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Job Title : Program Director Andrews, 197 Bowery, New York, NY(Breaking Ground)
Date Posted : October 23, 2020
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ABOUT US: - We believe that everyone deserves a home!

Breaking Ground operates nearly 4,000 units of housing across New York City, along with housing in upstate New York and Connecticut. Supportive housing - affordable housing paired with services designed to help people maintain their homes for the long-term - is widely recognized as a proven and cost-effective solution to chronic homelessness.

But we didn't stop at providing housing. Breaking Ground's programs and services help people experiencing street homelessness - especially those who have been on the streets the longest - to come indoors. Through our Street to Home outreach program and transitional housing resources, we help people get, and stay, on the path to a permanent home.

The Program Director is responsible for the overall oversight of program operations, which includes the services delivered by 31 full-time employees, and sub-contractors who perform security and food service activities.  The Program Director ensures that The Andrews House is a safe, attractive housing alternative for homeless men, and expedites client placement into appropriate permanent housing.  \


  • Oversee daily operations and ensure all aspects of facility run effectively 
  • Oversee & promote effective strategies of placement of clients into appropriate permanent housing 
  • Ensure compliance with multiple funding, programs, and audit requirements 
  • Establish and maintain strong positive and productive working relationships, with an emphasis on positive and proactive problem-solving, with Andrews staff as well as colleagues in Street to Home, External Affairs and Human Resources 
  • In addition to internal partners and stakeholders, this position will communicate with representatives from the multitude of regulatory agencies the Andrews works with including from the city, state and federal government, outreach consortium, service partners, community stakeholders, volunteers, visitors seeking technical assistance, etc. 
  • Ensure operations are run in compliance with internal policies and procedures, and well as NYC Department of Homeless Services standards 
  • Liaise with DHS & ensure compliance with all DHS operations and facilities requirements. 
  • Liaise with community-at-large 
  • Manage budget for facility, and record expenditures in compliance with fiscal policies. 


  • Minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience; Minimum of three (3) years managerial operations experience 
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills to interface effectively and efficiently with colleagues to ensure quality services and program operations 
  • Prior direct and supervisory experience working with homeless and challenging populations 
  • Training in CPR and the use of Naloxone required 
  • Ideal candidate will have completed training in de-escalation, crisis intervention, universal precautions, and cultural competencies 
  • Superior organization and problem-solving skills, ability to juggle multiple priorities 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with staff and clients verbally and in writing 
  • Masters in Social Work or related degree required, LCSW preferred 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; Experience and proficiency with case management software 
  • Prior experience with Foothold software preferred 

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