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Los Angeles, California
United States
Housing/Community Development
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Project Manager

Under direction of the Associate Director of Systems Integration, and in integral partnership with the Systems units, the Project Manager (PM) will coordinate and execute projects that respond to the needs of those experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. The work of the PM will focus on but not be limited to executing the strategies described in the 2016 City and County Homeless Strategy documents. The PM works in close collaboration with other system partners within the city and county as well as all LAHSA departments. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a fast paced environment, managing many competing priorities and constituents and working efficiently under deadlines.


Project Management:

  • Simultaneously manage multiple projects from inception to completion, inclusive of facilities considerations, homeless services design, planning and implementation, and measuring effectiveness.
  • Maintain clear project management tools and protocols that consider: goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans, and allocation of available resources. 
  • Define project scope, timeline, deliverables, milestones, and required tasks in collaboration with project stakeholders.
  • Determine and manage project resources and procurement of vendors for project activities.
  • Create strategic solutions with attention to system opportunities and barriers.
  • Consistently and comprehensively communicate with project stakeholders to ensure shared understanding of deliverables and timeline.
  • Proactively manage and escalate risks throughout the project lifecycle
  • Maintain process and documentation for request, tracking, and approving changes to project scope, deliverables and/or timeline
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, including intergovernmental peers, elected officials, non-profit partners and general public, and community.

Desired Competencies:

  • The successful candidate will be collaborative and a problem solver. Her/his work will be driven by strategic thinking and executed with creativity and efficiency.  
  • Ability to establish excellent relationships and work cooperatively with individuals, groups and organizations diverse in mission, composition, function, and capacity.
  • Knowledge and understanding of policy, systems and local programs that impact homeless persons and related public funding sources, regulations, requirements and procedure.
  • Detailed-oriented, strong follow-through skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, and work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Displays maturity and ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, maturity and ability to juggle competing priorities.
  • Communicates well with others and demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor in the face of competing demands and external pressures.
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor.

Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree required; advanced degree highly desirable.
  • Relevant work experience managing projects and collaborating with government agencies.
  • The successful candidate is required to have strong knowledge of the social services field and/or successful management and implementation of homeless programs in the nonā€profit, government, or private sector.

Other Desired Skills and Requirements:

  • Proficient in office software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project) and internet.
  • A valid Driver’s License is required.


To apply mail, fax or email cover letter and resume to:

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Attn: Keshia Douglas, Director of HR & Administration

811 Wilshire Boulevard, 6th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Fax: 213-553-9373

Email: [email protected]