Community Solutions is seeking an experienced, self-motivated and organized individual to join the energetic, collaborative Built for Zero Team as an Improvement Advisor (IA). This position will be responsible for supporting Built for Zero communities in ending youth homelessness and will assist with the design and delivery of strategies focused on improving local progress toward this end.
The Built for Zero team draws on a set of core competencies to support communities in their journey towards ending youth homelessness. The ideal candidate will be very comfortable with two of these competencies in particular: facilitation of teams to achieve goals and Quality Improvement (QI) as a problem-solving and measurement methodology. Special consideration will be given to candidates that have taught the principles of QI and facilitated teams through improvement projects. The ideal candidate will also be familiar with the work of Built for Zero, and have content knowledge related to housing and homelessness from the youth sector. Knowledge of Continuum of Care governance and funding structures is also encouraged.
ABOUT COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS:
Community Solutions is the team behind the 100,000 Homes Campaign and the ongoing Built for Zero initiative. The White House, the United Nations and the World Economic Forum have each recognized our fun, user-driven approach to helping communities end homelessness. This position is tied to the Built for Zero initiative, an international network of communities and partners working through a variety of projects to achieve functional zero and effectively end homelessness. Built for Zero communities have already achieved 10 functional zero proof points for their local veteran and/or chronic populations, providing the evidence that doing so is possible and a tipping point such that communities worldwide are now working towards this end.
Community Solutions seeks leaders at every level: extraordinary, mission oriented people not satisfied with the status quo. We are a team of values driven problem solvers motivated by results. We eagerly seek and support diverse applicants. We provide generous benefits and opportunities for inspiring and transformational professional growth. We pride ourselves in developing an inclusive workplace culture that encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work every day.
SUCCESS FOR THIS POSITION
From 2019-2021, the IA will establish a network of Built for Zero and other communities working on ending youth homelessness and establish the tools, training systems and change packages needed to enable any community to end youth homelessness. This position will be successful if it lays the groundwork for Built for Zero communities to adopt a focus on ending youth homelessness as a next step following ending chronic and veteran homelessness.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The salary for this position is $80,000.
Frequent travel should be anticipated in the first year of this position. Longer-term, at least 5 to 7 days of travel will be required every 3 months to attend semi-annual team planning meetings, community site visits, and other on-site trainings or convenings. Most travel is to major cities around the US, including currentBuilt for Zero communities.
Preference for candidates in New York City, Los Angeles, Denver, Atlanta or Phoenix. The Built for Zero team has office space in New York City, Atlanta and Los Angeles, but the position provides for the flexibility to work from a Built for Zero community without the standard support available at an office if such an arrangement meets the needs of Community Solutions.