Metro HomeShare Program Manager

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) launched Metro HomeShare (MHS) in 2017 to serve cost-burdened homeowners and those priced out of the rental market. The program facilitates rental agreements between Home Providers who have a spare bedroom in their homes to rent and Home Seekers who are looking to secure affordable housing through homesharing. For Home Providers, motivations include needing additional income to augment costs of increasing property taxes or cost of living. Additionally, they may have a social need for companionship, services with day-to-day tasks like handiwork, yardwork, petcare or transportation. For Home Seekers, our nation’s housing crises continues to push renters out of the market due to lack of affordability and/or lack of availability for low-income earners. Homesharing provides an affordable and rather immediate housing opportunity.

The program facilitates homeshare matches by recruiting clients, conducting screenings and building housing profiles that generate potential matches, and supports each match with case management for up to two years.

TO APPLY: Submit resume, letter of interest and a list of three references by 5 p.m. on December 14 by email to emo@emoregon.org, fax to (503) 223-7007, or mail to EMO, 0245 SW Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Lead and manage day-to-day operations of program office(s) and provide staff supervision. Provide oversight for client management and match sustainability. Continue to develop homesharing program model. Collaborate with EMO staff and community partners to expand community awareness and partnerships. 

ACCOUNTABILITY: To the mission and goals of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon as directed by the Board of Directors and President of EMO.

REPORTS TO: EMO Vice President.

DIRECT REPORTS: MHS Client Services Coordinator(s), MHS Program Assistant, interns and volunteers.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: The Program Manager has overall responsibility for the functioning of Metro HomeShare with specific major responsibility for the following:

  1. Supervise day-to-day client service, including working alongside oversight committee where needed.
  2. Supervise Metro HomeShare Program Assistant, Client Services Coordinator, mediation teams, contractual personnel and volunteers.
  3. Meet contractual obligations of all funding sources for Metro HomeShare.
  4. Develop and implement a plan for community outreach aimed at expanding both the numbers of clients and the sectors of the community served, with special emphasis on outreach into low income communities and communities of color.
  5. Maintain relationships with key community partners, such as Fair Housing Council of Oregon, local housing advocates, key homeowner programs, etc.
  6. Maintain Metro HomeShare client database.
  7. Provide reports to EMO Central Office, grantors and other agencies.
  8. Oversee maintenance of offices, office equipment and supplies.
  9. Work with EMO development staff to develop and administer contributions, grants and contracts.
  10. Work with EMO financial staff to develop and oversee budget operations.
  11. Work with the Metro HomeShare advisory committee to evaluate and expand the program and to develop outreach/marketing.
  12. Work with other programs, agencies and community leaders to develop alternative housing opportunities, with special emphasis on the needs of low-income individuals and older adults.
  13. Work with EMO staff in offering technical assistance to statewide faith-based housing efforts.
  14. Participate in the functions of EMO program and project management staff.
  15. Become an active member of the community, building a reputation as a team player among other nonprofits, government entities, the faith community and businesses.
  16. Other duties as assigned and/or become necessary.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Ability to work within the mission, vision and ethics of EMO, and maintain an understanding of the services provided by the programs and projects of EMO.
  2. Experience and demonstrated ability to work in a respectful manner with people of diverse ethnicity, socio-economic circumstances, religion, culture and sexual orientation.
  1. College degree required. Degree in social work or two years of experience in social work is a plus.
  2. Preferred experience working with affordable housing programs. Demonstrated knowledge of Landlord-Tenant and Fair Housing laws.
  3. Experience in public speaking, outreach and
  4. Excellent oral and interpersonal skills with the ability to listen to and affirm people from a wide variety of backgrounds and circumstances; especially to treat all individuals with respect and dignity.
  5. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement both short and long range plans.
  6. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple, simultaneous tasks.
  7. Significant competence in the use of computer applications including Miscrosoft Outlook and Office Suite.
  8. Demonstrated ability to supervise multiple employees, manage multiple projects and meet necessary deadlines.
  9. Excellent writing skills.
  10. Demonstrated ability to work independently while maintaining a close relationship with supervisors and with the broader organization.
  11. Must possess valid driver’s license and evidence of insurability.
  12. Must be able to occasionally lift items of approximately 25 lbs.
  13. High tolerance for ambiguity and change.

SALARY: $47,500 per year.

BENEFITS: All regular employees (does not include on-call or temporary) are eligible for vacation, holidays, sick leave, employee assistance program and employee trainings. Employees in exempt positions that are at least 0.50 FTE or non-exempt positions that are 20 hours per week or more also receive medical, dental, disability and life insurance, per eligibility requirements.

LOCATION: Main program office is in East Portland, but regular travel through Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties is required.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, considers individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. People of color, women, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. All employment requirements mandated by state and federal regulations will be observed.