Homeless Crisis Response Program Manager

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Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP) Manager | Position Description

YWCA Dayton, dedicated to the empowerment of women and the elimination of racism, seeks an energetic, dedicated person to be an integral part of our team. The HCRP Manager will effectively manage all aspects of the Homeless Crisis Response Program. The ideal candidate will have experience and proven success in program management, as well as a firm understanding of how passion and commitment translate into organizational success. The HCRP Manager is responsible for assuring that homeless prevention, case management, and related support services will be provided to survivors of domestic violence in need of housing. This position supports the vision, mission and values of YWCA Dayton.


  • Responsible for oversight and management of homelessness prevention program, utilizing strong organizational and management skills.
  • Assess, orient, and facilitate the entry of shelter and permanent supportive housing residents into housing units.
  • Assist in the development of case management plan, including identifying existing problems and barriers, setting goals and developing an action plan.
  • Coordinate and make referrals to appropriate providers and resources.
  • Meet with clients/residents during the first month of housing to discuss, assess, and assist in the removal of barriers and meeting of case management goals.
  • Provide housing-focused case management, support and advocacy for clients/residents.
  • Foster strong relationships with YWCA Dayton partners and landlords to optimize resources and support to effectively reach program goals.
  • Work with team members, funders and community partners to implement, manage and evaluate the HCRP; participate in long- and short-term program development and planning.
  • Develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure timely completion of program deliverables.
  • Monitor program activities to ensure quality and accuracy of work outcomes according to program guidelines.
  • Identify tools, resources and best practices to help improve the ongoing HCRP.
  • Demonstrate ability to work both independently and as part of a team in an ambitious environment, meeting multiple and concurrent deadlines.
  • Adhere to administrative and record-keeping guidelines to support contract and financial requirements and agency policies and procedures.
  • Attend agency and department meetings.
  • Attend inter-agency and networking meetings as appropriate.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned and required by program goals and objectives.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Significant experience in program management and housing.
  • Flexibility and the ability to handle emergency situations.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of families in crisis.
  • Strong analytical skills – able to solve problems, make decisions, perform crisis intervention, etc.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Willing to follow supervisory directions and attend trainings, staff meetings and conferences as needed for the position.
  • Good computer skills, with the ability to maintain accurate electronic records.
  • Good communication and interpersonal problem resolution skills.
  • Working knowledge of typical needs and issues of target population.
  • Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence, homelessness and interventions in residential settings.
  • Flexibility, creativity, self-motivation and the ability to establish rapport with a culturally diverse population.


  • Must be responsive to the needs and request of staff, volunteers, donors and Board of Directors.
  • Must extend courtesy, friendliness and overall respect to all of the above.
  • Will collaborate with other staff and/or departments to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Will be available to times and events when evenings and weekends will be required to fulfill duties.


  • Strong relationship-development skills resulting in long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with landlords
  • Listens well, shares work-related information, is open to others’ perspectives, work styles and methods.
  • Willingly collaborates and cooperates with others in the organization.
  • Develops effective working relationships at all levels and values these relationships as critical to effective work.
  • Ability to address conflict in a respectful manner.
  • Expresses ideas clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.


  • Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Consistently follows through on projects and issues.
  • Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change.
  • Ability to adequately respond to requests and demands in a timely manner.
  • Adept at modifying plans/strategies as needed to best meet the needs of those involved.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and ability to use personal vehicle to perform job duties.

TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of interest and your résumé to:
Human Resource Department
141 W. Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

YWCA Dayton Culture and Values
Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism
YWCA Dayton is part of the largest and oldest multicultural women’s organization in the world; we leverage that collective strength into a unified movement joined through the comprehensive mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Founded in 1870, YWCA Dayton lives its mission and is a champion of women and girls in three key ways: direct service programming, community outreach and education, and advocacy and public policy support. Our core services are focused on preventing and responding to gender-based violence; supporting women’s economic empowerment; strengthening women and girls’ leadership development; and advocating for legislation and policies that promote racial and social justice for women and girls.

These include:

  • Emergency shelter and crisis support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence
  • Crisis and counseling services for survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking
  • Affordable housing and life skills training for single women transitioning to independent living from homelessness or abuse
  • Housing assistance for women and children who have experienced domestic violence and families who are experiencing sudden homelessness
  • Girls LEAD!, an in-school, after-school, and summer camp empowerment and education program for girls 11-18

YWCA Dayton continues to be a touchstone, a stepping stone, or a resting stone for more than 100 women and children, every day. We are constantly working to ensure that the Miami Valley community will always have amidst its future, a place dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism.

Need help? It starts with a call.

If you are in immediate need of assistance, call 911.

24/7 Crisis & Domestic Violence Hotline: 937-222-SAFE (7233)