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CCCS Counselor - Action Pathways, Inc.

Type: Part Time/Non Exempt

Department/Location: CCCS/Fayetteville Branch Office

Entry: $18.00 per hr

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling or related field and 2 to 4 years professional experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Conditions of Employment:

Background check with state and Federal law enforcement agency required. Selected applicant must submit to a pre-employment substance abuse screening test and receive a negative result for the use of drugs and alcohol as specified in agency policies. Must submit and receive negative results for random testing of same. Must be able to pass a post offer physical examination.

Action Pathways, Inc. is an “at-will” employer. Either the employee or Action Pathways, Inc. may terminate the employment arrangement at any time, with or without cause.

Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The job description or announcement is not an employment agreement or contract.

General Duties & Responsibilities:

Provides financial counseling to individuals in debt and provides housing advice and assistance.

  • Confers with client to identify the financial goals and ascertain the available monthly income after living expenses to meet credit obligations.
  • Establishes payment priorities to assist the client overcome their financial indebtedness.
  • Counsel client on financial problems. Educate the client in sound financial principles. Assists clients to identify and modify ineffective money management behaviors.
  • Assists the clients to develop and revise a personalized action plan to achieve their financial goals. Provides follow-up case management as the clients work through their financial challenges.
  • Conducts group presentations on financial and housing related topics as directed.
  • Promotes the agency at community functions and trade shows.

Knowledge:

Applicant must be able to:

  • Read, analyze and interpret business publications. Speak persuasively to groups of stakeholders. Listens to others and obtains clarification as needed. Writes informatively. Edits work.
  • Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, etc.
  • Define problems, interpret data and establish facts. Exercise good judgment in evaluating.
  • Understand and use computer software applications.
  • Understand customs and relationships in the business and financial communities.
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in Spanish is a plus

Required Certifications:

Consumer Credit Counseling Certification from NFCC; Housing Counseling certificate from NCAHC; Reverse Equity certificate and Predatory Lending certificate from NCHFA or ability to successfully complete certification exams within 12 months required. Employee must maintain all certifications.

How to Apply:

Applications may be obtained at Action Pathways, Inc., 316 Green Street, Fayetteville, NC or download an employment application at www.Action Pathways.ngo. Applications and resumes must be received by 4:00 pm on the application closing date listed in the announcement. Please direct all applications to the attention of the Human Resources Department.

“An Equal Opportunity Employer”

Action Pathways, Inc. hires only United States citizens and lawfully authorized aliens who are in compliance with the

Immigration Reform and Control Act.

 

 

Regional Housing Coordinator- Wake County

The DAAS Regional Housing Coordinator position in Wake County is now posted at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/1404753/regional-housing-coordinator.

POSITION NUMBER: 60037806

DEPARTMENT: Dept of Health and Human Services

SALARY RANGE: $39,632.00 - $63,372.00 Annually

RECRUITMENT RANGE: $39,632.00 - $63,372.00

SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: 70

COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time

WORK LOCATION: Wake County

OPENING DATE: 04/08/16

CLOSING DATE: 04/15/16 5:00 PM Eastern Time

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is one of the largest, most complex agencies in the state, with approximately 18,000 employees.  It is responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all North Carolinians, providing human service needs for special populations including individuals who are deaf, blind, developmentally disabled and mentally ill, and helping poor North Carolinians achieve economic independence.

The DHHS Division of Aging and Adult Services is responsible for State oversight of the 100 county departments of social services' (DSS) aging and adult social services programs and two Special Assistance benefits programs.

The primary purpose of the Regional Housing Coordinator position is to effectively implement the NC Targeting Program across supportive housing initiatives. The Regional Housing Coordinator will work directly with private property management companies, local public and private aging, disability and homeless provider agencies; hospital discharge workers, MCO/LME's and Money Follows the Person transition. The position will help to further the Department's agenda on implementing evidence-based best practice in supportive housing for a range of populations as part of the Department's Olmstead Plan implementation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:

•             Extensive knowledge of housing and homeless programs, barriers to accessing and maintaining housing, and community based supportive services needed to assist individuals in overcoming these barriers.

•             Demonstrated knowledge of affordable housing policy, affordable housing financing, fair housing law, the  community-based human service infrastructure, consumer preferences related to housing, and the performance goals outlined in the 2012 US Department of Justice Settlement Agreement with the State of NC.

•             Knowledge of evidence based supported housing models for adults with disabilities and the ability to translate that knowledge into programs

•             Knowledge of the challenges facing public-private partnerships involving private sector property managers and landlords

•             Knowledge of the strengths and limitations of the current affordable housing delivery system, especially as they relate to NC DHHS

•             Knowledge of public funding streams for affordable housing

•             Knowledge of primary features of various low income housing financing tools and supported housing programs

•             Demonstrated knowledge of NC Landlord Tenant and Fair Housing Law

•             Proven ability to interpret Federal and State laws and administrative rules and regulations governing these programs and the funding sources that support them

•             Strong verbal and written communication skills

•             Strong analytical thinking, problem solving and judgment skills

•             Proficiency using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and Microsoft Office

•             Management prefers applicants with a Master's degree in social work, public administration or public health, and 5 years' experience in a human services agency, homeless services program, affordable housing and/or supportive housing.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

(Planner) a master's degree in public or human services administration or a human services programmatic field, preferably with course work in human services planning, and one year of experience in human service program planning or administration; or graduation from a four-year college or university and three years of administrative or consultative experience in a human service program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. (Evaluator) a master's degree in the field of psychology, sociology, or social work and one year of experience in research and evaluation, using statistical methodologies, in human service programs; or graduation from a four-year college or university and three years experience in research, evaluation, and statistical application in the human service field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

SUPPLEMENTAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. 

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.  Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application.  Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit.  "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

 

 

Homeownership Programs Director - Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity seeks a Homeownership Programs Director. This is a full time position with competitive pay and benefits. Read below for complete details. To apply, email cover letter and resume to emcgowan@ashevillehabitat.org. No phone calls or walk-ins please. EOE.

JOB SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Homeownership Programs Director will provide leadership and direction for all operations of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s (AAHH) Homeownership Programs including program outreach and selection, home buyer education, mortgage origination, underwriting, post-closing support and portfolio management.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Manage Homeownership Program staff to meet the affiliate strategic and annual goals for the department.
  2. Manage all aspects of the Homeownership Program department, from recruitment of families through the closing process, as related to AAHH’s new homeownership and home improvement programs.
  3. Ensure all aspects of AAHH’s loan processing for homeownership and home improvement are in compliance with all municipal, state and federal laws.
  4. Monitor the performance of AAHH’s mortgage portfolio and collaborate with the AAHH finance department and outside loan servicer to address delinquencies.
  5. Ensure AAHH’s sweat equity requirements are met in a timely manner.
  6. Provide direction for the design and implementation of AAHH’s Homeowner Education Program.
  7. Manage the collection and sharing of data and stories as needed for evaluation, reporting, resource development, advocacy, and communication.
  8. Ensure Homeownership Program reporting meets the needs of the affiliate and Habitat for Humanity International.
  9. Ensure established and new Homeowner Associations in AAHH communities are offered the support they need to be effective.
  10. Serve as the staff liaison for all Family Service Committees.
  11. Create and oversee the annual Homeownership Program operational budget.
  12. Cultivate relationships with local housing providers and community-based organizations to advance the goals of the Homeownership Program.
  13. Create and oversee the implementation of annual outreach plans to potential buyers and home improvement clients.
  14. Oversee the engagement of existing partner families in support the ongoing work of AAHH.
  15. Collaboratively explore opportunities to develop new programs and services that advance the AAHH mission.
  16. As a member of the AAHH Leadership Team, collaborate with peers and the Executive Director on operational and strategic decisions, putting the needs of the affiliate ahead of those of the department.
  17. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA in a related field or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in affordable housing, community development, mortgage lending, or financial literacy. Prefer 2+ of those years in a supervisory role.
  • Knowledge of mortgage lending and fair housing regulations required. Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) license preferred.
  • A commitment to racial and economic equity and proven experience working successfully with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated success developing and evaluating programs
  • Strong process management skills
  • Strength in hiring, managing, and developing individuals and teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to details.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for the mission of AAHH

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This job operates primarily in a professional office environment and routinely requires operating standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Occasionally works in outside conditions that can include inclement weather, heat and humidity, high noise levels and navigating rough terrain.

Must be able to travel to meetings and events and communicate with stakeholders.

 

 

Construction Manager - Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity

Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity is seeking a Construction Manager. The Construction Manager works primarily on the work site Tuesday-Saturday, preparing for volunteer workdays, supervising volunteers, and coordinating the many tasks on a construction site. Applicants need hands-on construction experience, flexibility, ability to teach, and a commitment to building affordable housing. Habitat is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Complete job description can be viewed under job openings at www.mountairyhabitat.org

Please send resume, references and cover letter to: employment@mountairyhabitat.org

 

 

Credit and Mortgage Counselor Job Description - Cape Fear Habitat

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry, dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and creating affordable homeownership opportunities. This mission is dedicated to a process of mutual help and respect, involving community volunteers and those with housing needs working in partnership. In this environment, employees may be required to work during non-traditional business hours when needed.

Reports to: Director of Homeowner Services

Work Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Evenings & Weekends as needed

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for the complete financial snapshot of each Partner Family working through the Homeownership Program, from the point of application to closing, and all related calculations and required reporting both during the process and post-closing.

This job description should not be construed to imply that the requirements listed are the exclusive standards of the position.  The Director of Homeowner Services reserves the right to assign or delegate other tasks as necessary.

Duties include:

General Statement of Duties

  • Provide client screening and financial intake, which includes collection and verification of all income documentation.
  • Compile household income with calculation of Area Median Income percentages and debt-to-income ratios.
  • Offer one-on-one counseling to applicants, existing program participants and existing Habitat homeowners, seeking information and assistance regarding housing, financial issues, debt management plans, and other budget-related matters.
  • Prepare documentation and enter data for funding sources, ensuring accurate compliance of all lending requirements.
  • Develop, maintain and increase visibility of any new and existing financial programs to clients and other agencies.
  • Facilitate and develop curricula for financial education workshops/seminars for diverse groups in a variety of internal and external settings.
  • Consistently provide excellent, individually-tailored client service in a culturally competent manner.
  • Maintain knowledge of community resources. Refer and advocate for clients in accessing community resources.
  • Maintain accurate written documentation of all services provided in accordance with agency compliance standards.
  • Represent agency at conferences, agency fairs and media interviews, etc.
  • Provide financial training and oversight to interns, volunteers and new-hires when necessary.
  • Other related work as assigned by Director of Homeowner Services.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related fields of study or experience
  • 2+ years’ of experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of consumer credit, affordable housing regulations, debt management, and general financial counseling.
  • Experience with group facilitation, client interviewing, and public speaking
  • Knowledge of local community resources preferred.
  • Verbal and written fluency in Spanish a plus, but not required.
  • Valid NC driver’s license access to reliable transportation is required
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Organization a must
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent computer skills required with experience in Excel, Outlook, W ord and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Calyx or similar product a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Meet all deadlines agreed upon with the Director of Homeowner Services
  • Demonstrate persistence in meeting difficult challenges
  • Sensitivity to confidential information

Please submit resume, cover letter and three business references to creditcounselor@capefearhabitat.org

 

 

Part-Time Bilingual (Spanish-Speaking) Homeownership Counselor - DHIC, Inc.

DHIC, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening neighborhoods and families in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. We develop high-quality and attractive rental apartments and homeownership opportunities for families, seniors and other individuals with modest or very limited incomes. Our Homeownership Center offers comprehensive homebuyer education, counseling and access to downpayment assistance programs for first-time homebuyers and those who want to better manage their resources and stay in the home they have.

Nature of Work

The Homeownership Counselor provides the full range of services that DHIC offers in its Homeownership Center to families seeking to purchase their first home.  This work involves conducting homebuyer education and counseling services.  The Homeownership Counselor may also conduct lending functions such as processing, underwriting and packaging. Work will also involve administering the scheduling, customer tracking, filing, and reporting and follow-up systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Helps facilitate group homebuyer education workshops (up to 15 Saturdays per year).
  • Provides initial intake and follow up individual counseling sessions including budget and credit counseling for families working to obtain homeownership.
  • Provides counseling and support for customers throughout the financing process, loan closing and post-occupancy.
  • Assists as needed with scheduling, customer tracking, filing, reporting and other follow-up items.
  • Assists in community outreach efforts.  Identify opportunities geared towards the Latino population.
  • Participate in weekend and/or evening outreach events.
  • Maintains DHIC relationships with lenders, realtors, city and county officials and other DHIC partners.
  • Periodically attend closings or other meetings with clients outside the office.
  • Assist in other counseling or administrative duties as may be needed.
  • Required Skill and Qualifications
  • Bilingual capability required / must be fluent in Spanish.
  • Housing counseling experience or three or more years experience in mortgage loan origination, processing, and underwriting of both conventional and government loan programs.  Related experience will be considered. 
  • Ability to work closely with lenders, city officials, other non-profit housing providers, and a wide range of social and human service providers. 
  • Has the ability to work with citizens of widely divergent backgrounds in attaining the common objective of homeownership.
  • Graduation from a four-year college or an equivalent combination of education and work experience is required.
  • Demonstrated excellent writing and verbal skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and public presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

Certificates, Licenses, Registration

  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License
  • Must be able to attain HUD Housing Counseling Certification and Housing Counseling Certification through The Association of Housing Counselors by a deadline to be determined.

Working Environment

The duties of this job are regularly performed in a normal office environment.  Periodically, the employee is expected to meet outside the office and coordinate events at other locations.  The employee is expected to meet the physical demands to perform the essential functions of this job.  In addition, working from home may be needed occasionally, depending on weather, health situations and critical deadlines.

Resumes can be sent to HR@DHIC.org.

 

 

Part-Time PR Specialist - Raleigh Rescue Mission

Job Summary: Manages and fosters a favorable public image for RRM. Prepares and disseminates information regarding RRM through the media: social, newspapers, periodicals, television, radio and other media channels.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:

• Manages Public Relations Program

o Communicates the Mission’s life changing programs & services through a variety of media channels, raising greater community awareness & brand identity.

o Manages and fosters media (TV, radio, newspaper, etc) relationships, yielding greater media receptivity/responses to Mission press releases/events & a deeper appreciation for the Mission’s contributions to the community.

o Works with a PR services firm to manage the media ad buying process & the related creative, editing & scheduling.

o Coordinates “value added” fundraising events via our PR services firm.

o Writes press release copy & distributes press releases to media outlets.

o Coordinates media interviews.

o Collaborates with Director of Marketing for PR activities for RRM Store and Donation Center.

• Contributes to RRM’s Social Media presence

o Collaborates with RRM’s Social Media leads and direct marketing services firm in executing our social media strategy across various social media platforms. (one of 3 social media contributors)

• Participates in Community Outreach Events

o Coordinates with Director of Marketing for PR support of Changing Lives HereTM, RRM’s integrated fall campaign.

o Coordinates with Director of Marketing for PR support of Hearts of Hope, RRM’s spring fundraiser luncheon.

o Promotes fundraising events led by community members/organizations that benefit Raleigh Rescue Mission.

o Participates in tradeshows and events to build awareness of RRM’s Mission

• Cultivates Mission Donors

o Proactively cultivates relationships with donors & prospects.

o Manages a limited portfolio of major donors & engages them more deeply in RRM’s ministry whenever feasible.

• Conducts RRM tours.

Job Skills & Requirements:

Raleigh Rescue Mission considers every position one of Christian ministry and every person a vital and valued part of our team. Therefore, it is essential that all employees of RRM have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and subscribe to our Statement of Faith and Core Values.

• Associate degree or higher

• Excellent track record with minimum 3+ years of relevant nonprofit public relations experience

• Strong interpersonal & communication skills, collaborative style & the ability to foster communication & teamwork

• Ability to work independently with little supervision

• Flexibility and availability to work an average of 15-20 hours per week, including occasional evening and weekend events

• Strong planning, administrative, organizational and time management skills

• Strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Qualified candidates can apply by emailing a resume and cover letter to jobs@raleighrescue.org. Please reference "PR Specialist" in the subject line of the email. All applicants must meet the minimum job qualifications in order to be considered for employment. For more information about our organization, go to www.raleighrescue.org.

 

 

Community Integration Expert/Liaison

Group: Policy, Planning and Technology

Reports To: Director of Policy, Planning and Technology

Main Objectives:     Oversees and initiates strategies and programs to ensure the placement of clients with disabilities into community living arrangements to meet the state’s Olmstead Agreement or to comply with similar mandates.

Essential Functions:

1.      Serves as primary liaison between the Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services for the Transitions to Community Living Initiative and the Olmstead Agreement with the Department of Justice; provides status updates on activities to the Agency’s Leadership Team and the Board of Directors; may represent the Agency to the General Assembly and Governor’s Office.

2.      Engages with all levels of staff at MCOs/LMEs across the state to monitor client caseload eligible under the state’s Olmstead Agreement and ensures appropriate progress is made in housing clients at a rate to ensure success with the 2020 objective; identifies obstacles and challenges to client placements throughout the system.

3.      Provides assistance and problem solving to all the partners working collaboratively to provide successful placement of clients in community living arrangements, in particular troubleshooting with project owners, management companies, and supportive service providers to overcome barriers to successful tenancy.

4.      Coordinates the use and improvement of information systems by the Agency and its partners to identify available apartments for clients eligible for community living; tracks the turnover of apartments in existing developments that are covered by Targeting Plans; forecasts the availability of apartments in new developments that are covered by Targeting Plans; ensures that MCO/LME and DHHS staff have reliable information on all apartments covered by Targeting Plans that are, or will be, available for clients.

5.      Creates reports on a range of metrics to ensure that all partners in the Transitions to Community Living Initiative are knowledgeable about progress being achieved and challenges that require special attention; conducts meetings with a wide range of partners to foster better understanding and cooperation.

6.      Works to create new housing opportunities for clients with disabilities by expanding creative partnerships with nonprofit and for profit entities including PHAs, CDCs, CAAs, and members of the Apartment Association of NC; designs new linkages to federal, state, or local rent subsidy programs.

Additional Work Duties: Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in social work, public administration, or a related human service field; Master’s preferred, and five years’ experience in supportive housing programs or affordable housing programs that are targeted to persons with disabilities.  A equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Strong verbal and written communication and problem solving abilities.  Thorough knowledge of affordable rental housing programs that are offered by HUD, USDA, and NCHFA.  Understanding of supportive housing for adults with disabilities and the ability to translate the concept into action.  Ability to interpret Federal and State laws and administrative rules governing housing programs including Landlord, Tenant, and Fair Housing Law.  Working understanding of database programs and an ability to use information systems for tracking and researching.  Report writing and project management skills are needed.  Ability to travel across the state regularly with some overnight trips necessary.

To apply: http://www.nchfa.com/Applications/HR_Jobs_Online/HR_Job_Info.aspx?JobID=119

 

 

Fair Housing Testers

Do you have a commitment to civil rights, a flexible schedule, and an interest in playing a vital role in ensuring 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 of North Carolina(LANC).

To become a tester, you must attend a training workshop where you will about fair housing law and how to conduct a fair housing test. LANC will provide you with training materials before you are sent on a testing assignment. Testers are paid for attending the training, and are given a stipend and reimbursed for their mileage when conducting tests.

If you would like to apply or have questions,  please email Jennifer Lozano at jenniferl@legalaidnc.org or call 919.861.1885.

 

 

Wake Habitat Home Preservation Site Supervisor – Temporary Position

Department: Construction Department

Location: Habitat for Humanity of Wake County Construction Office

Supervisor: VP, Construction

SUMMARY:

Home Preservation Site Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the Habitat Wake work site to make sure general volunteers and Family Partners are working in accordance to the standards set by Habitat Wake. The Home Preservation Site Supervisor is also responsible for overseeing the on-site AmeriCorps and Crew Leaders. This is a temporary position, including weekend work, Saturdays and occasionally Sundays for about 2-3 months. The Site Supervisor will likely spend an average of five days per week (40 hour work week with 8 hours days) on site ensuring the implementation of Home Preservation, compliance of all regulations for AmeriCorps and Habitat for Humanity and improving customer service while protecting the organization’s brand.

WORK PERFORMED

  • Work with Home Preservation Program Manager, determine scope of work and materials needed to implement and successfully complete approximately 40 Home Preservation projects per year.
  • Maintain the quality of the Habitat Wake volunteer experience by providing orientation, leading volunteers when necessary and providing training and demos on the Home Preservation site to ensure that all work is completed to HFHWC standards.
  • Monitor Home Preservation sites for safety compliance and ensure safety protocols and procedures are followed. Site Supervisor will model safety procedures on site.
  • Maintain ongoing tracking and filing systems for documenting all pertinent information related to Home Preservation projects including site paperwork, assessments and volunteer sign-in sheets.
  • Pick-up and order supplies as needed from Lowes in addition to inventory of supplies in the van and warehouse.
  • Drive to and from sites with the HFH van to drop off and pick up supplies as needed and ensure compliance with all HFH rules and Wake County laws. Help set up sites at the beginning of the site and break down sites at the end of the day.
  • Collect program evaluations from sites to make sure contacts are happy with the projects and program as a whole.
  • Work focuses on existing home repairs, remodels, and weatherization.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·         Effective management of people, time, and resources, preferably within large groups, and across a number of job sites simultaneously.

·         Multi-tasking of coordination, scheduling, supervision, and teaching.

·         Construction related experience, involving all aspects (e.g. carpentry, foundations, siding, roofing, skilled trades, finishing, painting etc.)

·         Knowledge and understanding of current historical district requirements, North Carolina Building Code, and all other relevant Wake County municipalities’ codes, with ability to interpret and explain to novices.

·         Leadership in supervisory role, and willingness to take initiative.

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

·         Critical thinking and troubleshooting.  Working in an ever-changing environment where there is a need to encounter problems head-on and to resolve them with creative solutions.

·         Coordination of sub-contractors & vendors

·         Ability to manage multiple jobs at once.

·         Business skills/maintenance of finances.  Adherence to Habitat Wake budgeting, job-costing, and coding of invoices.

·         Communication: in-house (with other Habitat Wake staff in meetings, e-mail updates, etc.), out-of-house (e-mail updates, faxes, phone, in person, etc.).  Includes excellent oral, written, and illustrative skills.

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

·         Diversity training/experience.  Working in an environment with people of varying ethnicities, religions, socio-economic backgrounds.

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

·         Attention to detail and overall quality control.

·         Technology skills with computers, faxes, phones, photocopiers, calculators, etc.

·         Current driver’s license and vehicle.  Helpful if experienced in operating heavy machinery.

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

·         Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with manager, co-workers, and other Habitat Wake staff.  Ability to work as part of a functionally diverse team.

·         Ability to create, sustain, and grow relationships with Habitat homeowners to instill the skills, knowledge, and pride required for successful homeownership, dynamic neighborhoods, and an enduring commitment to Habitat.

·         Demonstrated skill in professionally representing oneself at all times.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA degree and/or 2-5 years of relevant experience in the non-profit/design/construction sector.
  • Excellent project management, leadership and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Interest in community development/community service.
  • Creative problem solving skills

COMPENSATION:

Compensation will be negotiated within Habitat Wake’s overall compensation structure commensurate with a Superintendent level position. Health and retirement benefits included.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

·         If interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: edmundo.yanez@habitatwake.org

NOTE:

We are an equal opportunity employer. Applications are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

THIS COMPANY IS AN AT-WILL EMPLOYER AS ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE STATE LAW. THIS MEANS THAT REGARDLESS OF ANY PROVISION IN THIS APPLICATION, IF HIRED, THE COMPANY OR I MAY TERMINATE THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, WITH OR WITHOUT CAUSE OR NOTICE.

 

 

Executive Director - Urban Ministries of Durham

Urban Ministries of Durham is recognized as the community’s key, nonsectarian safety net for homeless individuals and families in Durham County. More than 6,000 people a year are served through its shelter, a café serving three meals a day to anyone in need, and a food pantry and clothing closet. UMD has a staff of 40 and a $1.85 million budget. During the last five years, UMD has transformed its services from providing basic needs to a dynamic system of support that moves its qualifying clients into more permanent housing as quickly as possible. The Board of Directors has opened the search for an Executive Director who will continue to keep the organization on the leading edge of service delivery and community collaboration. UMD’s next leader must have strong leadership and management skills, be an excellent planner, and a successful fundraiser with a passion for the work and the people it serves. Learn more at http://www.mossandross.com/active-job-searches/.

 

 

 

Executive Director – Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for promoting the overall vision and direction of the Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity (GMAAHFH) and ensuring its ability to increasingly serve families in need of simple, decent, affordable housing. The Executive Director is a non-voting member of the Board and Executive Committee and an ad hoc member of all other committees. As the “face” of GMAAHFH, the Executive Director must be a strong advocate for the Habitat mission and aggressively pursue the long-term goals established by the Board. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Affiliate Management, Administration and Oversight:

  • Oversees and manages all Affiliate operations, including office/administrative functions, construction activities, family services activities, volunteer recruitment, fund raising and retail operations (Habitat ReStore).
  • Recommends to the Board changes to Affiliate policies and procedures, and by-laws for effective and economical operation of the affiliate.
  • Implements policies, procedures and directives adopted by the Board.
  • Oversees the protection and maintenance of the Affiliate's assets.
  • Carries chief staff responsibility and ensures that legal obligations of the organization are met in a timely manner and in accordance with applicable law, legal obligations of the Affiliate the Habitat for Humanity International Core Tenet and Quality Assurance Guidelines.
  • Reports all aspects of the Affiliate to the Board.
  • Actively participate in all standing committee meetings. Assist with operational planning and coordinate communication among the various committees.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate subordinate staff.
  • Collaborate on various public relations initiatives. Review and contribute to our newsletter.

Resource Development:

  • Foster and maintain healthy relationships with major donors and house sponsors, including regular follow-up with current sponsors. Also, work to expand the number of corporations and organizations who actively support Habitat.
  • Coordinate and support special events to develop donor relations.
  • Grant preparation and identifying opportunities to partner with like-minded organizations on major projects.
  • Maintain effective communication with Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina (HFHNC) and Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) to ensure participation in all state and international programs.
  • Recognize that volunteers are a critical resource; support and expand the existing volunteer base.

Community and Government Relations:

  • Be proactive in cultivating relationships with other community not-for-profit organizations.
  • Seek opportunities to partner on projects that would have a major impact on a neighborhood.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with representatives of government agencies.
  • Become recognized as the “face” of GMAAHFH, advocating for cooperative action to address the needs of low-income families.

Executive Director – Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience in planning and delegating, supervising staff, and building partnerships. Experience in raising money for a nonprofit organization is a must.
  • Hands-on experience in finance including budget development, preparation of financial reports with analysis, and ensuring staff accountability for financial performance.
  • Highly motivated and results oriented.
  • Excellent written, oral, and group presentation skills.
  • A deep understanding of, and enthusiasm for, the mission of Habitat for Humanity.
  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience with a record of accomplishment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the construction industry and mortgage business is desired.
  • Three years of managerial experience
  • Fundraising and grant writing experience
  • Familiarity with major gift and planned giving campaigns and programs
  • Experience developing community partnerships
  • Experience with Habitat for Humanity

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits will be based on qualification and experience.

The Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We seek to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all of our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve and National Guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Please send resume and cover letter to: employment@mountairyhabitat.org 

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