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.
About the Anchor Community Initiative
AWHWA launched the Anchor Community Initiative (ACI) in 2018 as a central pillar of our mission and activities. The ACI will help the first four communities in Washington state end youth and young adult homelessness by 2022. Success will include creating clear, believable proof points that demonstrate it is possible to solve youth and young adult homlessness; learning what a sustainable system to end youth homelessness looks like by using real-time, quality data; 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. We are currently funded for the first cohort of 4 communities.
Reporting to AWHWA’s Project Director, the ACI Coaching and Improvement Manager will be responsible for supporting Anchor Communities in ending homelessness for youth and young adults and will assist with the design and delivery of strategies focused on improving local progress toward this end. The ideal candidate will have expertise and experience with issues related to housing and homelessness.
Understanding of coordinated entry system design, as well as high-impact strategies to improve housing placement rates and reduce inflow into these systems, is ideal. The Coaching and Improvement Manager will tailor their support to communities as they use data to develop, test, implement, and spread changes. These continuous improvements will result in reducing the number of young people experiencing homelessness month to month and move communities toward functional zero. AWHWA is committed to equitable outcomes for young people experiencing homelessness, thus all data and strategies will be analyzed and implemented through an equity lens.
The Coaching and Improvement Manager will work as part of the ACI team to implement this statewide initiative, including facilitating communities to achieve goals, connecting communities with local and national promising practices and expert consultants, as well as providing technical assistance to local teams throughout the ACI process.
ACI Tracking and Evaluation
Hours and Travel
This is a full-time, exempt position. Regular office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST and may include occasional evening or weekend hours for special events or travel. Regular local and national travel required; the Coaching and Improvement Manager will be expected to visit Anchor Communities on a regular basis, which may require overnight travel.
This position will remain open until filled.
The salary range for this position is $70,000-$75,000 annually, commensurate with experience.
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.
AWHWA is committed to hiring a culturally diverse candidate and strongly encourages applications from individuals who identify as LGBTQI+, females and people of color.
TSNE MissionWorks/AWHWA 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 actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/AWHWA 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.