North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

Homeless Continuum of Care Director

Job Information


The Cape Fear Council of Governments seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Homeless Continuum of Care Director. The continuum of care, known as the Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council, is the HUD-designated regional entity responsible for coordinating services and planning strategies to prevent and end homelessness in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties. The Continuum of Care Director, will be an employee of the Council of Governments and work under the direction of the Homeless Interagency Council Executive Committee. Duties of the position include:


  • Managing the annual grant application process as the Collaborative Applicant for both the HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funds Availability Grant and the HUD Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) serving as the Fiscal Agent for the latter grant.
  • Registering the Continuum of Care in the HUD eSNAPS program, tracking the grant inventory worksheet and writing the collaborative applications for all additional local, state and federal grants funding for Continuum of Care Programs. Overseeing the project grant application rating and ranking process, and ensuring submission of complete and timely grant applications.
  • Providing support to the Continuum of Care Chair and Executive Committee and facilitation of full continuum membership meetings. Serving as the principal point of contact for all Continuum of Care Activities.
  • Responsibility for all aspects of the Continuum of Care’s participation in the statewide Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), including database management, providing agency level HMIS support, CoC wide data analysis for annual needs assessment and other performance assessments.
  • Responsibility for state and federal reporting including the Longitudinal Systems Analysis, Point In Time (PIT) count, Housing Inventory Count (HIC), ESG CAPER and System Performance Measures.
  • Coordination of the CoC’s annual Point In Time (PIT) count of sheltered and unsheltered persons, including recruiting and training volunteers, coordinating the 24-hour count in late January, reconciling the data collected and submitting it on a timely and accurate basis to all stakeholders including state and federal government, state coalition, and the CoC.
  • Providing information on homelessness amelioration to Community Development staff for the City of Wilmington Consolidated Plan and CAPER report.
  • Participating in state and federal webinars, state conferences on homelessness, representing the CoC on the NC HMIS Governance Committee, and attending other relevant trainings and conferences on homeless systems planning.
  • Assuring a local system of coordinated assessment remains operational, effective and viable throughout the CoC catchment area.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned by the COG Administrator and the CoC Chair.


Qualified candidates should:


  • Hold either a Master’s Degree in a Human Services field or Public Administration;
  • OR a 4 year degree in a Human Services field and at least 5 years experience in human services administration with program development and oversight.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office Applications including Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work across systems and with diverse populations.


Preferred experience includes:


  • Data analysis and/or database configuration and user support.
  • Knowledge of local community resources related to homelessness, crisis services and the health care system.



The Council of Governments is a unit of local government with an excellent benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience and candidates should indicate the desired salary range in their cover letter. Only applicants who submit a resume and cover letter will be considered. The Council of Governments is an equal opportunity employer.


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Sept. 6, 2018, 9:21 p.m.