Shelter Solutions Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




PO Box 1696
United States


 The Landing Place, a program of the Knox County Homeless Coalition, is launching a creative new initiative to provide a range of housing options for youth ages 12 to 20 in Mid Coast Maine. We’re seeking a full-time Shelter Solutions Coordinator to work with an experienced team to design, implement, and oversee a Host Home Program, focused primarily on younger youth (ages 12-17), and an Independent Living Program, focused primarily on older youth (ages 17-20). The Shelter Solutions Coordinator will be actively involved in the day-to-day activities of both shelter programs and will work closely with staff from The Landing Place and Knox County Homeless Coalition to establish and fulfill program goals, develop community relations, supervise personnel, and oversee the recruitment, training, and ongoing support for the youth, families, and community stakeholders involved. This is a leadership position that involves detail-oriented, supervisory, management, and administrative tasks as well as hands-on, community-based responsibilities. This position also requires a passion for working with youth, the ability to calmly and effectively manage challenging scenarios, and familiarity with positive youth development, non-violent communication, crisis intervention, and de-escalation strategies.

About The Landing Place

The Landing Place is a comprehensive youth program of Knox County Homeless Coalition that provides a highly relational, low-barrier safe haven for under-served, marginalized, and high risk youth living in the MidCoast region of Maine. Using compassionate, strength-based, and trauma-informed practices, The Landing Place aims to address issues, such as: unstable housing, food insecurity, transportation, family discord, substance use, lack of connection and support, and other barriers that make it difficult for many youth to realize personal aspirations. In addition to being a welcoming, non-judgmental, solution-oriented center for community collaboration and youth empowerment, The Landing Place also offers active outreach, advocacy, and case management services; workshops and trainings; opportunities to volunteer and mentor, and a drop-in center that includes free access to various on-site and off-site activities, snacks and warm suppers, shower and laundry facilities, and basic supplies.  (For more information please go to


➢   Work Experience

●      Experience working with high-risk youth and at least one year of staff supervision

●      Basic counseling, case management and conflict resolution skills

●      Knowledge of community resources and the human service system

●      Familiarity with family mediation and group facilitation

●      Experience supporting individuals with mental health diagnoses and/or a history of trauma and abuse

●      Residential experience preferred

➢   Educational Background

●      Bachelor’s Degree required in a human-services related field or Bachelor’s Degree in a non-human services-related field and 2 years’ human services experience required

➢   Qualifications

●      Excellent communication and organizational skills with an attention to detail 

●      Excellent interpersonal skills, team-oriented, collaborative-minded, and naturally inclined to work well with others

●      Excellent judgment with the ability to effectively navigate complex, multi-layered work environments

●      Strong presentation and facilitation skills with the ability to develop collaborative relationships with partnering agencies and referral sources 

●      Strong verbal and written skills: literacy and general knowledge on at least a college graduate level 

●      Ability to process and analyze information, think critically, and problem-solve efficiently and effectively 

●      Self-motivated and capable of completing tasks, projects, and assignments independently 

●      Valid driver’s license and safe driving record

●      Extensive travel required throughout the MidCoast region of Maine

●      Flexibility to embrace an on-call schedule, as needed

●      Important personal qualities include being honest, kind, respectful, resilient, solution-oriented, innovative and capable of maintaining a sense of optimism and humor


➢   Compensation: Quality salary and paid vacation time

➢   Insurance: Medical, dental and vision insurance plans available

➢   Work Environment: Opportunity to work in an upbeat and rewarding environment with an experienced team of caring, dedicated, and collaborative-minded professionals

➢   Personal Gratification: Chance to positively impact the community and make a profound difference in the lives of high risk youth.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

➢   Background checks required for final candidates. Knox County Homeless Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to team development and a supportive, respectful culture. Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to: with “Shelter Solutions Coordinator” in subject line. Applications will be accepted no later than September 21, 2018.