The Planning Council seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce that shares our commitment to providing exceptional service with uncompromising integrity.  We believe that by fostering an environment in which employees’ differences are respected and valued, we can better meet the varying needs of the diverse clients and partners we serve.

Through a set of shared values, we are able to maintain an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility, fairness, and a commitment to excellence.  We strive to engage our employees in meaningful activities that offer professional growth and development opportunities.  It is in this manner that all employees are able to participate and contribute to their full potential as they provide exceptional service in support of our mission and strengthen our organizational effectiveness.

Qualified applicants for positions must submit a cover letter and resume. Documents may be emailed to Angela Kellam, CEO/President at: akellam@theplanningcouncil.org.  Or sent by mail to: Angela Kellam, CEO/President, The Planning Council, 2551 Eltham Avenue Suite I, Norfolk VA 23513

Current Positions Available

POSITION:    CONTINUUM OF CARE COORDINATOR

THE PLANNING COUNCIL – NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

This position will be responsible for coordinating activities and providing administrative support for regional Continuum of Care (CoC) programs. The position serves as a member of the Continuum of Care Team responsible for supporting homeless service provider agencies and securing federal, state and local funding for housing and services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Coordinate ongoing activities for regional Continua of Care for which The Planning Council is responsible, including arranging monthly membership and leadership meetings, subcommittee meetings, information exchanges, training and ad hoc events.
  2. Coordinate specific activities carried out as part of the CoC application processes in conjunction with community individuals, local governments, and organizations. The process includes coordinating year-round data and activities such as Priority Setting and Strategic Planning, Point in Time Count, Longitudinal System Analysis, Housing Inventory Chart and Grant Inventory Worksheet.
  3. Provide administrative support by disseminating meeting notices, announcements, minutes, and other correspondence; maintain records, archives, membership lists, and attendance records.
  4. Respond in a timely manner to all community partners seeking technical assistance, information, and other resources around homelessness and housing stabilization.
  5. Coordinate activities around data and agency monitoring, including agency site visits, to ensure data and related information are complete, accurate, and available for inclusion in funding applications when submitted.
  6. Assist with the development of various reports and procedures to respond to the requirements of funding agencies and jurisdictions, as well as provide information to the general public.
  7. Assist with responding to initiatives required of the Continuum of Care, such as youth-specific or veteran-specific activities, as needed.
  8. Represent The Planning Council at local, state and federal meetings and training events as needed.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  1. Demonstrated ability to relate well to individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds and of varying abilities.
  2. Criminal History Search within 30 days of employment.
  3. Knowledge of Microsoft office software, and the ability to use various proprietary database management software.
  4. Excellent communication skills, the ability to work well with other people and organizations, strong organizational skills,

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Public Administration, Urban Planning, Human Service Administration or related Human Services field.

 

POSITION:    DATA AND REPORT SPECIALIST

THE PLANNING COUNCIL – NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

This position supports the overall data compliance of service providers utilizing the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) as well as coordinates reporting on Continuum of Care (CoC) system performance.  This position works as part of a team to ensure data collection, data integrity, and quality customer service.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Utilizing tools to develop reports that demonstrate program-specific or CoC-wide progress, regional trends and other pertinent information requested by the state, local jurisdictions, federal agencies, and partners.
  2. Work closely with other CoC staff to communicate HMIS data and support member organizations and city and county agencies.
  3. Communicates system-level data quality and compliance issues to CoC and agency leadership.
  4. Coordinates compliance of HMIS data standards for all end users and reports issues to CoC and agency leadership.
  5. Create custom reports and queries necessary for program and system-wide reporting.
  6. Participate in system trainings and other state and regional meetings when appropriate.
  7. Participate in regular end user meetings to discuss program updates, data entry, report writing and other system management issues.
  8. Work with Program Managers to develop and implement a system maintenance plan, to maintain compliance with database standards.
  9. Work closely with the Program Managers, funding agencies and partner agencies to communicate data and encourage participation of all interested agencies (including providing demos of the system).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  1. Demonstrated ability to relate well to individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds and of varying abilities.
  2. Criminal History Search within 30 days of employment.
  3. Knowledge of Microsoft office software, and the ability to use various proprietary database management software.
  4. Excellent communication skills, the ability to work well with other people and organizations, strong organizational skills,

 EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Required: Skills, competencies, and abilities equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree/Certification in data base administration, and/or information technology.

Consideration of candidates will continue until the position is filled.

In accordance with Federal law and policies of The Planning Council, TPC is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all antidiscrimination policies of the USDA.

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