Good Shepherd Services

Vice President for Supportive Housing and Homeless Youth Initiatives

Location : Name Good Shepherd Services
Location : Location US-NY-New York
Job ID
USD $120,000.00/Yr.
USD $134,000.00/Yr.

About Us



Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success.  At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference! 


NOTE: As a NYC contracted agency all positions at Good Shepherd Services fall under the NYC vaccine mandate. All employees, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination upon hire.


Salary: $120,000 to $134,000 yearly


For Full Time Employees Benefits/Perks:

  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Generous paid time off (Including 5 Self-Care Days/Floating Holidays, 12 Sick Days, 15 Vacation Days, and 11 Holidays)
  • Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pet Care)
  • 403(b) Plan (GSS contributes 3% of your salary to your 403(b) plan after 3 years of service, with contributions increasing over time) 
  • Candidates hired in this position will work in person but will have the flexibility to work a hybrid schedule when program need allows.


Good Shepherd Services is seeking a dynamic, compassionate, results driven, team player who will exercise bold leadership as the Vice President for Supportive Housing and Homeless Youth Initiatives in the Youth and Family Wellbeing division.  This innovative leader will work in the context of youth-centered work that supports NYC’s goal of a city without youth and young adult homelessness. The Vice President develops, leads, and manages innovative programming in two supportive housing programs, and two community-based initiatives that aim to reduce youth homelessness. Additionally, the Vice President will serve as a member of the Youth and Family Well Being Divisional Administrative Team where they will share responsibilities for the overall strategic direction of the division consistent with Good Shepherd Services’ philosophy, policies, and COA as well as with city and state mandates in accordance with professional and governmental standards. The ideal candidate will work passionately to advance GSS’ Our Approach (trauma-informed practice, anti-racism, and youth and family development) through a resiliency-based and growth-mindset lens within the context of GSS’ mission, values, and anti-racism and equity framework. 


Title:             Vice President for Supportive Housing and Homeless Youth Initiatives  

Reports To: Chief Program Officer for Youth and Family Well Being  

Location:      305 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001 

Hours:            35 Hours/Week; Exempt 


Major Duties: 

  • Direct supervision of the Program Directors, Sr. Program Directors along with other staff as required.  
  • Implement and maintain compliance of appropriate City and State regulations, as well as Good Shepherd Services mission, values and philosophy in the child welfare residential programs.  
  • Create and integrate the therapeutic program milieu in the supportive housing programs where an interdisciplinary approach is used to ensure high quality services to young people. 
  • Lead the implementation and advancement of all program models and approaches, including the Sanctuary Model and Trauma Informed Practice, Harm Reduction, Youth and Family Development, along with Mission Integration throughout the programs and work with program leadership to assure staff competency and program planning which fully support the integration of these foundational practices. 
  • Participate in relevant internal work groups, trainings and committees including the agencywide Leadership Group and Divisional Administrative, Leadership and Supervisors meetings. 
  • Develop and monitor budgets in collaboration with the Chief Program Officer and agency CFO. 
  • Develop and administer contracts and budgets, monitor contract compliance, and meet reporting requirement for each funding source; provide statistical and narrative reporting. 
  • Collaborate and partner with the Director of Facilities to ensure that the supportive housing sites comply with maintenance, safety and security standards. 
  • Hire, train and provide professional development to staff. 
  • Oversee policy issues, advocacy, public relations, program development, program audits and program evaluation. 
  • Work closely with other Good Shepherd Services’ management services including, but not limited to Program Evaluation and Planning, Information Technology, Government and Philanthropy, Facilities, Training, External Relations and Human Resources. 
  • In collaboration with Program Evaluation and Planning, oversee the quality improvement process including development and monitoring of appropriate program outcomes. 
  • Oversight of new program development. 
  • Work cooperatively with Federal, State, City and other agency stakeholders as required for improved services. 
  • Create and maintain collaborative relationships with DOHMH, DYCD, COC, HUD and other service providers in the community, city and state advocacy groups. 
  • Attend all internal/external relevant meetings and serve as liaison to OCFS, ACS, COC, YHDP, Coalition for Homeless Youth and other appropriate community and external agencies. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Leadership Core Competencies:

  • Has goals for their area and a collaborative plan of action for their assigned areas of responsibility that is aligned with the division/department plan, the agency’s mission and vision and strategic plan
  • Has an impact data-driven strategy; uses data to understand impact and inform strategic vision and plans
  • Demonstrates through action the alignment with the mission, vision and core values by holding themselves and others accountable to the agency mission and vision as well as our approach (youth, family and community development, anti-racism and equity and trauma-informed)
  • Manages change in a strategic way that reflects an understanding of change processes and dynamics and supports staff and participants through these processes
  • Builds and maintains relationships with key stakeholders within programs/departments and across the agency including support areas, other program areas, agency leadership and frontline staff
  • Practices self-regulation and awareness, models this regularly to staff
  • Builds collaborative relationships by inviting collaborative, democratic decision-making in team spaces through consistent shared processes and practices


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, LMSW Required, or other related field of study with 10 years’ experience in Residential program supervision, management and development required. 
  • Proven track record of strong supervisory practice, crisis management skills, and innovative program development, with attention to current trends in the social service industry. 
  • Ability to conduct on-site supervision in Good Shepherd Services programs, including on-call duties. 
  • Must possess cultural humility skills and are proficient in understanding the issues impacting the communities we partner with  
  • Commitment to work from an anti-racist, trauma-informed, strength-based family and youth development perspective  
  • Knowledge of New York State Department of Social Services and New York City Administration for Children’s Services rules and regulations helpful. 
  • Computer literacy required, with knowledge of Microsoft Suite. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. 

Additional Information

Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with. 


Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. 


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