Director, A Way Home America Grand Challenge (Remote)

  • Third Sector New England
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Apr 16, 2019
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description



A Way Home America (AWHA) (, a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE ( is a national initiative to build the movement to prevent and end homelessness among young people. We are youth homelessness providers, advocates, researchers, government agencies, philanthropists, and young people uniting behind a common goal:

  • Prevent and end homelessness among all youth and young adults.
  • Ensure that homelessness among youth and young adults is rare, and if it occurs, experiences of homelessness are brief and one-time.


We are seeking a driven, organized and equity-focused individual who is in-tune with the leadership of young people to serve as the Director of the AWHA Grand Challenge. This person will be responsible for leading and coordinating the entire national effort to ensure the goals of the AWHA Grand Challenge are met. This position reports to the AWHA Director and supervises a virtual team of 3 - 5 community coaches seconded from three separate leading technical assistance (TA) providers, as well as aligning and overseeing significant work by multiple contractors contributing critical knowledge on youth collaboration, racial equity and LGBTQ inclusion. This position is tied to the implementation of the AWHA Grand Challenge and is expected to last as written until January 2022, with the possibility of continuing in another role with AWHA.



We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

In addition to the following qualifications, the most competitive candidate has a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge around youth collaboration, LGBTQ and racial equity, and ending youth homelessness.

  • Minimum of seven years of experience in efforts related to youth experiencing homelessness, people experiencing homelessness, equity and/or a complementary area;
  • Minimum of seven years previous leadership/management experience;
  • Facility with operating in an environment where you have much responsibility but little authority;
  • Deep content knowledge and familiarity with time-limited initiatives/campaigns, housing and homelessness, and/or race and LGBTQ equity;
  • Exceptional project management skills, including detail-oriented management toward urgent timelines and excellent judgment in developing and implementing priorities;
  • Ability to communicate well in front of large audiences and in writing;
  • Demonstrated ability to work and thrive in collaborative, start-up environments;
  • Receives and relays criticism constructively; comfortable managing conflict and disagreement to a productive conclusion;
  • Strong negotiation, mediation and listening skills;
  • Ability to remain unflappable under pressure and to reassure others in a fast-moving environment;
  • Strong motivational skills;
  • Ability to organize, meet deadlines and delegate appropriately;
  • Ability to cope with and embrace change, risk and uncertainty;
  • Diligent work ethic and personal drive while working independently;
  • Commitment and passion around working with an earnest national team to actually end youth homelessness.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/A Way Home America will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.

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$90000- $120000/ Yearly Salary