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Special Asst to the Chief Homelessness Prevention

NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)

The Human Resources Administration (HRA) is one of the nation's premier social service agencies dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers by providing temporary help to eligible individuals and families with social service and economic needs in order to assist them in moving out of poverty.

Homelessness Prevention is recruiting for a Special Assistant to the Chief Homelessness Prevention Officer. This new organizational area is an integral part of the Mayor's initiative in preventing and addressing homelessness and housing stability in the City of New York. The Special Assistant will be responsible for leading a wide spectrum of programmatic issues and/or projects that will maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the Homelessness Prevention Unit.

The Special Assistant will:

· Manage multiple ongoing special projects, from inception to completion. · Work alone or as a member of a group effort to proactively and creatively meet all project deadlines. · Produce exceptional quality reports and analyses, both qualitative and quantitative, containing, for example, well-written analyses, detailed charts and graphs, etc. · Design and maintain new performance reports at the request of management. · Conduct various case analyses to find potential operational or systematic inefficiencies, and design new workflows. · Actively work with the various program areas to implement new processes and ensure successful implementation. · Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion on behalf of the Chief Homelessness Prevention Officer, as needed. · Perform other related duties, as needed. PREFERRED SKILLS

· Excellent communication skills, writing and presentation skills. · Proficiency in Microsoft suite of programs. Technology fluent; ability to create databases, spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations. · Ability to exercise complete discretion when handling sensitive or confidential information. · Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and easily adapt to new circumstances. · Highly motivated individual, self starter who can make solid independent judgment calls.


1. A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above.

Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number #152817.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.



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