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Tennessee Housing Development Agency

Senior Housing Program Coordinator – Homeless Programs

Tennessee Housing Development Agency


Job Summary


Division: Community Programs
Reports to: Location: Housing Program Manager – Homeless Programs
Full-time/Part-time: Full-time
Salary Grade: 34
Monthly Salary Range Minimum: $4,091
FLSA Classification: Non-exempt (01)

Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change due to changes in our business processes or other business-related reasons.

POSITION SUMMARY:  Leads in administering and monitoring the federally-funded Emergency Solutions Grants program and other homeless programs as assigned.

Job Responsibilities


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Leads coordination of assigned programs, including program design, application review, funding     recommendations, contract issuance, payment review, reporting, and grant closeout.
  • Reviews and scores applications, assists in preparation of related contracts and contract attachments, reviews payment requests and reports for compliance, and processes grantee pay requests.
  • Reviews and provides policy interpretation and implementation.
  • Provides technical assistance to grantees, non-profits, and other interested parties, including customers looking for program assistance.
  • Conducts monitoring visits and prepares monitoring reports.
  • Assists in the development of program manuals, program descriptions, and policies.
  • Analyzes and reviews state statutory and regulatory policies as they relate to assigned programs.
  • Prepares required reports for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or other entities as assigned.
  • Enters data into and generates reports from federal and state mandated tracking systems.
  • Recommends policy clarifications and revisions to the Housing Program Manager over the Homeless Programs and Division Director.
  • Researches specific policy issues as requested.
  • Leads and participates in the ESG grantee or other external workshops, including making presentations on relevant topic areas.
  • Assists in the training of staff and partner agency personnel.
  • Works collaboratively within and across Divisions to support implementation of assigned programs and other THDA programs.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED required; relevant post-high school certification preferred.
  • Bachelor degree preferred.
  • Two years of combined experience in: housing program delivery, housing policy, grants management, working with a federal, state, or local housing or social service program, grant administration, implementation of activities of a local Continuum of Care, local or state program serving the homeless, policy development, city and regional planning, or other related housing field.
  • Experience in the administration of the Federal Emergency Solutions Grants program or other HUD funding programs for the homeless is preferred.
  • Experience with or knowledge of local implementation of a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a plus.

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

  • Knowledge of federal or state housing programs.
  • Experience with accurate entry of data into the federal Integrated Disbursement and Information System or the ability to learn this process quickly.
  • Skills in grant administration or the ability to quickly become proficient in this area.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong time management skills; uses time effectively.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
  • High level of detail and accuracy.
  • Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with agency staff and the public in giving and obtaining information.
  • Treats people with dignity, respect, and compassion.
  • Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
  • Computer literate; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and the internet; able to effectively adapt to and use other computer systems as needed for daily activities.

Special Demands:

The special demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Current, valid driver’s license from domicile state and the ability to drive.
  • Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

State of Tennessee positions that may involve driving responsibilities require candidates to meet the following minimum driver qualifications:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • For the past five years, the candidate’s driving record must not have record of the following violations: driving under the influence (DUI), reckless driving, license suspension for moving violations, more than 4 moving violations

Additional Information


BENEFITS:  THDA offers an excellent benefits package:  medical, dental, vision, and life insurance options; disability insurance; retirement plans; flexible benefit pre-tax accounts for medical, dependent care, transportation, and parking; annual leave and sick leave that begin accruing after the first month of employment; and 11 paid holidays per year.  We also offer work-life balance opportunities through alternative work schedules, flexible schedules, and telecommuting.

How to Apply





  • Date Posted: April 13, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Government
  • Salary Range: 4,091/month