Brilliant Corners

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Program Director Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool (San Fran)

Housing for Health | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Organization Overview
Founded in 2004, Brilliant Corners provides innovative housing and housing-related services to those transitioning from or at risk of homelessness or institutionalization. We develop, own, and manage multi-family supportive housing and licensed residential care homes. Additionally, we implement a broad array of scattered-site, one-on-one supportive housing, and clinical case management programs through partnerships with developmental services, homeless services, veteran services, and health care sectors. 

In short, we do good work.

We have offices statewide with a staff of passionate people. While we are growing rapidly, we are also selective: We’re seeking inspired, talented people who want to be part of a team effecting profound change and who have fun doing it.  

Program Summary

Building on success in Los Angeles County as well as the Inland Empire, Brilliant Corners is collaborating with key government, philanthropic, and non-profit stakeholders to design and launch a San Francisco Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool (FHSP) by October 2018. FHSP is a nationally-recognized model for rapidly scaling supportive housing interventions and, ultimately, ending the cycle of homelessness for thousands of households.

Position Summary
The Program Director will lead the launch and management of the San Francisco Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool (FHSP). The Program Director will collaborate with the Chief Program Officer, Director of FHSP Initiatives, and key funders, such as the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing and Tipping Point Community Foundation, to scale the FHSP and meet the audacious goal of housing hundreds of homeless San Franciscans. The position is ideal for a person with proven leadership who is strategic, innovative, and committed to social justice.

The Program Director will manage the FHSP Tenancy Support Services and Housing Acquisition teams, which includes supervisors, administrative support roles, and housing acquisition specialists. The Program Director will inspire a culture of excellence throughout the team and constantly strive to optimize overall FHSP operations. The Program Director must be able to effectively engage with high-level government and partner stakeholders; this includes ensuring regular program performance and financial reporting.


You’re a recognized leader. Your track record shows that you can manage a team effectively. You act with confidence and integrity with an eye towards solutions.

You bring your “A” game to work.  You inspire a culture of excellence and take pride in doing “whatever it takes” for our clients and partners. You believe that it’s a reflection on you, your work, and the organization you represent.

You’re a system thinker who puts people at the center. You see opportunities for improvement wherever you look and know how to get buy-in from others to make it real. You know how to take things to scale without feeling bureaucratic.

You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. You’re resourceful and at ease with ambiguity and rapid change. You possess a positive, can-do attitude, and are adept at identifying creative solutions that turn challenges into opportunities.

You embody a collaborative spirit. You’re able to work collaboratively with our partner case management agencies, funders, housing partners, and tenants to develop an appropriate resolution that maintains the spirit of the FHSP model.

Professional Experience

  • Master’s level education desirable but not required.
  • 5 or more years of experience in the public policy, social justice, human services, or environmental justice fields. Experience working in supportive housing a plus.  
  • Demonstrated leadership as evidenced by increasing levels of responsibility and management over the course of the candidate’s career.
  • At least 2 years building and managing a team.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Strategic, global thinking.
  • Demonstrated leadership in building a team.
  • Collaborates with managers and directors to develop holistic program approach.
  • Creative, problem-solving approach.
  • Exceptional communication skills and a creative approach to engaging stakeholders.
  • Ability to refine systems and processes with an eye towards the “big picture.” 
  • Excellent organizational, project management, and planning skills.
  • Solid team leader who is able to work well collaboratively on projects and under pressure.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally responsive services and work effectively in cross-cultural situations.
  • Proficiency with MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel required. Experience with databases such as Salesforce a plus.

Position Details
Location:                       San Francisco, CA
Start date:                       August 2018
Compensation:              $95,000 to $110,000
Status:                              Non-exempt, full-time
Benefits:                          Health, dental, vision, retirement match, long-term disability, life insurance, flex spending, commuter plan, sick leave and vacation pay
Reports to:                   Director of FHSP Initiatives                       
Travel required:            Occasional travel to Los Angeles to coordinate with LA FHSP


Brilliant Corners does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Brilliant Corners is committed to fair hiring practices and does not ask applicants to disclose conviction history before extending a conditional job offer.

Disclaimer: Brilliant Corners does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms / employment agencies / third-party recruiters for any of its employment opportunities. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Brilliant Corners about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms / employment agencies / third-party recruiters to any employee at Brilliant Corners via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Brilliant Corners; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by Brilliant Corners as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.