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Executive Director - Partners Ending Homelessness

Mission: Partners Ending Homelessness leads a strong and stable system of care to end homelessness in Guilford County.

Vision: Guilford County will be a place where every resident has a home.

Partners Ending Homelessness is the lead agency and “Collaborative Applicant” for the Guilford County Continuum of Care that includes over 40 community partners. We work to increase coordination and collaboration to increase effectiveness in ending individual and family homelessness in our community.

Executive Director Job Description:

The Executive Director is responsible for the professional leadership and management of Partners Ending Homelessness. The Executive Director will provide and foster coordination and cooperation among diverse groups.  This position requires independent, results-oriented, strategic thinking and planning, attention to detailed information in a fast paced environment while working with both public and private sectors of the community.  Diplomatic and courteous engagement with policy makers, state and local leaders, funders, housing and service providers and staff are paramount attributes required of this position. The primary focus is to build capacity, strengthen partnerships and further the systematic development of the process of ending homelessness in Guilford County.

Major Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Internal Organizational Responsibility

·         Board Relations- Staff meetings; execute Board strategies and plans, member development and engagement; provide transparency and clear communication for the overall operations of the organization.

·         Operations Management- Ensure development of a functional Strategic Plan, contractual compliance of grants managed and grants received, oversee all business operations, ensure organizational compliance with State and Federal laws, ensure all organizational policies are up to date.

·         Financial & Risk Management- Work with Finance Committee to develop annual budget and ensure annual Audit occurs, oversee fundraising planning and implementation (grants, sponsorships, contracts and donations), ensure adherence to highest ethical standards in business practices and generally accepted accounting best practices

·         Human Resources- Supervise all aspects of staff relations and responsibilities; effectively manage the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures; maintain a climate that attracts, keeps and motivates a diverse staff of qualified personnel

·         Community Relations- Provide education and training to the broader community, energize the community’s response to homelessness, develop positive working relationships with community leadership, represent organization as main spokesperson, seek marketing and branding opportunities

Continuum of Care (CoC) Responsibilities-

·         Leading Guilford County’s Continuum of Care: Oversee the Collaborative Application Process for Continuum of Care grant (including writing the Collaborative Application); manage other local and federal funding competitions; research, write and support effective strategies and best practices to end homelessness; champion Housing First Philosophy and practice; ensure a team-oriented environment across the CoC that fosters healthy dialogue and opportunities to be proactive and creative in our efforts to end homelessness; ensure CoC Governance work is executed across the system.

 

·         Managing Guilford County’s Continuum of Care- Ensure successful completion of all HMIS related reporting; drive the use of data to inform decisions and accountability; oversee all training aspects of the CoC (through the PEH Academy and other opportunities); ensure CoC incorporates all Federal policies related to CoC, ESG, HMIS, Coordinated Entry/Assessment and other Federal partners policy/priorities into practice; empower CoC partners and leadership to grow in leadership and accountability; ensure workgroups are in place to meet the needs of the CoC

The ideal Candidate will have the following skills:

·         Ability to respond appropriately and work diligently with a variety of constituents

·         Experience leading and managing a complex professional team, non-profit or government agency, preferably involved in ending homelessness

·         Demonstrated expertise in current thought, best practice, and emerging trends in ending homelessness

·         Ability to rapidly review large amounts of information, analyze and identify underlying problems and suggest solutions

·         Experience in management of state and/or Federal/HUD grants, and program performance evaluation and monitoring related to ending homelessness.

·         Experience in developing, implementing, and/or administering programs in a non-profit, public sector or similar environment focused on ending homelessness.

·         Successful grant writing and fund development experience

·         Exceptional written and oral communications skills and general knowledge of media relations

·         Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

·         Public Speaking skills and the ability to disseminate, clearly and concisely, information before large groups of people

·         Excellent listening, assessment and problem-solving skills

Education and Experience:

·         Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree in related field preferred (MSW, Public Policy, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Business Administration, Economics)

·         Experience leading complex teams, a non-profit or government agency (minimum of 5 years experience in a leadership capacity) focused on ending homelessness preferred.

Hiring Salary Range- $55,000 - $70,000

To Apply- Please submit Resume’, Cover Letter, and 3 Professional References to: PEH_ED_Search@partnersendinghomelessness.org. Position Open Until Filled.

 

 

IRC PATH Social Worker

Description:

The PATH (The Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) Case Manager position operates within the IRC’s PATH team. The Case Manager is responsible for overall case management of assigned guests. S/he will work in partnership with housing first and permanent supportive housing programs; provide guest-directed and recovery-oriented services; and assertively work to improve access to employment, benefits, and mental health/medical services. The PATH Case Manager must be able to work in the community and meet people experiencing homelessness in non-traditional, unstructured environments.

The PATH Case Manager reports directly to the PATH Team Leader.

Position Responsibilities:

● Provides case management for guests within the PATH program, including linkage, monitoring, referral service planning, advocacy, crisis intervention, intake, discharge planning, and related duties

● Provides assistance seeking benefits, housing, and community services

● Participates in on-call duties

● Performs duties relative to guest care. The duties must conform to recognized treatment modalities and program objectives according to standards and guidelines set forth by governing bodies.

● Maintains responsibility for guest progress while assigned as case manager, and must ensure continuity of care, as well as appropriate disposition of cases.

● Prioritize competing demands, projects and/or assignments to meet outcomes and designated timelines.

● Maintain accurate and timely records of activities and provide regular reports to PATH Team Leader

● Follows program policies and procedures and follows appropriate standards of care

● Works cooperatively with the PATH team and broader IRC staff

● Attends required trainings, programs, and community meetings as assigned

● Continually works to assure the welcoming atmosphere and hospitality of the IRC while also maintaining appropriate professional boundaries

● Maintains guest confidentiality, including all records, reports, and notes related to guests

● Positively represent the IRC in all interactions with guests, volunteers, and the general community

● Will be required to drive daily for meetings and visits with guests. Will work in varied home and community environments based on assigned caseload.

● Outreach activities that often involve moderate physical activity and engaging with clients in non-traditional settings such as tent encampments, heavily wooded areas, abandoned buildings, etc.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

● Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a health-related field with two or more years of post-degree experience working in behavioral health or community organization

● Direct service experience with and understanding of chronically homeless persons with serious mental illness or co-occurring diagnoses with substance abuse

● Detail-oriented, highly organized, able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, and independently set and meet goals and deadlines

● Open to constructive feedback and able to adjust work style accordingly

● Passion for the mission of the Interactive Resource Center

● Knowledge of issues related to poverty, homelessness, mental illness, trauma, substance abuse, health issues, etc.

● Excellent active listening and crisis intervention skills with the ability to exercise and model good judgment

● Ability to move freely around Guilford County in order to meet guests, collect documents, etc.

● At all times, maintains a valid driver’s license, observes traffic laws, and practices safe driving when transporting guests

● Maintains a functional, registered vehicle for transporting guests

Preferred Qualifications

● Either direct experience with homelessness and/or poverty or deeply personally impacted by homelessness and/or poverty

● Understanding of social justice work and community change work

● Appreciation of and contribution to diversity of organization

● SOAR certified

● Bi-lingual (Spanish and English)

Schedule and Salary:

This is a full-time, non-exempt position; evening and weekend hours will be necessary to fulfill duties. Travel will be required.

Compensation: $39,000 per year

The IRC is a social justice-oriented, grassroots non-profit that works with people experiencing homelessness, addressing both individual needs and structural contributors to homelessness. We are committed to participatory decision-making practices. Please visit our website (www.gsodaycenter.org) and facebook page (www.facebook.com/gsodaycenter) for more information about us.

To apply for this position:

1. Send a PDF of your resume and cover letter via email to allyson@gsodaycenter.org

2. Subject line should read: IRC PATH Case Manager position

3. Cover letter may be addressed to Allyson Clark, PATH Team Leader

4. Please no phone or email inquiries regarding the status of your application

 

 

Homeowner Selection Coordinator – Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Homeownership Programs Director, the primary responsibilities will be to recruit and work with potential applicants for the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (AAHH) Homeownership and Home Repair programs through the application and approval process, including acting as staff associate for the Homeowner Selection Committee.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensure all aspects of AAHH’s mortgage loan processing for homeownership and home repair are in compliance with all municipal, state and federal laws.
  • Responsible for responding to initial program inquiries from potential applicants and the distribution of application materials for the homeownership and home repair programs.
  • Responsible for scheduling and conducting Homeownership Information Sessions for potential homeownership applicants.
  • Manage the intake and processing of applications for the homeownership and home repair.
  • Document all aspects of the homeownership application process from recruitment of qualified applicants through homeowner selection pre-approval.
  • Document all aspects for the home repair program application process.
  • Maintain the homeownership and home repair program files and database as related to Homeowner.
  • Assist with staff support to the Homeowner Selection Committee to ensure selection of qualified applicants, training, and compliance of policies and procedures.
  • Support and assist in implementing the annual outreach plan for the homeownership and home repair programs.
  • Engage in community relationships with area government and non-profit organizations that can assist and serve Habitat homeowners and applicants.
  • Participate in events related to Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3 years minimum experience required in housing counseling, mortgage lending/processing or comparable administrative experience.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State mortgage lending laws and regulations especially related to Fair Housing and Equal Housing Opportunity laws.
  • Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) license preferred.
  • NC Certified Housing Counselor preferred.
  • Possess sensitivity for clientele with diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong public speaking and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for the mission of AAHH.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Full time position with a requirement of 40 hours per week.
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional extended hours including some evenings and Saturdays.
  • 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.

Application deadline is 5pm on Wednesday, June 8. Please email resume and cover letter to Jill Franklin at jfranklin@ashevillehabitat.org. No walk-ins or phone calls please. EOE.

 


Financial & Housing Counselor - OnTrack

Who is OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling?

OnTrack WNC helps people achieve their money and housing goals so they can live out their values. We’ve been around for over 40 years and are committed to innovation. Our values include a supportive working environment, ongoing quality improvement, respect for our clients’ wisdom, and meaningful diversity. We have a staff of 16.

What is the position?

We’re seeking a fulltime Financial/Housing Counselor. You’ll work with other counselors and educators to present information and options to people working towards various financial goals including: building credit, handling debt, buying a house, and avoiding foreclosure. You will be trained on all aspects of the job but must have the aptitude to learn both the technical aspects of the job (e.g., foreclosure prevention, documentation) as well as the ability to communicate clearly and compassionately. Attention to detail and an organized work style are also a must. More details are in the job description below.

OnTrack WNC is seeking a candidate who can help reach its goal to competently serve marginalized and/or minority populations including low-income residents, African Americans, Spanish speakers, and Slavic language speakers.

Why work at OnTrack WNC?

You will learn a lot and grow professionally while working with people who care about their jobs and do them well. You will earn between $30,890 and $33,010 plus healthcare (at three months) and retirement (after one year). Your base salary will increase $1000 within the first year upon passing certification exams.

Job Description

The Financial/Housing Counselor must have the ability and desire to relate to a wide demographic of clients, ascertain their particular needs and challenges, and adapt interactions to effectively help the client move towards greater financial wellbeing.

The Counselor is responsible for providing one-on-one counseling sessions consistent with the organization’s mission. The Counselor ensures service quality by listening to clients, adhering to agency policies and procedures, managing data collection and reporting, and fostering continuous improvement. Though functioning in sessions autonomously, the Counselor is also part of a team and is responsible for collaborating to continually develop our programs and to support peers.

To fulfill these roles, the Counselor must have good interpersonal skills; be able to convey suggestions/ideas in a constructive, nonjudgmental manner; be an effective problem-solver; and (once fully trained) possess a working knowledge of finances, credit, and housing. Counselors must dress and act professionally while still making clients feel comfortable and must be organized and efficient in time/work management.

Counselors must interact with staff, board, clients and others in a conscientious, helpful, and positive manner.

Qualifications

OnTrack WNC is seeking a candidate who can help reach its goal to competently serve marginalized and/or minority populations including low-income residents, African Americans, Spanish speakers, and Slavic language speakers.

Other qualifications include:

·         Four or more years of educational or professional experience including two years of related experience.

·         Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel with ability to master these and other programs.

·         Ability to work on projects independently in a detail-oriented, organized, and efficient manner while also working collaboratively in a team environment.

·         Ability to relate to others, in behavior and dress, in a warm, caring, professional manner.

·         Ability to effectively problem-solve and convey suggestions in a constructive, nonjudgmental manner.

Job Duties

The Counselor performs the following duties on a regular basis:

1.       Provides financial/housing counseling to OnTrack WNC clients:

·         Conducts and average of 18-20 appointments per week, including at least one evening per week, one Saturday every other month, and other weekends and evenings infrequently, as needed.

·         Conducts counseling for budgeting, credit building, debt, student loan, foreclosure prevention, homebuying, bankruptcy, and other financial/housing counseling needs.

2.       Manages client caseload, which includes:

·         Develops strategies for addressing financial/housing issues based on the client’s needs and capabilities;

·         Interacts with clients in a responsive, helpful, positive manner within scheduled appointments as well as in follow-up calls, correspondence and contact; and

·         Ensures all documentation and data entry is complete.

3.       Participates as an active and engaged member of programs team:

·         Attends all program meetings, actively participates, provides thoughtful input, and makes informal presentations as assigned.

·         Participates in group and independent projects to do research, develop reference documents for use by the team, or otherwise improve services.

·         Thinks broadly and creatively about how to enhance our services and create revenue for the agency.

4.       Takes ownership of work and communication:

·         Strives for excellence.

·         Learns financial content, consistently incorporates new knowledge into service delivery, and uses support when needed.

·         Provides open, honest, and direct communication to supervisors and coworkers.

·         Provides timely and thoughtful responses to emails.

·         Takes full ownership of work and asks for help when needed.

·         Maintains an organized work system to effectively manage job responsibilities.

5.       Conducts other duties as assigned.

Application Instructions

Cover Letter and Resume: Cover letter must accompany the resume. The first paragraph must include a bulleted listing of experience most relevant to the position.

Submission: Email cover letter and resume to Emily Matthews, Operations Associate, at emilym@ontrackwnc.org. Subject line: “Financial/Housing Counselor.” No phone or drop‐in inquiries please.

Extended Deadline:  Sunday, May 29, 2016. Interviews will be scheduled during the month of May and beginning of June or until the position is filled.

 

 

DRF Fellowship

Danville Regional Foundation is a catalyst for innovation and an agent for transformation. Understanding that significant community change takes time, DRF invests for the long term in efforts that promise sustained positive impact for the Dan River Region. DRF is committed to activities, programs, and organizations that address the health, education, and well-being of residents of Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Caswell County.

Fellowship Program

Created in 2012, DRF’s fellowship program cultivates the next generation of philanthropic and non-profit leaders in the Dan River Region.  The program offers the unique opportunity to learn about philanthropy and the non-profit sector while providing personal and professional development in an area of mutual interest to both the Fellow and the Foundation.  The fellowship may last up to 2 years.

DRF will provide a dynamic experience for energetic young person with a background and/or interests in one of our focus areas of economic development, education, health and wellness, urban planning, community engagement, and marketing/communications. 

Fellows will:

Ø  Research Best practices on issues that relate to DRF’s areas of interest.

Ø  Undertake and lead one major project to further one of DRF’s initiatives. 

Ø  Receive hands-on experience working in the fields of philanthropy and community engagement alongside community partners.

Ø  Participate in discussions and meetings with local elected and community leaders.

Ø  Review and write-up grant requests with Program Staff.

 

Previous fellows have focused on service-learning and engaging young people in the improvement of our community, regional asset-mapping and marketing, and uniting history to tell our collective story.  For the next round of fellows, projects will most likely include:

·         The Arts - arts and culture is important to the success of many communities.   How can the region help the arts community to be more connected, cohesive and robust? 

·         Freelancers, or temporary, unaffiliated workers, are becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s economy.  These project-based, independent workers are changing attitudes about the traditional organization-affiliated workforce.  How can this region support these new independent workers?

Requirements:

DRF is seeking to hire bright, talented and energetic individuals.  Background and experience in DRF’s project interest is not required.  While we are currently interested in the Arts and Freelancers, these topic may change based on the environment or the talents and skills of fellows hired.

Candidates must hold a degree from a bachelor, or master’s level program at an accredited academic institution.  Candidates must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.  Candidates must show interest in the non-profit sector and has demonstrated leadership potential in the professional life.

Deadline to Apply is May 31, 2016.  Fellowships will begin late summer or early fall.

Please send a cover letter and resume to wgeverson@drfonline.org.  Please direct any questions to Wendi Goods Everson, Senior Program Officer.

 


LIHTC / Real Estate Asset Manager - DHIC

About DHIC

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 down payment 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 Asset Manager is responsible for the long-term viability of properties owned and operated by DHIC and its affiliates.  This individual reports to the CFO and works directly with the DHIC Management team to determine individual property and portfolio strategies for new development projects, properties currently in operation and for projects nearing or having reached the end of the 15-year low-income tax credit compliance period.  The asset manager is also responsible for external relationships on behalf of the organization and represents the owner/managing member in communications regarding the management or operation of the properties.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • As a member of the organization's Finance Team, assists the CFO in developing policy recommendations and implementing Management Team and Board decisions as required.
  • Collaborates regularly with the Development Team to: provide guidance and support during negotiation of operating agreements with syndicators; ensure smooth transition from development to operations; assist in first year budget planning; and assist in first year warranty work.
  • Coordinates efforts with the Development Team as it relates to acquisitions and renovation plans.
  • Works closely with the Resident Service Team to ensure tenant programs are budgeted for and that property management is assisting as needed; provides assistance and guidance for the recent requirement of NC Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) to house persons with disabilities moving out of adult care homes and other situations (Olmstead settlement)..
  • Works closely with the Management Team to complete grant applications for existing projects and programs; researches and assists in identifying project opportunities and funding sources.
  • Assists the Management Team with NCHFA tax credit applications as needed.
  • Provides support to the Management Team during strategic planning; writes business plans and property/portfolio plans; provides metrics to measure against as well as results for prior periods.
  • Maintains asset management watch lists and presents findings to Management Team and the Finance and Asset Management board committee quarterly, or as needed.
  • Prepares statistics on properties and budgets, business plans and reports on progress of projects to the Executive Director, department directors, funders, bankers, state and federal agencies and the Board of Directors.
  • Periodically presents portfolio updates at full board meetings as requested.
  • In tandem with the CFO, acts as the primary liaison for the organization to the syndictors/limited partners in the real estate assets.
  • Responsible for monitoring progress toward overall objectives and adjusting plans as necessary to accomplish them.

Direct Oversight of the Property Management Companies and the Portfolio

Oversees the activities of the property management companies:

  • coordinates the budget process and provides all approvals
  • provides approvals for capital work and reserve withdrawals
  • holds regular property management meetings
  • provides guidance on operations strategies and programs
  • evaluates purchase/contract methods to ensure maximum cost savings

  • Ensures the safeguard of the assets through loan covenant compliance, coordinating loss prevention/insurance programs, long range financial planning, and evaluation of the impact of changes in relevant laws and regulations.
  • Coordinates with investor/partners and property management for all partner reviews of projects and programs.
  • Implements all risk management/insurance programs & monitoring of these programs.
  • Monitors the economic performance of each property by evaluating market conditions and overseeing marketing strategies; evaluates risk factors as related to market conditions.
  • Regularly monitors the property financials against budget; maintains a working knowledge of variances and provides explanation to management, investors and other partners..
  • Evaluates existing debt structure to maximize and execute financing/refinancing options.
  • Establishes a relationship with tax assessor’s office to ensure reasonable valuation; coordinates applications for tax exemption as needed.
  • Negotiates with Property Management on the performance, expiration, and renewal of service contracts.
  • Ensures compliance with EEOC, Fair Housing, subsidy and tax credit compliance and adherence to any other applicable laws.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This individual will be responsible for providing leadership to many areas of the organization without having direct supervision of any employees.

Knowledge, Abilities & Skills

  • Familiarity with activities, programs and mission of CDCs.
  • Commitment to and experience in community development and working in multi-cultural organizations and communities.
  • Excellent grasp of real estate development, finance and accounting systems procedures.
  • Knowledge of the agencies and institutions involved in community development in Wake County and North Carolina.
  • Knowledge of risk management techniques and insurance programs.
  • Knowledge of the Sec. 42 low-income housing tax credit program and various subsidy programs.
  • Knowledge of EEOC, OSHA and Fair Housing regulations.
  • Proven ability to elicit and support enthusiasm, commitment, and productive behavior from others to accomplish specific results through their efforts.
  • Proven ability to anticipate, identify, and analyze problems and opportunities, establish priorities, and efficiently allocate resources.
  • Proven ability to delegate and coordinate the work required to meet overall objectives within specified time and budget.
  • Proven ability to maintain the flexibility necessary to adapt, respond, and meet the needs of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to review and measure progress against specific criteria and to take necessary corrective action.

Required Background & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is required.  Graduate level training a plus.
  • Experience with the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program is required.
  • Experience in real estate management and real estate finance is required; experience in project management is a plus.
  • Intermediate to Advanced Excel Skills and strong general computer skills are necessary.
  • Proven ability to express thoughts, perceptions, and ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Working Environment:

Expected to maintain regular hours at the DHIC administrative office.  Periodic site visits will be expected as well as various off-site meetings. Working from home may be needed occasionally, depending on weather, health situations and critical deadlines.

Compensation

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience

Benefits include 403(b) savings and investment plan; annual leave (vacation) and sick time; eleven paid holidays, paid life insurance, AD&D and LTD insurance; STD insurance; health insurance, health care spending account, dependent care spending account.

Equal Employment Employer

DHIC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, selection of vendors, and provision of services.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  This job description is subject to change at any time.

How to Apply

Interested professionals should provide the following by e-mail only:

  • Brief statement of interest not to exceed two paragraphs
  • Resume
  • Three recent supervisor references and two recent peer references.
  • Salary history
  • Up to three examples of work to which the individual has contributed are welcome but not required. 

Please send this information to HR@DHIC.org by May 20, 2016.

 


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.

 

 

Director, Men’s Ministry - Raleigh Rescue Mission

Women’s Client Supervisors, Full- and Part-Time - Raleigh Rescue Mission

Donation Center and Store Associate - Raleigh Rescue Mission

Program Coordinator, Emergency Overnight Services - Raleigh Rescue Mission

Raleigh Rescue Mission is accepting applications for the above positions. For more information, please visit: http://www.raleighrescue.org/about-us/employment/

 

 

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

 

 

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.

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