VT Coalition to Prevent Homelessness CoC Coordinator

Website Capstone Community Action



DATES OF POSTING:  8/6/21-8/16/21 or until filled


POSITION:   Continuum of Care Coordinator – VT Coalition to End Homelessness


LOCATIONS: Barre, Vermont


SCHEDULE:  Part-time, Regular, 25 hours a week

CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt (hourly)

WAGE:  $19.25


Capstone Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Capstone Community Action, Inc.


Program:  VCEH Program

Job Title:  Continuum of Care (CoC) Coordinator for Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness (VCEH)

Pay Grade: $19.25 per hour

Status: Part-time, 25 hours per week

Supervisor: VCEH Executive Director (Alison Calderara Capstone contact)

Last Review Date/Update/Change of Job Description: 07/31/21

A.  VCEH Mission: The VCEH supports the work of local Continuum of Care (CoCs); connects them to a broader network of stakeholders; administers federal funds; and advocates for funding and policy changes so that people living in Vermont have a safe, stable, affordable home and if homelessness occurs it is a brief and rare occurrence during which everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

B.  Essential Functions: Reports to VCEH Executive Director, the position will be provided with extensive support, training, and guidance to fulfill their role to:

1.   Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all Continuum of Care (CoC) members: current and former homeless persons, advocates, emergency shelters and other homeless providers, youth and family providers, domestic violence and veteran providers, community action agencies, mental health and substance treatment providers, housing trusts and public housing authorities, property owners, private and public agencies, statewide partner organizations, community members, and others to meet the needs of the CoCs.

2.   Support VCEH Board development and related activities such as: inclusive representation, meeting planning, trainings, and technical assistance.

3.   Perform strategic communications-related duties, including website updates and listserv communications.  Basic Knowledge of WordPress and Mailchimp preferred.

4.   Evaluate and assist with planning activities related to the annual HUD CoC NOFA application.

5.   Participate in a team to prepare the HUD CoC NOFA Application.

6.   Support Local Continuums of Care with organizational development and general support, training and technical assistance.

7.   Assist local Continuums with the planning of the annual Point in Time Count of people experiencing homelessness. Create and execute a training packet for volunteers for the Point-in-Time Count.

8.   Prepare forms, collect, and analyze data from the Point-in-Time Count and Housing Inventory Count, and write the statewide annual report.

9.   Performs other eligible related activities of the CoC Planning grant as assigned.

C.  Other Duties as Assigned

D.  Qualifications:

·       Associate’s Degree. An Associate’s Degree may be substituted, on a year-for-year basis, for equivalent experience with administrative/technical/office practices, social services, and/or related skills.

Essential Experience:

Two years of administrative/technical work, including public contact, with a preference for someone with experience in the fields of human services/housing, public service, community development, planning, communications and/or related topics. Experience can be gained by volunteer service opportunities.

Skills and Abilities:

·       Demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission of the VCEH.

·       Respect a variety of diverse backgrounds, experiences and opinions.

·       Ability to learn, adapt, communicate calmly and professionally, and develop effective working relationships.

·       Aptitude of sensitivity in dealing with confidential information and adhering to policies.

·       Ability to meet goals and objectives within a specific timeframe.

·       Possess strong organizational skills; ability to plan and organize a varies workload; quickly identify priorities; operate under stare, work independently when needed, and refer to VSHA for clarifications of policy/practices, program regulations, etc.

·       Strong ability to work independently to identify barriers on the way to completing a task and creatively problem solve.

·       Ability to use word processing, spreadsheets, and other computerized programs as well as general office equipment accurately and proficiently. (WordPress, MailChimp, Excel, Google Suite preferred)

·       Ability to collect pertinent and detailed data from a wide variety of sources maintaining detailed, thorough and accurate files.