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Homeowner Relations Manager - Habitat for Humanity of Wake County

Department: Family Relations

Location: Habitat for Humanity of Wake County Administrative Office

Supervisor: Director of Family Relations

Summary: The Homeowner Relations Manager (HRM) reports directly to the Director of Family Relation for helping approved applicants to succeed as homebuyers.

Work Performed - Homeowner Relations:

Lead efforts so that Habitat Wake homebuyers take advantage of their unique Habitat opportunity to advance their life goals and make significant steps towards becoming all that God seeks for them to become.

  • Conduct orientation sessions with newly approved applicant families and continually refine orientation materials.
  • Manage all aspects of Habitat Wake’s homeownership education program, scheduling speakers, refining curriculum and managing the classes.
  • Manage sweat equity program.
  • Provide all approved applicants with encouragement to become successful families, neighbors and community residents.
  • Identify homebuyers needing additional assistance and match them with a coach from the Coach U Home program.
  • Responsible for establishing and managing empowerment partnerships with various organizations such as Department of Human Capital and Cars 4 Hope to expand empowerment impact.
  • Lead implementation of Habitat’s good neighbor policy in new communities where Habitat is building and manage relations with homeowner associations.

Manage the mortgage payment process from set up to pay off and manage Habitat Wake’s process for mortgage delinquencies:

  • Mortgage follow up letters and follow up calls.
  • Delinquency meetings and developing work-out plans.
  • Mortgage re-financing with families fulfilling their work-out plans.
  • Making foreclosure recommendations and managing foreclosure process with attorney.
  • Responsible for engaging homeowners in Habitat special events such as ground blessing/dedication ceremonies, Blue Print Breakfast, Legislative Day, World Habitat Day, and special worship days at faith communities.
  • Responsible for continually reviewing and refining the homebuyer empowerment program and mortgage delinquency process with best practices from empowerment methodologies.

Work Performed – Family & Neighborhood Empowerment:

  • Provide administrative support to Family & Neighborhood Empowerment team.
  • Assist team in communicating successes and reporting family and neighborhood empowerment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

The ideal candidate will have a passion and calling to empower families and revitalize communities. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years working with empowerment methodologies for working with under resourced families and communities.

The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and will have a calm and professional demeanor when working with a wide variety of people.

The ideal candidate will be detailed oriented and have familiarity with mortgage regulations such as the: Fair Housing Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and Non-Judicial Foreclosure Act.

  • Excellent computer skills including Excel, MS Word, MS Publisher, MS Outlook and Google products. Experience with data bases a plus.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively organize work and time. Ability to work in an office with frequent interruptions. Must be a self-starter.
  • Current driver’s license and vehicle (usage reimbursed at IRS rates) to travel within Wake County
  • 40 hours per week position requiring flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as needed for meetings and projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with Habitat Wake staff, partner families, neighborhood residents, and partner organizations.

To apply, resumes should be sent to edmundo.yanez@habitatwake.org.

 

 

Asset Manager 2 or 3 (SunTrust Community Capital) - Atlanta

W415267

Responsible for monitoring, reporting and servicing a wide variety of equity investments through partnerships with real estate developers/investors. Credit exposure managed includes equity investments that primarily utilize the low income housing tax credit(LIHTC) program that seeks to stimulate private development of multi-family housing. Responsible for appropriately managing credit, operational, and other risks in an assigned portfolio; calling on clients and properties; and cross selling bank services to customers to create multi-faceted, full banking relationships.

Manages the condition and performance of real estate developers and investors' investments to ensure ongoing profitability and complete conformity with credit terms, bank documentation and system requirements. Monitors/audits all aspects of investment performance and client management associated with assigned portfolio of clients and prospects including annual financial analysis, risk evaluation, management report preparation, and requests for credit approval.

Analyzes relationships to determine the ability of clients and prospects to qualify for existing and future borrowing requirements. Makes recommendations as to whether the investments should be modified or restructured. The assigned credit portfolio is typically composed of complex partnerships structures with mid-level to large individual client exposures and with moderate to large aggregate portfolio exposures.

Basic Requirements:

• Education: Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or equivalent combination of education and work related experience

• Experience: 5 or more years of experience as a commercial relationship banker or with a commercial real estate team. Specific experience with tax credit investments. HCCP or equivalent certification

• Knowledge/skills: Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills for purpose of recommending, presenting, and negotiating with both internal decision makers, (managers or credit officers) and with external clients/prospects and their representatives

• Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Work, PowerPoint)

• Basic knowledge of real estate loan underwriting principles and real estate property evaluation

Preferred Requirements:

• Education: Graduate of Commercial Training Program or equivalent experience in commercial sale or service

• Experience: 5 or more years experience with commercial credit analysis

Please email resume to Nicole Rollins – Nicole.rollins@suntrust.com

https://cre.suntrustrh.com/real-estate-solutions/suntrust-community-capital

 

 

Commercial RE Portfolio Specialist 3 or 4 (SunTrust Community Capital) - Atlanta, Charlotte or Washington DC

W416141

Provides a wide range of credit and sales support services to CRE SunTrust Community Capital Relationship Managers including: identification of cross sales opportunities, preparation of credit approval packages, annual reviews, renewals of complex credits, credit and non-credit proposals, coordination of loan closings and non-credit account set-ups. Serves as a secondary contact on client relationships. Coordinates credit and loan portfolio administration support for several CRE STCC Relationship Managers. Reports to CRE STCC PS Team Lead. Must demonstrate the ability to successfully manage complex portfolios. Typically has responsibility for complex credit and sales support in a large market. Trains or coaches other Portfolio Specialists.

Portfolio Specialist 3

Basic Qualifications:

•4 years prior experience in commercial banking or commercial credit role OR 3 years commercial portfolio management.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Graduate of a Commercial training program OR prior experience on a

Commercial Real Estate banking team as a commercial banker or underwriter.

•Experience underwriting affordable housing multifamily properties.

•College degree in Business, Finance or Accounting.

•Prior supervisory experience.

Portfolio Specialist 4

Basic Qualifications:

•7 years prior experience in commercial banking or commercial credit role OR 6 years commercial portfolio management.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Graduate of a Commercial training program OR prior experience on a commercial banking team as a Commercial Real Estate banker or underwriter.

•Experience underwriting affordable housing multifamily properties.

•College degree in Business, Finance or Accounting.

•Prior supervisory experience.

Please email resume to Nicole Rollins – Nicole.rollins@suntrust.com

https://cre.suntrustrh.com/real-estate-solutions/suntrust-community-capital

 

 

Self-Help Database, Deposit and Reporting Associate

Location: Durham, NC

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 100,000 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:

The Associate will focus on database administration, deposit management/tracking, and report writing for Self-Help’s Development, Policy and Impact team that raises and reports on millions of dollars of grants, loans, deposits and investments each year.

Essential Responsibilities:

•    Database and Technology
o    Maintain and improve fundraising management and CRM systems, including SalesForce database, to capture and report on fundraising (grants, deposits, debt and equity) goals and opportunities
o    Use Excel and SQL to manage and analyze loan and other data, customize applications and build reports, dashboards and workflows to provide accurate data for reporting and impact analysis projects
o    Respond to data requests from throughout the organization by helping requesters understand their needs and options, framing queries, pulling data, sharing reports in a compelling format and storing reports of generic interest
o    Provide backup programming for creating reports in SSRS and running SSIS packages
o    Develop and manage SharePoint team site
o    Provide support to team members on Office 365 and SharePoint application
o    Assist with training and be first line for user questions on computer applications

•    Funder Reporting and Other Development Support
o    Assemble diverse types of information (loan data, financial information and program updates) for 100-150 funder reports annually
o    Provide back office service and outreach follow-up for raising mission supportive deposits
o    Provide comprehensive reporting on federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program
o    Provide compliance and geographic screening on federal New Markets Tax Credit Program
o    Work with auditors on A-133 and reconciliation of SalesForce and general ledger
o    Research institutional donor and investor prospects

Minimum Qualifications:

•    Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•    Knowledge of administrative procedures and systems such as managing files and records, and designing forms
•    Ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize multiple tasks and/or projects to meet deadlines.
•    Passion for organizing information and work flows
•    Accuracy and keen attention to detail with grasp of complex programs
•    Proficient with Word and Excel
•    Good writer/editor
•    Comfortable with numbers
•    Excellent interpersonal skills:  flexible and team player

Desired Qualifications:

•    One plus years of relevant work experience
•    Familiarity with SalesForce, SharePoint, Office 365, SQL & GIS software preferred
•    Ability to adapt to change with excellent problem solving skills
•    Desire to work in a diverse and team-oriented environment
•    Interest in social justice and consumer advocacy preferred

Physical Requirements:

Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.  Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Compensation: 

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

Application:

To apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you would like and are a fit for this position, to hiringmanager@self-help.org. Please include the position title as the subject.  Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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.

 

 

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Executive Director

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Trustees have initiated their search for a new executive director. The Foundation is inviting nominations and applications for the position.

The successful candidate will succeed current Executive Director Leslie Winner, who will retire in the first quarter of 2016, after nearly eight years of distinguished contributions to the Foundation and to the State.

The executive director will be an engaged, inspiring, change leader with a commitment and passion for the future of North Carolina, and to the Foundation’s vision, mission and core values. The executive director will advance those values by building on the Foundation’s history, traditions and strengths. He or she will actively exercise superb management and decision-making skills and operate with the highest ethical standards.

The Foundation has selected Isaacson, Miller to conduct this national search. Founded in 1982, Isaacson, Miller is a national executive search firm with offices in Boston, San Francisco and Washington, DC. The process will be led by Vice President Tim McFeeley and assisted by his associate Kahn Lee.

Interested candidates are asked to use the following link to apply for the position or to nominate a candidate: http://www.imsearch.com/5540.  
 
Foundation Trustees hope to have an executive director named by the end of the year.

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ABOUT Z. SMITH REYNOLDS FOUNDATION
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is committed to improving the quality of life of all North Carolinians. ZSR invests in statewide, regional and community-based organizations that are dedicated to building an inclusive, sustainable and vibrant state. The groups that ZSR supports both work to build healthy, robust communities at the local and regional level and engage in education, civic dialogue and advocacy around issues of importance to communities and to North Carolina. ZSR currently focuses on the areas of community economic development, environment, public education, social justice and equity and strengthening democracy. The Foundation is a 78-year-old private foundation based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. For more information or to learn more about ZSR, visit www.zsr.org.

 

 

Journey Tech/LIFT Clinical Case Manager

Schedule: Full Time, Mon-Fri, Evenings and Weekends as Needed

Reports to: Clinical Director

Position Overview: The Clinical Case Manager is primarily responsible for managing a caseload of individual adult clients who are experiencing homelessness and are residing in the emergency shelter. The Journey Tech/LIFT client group consists of clients who tend to have had more than one episode of homelessness, need assistance with employment income to end their homelessness but have moderate to severe barriers towards securing employment. These barriers include but are not limited to: poor work history, lack of current job skills, criminal record, health and health conditions that do not meet criteria for Social Security Disability, decreased confidence and self-esteem, mental, emotional, behavioral, and addictive disorders, as well as other systemic barriers.

The Clinical Case Manager will meet individually and in groups with assigned clients to conduct bio/psycho/social assessment and diagnosis as appropriate, create individualized plans, and plan interventions that will enhance client functioning, increase employability and client motivation, encourage life skills, and ultimately lead to a permanent housing exit from UMD. The Clinical Case Manger may also provide task supervision to a social work intern in order to expose social work students to methods of helping this client population and to increase the case management capacity of the program. This will be done under the overall clinical supervision of the clinical director. The specific client population for this position is subject to change based on the needs of the organization but will generally deal with clients who are homeless or formerly homeless.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Requires a MSW or other Master's degree in a related human service field, Licensed at the Associate level or Full Licensure (LCSWA/LCSW, LPCA/LPC etc.)

• Ability to build rapport with clients from all walks of life and backgrounds while setting appropriate boundaries and limits and while holding clients to a high standard of accountability.

• Ability to provide assessment and diagnosis of mental health needs, general assessment of health needs, literacy and job skill needs, and assess for other client barriers; once assessment is complete ability to consult with clinical director, other agency staff, and community resources as needed to assist the client

• Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local programs available to assist people with low or no income, with workforce development and employment, health and mental health needs, and other client barriers; Willingness to continue to learn about new programs and educate other UMD staff about programs

• Knowledge of Housing First principals, Basic understanding of HUD structures and concepts, Ability to critically analyze the roots of homelessness and the systems and resources needed to intervene in homelessness

• Ability to motivate and encourage clients with decreased confidence, decreased self-esteem, and feelings of being overwhelmed with their life circumstances; Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT, and other psychotherapeutic techniques

Position Duties and Responsibilities:
• Orient new clients to the purpose of the Journey Track, the rules and expectations of the track and serve as the primary point person for the client during their shelter stay; Coordinate with any interns working with track to ensure streamlined case management delivery to the track clients

• Conduct comprehensive assessment of bio/psycho/social factors on clients assigned to the track/LIFT program and other client groups as needed, Develop a Journey Track Plan with the client to address barriers and create goals for client accountability; Goals should take into account the track focus of employment as well as Housing First principles; Coordinate with any interns working with client to ensure all team members are addressing barriers and client goals

• Develop an individualized target exit date for each client based on the Journey Track Plan; Exit dates should be based on a 60-90 day overall target; Formally review client progress every 30 days and make recommendations to the Clinical Director when clients request extensions

• Meet individually with assigned clients weekly using Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Choice Theory, Problem Solving Therapy and other modalities to help clients increase functioning, review progress towards goals, make and follow up on referrals, and Encourage and motivate clients, OR, If clients are working with an intern ensure client has met with intern for a weekly session to address these goals and objectives

• Provide weekly groups to clients assigned to the track or LIFT program focused on motivation, behavior change, life skills, stress reduction and to enhance job search skills, employability skills, and create a supportive group identity; Work with Clinical Director and Workforce Development Manger to create a group outline/curriculum to ensure target topics reach all clients in a strategic manner, Share group facilitation responsibilities with social work interns assigned to the track

• Collaborate with UMD workforce development manager in implementing workforce development initiatives at UMD, hold clients accountable to their employment plans

• Provide behavior chain analysis and problem solving when clients violate track and shelter rules; Make recommendations to clinical director for shelter exit when clients are not compliant with expectations or when clients fail to make progress in the track

• Make referrals to external agencies for other needed services; Follow up to ensure success of referral and to manage ongoing needs

• Provide some limited after-care to clients that have exited UMD on a case by case basis

• Maintain NCHMIS files for clients including all Entry and Exit form data, Service Transactions, Case Notes, and Referrals, and other data as needed

• Maintain documentation in client file reflecting services provided in format as provided by Clinical Director, Inform clients of expectations and missed meetings via letter, Use documentation to support exit and extension recommendations made to the Clinical Director

• Produce data reports and other informational reports to Clinical Director or other UMD staff on an as needed basis

• Work collaboratively with other UMD staff, partner agencies, and resource providers in the community, Provide advocacy on behalf of clients when needed, Uphold UMD policies and values in all collaborations and interactions with clients, staff, volunteers, and community affiliates

• Attend and participate in UMD staff meetings and community meetings as directed by the Clinical Director; Attend supervisory meetings with Clinical Director on a basis to be determined by the Clinical Case Manager and Clinical Director

• Participate in in-service learning and trainings to remain abreast of current trends and service for the client population

• Provide crisis management when necessary with support from the Clinical Director


Compensation: Benefits eligible, Salary will be discussed upon interview

To Apply: Email a current resume and a cover letter to Clinical Director

Position will be advertised until filled. No calls or visits please. Urban Ministries of Durham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

SunTrust Community Capital (STCC) Equity Relationship Manager (RM)

Requisition # W413449

Atlanta, Charlotte or Washington DC

Responsible for sourcing new client relationships which align with SunTrust Bank’s risk and reward requirements.  This includes implementation of a direct calling effort on developers of affordable housing primarily located or doing business in Virginia, Washington, DC, North Carolina and South Carolina (Mid-Atlantic Region) to originate low-income housing tax credit investments (LIHTC.)  This may include both national and regional developers but majority of LIHTC originations would be located in CRA areas in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  New LIHTC originations would include both new construction and preservation of existing affordable housing targeted to families and seniors.  Limited immediate portfolio responsibility with relationship management requirements developing as each individual’s portfolio is originated.  Individual will report directly to STCC LIHTC Team Lead.

A Senior Equity RM is expected to maintain a current knowledge of trends within the commercial real estate industry at large with a concentration in issues and trends impacting the affordable housing space.  It is particularly important that this individual have a thorough understanding of the tax credit allocation process for each assigned state or market in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  A Senior Equity RM is expected to prospect and successfully cross-sell financial solutions offered by SunTrust including depository, treasury and payment solutions, and capital markets in coordination with STCC’s Debt Team.  The Senior Equity RM position requires a team focus, ability to work independently, and may provide opportunity for training and development of more junior RMs and/or Portfolio Specialists (underwriters.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to originate and manage a portfolio of LIHTC investments in the $100 to $300 million range, with average investment size of $5 to $25 million and deposit expectation of 20% of total portfolio size.  Experience with LIHTC origination and underwriting, with a Bachelors Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or equivalent commercial banking experience.  Completion of a formal Commercial Training Program with a financial institution or equivalent commercial real estate sales or credit experience required. 

Preferred Requirements:

  • 10 - 15 years of experience in LIHTC industry or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to originate and manage a LIHTC portfolio of size and complexity, with multiple client relationships and experience with various structures and financing sources.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of depository and cash management solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to directly source originations of LIHTC investments in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
  • Competence with financial modeling of LIHTC investments.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to advocate positions among peers, executive management and credit authorities.
  • Strong grasp of current affordable housing issues and trends.
  • Demonstrated ability to cross-sell. 

Please email your resume to Nicole.rollins@suntrust.com

 

 

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

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, a non-profit organization that partners with families to build safe, affordable housing, is seeking a part-time Donation Pickup Drive.

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 26ft 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
  • 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 24 hours a week
  • Must work every Monday and Saturday, with an additional half day during the week

We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, 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.

*This description covers principal duties only and is not intended to include all of the duties that may be assigned.

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

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
2420 Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE!

 

 

Director of Lending, Initiative Capital

Initiative Capital, the lending and investment subsidiary of the N.C. Community Development Initiative, is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Founded in 1993, the Initiative drives innovation, investment and action to create prosperous, sustainable communities. We build partnerships, leverage and invest resources and create a system of support for social enterprises that advance community economic development strategies, including affordable housing, job creation and asset preservation.

Position Overview:

Working collaboratively with the CEO, the Director of Lending will be responsible for leading Initiative Capital into its next phase of growth, expanding the organization’s loan portfolio, diversifying its funding base and furthering its role in statewide and potentially regional community economic development. This position is supported by staff from the Initiative and requires a collaborative approach to marketing and outreach; lending and technical assistance strategy; and fundraising and deployment.

Job Responsibilities:

• Leads the growth and development of Initiative Capital, including principal responsibility for development and execution of business strategy.

• With CEO, responsible for raising additional capital and stewardship of all investors.

• Responsible for day‐to‐day management of all aspects of Initiative Capital, including, without limitation, marketing, loan sourcing, underwriting, origination and servicing, technical assistance and evaluation.

• Works directly with potential borrowers to identify right‐sized financing needs, product fit and success factors for lending applications.

• Works in partnership with N.C. Community Development Initiative and other organizational partners on marketing and outreach statewide to generate a well‐prepared application pipeline.

• Generates three‐year business plans and one‐year operating plans and monitors progress with them, with the support of the Board and Loan Committee.

• Coordinates with other traditional and non‐traditional lenders, as applicable, on loan participations or larger strategic alliances.

• Ensures robust outcomes measurement systems, drawing on partners in the field, as needed.

• Prepares agendas, reports and other communications for Board & Loan Committee meetings and maintains good communication with all Board and Committee members.

• Maintains the highest standards for policy development, execution and funder/investor compliance, practicing continuous improvement and other best practices.

• Serves as chief steward of relationships with partners, including the CDFI Fund, Opportunity Finance Network, N.C. Housing Finance Agency, CICCAR and others.

• Responsible for managing and furthering the development of Initiative Capital staff.

Desired Qualifications:

• Graduate of relevant higher education program.

• Minimum 8 years’ experience in commercial lending, intermediary lending, community development financial institutions or housing finance agency.

• Additional experience in community development sector, as board, staff, investor, or volunteer, is highly desired.

• Experience with alternative business lending models and approaches is a plus.

Time and Compensation

• This is a full‐time position with substantial autonomy as well as responsibility.

• Some in‐state and out‐of‐state travel is required for due diligence, partnership development, conferences and meetings.

• Competitive salary plus benefits.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter stating how you fit the criteria at info@ncinitiative.org.

 

 

Loan Officer, Initiative Capital

Initiative Capital, the lending and investment subsidiary of the N.C. Community Development Initiative, is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Founded in 1993, the Initiative drives innovation, investment and action to create prosperous, sustainable communities. We build partnerships, leverage and invest resources and create a system of support for social enterprises that advance community economic development strategies, including affordable housing, job creation and asset preservation.

Position Overview:

Working collaboratively with the Director of Lending, the Loan Officer will be responsible for rapidly expanding Initiative Capital’s loan portfolio as well as enhancing its quality. The position supports Initiative Capital’s mission through targeted business development efforts and community involvement.

Job Responsibilities:

• Assist the Director of Lending in execution of Initiative Capital’s business strategy.

• Manage a portfolio of borrowers with complex credit needs and provide financial solutions that address client needs.

• Maintain high level of product knowledge to enable the sale of lending or recommend other resources.

• Prepare credit packages for review and approval by the Board Loan Committee.

• Perform credit analysis of financial data, write credit memos and recommend loan structure and packaging.

• Perform loan servicing duties to ensure conformity with loan terms and conditions.

• Assist in collection of loan delinquencies in a timely manner.

• Assist the Director of Lending in the stewardship of relationships with partners, including the CDFI Fund, Opportunity Finance Network, N.C. Housing Finance Agency, CICCAR and others.

• Participate in all required compliance and credit training.

Desired Qualifications:

• Graduate of relevant higher education program.

• Minimum 2‐3 years’ experience in commercial lending, community development financial institutions or housing finance agency.

• Experience with financial management, deal‐making and technical assistance with borrowers a plus.

Time and Compensation

• This is a full‐time position with substantial autonomy as well as responsibility.

• Some in‐state and out‐of‐state travel is required for due diligence, partnership development, conferences and meetings.

• Competitive salary plus benefits.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter stating how you fit the criteria at info@ncinitiative.org.

 

 

 

Vice President, Chief Construction Officer - Habitat for Humanity of Wake County

Position Description

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County (NC) is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry seeking to fill an immediate opening for Vice President, Chief Construction Officer to lead our construction and repair programs. Habitat Wake is currently producing 40 new homes per year and plans to grow to an annual production rate of 70 homes per year by 2018. Additionally, we have a home repair program that serves approximately 45 families per year. The VP will also lead the organization’s land acquisition and development function to ensure an adequate inventory of land to support production goals. The VP will lead a staff team of eight construction superintendents plus five Americorps members in the accomplishment of these goals with a volunteer workforce of over 10,000 individuals.

The VP should have at least 10 years of progressively responsible leadership in the homebuilding industry and possess a general contractor’s license. A commitment to this mission of Habitat for Humanity is essential.

The Vice President, Chief Construction Officer (VP) will provide key leadership at Habitat Wake to ensure excellent operations in all aspects of our Construction Department—encompassing site acquisition/development, new home construction, full home rehab, and minor exterior repairs. The VP will lead all functions and will be ultimately responsible for the attainment of annual production goals and budgets while delivering excellent, quality products in an efficient, safe, and timely manner. The VP is a strong leader and creative problem solver able to flourish in a construction environment that chooses to work largely with an unskilled, volunteer labor force. A strong commitment to Habitat Wake’s mission is primary for success in this role.

WORK PERFORMED/KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (All are “Essential”)

Site Acquisition/Development: The VP will lead ongoing efforts to identify and secure ownership (through donation or purchase) of properties to support the production goals of the organization and the organizational policy of maintaining an inventory of a minimum of three years production.

Construction Professional Engagement: The VP will lead the organization in its efforts to partner with the professional home building community to secure gift-in-kind participation to support production and fund development goals. The VP will lead the organization’s annual Home Builders Blitz efforts and to grow pro-bono professional engagement in all projects.

New Home/Rehab Construction: The VP will ensure a safe and clean construction work site at all times toward producing a quality (meeting and exceeding all relevant building codes) product in an efficient, safe and timely manner. The VP is responsible for meeting annually established production goals within established budgets and timelines. The VP is responsible for the overall construction safety program of the organization and its implementation according to all regulations.

Home Preservation Programs: The VP will lead the organization’s efforts in expanding our home preservation offerings including A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) and Critical Home Repair efforts. The VP is responsible for meeting production goals in a safe manner within expense and time budgets.

Staff Management: The VP will be responsible for providing strong staff management to ensure a capable and adequately trained staff team while implementing programs to ensure employee satisfaction and retention. The VP is responsible for maintaining adequate levels of staffing and designing plans for growth while developing a staff team to fully support the organization’s overall mission.

Program Development: The VP will be expected to provide leadership in the development of the construction department to achieve the goal of serving at least 150 local families annually. The VP will be responsible for making proposals to attain aggressive production levels as defined by the organization’s strategic plan. In a growing and competitive market, the VP will be responsible for leading the organization’s adaptability to appropriate forms dictated by the market.

Volunteer Management: The VP is responsible for ensuring that construction staff are well trained in hosting volunteers as the front line of contact for the organization. The VP must be committed to the volunteer component of our construction activity as enumerated in our mission statement, “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.”

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED (All are “Essential”)

  • Bachelor’s degree and/ or minimum of 10 years of leadership in a residential construction production environment. Experience with Habitat for Humanity desirable.
  • Must be a licensed general contractor in North Carolina.
  • Must possess valid NC Driver’s License and licensed vehicle.
  • Must possess strong communication (oral/written) and listening skills.
  • Must be a strategic thinker with an ability to move strategic plans to implementation.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as a team leader of staff and volunteers.
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of technology with the ability to leverage the technology to improve operations and communications.
  • Should be a strong leader with the ability to develop staff and volunteers through personal example and through the implementation of formal training programs and other processes.
  • Should be extremely familiar with all current safety standards and regulations. Is the key organizational leader responsible for worksite safety.
  • Should have experience managing project and department budgets and a commitment to excellent stewardship of funds.
  • Commitment to the mission of Habitat for Humanity and the ability to fully support and communicate all aspects of the mission.

COMPETENCIES:

Mission Oriented: Believes in Habitat’s mission and values and consider them as a framework for all professional decisions.

People Oriented: Provides motivating leadership to the construction team (staff and volunteers) and various committees (Construction, Land Acquisition). Actively engage as a member of the organization’s senior management group to coordinate construction efforts with other aspects of the organization.

Results Oriented: Ensures adherence to established timelines and budgets always seeking operational improvement and increased ability to serve more families. Is committed to a positive experience for families who choose to participate in the building process.

Personal Development Oriented: Committed to ongoing professional development for self as well as staff and volunteer teams.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

The VP, Chief Construction Officer reports directly to the President/CEO and serves as an integral part of the organization’s senior management team that includes: VP/Chief Financial Officer, VP/Chief Development Officer, VP/Chief Program Officer, and VP/Earned Income Strategies. Director of Construction, Land Acquisition Manager, and Manager of Construction Administration report to VP.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS:

Meets approved budgeted construction cycle times, overall costs per home and per family served. Additionally, VP will regularly analyze construction cycle times and costs to identify ways and means to improve construction cycle times, cost and per family served metrics.

Continued reduction in on-site accidents through implementation of strong site safety program

Development of innovative programs and processes that enable the organization to achieve greater scale in its mission at lower cost.

Increased involvement of the professional construction community in support of Habitat Wake’s mission.

Highly rated volunteer experiences that lead to broad community support for the mission.

GUIDELINES:

Adherence to organization strategic plan within Habitat Wake’s overall plan and mission. Additional employee guidelines are provided in the HFHWC Policy and Procedure Manual. All construction practices are in accordance with North Carolina Building Codes and the codes of specific municipalities in which we work.

COMPLEXITY:

Responsibilities involve multi-tasking numerous activities with differing deadlines, importance, and stakeholders requiring exceptional ability to organize and prioritize work while managing time. Ongoing training (e.g. building techniques, practices, materials, etc.) is critical. Ability to organize workload to ensure on-time completion, safe work site, and compliance while utilizing a largely unskilled volunteer work force.

SCOPE AND EFFECT:

All work must comply with applicable laws and construction codes, as well as Habitat Wake’s guidelines, policies, and mission statement. Confidentiality in regards to staff members and partner families must be strictly adhered to.

CONTACTS:

The VP/Chief Construction Officer has frequent contact with other HFHWC staff, partner families, volunteers, and sponsors as well as municipal and county building officials, sales representatives, suppliers, and subcontractors.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS (All are “Essential”):

Ability to perform in a construction setting—lifting, climbing, working at heights, etc.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed both on construction sites and in the office. Light travel required within county and sometimes beyond. Normal work days are Monday-Friday. Additionally substantial presence at work sites on Saturdays is expected. Position is a salaried and is classified as “exempt”.

NOTE:

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the “essential functions” of this position listed under the sections “Work Performed,” “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required,” and “Physical Demands” are designed with an “E”.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, 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.

Please send resumes and cover letters to the attention of Jane Beaman at jane.beaman@habitatwake.org or at: Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, 2420 N. Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604. All resumes will be reviewed upon receipt.

 

 

Community Health Worker - Duke University Division of Community Health

LATCH and NPCC Housing and Environment Navigator for Durham County. Provide housing counseling services to help renters locate and apply for affordable rental units; help homeowners avoid foreclosure; help renters avoid eviction; assist the homeless in finding shelter; and report fair housing complaints and addressing housing problems. Provide information and strategies to improve health and eliminate safety hazards of the recipient’s home environment. Assist patients in identifying resources and packaging applications for assistance from public agencies. Educate patients on control and elimination of health and safety issues . Working Title: Housing Specialist

Please click here for more information and to apply.

 

 

Mortgage Loan Processor/Credit Analyst - Self-Help

Location: Charlotte, NC

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, 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:

Ensures timely and accurate processing, documentation and packaging of new mortgage loans originated by loan officers; reviews existing mortgage files for accuracy and completeness to meet organizational and regulatory guidelines.

Essential Responsibilities:

·         Verify borrower information in home loan applications.

·         Gather information on each file and move the application from pre-approval to underwriting.

·         Input and ensure accuracy of loan information.

·         Review all credit, verifications, appraisal and other loan documentation prior to submission to underwriting.

·         Request additional documentation as needed after review of initial borrower documentation.

·         Log in and analyze all loan documents and verifications as received.

·         Ensure origination system and tracking is up to date at all times.

·         Serve as primary contact for borrowers and loan officers regarding loan status.

·         Review loan applications to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with credit union guidelines as well as federal and state laws and regulations.

·         Review and analyze appraisal for accuracy, completeness and adherence to credit union guidelines.

·         Properly and accurately process complex and unusual mortgage loan files with minimal supervision or assistance.

·         Note discrepancies in borrower documentation and communicate problems and issues to loan officer and underwriter.

·         Prepare and submit file to underwriting.

·         Provide guidance to new loan officers on product guidelines and operations process.

·         Provide back up support for closing, post-closing and other mortgage operational functions on an as-needed basis.

·         Provide case management and support services to delinquent mortgage borrowers including analysis of borrower’s financial situation, budgeting, explanation of mortgage terms and options, analysis of collateral value, review of eligibility for any local or state assistance and general borrower assistance with access to community resources as needed. 

Qualifications:

·         A Bachelor’s degree and a two (2) to three (3) year’s mortgage or related financial experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

·         Attention to detail.

·         Ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work.

·         Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and /or individuals.

·         Mathematical skills including calculating figures and amounts such as discounts, interest and percentages.

·         Knowledge of financial analysis and reporting of financial data.

·         Basic understanding of FHA and conforming loan products.

·         Knowledge of financial analysis and reporting of financial data.

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

·         English/Spanish fluency is desired.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·         Close vision is required.

·         The employee is regularly required to: sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel; type and use a keyboard; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear.

·         Employee is occasionally required to: stand; walk.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 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.

 

 

Wake Forest ReStore Manager - Habitat for Humanity Wake County

Overview:

  • This is a paid full-time exempt position reporting directly to the VP of ReStore Operations. The ReStore Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the ReStore as well as assisting the VP in planning and budgeting for the store.  The position is located in Wake Forest.

Operational Responsibilities:

  • To achieve financial and operations goals established for the year.
  • To independently manage day to day operations of the Wake Forest ReStore; this includes supervision of staff and volunteers and the delegation of tasks to provide an efficient and profitable work environment.
  • To work on the sales floor directing staff and volunteers in the receiving, pricing, and sales of donated materials.  This will at times include lifting, forklift operation, truck driving, and leading projects within the store.
  • To interact with customers on a daily basis; being aware of sales trends, regular customers, and to problem solve any situations that may require managerial input.
  • Identify the ReStore's goals, needs, and priorities and effectively communicate them to the staff.  
  • To create and sustain a long term committed staff for the ReStore.
  • To ensure that the ReStore is a safe place to work for both volunteers and staff.  This includes the regular maintenance of vehicles and equipment as well as facility, materials and storage safety.
  • To determine the pricing system and structure; making certain that materials are being priced appropriately and that waste is reduced as much as possible.
  • To ensure that the store is properly covered by staff during hours of operation and to schedule staff and oversee the scheduling of volunteers. This includes reporting to the VP on staff issues and concerns, holding staff meetings as necessary and providing feedback and support to staff on their performance.
  • To work together with other staff and the other ReStore Managers in the creation of standardized procedures and policies and to lead in the creation of a ReStore Operations Manual to guide our present store as well as to provide guidance for future stores.

Financial Accountability:

  • Successfully achieve sales, expense and margin target established each year.
  • To accurately track and report financial information. This would include tracking and weekly reporting on sales, cash outs, and deposits; as well as monthly reports on sales, paid outs, and volunteers hours.
  • To ensure that cash outs happen at least daily and that any irregularities are explained.
  • To work with the VP to analyze store sales and profitability.
  • To work with the VP in the creation of the yearly budget.
  • To work within the Budget as clearly as possible for expenses and to make every attempt to meet sales projections. To also provide clear explanations for exceeding budget expenses or falling short of sales goals.  To strive for the guidelines set out in the budget for percentages of Gross Sales spent on payroll and overhead; and ultimately to help ensure the Net Income that is returned to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.

Oversight and supervision:

  • To oversee the work of the Assistant Manager/Volunteer Coordinator and to work together to ensure that the store has an increasing amount of volunteers and that volunteers are organized and used effectively.  This would include working on the development of systems and policies to guide our volunteer program efficiently and effectively.
  • To oversee the work of the Store Assistant(s) in the day to day operations of the store.  
  • To oversee the work of the volunteers in the day to day operations of the store.  

Expectations:

  • To be courteous and professional in all interaction.
  • Communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • To learn about Habitat for Humanity of Wake County and the ReStore, and be able to communicate our mission and purpose to volunteers and customers.
  • To be dedicated to working in and promoting a team environment.
  • To be willing to work within the guidelines of Habitat for Humanity.
  • To lead in maintaining an atmosphere within the Restore that encourages and fosters an open sharing of ideas, concerns, and hopes.

For more information, visit: www.habitatwake.org.

 

 

Deconstruction Site Supervisor - Habitat for Humanity Wake County

Type of employment: Full Time, hourly with benefits
Contact, send resumes to: Jillian Cain, Deconstruction Program Manager, jillian.cain@habitatwake.org

SUMMARY:

Habitat Wake’s Deconstruction Program is focused on salvaging building materials from construction projects within Wake County. These projects include but are not limited to kitchen cabinet sets, hardwood flooring, decks, sheds and full house deconstructions. We utilize both staff and volunteer labor to complete these projects.  The salvaged materials are transported to the ReStore where they are sold to raise funds in support of building new Habitat homes for hard working families in Wake County. 

The Deconstruction Site Supervisor reports directly to the Deconstruction Program Manager. The Site Supervisor manages all job site activities, providing leadership and direction to assure safety and efficiency. Main responsibilities include:

1. Coordinate with the Program Manager to understand and complete full scope of work for assigned jobs within the projected time frame

2. Provide leadership, direction and training to volunteers and staff on site throughout the material salvage process.

3. Manage and transport salvaged materials from deconstruction sites to the ReStore for resale.

4. Promote and maintain and safe and clean work environment.

5. Facilitate the maintenance of fleet and tool inventory.

Work schedule: 40 hours/week, Tuesday through Saturday at changing locations.

Transportation from the ReStore/HFHWC offices to site provided.

Additional job responsibilities also include:

·         Identify which materials to salvage and coordinate safe removal

·         Teach volunteers about deconstruction tools, techniques and safety

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

·         Effectively price and process materials salvaged into sellable units

·         Transport and off-load materials

·         Maintain an inventory of salvaged materials

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

·         Professionally communicate and promote the benefits of deconstruction to the public

·         Contribute to a safe and healthy work environment by practicing written and verbal procedures, rules, regulations and employee policy handbook guidelines.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES DESIRED:  (All are Essential)

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

·         Ability to lead and manage others, both including staff and volunteers

·         Specific knowledge in deconstruction methods and skill

·         General construction  knowledge, including HVAC and plumbing

·         Strong problem solving skills

·         Ability to teach new skills to untrained individuals

·         Ability to work unsupervised while adhering to a pre determined schedule

·         Skillfully and safely drive large truck with trailer and skidsteer

·         Effective, clear communication

·         Skillfully and safely operate construction equipment and specialized hand and power tools

·         General knowledge of building material pricing

·         General knowledge of ReUse industry

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

·         Desire to be a part of a high functioning and efficient team

·         Demonstrate grace and humor under pressure

·         Enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds

·         Clean driving record required

MACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND SPECIALIZED TOOLS APPROPRIATE TO FUNCTION INCLUDE: (All are Essential)

Heavy machinery: forklift, skid steer.
Power tools, hand tools, ladders, scaffolding, and various other construction tools including but not limited to gas powered generators and air compressors
Material processing materials:  bundling straps, webbing straps, pallets, pallet jacks, price guns.
Work vehicles: pick-up truck with trailer, large flat-bed truck with trailer, box truck.

GUIDELINES:

Adherence to OSHA policies and HFHWC’s plan and mission.

COMPLEXITY:

Requires flexibility in adapting to different work environments from site to warehouse to office. 

Also, must adapt to and appreciate fluctuations in volunteer workforce.

Requires exceptional ability to organize and prioritize work and manage time and resources.

SCOPE AND EFFECT:

Errors in work performance have a high external impact affecting the public’s perception of Habitat for Humanity.

CONTACTS:

The Deconstruction Site Supervisor has daily contact with other HFHWC staff, volunteers and donors

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Ability to perform in a construction setting – lifting, climbing, working at heights, etc.

Deconstruction is performed in both the heat of the summer and the cold of the winter, with consideration for extreme conditions.

Ability to lift over 50 lbs continuously.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed mainly on site and at the warehouse

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Will provide leadership to volunteers, insuring all materials are removed, processed, and transported safely.  Will supervise volunteers and community service workers in store processing materials.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Some amount of related experience is preferred but not required

Experience in related fields such as re-use/thrift stores, construction, trades, truck driving; or, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is advantageous.

NOTE:

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, the “essential functions” of this position listed under the sections “Work Performed,” “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required.” “Physical Demands,” and “Machines, Equipment, and Specialized Tools Appropriate to Function” are designated with an “E.”

We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, 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.

For more information, visit: www.habitatwake.org

  

 

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.

 

 

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 Jennifer Lozano, Testing Coordinator, at 919.861.1885 or e-mail testing@fairhousingnc.org.

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