Executive Director of Housing Initiatives

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NYC Administration for Children's Services
New York, NY
Published 10 days ago

Executive Director of Housing Initiatives


About our Agency

The Administration for Children’s Services protects and promotes the safety and well-being of New York City’s children and families by providing child welfare, juvenile justice, and early care services. Our Children, young people, and families are our priority and we service them with respect, cultural competence, accountability and transparency. Promoting a culture of respect, professionalism and staff development, ACS is committed to supporting all aspects of our agency’s workforce.


Job Description

Business Title: Executive Director of Housing Initiatives  


Division/Work Unit: Office Of Central SVCS (FPS)

Proposed Salary Range: $100,000.00 - $127,481.00 (Annual)

The Division of Family Permanency Services (FPS) seeks to hire an Executive Director of Housing

Initiatives to work under the direction of the Associate Commissioner for Education and Employment


Initiatives, the Executive Director of Housing Initiatives will be responsible for the following:

·     Oversee day-to-day operations of the Housing Unit. This includes designing, implementing and overseeing systems that connect eligible clients to an expanding array of housing set-aside programs, ensure full utilization of housing slots, and link clients to community-based supports as they transition to permanent housing.

·     Partner with the Department of Homeless Services, NYC Health and Hospitals, the Department of Youth and Community Development, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the NYC Housing Authority, and other city agencies to identify common clients and build strong collaborations.

·     Develop, manage, and launch one-time and ongoing housing initiatives, often involving tight deadlines and multiple constituencies.

·     Develop strategic partnerships with government agencies, housing developers and nonprofit organizations to expand housing opportunities, benefits and supports for ACS-involved populations.

·     Develop and integrate data tracking and reporting systems.

·     Mentor and support Housing Unit staff. Facilitate strong collaboration and information-sharing across the teams that comprise the Housing Unit.

·     Serve as an ACS leader, strategist, problem-solver, and key point on housing issues. Liaise with other ACS divisions to help insure that housing needs of ACS youth and families are met.

·     Represent FPS and ACS at high-level meetings, events, and conferences.


Experience, Skills & Education

 Minimum Qualification Requirements  

§ A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of full-time, satisfactory professional social services or related experience in organizations dealing directly with children and/or adolescents; such as (but not limited to) child welfare agencies, Day-Care, educational institutions, mental health groups, pediatrics, juvenile justice. At least eighteen months of the required experience must be in a supervisor, administrative, managerial or executive capacity.

§ Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" above. However, all candidates must have at least eighteen months of experience in a supervisory, administrative, managerial, or executive capacity. A Master's degree in Social Work may be substituted for one year of the required general experience.


How to Apply:

Please go online and apply at

Search for JOB ID# 481830


City Employees: Apply through the Employee Self Service portal (ESS) at Search for JOB ID# 481830


Salary range for this position is: $100,000.00 - $127,481.00 (Annual)


NOTE: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.


Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Executive Director of Housing Initiatives


About our Agency

The Administration for Children’s Services protects and promotes the safety and well-being of New York City’s children and families by providing child welfare, juvenile…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule


New York, NY, USA

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