- Job posted by Community Access
Community Access, Inc. (CA), founded in 1974, is a progressive not-for-profit organization that expands opportunities for people living with mental health concerns to recover from trauma and discrimination through affordable housing, training, advocacy and healing-focused services. We are built upon the simple truth that people are experts in their own lives. Our programs are spread across 20 locations and include over 1000 units of supportive housing in three boroughs, the Howie The Harp Advocacy Center, ThriveAtWork, Blueprint Supported Education, East Village Access—a PROS program, and a peer-driven Crisis Respite Center.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of
to work in our housing division.
The Program Director opening is for our new building located in the Bronx, which will host our first Urban Farm. Salary is dependent on experience, starting at $72K, plus an excellent benefits package.
The Program Director oversees all aspects of the supportive housing program, including staff development, program leadership, service provision, contract management, and facility management. The Program Director ensures that services are provided within the scope of the agency’s mission and values, and are consistent with the needs and desires of individual participants. Additional tasks include ensuring that the program meets funder and agency standards for program census, staff recruitment, staff supervision, record keeping, establishing and maintaining an environment for tenants and staff that is consistent with agency values, collaborating with other departments and programs, and developing and maintaining relationships with community members and organizations.
Urban Farm Component: The Program Director will collaborate with the Community Food Coordinator and Urban Farm Associate to oversee programming at the urban farm, which will leverage the expertise and lived experience of the tenants, using skill-sharing and knowledge transfer as ways to advance food justice. Our Urban Agriculture initiative aims to promote physical health and reduce isolation by creating opportunities for tenants to grow, harvest, and prepare nutrient-rich and culturally appropriate foods where they live, thus increasing access to quality, culturally relevant, and affordable foods, as well as reducing food insecurity.
Have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access, with particular expertise in harm reduction and recovery oriented services;- Ability to train and support staff; Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred; Minimum of three years working in supportive housing with people who have a history of homelessness, substance use, psychiatric diagnosis; Minimum of two years supervisory experience; Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to work as part of a team, and skill in articulating program goals; Capacity to monitor details of program operation; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Strong time management and organizational skills; Be creative and flexible; Show initiative and be responsible for follow through; Ability to maintain confidential information, as related to position; Be skilled in conflict mediation/negotiation; Ability to utilize various computer programs, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel; Must be fingerprinted and cleared through CA’s background clearance process; Bilingual Spanish-speaking, preferred. Ability to speak other relevant languages, dependent upon specific needs of residents.
Interested candidates should apply on www.communityaccess.org/jobs
Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.
CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs,
and at all levels of management.
Minimum Education Required