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Housing Stability Associate

United Way of King County
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The Housing Stability Associate will be responsible for building the capacity of the Ending Homelessness Program at United Way by building an effective monitoring and evaluation tool to evaluate data and connect people experiencing homelessness to services. Starting in early 2021, after guidance from Public Health that events can be held, this position will including building the Family Resource Exchanges events – by identifying the most appropriate locations for the events, mobilizing service providers, recruiting volunteers, and engaging companies for donations – for each event. Overall, this position will aim to increase the financial stability of families experiencing homelessness and low income people by building the capacity of UWKC Family Resource Exchanges that directly connect with unsheltered community members experiencing homeless. By building these events, this AmeriCorps member will support 3,600 economically disadvantaged individuals (in families), including homeless individuals, receive housing services. This also includes supporting 1,800 individuals transition into safe, healthy, affordable housing. In addition, they will be accelerating the impact of United Way’s work to lift 50,000 people out of poverty and reduce the unsheltered population by 50%.

Service Activities

Experience working with non-profits and/or public agencies and/or college degree in related field
Experience in event management
Ability to recruit and managing volunteers
Technology expert and previous experience evaluating secure data
Effective verbal and written communication
Excellent organizational and creative problem-solving capabilities, emotional intelligence, and project and time management skills
Cultural humility and commitment to racial equity is a must to ensure that services are relevant and accessible
We have ambitious goals in support of our community, and therefore ask that you have a comprehensive understanding of poverty in our region and are committed to addressing systemic inequities
Excitement for working on a team in order to foster collaborative and productive relationships with staff, partners and teammates
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing workload
Proficiency with MS office programs including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint & Excel
Willingness to maintain a strong work ethic in the face of challenges such as living within the means of the VISTA stipend

Community Need Addressed

Homelessness in King County

Position Outcomes

Homelessness is a crisis in King County. On any given night, over 11,000 people are experiencing housing insecurity and thousands are staying outside without shelter. Families – moms dads, children, aunts uncles, grandparents – making up about 2,500 of those individuals without a home every night. While the numbers have declined over the past year by 7% there is much more work to be done. Thus, United Way is committed to partnering with local agencies and caring people in our region to ensure that people in our community have homes.

The Starbucks Corporation challenged UWKC in partnership with well-known local agencies, Mary’s Place and Wellspring Family Services, to bring our mission to local communities where the need is the greatest across the county and host events called the Family Resource Exchange (FRE). These FREs focus on our collective goal to end family homelessness and create pop-up events that are one-stop shops to directly connect families to resources on-site for a few hours. At each event, families are directly connected to housing resources, employment, legal services, child care, hot meals, daily essentials, and so much more! Further, it not only brings financial assistance to families, but is an event focused on making an enjoyable time for families.


Education award upon successful completion of service, Stipend, Student loan forbearance

$6,195 Education Award or $1,800 cash stipend upon successful completion of service. (By law, only VISTA members who are either: US citizens, US nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens (sometimes referred to as “lawful permanent residents”) are eligible to receive an education award. Persons legally residing in a state, but who are not US citizens, US nationals, or lawful permanent residents, are only eligible to receive an end-of-service stipend.) Loan deferment and payment of interest accrued during service year on qualified student loans (loans must be federally-backed; personal/private loans not eligible) Health benefits that meet the minimum standards of ACA compliance Unlimited ORCA (bus) Pass Childcare assistance – please let us know if you are interested in this benefits so that we can provide additional information 10 days sick leave, 10 days personal leave, 9 federal holidays Enrollment in an assistance program with 24-hour access to phone counseling Non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs for up to one year after completing service Professional work experience In-service training, skill-building and professional development Family leave – please let us know if you anticipate needing extended time off for family/maternity leave so that we can provide additional information

Competencies You Will Develop

Listen to and consider others' viewpoints
Creativity & Problem Solving
Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel
Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Stay positive and outcome oriented
Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand
Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Effectively delegate tasks
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Homelessness & Housing
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank
  • Weekly Training Hours 6

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