YWCA Madison

Housing First Program Manager

YWCA Madison is seeking candidates for a Housing First Programs Manager for our Housing First programs based out of our downtown location: 101 E. Mifflin St.

The YWCA Housing Programs Manager is responsible for the management and supervision of YWCA housing and housing-related programs. This position works to prevent additional episodes of homelessness by providing homeless families with affordable subsidized housing. In addition, the Housing Programs Manager trains, develops and supervises staff who support Housing First programs at the YWCA Madison. The Housing Programs Manager ensures that programs provide culturally inclusive, trauma informed services which incorporate best practice techniques.

This is a salaried, 100% FTE position. The salary range is $45,000 to $47,500. Excellent benefits package with generous paid time off. Generally, this position will require regular business hours.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Master’s Degree in social work, human services, counseling or a related field and 3 years related experience OR BS/BA in a related field and 5 years of related experience. 3 years’ supervisory and management experience.
  • 5 years’ experience with affordable housing programs and homeless shelter programs, including knowledge of landlord/tenant law.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of mental health, substance abuse, and trauma issues.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency with diverse populations.
  • Familiarity with crisis counseling techniques.
  • Broad knowledge of community resources.
  • Grant-writing skills
  • Record-keeping skills.
Candidates should support the mission of the YWCA: elimination of racism and empowerment of women; demonstrate multi-cultural competency and the ability to work with diverse populations. People of color and individuals bilingual/bi-cultural in English/Spanish are encouraged to apply. Must pass a caregivers background check.

Preference will be given to applications received on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Applications accepted until position filled. No calls please, except to confirm receipt of application materials. AA/EOE

Job Description and Benefits

Application Process

  1. Complete an employment application.
  2. Complete a supplemental questionnaire.
  3. Submit a cover letter addressing your commitment to the YWCA mission and each of responsibilities, qualifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities described in the position description.
  4. Submit a résumé.
  5. Only complete applications will be considered.
  6. Return all materials by mail to: YWCA Madison, Attn: Human Resources, 101 E. Mifflin Street, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53703 OR by fax to 608.257-1439.