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The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, in partnership with members and communities throughout the state, creates change through leadership, advocacy, and building the capacity of members and the field to respond to environmental challenges. Our collective mission is to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut.


Open Positions

Executive Assistant
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness – Hartford, CT

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) leads the statewide collaborative effort to end homelessness in Connecticut including over 100 organizations and individuals. CCEH advances our mission to bring about an end to homelessness in the State of Connecticut through coalition-building, policy leadership and advocacy, research and data analysis, training and technical assistance, and direct administration of flexible financial assistance for people experiencing or on the verge of homelessness.

CCEH is seeking an experienced, organized, and conscientious individual to join our team as an Executive Assistant. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Executive Assistant would provide administrative support for the CEO, senior managers, and CCEH teams. The Executive Assistant will provide administrative support related to CCEH’s Board of Directors meetings and committees/task forces; record-keeping related to flexible financial assistance; logistical coordination of statewide advocacy activities, trainings, and conferences; and assistance with grant reporting and development activities.

Primary Tasks: 

  • Manage the CEO’s schedule; assist in fielding inquiries, information requests, and speaking engagements; track and directly conduct follow-up activities;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the Board of Directors, its committees, and its taskforces;
  • Assist with tracking of internal progress and performance guided by agency strategic plan;
  • Triage, track, and manage internal requests for CEO review of documents, contract review, signatures, grant reports, and communications;
  • Assist Director of Finance and Administration with reconciliations;
  • Assist Program Manager with processing of flexible financial assistance payments;
  • Assist Director of Advocacy and Community Impact with logistical support related to advocacy and public education events and efforts;
  • Assist with internal and external meeting/training planning and preparation;
  • Assist with drafting communications and correspondences to CCEH network and coalition;
  • Support fundraising and development efforts through assistance with grant reporting;
  • May assist with grant-writing, depending upon skill and experience;
  • May assist with conducting basic data analysis and preparing data tables, depending upon skill and experience;
  • General administrative tasks as necessary.

Qualifications and Skills

Requirements:

  • High school diploma; post-secondary education preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience in similar position(s)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent internal and external customer service and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with QuickBooks strongly preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Self-starter who thinks creatively; proactively identifies, communicates, and troubleshoot problems
  • Experience working in teams
  • Enthusiasm and passion for ending homelessness
  • Valid driver’s license required and daily access to personal vehicle
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends on occasion.

Job Type:

The position is a full-time, 40-hour per week, non-exempt position. Compensation for this position is competitive.

Benefits offered:             

  •  Paid time off
  • Health, Dental and Life insurance
  • Retirement benefits

Communications Coordinator
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness – Hartford, CT

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) leads the statewide collaborative effort to end homelessness in Connecticut including over 100 organizations and individuals. CCEH advances our mission to bring about an end to homelessness in the State of Connecticut through coalition-building, policy leadership and advocacy, research and data analysis, training and technical assistance, and direct administration of flexible financial assistance for people experiencing or on the verge of homelessness.

CCEH is seeking a talented, motivated Communication Coordinator to coordinate external communications for the organization. The successful candidate will work with colleagues to shape and coordinate communications to different stakeholder groups including providers, government agencies, legislators, funders, business and industry, faith-based organizations, and individuals. This position will play a critical role in supporting the organization’s messaging in the press, through marketing materials, proposals and advocacy materials, in social media, and through major flagship events including the organization’s annual conference, which brings together more than 500 key players in the field of homelessness to explore best practices and shape the future of efforts to end homelessness in the state. The successful candidate will be an exceptional writer and communicator with the capacity to harness oral and written communication to engage, motivate, and inspire our coalition in shared efforts to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut.

Primary Tasks: 

  • Press: Work with CCEH staff to maintain list of press contacts and develop and implement strategy for managing CCEH’s presence in local and national press;
  • Social media: Develop and implement strategy for advancing CCEH’s strategic goals through social media; Lead organizational presence on Facebook and Twitter to market events, create awareness, generate interest in volunteering, engage potential donors, and provide information for our members and broader community
  • Online: Maintain CCEH’s online presence including CCEH website, youth-help.org, behomeful.org, and ctcandata.org; Update and maintain website resource pages and related web content for all relevant projects. Assure that websites are accessible and current.
  • Provider communications: In conjunction with project/program leads, develop communications strategies to engage and inform providers on relevant project/program details, new laws, regulations, protocols, trainings, resources, announcements, and events/invites that could assist them in their work to end homelessness and alert them about CCEH supports.
  • Newsletters and email Blasts: Coordinate mailing list data, monthly newsletters, and e-mail blasts including Cold Weather Alerts issued by the Governor, funding announcements, and other material relevant to providers.
  • Events management: Coordinate planning of the Annual Training Institute conference. This includes recruiting and coordinating with speakers and workshop presenters and overseeing event logistics, including invitations, marketing, registrations, speaker arrangements, timelines, and event flow. In addition, assist with meeting and event coordination for other regional and statewide gatherings including CAN Service Tours and Private Sector Working Group tours.
  • Writing and tracking: Assist staff in drafting language or grants, contracts, reports, and other written materials.
  • Marketing and advocacy: Assist in development of marketing and advocacy collateral to engage strategically significant target audiences.
  • Volunteer engagement: Assist in coordinating strategy for engaging volunteers in grassroots communications.
  • Cultural Competency Improvement: Enhance the cultural competency of outgoing communications; develop and implement communications strategies to reach key constituencies, including vulnerable populations who have been less likely to access homeless services, such as minorities, youth, and immigrant groups.

Qualifications and Skills

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years related work history, including project management and event planning experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree or concentration in communications preferred.
  • Experience with social media required; grant-writing skills and communications a plus.
  • Event-management experience required.
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills required (fluency in English required; fluency in Spanish preferred).
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required and attention to detail essential.
  • Strong communication and prioritization skills with the ability to work strategically in a fast-paced environment needed.
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, graphic capabilities, and social media) and capacity to quickly master new technologies required.
  • Experience with Constant Contact, Salesforce, and WordPress preferred but not required. Must also have talent in problem-solving and be very proactive and flexible.
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor required.
  • Valid driver’s license required and daily access to personal vehicle.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends on occasion.

Job Type:

The position is a full-time, 40-hour per week, non-exempt position. Compensation for this position is competitive.

Benefits offered:             

  •  Paid time off
  • Health, Dental and Life insurance
  • Retirement benefits

Research Analyst
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness – Hartford, CT

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) leads the statewide collaborative effort to end homelessness in Connecticut including over 100 organizations and individuals. CCEH advances our mission to bring about an end to homelessness in the State of Connecticut through coalition-building, policy leadership and advocacy, research and data analysis, training and technical assistance, and direct administration of flexible financial assistance for people experiencing or on the verge of homelessness.

CCEH is seeking a member for the data and research team, responsible for wide variety of tasks related to data collection and analysis, including through the Connecticut Homeless Management Information System (CT HMIS), relating to programs that serve people experiencing homelessness in Connecticut.

Primary Tasks:

  • Assist in creation of annual Point-in-Time (PIT) & Youth Count methodology
  • Assist in conducting annual PIT & Youth count and Housing Inventory Collection (HIC) data collection
    • Coordinate volunteers
    • Conduct community trainings for PIT
    • Communicate with and direct regional coordinators. Act as liaison between statewide coordination and regional coordination.
    • Analysis of PIT and Youth count data
  • Write and design of the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count and Youth Count report(s)
  • Assist in CT HMIS management, including interacting with agencies, funders, and the CT HMIS Steering Committee
  • Assist vendors, contactors, and partners in large scale research initiatives
  • Assist in report auditing and continuous quality improvement initiatives
  • Assist in the analysis of System Performance Data (SPM) on both the functionality level and the actual project performance level
    • Work with stakeholders to understand their SPM data and how they can impact change on their outcomes
    • Creation of guides and tools within CT HMIS to assist projects in analyzing their project level data
  • Act as CCEH representative to the CT Continuums of Care and Coordinated Access Network (CAN) leadership group
  • Host regular webinars highlighting the work of the CT HMIS project
  • Assist in planning new statewide reports produced by CCEH
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervised By:  Director of HMIS & Strategic Analysis

Position Requirements:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook)
  • Database management
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Work productively with others as well as independently on assignments
  • Team player attitude
  • Valid driver’s license required and daily access to personal vehicle

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in data collection and analysis
  • At least two years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with homelessness work and/or passion for ending homelessness
  • Experience with statistical analysis and related tools (R Studio, SAS, SPSS, etc.)

Job Type:

The position is a full-time, 40-hour per week, non-exempt position. Compensation for this position is competitive.

Benefits offered:         

  • Paid time off
  • Health, Dental and Life insurance
  • Retirement benefits

To apply:

Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume via Indeed:

Communications Coordinator Position

Executive Assistant Position 

Research Analyst

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


Internships

Significant projects include research, grassroots organizing, communications and coalition development related to efforts to end homelessness. Each placement has a staff supervisor/mentor who will oversee the work, which usually involves a good deal of variety and several  projects. These internships are appropriate for those seeking academic credit, work experience and a collegial, flexible environment.

Internships at the CCEH are a good fit for undergraduate or graduate students interested in:

  • Women’s Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • English
  • Leadership
  • Business/non-profit management
  • Human Services
  • Sociology
  • Economics

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduates, graduate students in good standing or recent graduates who are innovative thinkers, problem solvers and interested in solutions to prevent and end homelessness, economic security and affordable housing.
  • Must have excellent work ethic, strong writing, research and/or design skills. Quantitative or design skills also a plus.
  • Self‐starters comfortable in a small, non‐profit team with diverse constituencies.
  • Backgrounds desired: sociology, public policy, political science, anthropology, women’s studies, urban planning, social work, communications, public administration, marketing, community organizing.

We accept applications for fall, spring and summer. Please submit the following to Sarah Fox:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. 2-3 writing samples
  4. A completed application form

 


CCEH is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. CCEH considers lived experience as a valued source of expertise