Community Solutions is seeking an experienced, self-motivated and organized individual to join the energetic, collaborative Built for Zero Team as a Systems Improvement Advisor. This position will be responsible for supporting a community, or cohort of communities, in achieving racially equitable, population-level reductions in homelessness, or in driving progress on other key, population-level measures. Quality improvement (also called improvement science) is the primary organizing framework for all of this work.
This position will be on the Scale-Up team as part of the larger Collaborative portfolio focused on supporting teams to end homelessness for their first proof point for ending homelessness while meeting a set of racial equity indicators.
The successful Systems Improvement Advisor will regularly gather, analyze and harvest insights from local community performance data. In response to this data, they may execute, or support the execution of, any of the following strategies in communities as appropriate:
All of these strategies are critical tools for ending homelessness measurably and equitably. The successful Systems Improvement Advisor will be skilled in identifying when each strategy is needed and in drawing on the full resources and capacity of the Community Solutions team to deploy it.
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 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 finds problem solving and complex implementation fun 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. Your title will be Systems Improvement Advisor, but when people ask you what you do, we hope you’ll learn to say, “I’m helping communities end homelessness.”
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This position can be located anywhere in the continental United States. The Built for Zero team has office space in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York City, but the position provides for the flexibility to work from a remote location without the standard support available at an office if such an arrangement meets the needs of Community Solutions.
The salary range for this position is $72,200 to $90,200, depending on experience, proficiency and qualifications.
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. It is extremely rare and should not be expected that any applicant’s starting salary at Community Solutions would fall above the midpoint of the salary range for their position.
Up to 5 days of travel per month may be required to attend semi-annual team retreats, community visits, and other on-site trainings or convenings.
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 identify, 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.