Job Opportunities

As the only supportive housing membership organization in New York, the Network represents over 300 nonprofit, corporate and affiliate members. The following job opportunities stem from the Network and its vast membership pool. If you're a Network member and would like to see your job listed on our site, visit here.


Property Manager

Property Manager for Columba Kavanagh House, Inc.

Posted: Jul 07, 2015

Location: New York, NY

Property Management company in New York City seeking experienced Property Manager for a Supportive Housing SRO portfolio of 260 units. 

Responsibilities:

  • Must have experience working with homeless population.
  • Fully accountable for all day to day property operations; compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations; purchasing and inventory.
  • Coordinate with supportive services for tenant’s requests and compliance. The manager is also responsible for staff supervision, training, scheduling and payroll.
  • The Property Manager reports to Director of Management.
  • The position requires individual to be on-call evenings and week-ends.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • NYS Sales license
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Five years of property management experience
  • Attention to detail • Self-motivation and patience
  • Problem solver and planner
  • Organized
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Submit resume, cover letter and salary requirement

Type: full-time

Contact: ckh_employment@yahoo.com

Life Skills Training Manager

Life Skills Training Manager for West End Residences

Posted: Jul 07, 2015

Location: Bronx, NY

Program overview: West End Residences, a non-profit organization providing housing and services to homeless and formerly homeless populations seeks a dynamic and experienced individual to fill the position of Life Skills Training Manager for one of our permanent supportive housing residences for formerly homeless LGBT young adults.

Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to the site Program Director
  • Responsible for providing LGBT targeted individual and group counseling on all aspects of independent living as well as other programming and recreational activities.
  • Working closely with the Clinical Case Manager, the Life Skills Training Manager will help to ensure that tenants receive a wide spectrum of skills development services.

Qualifications:

  • A BSW or other related Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum of three years experience in the area of life skills training and empowerment is required.
  • Experience working with LGBT youth is essential.

To Apply: Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter with salary requirement to kmarshall@westendres.org.

Note: Due to expected high volume of resumes, only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Type: full-time

Contact: kmarshall@westendres.org

Director of Development and Marketing

Director of Development and Marketing for West End Residences

Posted: Jun 30, 2015

Location: New York, NY

West End Residences, a nonprofit organization providing housing and services to homeless and formerly homeless populations seeks a dynamic and experienced self-starter to fill the position of Director of Marketing and Fundraising. The Director of Marketing and Fundraising will report directly to the Executive Director/CEO.

Responsibilities:

  • Management of all aspects of fundraising development and brand awareness
  • Oversight of social media and supervision of interns.

Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter with salary requirement to vbonilla@westendres.org.

Type: full-time

Contact: vbonilla@westendres.org

Evaluation Manager

Evaluation Manager in Common Ground's Quality Assurance and Compliance department

Posted: Jun 26, 2015

Location: New York, NY

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Quality Assurance, the Evaluation Manager supports various departments.

Responsibilities: 

  • Analyze client outcomes of our housing and programs and providing various CG departments with ongoing data support.  
  • Conduct quantitative data analysis Support External Affairs in establishing outcomes for private funders & collecting data for reports to funders.
  • Work with Housing Operations and Programs to ensure staff understand and are prepared to track outcomes.
  • Work with Housing Operations and Programs, External Affairs and Finance to ensure all parties are clear on purposes of and outcomes for grants Coordinate the reporting activities of our programs and departments through departmental dashboards and other similar mechanisms
  • Supervise Evaluation Assistants
  • Oversee day to day management of one or more research/evaluation projects
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience, Masters preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in homelessness, permanent housing and general poverty issues
  • Ability to carry out simple statistical analysis and interpret results
  • Good interpersonal skills, experience with group work, demonstrated team player
  • Fluent with MS Office programs – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Advanced knowledge of SPSS or similar statistical programming software required

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10445&esid=az

Housing Specialist

Housing Specialist for Fortune Society

Posted: Jun 26, 2015

Location: New York, NY

Responsibilities:

  • Locate new apartments for program’s need, maintaining a running list of new contacts
  • Liaise with landlords, broker s and building managers for new units
  • Maintain accurate and detailed list of all housing placements
  • Conduct apartment inspections for new apartments and annually thereafter using the Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection form
  • May make recommendations to the landlord or management on areas which failed the inspection, in order to bring the apartment to standard and follows up on necessary repairs
  • Obtain from landlord, or prepare, new lease and lease renewals as required
  • When applicable order and be available to receive furniture for new apartments
  • Arrange client moves as necessary, including reserving vehicles and securing movers
  • Maintain electronic apartment repair log, updating repair issues through completion
  • Complete Low Income Tenant Housing documentation for Fortune Academy residents
  • Document all interactions with landlords and staff on housing placement and apartment repair issues through finalization
  • Complete HUD’s rent reasonableness forms annually for apartments within relevant housing contract
  • Calculate tenant portion of rent using the HUD tenant rent calculation tool
  • Make copies of apartment keys for tenants as well as minor purchases of items for apartment repairs
  • File apartment and financial documents in appropriate areas of tenant files
  • Write letters on tenants’ behalf regarding verification of their residence or rent requests to HRA, HASA or other rent payment agency
  • Request checks from our finance department for landlord or other relevant vendor payments
  • Periodic file reviews to ensure compliance with property management requirements
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED/HSE with certification from an accredited institution or an associate’s degree or some college or a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in psychology, criminal justice, or liberal arts
  • At least 3 years of experience working in the housing field locating apartments throughout the boroughs of NYC and familiarity with the process of apartment location, lease signing and tenants moving in
  • Familiar with NYC housing issues and be able to navigate around them to provide decent, stable and affordable housing for our clients
  • Experience working with HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and criminal justice clients
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office computer applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel database
  • Strong verbal, writing, and negotiating skills, with experience in negotiating program acceptance and rents with landlords a plus
  • Strong organizational and documentations skills
  • Ability to take initiative, be dependable, resourceful and be able to pay keen attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple priorities at the same time in a time-sensitive manner
  • Ability to travel throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City.

The Fortune Society encourages individuals to apply who have successfully made the transition from incarceration and/or substance abuse into a stable, productive lifestyle in the community.

Travel Requirements: Travel within the five boroughs of NYC by train and or bus. Driver’s license a plus. Occasional travel to our Long Island City office for meetings and trainings.

Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.

Type: Fulltime

Contact: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13433331

Assistant Vice President, Human Resources

Assistant Vice President for Common Ground's Human Resources

Posted: Jun 24, 2015

Location: New York, NY

Position Overview: This position will provide strategic and operational direction for the Human Resources Function. This includes organizational development, compliance, employee relations, compensation review, and reporting. This critical position will collaborate with other departments and provide support for staff at locations throughout metro New York.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee human resource compliance activity
  • Coordinate/Supervise activities of Training and Recruitment Director and HR Ops Director
  • Establish and maintain systems and procedures for hr and payroll/hr interface
  • Develop and execute strategic initiatives and department direction
  • Produce consolidated monthly reporting
  • Oversee compensation review process
  • Collaborate with other departments related to HR support delivery
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative environment.
  • Prior HR department oversight required.
  • Employee relations, training and recruitment, compliance experience required
  • Current with HR legal/compliance/best practices issues via recent continuing education
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, hr legal knowledge, systems development and implementation, project management
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • PHR or SPHR preferred
  • Must have superior ms office skills including report development and presentation.
  • Must have aptitude for technology integration
  • Excellent initiative, work ethic and creativity. Ability to be flexible to rapidly changing needs.
  • Ability to be a team player and travel to/from metro NY sites.
  • Ability to develop service driven collaborations

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10447&esid=az

Housing Specialist

Housing Specialist for Henry Street Settlement

Posted: Jun 24, 2015

Location: New York, NY

Company Overview:
Since 1893, Henry Street has delivered the most effective, compassionate and comprehensive services possible to residents of the Lower East Side.  As a multifaceted not-for-profit, Henry Street provides innovative social services, arts programs and healthcare services from 17 locations throughout the Lower East Side.  Building upon its legacy for innovation and effective programming, Henry Street has grown to offer more than 50 different programs, currently making it one of the most comprehensive settlement house in New York City, as well as one of the City’s largest social service agencies.  Henry Street is governed by a 45-member Board of Directors and is supported by government grants and contracts, as well as foundation, corporate and individual support.

Division/ Department: Transitional & Supportive Housing/ Third Street Women’s Residence

Hourly/ Salary: Hourly Salary/ Salary Range or Hourly Rate: Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule: 35 hours per week

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least three (3) years of experience working in a social service or housing agency required
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working in a social service or housing agency
  • Counseling experience and knowledge of low income housing programs
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and work well with people
  • Good judgment and problem solving ability
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must be able to work evening and holidays

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an advocate for residents with housing related issues
  • Assist residents in accessing permanent housing, obtaining needed documentation and preparing for housing interviews
  • Escort residents to housing sites as needed
  • Inspect housing sites as needed
  • Liaise with the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and brokers regarding housing for residents
  • Design and facilitate workshops to establish residents’ competency skills for permanent housing such as: budgeting, community networks and resources, housekeeping/home repairs, landlord/tenant rights and interviewing skills
  • Maintain records, counsel session logs into DHS Cares system, and statistical information regarding referrals, applications and support services to the consumers permanent housing placements, as well as the timely submission of all required program reports as mandated by agency policy
  • Supervise the Consumer Advocate
  • Provide after-care service
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor

Apply To: Please send resume and cover letter to: jobs@henrystreet.org. Indicate "Housing Specialist - Women's Shelter" in subject of e-mail. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Henry Street Settlement is an equal opportunity employer/program.

Type: Full Time

Contact: jobs@henrystreet.org

Building Manager

Building Manager for Goddard

Posted: Jun 23, 2015

Location: New York, NY

Responsibilities:

  • Tenant relations and compliance
  • Oversee admissions process for new tenants
  • Ensure compliance with funding requirements
  • Keep units fully occupied.
  • Perform regular certifications for Tax Credits, Sec. 8, HQS inspections, etc.
  • Work with managing agent and social services to help tenants comply with building rules and leases.
  • See that tenant emergencies are taken care of.
  • Work with managing agent and social services on rent collection issues.
  • Building Maintenance and Safety
  • Oversee the physical condition, maintenance and security of building.
  • Oversee purchasing and contract services.
  • With managing agent, ensure that all required permits and licenses are up-to-date; ensure compliance with all health, fire and safety codes.
  • Staff supervision
  • Supervise building superintendent, maintenance and front desk staff.
  • Lead regular staff meetings.
  • Provide and/or arrange for staff training on building operations, government regulations and standards, etc.
  • Hire, evaluate, discipline and terminate staff.
  • Oversee scheduling to ensure adequate staffing.
  • Review and submit payroll to managing agent as required.
  • Community and agency liaison
  • Serve as liaison to other GRCC and related community programs.
  • Serve as liaison to GRCC administration and program directors and relate agency-wide information to staff.
  • Program development and improvement
  • Evaluate program operations on a consistent basis. Assist in developing building and GRCC budgets and monitor program expenses against budgets.
  • Monitor data and reports from GRCC, managing agent and government agencies on a weekly basis and prepare response as appropriate.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Property management experience
  • Experience with supportive housing population
  • Supervision experience 
  • Walking and lifting

Work Environment: Office located In Capitol Hall

Type: full-time

Contact: applications

Program Officer, Survival

Program Officer for Robin Hood

Posted: Jun 22, 2015

Location: New York, NY

Organization Overview: Robin Hood is New York's largest poverty-fighting organization, focused on finding, funding and creating programs and schools that substantially lift the living standards of poor New Yorkers. Since its founding in 1988, Robin Hood has raised more than $2 billion in dollars, goods and services to support effective social-service providers that include job-training programs, schools, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, medical clinics, supportive housing and micro-lending. Robin Hood's board of directors pays all administrative, fundraising and evaluation costs, so 100 percent of donor’s dollars goes directly to organizations helping needy New Yorkers.

Department Overview: The Survival portfolio makes grants of about $35 million to 75 grantees each year, targeting health, hunger and housing. The grants focus on immigrants, legal services, jobs, domestic violence, veterans and connecting the poor to government-subsidized benefits. Where possible, grants generate multiple poverty-reducing outcomes – for example, improving the health of low-income New Yorkers as well as placing them in jobs. The portfolio works with the city’s best performing nonprofits, government agencies, and creative policy thinkers. The idea is to bring new, replicable ideas into practice.

Position Overview: Program officers at Robin Hood in general serve as a resource for existing Robin Hood grantees and as a catalyst for identifying new grantees. In the current instance, the program officer would manage Robin Hood’s grants to housing programs – programs that serve homeless individuals and low-income New Yorkers. Program officers join with senior program officers and managing directors to promote and articulate a clear and persuasive rationale for funding new and ongoing programs. This is accomplished by understanding the policy and social services landscapes and the need for a particular or various interventions, by participating in comprehensive reviews and by conducting due diligence on program models, performance and evaluating data and fiscal information.

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage a portfolio of 15 – 20 current grantees.
  • Monitor grantee performance through analysis of outcome data, grantee reports, site visits, independent assessment of progress or setbacks in management issues, comparing compliance with other contracts and government requirements and analysis of budgets, audits and outcome data.
  • Identify, establish and refine methods for quantifying the impact of grantee organization’s services with reference to current research studies and findings.
  • Work with Robin Hood management assistance staff to ascertain grantees’ strengths and weaknesses, especially in governance, infrastructure and technical areas.
  • Identify recommendations for management assistance interventions, prioritize interventions with grantees and track effectiveness of interventions.
  • Identify and fund new, ways to powerfully help individuals at risk for homelessness, helping them achieve financial security in part by taking advantage of public and private legal services and government-subsidized benefits.
  • Identify the most innovative and effective organizations serving those who are homeless or at-risk for becoming homeless.
  • Rigorously evaluate potential grantees based on Robin Hood’s disciplined methodology for judging mission-related performance of its program grants;
  • Assess funding applicants’ organizational strengths and weaknesses as well as history and potential of the model to be funded.
  • Develop a thoughtful and clear articulation of the strengths and weaknesses of a potential grant and capture them in write-ups and presentations delivered to program staff and board oversight committees.
  • Read and interpret data and tell a story about what the data means for your grantees and for New Yorkers living in poverty.
  • Support development staff as needed by providing expert program knowledge in support of fundraising.
  • Represent Robin Hood at external forums and conferences and act as liaison to other philanthropies and government agencies.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional research, writing and presentation skills.
  • Critical Thinking.
  • Ability to conceptualize, present and explain.
  • Ability to synthesize information, distinguish important details from noise and prioritize takeaways.
  • Excellent analytical and diagnostic skills.
  • Proficient at investigating and assessing qualitative or quantitative data, drawing useful and nuanced findings on problematic or effective areas and being adept at asking questions to refine accuracy and insightfulness.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time-management skills.
  • Self-Starter.
  • Skilled at completing tasks with minimal support.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability.
  • Capacity to multi-task, switch directions and assume new or additional assignments quickly and graciously with shifting priorities and conditions.
  • Demonstrating poise and aplomb while coping effectively with multiple and complex inputs or changes.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Able to identify assumptions and make forecasts with limited information, at the same time creating a framework for decision-making and moving forward despite unanswered questions.
  • Superb communication skills.
  • Ability to speak and write clearly, effectively, succinctly and spontaneously, especially under extreme time pressures with adherence to high standards in written and oral presentations.
  • Emotional intelligence, good judgment and humility.
  • High degree of awareness of the immense challenges and setbacks in poverty-fighting and social services work and the ability to acknowledge achievements of others, to share credit and to welcome feedback.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment working under tight deadlines.
  • Expertise in managing programming focused on homeless or vulnerably housed populations.
  • Specific knowledge of New York City’s homeless system, providers and policies preferred.
  • Qualifications B.A. and 4 years of experience required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience serving low-income communities and some familiarity with NYC preferred.
  • Experience in non-profit or city/state agency preferred.
  • Experience working in a not for profit agency focused on poverty and housing and homeless services preferred.
  • Experience with complicated operational projects preferred.
  • Experience with technology-based solutions/projects preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership of complex project-based initiatives involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with multiple domains within the non-profit management field such as research and evaluation, program development and budgeting, fundraising and grant writing, IT and data bases, board governance and fiduciary responsibilities.

Robin Hood Culture: Below are some words that describe the people who work at Robin Hood. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply.

  • Passionate. We are driven to create, find and fund the most effective ways to fight poverty in New York City.
  • Smart. We see the end result and can make quick and thoughtful decisions to get there.
  • Creative. We generate new, unexpected answers to thorny problems.
  • Fast. We thrive on new information and new opportunities and run a continuous campaign against poverty, 12 months a year, 12 hours a day.
  • Gets Good to Great. We constantly look for opportunities to improve our work, searching for best-in-class practices where appropriate, and not reinventing the wheel.
  • Flexible. We are able and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • Fun. We take our work seriously, but not ourselves. We like to laugh and hang out together.

SALARY AND BENEFITS SALARY IS COMPETITIVE AND COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE. ROBIN HOOD HAS EXCELLENT BENEFITS AND OFFERS A FLEXIBLE WORK ENVIRONMENT.

TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO COMPLETE OUR ONLINE APPLICATION.

ROBIN HOOD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. APPLICANTS FROM DIVERSE CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Type: full-time

Contact: yong@robinhood.org

Eligibility Specialist

Eligibility Specialist with Common Ground's Intake department.

Posted: Jun 19, 2015

Location: New York, NY

Organization Overview: Common Ground’s mission is to strengthen individuals, families and communities by developing and sustaining exceptional supportive and affordable housing as well as programs for homeless and other vulnerable New Yorkers.

Position Overview: The Eligibility Specialist is responsible for screening applicants for both Common Ground's more than 2000 units of supportive housing apartments and affordable housing that is managed by Common Ground and for profit developers. S/he will work directly with low-income and special needs applicants and pair them with available units. S/he will conduct all job related duties in compliance with LIHTC guidelines, other housing contracts and equal housing opportunity laws.

Responsibilities:

  • Make initial contact with lottery and wait listed applicants
  • Request and review initial verifications of applicants' housing, income and assets from applicants and third parties
  • Determine initial eligibility of applicants
  • Contact applicants to collect and update documents Send initial eligible and ineligible letters to applicants
  • Schedule interviews with applicants who have not submitted initial documentation
  • Assist with housing lotteries
  • Assist in the procurement of Project-Based and Housing Choice Voucher applications
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of comparable work experience in supportive housing, property management, social services or a closely related field Experience and/or commitment to working with low income populations.
  • Working knowledge of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Section 8, (NYCHA and HPD) DHCR, Rent Stabilization Law, Rent Guidelines Board and Fair Housing
  • Detail oriented and organized.
  • Flexibility, creativity and initiative to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Superior writing and analytical skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with applicants, tenants and with all levels of staff and management
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office - including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook

Common Ground's leasing staff operates under aggressive benchmarks/goals. In addition, variations in turn over of units creates an environment that is fast-paced and challenging. Staff are called upon to make decisions based on facts not emotions which can be difficult given the needs of the applicant pool.

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10436&esid=az

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