We will begin screening applications on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 5:00 pm, and we will start scheduling interviews soon after that. (The position will remain open until filled.)

Lead the effort to end homelessness in Clark County!


This Executive Director Opportunity

Homelessness in Clark County is at an all-time high, but there have never been more resources available to respond to it. Because of the unique position that the Council for the Homeless (CFTH) has in relation to diverse public and private stakeholders, this job is an incredible opportunity to help improve our community’s response to unsheltered homelessness, while enhancing our systemic approach to helping people move out of homelessness and into affordable and supportive housing.

If you’re selected for this position, you’ll be able to shape the strategic direction of the Council and manage our rapid growth, you’ll get to lead an amazing and inspired staff who are passionate about what we do, you’ll help mobilize our communities to work together compassionately to help our unhoused neighbors, and you’ll see the real impact of your work in changing peoples’ lives for the better.

About the Council for the Homeless

Our mission is to provide community leadershipcompelling advocacy, and practical solutions to prevent and end homelessness in Clark County, Washington. The Vancouver Housing Authority, City of Vancouver, Clark County and other community partners created CFTH in 1989 to lead the community’s effort to respond to homelessness. Since then, CFTH has been the backbone of the homeless crisis response system in Clark County. We leverage our rich partnerships with a variety of community stakeholders to help people remain in their homes, secure safe shelter, access basic needs, and find new permanent homes.

CFTH operates the coordinated entry system for all publicly funded emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, and permanent supportive housing in Clark County. We operate a diversion program that helps with light-touch services for people who can regain housing without utilizing a housing program. We also have a coordinated outreach program that works with partner outreach teams to ensure a coordinated response to unsheltered homelessness. We take a leading role in local and statewide advocacy around ending homelessness and increasing affordable housing. We administer the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), conduct the annual point-in-time count, and serve as the collaborative applicant for HUD’s Continuum of Care grant. We also own the Housing Initiative LLC, which develops and owns supportive housing for people who are exiting homelessness with the highest barriers to renting in the private market.

We are a quickly growing independent 501(c)3 nonprofit with an annual budget of about $11 million and a diverse staff of 46 FTE. For more information about CFTH, visit councilforthehomeless.org .