Program Specialist, Housing

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Program Specialist, Full-time


The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) is seeking a full-time (40 hours a week) Program Specialist to join our team. The Program Specialist will have a key role in leading and administering KCADV’s housing programs that provide housing, rental assistance, and supports to survivors of domestic violence across Kentucky. Activities include direct oversight, development, and implementation of KCADV’s housing programs within the scope and compliance of each funding source. Selected candidate will demonstrate experience with operating HUD-funded housing grants including:

·       Compliance monitoring for housing grants management.

·       Management of grant spending to include ensuring grants are enrolled and maintained at capacity.

·       Completing grant applications as part of a team.

·       Following housing policy at the federal, state, and local levels, and ensuring KCADV program policies are up to date and reflective of best practices.

·       Reviewing and submitting grant progress reports and close out requirements.

·       Knowledge and understanding of HUD funded housing grants, specifically Continuum of Care Rapid Rehousing programming. This includes, but is not limited to:

o   coordinated entry 

o   eligibility requirements for potential housing clients 

o   best practices in serving survivors  

o   fair housing

o   recruiting and building landlord relationships

o   mediating landlord/tenant issues 

o   subsidy calculation processes

o   case management services


Additional Expectations:

·       Active participation as a member of other internal teams working towards systems change in a variety of social justice areas.

·       Some travel required (in-state and out-of-state). 

·       Ability to work remotely.

·       Other duties as assigned, including administrative activities in support of activities.


Candidates must:  

·      Hold a deep commitment to gender, economic, and racial justice for all. 

·      Enjoy collaboration and being part of a dynamic, highly productive and integrated team.

·      Have an understanding of Appreciative Inquiry and how to integrate it into daily work.

·      Be able to maintain flexibility and effectively manage change in a responsive work environment. 

·      Be self-motivated, resourceful, creative, independent, and able to work without significant day-to-day supervision. 

·      Be open to giving and receiving feedback and practice this regularly. 

·      Believe in working toward progressive policies to create a new vision for our future. 

·      Enjoy working with diverse staff and board in an organization committed to social justice. 



·      Minimum of 3 years of experience working in housing programming.

·      Computer literate using Microsoft Office 365 including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

·      One year of experience working with survivors of domestic violence at a domestic violence shelter/program or an affiliate agency that provides intersecting services for survivors.

·      College degree – community college accepted.



·      Salary Range for a Program Specialist is $40,000 - $41,616 based on education and experience.

·      Candidates that possess a high level of education, experience and skills related to the above position description may qualify as a Senior Program Specialist with an entry salary of $50,000.


KCADV is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an equitable workplace where everyone is treated as a respected and valued member of the team. KCADV actively seeks to build and maintain a diverse staff without regard to race, national origin, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, disability, age, sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation.  KCADV is committed to fostering the leadership and elevating the voices of women, young people, people of color, Native people, immigrants and refugees, low-income people, LGBQ+ and transgender persons, gender non-conforming and non-binary people, people with disabilities, young parents, people who were formerly incarcerated, and people living in the many intersections of these experiences. We encourage people from these communities to apply. 


Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to by midnight May 6, 2020.