Shelter Director, Magnolia House

Full Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.  We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in:  Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth.  CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.

CAMBA operates five homeless shelters funded by New York City Department of Homeless Services.  Each shelter offers clients a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility.  Homeless (often mentally-ill and substance-abusing) men and women are provided with comprehensive services to stabilize their condition in order to successfully transition into to permanent and/or supported housing.  Specifically, CAMBA’s Magnolia House is located in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn serves 200 single women at any given time.  The majority of these clients are diagnosed with mental illness, some dually with chemical addictions as well.

Position: Shelter Director

Reports To: Senior Vice President           

Location: 1424 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233

What The Shelter Director Does:

  • Clearly communicate both CAMBA’s and funders’ policies, requirements, guidelines, and program performance targets to staff.
  • Provide oversite of facility operations including assisting Director of Security and Operations and Program Directors with preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance and projects.
  • Support the Director of Security and Operations/Program Director in maintenance and facilities issues such as performing and teaching maintenance duties such as light construction, exterior clean up, furniture moves, simple electric projects, painting and buffing floors.
  • Research and procure outside maintenance support using subcontractors where required.
  • Assist in the planning and management of all special projects.
  • Review and evaluate existing methods, systems, program practices and procedures relative to facilities and recommend changes. In coordination with the VP/Sr. VP, DSO and Program Directors implement and/or guide the implementation of new and/or modified methods, systems, practices and/or procedures.
  • In coordination with the Director of Security and Operations and Program Directors, manage the internal facility inspections, so maintenance, repairs, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems to ensure optimal operating results.
  • Effectively plan and develop facility and maintenance and operation systems to ensure effective delivery of services.
  • Develop systems to keep ahead of maintenance and repair issues to prevent them from becoming major problems.
  • Develop and implement procedures for measuring and documenting appropriate facility and shelter operations.
  • Ensure that all shelters meet all regulatory compliance (i.e.-health, DHS, OTDA, Callahan, RSRI, safety, and fire department).
  • Conduct and document one-on-on supervision of direct reporting staff to assess and improve work performance.
  • Coordinate purchasing and oversee inventorying and procurement of bulk supplies and equipment.
  • Track expenses related to client maintenance systems.
  • Oversee management of storage facility and ensure safety and security of people and items contained within.
  • Implement and manage a work order system for tracking facilities needs and ensuring completion in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Make recommendations to the appropriate management staff regarding facility organizational policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Represent CAMBA at funder/outside agency/community meetings as requested, and with public officials and other non-organizations to recommend facility program and policy improvement.
  • Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of weekly/monthly/quarterly/semester/annual reports and statistical information for both CAMBA management and funder use.
  • Collaborate with staff in the implementation of inventory databases and ensure the collection of statistical information and tracking results.
  • Prepare, document and analyze all shelter operating expenditures related to client supplies and building maintenance to ensure cost containment and contract compliance.
  • Communicate with peers on issues related to client progress and best program practices.
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals and the negotiation of contracts.
  • Confer with the appropriate Senior Vice President/Executive Vice President regarding programmatic and personnel issues.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) and/or three years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Must have an understanding of engineering and project management with knowledge of architecture, construction, and environmental planning.
  • Must possess leadership qualities, superior organizational abilities, and effective communication and negotiation skills.
  • Must be cost-conscious and honest when it comes to working with vendors and contractors, and proactive when it comes to heading off problems.
  • Must have all the appropriate training and licenses in such areas as boilers, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and fire safety.

Compensation: -$90,000-$95,000 annually-
When salary ranges are listed, the range would represent the low and high end for the applicable position & program. The salary offered would be based on various factors unique to each program and candidate. This includes but is not limited to experience, education, budget and/or program size, internal equity, skills and other factors that may be required for the position and organization.

Status: –Full-time (35 hours per week)-
: CAMBA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick time), and paid holidays.

CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.

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