As the City of Oakland’s largest provider of low-income housing, the OaklandHousing Authority (OHA) strives to assure the availability of quality housingfor low-income persons and to further the expansion of affordable housingwithin Oakland. The City of Oakland is one of the nation’s most diverse andethnically integrated cities and truly represents an ideal community in whichto live and work. The position offers an extraordinary career opportunity tojoin one of the most creative and innovative housing authorities in the nation.
The Oakland Housing Authority is excited to announce an opportunity for theposition of:

$7002 – $8121/Monthly
(Appointment is generally made at one of the first three steps, depending onqualifications)
Under the general direction of the Director, plans, organizes and manages thedevelopment and delivery of social service programs to families and individualsenrolled in the Authority’s Public Housing and Section 8 programs. Socialservice programs include, but are not limited to, employment development, assetdevelopment, family self sufficiency, K-12 educational support, civic engagement,leadership development and life enrichment.


Communication, Leadership and Relationships
§ Interacts and communicateseffectively and professionally with residents, staff, Authority leadership,government officials, service providers and members of the community.
§ Ensures the highest level of customerservice to Authority residents, clients and the general public.
§ Provides leadership, supervision anddirection to staff responsible for the delivery of social service programs toAuthority residents.
§ Develops and maintains strategicpartnerships with governmental and community based service providers.
§ Communicates the on-going status ofbudgets and program performance to the Director and staff to ensure compliancewith contracts, regulatory requirements and Authority goals.
§ Acts in absence of the Director.

Compliance and Program Evaluation
§ Ensures compliance with contracts,Authority policies and procedures, regulations and all applicable laws.
§ Responds promptly to requests forinformation from regulatory agencies and others.
§ Oversees monitoring, tracking andobligation of funds related to contracts and grants.
§ Evaluates the effectiveness of theAuthority’s social service programs and makes appropriate recommendations forchanges as necessary.

§ Coordinates the day-to-day operationsof the Authority’s social service programs.
§ Responsible for the training,development, supervision and evaluation of staff, interns and volunteers.
§ Assists with the development andimplementation of department policies and procedures.
§ Responsible for managing andsupervising the department’s data collection systems.
§ Responsible for regular and periodicassessment of the social service needs of Authority residents.
§ Responsible for the development andimplementation of new programs and services to ensure that the Authority isproactively addressing social service needs and opportunities.
§ Provides support to resident driveninitiatives.
§ Evaluates potential fundingopportunities and assists in the preparation of grant proposals.
§ Assists in the development ofdepartment budgets.
§ Assists in the development of shortand long term department plans.
§ Collaborates with staff from otherdepartments on special projects and related work.

Performs special projects and other related work as required.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major insocial work, social welfare or a closely related field.

Three years of increasingly responsible management experience in the field ofsocial services with responsibility for the development and delivery of a fullrange of services to clients with low incomes.

Strong writing, public speaking, computer literacy and exceptional organizationand time management skills.

Must possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license and an insurabledriving record.

Must be willing and available to work evenings and weekends as required.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may beconsidered.


Knowledge of: Standard case management practices, whole-family servicedelivery, assessment strategies, program evaluation and effective referralprocedures; culturally competent program design and delivery, cohort and peersupport models; social service and public welfare agencies; local, state, andfederal laws, regulations and requirements affecting social services programs;grant-writing, contract development, and monitoring and preparation of budgets;thorough knowledge of HUD regulations pertaining to the administration of theFamily Self Sufficiency and Section 8 Home Ownership programs.

Ability to: Communicate effectively (oral, written and graphic) with diversepopulations, including low-income individuals, Agency staff and seniormanagement, community members, service providers, and public officials; developand maintain positive and results driven relationships; develop and implementthe delivery of social service programs; design assessment tools to evaluatethe social service opportunities and needs of individuals and communities;effectively train, supervise and evaluate staff, interns and volunteers; managecomplex projects and coordinate multiple tasks; understand and followapplicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures; effectively negotiateand administer contracts.

Bilingual Skills: Candidates with bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese,Mandarin and/or Vietnamese are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Please complete an Employment Application online at orby clicking hereto apply. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9,2011.

·        Compensation:$7,002 – $8,121/Monthly DOQ

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