About Community Solutions:
Community Solutions is a non-profit organization that works to achieve a lasting end to homelessness that leaves no one behind. We envision a more equitable future where homelessness is never inevitable or a way of life, for anyone. Since 2015, we have led Built for Zero, a movement of more than 70 cities and counties using data to radically change how they work and the impact they can achieve — and proving that it is possible to make homelessness rare and brief. Nearly half of those communities have reduced homelessness in their communities, and 14 have ended veteran or chronic homelessness. In order to help communities equitably and sustainably end homelessness, we are also working to identify solutions that can address gaps in housing, disrupt inflow into homelessness, and produce more racially equitable systems.
Community Solutions seeks leaders at every level: extraordinary, mission-oriented people not satisfied with the status quo. We are a team of values-driven innovators motivated by results. We eagerly seek and support diverse applicants. We provide generous benefits and opportunities for inspiring and transformational professional growth. We pride ourselves in developing an inclusive workplace culture that encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work every day.
The Sub-Population Strategy Lead role reports to the DPP Portfolio Lead and is responsible for setting organizational strategies to achieve a high-profile set of strategic aim measures focused on scaling results around ending homelessness for sub-populations as defined in the Community Solutions strategic plan.
These strategic aim measures include:
This position will independently set priorities for interventions and support to community teams that will require intensive and effective collaboration across the DPP and BFZ teams. Responsibilities include the management and iteration of a robust set of measures and indicators as well as internal learning systems and related activities in partnership with the LS&E portfolio to continuously drive strategic thinking and changes to strategy over time. These activities require comfort and skill in utilizing qualitative and quantitative data as well as intentionally and systematically incorporating multiple BFZ team and community team perspectives that together provide a 360 view of the work and emerging learning to drive results.
The candidate of our dreams is organized, but not rigid—a “get stuff done” kind of person who can work out a plan of action quickly in the face of ambiguity and changing information (this environment offers a lot of both). We’re looking for the sort of person who thrives in problem solving around complex problems and who prides themselves on seeing multiple paths to the same outcome. You should come to work every day with a desire to collaborate with your teammates as we serve local change agents in communities around the country.
You should be dedicated and clear-eyed about what it takes to make a difference for some of the most vulnerable people in our societies, and you should understand how racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression structure and impede that work. You should have experience working on the ground in communities, facilitating collective problem-solving, and analyzing and synthesizing data. You should also demonstrate a high level of empathy and flexibility, which will be critical to ensuring successful collaboration with partnering organizations.
This work is hard, and our team is relentlessly committed to rigor, measurement and provable impact. You’ll work hard like the rest of us, and every day, you’ll have the satisfaction of contributing to a meaningful outcome that is owned by our whole team. Your title will be Sup-Population Strategy Lead, but when people ask you what you do, we hope you’ll learn to say, “I’m helping communities end homelessness.”
Defining Success for this Position:
The Sup-Population Strategy Lead is responsible for setting strategies and independently managing team priorities to achieve relevant strategic aim measures through excellence in the following areas:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to establishing a clear strategic direction for our collective work with BFZ communities, the Strategy Lead will:
Professional Experience and Qualifications:
The Built for Zero team draws on a set of core competencies to support communities in their journey towards ending homelessness. These include facilitation for results, utilizing quality improvement methods, data analytics and human centered design. The System-Wide Strategy Lead should have at minimum baseline capabilities in each of these areas.
In addition, the person in this role should have demonstrated the following:
It is not expected that this position will supervise staff imminently, but this may change over time.
The salary range for this position is $85,500 - $111,200, commensurate with the candidate’s experience. Note that our salary structure is transparent and ensures that salary advancement is attainable with increased tenure, performance, independence, responsibility, and embodiment of our organizational values.
This position can be located anywhere in the U.S. and provides the flexibility to work from a remote location without the standard support available at an office if desired. The Built for Zero team has offices in Los Angeles and New York.
Up to 5 days of travel may be required every two months to attend semi-annual team retreats, community visits, and other on-site trainings or convenings. Additional travel may be needed and will be negotiated with staff on an individual basis pending availability.
Diversity and Inclusion:
We strive for inclusivity and diversity by attracting extraordinary people from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. We seek to employ an all-star team of people who vary by their race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, age, culture, religion, veteran status, physical and mental abilities. We promote equal opportunity in the recruitment, selection, training, compensation, promotion, and benefits of all employees.
COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:
COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all Community Solutions staff—full-time, part-time, and contracted. Vaccination documentation must be provided to Community Solutions. Vaccination information is completely confidential between the staff member and HR.