Continuum of Care Program Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $43,000
Maximum: $50,000
Details: A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications.




4415 Harrison Street
United States


About the Position

The Alliance to End Homelessness is seeking a full-time Continuum of Care Program Coordinator to help plan and coordinate efforts to end homelessness in suburban Cook County. This position will lead and support efforts to end chronic, veteran, and youth homelessness; improve coordination between systems; assist with monitoring and technical support to service providers; research best practices and resources to end homelessness; and serve as project manager for key strategies within our community plan to end homelessness.

About the Alliance

The Alliance is a passionate, hard-working team dedicated to making homelessness in suburban Cook County rare, brief, and a one-time occurrence. Our role is to lead the Cook County Continuum of Care in realizing this vision by:

  • Creating and implementing a community-wide plan to prevent and end homelessness.
  • Strategic use and equitable distribution of federal funding and leveraging new resources to end homelessness across the region.
  • Measuring results, monitoring performance, and tracking progress toward our goals.


  • Leads Built for Zero, our community's effort to end chronic and veteran homelessness.
  • Leads and supports efforts to improve coordination with other systems that interact with people who are homeless (i.e. justice, healthcare, and employment).
  • Provides oversight and support to implement our community's coordinated entry system.
  • Works with the CoC Program Director to provide monitoring and technical assistance to housing and service providers.
  • Identifies and helps our community leverage new and existing funding sources to end homelessness (i.e. state, local, and federal resources).
  • Serves as the staff and project manager for communities and working groups (i.e. setting the agenda, developing work plans, and implementing key strategies of the committees' work plans).
  • Researches new and innovative ways communities are addressing homelessness and communicates that to key stakeholders.
  • Supports efforts to design and implement new initiatives and partnerships, such as piloting shelter diversion, crafting rapid re-housing standards, and supporting school district liaisons.
  • Provides analysis of community homeless issues for committee, board and staff; tracks policies and programs at the state and federal level; participates in local and statewide advocacy campaigns.
  • Works with a team to support an annual funding competition for $12 million in federal supportive housing grants, organizing and tabulating responses from applicants, and contributing to goals and accomplishment narratives.
  • Assists in grant research and writing, as well as other resource development activities as needed.
  • Supports efforts to engage people with lived experience in efforts to end homelessness in our community.
  • Represents the Alliance at community meetings, events and conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience required; Master's degree and/or 3-5 years of experience in a related position preferred.
  • Excellent verbal, analytic, and written communication skills; ability to convey information in a clear and concise manner for a variety of audiences.
  • Desirable issue expertise includes some combination of homelessness, human services, public policy, community development, affordable housing, and the nonprofit sector.
  • Enthusiasm for mission-driven organizing with a good understanding of systems-level work.
  • Basic budget management, program compliance, and grant reporting skills. Intermediate project management skills.
  • Must a a self-directed, highly organized person who can effectively prioritize and follow through on multiple projects, with ability to develop and execute plans and timelines, who takes pride in producing quality work and is willing to learn new things.
  • Interpersonal skills and flexibility within a small office.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and use of an insured car for moderate local travel within county.


Benefits offered include: Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Flex Spending Account

Level of Language Proficiency

English must be spoken.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, email your resume and cover letter describing your interest in and relevant skills for the position to with "CoC Program Coordinator" in the subject line.

Please address your cover letter to:

Kurt Runge, Continuum Program Director

Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County

4415 Harrison St., Suite 228

Hillside, IL 60162

We seek a diverse field of applicants. While we have a set of qualification listed, if you have other experience that you think is related, please apply.

Position is open until filled. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis: to ensure consideration, please reply by September 28, 2018. We will contact only those individuals whom we feel are most qualified for the position.