|Director of Community Relations|
|Marketing & Communications|
|Location: Fremont, CA
Abode Services is a national leader in ending homelessness by putting housing first! For the past 25 years we have demonstrated real, measurable progress toward ending homelessness here in our community. We began in 1989 when a small group of dedicated and caring people came together to help families in the Tri-Cities who had nowhere to live. Much has changed in the last 25 years. We now measure our service area in counties, rather than cities, and the people we serve in thousands, rather than dozens. But the spirit that inspired that small group back in 1989 — the belief that everyone should have a home — continues to inspire us today. We’re so proud to be able to tell you that in the last three years alone, we have re-housed 6,000 people — people whose lives are so much better now because they have a safe, stable place to live.
Abode is in the midst of a rapid expansion towards becoming the leading provider of solutions to homelessness in the Bay Area. In the last 10 years, Abode has tripled the number of homeless people re-housed, gone from serving one county to 5 counties (Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Napa and Santa Cruz). Our budget continues to grow significantly year over year, with continued plans to at least double our impact in the next 5 years. We know what works: providing supportive housing to end homelessness. By focusing on doing more of that — more construction of supportive housing, more development of rental assistance programs, and more innovative social services — we will successfully impact thousands more families toward ending homelessness.
Read more about our approach and successes at our website: www.abodeservices.org
Abode Services (Abode) is seeking a Director of Community Relations (DCR) to advance its mission by developing effective relations with strategic audiences in the local communities served by the organization. Working directly with real estate developers, landlords, residents, media outlets and funders, the DCR will serve as an external face for Abode Services with a wide array of constituent groups who invite Abode into a community, are served by the agency, and provide funding necessary to grow the organization’s impact. This is a great opportunity for a mission driven professional who would like to utilize their marketing and development skill set to advance the cause of a high-impact organization making a significant difference in the state of California.
Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, to Louis Chicoine, Executive Director, by utilizing the link below. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Abode Services offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.
Abode Services is an equal opportunity employer.
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