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Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinator - Oak Ridge Housing Authority


Definition: This administrative position is responsible for effective day-to-day program development, operations, and maintenance of ORHA's Family Self-Sufficiency Program.

Examples of Duties:

  • Develop and schedule program components.
  • Market program to potential participants and private industry.
  • Locate and pursue funding resources, services, and resources that support program activities by identifying opportunities, writing proposals, and administering grants.
  • Establish guidelines for program participation, then recruit and counsel program participants.

Examples of Work:

  • Assess participant needs, then develop partnerships and working relationships.
  • Convene regular Program Coordinating Committee meetings, keep Committee members informed about program activities and needs, and seek Committee support in meeting program needs.
  • Publish brochures, and other documents to develop and maintain program awareness among housing authority rental assistance program participants, government officials, business partners, and other interested community members.
  • Maintain escrow accounts.
  • Meet funding source expectations.
  • Oversee and maintain participant files.
  • Ensure program compliance.
  • Performs related work as required.

Additional Duties:

  • At times, staff will be required to perform additional duties beyond those specified.

Maintain Awareness of ORHA:

  • Attend all scheduled ORHA staff meetings, lunch and learns, as required.
  • Complete ongoing training assignments as required.
  • Review email announcements, resource books, partner websites, HUD website, manuals and CFRs routinely.


  • Maintain professional decorum through email conversations, trainings, presentations, and meetings. Support and carry out the mission of the agency.
  • Knowledge of and experience in marketing, non-profit program administration, supervision, case management, public housing, grant writing and administration.
  • Ability to work effectively with participants, ORHA staff, social service agencies, the business community, and general public.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and regard participants as customers/consumers, not recipients.
  • Good written and oral communications skills including experience/knowledge in grant writing and administration, desktop publishing, and public speaking.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, agency representatives, program participants and the public.


  • A Bachelor's degree in the social sciences or business/marketing, with three (3) years of experience in a closely related field or a combination of education and business/professional experience which would be equivalent.
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Valid personal automobile insurance.
  • Offers of employment are contingent upon acceptable criminal background check, acceptable drug screening and acceptable motor vehicle report (as needed).
  • Strong motivation to accomplish goals with an ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume with application.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $35,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:
Staff is currently working in the office. We are currently following all CDC guidelines.

Please submit a resume and cover letter via email

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