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Director, Flexible Housing Pool

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Director, Flexible Housing Pool
Chicago,  IL 60606
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The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions. We envision a world in which people living with HIV or chronic conditions will thrive, and there will be no new HIV cases. Our work focuses on advancing health equity, preventing new cases of HIV, serving as a collaboration and knowledge center, being a bold voice for change and strengthening our organizational excellence.                         

We are seeking for an individual to serve as our Director of Flexible Housing Pool. The Director, Flexible Housing Pool (FHP) is responsible for the leadership, operations, finances and collaboration of the FHP. The FHP is a cross-sector investment and innovative program delivery strategy to increase housing resources in Chicago and Cook County for populations at the intersection of homelessness and other complex service needs. The Director is responsible for relationships with key stakeholders in the health care, public and social services sectors, including investors in the FHP and subcontractors of the Center for Housing and Health (CHH). The Director will oversee budgets and contract deliverables for the FHP as well as create a successful expansion strategy for the project. The Director will be part of CHH’s leadership team and will regularly represent the agency in public forums. The Center for Housing and Health is a supporting organization of the AIDS Foundation Chicago.  

Principal functions and responsibilities of this position include the following:

Program Coordination: Outreach and Rapid Rehousing

  • Participate in the research and planning of new projects;
  • Hire, train, mentor, and supervise assigned staff; assist in the recruitment and selection of team staff; create scheduling and job assignments; manage performance and, complete and communicate performance evaluations; recommend salary, disciplinary, and other personnel actions in accordance with personnel policies and procedures;
  • Provide program oversight of the Flexible Housing Pool (FHP), including all aspects of operations, rate of housing, time to housing and data quality;
  • Provide oversight of budgets, grants, and expenses for FHP;
  • Ensure contract compliance and that proposed program scopes of work are met;
  • Review and correct data to ensure accuracy for reports delivered to public and private funders.


  • Manage relationships with Flexible Housing Pool leadership organizations and subcontracted partners;
  • Provide leadership and support for FHP workgroups;
  • Monitor the execution of evaluations and research studies.

External Affairs

  • Employ marketing strategies to encourage further participation in the Flexible Housing Pool from health care and other crisis systems of care;
  • Nurture relationships with hospital systems and Managed Care Organizations (MCO);
  • Present on the Flexible Housing Pool at National and Local conferences;
  • Maintain strong connections with funders of CHH projects;
  • Lead or participate in committees of the Chicago Continuum of Care and other related systems of care;
  • Communicate with contacts at state and county agencies that support the implementation of the FHP.


  • Assist with agency-wide activities as directed, including Annual Meeting, AIDS Run & Walk, and others;
  • Maintain and update job knowledge by participating in training and educational opportunities, reading professional publications, and participating in professional organizations;
  • Protect organization's value and manage risk by keeping information confidential;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Human Services field and 3 or more years experience in Homelessness and/or Health Care sectors

PLUS 2 or more years supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Human Services field

5 or more years experience in Homelessness and/or Healthcare area

3 or more years supervisory experience

Established networks and contacts in the field

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills, coupled with presentation skills.

Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects, establish workload priorities, and meet deadlines. 

Solid interpersonal skills along with the ability and willingness to respect and value the differences and perceptions of different groups/individuals. 

Knowledge of the causes of homelessness, who it affects, and the factors (e.g., racial inequities, Socio Economic Status) that can contribute to an individual being homeless.

Strong Coaching and Developing skills including the ability to train, coach, and develop employees.              

Please reference position code CHH DFHP 500

Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at AIDS Foundation Chicago are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service and/or marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.


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