Assistant Director of Family & Community Partnerships
Family and Community Partnerships Department
Oakland Housing Authority
Annual Salary: $143,062 - $165,908 DOE/DOQ
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The Oakland Housing Authority (OHA), providing subsidized housing and support services to nearly 16,500 families as the largest landlord in the City of Oakland, seeks an Assistant Director of Family & Community Partnerships (Assistant Director). This Department is the social services side of the agency and provides supportive services to the families they serve, such as school enrollment and job placement assistance, on-site supportive services, job training, transportation, childcare assistance, job readiness and health wellness workshop, financial literacy, and other like training and programs. The Assistant Director will assist in the administration of this Department and oversee the growth and development of the OHA’s resident employment, community engagement, and education programs. With a team of 14 staff and two direct reports, they will administer and manage grant-funded programs and support other administrative budget services. They will also lead, mentor, and motivate Department staff and manage community outreach to connect with families in need and ensure OHA’s services are more visible. This role will involve connecting with other community leaders and organizations to leverage more resources for families, requiring candidates to have strong communication and relationship-building skills.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will have experience serving low-income families, along with community and family engagement to ensure they are aware and accessing valuable resources that are available. They will be knowledgeable about workforce development and bringing innovative ideas forward. This leader will champion staff and program development and inspire, develop, and mentor others, be effective at addressing critical social service issues that arise for clients they serve, and demonstrate critical thinking, empathy, collaboration, and thoughtful decision-making. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence and sound judgment and have a heart and passion for serving those in need and be committed to creating a brighter future for OHA’s clients.