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Development Director - Housing

Volunteers of America National Headquarters
Position located in Alexandria, VA

Volunteers of America is one the nation's largest and most comprehensive human services organizations. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. We are one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing for low and moderate-income households and persons with special needs.

The Development Director will be responsible for the development and acquisition of housing across assigned geographic areas, and for assisting in promoting and carrying out the Volunteers of America affordable housing mission. The principal activity of this position will be the successful project management of multi-million dollar rental housing and other real estate development projects on behalf of Volunteers of America. Measures of accomplishment will be the successful closing of a specified number of real estate projects when compared against approved project completion timelines and within board approved budget limits.

Key areas of responsibility include managing activities during the Predevelopment, Development, Initial or Construction Closing, Construction, and Final Closing stages.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Execute the Volunteers of America National Services (VOANS) Housing Development Business Plan for Volunteers of America by developing, directing and performing the many and varied tasks related to evaluating, developing and underwriting housing opportunities, including researching and recommending various governmental and private financing sources and capital structures. Property types include senior, multifamily workforce and special needs housing, either as affordable, market rate or mixed income.
• Responsible for locating sites and assisting VOA affiliates in doing so, as well as to research markets to determine locations for development within their assigned geographical areas.
• Work with other Volunteers of America housing team members including Construction managers, finance, asset management, operations, tenant services, tenant compliance, risk management and legal to develop the most financially and operationally successful project.
• Assure that the project Architect analyzes the prepared plans and specifications for compliance with Volunteers of America’s design standards including ADA, Fair Housing and section 504 requirements
• Oversee VOA Construction Manager and Architect review and recommend approval of change orders
• Oversee final closing requirements imposed by tax credit agency and private funding providers, including delivery of cost certifications, 8609s, and K-1 Schedules.
• Provide organizational advocacy and visibility at the local and state levels for Volunteers of America housing efforts by participating in state affordable housing associations and developing relationships with state housing finance agencies and state and local agencies.


Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree required with graduate degree preferred
• 3 - 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in real estate development project management, operations, asset management, acquisitions and construction
• Excellent organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Candidate with real estate/finance/construction experience helpful
• Knowledge of Section 42 regulations preferred
• Good vendor management skills, including negotiating skills
• Good interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly both in writing and verbally
• Mature judgment with an ability to support and explain reasoning for decisions.
• Office including Outlook, Word, Excel
• Ability to work flexible hours. Ability to travel is required
 

We offer a generous benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, retirement, etc.

To apply visit our web site at: http://www.voa.org/Careers/National_Office_Careers

EOE

 

Director of Residential Development

Description/Qualifications: Housing Assistance Corporation seeks a full-time Director of Residential Development to manage the agency’s affordable community, single family, and multi-family housing development activities. Responsibilities include analyzing and negotiating real estate acquisitions; developing project concepts and funding sources; preparing and presenting formal project summary and rezoning requests for city and county government; scheduling, developing relationships and making application to likely financing partners, and managing construction projects from site development to completion. Qualifications include three years experience in real estate development and the ability to read engineering drawings and specifications and proficiency with computer software. Candidates who have experience with Housing Finance Agency programs will be strongly considered. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please send resume and cover letter to Housing Assistance Corporation, P.O. Box 2057, Hendersonville, NC 28793 or e-mail to Noelle@housing-assistance.com by April 18th.

 

Development and Communications Coordinator/Community Home Trust

Community Home Trust is a small local nonprofit with a big mission!  We sell homes people can afford in desirable neighborhoods in Orange County.  With over 220 beautiful, affordable homes in our portfolio, we’ve been changing lives for almost 15 years.  

We are seeking a Development and Communications Coordinator to help us continue to grow our resources and our recognition.  You will support our fundraising efforts by planning and executing our fundraising and friend raising events, identifying and cultivating donors and financial partners, executing annual appeals, and finding and applying for grants.  You will support our communications efforts by executing our communications strategy, producing and circulating materials, assisting in community outreach efforts, and enhancing our name recognition and brand identity in the local marketplace. You also manage third party vendors and take care of our website and social media presence.  There’s room for you to put your own ideas into action!

If you have 4-7 years’ experience in these areas, a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or public relations, and are comfortable using IContact, WordPress, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe, then we want to hear from you. You must be deadline driven, organized, and willing to work independently but function as part of a team. We might be small, but we do big things well and we help each other be successful! Full benefit package including medical, dental, disability, retirement match, sick leave and PTO. Hiring range 40,000-48,000 DOE. Submit resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to abadrock@communityhometrust.org or fax to 919-968-4030. EOE. www.communityhometrust.org

 

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County (HFHWC) ReStore Associate

Primary location: Raleigh ReStore

Secondary locations: Cary ReStore, DeConstruction site

Summary

Under the general supervision of the Raleigh Store Manager, the role of the ReStore Associate will serve as a floater in both Raleigh and Cary stores as well as occasionally working with the DeConstruction team. Responsibilities include sales floor and receiving activities with the ReStores and material salvage and volunteer management on the deconstruction site. In addition, the ReStore Associate will be responsible for store projects that will be assigned to him/her as needed within the stores.

Responsibilities within the ReStores:

· Coordinate the flow of incoming materials to the store sales floor

· Evaluate condition/price of existing merchandise

· Maintain a knowledge of current Pricing Guide and provide feedback to keep it current

· Maintain proper product placement throughout the store

· Assist customers with purchasing merchandise

· Assist customers with loading out purchases

· Maintain a clean, neat, organized retail area

· Keep store free from safety hazards

· Work closely with the Store Manager to determine individual projects that may be necessary for store improvements (these can include activities such as building new display equipment)

· Manage and supervise volunteers to complete daily tasks

· Provide coverage and support to the Cary ReStore and DeConstruction teams as necessary

Responsibilities within the DeConstruction program:

· Remove materials from houses

· Manage volunteers and temporary labor in the deconstruction process

· Teach volunteers about deconstruction tools and techniques

· Supervise de-nailing, bundling, and loading of materials

· Evaluate quality of salvaged materials

· Effectively price and process materials salvaged into sellable units

· Transport and off-load materials

· Fill out donation-received inventory sheets

· Track sold items

· Maintain equipment necessary to the transportation of materials

· Maintain good relations and communication with in-store employees, management, and volunteers

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

· Knowledge and skill using machines, heavy equipment and specialized tools while performing work (see below)

· Clean driving record

· Demonstrated ability to fulfill several roles within the course of a day (floor sales, product coordination, Deconstruction)

· Experience working in a retail environment (sales, receiving, or management)

· Ability and experience working with volunteers

· Ability to teach new skills to untrained individuals

· Ability to perform all aspects of deconstruction

· Ability to drive large truck and trailer

· General knowledge of trades (plumbing, electrical, mechanical)

· Skill with specialized hand and power tools

· General knowledge of the ReUse industry

· Licensed and trained in driving a forklift

· Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both internally and externally

· Excellent customer service etiquette and attitude

· Ability to have grace and humor under pressure

· Energized in an atmosphere that fosters sharing new ideas and initiatives

· Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, volunteers, community service and other HFHWC staff.

Machines, equipment and specialized tools appropriate to position include:

· Power tools, hand tools, ladders

· Price guns

· Pallet jacks and other material handling equipment

· Box truck

· F650 with or without a large trailer

· Skidsteer

· Pickup truck with or without a small trailer

Supervisory controls:

The ReStore Associate will report directly to the Raleigh Store manager. However, he/she will also be available to support operations at the Cary Store, and Deconstruction as necessary.

Complexity:

Responsibilities involve a variety of tasks that may or may not be related therefore, strong organizational skills will teams within the ReStore organization to fulfill varying roles.

Physical demands:

Ability to lift over 50 lbs.

Work environment:

Environment will vary depending on activity. Raleigh ReStore (primary location) is a warehouse however, this person will also be on DeConstruction worksites and working in the Cary ReStore.

Minimum education and experience requirements:

Candidate must have a college degree or equivalent four years of experience working in retail, reuse and/or construction.

Application Process:

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jillian.cain@habitatwake.org.

 

 

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County (HFHWC) Construction Superintendent

Department: Construction

Location: Habitat for Humanity of Wake County Administrative Office

Supervisor: Director of Construction

SUMMARY:

The Construction Superintendent (CS) reports directly to the Director of Construction and is responsible for managing the construction and/or rehabilitation of safe, decent, affordable housing in accordance with applicable building codes and to the technical and quality requirements of HFHWC.

The CS is responsible for engaging and managing on-site skilled and unskilled volunteers (groups range from 5-150) and subcontractors to construct or rehabilitate dwellings in a safe work environment, on schedule and within established budgets. This position is responsible for leading the construction process from foundation through warranty and is typically responsible for the construction or rehabilitation of at least six homes per year. Habitat for Humanity's mission to is bring communities together to build houses for qualified candidates. This is accomplished through a variety of ways, none more important than inviting volunteers onto the worksite multiple days each week to form part of the workforce that enables Habitat to frame houses, install siding, install interior doors and other mill work, paint, and a variety of other

interior and exterior finishes.

Regular work week is from Tuesday through Saturday.

WORK PERFORMED or KEY RESPONSABILITIES :

· Supervise and coordinate all aspects of construction on assigned homes including preparing build schedules, ordering materials, scheduling inspections, daily on-site work, advance preparation for work day activities, maintaining a safe and clean work site environment, and overall quality control.

· Meet or exceed all schedule deadlines.

· Meet or exceed all house budget expectations.

· Manage the worksites such that they meet all organizational safety and housekeeping requirements, and all applicable OSHA requirements.

· Supervise and coordinate all work of paid subcontractors, including: scheduling, adherence to building codes and inspections, and overall quality control.

· Train and supervise all on-site volunteers and AmeriCorps members in construction practices, safety, and adherence to Habitat’s guidelines and policies.

· Serve as the main staff representative of HFHWC and its mission to volunteers and the local community.

Responsible for ensuring a positive volunteer experience and increasing the retention rate of volunteers.

· Order materials and supplies for each house under construction, including coordination of deliveries and verification of correct purchasing and invoicing.

· Communicate and coordinate as needed with other HFHWC departments such as resource development, finance, volunteer services, and family services.

· Attend related functions as requested such as house dedications, internal planning meetings, regional and national trainings, etc.

SKILLS NEEDED:

· The qualified candidate for this position will possess strong communication skills, ability to teach and lead both small and large groups of volunteers, and have a strong grasp of residential construction industry best practices.

· Successful candidate will have a strong attention to detail and will thrive keeping their job site and material in good order.

· Residential construction knowledge and skill involving all aspects (carpentry, foundations, siding, roofing, skilled trades, finishing, painting, landscaping, etc.) of residential construction both rehabilitation and new construction.

· Knowledge and understanding of North Carolina Building Code, and all other relevant Wake County municipalities’ codes, with ability to interpret and explain to unskilled volunteers.

· Knowledge and understanding of green building concepts, practices and requirements. Familiarity with Advanced Energy/System Vision program and NAHB Green Building Standards.

· Leadership in supervisory role and willingness to take initiative.

· Strong decision making abilities to accomplish tasks quickly and efficiently.

· General business and financial skills to manage projects efficiently within established budgets.

· Excellent oral, written, and illustrative communications skills.

· Awareness of social/community issues (e.g. poverty, affordable housing, etc.)

· Diversity training/experience. Working in an environment with people of varying ethnicities, religions, etc.

· Safety/First Aid training for emergencies on-site.

· Basic technology skills with computers and smartphones.

· Current NC driver’s license.

· Flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as needed for projects and meetings.

· Desire and ability to work with volunteers unskilled in construction to create a rewarding volunteer experience

that translates into repeated volunteer activity and increased involvement with Habitat.

· Desire and ability to create, sustain, and grow relationships with Habitat homeowners to instill the skills,

knowledge, and pride required for successful homeownership.

· Desire and ability to interpret and support Habitat’s Christian mission to the public.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

·High school graduate or GED; a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Two or more years of experience in the residential construction industry particularly in project management and coordination of multiple sites/projects,. Experience

in leading and supervising unskilled volunteers is a must.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

· Please send a cover letter and resume to Adam.Czechowicz@habitatwake.org.

 

 

Fair Housing Tester

Help Fight Housing Discrimination

Do you have a flexible schedule, a commitment to civil rights, and interested in playing a vital role in assuring equal housing opportunities are provided to all?  If so, you may be interested in becoming a tester for The Fair Housing Project of The Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC).

What is fair housing testing?

Testing is the process for and method of ascertaining and measuring the difference in quality, content, and quantity of information and service given to home seekers by housing providers.

How do you test housing discrimination?

Fair housing testers typically pretend to be looking for an apartment or buying a house. They may call and/or go in person to see about a vacancy.  Then they fill out a detailed report on exactly how they were treated.  For many years now, fair housing programs around the country have used testers to investigate cases of discrimination.

The Fair Housing Project needs your help!

A successful testing program requires diversity. We need people comprising the full spectrum of humanity including: race, color, national origin, ability, age and gender. 

Why You Should Be a Tester?

You will get to help fight housing discrimination. You will be helping people to live wherever they so choose, free from discrimination and hatred.  We are also able to pay a stipend and mileage roundtrip.

How to get Involved:

Testers only need to attend one training class and registration is required. If you are interested in becoming a tester or would like more information, please call Carol Comrie, Testing Coordinator, at 919.861.1885 or e-mail carolc@legalaidnc.org.

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