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Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator

Status: Hourly/Non-Exempt/Full-time
Hours: 40 hours per week
Location: 10 Van Hicks Road, Oak Ridge, TN.
Responsible To: Executive Director


This administrative position is responsible for effective day-to-day program development, operations, and maintenance of ORHA’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program.


  • Develop and schedule program components.
  • Market program to potential participants and private industry.
  • Locate and pursue funding resources, services, and resources that support program activities by identifying opportunities, writing proposals, and administering grants.
  • Establish guidelines for program participation, then recruit and counsel program participants.


  • Assess participants needs, then develop partnerships and working relationships.
  • Convene regular Program Coordinating Committee meetings, keep committee members informed about program activities and needs, and seek committee support in meeting program needs.
  • Publish brochures and other documents to develop and maintain program awareness among housing authority rental assistance program participants, government officials, business partners, and other interested community members.
  • Maintain escrow accounts.
  • Meet funding source expectations.
  • Oversee and maintain participant files.
  • Ensure program compliance.
  • Performs related work as required.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES: At times staff will be required to perform additional duties beyond those specified.


  • Attend all scheduled ORHA staff meetings, lunch and learns, as required.
  • Complete ongoing training assignments as required.
  • Review email announcements, resource books, partner websites, HUD website, manuals and CFRs routinely.

PROFESSIONALISM: Maintain professional decorum through email conversations, trainings, presentations, and meetings. Support and carry out the mission of the agency.


A Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences or business/marketing, with three (3) years of experience in a closely related field or a combination of education and business/professional experience which would be equivalent.

  • Knowledge of and experience in marketing, non-profit program administration, supervision, case management, public housing, grant writing, and administration.
  • Ability to work effectively with participants, ORHA staff, social service agencies, the business community, and general public.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and regard participants as customers/consumers, not recipients
  • Good written and oral communication skills, including experience/knowledge in grant writing and administration, desktop publishing, and public speaking
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, agency representatives, program participants, and the public


  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid personal automobile insurance
  • Offers of employment are contingent upon acceptable criminal background check, acceptable drug screening and acceptable motor vehicle report.
  • Strong motivation to accomplish goals with an ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to applications.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule: 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations: Combination of remote and in person office work. Masks required in office. Regular cleaning and/or sanitizing of all work areas.

Work Remotely: Temporarily due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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