Smart Wallets for People Without a Home
Samaritan's Sr. Director of Growth in Healthcare$54k – $84k • 2.0% – 5.0%
This one’s easy. As you read the news in these times or travel your city, you’ll be reminded how truly vulnerable some of our unhoused neighbors are. Cities and healthcare systems are spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year combating homelessness, and they— no, WE are losing.
We have seen that surrounding an unhoused person with two simple resources—social & financial capital—can be catalytic to them finding a permanent home. So we’re incredibly excited to bring on our Director of Growth to– well, grow access to those two resources for those in need. If you have a background leading small teams to innovate in population health settings, read on; we want to help people elevate themselves from the street with your help.
| opportunities |
Enable managed medicaid, nonprofit hospitals and community-based partners to use Samaritan in elevating housing and health outcomes of people they serve
Share stories and data to demonstrate how helping someone improve their social determinants of health can save healthcare millions while making cities better places to live
Gain stakeholder insights through interviews and experiments to generate, test and optimize ideas, working closely and creatively between the CEO, COO and Product team
Help lead relationships with strategic partners in health, human services, and civic leadership across the US
| required experience |
leadership inside a small startup, internal innovation team, studio, etc.
closed deals or partnerships in medicaid, behavioral health, human services, or translatable field
Person-in-charge for team's written and verbal communication
Serving at a nonprofit as a board member, staff or a significant volunteer
| what we offer & application |
FT base salary, commission, equity, & perks– with raises as we grow.
If you are interested in deeply impacting people without a home at scale in the city, send us a note with a few links to previous projects and we’ll get started.
| about samaritan |
Samaritan provides smart wallets for people without a home, linking them to social and financial capital needed to leave the street.
Health and social care providers offer the smart wallets (beacons) as a resource for people struggling through homelessness. Housed residents can learn the stories of beacon holders through the Samaritan app, investing financially and relationally into people they may be passing by daily: the homeless mother on the bus, the grandfather on the street, the unsheltered teen outside the supermarket.
Beacon holders can spend received funds with a counselor or partnered merchant to address critical needs, and can also earn bonuses by completing set goals or positive actions in their community. Every month, they meet with their counselor or health clinician to set goals and share needs for the month ahead. We’ve found this strengthened access to capital and relationships can lead to incredible outcomes in our first pilot in Seattle.
The vision is to equip health organizations and nonprofits in 100 cities to surround people with the financial and relational capital needed to leave the street. Our next deployment is in LA, likely followed by Portland, Denver, and NYC. We need your help to give beacon holders in these and the next 95 cities their best opportunity to find a home.
Samaritan at a glance
Samaritan focuses on Hardware and Financial Services. Their company has offices in Seattle. They have a small team that's between 1-10 employees.
You can view their website at http://www.samaritan.city