Director of Housing Programs

Compass Family Services

About the organization

At Compass Family Services, we are passionate about helping homeless and at-risk families become stably housed, emotionally and physically healthy, and economically self-sufficient. We have been serving the community for over one hundred years, and will hope to be here to support those in-need for the next at least a hundred more. We are consistently recognized as a top performing nonprofit and have received awards from Tipping Point Community, Mutual of America, and the Association for Corporate Growth, among others, for the services we provide to the San Francisco community.

Compass’ continuum of services includes intake and referral to shelter and other housing opportunities, a family shelter, transitional housing, rental assistance,
childcare, counseling and therapy, parenting education, and other prevention and
support services.


The Director of Housing Programs is responsible for overseeing all aspects of services provided by four programs which together support hundreds of homeless families each year to find safe, stable housing. These are: Compass Family Shelter, an emergency shelter; Compass Clara House, a transitional housing program, with on-site licensed childcare and afterschool programs; Compass SF HOME, which provides eviction prevention assistance and rental subsidies, case management, housing search support and post-housing aftercare services; and the Compass Central City Access Point, which performs housing problem solving with families facing homelessness and screens and places families into to a wide array of housing programs in San Francisco and beyond.

Full description at:


- At least 5 years experience in staff supervision, including direct and indirect reports.
- At least 5 years experience developing and managing complex nonprofit programs, or other equivalent experience.
- Deep understanding and demonstrated experience with housing programs, i.e. shelters/transitional housing and rapid rehousing programs and their specific operations.
- Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to anti-racism and to eradicating homelessness in San Francisco. (Special consideration will be provided for lived/personal experience.)
- Deep commitment to and demonstrated success discussing, integrating, and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging throughout a complex and dynamic organization.
- Experience overseeing budgets and/or managing relationships with funders.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively lead, coach, and mentor teams.
- Experience managing government contracts.
- Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
- Strong aptitude for verbal and written communication, presentation, and relationship development.
- Experience working with families in crisis.
- Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills.
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work, non-profit administration/management or related field encouraged but not required, or a combination of equivalent educational and lived experience.
- Bilingual/bicultural a plus.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Full posting at:

To apply, please send a detailed cover letter and resume to [email protected] Resumes sent
without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified
applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek to recruit a diverse workforce. Employees must embrace the idea that Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging contribute to the success of our underserved communities, and therefore to shared prosperity in our city and region. Compass Family Services is committed to the continuous work of implementing specific actions that will disrupt systemic prejudice and improve equity across programs and departments, to become an example to partners who also believe in a culture of inclusion that leverages diversity.

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