The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate is a humble, passionate, and innovative leader who is experienced in creating solutions to the challenges of homelessness. Excellent interpersonal skills are required to collaborate with other County departments, create and foster business relationships, and build support from potential partners and key stakeholders. The successful candidate will have effective written and verbal communication skills, a positive presence, and have sensitive political awareness, to provide clear and concise staff reports, articulate ideas, and talk at the policy level with County leadership to develop new programs, and lead initiatives which will result in a reduction in the incidence and duration of homelessness among community members, and an increase in homeless prevention strategies.
The selected candidate will be well versed and current on homeless demographics, federal and state priorities, grant and other funding sources including administration and timelines, and best practices in homeless service and housing delivery; and able to analyze the strengths and gaps in the regional housing market, government programs, the local homeless service and housing delivery system. The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of the issues of why people become homeless and barriers to exiting homelessness, homeless prevention, and rapid rehousing. This expertise, and how these issues interact with each other, should also spur insights on areas needing change and new approaches to addressing homelessness in the San Bernardino County region. This position requires someone who is open and approachable, honest, and who has high integrity. He/she will have strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, remain calm in highly contentious situations, and be professional and personable.
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