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.


Government Grants Analyst

Government Grants Analyst at Common Ground

Posted: Jul 25, 2014

Location: New York, NY

Job Description:

The Government Grants Analyst is responsible for overseeing Common Ground’s government grant management and internal evaluation. The selected individual will be responsible for coordinating applications for government funding, synthesizing information , and ensuring communication within the Quality Assurance and Compliance (QAC) department and between QAC, Housing Operations and Programs, Housing Development, Finance, and External Affairs.

Responsibilities:

  • Fulfill reporting requirements of funding agencies.
  • Responsible for submitting all documents required for contract renewals and annual budget submissions on multiyear contracts.
  • Review, prepare and distribute monthly Time and Effort certifications Assist CG Housing Development department with applications for capital funding.
  • Work with HR and Finance to maintain staff allocations consistently across budgets, income statements, contracts and payroll.
  • Serve as Common Ground's HMIS Administrator.
  • Assist Finance with annual audits (e.g. CFR, SEFA).
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent experience.
  • Must be familiar with public funding sources that apply to Common Ground's mission and work.
  • Two years management experience preferrably in the not for profit or real estate fields.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills required.
  • Proficiency preparing operating budgets.
  • Good interpersonal skills, experience with group work, demonstrated team player.
  • Must be experienced in Excel.

Common Ground is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10300&esid=az

Intake Coordinator

Intake Coordinator at Common Ground

Posted: Jul 25, 2014

Location: New York, NY

Job Description:

The Intake Coordinator (IC) is responsible for ensuring occupancy at Common Ground's partner housing sites. The position is critical to Common Ground's mission as the incumbent works to connect appropriate homeless and low-income applicants with available units. The key external customers include the homeless and low-income applicants to housing (and their referring caseworkers, when applicable). Internal "customers" of the Central Intake department include Common Ground, building staff at the sites at which the applicants are placed, and social service partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Screen, interview, and analyze applicants for housing.
  • Participate in weekly roundtable sessions Communicate decisions to applicants.
  • Manage intake reporting/data collection for the site - occupancy stats, outcomes, demographics, homeless status, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with LIHTC guidelines, other housing contracts and Equal Housing Opportunity Laws. This includes, but is not limited to: ensuring applicants' income documents do not expire during the intake process, submitting compliance packages to HPD, and following up with applicants when additional information is requested.
  • Conduct lease signings and initial unit inspections for the partnered sites.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • 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, special needs and/or formerly homeless 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 tenants and with all levels of staff and management.
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office - including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.

Common Ground is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10298&esid=az

Evaluation Assistant - Quality Assurance and Compliance

Evaluation Assistant at Common Ground

Posted: Jul 25, 2014

Location: New York, NY

Job Description:

Reporting to the Evaluation Associate, the Evaluation Assistant will support various departments with evaluations and data requests.

Responsibilities:

  • Completing literature reviews, managing and improving data, assistance in preparing materials, reports, and presentations, and providing ongoing data support.
  • Oversee day to day management of data.
  • Conduct quality assurance on data systems.
  • Assist in data collection needs and data input as needed.
  • Develop and update tools to monitor key program outcomes.
  • Assist in preparing background information, materials, and/or reports.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • Demonstrated interest in homelessness, permanent housing and general poverty issues.
  • Knowledge of social research and/or policy a plus.
  • Ability to carry out simple statistical analysis and interpret results.
  • Good interpersonal skills, experience with group work, demonstrated team player.
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent experience.
  • Fluent with MS Office programs - Word, Excel, PowerPoint Knowledge of SPSS or other data analysis software required.

Common Ground is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10297&esid=az

Evaluation Assistant - Leasing

Evaluation Assistant at Common Ground

Posted: Jul 25, 2014

Location: New York, NY

Job Description:

The Evaluation Assistant will provide support to Intake and Compliance and other departments as necessary. The Evaluation Assistant will develop and maintain database standards and processes as well as other tracking tools related to intake and third-party leasing projects. The Evaluation Assistant will provide a variety of scheduled and adhoc reports required by various stakeholders.

  • Responsibilities:
  • Develop, maintain, and provide scheduled and ad hoc reports to various stakeholders.
  • Support the maintenance of database and website documents.
  • Enter data into various government and private tracking tools.
  • Develop various tracking tools and provide ongoing support to end users.
  • Provide additional data support to Intake and Compliance Department including verifying expenses related to individual applicants.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of third-party marketing plans.
  • Provide data to support the invoicing of developers/owners for third-party work.
  • Assist in the development of project timelines and Gantt charts for new leasing projects and conduct analyses during and after project completion to adjust assumptions as needed.
  • Provide additional support to Evaluation Associate.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • Demonstrated interest in affordable housing, supportive permanent housing and general poverty issues.
  • Knowledge of low-income housing tax credits and other government housing programs a plus.
  • Ability to carry out simple statistical analysis and interpret results.
  • Good interpersonal skills, experience with group work, demonstrated team player.
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent experience.
  • Fluent with MS Office programs - Word, Excel, PowerPoint Knowledge of SPSS or other data analysis software required.

Common Ground is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10296&esid=az

Housing Advocate Outreach

Outreach Housing Advocate for Common Ground

Posted: Jul 25, 2014

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Job Description:

The Outreach Housing Advocate works with street homeless individuals living in Brooklyn and Queens. Specifically, s/he will conduct street outreach with the objective of engaging individuals to determine their eligibility for Street to Home services and to help secure appropriate housing solutions for all people who are street homeless. If chronic, Outreach Advocate will build a relationship with client utilizing motivational interviewing to encourage client to work towards permanent housing. If not chronic, Outreach Advocate will utilize available resources to secure other housing placements. The Outreach Advocate will work with a partner at all times and will spend the majority of the shift in an automobile conducting street outreach. The incumbent will respond to 311 calls and community concerns; participate in Code Blue and Code Red alerts; identify new hotspots/encampments and work to eradicate existing hot spots/encampments; conduct a bi-annual vulnerability index on all clients in their catchment area; and enter all required data into outreach database(s).

Responsibilities:

  • Engage all persons on the street who appear homeless.
  • Create and maintain active registry of chronic homeless clients; non-chronic included in registry.
  • Conduct vulnerability assessment.
  • Attend clinical supervision and training.
  • Develop and maintain recordkeeping files and databases, completion of necessary reports and data entry.
  • Collaborate with Parks Dept, NYPD, DSNY, MTA, and other agencies.
  • Respond to 311 calls.
  • Participate in Code Blue/Red Monitor encampments.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • Two years related work experience.
  • Knowledge of local benefit agencies (Public Assistance).
  • Familiarity with substance abuse, mental health and employment issues.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, in Social Work or a related field.
  • Microsoft Office Suite and electronic record keeping.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Common Ground is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Type: Part-time, temporary

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10283&esid=az

Tenant Services Coordinator

Tenant Services Coordinator at Common Ground

Posted: Jul 25, 2014

Location: New York, NY

Job Description:

The Tenant Services Coordinator (TSC) oversees the operation of the Tenant Services office at The Times Square; a 652-tenant low income supportive housing building. This department is essential to Common Ground’s overall mission of ending homelessness by working to build community, and to engender tenant interactions with building staff. These goals are achieved through direct client contact, interaction with social services, and collaboration with outside organizations. The TSC coordinates program planning, organizes tenant participation in planned activities and workshops, and provides community outreach as needed. The position reports to the Assistant Director, Programs and supervises one Tenant Services Assistant and two Front Desk Assistants. The Tenant Services Coordinator works closely with Building Management, Central Intake and Finance, Permanent Housing Operations, CUCS, and several outside agencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee development, implementation and facilitation of a wide range of programs and activities for Times Square residents, including ongoing programs and special annual events.
  • Collect and analyze information required for ongoing program evaluations.
  • Recruit and manage tenant and external volunteer opportunities.
  • Manage and ensure timely production of monthly building newsletter, monthly reports, etc.
  • Supervise and manage a staff of three individuals, including Front desk operations.
  • Work within and maintain different program budgets.
  • Coordinate with Building Management, CUCS, other Common Ground programs, outside agencies and vendors.
  • Serve as tenant contact for questions and concerns, redirect tenants to appropriate staff where needed and keep social service and building management informed of tenant involvement.
  • Serve as an on-site event coordinator for commercial rentals of Top of the Times event space.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • Two years of satisfactory full-time work experience in Human Services or related field, or equivalent education and/or related work experience.
  • Some supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience in project management and/or planning is preferred.
  • Experience working with special needs populations preferred.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to multitask and shift easily between tasks is essential.
  • Ability to work with diverse population, including persons with chronic mental illness.
  • Outgoing and easily approachable nature preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows, particularly Word, Excel, Publisher and Access.

Common Ground is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10287&esid=az

Director of Quality Assurance

Director of Quality Assurance for Common Ground

Posted: Jul 25, 2014

Location: New York, NY

Job Description:

The Director of Quality Assurance is responsible for overseeing Common Ground’s government grant management and internal evaluation. The selected individual will be responsible for coordinating applications for government funding, synthesizing information, and ensuring communication within the Quality Assurance and Compliance (QAC) department and between QAC, Housing Operations and Programs, Housing Development, Finance, and External Affairs.

Responsibilities:

  • Operationalize contracts, regulatory and other agreements, ensuring compliance to terms.
  • Serve as main point of contact regarding contract provisions.
  • Oversee CG's evaluation functions, including providing management reports for all CG departments, supporting External Affairs with data requests on CG operations and carrying out larger research projects.
  • Fulfill reporting requirements of funding agencies.
  • Assist with program design, including preparing budgets for new and proposed programs to determine operational viability.
  • Consistently monitor and assess new public funding opportunities for existing or planned programs.
  • Assist with responses to RFPs when necessary.
  • Develop and maintain quality assurance mechanisms to ensure CG meets standards and legal / contractual requirements.
  • Represent Common Ground in Continuum of Care and SHNNY Advocacy meetings.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent experience.
  • Must be familiar with public funding sources that apply to Common Ground's mission and work.
  • Five years supervisory experience preferably in the not for profit or real estate fields.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated experience in program design and budget development.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, experience with group work, demonstrated team player.
  • Must be experienced in Excel.

Common Ground is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10289&esid=az

Assistant Controller

Assistant Controller at Common Ground

Posted: Jul 25, 2014

Location: New York, NY

Responsibilities:

  • Provides daily management of all Common Ground financial reporting in the Finance Dept.
  • Provides direct support and assistance to the Controller and CFO in accomplishing his/her responsibilities.
  • Manages all balance sheet account reconciliations and G/L account analysis for monthly closes and assists in the preparation of the P&L only quarterly Board report.
  • Manages the daily activities and functions in the finance department and reviews the monthly Housing Operation government grant budget to actual P&Ls prepared by the Government Grant Billers for submission to Housing Operations.
  • Oversees the preparation of audit schedules for the NFP consolidation audit as well as schedules for the annual CFR audit.
  • Prepares year end consolidated financial statements, including eliminations.
  • Assists the Controller in management of all year-end audits of NFP entities by outside accounting firm. This includes the annual NFP Consolidation audit, A-133 audit, CFR (Certified Financial Report), and other audited reports.
  • Key liaison with the auditors.
  • Manages preparation of annual Fin 48 checklists, Form 990s, and 990-T returns.
  • Key participant in annual review of NFP budgets, and related analysis.
  • Prepares special financial analysis as required Supervision of AP, AR and treasury functions.
  • Provides financial management assistance as needed to the Controller.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • At least 7-10 years of public/corporate accounting experience, preferably in a senior financial management role.
  • Strong accounting background and related training.
  • Strong management skills; exceptional writing and interpersonal skills, skilled at problem solving, written and verbal communications, attention to detail, planning/organizing, quality control, adaptability.
  • Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Bachelor's degree or MBA in accounting, or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in Excel.
  • CPA required, along with auditing experience.

Common Ground is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10286&esid=az

Housing Advocate

Outreach Housing Advocate for Common Ground

Posted: Jul 25, 2014

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Job Description:

The Outreach Housing Advocate works with street homeless individuals living in Brooklyn and Queens. Specifically, s/he will conduct street outreach with the objective of engaging individuals to determine their eligibility for Street to Home services and to help secure appropriate housing solutions for all people who are street homeless. If chronic, Outreach Advocate will build a relationship with client utilizing motivational interviewing to encourage client to work towards permanent housing. If not chronic, Outreach Advocate will utilize available resources to secure other housing placements. Outreach Advocate will work with a partner at all times and will spend the majority of the shift in an automobile conducting street outreach. The incumbent will respond to 311 calls and community concerns; participate in Code Blue and Code Red alerts; identify new hotspots/encampments and work to eradicate existing hot spots/encampments; conduct a bi-annual vulnerability index on all clients in their catchment area; and enter all required data into outreach database(s).

Responsibilities:

  • Engage all persons on the street who appear homeless Create and maintain active registry of chronic homeless clients; non-chronic included in registry.
  • Conduct vulnerability assessment.
  • Attend clinical supervision and training.
  • Develop and maintain recordkeeping files and databases, completion of necessary reports and data entry.
  • Collaborate with Parks Dept, NYPD, DSNY, MTA, and other agencies Respond to 311 calls Participate in Code Blue/Red Monitor encampments.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • Two years related work experience.
  • Knowledge of local benefit agencies (Public Assistance).
  • Familiarity with substance abuse, mental health and employment issues.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, in Social Work or a related field.
  • Microsoft Office Suite and electronic record keeping
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

How to Apply:

Apply through website link below. Common Ground is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10291&esid=az

Facilities & Procurement Coordinator

Facilities and Procurement Coordinator for Comunilife

Posted: Jul 16, 2014

Location: New York, NY

Job Description:

This position is responsible for designing, managing, and implementing the procurement process; overseeing and ensuring the accuracy of all facilities invoicing and expenditures; monitoring and  handling all facility inspections, equipment service requirements, and securing all permits, registrations, etc.  This position is also responsible for fleet management including, inspections, registrations, repairs, and maintains the authorized drivers list for the organization.  Works collaboratively with other members of the facilities team, and with program and administrative staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Participating in designing, managing, and coordinating the implementation of the procurement processes by vetting, contacting, tracking, responding to works orders regarding, and monitoring vendors providing goods and services, such as exterminators, inspectors, maintenance, or repairpersons for fire alarms, elevators, copiers, washer/dryer machines, and all other vendors providing goods or services to Comunilife offices or residences. Maintain records of same.
  • Tracking, monitoring, and implementing systems related to agency vehicle usage including, repair invoices; work orders; gas card usage; vehicle inspections, registration, and parking permits; as well as insurance and leasing information. Tracking vehicle usage per program and prepare monthly reports for the Director of Facilities approval.
  • Updating food permits for facilities that are providing meals such as DRI, Crotona Park North, and SHII and any other such facility.
  • Designing and managing the requisition process by approving purchase requisitions; maintaining records; and finding cost effective vendors.
  • Receiving, tracking, and monitoring janitorial and maintenance supplies deliveries.
  • Managing contracts for equipment office equipment, including contract compliance, service, and inventory.
  • Managing all vendor service contracts and insurance certificates, including ensuring they are current.
  • Manage invoicing procedures, including preparing, recording, and tracking financial requests and collecting, tracking, and accounting for all facilities purchases, such as the Home Depot and gas credit cards.
  • Coordinating with finance (accounts payable) as necessary to ensure the timely payment of invoices.
  • Managing pantry, including distributions and maintaining records.
  • Ensure that all building inspections are completed in a timely manner. Inspections include but are not limited to: boilers, sprinklers, fire extinguishers, control fire panels, elevators, cameras, copiers, and printers.
  • Make sure all facilities are in compliance with the Department of Housing Preservation (HPD), Department of Buildings, Department of Finance, Environmental Control Board (ECB), and New York Fire Department standards.
  • Manage the notification of all violations and their corrections; maintain records and reports of same; and upload information and documentation necessary to Compliance website: SiteCompli. Must be able to navigate SiteCompli website. (http://www.sitecompli.com/).
  • Managing cell phones, including contracts with vendors and employees, distribution of phones; telephone services, cancellations, repairs , etc.
  • Monitoring on a spreadsheet all facilities expenses monthly, including utilities bills for, water, cable, and phone bills.
  • Assisting in establishing and maintaining an inventory of furniture, equipment, and supplies.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • Generalized administrative background with specific knowledge of procurement, budgeting, and strong management and people skills-principles. Experience working within a Facilities Maintenance and Purchasing Department.
  • Exhibit good judgment, practical day-to-day experience working with a diverse group of people, and hardworking.
  • Extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Creativity and latitude.
  • Strong written and verbal skills, organizational excellence, and team-oriented.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity.
  • Previous experience in a confidential administrative role with the ability to work well independently and ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast paced environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Undergraduate degree and at least three years of related work experience managing procurement or handling similar facilities duties regarding correcting violations; ensuring inspections, managing a fleet, etc.
  • Education may be substituted for equivalent experience. Therefore, if the applicant has an AA Degree, must have 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Generally, nonphysical, but may require some lifting of supplies or equipment up to 50 lbs.

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Type: Full-time

Contact: http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

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