microsoft Office application skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.


CSH offers generous benefits, opportunities for professional growth, and competitive salaries based on geographic location. Our Detroit, MI Director range is $95,000 – $130,000 depending on your experience in similar roles and your expertise related to the qualifications. It is customary for candidates to join CSH at the lower third of the range and it is very rare for starting salaries to fall above the mid-point. We negotiate actual salaries with final candidates and offer this guidance in support of our commitment to transparency.

To Apply:

Candidates should apply through the link. 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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