A Way Home Washington (AWHWA) (www.awayhomewa.org), a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org), is mission-driven to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness across Washington state. AWHWA partners with the state Office of Homeless Youth, philanthropic foundations, advocates, and service providers who support over 13,000 unaccompanied young people experiencing homelessness in Washington. AWHWA leads and coordinates these stakeholders as we work collectively to build a statewide system so that local communities can respond to youth and young adult homelessness in their areas.
AWHWA launched the Anchor Community Initiative (ACI) in September 2018 as a central pillar of our mission and activities. The ACI will help the first four communities in Washington state (Yakima, Walla Walla, Pierce County and Spokane) end youth and young adult homelessness by 2022. Success will include creating clear, believable proof points that demonstrate it is possible to solve this problem; learning what a sustainable system to end youth homelessness looks like; and generating progress and new action throughout Washington. Most importantly, young people struggling with homelessness will know our state values their wellbeing and is able to help them find safety and stability. The ultimate vision is that the ACI will include 12-15 communities. We are currently funded for the first cohort of four communities.
Reporting to the ACI Project Director, the Student Stability Manager is responsible for supporting each anchor community to identify and implement strategies and interventions to address student homelessness in their areas. Key responsibilities will include complex relationship development, data collection, strategic planning, and project management. Our Student Stability Manager will work with the anchor communities to collect data on students experiencing homelessness and develop a coordinated response to their needs. The coordinated response could include designing family reconciliation programming, introducing schools as coordinated entry access points, increasing the identification of unaccompanied homeless students, and/or supporting holistic family supports at the local level. This role engages with a diverse group of important external partners as well as the internal ACI team.
Data Collection, Technical Assistance, and Strategy Execution
Hours and Travel
This is a full-time, exempt position. Regular office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, may include occasional evening or weekend hours for special events. The Student Stability Manager position will be expected to visit anchor communities on a regular basis, which may require overnight regional travel.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Little or no exertion, may require extended periods at a computer. May occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
TSNE MissionWorks/AWHW envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks/AWHW actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/AWHW will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.