Director of Housing

Housing · Chicago, Illinois
Department Housing
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $70,000 - $73,000 DOE

About the Job:

Serving as part of the program leadership team, the Director of Housing provides leadership and direction in the management of New Moms’ growing supportive housing portfolio. This full time position supports the agency’s vision, philosophy and values through the delivery of providing quality services that support best practice standards for services to families experiencing homelessness. This position will oversee the day-to-day program management of our housing portfolio that currently includes a single site 40 unit transitional housing program, an 18 single site permanent supportive housing program and 15 scattered site units. The Director of Housing will champion all New Moms values including our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, in both strategic planning and performance. This position is located at our main office in the Austin neighborhood and spends significant time at our Oak Park location and in the community. Starting Salary: $70,000 - $73,000 DOE


Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the overall day-to-day programming of 73 units of housing through “best practice” standards for youth and adult led families that embraces a housing first philosophy
  • Works in tandem with other program leadership staff to integrate services across the agency including volunteers supporting program activities
  • Accountable for the hiring, training and supervising a diverse team
  • Ensures a variety of age appropriate supportive services are provided including parent support groups, life skills, and other engagement activities which are informed by positive youth development and our integrated service delivery model
  • Oversees all internal and external data management training, data entry, and compliance to ensure staff compliance with Agency and funder database requirements checking monthly for accuracy and completion
  • Manages the Coordinated Entry Process to ensure transitional housing units are filled within 60 days and meets bed utilization goals for contracts
  • Collaborates with the on-site Property Manager to provide seamless services that assist in the filling of units and residents successful compliance with their lease agreements including eviction prevention services
  • Participates in departments budget preparation and reviews; responsible for budget implementation and adherence



  • Bachelor’s Degree required in the area of social work, counseling, psychology, or other related field; Master’s preferred
  • At least five (5) years of work related experience
  • At least three (3) years of experience hiring and leading diverse teams
  • Experience managing multiple funding contracts preferred and working in multiple locations
  • Strong track record in managing a comprehensive and complex array of projects with intellectual curiosity, attention to detail and a results-oriented approach
  • Upholds a Family-Centered Coaching approach using a racial equity lens that: incorporates a trauma-informed, strengths-based service delivery model, which integrates harm reduction, motivational interviewing, executive skill knowledge, and positive youth development practices
  • Valid driver’s license, with safe driving record and valid insurance
  • Access to a reliable car required


New Moms’ Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; matching on retirement savings up to 3%; 14 paid holidays; and generous paid time off. We also offer several unique benefits to New Moms: discounts on Bright Endeavors products, free optional spiritual direction services, and half days on Fridays in the summer.


About the Organization:

The mission of New Moms is to express the love of God by surrounding young moms and their children with all they need to transform their lives. New Moms is a 36 year old nonprofit organization, with a budget of nearly $6 million and a staff of nearly 60, focused on serving young moms in Chicago and the near western suburbs. New Moms’ model provides a comprehensive range of services to young moms and their children including supportive transitional housing, workforce development, early childhood services, and parenting support and education. New Moms’ headquarters is located on the west side of Chicago in the Austin neighborhood. Our social enterprise, Bright Endeavors, which provides paid transitional jobs for young moms, is located nearby in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. We also have an office in Oak Park serving the near western suburbs.


Our Commitment to Equity:

New Moms prioritizes racial equity as a strategic and organizational imperative. Strong candidates will be committed to integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) values into their work goals and will be evaluated on their impact.

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  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation
    $70,000 - $73,000 DOE