Job Details

Housing Program Manager

Health Share of Oregon, Portland, Oregon

Job - Health

Close Date: 04/30/2020

Health Share
2121 SW Broadway #200, Portland, OR 97201

Health Share of Oregon serves Oregon Health Plan members in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. We bring together health plans, providers, and community health resources so our members can access the care they need to be well.

General Statement of Duties

The Housing Program Manager is responsible for collaborating with partners to develop, implement, and oversee a regional supportive housing strategy and program for Health Share. This position develops relationships and shared priorities with partners to ensure that supportive housing investments are aligned, coordinated, representative of cross-sectors, and are directed to address disparities in homelessness. This position leads the development and implementation of the Regional Supportive Housing Impact Fund (RSHIF), including facilitation of the RSHIF leadership team and stakeholders and hosting learning collaboratives among counties and service providers. The Housing Program Manager creates and maintains relationships between housing, health, and other relavant service sectors, and works to address inequity, disparity, homelessness, and barriers to health for priority populations. The person in this position is expected to possess a high degree of independence, initiative and motivation, along with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse contributors and decision-makers.

Essential Position Functions

Program Development and Oversight

Oversee the development and implementation of the RSHIF model.
Convene and facilitate collaborative coalition-building meetings with community partners, providing input relative to Health Share’s strategic vision and objectives related to supportive housing.
Coordinate alignment of systems, processes, and internal and external resources.
Ensure the RSHIF model and governance structure has an explicit focus on racial and social justice.
Partner with analysts and evaluators to define and document data requirements, IT requirements, and workflows.
Collaborate with Health Share’s Leadership Team to provide regular updates on development of the RSHIF model and parterships with housing and community-based organizations.
Collaborate with Health Share staff to ensure cross department integration and avoid duplication of Health Share’s partners efforts related to housing or health disparities.
Provide ongoing oversight and maintenance of housing program and strategy for ongoing effectiveness, post implementation.
Monitor national and local changes and trends in health and housing partnerships to inform work.

Partnerships, Networking and Communications

Effectively communicate and promote Health Share’s strategies and initiatves related to supportive housing and RSHIF.
Build relationships that enhance Health Share’s knowledge, partnerships, and ability to identify strategic opportunities or barriers.
Identify opportunities for collaboration with community stakeholders regarding social determinants of health, access to health care services and other support resources.
Lead strategic planning and communication inside and outside the organization.
Act as liaison between internal and external partners to build concensus and drive accountability.
Communicate and coordinate changes with stakeholders, leadership, and team members.
Attend and give presentations at local and national conferences and to policy groups.

Project Management and Coordination

Oversee the ongoing operations of the Regional Supportive Housing Impact Fund; plan, facilitate and lead meetings of multiple groups.
Work with multiple teams assigned to collaborate on the planning and implemention of projects.
Collaborate with partners to define project goals, objectives, milestones and budgets to support identified initatives; monitor progress to ensure initiatives achieve intended results.
Oversee and manage vendor contracts and sub-contracts to ensure deliverables are achieved and funds spent according to budget.
Develop and provide regular updates to the Board, Community Advisory Council, Community Impact Committee, and funders.
Identify high-level risks, assumptions, and constraints; identify solutions to resovle schedule, budget, and resource conflicts.
Develop and sustain a project plan with clear milestones, timelines, and risks; track progress to goals and communicate status updates to stakeholders.
Analyze, document, and communicate project outcomes and lessons learned.
Maintain data for productivity and regulatory reports related to projects.

Essential Department and Organizational Functions

Propose and implement process improvements.
Meet deadlines for completion of workload.
Maintain agreed upon work schedule.
Demonstrate cooperation and teamwork.
Provide cross-training on specific job responsibilities.
Meet identified business goals that contribute to departmental goals.
Perform other duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Knowledge of housing systems, with a focus on supportive housing, in the tri-county region
Knowledge of substance abuse systems of care
Respect for people with chronic illness including mental illness
Creativity, flexibility, sound judgment, and ability to take initiative
Strong presentation, communication and writing skills, including synthesizing data and providing reports.
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Ability to work as an effective team member and leader in a complex and fast-paced environment
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff and community partners
Ability to use critical thinking skills in problem solving and formulate analytic questions
Ability to work with multiple stakeholders or customers to effectively resolve issues.
Ability to use basic computer programs

Cognitive and Other Skills and Abilities

Ability to focus on and comprehend information, learn new skills and abilities, assess a situation and seek or determine appropriate resolution, accept managerial direction and feedback.

Education and/or Experience


Minimum 3 years’ experience working in housing for low-income populations
Minimum 5 years’ program or project management experience required
Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and automobile liability coverage or access to an insured vehicle


Bachelor’s degree in related field
Knowledge of and familiarity of tri-county housing authorities and services providers
Relevant professional experience in the areas of health and human services
Experience in grant management and contract development and oversight

Travel: This position requires frequent travel outside of the workplace, in which the employee’s personal vehicle may be used.

Equal opportunity employer. This company considers all candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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