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Open Position: Administrative Consultant

The Lake County Continuum of Care intends to retain a consultant on a part-time basis to assist with the administrative and business affairs work necessary to adequately coordinate the efforts of the Continuum’s member organizations. The full Request for Proposal (RFP) document is attached below and can be downloaded from this website.

The consultant selected will be required to perform the following scope of work:

  • Facilitate the monthly Continuum of Care meeting. Develop agendas that inform and address current issues at the local, state and federal levels. 
  • Facilitate discussions on implementation of state/federal adopted best practices as required by the funders. Document CoC monthly meeting minutes and other meeting minutes; publish minutes to all participants. Update and keep current CoC member attendance report.
  • Seek, process, document and share various types of input from local Continuum member agencies, other local, regional, state and federal partners and stakeholders. Typical information sources include meetings, emails, webinars and trainings.
  • Represent Lake County on the BOSCOC Region 5 Executive Team; work with the Executive Team to develop processes to be used within our homeless programs across the region to improve consistency and performance outcomes; develop training materials for regional meetings; monitor program performance measures across the region and work with Lake County local providers to address any local performance issues
  • Collect and maintain Continuum data such as Point in Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory Counts(HIC), grant applications, survey results, etc. Coordinate the annual Point in Time and Housing Inventory Count planning/training process; tabulate PIT and HIC data per COHHIO’s requirements; serve as Lake County’s PIT/HIC representative to COHHIO to resolve any data discrepancies with either the PIT or HIC counts.
This is a part-time position of approximately 40 hours per month. In addition to having a thorough knowledge of office procedures, excellent grammar, writing and editing skills, the person filling this position must have business management skills including the ability to establish and maintain excellent stakeholder relationships, budget management skills, meeting facilitation and presentation skills, and the analytical skills needed to evaluate processes and proposed new programs.

III. Agreement Terms
The selected consultant agrees to enter into a formal contract with the Board of Lake County Commissioners. That contract will be valid through September 30, 2016.

IV. Submission Requirements
Applicants will have until 4:00 p.m., September 14, 2015 to submit a full proposal in accordance with this proposal, including:
a. Statement of Qualification (including personnel).
b. Past Experience
c. Project Outline
d. Proposed cost analysis

V. Request for Proposal Logistics
1. Contact Information - RFP questions should be directed to the following individuals:
a) Marian Norman or Rhea Benton 440.350.2740
marian.norman@lakecountyohio.gov or rhea.benton@lakecountyohio.gov
Lake County Planning & Community Development, 125 E. Erie St., Painesville, Ohio 44077
2. Submission Deadline
Three sealed copies of the RFP must be received by 4:00 P.M. on September 14, 2015 under the following heading: Marian Norman, Lake County Planning & Community Development, RE: Continuum of Care Administrative Consultant 125 E. Erie St., Painesville, Ohio 44077
3. Selection Notification
The selected firm will receive notification within 10 business days of the submission deadline. Firms will be evaluated against the merits of this proposal and conformance with applicable regulations.

The County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all RFP responses without further action and to waive any defects in the submissions.

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