Project Director (Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program)
The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) Project Director leads our effort to promote meaningful employment for homeless veterans, funded by the US Department of Labor's Veterans Employment and Training Service (USDOL/VETS). The Project Director leads a team that provides and coordinates outreach, training resources, employment opportunities, and intensive case management for homeless veterans in diverse geographies across the State of Maryland and into West Virginia. HVRP stimulates the development of effective service delivery systems that address the unique and complex problems and barriers facing homeless veterans. To improve employment outcomes for veterans, HVRP partners with employers and training providers to position veterans for long-term, "livable wage" employment. In addition, the Director develops partnerships with community partners, government agencies, veterans' organizations, and other service providers who assist homeless and "at risk" veterans to address each individual's housing needs. The Director also supports internal coordination with programs across Sheppard Pratt and the community. To improve program performance and sustainability, the Director tracks, monitors, evaluates and prepares on-going and ad hoc reports for funders and other entities overseeing program activities. This HVRP program serves the state of Maryland and West Virginia. Office locations may include Frederick, Hagerstown, Belcamp, Nottingham, and/or Columbia. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:Well-developed knowledge of national and local veterans' programs and organizations. Extensive knowledge of local, state and national employment, job training, and/or economic development strategies. This includes: (a) familiarity with relevant evidence-based practices; (b) experience developing training strategies; (c) knowledge of the Department of Labor, with a focus on the HVRP; and/or (d) experience developing partnerships with employers, trade associations, economic development entities, local, state, and national government agencies and other service providers and stakeholders serving homeless and "at risk" veterans. Exemplary interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills. Strong knowledge of and/or training in workforce development, case management, mental health, social work, and/or related fields on interest. Excellent writing skills. Excellent financial and budget management skills. Strong data, reporting and/or evaluation skills or experience. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.Supervisory experience. Adept user of technology, such as Microsoft Office Suite, electronic health record systems, and the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).