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When you join the CDC, you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better your community. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:
- An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $650 and ongoing education/training opportunities
- Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
- Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
- County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
- Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
- May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
- Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
Become the CDC's Continuum of Care (CoC) Coordinator
Reporting to the Ending Homelessness Program Manager, the CoC Coordinator supervises and performs highly-specialized work related to the implementation and day-to-day administration of homelessness assistance, housing, community development, affordable housing, and other Commission programs. The ideal candidate will possess skill in coordinating the day-to-day administration of programs, and:
- Professional experience in homelessness assistance, affordable housing, and/or community development programs
- Expertise in identifying, analyzing, developing, and implementing multiple programs and projects
- Experience analyzing and summarizing funding or project proposals for consideration by various panels, committees, or formal decision-making entities
- A full understanding of the purpose and processing of documents related to community development programs at the federal, state, and local levels
- Proficiency in applying for and managing federal, state, and local assistance programs and grant funding
- Experience in community outreach and engagement, including facilitation of large public meetings
- A strong familiarity with the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
About the CoC Coordinator's role in Sonoma County CDC
The Commission is dedicated to creating homes, in thriving and inclusive neighborhoods, for all. While the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides funds to address the needs of homeless individuals and families, it is though the Commission's CoC system, Home Sonoma County, that locally-driven, comprehensive, and coordinated housing and services are delivered. It is the CoC Coordinator who works to ensure that financial and other resources are effectively used in a coordinated effort, to provide the full range of housing and service options needed to prevent/end homelessness and enable individuals experiencing homelessness to make the transition from homelessness to as high of a level of self-sufficiency as possible.
Responsibilities of the CoC Coordinator also include management of the annual CoC application process ($3.7 million in funding) and interfacing with HUD's electronic eSNAPS system; evaluating and certifying CoC projects to ensure each application is of a quality most likely to retain renewal funding and garner new funding; tracking HEARTH Act and related legislative and regulatory issues, and HUD communications, scoring, and requirements; and acting as a voice for Home Sonoma County's communications with County staff, partner agencies, HUD, and other homelessness program funders and advocates for the homeless. To learn more about the Commission's dedication to creating homes for all, please visit the Sonoma County Community Development Commissions' website.
This position is in the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, which is a separate entity from the County of Sonoma, and not within the Sonoma County Civil Service System. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list.
*Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU). The Civil Service title of this position is Community Development Associate.