The Deputy Director, Office of Supportive Housing plans, coordinates, and leads programs in the Office of Supportive Housing (OSH). This executive position reports to a Director, Office of Supportive Housing, overseeing policies and programs to prevent homelessness and reduce homelessness, especially among special needs populations who are served by County departments. This position assists in developing and coordinating regional strategies that make supportive housing available, accessible, and effective.
The County of Santa Clara is seeking an experienced leader of excellent character and integrity who reflects the vision and shares the mission of the County. A proven executive who will be a positive, progressive, energetic, responsive, politically astute and confident leader who is flexible and a good problem solver. He/She should be a team player and possess the creative vision to advance the Department’s services. Additionally, he/she will thrive in a high pressure, fast-paced, dynamic environment. Interpersonal skills and the ability to easily relate and adjust to a variety of situations and personalities, and to communicate with staff at all levels of the organization is a must.
•Assist in the planning, coordination and leadership of the Office of Supportive Housing to achieve the County’s housing goals;
•Partner and negotiate with housing developers and County partners to ensure that housing developments are responsive to the needs of the County and residents;
•Partner with County departments to develop a sustainable and responsive supportive housing system by strategically braiding health care, social services and other funding and programs with housing development;
•Strategically align regional resources by developing and maintaining strong partnerships with County partners including cities, the Housing Authority, other government agencies, service providers and affordable housing developers;
•Represent the County Executive’s Office with local, state and federal agencies as well as non-profit organizations, on issues related to affordable housing, supportive housing and homelessness;
•Develop and coordinate communication strategies and responses to media inquiries related to supportive housing and homelessness;
•Provide strategic direction to the countywide supportive housing system, including permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention, emergency shelter and transitional housing programs;
•Establish a culture and policies that support ongoing data collection, data integration and evaluation;
•Support regional, state and federal policies that reduce homelessness and improve the supportive housing system;
The knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform this function are normally acquired through the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Business, Finance, Public Administration, the social sciences, or a related field, and a minimum of 4 years of progressive responsible and professional project management experience in the supportive housing development, rehabilitation, and planning, or related field; and at least two years supervising staff responsible for public housing and/or redevelopment programs and functions. A Master’s degree in Business or Public Administration, the Social Sciences is highly desirable
A successful candidate will have thorough knowledge of principles and practices of; organizational leadership, public administration, including personnel management and budgeting of a governmental program providing supportive housing; Federal, State and local community development programs and private resources available for to relocation, rehabilitation, redevelopment and/or new construction; Real estate financing and land use strategies to stimulate, facilitate and support the development of affordable and supportive housing units; Methods of analyzing financial and economic feasibility of housing projects; Strategies and best practices to fund and deliver effective health and social services in supportive housing settings;Best practices, principles and funding strategies for services to homeless persons; County-operated or County-managed health care and social services programs and funding; Principles and techniques of management and coaching including training, directing, evaluating and supervising subordinate staff; Principles and techniques of analysis and organizational design necessary to formulate, implement and monitor service delivery policies and procedures;
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Santa Clara County, sometimes referred to as “Silicon Valley,” is unique because of its combination of geographic
attractiveness and social diversity. With its numerous natural amenities and one of the highest standards of
living in the country, it has long been considered one of the best areas in the United States to live and work.
The County’s population of 1.8 million is the largest in Northern California, one of the State’s most heterogeneous,
rich in ethnic and cultural diversity, and enjoying access to all of the attractions of the San Francisco Bay
The elected Board of Supervisors establishes policies to address issues that affect the day-to-day operation of
County government and is responsible for an annual operating and capital improvement budget of more than
$6.1 billion. It adopts ordinances that affect the unincorporated communities and oversees the budget.
The County operates under a “charter” form of government, which gives the County more responsibility and
authority. Under this charter, the Board appoints a County Executive to administer County Government. Santa
Clara County is the third largest employer in Silicon Valley with over 18,000 employees....
The mission of Santa Clara County is to plan for the needs of a dynamic community, provide quality services, and
promote a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all. Core values include: demonstrating ethical conduct
reflecting honesty and integrity; committing to efficient, effective, quality service; valuing the community; upholding
fiscal responsibility; exhibiting mutual respect; and encouraging innovation and flexibility.