Purpose of this Position: This position was created to establish a Built for Zero staff person accountable for three strategic aims in Community Solutions’ Strategic Plan:
The Portfolio Lead, Catalytic Projects, is responsible for leading the overall strategic direction for this portfolio of work, and oversees the ideation, design, implementation and evaluation of these projects. The Portfolio Lead is also charged with disseminating innovations across the broader Built for Zero team to influence how we work with our network of communities. The Portfolio Lead, Catalytic Projects also manages a team of people to support all the work contained in this portfolio.
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, 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.
About the Role:
We seek an experienced, self-starting and curious individual to lead our Catalytic Projects portfolio, the Research and Design branch of the Built for Zero movement, and ensure the work is impeccably designed and expertly managed. This position reports to a Principal/Team Director and is responsible for supervision of both people and work. This position is also responsible for overseeing the ongoing professional development for up to three staff members.
The Catalytic Projects portfolio is unique and exciting in the breadth and depth of the projects it contains and in the pace at which those projects may evolve. In many ways, the projects within this portfolio often appear at the leading edge of our work. Most often, these projects will represent the first time Community Solutions is engaging a specific skill, problem or aim. The Portfolio Lead should therefore feel very comfortable learning new skills and subject areas quickly and bridging disciplines and sectors in the pursuit of new strategies and solutions.
You should come to work everyday with a desire to lead your team and clear the path for them to do their work excellently. This means looking out for your people and for the work and creating space for innovation, testing, reflecting and iterating. You should also look to enable collaboration across other Built for Zero portfolios to advance the work of Catalytic Projects and the Built for Zero team as a whole. You should see your job as enabling results, not just hitting deadlines or budgetary targets. We have clear strategic plan aims, and project completion does not necessarily equal success if a project does not advance these aims.
A successful Portfolio Lead for this portfolio will:
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Qualities and prerequisites:
This role may supervise up to three people directly.
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The salary range for this positions is $95,500-$124,100
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.