Current job openings with Home of the Sparrow

Executive Director

Status:  Full-Time, Exempt

Reports To:  Reports directly to the Governance Board of Home of the Sparrow

Job Purpose:   The Executive Director is responsible for the overall business strategy and management

of all aspects of the Home of the Sparrow activities.  The person in this position ensures that objectives

and standards of excellence are met in all areas of operations and strategic planning.  The Executive

Director leads with vision and the highest level of integrity to ensure the growth and success of the



Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the organization in the planning and design of a comprehensive set of supportive services and housing in order to meet HOS’s strategic plan and mission.
  • Develop ongoing and comprehensive private and public sector programs to grow the organization’s resources in meeting HOS’s strategic plan and mission.
  • Develop and nurture good working relationships with regional decision-makers, funders, businesses, and community leaders unique to HOS.
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities that will reduce agency costs while increasing the level of service.
  • Maintain responsibility for the fiscal integrity of HOS to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of the agency.
  • Enhance the image of HOS by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
  • Grow the organization’s resources to meet HOS’s strategic plan and mission by identifying a comprehensive plan for private and public sector fundraising.
  • Oversee a strong team of direct reports in their planning and execution of a comprehensive set of strategies in the areas of Program Services, Development and Property Management, Retail Operations, and Finance.
  • Prepare and present to the HOS Board reports on the status of agency activities, fulfillment of key objectives and management of the budget and operating plans.
  • Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all optimal areas.
  • Oversee staff with the development and implementation of policies/procedures/training, which enhance and protect the assets of the Agency and ensures the efficient use of human, capital, and financial resources.
  • Ensure that technology needs of the agency are proactively addressed and used to enhance the productivity and quality of the Agency.
  • Responsible for hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.


Knowledge & Professional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge, skill and ability equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on nonprofit management or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively more challenging management experience.
  • Solid, hands-on budget management skills, including preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
  • Strong management skills and experience in staff supervision, including being able to successfully interface with varied personalities and temperaments.
  • Ability to be both a great team player and team leader.
  • Knowledgeable in fundraising, including grant writing, special events, marketing and government funding.
  • Fully proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work within a diverse workforce made up of staff and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Ability to problem solve, adjust priorities and trouble-shoot in an ever-changing fast-paced environment.
  • Strong financial management capability.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Able to make quick but well thought-out decisions based upon an assessment of a few key facts; focused and persistent actions until results are achieved.
  • Demonstrate a highly pragmatic style.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, understandable manner and listen attentively.
  • Demonstrate self-motivation and possess the drive to motivate staff even during times of change and turbulence.
  • Physical requirements include:
    • Being able to lift up to 30 pounds;
    • Balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and reaching are required at times;
    • Sitting for extended periods of time

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Grants Data Reporting Specialist

Status:  Part-Time (approx. 25-29 hours p/week), Non-Exempt

Reports To:  Grants Manager

Job Purpose:  The Grants Data Reporting Specialist is primarily responsible for financial reporting, tracking the use and allocations of expended funds, and submitting timely and accurate statistical reports.

Key Functions and Responsibilities

  • Track, and compile financial and statistical data, and work with team to submit grant applications and performance reports.
  • Draw down federal, state, and other funds, and complete and submit corresponding reports—monthly, quarterly, annually.
  • Develop and maintain procedures for grant tracking, reporting, and billing.
  • Ensure compliance with the requirements for each funding source.
  • Maintain and update electronic and physical records and files.
  • Generate various financial, funding, and calendar reports.
  • Assist in research and writing grant proposals as needed.



Qualifications, Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or other relevant discipline preferred.
  • Experience in a non-profit environment and with federal and state funding.
  • Some grant writing/reporting experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in and experience with spreadsheets and online forms.
  • Must have strong computer and analytical skills, be able to meet deadlines, show great attention to detail, and enjoy working in a team environment.


Candidates with the equivalent combination of

education and experience are encouraged to apply.

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Shelter Staff

Status:  Part-time

Reports To:  Shelter Manager

Schedule:   Sat. & Sun. 7:00AM – 3:30PM


Key Responsibilities:

  • Meets with the Shelter Manager at least monthly for supervision.
  • Upholds Home of the Sparrow Rules, as defined by the Shelter Rules and Philosophy document.
  • Follows emergency procedures as needed.
  • Relates positively to the community, representing HOS in a positive manner at all times.
  • Assists in preparing rooms, binders etc. for resident move-ins and move-outs as directed by the Shelter Manager.
  • Attends and fully participates in all scheduled trainings as required by the agency.
  • Follows clients Individual Plans carefully.
  • Provides Case Management, Client Centered Consultation, and Community Support Services to assigned clients weekly (and/or as needed). Involves other providers as needed, and also provides referrals and linkages as needed, and provides discharge planning and coordination.
  • Documents and bills all client interventions appropriately in client charts.
  • Provides aftercare services upon client request.
  • Upholds HOS guidelines for client savings accounts.
  • Advocates on behalf of clients when indicated.
  • Provides transportation for clients as it pertains to their Individual Plans.
  • Completes Employment/Education Forms weekly and turns them in to the Employment/Education Coordinator.
  • Completes all weekly shelter duties as assigned by the Shelter Manager.
  • Adheres to specific shelter responsibilities/assignments as directed by the Shelter Manager (i.e. Book Buddies, Child Care Volunteers, Thursday Night Programming, House Meetings, HOS vehicle maintenance, HMIS data entry, Chart Reviews, scheduled grocery shopping trips etc.)
  • Conducts daily Safety and Maintenance Inspections.
  • Counts Petty Cash daily.
  • Helps ensure that the shelter is clean, safe and in good repair.
  • Submits work orders through Property Ware when necessary.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Good written and verbal skills;
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people;
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with a team.


  • Bachelors Degree preferred;
  • Previous experience working with high barrier populations preferred

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Logistics Mover / Driver 

Status:  Part-time


Mover-Driver on 16 ft. box van picking up and unloading donations.

Approximately 30 hours per week, over 3-4 days; schedule varies.

Must be available to work Saturdays.

Must have valid Class D driver’s license and be able to lift 100+ lbs.

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