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Breaking Ground Director, Programs in Bronx, New York

Director, Programs

Scatter Site Program Bronx, 4275 Park Ave, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Req #2104

Monday, October 16, 2023

ABOUT US: - We believe that everyone deserves a home! Breaking Ground operates nearly 4,000 units of housing across New York City, along with housing in upstate New York and Connecticut. Supportive housing - affordable housing paired with services designed to help people maintain their homes for the long-term - is widely recognized as a proven and cost-effective solution to chronic homelessness.

But we didn't stop at providing housing. Breaking Ground's programs and services help people experiencing street homelessness - especially those who have been on the streets the longest - to come indoors. Through our Street to Home outreach program and transitional housing resources, we help people get, and stay, on the path to a permanent home.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, theDirector, Programs, Scatter Siteoversees all property management and clinical operations for the Scatter Site program. This program provides community based, independent, apartment housing located throughout New York City and case management services for clients who have experienced chronic homelessness, substance use and mental health challenges. The Director manages Assistant Directors and oversees the leasing and maintenance of apartments. The Director develops and maintains strong partnerships with internal and external partners including landlords, community leaders, outreach and transitional housing staff. Utilizing Harm Reduction and Housing First strategies the Director develops clinical best practices for the case management teams.

The Director is responsible for meeting performance targets including placement goals and developing strategies to achieve those targets. The Director provides leadership to the program by informing decision making, implementing policies and procedures, and facilitating effective communication.

The Director works primarily during business hours Monday-Friday, with off hours availability in case of emergency or for special projects/initiatives.


  • Oversee effective housing operations of scatter site apartments, including leasing agreements, apartment maintenance, and rent collection

  • Develop strong partnerships with landlords

  • Oversee effective clinical services to ensure clients remain permanently housed

  • Develop processes and procedures

  • Responsible for program outcome measures and performance targets and utilize management tools and data to create systems of accountability to ensure performance measures are achieved

  • Supervise Assistant Directors and Office Manager

  • Ensure positive communication and collaboration with internal and external partners including in outreach, transitional housing, and other service providers

  • Manage the program’s budget

  • Support professional growth and learning for program staff through regular, structured supervision, team meetings, in-service trainings, modeling, enhancing organizational awareness and ensuring thorough communication with internal and external partners

  • Ensure compliance with programs and audit requirements

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in a health or human services field required . NYS Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) preferred  

  • Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience, experience working in 24/7 programs and working with homeless or formerly homeless populations strongly preferred

  • Thorough clinical understanding of relevant service delivery concepts and structures including Housing First, client centered motivational interviewing, Harm Reduction models, behavioral and medical health systems, and the ability to access and negotiate the full range of services for recipients

  • Experience with crisis intervention, including, risk assessments and incident management

  • Ability to work successfully with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders

  • Demonstrated success in working in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities

  • Ability to delegate and motivate staff to achieve deliverables

  • Ability to communicate (verbally and written) with diverse populations and stakeholders

  • Excellent computer skills, including advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Familiarity with Access-based databases and the ability to learn new programs are required

  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

    Compensation: $87,00 0.00 - $95,000.0 0 / Per Annum As part of our continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees and clients, and in compliance with the City of New York COVID-19 Safety Requirement Mandate, Breaking Ground strongly recommends all employees, interns, volunteers, and subcontractors to receive an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccination and provide a one-time verification of immunization as a condition of employment.


Other details

  • Pay Type Salary

  • Min Hiring Rate $87,000.00

  • Max Hiring Rate $95,000.00

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  • Scatter Site Program Bronx, 4275 Park Ave, Bronx, New York, United States of America