Job Details

Housing Program Assistant

Cascade AIDS Project, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 01/03/2020

Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington, is committed to supporting and empowering all people with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare. Learn more about us at

CAP is excited to announce we are currently hiring an experienced Housing Program Assistant to provide administration support and high quality, coordinated, strengths-based social services consistent with the agency’s mission to people living with HIV. This is a full-time, exempt 1.0 FTE position, with reports to the Manager of Mental Health & Cultural Services.

Responsibilities include: coordination of medical and transitional housing motel vouchers, assisting with data clean-up for reporting, including overseeing completion of all monthly housing follow ups; TriMet Fare Relief program data entry into an Access database, CAREWare database uploading, monthly rent roll data entry, assisting hiring managers with resume review and scheduling interviews, coordinating Community Advisory Board (agenda, minutes, and food, etc.), coverage of reception and Service Center (including conducting intakes and completing housing applications with clients), working collaboratively with housing and support services staff at CAP and with community partners, and filing and entering data into agency databases in a timely and accurate manner. The Program Assistant works collaboratively and communicates effectively with clients, volunteers, CAP staff and community partners.

The person in this position is stationed in the CAP main office but will travel throughout the five-county service area for meetings as needed. Evening and weekend work is required for mandatory CAP events. This is a non-management, union-represented position.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in human/social services (social work, public or community health, psychology) or related field, or two years of experience relevant to the position (social service, case management, etc.)
• Prior experience providing direct services to individuals in a social service setting, and with data entry
• Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic and sexually diverse populations and persons who have experienced homelessness, persons with a mental illness and/or substance addiction
• Demonstrated ability to track and manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Demonstrated ability to manage a detail oriented process, prioritize work projects, meet deadlines and provide services with limited supervision and in high pressure situations
• Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and working knowledge of the internet
• Excellent and written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with community stakeholders and internal team members
• Good organizational and time management skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently or within a team with accountability and exercise good boundaries, sound judgment, discretion and professionalism at all times
• Able to travel throughout the service area on an occasional basis
• Available to work occasional evenings and weekends for mandatory CAP events

Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of local housing and social service resources for people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness
• Knowledge of housing laws
• Previous experience working with people living with HIV
• Experience with ServicePoint (HMIS)
• Verbal and written fluency in English and Spanish

Compensation: $39,848 annually; employer-paid health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with generous employer matching contribution, 125C cafeteria savings plan; generous vacation and health leave benefits.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

To apply for this position, mail, email, fax, or deliver the following three documents:
1) a complete cover letter (attached as Word or pdf) that serves as an example of your writing and addresses how you meet all of the required qualifications specific to the position you are applying for,
2) your resume, and
3) a completed CAP Employment application (available at to:

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Cascade AIDS Project
Housing Program Assistant Position
520 NW Davis St., Suite 215
Portland, Oregon 97209

Fax: 503-223-6437
Cascade AIDS Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
People of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

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