Housing Advocacy Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Midwest
  • Applications have closed

Website PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Do you have a passion for social justice and improving systems’ responses to victims of domestic violence?

Are you someone who is invested in our vision that domestic violence can and must come to an end for the next generation?

If this describes you, please read on…

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) is dedicated to reducing, preventing, and educating the community about domestic violence. We are currently seeking a Housing Advocacy Specialist to assist Program Services. This position reports to the Housing Advocacy & Policy Manager.


At PCADV, we embrace diversity and our collective strength. We believe in creating a community where systems support all so everyone can thrive. PCADV is committed to actively growing and developing in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all who serve within the organization. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all employees.

To sustain a culture of accountability to DEI, every PCADV employee is responsible for the following behaviors and values:

Accountability – we improve our organizational culture by engaging inhealthy and constructive feedback behaviors
Celebrate – we acknowledge and celebrate our diversity throughactive understanding and respect. Everyone associated with PCADV is expected to engage in allyship behaviors, make connections, challenge stereotypes, and address incidents of unconscious bias
Engage – we engage each other by providing tools for success, get to know others,allow others to grow, recognize the efforts of others, encourage teamwork through reciprocity with acts of kindness. We center relationship building in our work as
Identifying challenges and problem solving – we identify gaps in communication, fosteran environment of open and direct communication without repercussion, allow others to be and feel heard, define boundaries for awareness and safety and seek solutions to problems big and small.
Discovering – we commit to process discovery by highlighting opportunities,finding information, and measuring outcomes of organizational and team
You will be responsible for:

PROVIDING ongoing Technical Assistance to domestic violence programs on thedevelopment and implementation of trauma informed and DV Housing – Firstoriented housing services, especially landlord engagement, coordination with affordable housing providers and developers, and other community supports for Rapid Rehousing.
TRACKING & ANALYZING data from member programs and statewide housingsystems to identify gaps in service, informing PCADV’s housing strategy, regional and statewide needs, and support for member programs, specifically as it relates to community engagement.
DEVELOPING & MAINTAINING resources specific to systemic responses to domestic violence and Participate in development of curricula, training tools andwritten materials, including manuals, model policies, procedures and protocols andwhite papers as identified in the strategic plan and by constituents.
COLLABORATING with Managers and staff to develop and implement an annual Training and Technical Assistance (“TA”) Plan assuring the plan is aligned with PCADV’s strategic plan, state and national emerging issues, best practices and theneeds of PCADV
PROVIDING training and TA to other stakeholders on housing policy and practices pertaining to domestic violence Facilitate collaboration among variousstakeholders including building relationships that connect member programs tohousing systems.
REPRESENTING PCADV on various boards and task forces, as needed. Implement additional projects of service to member programs, as Completeprogrammatic and grant reports, as required.
What qualifies me to be considered:

Five years’ relevant experience
A 4-year degree OR relevant combination of experience and education is required
Prior experience working in a domestic violence program
Specific experience with Rapid Rehousing, or other HUD Continuum of Care and/or Emergency Services Grant programs strongly preferred

*Note: This position is mostly remote. Facilitation of some in-person responsibilities may be required.



For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.