(Grant Funded)

NOVEMBER 20, 2017

The Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority will be accepting applications for the  position of RESIDENT OPPORTUNITIES SELF SUFFICIENCY (ROSS) COORDINATOR (3-Year Grant Funded) until filled.  You must submit a S.R.H.A. application to be considered. Resumes may be attached to applications.  We are located at 530 E. Pinner Street-Suffolk, Virginia.  Salary $40,000 - $47,400

General Statement of Duties:

The Resident Opportunities Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Coordinator is responsible for the case management and the daily internal function of the Family Investment Center (FIC) programs.  The (ROSS) Self Sufficiency Program Coordinator is under the direct supervision of the Housing Operations Director and is responsible for performing professional work related to the coordination, development, establishment and delivery of educational, intervention, implement preventive programs and initiatives for residents of public housing.  Initiates public contacts to establish dialogue with community to identify needs and to identify resources.


Essential Job Functions (Illustrative Only):

  1. Coordinates various programs, such as: Career Fair, Fatherhood Initiative , Mother’s Day Tea, Elderly Programs, Youth Programs, Young Adult Programs, Parks and Recreation, Boys and Girls Clubs, Youth Sports activities among others programs to provide safe, drug-free, recreational, educational, and social resources for Suffolk Public Housing Residents.
  2. Works to establish Resident Associations as prescribed in the HUD Regulations and Guidelines and as required by the ROSS Grant.  The Resident Associations will then be partners in providing activities for youth, young adults, and seniors, which enhance their self-esteem, leadership skill development, job skills, anti-drug behavior, coping skills etc., to enhance quality of life.
  3. Develops partnership and maintains network of health, educational and social services providers on behalf of residents with personal and/or abuse problems.
  4. Maintains records and submit monthly reports to the Housing Operations Director of assistance offered and delivered to individuals/groups.  Collaborate with housing management in assessment of problems and problem resolution.
  5. Liaison with network of health, educational and social services providers on behalf of residents with personal and other needs.
  6. Coordinate Community Service requirement to public housing residents and adhere to the HUD guidelines. 
  7. Research, write and coordinate other funding resources.
  8. Coordinate and establish transportation program. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities:

The statements contained here reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

  1. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in sociology, social work, criminology, psychology or a related field.
  2. General knowledge of social, economic and public health problems and ability to identify same.
  3. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with clients.
  4. Ability to communicate complex matters effectively both verbally and in writing.
  5. Knowledge of public housing regulations and programs.
  6. Demonstrated experience in collaborative and cooperative program design
  7. Ability to work independently
  8. Knowledge of public housing regulations and procedures
  9. Computer skills required.


Physical Requirements:

  1. This is light work requiring exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects.

  2. Work requires walking and fingering.

  3. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately loudly or quickly.
  4. Hearing is required for to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.
  5. Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness or work and observing general surroundings and activities.
  6. The worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Special Requirements:

  1. Valid driver’s license required and must maintain eligibility for coverage under the Authority’s automobile insurance.

  2. Must pass a drug screen.

  3. Must supply a criminal background record.