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Habitat for Humanity of Wake County (HFHWC) ReStore Associate

Primary location: Fuquay-Varina ReStore

Summary

Under the general supervision of the Store Manager, the ReStore Associate will assist with day to day operations of the store sales floor and receiving and processing of donations in the back room.   The Associate will be expected to leverage available volunteers to accomplish daily tasks in an efficient manner.  In addition, the Associate will be responsible for store projects that will be assigned to her/him as needed within the store and must provide good customer service to donors in the back, customers on the sales floor, and to regular volunteers.

This position is part-time.

Responsibilities within the ReStore:

  • Coordinate the flow of donated materials to the store sales floor
  • Evaluate condition/price of incoming merchandise, including furniture, cabinets, and lawn equipment
  • Maintain proper merchandise placement throughout the store
  • Provide additional supervision for volunteers
  • Assist customers with purchasing merchandise
  • Operate the cash register
  • Assist customers with loading out purchases
  • Maintain clean, neat, and organized workspaces
  • Keep store free from safety hazards
  • Work closely with the Store Manager and Assistant Manager to determine individual projects that may be necessary for store improvements (these can include activities such as building new display equipment and improving overall store appearance)

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • A strong belief in the organization’s mission, goals and accomplishments
  • Clean driving record
  • Experience working in a retail environment (sales, receiving, or management)
  • Ability and experience working with and delegating tasks to volunteers
  • Strong knowledge of trades (plumbing, electrical, mechanical, woodworking)
  • General knowledge of the ReUse industry
  • 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

Machines, equipment and specialized tools appropriate to function include:

  • Power tools, hand tools, ladders
  • Price guns
  • Cash register and POS
  • Pallet jacks and other material handling equipment
  • PC running Windows 7 and printer/scanner

Supervisory controls:

The Associate will report directly to the Store manager.

Complexity:

Responsibilities involve a variety of tasks that may or may not be related.  Therefore, strong organizational skills will be required.  The ability to independently prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and dynamic environment is essential, as is the ability to manage volunteers and keep them engaged with those tasks.

Physical demands:

Ability to lift over 50 lbs.

Work environment:

The Fuquay-Varina ReStore is a 12,500 sq ft suite within the Tractor Supply Plaza.  It contains a large retail space and a small warehouse area in the back.

Minimum education and experience requirements:

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

If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to alex.cooley@habitatwake.org

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

 


Donation Center and Store Manager

Job Status: Full Time, Exempt

Job Summary: Responsible for all aspects of the Donation Center and Store operations including profitability, staffing, supervising and training, production/dispatch quotas, retail merchandising, inventory, customer service, employee/volunteer relations, and safety compliance.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Customer Service

  • Demonstrates and teaches extraordinary service skills on the sales floor
  • Proficient in and skilled at providing hands-on instruction for all aspects of production, including sorting, preparing and pricing
  • Creates and maintains a reputation for excellent customer service at retail location(s)
  • Establishes daily dispatch and production goals and ensures they are accomplished. Adjusts staffing needs according to flow of inventory
  • Responsible for recycling, including textiles, shoes, books and e-waste
  • Ensures project and facility maintenance tracking is accurate and up to date. Ensures safety compliance including facility inspections etc.

Team and Self Development

  • Supervises volunteers, clients and staff
  • Receptive to feedback from customers, supervisor, staff, clients and volunteers and able to modify as necessary
  • Utilizes dynamic leadership skills and vision to recruit, hire, train, lead, motivate, retain and develop future leaders
  • Meets regularly with team and holds team accountable to the RRM standards. Treats team with respect, dignity and professionalism and requires same of team.
  • Fosters collaboration and ensures a positive work environment through recognition and motivation
  • Resolves personnel concerns fairly and quickly
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings and stays current on trends and best practices for thrift store operations

Demonstrated Results

  • Develops and executes strategies to drive business and sales
  • Operates business profitably and minimizes potential for loss.
  • Monitors inventory levels, facilities and other assets
  • Maintains a visually enticing store that is neat, clean, and organized

Communication and Decision-Making

  • Provides feedback and communicates regularly with upper management
  • Participates in company conference calls and meetings as directed and keeps team abreast of corporate direction
  • Seeks creative solutions to challenges
  • Detail-oriented, organized, curious, flexible, eager to work with a diverse team
  • Takes smart risks in concert with the Director of Operations

Job Skills & Requirements:

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

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of relevant retail/project management experience
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, with a clean driving record and the ability to be covered under the organization’s general liability insurance. Ability to drive pick-up and box-type trucks.
  • Forklift certification preferred. If not certified, must be willing to complete training for Forklift Certification.
  • Mature Christian with the ability to lead as a Disciple of Christ and a desire to serve the Lord in a shelter/recovery ministry.
  • Demonstrates a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of RRM;
  • Upholds RRM's ministry in prayer and encourages team to do the same
  • Proven ability to create strong relationships to achieve sales and repeat business
  • Computer savvy. Proficient in MS Office products. Proficiency with point of sales software preferred
  • Excels in creative problem solving, prioritizing and taking initiative
  • Ability to develop and maintain open and positive relations within the local community
  • Strong verbal and written skills, retail math knowledge
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Physical requirements: lift /carry/move 60 lbs including fixtures and product
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including occasional holidays and weekends
  • Able to travel to other stores within the region

Interested applicants should email resume and cover letter to jobs@raleighrescue.org, or apply online at www.raleighrescue.org. 

 

 

Donation Center and Store Associate

Job Status: Full-time

Our Donation Center and Store is open Monday – Friday: 10am-7pm and Saturday from 8am-5:00pm. Associates will work a 40 hour schedule during these hours, with occasional overtime as required.

Job Summary: Assists Donation Center and Store manager with all aspects of the store’s operations.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Monitors the flow of incoming goods from drop off/clean up to pricing. Includes:
  • o Unloading and sorting donation carts;
  • o Separating items according to category (sellable merchandise, recycle, trash, etc);
  • o Assisting with pricing of items;
  • o Rotating stock and restocking empty areas
  • Ensures cleanliness of the warehouse and sales floor.
  • Displays and arranges merchandise on sales floor.
  • Operates forklift.
  • Assists other Associates in other areas of the store as needed.
  • Hauls trash to local refuse if needed.
  • Provides excellent customer service.

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.

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2 years experience in warehouse or retail environment preferred
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, with a clean driving record and the ability to be covered under the organization’s general liability insurance. (Must be at least 21 years of age to drive Mission vehicles.)
  • Mature Christian with the ability to lead as a Disciple of Christ and a desire to serve the Lord in a shelter/recovery ministry.
  • Must be a Certified Forklift Operator.
  • Ability to:
  • o Lift up to 60 pounds on a regular basis, lifting boxes and merchandise.
  • o Stand on feet for long periods of time and able to stand for most of each shift.
  • o Work with a wide variety of people in a diverse population (volunteers, staff, Mission clients, Community Service Workers).
  • o Share the love of Jesus Christ with others and have a desire to help them grow in their relationship with God.
  • o Work a flexible schedule, including holidays and weekends
  • o Display a non-judgmental attitude.
  • o Communicate effectively.
  • o Take initiative, identifying areas that need attention
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Must have a demonstrated work ethic with consistent attendance and punctuality.

Interested applicants should email resume and cover letter to jobs@raleighrescue.org, or apply online at www.raleighrescue.org.  

 

 

Director of Direct Marketing & Public Relations

Job Status: Full-time

Job Summary: Manages & executes fundraising, cultivation & public relations strategies/plans, growing support for & public awareness of RRM.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:

Manages Direct Mail Program

·         Serves as the primary interface with the Mission’s direct marketing services firm. Manages & approves all appeal & newsletter schedules, themes, design, artwork & copy.

·         Coordinates collection of the Mission’s direct mail resources – testimonies, pictures, stats, campaign content, etc.

·         Manages & approves all related expenses against approved budget.

Manages Digital Fundraising & Marketing Program

·         Serves as the primary interface with the Mission’s digital marketing services firm. Manages & approves all schedules, themes, design, copy, & artwork for all integrated digital pieces – eAppeals, eBulletins & RRM website.

·         Updates selected website copy & photos per approved schedule.

·         Sends out eAppeals & eBulletins via a mass email platform.

·         Serves as the primary interface with the Mission’s website host & designer, approving/coordinating website updates & redesigns.

·         Approves & manages all expenses against approved budget.

Cultivates Mission Donors

·         Proactively cultivates relationships with donors & prospects.

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

Manages Public Relations Program

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

·         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.

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

·         Manages the creative & editing process for new annual testimonial videos.

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

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

·         Coordinates media interviews.

Contributes to RRM’s Social Media presence

·         Collaborates with RRM’s Social Media lead and direct marketing services firm in executing our social media strategy across various social media platforms.

Manages & promotes Campaigns & Fundraising Events

·         Manages Changing Lives HereTM, RRM’s integrated fall campaign - including RRM’s microsite, website, collateral material, social media, etc.

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

Manages PR Collateral

·         Coordinates creation & printing of annual PR materials including the Mission’s brochure & annual ministry report.

·         Coordinates design & printing of other PR promotional materials as needed, such as flyers, banners, signage, displays, etc.

·         Approves all RRM signs & logos used in the community.

Gives RRM tours.

Serves as the RRM photographer for public relations and development purposes.

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.

·         Bachelor’s degree

·         Excellent track record with minimum 6+ years of relevant nonprofit fundraising & marketing experience

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

·         Highly creative, strategic thinker with a heart for ministry service

·         Ability to work independently with little supervision

·         Strong planning, administrative, organizational and time management skills

·         Strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

·         Experience with photo editing, art software programs (i.e. Photoshop) preferred

Interested applicants should email resume and cover letter to jobs@raleighrescue.org, or apply online at www.raleighrescue.org. 

 

 

Director of Programs

Job Status: Full-time

Job Summary:

The Director of Programs is responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and evaluation of all the organization’s programs which include Men, Women and Children ministries, Adult Education and Medical Clinic. As a member of the Leadership team, the Director of Programs participates in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives in addition to problem solving. He/she works within the guidelines, policies and mission of Raleigh Rescue Mission and is accountable and responsible for the overall direction of the Mission’s recovery program.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Directs, plans and coordinates the work of the program staff including supervision and evaluation, training and team building

Organizes and attends weekly departmental meetings to maintain effective communication

Ensures adequate and qualified staff to carry out the program activities. Assists staff in setting and meeting goals, discovering interests, and finding ways to grow both spiritually and professionally. Clearly defines responsibilities and expectations and holds staff accountable. In consultation with the executive director, responsible for the selection, hiring, coaching, and development of the program employees

Manages, supervises and evaluates all activities of the program. Analyzes trends and identifies areas for improvement. Recommends changes to the executive director and implements changes upon approval.

Compiles, maintains and reports monthly, quarterly and annual program statistics.

Plans and set goals for the Programs and ensures goals and outcomes are met. Coordinates programs that provide services for the clients of the Mission.

Establishes program outcomes and conducts ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of programs and services. Consults with the Executive Director on program processes and potential issues.

Develops and evaluates new initiatives and innovative methods in the area of programs.

Assures that the Raleigh Rescue Mission’s program policies and standards are being followed as created.

Observes and oversees case management and counseling, including the integration and coordination of addiction-recovery, pastoral care and life skills training.

Attends staff meetings and communicates programs information to staff. Attends Board meetings as required.

Job Skills & Requirements:

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

·         Bachelor’s degree in human services field (Master’s preferred)

·         8-10 years of experience managing and directing an area of ministry or department including the direct supervision of staff

·         Proven success and “hands on” experience in the role as an upper manager or director

·         8-10 years of experience working with the homeless population, victims of domestic violence, substance abuse or the mental health population

·         Experience working for a non-profit (preferred)

·         Certification or specialized training in substance abuse counseling (preferred)

·         Must have excellent planning, organizational, management and interpersonal skills in order to work with staff, clients and various community agencies

·         Mature Christian with the ability to lead as a Disciple of Christ and a desire to serve the Lord in a shelter/recovery ministry.

Proficient and knowledgeable in the areas of:

·         Addiction recovery and relapse prevention

·         Current social, economic and health issues

·         Community resources and programs available to residents

·         De-escalation and crisis intervention techniques

·         Computer applications including MS Word, Excel, Outlook as well as the Internet

Ability to:

·         Share the love of Jesus Christ with others and have a desire to help them grow in their relationship with God

·         Work with clients, staff and volunteers in a cooperative manner, offering grace and compassion; Lead by example, embracing RRM’s Vision, Mission and Core Values

·         Assess individuals and utilize the most appropriate community resources

·         Have a high level of understanding and compassion for at-risk populations

·         Prepare correspondence and other written materials; good oral

·         Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; organize own work, set priorities and meet critical deadlines

·         Communicate effectively and articulate the program, vision and purpose of the Mission’s ministry

·         Supervise and help staff and clients realize their potential

·         Recognize and maintain confidentiality of information as appropriate

·         Balance time among clients, Mission staff and relationships with outside agencies

Interested applicants should email resume and cover letter to jobs@raleighrescue.org, or apply online at www.raleighrescue.org.  

 

 

Client Supervisor

Job Status: Temporary, On-Call

Must have the flexibility to fill-in for the following shifts (including holidays) as needed: Sat/Sun 8a-8p; Saturday 8p-8a; Sunday 8pm-12am; Mon-Fri 4pm-12-am and Mon-Fri 12am-8am

Job Summary: Oversees the safety, general welfare and needs of women and children receiving services from Raleigh Rescue Mission.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

·         Monitors clients and ensures that clients follow all rules, regulations and procedures of the Mission. Communicates any serious infractions to appropriate Case Managers via email or by phone.

·         Escorts clients to and from meals, chapel and other Mission activities.

·         Distributes personal hygiene items, bedding and clothing to clients as needed.

·         Serves as liaison between clients and Case Managers, providing feedback based on observations, conversations, etc.

·         Documents all incidents via shift report and notifies Program Director via email or by phone when necessary.

·         Prepares shift reports and distributes to all Case Managers and the Program Director.

·         Intervenes and assists clients in resolving interpersonal conflicts, disagreements and misunderstandings.

·         Offers hope and encouragement to clients. Provides biblically based, spiritual counseling as needed. Shows love, care and respect to clients.

·         Completes assigned tasks including but not limited to, laundry, organizing cabinets and closets, making copies of documents, cleaning work space, preparing rooms for new clients, stocking cleaning supplies, putting away donations and supplies and inspecting work assignments.

·         Checks all secured doors and areas; lock and secure if needed.

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.

·         High school diploma or GED. Associate’s Degree in human services or related field, or equivalent experience (preferred)

·         At least one year of prior experience social work or in the field of human services, working in a residential program environment or working with women and children.

·         Church ministry experience (preferred)

·         Mature Christian with the ability to lead as a Disciple of Christ and a desire to serve the Lord in a shelter/recovery ministry.

·         Must have basic computer skills necessary to perform tasks such as sending email, writing reports and entering data. Experience with MS Office (preferred).

·         Excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills with the ability to function effectively in emergency situations.

Proficient and knowledgeable in the areas of:

·         Internal and external barriers that homeless people face

·         Difficulties individuals face when moving from living on the street to becoming substantially employed

·         De-escalation, crisis intervention and conflict resolution techniques

Ability to:

·         Remain awake during the overnight hours (night shift only).

·         Share the love of Jesus Christ with others and have a desire to help them grow in their relationship with God.

·         Demonstrate Christian leadership, holding clients accountable and confronting them in a grace filled manner.

·         Deal effectively with aggressive behavior.

·         Handle crisis situations and tolerate stressful situations.

·         Work with a wide variety of people in a diverse population.

·         Display a non-judgmental attitude.

·         Maintain confidentiality.

·         Communicate effectively.

·         Minister effectively and compassionately to the homeless, while maintaining healthy boundaries.

Interested applicants should email resume and cover letter to jobs@raleighrescue.org, or apply online at www.raleighrescue.org.  

 

 

Project Development Associate – The Affordable Housing Group of North Carolina, Inc. (TAHG) – Charlotte, NC

Agency Overview (www.affordablehousinggroup.org)

TAHG is a non-profit organization established in 1966 to provide technical assistance to other non-profits and to develop affordable housing.  TAHG currently maintains an affordable apartment portfolio of more than 800 units across North Carolina and is actively involved in the development of additional units. 

Job Description

The Project Development Associate will be involved in all aspects of project development and will assist with on-going asset management after properties are placed in service.  The position will work closely with our Project Manager and Asset Manager.  The position responsibilities will include:

· Identify viable markets and sites for affordable housing

· Evaluate prospective sites for development, including research on zoning and land use issues

· Assist with financial feasibility analysis of potential projects and on-going developments

· Assist with compliance and due diligence requirements and/or other funding and project requirements during the predevelopment, construction, post-development and asset management phases

· Assist with grant writing and loan applications and coordinate follow up reporting as necessary

Skills, Experience and Requirements

· Bachelors degree (graduate degree preferred)

· This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as analytical and problem solving abilities.

· Proficient in MicroSoft Office including complex Excel worksheets.

· Experience with Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME, and HUD financing is preferred

· Ability to work independently as well as part of a team that includes staff and professional consultants including partners, lenders, investors, architects, engineers, contractors, attorneys, accountants, property managers, etc.

· General knowledge of construction and ability to read blueprints and site plans preferred

· Position requires periodic travel.  A valid drivers license is required.

· This position reports to the Executive Director.

How to Apply

Send a current resume, cover letter and salary requirements to opportunities@affordablehousinggroup.org.  No calls or visits please.  TAHG offers a competitive benefits package for full time employees including employee health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, company contribution to 403(b) retirement plan.  On the job training possible for the right candidate - recent college and graduate school graduates are encouraged to apply.  TAHG is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Administrative Assistant (Part-Time) – The Affordable Housing Group of North Carolina, Inc. (TAHG)-Charlotte, NC

Agency Overview (www.affordablehousinggroup.org)

TAHG is a non-profit organization established in 1966 to provide technical assistance to other non-profits and to develop affordable housing.  TAHG currently maintains an affordable apartment portfolio of more than 800 units across North Carolina and is actively involved in the development of additional units. 

Job Description

The Administrative Assistant will assist the Executive Director and staff in the implementation of their duties to bring about the production of affordable housing and to assist those groups and individuals which are dedicated to the same purpose.  The position will work closely with our Executive Director and Accounting Manager, and will also provide assistance to all staff as needed.  This position is anticipated to be 20-25 hours per week and the responsibilities will include:

· Provide administrative services for the Executive Director and other staff as needed

· Assist accounting department in various administrative tasks as may be assigned

· General office duties to include open and distribute mail, answer phones, handle general e-mail, assist walk in visitors as appropriate, maintain office supply inventory and order supplies as needed

· Oversee office equipment and obtain service /repair as needed

· Coordinate travel arrangements as needed

· Assist staff as needed in preparation of reports, grant and loan applications, including proof reading, assembling, making copies, shipping, etc.

· Maintain both hard copy and electronic files

· Assist with marketing and outreach efforts

· Coordinate Board of Director communications, committee meetings, Board meetings, travel arrangements, etc. 

· Other duties as assigned

Skills, Experience and Requirements

· High school diploma required, (Bachelors degree preferred)

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as organizational skills required.

· Proficient in MicroSoft Office including Excel worksheets.

· Office experience or background in a related field including real estate, legal, construction, accounting or property management is preferred.

· Ability to work independently as well as part of a team is required

· This position reports to the Executive Director.

How to Apply

Send a current resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to opportunities@affordablehousinggroup.org.  No calls or visits please.  TAHG offers a competitive benefits package for part time employees including paid vacation, sick leave, and company contribution to 403(b) retirement plan. TAHG is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Underwriting Internship

The Acquisitions Department of Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation (CAHEC) is currently seeking candidates for a paid internship. Applicants should be available to work full-time during the summer and part-time (8-12 hours per week) during the 2015-2016 school year.

CAHEC is a non-profit tax-credit syndicator based in Raleigh, NC, with the mission to provide communities with affordable housing and opportunities for growth and revitalization by investing in qualified tax credit products. We envision sustainable communities offering housing and life-changing opportunities to their residents.

The intern will assist with all aspects of underwriting Low Income Housing Tax Credit investments, Historic Tax Credit investments, and New Markets Tax Credit investments. Typical duties include financial modeling, market research, due diligence reviews and preparation of letters and reports. The intern will also have the opportunity to visit local sites and attend meetings with investors and developers. This is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in affordable housing development and finance.

It is preferable that the intern is enrolled in or has completed coursework focusing on affordable housing and real estate finance or has community development finance or affordable housing work experience.

Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter to CAHEC’s Human Resources Department at humanresources@cahec.com by February 27, 2015.

 


Executive Director - PLM Families Together

MOVING FAMILIES FROM HOMELESSNESS TO INDEPENDENCE

Summary

PLM (Pan Lutheran Ministries) Families Together, a nonprofit located in Raleigh, North Carolina, seeks a skilled chief executive with a demonstrated marketing and community building background who can serve as a change agent to increase its presence in the county, increase revenue and thus the organizational budget. The Executive Director will serve as champion, advocate, and operational leader of PLM Families Together as it seeks to realize its vision and transition the organization in a new strategic direction.

Mission, Vision & Values

The mission of PLM Families Together (PLMFT) is to move Wake County, NC (Raleigh and surrounding towns) families from homelessness to stable homes through mentoring, housing support and connecting to community resources. The vision is No homeless families in Wake County. PLMFT values services that are: Empowering, Inclusive, Responsive, Compassionate, Family-driven, Advocating, Respectful, Innovative, and that show Integrity.

Organizational Overview (www.plmft.org)

PLM Families Together is an agency on the rise. Our financial standing is solid. Our services are best-practice. Our outcomes are strong. We have completed multiple organizational capacity building activities including an organizational assessment, internal restructure, reorganization of our fund development processes, board development and strategic planning. We are entering into an organizational life phase of new growth and expansion in every aspect of the organization as we seek: new or expanded programs by population, type of service, and/or location; new or expanded partnerships and collaborative relationships; and new or expanded fundraising opportunities. PLMFT is seeking a leader who is a change agent and can grow or move this well-positioned, medium-size nonprofit into greater, broader areas of community impact.

Founded in 1980 by Wake County Lutheran Churches, PLMFT currently serves 185 families annually (225 parents and 450 children) through short-term housing and re-housing support services. Our short-term housing offers emergency shelter in apartment settings, using ten apartments (six owned and four leased). Re-housing support includes limited financial assistance, landlord connections and case management support to assist families in moving out of shelter and out of homelessness into stable housing. Continued case management is provided for 12-14 months after a family signs a lease. In addition, PLMFT is the housing partner for a collaborative program assisting youth who are aging out of Foster Care.

PLMFT has a budget of $850K and nine full-time staff positions: Executive Director, Associate Director, Community Engagement Coordinator, Administrative Associate, four Mentor Advocates (masters level social workers), and a Jesuit Volunteer. PLM is in process of hiring a Development Officer on contract. PLM utilizes approximately 400 volunteers for 2,000 hours of service each year, equivalent to one full-

time position. Funding comes from private sources (54%) and government grants (46%) including local government and HUD Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). Private funding has increased by 68% since 2006-07. Audit reports can be accessed via the website www.plmft.org or www.guidestar.com.

Key Responsibilities

The Executive Director is responsible for the professional leadership and management of PLM Families Together. (S)he provides overall leadership for strategy; program design, implementation and evaluation; organizational development; human resource management; financial oversight; property management; communications; public relations; and fundraising. The Executive Director is expected to cultivate key community relationships and seek out opportunities for program expansion, new program development and related funding sources.

PLM Families Together is driven by the following planning documents that encompass all aspects of mission implementation: Strategic Plan, Management by Objectives Plan (MBO), Operations Plan, and Fund Development Plan. Therefore, the Executive Director will:

  •  Work with all staff and the Board of Directors to establish and oversee implementation of an MBO plan with annual and quarterly deliverables that are the basis for end of year staff bonuses. The MBO highlights key agency-wide objectives in the areas of program outcomes, fundraising, community engagement and quality/compliance;
  • Work with the Associate Director of Operations (AD) to establish and oversee implementation of an annual Operations Plan that is reported to the Board of Directors through quarterly updates by the Associate Director. The operations plan includes outcomes or deliverables in each of the following areas of operations: direct service programs; volunteers and community engagement; property management; office management; and community partnerships;
  • Work with the contract Development Officer and the Board of Directors to establish and oversee implementation of an annual Fund Development Plan including goals and strategies designed to increase private funding through targeting individual, corporate, faith, civic and foundation contributions. The Fund Development Plan should also include detailed strategies for the spring annual campaign, the fall campaign and other campaigns and appeals throughout the year;
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors and Board Committees providing leadership to recruit, train, and maintain a strong, balanced Board of Directors and strong, balanced committees;
  • Provide direct supervision for the Associate Director, the Administrative Associate and the Development Officer. Provide human resource management for all staff;
  • Establish and maintain strategic community relationships with funders, city and county leaders, advocacy groups, congregational leaders, and other agency leaders; and,
  • Establish and maintain rigorous financial policies and budget oversight, ensuring a continued strong financial standing for the organization. This includes development of annual budget, review and report on monthly financials, close tracking of all grant contracts, reporting and billing processes, and financial decision making that aligns with PLMFT’s strategic goals. The Executive Director works closely with the Treasurer and the Executive Committee with complete transparency.

Skills and Experience Required

The Executive Director candidate should have the following knowledge, skills and experiences:

  • An advanced degree in a related field (Social Work, Public Administration, Public Health, Planning, etc.) or commensurate experience required. Certificate in Nonprofit Management is a plus;
  • Significant and proven leadership skills developed through 4-7 years in a senior management position, particularly nonprofit leadership within a fast-paced, growing organization;
  • Excellent organizational development, interpersonal, marketing, communication, administration and personnel management skills essential;
  • Experience in working with families in poverty and housing crisis, Trauma Informed Practice training and prior direct social work experience is a plus. Knowledge of Rapid Rehousing, housing first and other best practice housing and homeless service models is essential;
  • Knowledge of Community Impact models and a proven record of building collaborative initiatives across agencies and programs;
  • Success at fund development, including knowledge of and success in individual giving campaigns as well as attracting foundation and corporate grants; ability to identify, steward and solicit donors;
  • Experience working with boards of directors and volunteers as well as managing nonprofit budgets, grant contracts and government contracts;
  • The ability to foster a healthy organizational culture, to encourage teamwork and collaboration; strong interpersonal skills that include the ability to inspire and motivate, effective at conflict management;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; strong presentation skills, using data and stories for effective messaging;
  • Ability to raise the visibility of the organization through successful marketing;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Multi-cultural sensitivity; and,
  • Advanced computer skills required in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Google applications (email, calendar), literacy in working with statewide data systems (State Homeless Information Network or similar), proficient in developing program logic models and in program, donor, and financial data analysis.

Compensation

Salary and overall compensation will be commensurate with the experience and background of the successful applicant. PLM offers a professional work environment and an excellent paid time off plan.

Application Process

To apply, visit www.armstrongmcguire.com/apply, click on the link to the PLM Executive Director position and follow the instructions to upload your resume, cover letter, salary requirements and professional references. If you have difficulty with the application process, send an email to april@armstrongmcguire.com.

Review of candidates will begin in February, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

 

 

Part-time ReStore Associate: Apex, NC - Habitat for Humanity of Wake County (HFHWC)

Summary

Under the general supervision of the Store Manager, the ReStore Associate will assist with day to day operations of the store sales floor and receiving and processing of donations in the back room.   The Associate will be expected to leverage available volunteers to accomplish daily tasks in an efficient manner.  In addition, the Associate will be responsible for store projects that will be assigned to her/him as needed within the store and must provide good customer service to donors in the back, customers on the sales floor, and to regular volunteers.

Responsibilities within the ReStore:

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

·         Evaluate condition/price of incoming merchandise, including furniture, cabinets, and lawn equipment

·         Maintain proper merchandise placement throughout the store

·         Provide additional supervision for volunteers

·         Assist customers with purchasing merchandise

·         Operate the cash register

·         Assist customers with loading out purchases

·         Maintain clean, neat, and organized workspaces

·         Keep store free from safety hazards

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

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:

·         A strong belief in the organization’s mission, goals and accomplishments

·         Clean driving record

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

·         Ability and experience working with and delegating tasks to volunteers

·         Strong knowledge of trades (plumbing, electrical, mechanical, woodworking)

·         General knowledge of the ReUse industry

·         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

Machines, equipment and specialized tools appropriate to function include:

·         Power tools, hand tools, ladders

·         Price guns

·         Cash register and POS

·         Pallet jacks and other material handling equipment

·         PC running Windows 7 and printer/scanner

Supervisory controls:

The Associate will report directly to the Store manager.

Complexity:

Responsibilities involve a variety of tasks that may or may not be related.  Therefore, strong organizational skills will be required.  The ability to independently prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and dynamic environment is essential, as is the ability to manage volunteers and keep them engaged with those tasks.

Physical demands:

Ability to lift over 50 lbs.

Minimum education and experience requirements:

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

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jennifer.ruppert@habitatwake.org.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

 

 

Part-time ReStore Associate: Raleigh, NC - Habitat for Humanity of Wake County (HFHWC)

Summary

Under the general supervision of the Store Manager, the ReStore Associate will assist with day to day operations of the store sales floor and receiving and processing of donations in the back room.   The Associate will be expected to leverage available volunteers to accomplish daily tasks in an efficient manner.  In addition, the Associate will be responsible for store projects that will be assigned to her/him as needed within the store and must provide good customer service to donors in the back, customers on the sales floor, and to regular volunteers.

Responsibilities within the ReStore:

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

·         Evaluate condition/price of incoming merchandise, including furniture, cabinets, and lawn equipment

·         Maintain proper merchandise placement throughout the store

·         Provide additional supervision for volunteers

·         Assist customers with purchasing merchandise

·         Operate the cash register

·         Assist customers with loading out purchases

·         Maintain clean, neat, and organized workspaces

·         Keep store free from safety hazards

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

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:

·         A strong belief in the organization’s mission, goals and accomplishments

·         Clean driving record

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

·         Ability and experience working with and delegating tasks to volunteers

·         Strong knowledge of trades (plumbing, electrical, mechanical, woodworking)

·         General knowledge of the ReUse industry

·         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

Machines, equipment and specialized tools appropriate to function include:

·         Power tools, hand tools, ladders

·         Price guns

·         Cash register and POS

·         Pallet jacks and other material handling equipment

·         PC running Windows 7 and printer/scanner

Supervisory controls:

The Associate will report directly to the Store manager.

Complexity:

Responsibilities involve a variety of tasks that may or may not be related.  Therefore, strong organizational skills will be required.  The ability to independently prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and dynamic environment is essential, as is the ability to manage volunteers and keep them engaged with those tasks.

Physical demands:

Ability to lift over 50 lbs.

Minimum education and experience requirements:

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

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to eric.moe@habitatwake.org.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

 

 

Part-time Donation Pickup Driver - Habitat for Humanity of Wake County ReStore

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County is a non-profit organization that partners with families to build safe, decent affordable housing.

Reports to: Donation Procurement Manager

Summary Description: The Donation Pickup Driver manages the collection of off-site donations, transporting them to the ReStore.

General duties include but are not limited to:

·         Ability to drive and operate a manual box truck safely

·         Document correspondence with donors

·         Perform excellent customer/donor service

·         Load and pack materials to minimize damage

·         Screen and examine each donation on site

·         Coordinate donation receipts with Donation Procurement Manager

·         Lead in proper unloading of donated materials

·         Price the material that comes off the truck

·         Act as a representative of Habitat for Humanity, a community leader.

Requirements:

·         Clean criminal background check

·         Excellent driving record

·         Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs., continuously

·         Ability to work independently and follow instructions

·         Team player with a good attitude; intent on helping others and the community

·         Part time position of 20 hours a week

·         Must work every Monday and Saturday, with an additional half day during the week

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Please mail or e-mail your resume and cover letter to Natalie.chesson@habitatwake.org

No phone calls please!

Natalie Chesson

2420 Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604

 

 

Housing Counselor - Fayetteville

Job Description: Minimum education and Experience Requirements; Requires a Bachelor's degree in business administration, or related field. Three to five years of previous experience in community development and/or economic development. and/or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must possess good budgetary and communication skills-both oral and written, and organizational skills. Knowledge of affordable housing and the ability to work with diverse client base required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Report to the Housing Director to assist in the implementation of the system of operations of Kingdom CDC and the system of providing quality services to low-income and minority people in Cumberland County.

* Interview applicants to obtain personal and financial data and fills out application. Corresponds to credit bureaus, employers, and personal references to check credit and personal references. Analyzes client financial status, credit, and property evaluation to determine feasibility of meeting bank-underwriting requirements.

* Confers with client to ascertain available monthly income after living expenses to meet credit obligations. Calculates amount of debt and funds available to plan method of credit repair. Establishes payment priorities, arranges payment adjustments.

* Counsels clients on personal and family financial problems. Provide an approved home buying education program to include financial literacy, teaching money management skills.

* Travel may be required to attend work related training events and annual conferences.

* Motivates the community residents to become involved in the revitalization of their community.

For more information and to apply, please contact Elsie Gilmore.

 

 

Development Project Manager- Virginia and North Carolina markets  

The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) is one of the leading nonprofit developers of mixed-income housing in the United States. Our mission is to build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. We realize our mission by developing, financing and operating high-quality housing and implementing neighborhood self-help initiatives to drive economic opportunity for our residents. Since 1964, we have constructed or preserved over 320 affordable and mixed-income housing developments and secured over $2.5 billion in project financing from public and private sources. Today, we own or manage more than 10,000 apartments in 14 states and Washington, D.C. We are headquartered in Boston with regional hubs in Chicago and Washington.

Position Description:

The Project Manager leads the day-to-day progression of all aspects of the development process, including leasing, design, entitlements, financing, and construction while delivering quality projects on schedule and within budget with a focus in the Virginia and North Carolina markets.

Must demonstrate an ability to delegate effectively and set appropriate deadlines, while maintaining rapport with internal and external resources. Must accurately identify and communicate risks in advance and recommend strategies to avoid, rather than react. Must demonstrate creative problem solving, resourcefulness, tenacity, and the ability to negotiate and persuade effectively.

Essential Functions:

  • Create and maintain financial models, projections, and schedules
  • Project initiation (site analysis & selection, financial feasibility, schedule & budget, & securing political support)
  • Project determination (financial structure, funding commitments, cost estimates, establishment of project pro forma, due diligence)
  • Prepare RFQ/RFP responses.  Show the ability to thoroughly convey TCB’s ideas to potential clients
  • Secure Public approvals, including zoning
  • Work with Finance staff to secure equity, debt and public resources. Take lead in representing organization with local and state funding sources
  • Project design (architect selection & management, plans & specs, set-up of requisition system)
  • Lead the structuring, assembly, review of funding applications and managing the closing
  • Coordinate design/entitlement/permitting process with project team members
  • Track & report project issues
  • Communicate with Property Management department of requirements met and Human Services planning is continuous throughout the project
  • Process and track development expenses with accounting staff
  • Attend on-site meetings, public and community meetings

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong financial and analytical skills required, with a passion for real estate development
  • Handle multiple projects through the consistent completion of tasks with established deadlines

Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills and must possess advanced knowledge of:

  • Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Familiarity with Virginia and North Carolina affordable housing markets.

Education & Experience:

  • Master's degree preferred
  • Experience with affordable housing strongly preferred

Requires a minimum of 3-5 years of proven experience and skills in the following:

  • Residential real estate development
  • Development team management
  • Transaction structuring
  • Public/private financing
  • Financial modeling and developing budgets
  • Regulatory issues related to development work

The Community Builders, Inc. is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates may send resumes to: gsouza@tcbinc.org

 

 

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County 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 RESPONSIBILITIES (All are “essential”):

·         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 NC Building Code, and all other relevant Wake County municipalities’ building 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:

·         If interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to adam.czechowicz@habitatwake.org.

 

 

Director, Property and Asset Management

The Organization:

Self-Help is a community development lender founded in 1980 that creates and protects ownership and economic opportunity for minority, women-headed, rural and low-wealth families through home and small business lending.  It has provided over $6 billion in financing to help more than 75,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, start and build businesses, and strengthen community resources across the country.  Self-Help’s affiliate, the Center for Responsible Lending, researches and advocates for state and national legislation to address predatory lending practices and policies. 

Self-Help and the Center for Responsible Lending are national organizations based out of Durham, North Carolina with regional offices in North Carolina, Washington DC, Chicago, and California. Nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in community development lending, Self-Help is one of twelve nonprofits featured in Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High Impact Nonprofits.

Position Description:

Under the direction of the Real Estate Team Leader, directly oversee all aspects of property and asset management including operational, financial and administrative duties for Self-Help’s portfolio of 20 properties in North Carolina and one in Washington DC. 

Supervise and manage two team members including the Maintenance Supervisor and Commercial Property Administrator.  Work in partnership with the Director of Leasing and Marketing for lease management, tenant relations, build outs and move in/outs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, manage and ensure upkeep and maintenance of Self-Help’s commercial real estate buildings, located throughout North Carolina and Washington, DC including hiring and supervision of staff employees, maintenance contractors, third-party property managers and leasing brokers. 
  • Manage budgets and reporting including but not limited to operating, capital expenditures, cash flow and cost-benefit analysis, performance and forecasting to ensure targeted yields and other performance goals are met.
  • Solicit, review and analyze proposals for capital improvement projects for commercial real estate assets; negotiate and approve proposals and agreements; and project manage large capital improvement projects.
  • Direct the collection of property related income and payment of operations related invoices; maintain records of sales, rental or usage activity, special permits issued, maintenance and operating costs, and property availability.
  • Conduct routine inspection of grounds, facilities, and equipment to determine necessity of repairs or maintenance and coordinate general maintenance, major repairs, and remodeling or construction projects for commercial properties.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date tenant records.
  • Participate in the predevelopment process to make recommendations on design and impact of ongoing operations - post construction or new acquisition.
  • Review energy and water efficiency trends regularly and adopt practices and projects that improve efficiency of our portfolio.
  • Must be able to travel as needed, travel estimated at 20%.

Qualifications:

·                 Bachelor’s degree required; a degree in Business, Real Estate, Finance or Engineering is a plus.

·                 Prior supervisory/management experience required.

·                 Minimum of four (4) years property management or management experience in a related field required; construction experience and/or familiarity with essential building systems preferred.

·                 Knowledge of business and management principles.

·                 Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, especially those typically related to commercial real estate.

·                 Familiarity with reading and negotiating legal documents, including leases and contracts with vendors.

·                 Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and leasing commercial office and retail space.

  • Proficient in Microsoft, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Experience with MAS/PM2000 or similar accounting system, or propensity to quickly learn new systems.
  • CCIM, FMP or ACoM certifications a plus.

Physical Requirements:

Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Required to regularly walk through the properties (including the roof) and climb stairs. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 20 pounds.

Compensation: 

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

Application:

To apply, please send resume and cover letter describing why you are a fit for this position to hiringmanager@self-help.org.  Please include position title as subject of email.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

 

 

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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