Director of Employment and Education Opportunities
Project H.O.M.E. - Philadelphia, PA

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The ultimate goal of the Director of Employment and Education Opportunities is to improve the self sufficiency, earned income and economic wellbeing of individuals who are tenants or participants in Project HOMEs programs, most of whom have histories of homelessness and have extremely low incomes. This is achieved, in part, through developing and administering programs that create jobs, work/education experiences, and services that use evidenced based practices to assist individuals in seeking, obtaining and maintaining employment and educational outcomes.

  • Develop internship and job placement opportunities within Project H.O.M.E. and the general Philadelphia business community;
  • Provide supervision and direction to the Managers of Project HOMEs social enterprises: Our Daily Threads thrift store and Home Page Café;
  • Review, develop, and update as needed program guidelines, procedures and practices related to each grant or service to promote optimal employment and educational outcomes;
  • Assist in the evaluation of each grant and service to ensure efficacy and effectiveness in attaining optimal employment and educational outcomes;
  • Provide supervision and direction to the Employment Specialists who function as an integrated part of the residential and housing programs to assist residents and alumni choose, get and keep employment;
  • Collaborate with the Honickman Learning Center to develop job training opportunities for residents;
  • Act as liaison between Residential program and the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Lab to maximize utilization of this resource;
  • Work as part of a leadership team with Directors of Residential Services to promote optimum employment and educational outcomes for PH residents and alumni;
  • Develop and implement employment program to be included in orientation for all new residents;
  • Meet regularly with Project HOME residents and staff to assess employment and educational needs at each residence;
  • Provide leadership, program guidelines and targets toward achieving Employment and Education strategic plan goals;
  • Continue to develop Supported Employment and other evidenced based practices where applicable;
  • Oversee the operation of the Art Program and Facilitate Art Program Advisory Board meetings;
  • Review and approve annual budget for Employment Services and Social Enterprises and review management of social enterprises and program budget on a monthly basis;
  • Work with program staff to ensure and oversee marketing, referral and the intake processes result in eligible candidates for the program;
  • Monitor program and strategic plan goals and objectives related to employment and education services, including assisting the VP for Homeless and Residential services in establishing goals, objectives and measures, ensuring related SAMHSA grant objectives are met, and completing progress reports;
  • Financial and programmatic administration and management of: PECO/Excelon grant- Paid internship program for homeless veterans; Residents internship program, integrated Employment Services to PH Residents and Alumni;

Art Program
  • Review building maintenance and repair needs for ODT and Employment Services office space with Maintenance Supervisor on an ongoing basis.

Supervision and Personnel Management:
  • Meet regularly with staff to provide mentoring, supervision, support and guidance in meeting the needs of residents and the programs.
  • Maintain a personnel file for each supervisee regarding job performance including meeting notes, goals, and timelines for work completion, bi annual performance evaluations and all other relevant documents.
  • Advocate for the necessary tools and resources that direct reports need to perform their job functions.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources regarding hiring and other personnel issues relating to staff positions.

Master's Degree.

  • A minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible experience in employment or human services with an employment focus.
  • A minimum of four (4) years administrative and supervisory experience and work force development experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of mental health issues, substance use and recovery, homelessness, unemployment and underemployment, and a case management model of addressing these issues.


High energy and a positive mental attitude.


Monday through Friday – 40 hours/week.

Evenings are required in order to offer classes to residents who have work or appointments during the day

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