Destination: Home is always looking for dedicated, dynamic, and passionate people interested in joining our team. View our organization’s core values.

In addition to the roles below, we encourage you to learn about other ways you can get involved with our efforts to end homelessness in our community.

 Initiatives Officer

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Initiatives Officer is a core member of the Initiatives team, with a primary focus on the development, coordination and implementation of Destination: Home’s strategic initiatives:

  • Centering and shifting power to people with lived experience with homelessness and housing instability
  • Guaranteed income and direct financial assistance programs toward income and wealth equality and preventing homelessness
  • Increasing access and equity for homeless and formerly homeless people.

Core Responsibilities include:

  • Initiative Implementation:
    • Coordinate with partner organizations to implement key system change initiatives.
    • Create plans to address and correct programmatic gaps and challenges.
    • Communicate Destination: Home’s strategic direction, investments and impact with internal and external partners. 
  • Program Administration:
    • Develop operational workplans with milestones, timelines and progress tracking. 
    • Evaluate program performance, capacity and needs to ensure system change goals are being met and adjustments are being made as needed.
  • Program Development:
    • Support the development of new and emerging strategic initiative work with both internal and external partners.
    • Collaborate with a variety of public and private organizations to assess, define and design new system change efforts to prevent and end homelessness.
    • Assist with the development and submission of funding proposals for new resources to expand, enhance and/or sustain existing initiative work.
  • Grant Administration:
    • Maintain ongoing verbal and written communication with both Destination: Home grantees and funders.
    • Ensure timely grant payments and reporting, accurate budgeting and accounting of funds.
    • Track performance management.
    • Other related duties as assigned.

To learn more and apply, visit the Silicon Valley Community Foundation website*

*Note: Destination: Home is a supporting organization of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. All job recruitments are conducted in partnership with SVCF and all candidates must apply via the SVCF website.

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