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Job Title: Manager of Finance and Compliance (MFC)
Reports to: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Purpose: The MFC is responsible for developing and implementing financial and administrative systems
that ensure the organization’s fiscal, legal, and compliance accountability.

Program Description: Homeless Youth Alliance (HYA) is a non-profit committed to building non-judgemental and supportive
relationships with youth experiencing homelessness in San Francisco. Through a harm reduction lens HYA provides services
including: street outreach, case management, medical and mental health care, syringe access and disposal and transitional
housing services. HYA is committed to hiring people who have shared personal experience with the population we work with
whenever possible.

Job Description: This is a new position for us. After over a decade under a fiscal sponsor, HYA is shifting to our own 501c3.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Manager of Finance and Compliance is responsible for Homeless Youth Alliance’
financial and administrative functions including monitoring for sound financial and regulatory compliance and contracts
management. This position is responsible for enhancing the internal organization and
infrastructure necessary for HYA’s success and growth.
An ideal candidate should be able to comprehend and think broadly and strategically about the organization’s work,
as well as, be detail oriented and organized about the structures necessary to move the vision into reality.
Responsibilities:

Finance HYA’s Overall Budget: 1.4 million
● Proactively assist ED in design, implementation and oversee financial systems for budgeting, accounting and timely
reporting (both internal reporting to management and board, and external reporting to funders and government).
● Report on budget to actual expenses; provide proactive cost saving to leadership, ED, and Board.
● Manage near and long-term cash flow.
● Oversee and protect organization’s 501c3 compliance.
● Engage in financial planning (budgets, working cash reserve, investments) with appropriate staff and board.
● Oversee audit preparation and implementation.
● Serve on finance committee of the board and provide necessary documentation, reports, and follow-up related to
fiscal, insurance, and contractual issues.
● Assist ED in negotiation of any large purchases and related contractual arrangements.
● Review contracts created by the ED prior to contract signing or execution.
● In collaboration with the ED prepare and submit an annual operational budget, manage effectively within this budget,
and report accurately on progress made and challenges encountered.

Contract Management
● Manage the evaluation and tracking of state, local, and federal public funding and foundation funding sources.
● Work with relevant staff to develop, prepare, edit, budget, and process grant proposals to procure external funding.
● Work with program staff to develop program evaluation and success measure tools that comply with grant contracts
and reporting requirements.
● Ensure grant reporting compliance by submitting reports according to contract deadline.

Compliance
● Responsible for maintaining fiscal and administrative compliance for all funding contracts.
● In collaboration with ED and other key staff, monitor financial and regulatory aspects of contractual relationships.
● Secure and monitor insurance policies and administer claims when appropriate.
● Manage legal issues and counsel.
● Evaluate and work to minimize the organization’s areas of risk and liability, including, anticipating, monitoring, and
trouble-shooting risks.
● Advise Board, Executive Director and other appropriate staff to ensure prudent risk management.
● Consult with outside professionals as needed.

Organizational Development 
● Work with the Executive Director to pace and drive organizational development, including analysis and
implementation of priorities, partnerships, and infrastructure needs.
● Serve as member of Senior Team to lead organizational and financial planning.
● Integrate operating infrastructure and functions with programmatic efforts, staff, board, and partners.
● Collaborate with ED and other staff on long-term benefit planning.

Preferred Skills/Knowledge:
● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred. Master’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration,
or related field preferred.
● Demonstrated financial management experience in a non-profit environment with an emphasis on government grant
accounting.
● Minimum of two years in senior management roles including staff supervision, human resources, finance, and/or
operations in a social justice non-profit context.
● Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations of the organization.
● Demonstrated success designing and leading organization development for small to mid-size non-profit organization.
● Facilitative and collaborative leadership style. Proven ability to work in a dynamic team. Can flexibly share leadership
and build consensus. When necessary, can take initiative and make tough decisions.
● Knowledge of Quickbooks financial software.
● Experience with grant writing; including government grant writing experience is helpful.
● Experience with any Human Resources administration or management.
● Must also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

 

Salary: $65,000-70,000 annual with full benefits
To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to hiring@homelessyouthalliance.org with Manager of Finance and
Compliance Applicant in the Subject Line. In your cover letter please make sure to include your interest in working for an
organization with a commitment to social justice and harm reduction ethos. There is no hard deadline for applications but we
are looking to fill this position quickly, so we’ll be reaching out to applicants we are interested in moving forward with promptly.

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Job Title: Case Manager, Homeless Youth Alliance (HYA)

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE: The Case Manager (CM) conducts one-on-one case management sessions with formerly homeless youth residing in a (18-month) transitional housing program. The CM builds and maintains non-judgmental, supportive relationships with youth, guides them to appropriate referral resources, and advocates for their care. Most importantly the CM accepts youth exactly the way they are and allows them to set their own goals at their own pace.

 

The CM will develop and uphold individualized plans made collaboratively with the participants to stabilize and improve their lives and guide them to permanent exits from homelessness. All of HYA’s work is trauma-informed, culturally competent and is supportive and not punitive.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Treat all participants and team members with kindness, respect and dignity.
  • Provide services and support free of judgement.
  • Conduct intake and assessments upon program entry and exit interviews upon program completion or exit.
  • Collaboratively develop realistic individualized case plans for each resident. Plans will identify and reflect goals determined, including by not limited to basic stabilization, education and employment goals and long-term housing plans.
  • Provide regular case management to participants that supports them as the individuals they are and their case plan goals.
  • Provides benefits and referral advocacy and assistance.
  • Conducts conflict resolution and communication support among participants.
  • Coordinate and facilitate skill building and support groups for participants.
  • Attend staff meetings, staff groups, trainings and conferences as assigned.
  • Role models healthy and professional behavior.
  • Maintain good self-care.
  • Maintain confidentiality, appropriate boundaries and a sense of humor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Personal experience with homelessness as a young person or extensive knowledge and experience of issues facing youth experiencing homelessness.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in HIV prevention, harm reduction outreach or similar work with the target population.
  • A minimum of one year of case management experience.
  • Must be streetwise and be able to solve practical problems and think critically.
  • Must be able to advocate for participants with medical providers, treatment providers, police, and probation officers.
  • Must have excellent time-management and organizational skills.
  • Must have excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Must maintain strong confidentiality and appropriate boundaries.
  • Must be sensitive to multicultural issues of race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.
  • Must have strong self awareness, be open to learning new approaches and concepts, be open to giving and receiving feedback.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful, fast-paced environment.
  • Must dedicated to team work and health team dynamics with the ability to also work autonomously.
  • Must be able to keep consistent written records in our database and be proficient with Google programs (docs, word, excel, calendars, email, etc.)
  • Valid CA Drivers License a plus.
  • If in recovery, two continuous years are suggested.
  • If from the target population or a former HYA participant, two continuous years not engaged with our services is essential and required, no exceptions.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to read and write in English at a functional level. Must be able to speak with, understand and have clear communication with participants and other service providers. Must be able to walk for three hours, stand for two hours and climb stairs daily. Must be able to lift and carry 30 lbs.

 

Additional Information:

The job is full-time, 40 hours/week

The pay is $20-22/hour, plus benefits

Homeless Youth Alliance is an equal opportunity employer

Homeless Youth Alliance is a project of Tides Center

 

HYA will only be responding to resumes and cover letters submitted via email. Incomplete or late resumes will not be considered. You must be available to come to our office for an interview. We are currently accepting completed applications (cover letter, resume, answers to questions). Email applications to hiring@homelessyouthalliance.orgwith the position you are applying for in the subjuect line. Do not wait to apply, we fill positions as the right canditates are found.

 

 

Please respond to the following 8 questions: (applicants who do not respond to the questions will not be considered)

 

1) What interests you in working for Homeless Youth Alliance?

 

2) Do you have a personal connection to our mission?

 

3) What qualities do you see as important to work with youth transitioning out of homelessness?

 

4) What are your feelings about drugs and alcohol and working with active often chaotic users?

 

5) What types or groups of youth do you work best with?  What types or groups of youth present you with the biggest challenge?

 

6) What behaviors are challenging for you with?

 

7) When someone you care about makes a decision you don’t personally agree with, or finds them self in a difficult situation, how do you deal with it?  How would you deal with the same situation working with the youth at HYA?

 

8) Have you accessed or received services during periods of instability in your life? If so can you describe what you found to be positives or negatives of that support?

 

 

 

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Job Title: Outreach Counselor – Mobile Unit, Homeless Youth Alliance (HYA)

 

Although HYA has administrative offices the majority of our work is street-based.

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE: The Outreach Counselor will work collaboratively with therapists from the Center for Harm Reduction Therapy in a innovative new mobile program. The OC will conduct street-based outreach and recruitment to youth experiencing homelessness to build relationships and seek to address and provide mental health care support on the spot. The team will travel to different locations daily to connect with youth in the places they live and hang out. Private sessions will be held in a van converted to accommodate youth in a private and confidential counseling space that is warm and inviting.

 

The youth whom we are aiming to work with experience high levels of trauma, have complicated lives, use drugs and alcohol and are not engaged with existing mental health care. The OC will promotes an understanding and sharing of information about the risks associated with living outdoors and drug use, including hepatitis, HIV and overdose. They will build non-judgmental, supportive relationships with youth and link them to appropriate referrals and resources. Most importantly the OC accepts youth exactly the way they are and allows them to set their own goals at their own pace.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Treat all participants and team members with caring, kindness, respect and dignity.
  • Contact and build supportive relationships with participants in the target population during daily mobile outreach.
  • Provide non-judgmental support during interactions and meetings with youth.
  • Provide informal case management and referrals to participants.
  • Distribute harm reduction supplies, hygiene supplies, education materials and snacks.
  • Provide preventive health education around substance use and safer sex practices, using harm reduction techniques.
  • Attend staff meetings, staff groups, trainings and conferences as assigned.
  • Maintain good self-care.
  • Role models healthy and professional behaviors.
  • Maintain confidentiality, appropriate boundaries and a sense of humor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Personal experience with homelessness as a young person or extensive knowledge and experience of issues facing youth experiencing homelessness.
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience in harm reduction, HIV prevention, outreach or similar work with the target population.
  • Must have the ability to engage IDU’s and their sex partners in informational, non-judgmental discussions about HIV, hepatitis and related health issues.
  • Must be streetwise and be able to think critically and solve practical problems.
  • Must be comfortable and confident approaching and engaging with a diverse population of young people.
  • Must be able to advocate for participants with medical, treatment and other social service providers and police.
  • Must be able to keep consistent written records and be proficient with Google programs (docs, word, excel, calendars, email, etc.)
  • Must have excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Must maintain strong confidentiality and appropriate boundaries.
  • Must be sensitive to multicultural issues of race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.
  • Must have strong self awareness, be open to learning new approaches and concepts, be open to giving and receiving feedback.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful, fast-paced environment and both autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Valid CA Drivers License a plus.
  • Familiarity with San Francisco and local services for youth experiencing homelessness a plus.
  • If in recovery, two continuous years are suggested.
  • If from the target population or a former HYA participant, two continuous years not engaged with our services is essential and required, no exceptions.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to read and write in English at a functional level. Must be able to speak with, understand and have clear communication with participants and other service providers. Must be able to walk for three hours, stand for two hours and climb stairs daily. Must be able to lift and carry 30 lbs.

 

Additional Information:

The job is 32-40 hours/week

The pay is $17-19/hour, plus benefits

Homeless Youth Alliance is an equal opportunity employer

Homeless Youth Alliance is a project of Tides Center

 

HYA will only be responding to resumes and cover letters submitted via email. Incomplete or late resumes will not be considered. You must be available to come to our office for an interview. We are currently accepting completed applications (cover letter, resume, answers to questions). Email applications to hiring@homelessyouthalliance.orgwith the position you are applying for in the subjuect line. Do not wait to apply, we fill positions as the right canditates are found.

 

Please respond to the following 7 questions: (applicants who do not respond to the questions will not be considered)

 

1) What interests you in working for Homeless Youth Alliance?

 

2) Do you have a personal connection to our mission?

 

3) What qualities do you see as important to work with youth experiencing homelessness?

 

4) What are your feelings about drugs and alcohol and working with active often chaotic users?

 

5) What types or groups of youth do you work best with?  What types or groups of youth present you with the biggest challenge?

 

6) When someone you care about makes a decision you don’t personally agree with, or finds them self in a tough situation, how do you deal with it?  How would you deal with the same situation working with the youth at HYA?

 

7) Have you accessed or received services during periods of instability in your life? If so, can you describe what you found to be positives and negatives of that support?

 

 

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Job Title: Outreach Counselor, Homeless Youth Alliance (HYA)

 

Although HYA has administrative offices the majority of our work is street-based.

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE: The Outreach Counselor conducts street-based outreach and one-on-one case management sessions to youth experiencing homeless, runaway adolescents and young adults predominantly in the Haight Ashbury district. Many youth we work with are injection drug users and experience high levels of trauma. The OC promotes an understanding of the risks associated with homelessness, drug and alcohol use; including hepatitis, HIV and overdose. They build non-judgmental, supportive relationships with young people, guides them to appropriate referral resources, and advocates for their care. Most importantly the OC accepts youth exactly the way they are and allows them to set their own goals at their own pace.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

– Treat all participants and team members with kindness, respect and dignity.

– Provide services and support free of judgement.

– Contact and build relationships with participants in the target population during daily street outreach and and syringe access and disposal sites.

– Coordinate and facilitate weekly health education and art groups.

– Distribute harm reduction supplies, hygiene supplies, education materials and snacks.

– Provide preventive health education around substance and alcohol use and safer sex practices, using harm reduction techniques.

– Refer participants into counseling, mental health and medical services.

– Refer participants into drug treatment and housing.

– Attend staff meetings, staff groups, trainings and conferences as assigned.

– Maintain good self-care.

– Role models healthy and professional behavior.

– Perform manual duties, such as cleaning, preparing snacks and stocking supplies.

– Maintain confidentiality, appropriate boundaries and a sense of humor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

– Personal experience with homelessness or extensive knowledge of issues facing youth experiencing homelessness.

– A minimum of one year of professional or volunteer experience in harm reduction, HIV prevention outreach or similar work with the target population. Must have the ability to engage IDUs and their sex partners in informational, non-judgmental discussions about HIV, hepatitis and related health issues.

– Must have the ability to engage IDU’s and their sex partners in informational, non-judgmental discussions about – HIV, hepatitis and related health issues.

– Must be streetwise and be able to think critically and solve practical problems.

– Must be comfortable and confident approaching and engaging with a diverse population of young people.

– Must be able to advocate for participants with medical, treatment and other social service providers and police.

– Must be able to keep consistent written records and be proficient with Google programs (docs, word, excel, calendars, email, etc.) and basic math skills.

– Must have excellent communication and listening skills.

– Must maintain strong confidentiality and appropriate boundaries.

– Must be sensitive to multicultural issues of race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.

– Must have strong self awareness, be open to learning new approaches and concepts, be open to giving and receiving feedback.

– Must be able to work in a stressful, fast-paced environment and both autonomously and as part of a team.

– Valid CA Drivers License a plus.

– Familiarity with San Francisco and local services for youth experiencing homelessness a plus.

– If in recovery, two continuous years are suggested.

– If from the target population or a former HYA participant, two continuous years not engaged with our services is essential and required, no exceptions.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to read and write in English at a functional level. Must be able to speak with, understand and have clear communication with participants and other service providers. Must be able to walk for three hours, stand for two hours and climb stairs daily. Must be able to lift and carry 30 lbs.

 

HYA will only be responding to resumes and cover letters submitted via email. Incomplete or late resumes will not be considered. You must be available to come to our office for an interview. We are currently accepting completed applications (cover letter, resume, answers to questions). Email applications to hiring@homelessyouthalliance.orgwith the position you are applying for in the subjuect line. Do not wait to apply, we fill positions as the right canditates are found.

 

Please respond to the following 7 questions: (applicants who do not respond to the questions will not be considered)

 

1) What interests you in working for Homeless Youth Alliance?

 

2) Do you have a personal connection to our mission?

 

3) What qualities do you see as important to work with youth experiencing homelessness?

 

4) What are your feelings about drugs and alcohol and working with active often chaotic users?

 

5) What types or groups of youth do you work best with? What types or groups of youth present you with the biggest challenge?

 

6) When someone you care about makes a decision you don’t personally agree with, or finds them self in a tough situation, how do you deal with it? How would you deal with the same situation working with the youth at HYA?

 

7) Have you accessed or received services during periods of instability in your life? If so, can you describe what you found to be positives and negatives of that support?