Founded in 1980, Urban Resource Institute (URI) is committed to the vision of a world free of domestic violence, homelessness, poverty, and trauma, where individuals, families, and communities are safe, stable, and thriving. URI works across the spectrum of prevention, intervention and services to empower individuals, families, and communities, particularly communities of color and other disenfranchised populations, to increase their safety and resiliency. URI is the oldest licensed provider of domestic violence shelter and services in New York State, with 40 years of impact capped in the last five years with significant achievements and expansion leading to its position as the largest provider of domestic violence shelter services in the country. This expansion has afforded URI the ability to serve individuals who have traditionally experienced barriers to accessing shelter services, such as singles and families with pets.
Today, URI is maximizing the impact of organizational growth, expanding its positioning as an Innovative service provider, an influential leader and “Employer of Choice” in its field. URI has annual operating budget of approximately $98 million, more than 700 employees and the capacity to provide services to over 40,000 individuals annually. The organization operates in more than 20 locations around New York City and is recognized as a valued thought-leader in the sector across the US and beyond.
The Director will be responsible for working with team members and program leaders to develop and implement a vision for Urban Resource Institute’s programs, ensuring the provision of quality and effective services to participants of the abusive partner intervention program that reflect best practices in the field. Maintain constructive collaborative relationships with partner agencies in the public and private sector as well as funding sources and service providers.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS & ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responsible for implementing APIP programs in NYC and maintain general oversight for all APIP programming.
• Ensures compliance with all relevant federal, state and local regulations as well as agency and program policies.
• Develop (as needed), implement, and maintain consistent policies and practices regarding program management, client services, and other agency protocols.
• Maximize service utilization rates.
• Work with the Chief of Programs and program leaders to ensure consistency, collaboration, and complementary services between sites and programs.
• Work with program leaders and evaluation staff to build and develop services that represent the best practices in working with APIP participants and victims of domestic violence.
• Provide leadership in the development of strong intra- and inter-agency collaborations to improve the systemic response to homeless families.
• Represent URI at city and statewide coalitions, task forces, and committees to ensure the continuation of solid collaborative approaches.
• Play a leadership role towards achievement of organizational mission and strategic plans.
• Assist in the creation and monitoring annual APIP program budget.
• Hire, train and supervise staff as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Vice President of Programs.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE:
• An advanced degree (MSW, JD, PhD, MPA, or related field).
• A minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience in a social service capacity, preferably in the field of homeless services.
• Familiarity with APIP best practices
• Must be an intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of the organization and work well on teams.
• Project management skills and experience, especially in projects requiring significant resources and cross-functional involvement, is a must.
• Must have strong writing and public speaking skills with an ability to manage and organize multiple projects in a busy, pressured work environment.
• Demonstrated experience working with and sensitivity to individuals from varying sociodemographic backgrounds including individuals whom identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or HIV-affected, the elderly and individuals with substance use and/or mental health issues.
• Employee must be computer-literate and must have knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Interested candidates may apply by visiting https://www.indeed.com/job/director-apip-programs-918918e140b84a2b
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