Job Opportunities

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Facilities & Procurement Coordinator

Facilities & Procurement Coordinator for Comunilife

Posted: Oct 23, 2014

Location: New York, NY

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Facilities and Procurement Coordinator 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.

Responsibilites:

  • 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.; and
  • 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. Working Conditions General office environment.
  • Field work will also likely be necessary

To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Type: Full-time

Contact: To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Case Manager - OMH Queens

Case Manager for Comunilife

Posted: Oct 23, 2014

Location: Queens, NY

Comunilife, Inc. is a premier provider of housing, mental health, and HIV/AIDS services in New York City. Our programs benefit more than 2,500 people each year – helping them overcome challenges, related to extreme poverty, chronic homelessness, serious behavioral and medical issues, and linguistic and acculturation barriers.

We are looking for Case Managers to secure available, affordable, and appropriate community-based housing options for people with serious mental illness, and to provide housing-related case management services for our clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting clients with securing housing, including communicating with landlords, and signing leases.
  • Conducting apartment inspections to identify safety issues and needed repairs.
  • Facilitating moves to new apartments.
  • Developing service plans with clients with goals addressing housing, living, health/mental health and multicultural issues.
  • Scheduling and conducting home visits.
  • Maintaining ongoing communication with clients regarding housing, independent living issues, and compliance with mental health/medical appointments and medication.
  • Writing weekly case notes related to service plan goals and objectives.
  • Completing required forms (home visit sheets, employment surveys, hospitalization, incidents, etc.)
  • Requesting and reviewing annual psychiatric and physical assessments and requesting current prescribed medication and hospital discharge forms from external providers
  • Writing annual psychosocial reports
  • Updating client personal data, including emergency and family contacts and service providers
  • Collecting rent receipts and calculating client and agency rent portions due to lease/income/benefit/household composition changes and requesting payments to the landlord
  • Requesting contingency funds to prevent clients from losing their housing and helping clients to obtain and maintain entitlements
  • Educating and coaching clients about independent living and understanding housing issues, including money management, tenant rights and responsibilities.
  • Providing referrals for community-based services.
  • Coordinating housing case management services with the client's other treatment and service providers and Health Homes.
  • Conducting intakes.
  • Facilitating relevant groups and client and staff workshops.
  • Completing assigned paper work, managing client files, and keeping files in compliance at all times.
  • Handling assigned case load
  • Being on call for 24/7 emergencies (via agency provides beeper or cell)

Qualifications Include:

  • Solid clinical experience with adults with serious and persistent mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
  • Ability to build relationships with clients, service providers and other Comunilife programs.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity.
  • Candidate must be community minded and have excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, experience working with a diverse group of people, and customer service orientation.
  • Minimum BSW or BA or BS in Health/Human Services, Forensic Psychology, Psychology and one (1) year experience working with mentally ill people.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Knowledge of DSM-IV diagnoses, mental illness, substance abuse, mental health system and programs, bilingual in Spanish, a plus.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an excellent and comprehensive program of benefits for eligible employees that include: health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, flexible spending accounts, pension, 401K and paid time off.

To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Type: Full-time

Contact: To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Assistant Housing Manager

Assistant Housing Manager for Comunilife

Posted: Oct 23, 2014

Location: New York, NY

The Assistant Housing Manager will help procure appropriate, affordable apartments for Comunilife's Scatter Site housing programs in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. The Assistant Housing Manager will report to the Sr. Housing Manager and work primarily out of the Agency's Bronx office but will spend considerable time in the field (all boroughs).  

Responsibilities:

  • Visit apartments to determine if they are appropriate for Comunilife clients.
  • Follow up on leads for potential leads for potential apartments
  • Create list of needed repairs for new apartments
  • Follow up with building supers and management companies on repairs
  • Accompanies maintenance staff on final inspections
  • Accompanies program staff when showing apartments to Comunilife clients
  • Enter data into database using Salesforce platform (training will be provided)
  • Ensure that agency policies are followed during lease up and de-leasing
  • Assist Sr. Housing Manager as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • Generalized background with broad knowledge of NYC renting and leasing practices
  • Well-developed administrative skills. Strong management skills-principles and people. Experienced working with multiple types of service programs.
  • 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 be able to function in a team as well as individually.
  • 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 Office.
  • Must be familiar with New York rental practices and have a valid NYS driver’s license.
  • Bilingual a plus but is not required.
  • May requite lots of walking and may involve climbing stairs.
  • Field work may be necessary
  • Required NYS Driver’s license.

To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Type: Full-time

Contact: To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Director of Housing Management

Director of Housing Management for Comunilife

Posted: Oct 23, 2014

Location: New York, NY

The Director of Housing Management  is responsible for procuring and maintaining adequate, affordable apartments for all of Comunilife's Scatter Site housing programs within the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. This position manages the leasing process and will be the point person for all Property Management  issues. The Director of Housing Management will report to the Senior Vice President for Programs and work primarily out of the Agency's Bronx office but will also spend time in the field. 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that Comunilife maintains an adequate number of apartments to meet the agency's contractual obligations;
  • Develops and maintains a wide network of landlords throughout New York City.
  • Maintains database in Salesforce- includes; new leases, lease renewals, rent adjustments, de-leasing etc...
  • Works with Salesforce consultants to redesign Salesforce platform.
  • Monitors rent payments & security deposits
  • Manages new leases, expired leases, and lease renewals
  • Negotiates reasonable rents 8. Closely tracks all "month to month" units
  • Works with outside legal support as needed
  • Works closely with Programs, Maintenance Dept & Finance
  • Develops & Maintains relationships with Landlords
  • Researches new apartments
  • Ensures that all units are vacated & surrendered according to procedure
  • Produce weekly and monthly housing reports as needed
  • Supervises Assistant Housing Managers and other designated staff
  • Assists Senior Vice President for Programs, as needed

Qualifications Include:

  • Broad knowledge of the New York City rental practices/policies.
  • Developed administrative skills. Strong management skills-principles and people. Experienced working with multiple types of service programs.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work well independently and ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast paced environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience;
  • Experience maintaining a complex database
  • Ability to cold call property owners and management to introduce the agency and establish business relationships;
  • Familiarity with New York rental practices;
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Extensive field work is required.
  • Valid NYS drivers license required

To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Type: Full-time

Contact: To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Education and Employment Specialist

Education and Employment Specialist for the Lantern Group

Posted: Oct 22, 2014

Location: New York, NY

The Employment and Education Specialist is responsible for working with individual residents to promote education and employment as a critical component of a client’s independence.

There are four (4) full-time positions available as follows:

Amber/Audubon: Upper Manhattan/Bronx; single adults with HIV/AIDS, living in supportive housing

Huntersmoon: Upper Manhattan; single adults with HIV/AIDS and adults with mental health diagnoses, living in supportive housing

Jasper/Cedars: Bronx; young adults (18-26 years old) and adults with mental health diagnoses; living in supportive housing

Schafer/Prospero: Upper Manhattan; young adults (18-26 years old) and adults with mental health diagnoses; living in supportive housing

All positions require a flexible schedule.

Employment and Education Specialists (EESP) will be required to work at least one weeknight evening, and either on a Saturday or Sunday each week.

In exchange, the EESP will be able to have an approved flexible schedule the remainder of the workweek, such that each workweek totals 35 hours.

The Employment and Education Specialist is responsible for working with individual residents to promote education and employment as a critical component of a client’s independence. Using a client-centered approach, the EESP strives to dramatically increase the number of clients who retain a High School Equivalency Diploma, vocational training resources and competitive employment, receive competitive salaries and develop the skills and self-sufficiency to create an independent future. The EESP emphasizes the transformational impact that education and employment can have on individuals and s/he will play a key role in operationalizing the Employment and Education program.

The EESP will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team in supportive housing serving individuals impacted by mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness. The EESP will report to the Director of Employment and Education. This position is exempt.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate sustained enthusiasm and interest in employment among clients and staff.
  • Work closely with case management staff to develop an integrated employment model.
  • Guide clients through employment process, assisting with all facets of job search, placement and ongoing employment.
  • Assist clients with developing appropriate social skills and work habits.
  • Conduct trainings, as needed, on topics which may include soft skills, resume writing and entitlements management.
  • Develop and access employment opportunities within community.
  • Educate clients about how their benefits will be affected by earned income.
  • Participate in weekly meetings with mental health services staff to coordinate services and generate ideas to help clients achieve their education and employment goals.
  • Attend trainings and staff meetings, as required.
  • Develop and implement all employment activities using best practice techniques.
  • Document all client work in confidential electronic records.
  • Complete reports as directed by supervisor.
  • Perform other job-related duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree strongly preferred with a focus on Education, Rehabilitation Counseling or Human Services;
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 2 years’ experience providing direct service to populations impacted by HIV/AIDS, mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness is required.
  • Experience with employment services and/or workforce development strongly preferred.
  • Experience with evidence-based practices preferred.
  • Must possess the ability to work independently and successfully in a start-up operation.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent writing ability, demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to perform complex tasks with limited supervision.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to: eesp@lanterngroup.org. Please state in your cover letter if you have a preference for any of the sites listed.

Note: Candidates being considered for the position must sign a release form for Lantern Community Services to perform a criminal background check. Lantern Community Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

Type: Full Time

Contact: eesp@lanterngroup.org

Vice President - Housing

Vice President - Housing for the Lantern Organization

Posted: Oct 22, 2014

Location: New York, NY

Vice President – Housing is responsible for ensuring that LCS programs comply with all city, state, and federal requirements, and works closely with the Chief Operating Officer to develop and implement policies and procedures applicable to all programs.

Lantern Organization, a not‐for‐profit housing developer and service provider established in 1997 to strengthen New York City communities, provides permanent supportive housing for more than 1,400 single adults and families living with special needs, including chronic homelessness, HIV/AIDS and mental illness, as well as young adults aging out of the foster care system. Following the Housing First model, Lantern Community Services (LCS), the social service affiliate of Lantern Organization, provides a complement of counseling and supportive services to help clients stabilize their lives, maintain their housing stability and advance towards their individualized goals, including financial independence.

Organizational Role: The Vice President – Housing is a member and active participant of the Senior Management Team. The Vice President – Housing is responsible for ensuring that LCS programs comply with all city, state, and federal requirements, and works closely with the Chief Operating Officer to develop and implement policies and procedures applicable to all programs.

The Vice President – Housing supervises Program Directors and reports to the Chief Operating Officer. This is an exempt position.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages and oversees Lantern Community Services’ assigned housing programs.
  • Actively participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of LCS programs.
  • Plans and schedules program timelines, balancing agency and program needs.
  • Tracks the progress of programs in regards to all required deliverables.
  • Manages crisis at the sites and informs the Chief Operating Officer of all serious incidents.
  • Ensures serious incidents are reported to the Incident Review Committee.
  • Provides direction, motivation, support and inspiration to the program teams.
  • Ensures that quality guidelines and recommendations are met.
  • Prepares progress reports for the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Team, as required.
  • Identifies problems and implements solutions.
  • Establishes program success metrics by evaluating feedback collected from staff reports and surveys.
  • Manages start-up of new programs, transitioning them at appropriate time to new supervisory structure.
  • Ensures programs deliver services in compliance with audit standards, approved scopes of work and within approved budget.
  • Responsible for program monitoring, auditing and compliance review of contract concerns or violations.
  • Works with Program Director(s) in drafting and implementation of corrective action plans.
  • Develops and implements review tools and reporting mechanisms for programs to use to ensure compliance. Responsible for assisting with internal system-wide periodic compliance review of contracts and programs in response to internal or external requests.
  • Responsible for oversight of relevant contracts including, expiration dates, outcomes or expectations and other relevant information to ensure compliance, including management of information and correspondence with funders
  • Provides oversight of ongoing compliance reviews, working closely with the Program Directors and Chief Operating Officer.
  • Participates in the development of strategies to improve efficiencies, reduce risk, and vulnerability to fraud, abuse and/or waste.
  • Participates in periodic, systematic reviews of program manuals and updates in alignment with organization's changing needs and evaluative or accrediting body standards.
  • Participates actively as a part of a team to ensure that all policies and procedures capture a complete view of all activities and processes within and across the organization.
  • Monitors changes in the programs and suggest updates to policies and procedures to capture operational changes.
  • Educates program staff on format and content required for good policy procedure.
  • Based on revision to policy and procedure, works with senior management to recommend required changes and delivery of training.
  • Facilitates adherence to processes and procedures.
  • Ensures staff meets all regulatory requirements and comprehends and complies with best practices, professional standards, internal policies and procedures.
  • Works closely with Chief Operating Officer to analyze training needs to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.
  • Conducts or arranges for ongoing technical training and professional development trainings for staff.
  • Confers with senior management team and conducts surveys to identify training needs based on program needs, contracts, and other factors.
  • Ensures on-the-job training for new hires.
  • Ensures programs comply with all aspects of LCS's human resource policies. Compliance and Quality Assurance
  • Participates in Lantern Community Services’ compliance and quality assurance function.
  • Oversees implementation of the full range of services and/or program model specified in contracts/agency agreements.
  • Ensures that services are structured and scheduled to meet the intended goals and objectives of the program and maximize tenant participation and progress.
  • Ensures fidelity to service and/or program model.
  • Maintains the staffing pattern specified in the contract/agreement by ensuring that qualifications for staff positions are met as specified in the contract/agreement.
  • Maintains sufficient oversight and supervision of administrative and service-oriented functions to ensure that the needs of the residents are met and that quality services are provided throughout the program.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Chief Operating Officer.
  • Ensures Best Practices programming is adopted throughout all LCS initiatives.
  • Participates in LCS Best Practice initiative planning and implementation.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree.
  • Strong operational experience - ideally has worked in a senior management role for 10+ years in a socially responsible organization with progressive experience leading to at least five years’ experience in operational/administrative management.
  • Demonstrated experience in program supervision, clinical oversight, outcome measurement and fiscal management.
  • Demonstrated expertise in one of the three service areas and success developing and monitoring programmatic work and creating metrics to measure outcomes.
  • Excellent writing and people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission of Lantern Community Services.
  • Flexible and able to multitask - can work within an ambiguous, fast moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems.

To apply: Please email a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in the position and the population served to: vicepresident@lanterngroup.org.

Note: Candidates being considered for the position must sign a release form for Lantern Community Services to perform a criminal background check. Lantern Community Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

Type: Full Time

Contact: vicepresident@lanterngroup.org

Senior Case Manager

Senior Case Manager for the Lantern Organization

Posted: Oct 22, 2014

Location: New York, NY

We are seeking a dynamic, engaging, Senior Case Manager who has experience working with a chronically homeless, mentally ill, single adults (between the ages of 25 and 65) population, impacted by HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and legal and medical issues, in a supportive housing environment. The ideal candidate will have solid clinical knowledge.

Lantern Organization is looking for 2 Senior Case Managers at the following sites: (if you have a preference, please state so in your cover letter) 1. Amber Hall located in the Bronx 2. Clover Hall located in Brooklyn Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

We are seeking a dynamic, engaging, Senior Case Manager who has experience working with a chronically homeless, mentally ill, single adults (between the ages of 25 and 65) population, impacted by HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and legal and medical issues, in a supportive housing environment. The ideal candidate will have solid clinical knowledge. Additionally, the Senior Case Manager will be passionate about working with single adults; a proactive and creative problem solver; and a demonstrated leader in promoting the growth of social services staff onsite. The Senior Case Manager works closely with the Program Director and the interdisciplinary team to build and maintain a safe program culture that emphasizes respect for all community members and ensures all clients progress forward in their goals. The Senior Case Manager reports to the Program Director. This position is exempt.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with other staff, providers and caregivers to coordinate services for each client;
  • Conducts internal chart reviews;
  • Participates in assessment interviews with prospective clients of the housing program and assesses clients’ ability to reside safely;
  • Links clients to services provided by other community based organizations;
  • Enters progress notes into electronic case records following all meetings and collaborations concerning clients;
  • Assists in financial planning and budgeting to ensure that clients are able to meet their financial needs and do meet their rental obligations;
  • Conducts group and individual counseling sessions;
  • Completes required monthly reports as assigned by the Program Director;
  • Assists the Program Director with hiring and training of new staff;
  • Actively participates in staff meetings, clinical treatment meetings, community meetings with clients and trainings;
  • Ensures all staff attend trainings to address clinical and programmatic needs and have the appropriate training;
  • Supervise interns as assigned
  • Provides crisis intervention as necessary;
  • Performs other job-related functions, as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • The Senior Case Manager position requires a Master’s Degree; a MSW, LMSW, LCSW or LMHC is preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience providing direct service to one or more of the following populations is required: people living with HIV/AIDS, formerly homeless and chronically homeless people and families, young adults aged out of foster care, people with mental illness or people in recovery from addiction.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to: seniorcm@lanterngroup.org

Note: Candidates being considered for the position must sign a release form for Lantern Community Services to perform a criminal background check. Lantern Community Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

Type: Full Time

Contact: seniorcm@lanterngroup.org

Associate Director, Property and Asset Management

Associate Director, Property and Asset Management for Project Renewal

Posted: Oct 21, 2014

Location: New York, NY

We are currently seeking an experienced professional to oversee all aspects of property and facilities management activities for Project Renewal’s programs. Associate Director, Property and Asset Management is a new position in the agency.

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering men, women and children to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 800 and an annual budget of $50 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

We are currently seeking an experienced professional to oversee all aspects of property and facilities management activities for Project Renewal’s programs. This is a new position in the agency.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Directors of Property Management and Facilities Management.
  • Develop and administer Project Renewal’s overall Asset Management goals, objectives, benchmarks and policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain Property and Facilities Management systems, policies and procedures.
  • Identify long term strategic and financial goals for all of Project Renewal’s residential and shelter properties.
  • Prepare individual asset management plans for each property, including long-term capital needs and financing strategies that reflect Project Renewal’s mission and financial goals.
  • Monitor the performance of the Property and Facilities Management staff to ensure that they meet Project Renewal’s property and facilities management standards and benchmarks.
  • Ensure LIHTC compliance and act as the liaison with tax credit syndicators and government oversight agencies.
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory and funders’ regulatory and contractual requirements related to property and facilities management.
  • Develop and oversee property management budgets.
  • Work with auditors to prepare annual audits and respond to auditor inquiries and requests.
  • Partner with Project Renewal Director of Real Estate Development on major physical plant issues, new construction and capital improvement projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • Master's Degree in relevant field with minimum 4+ years of experience in property/tenant/facilities management in a not-for-profit environment, preferably a supportive housing environment
  • Minimum 6+ years of supervisory experience
  • In-depth knowledge of fair housing laws, public subsidy programs, LIHTC project management, certification, compliance and reporting requirements, NYS/NYC housing and building regulations
  • Strong verbal, writing, financial and analytical skills
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets
  • Demonstrated ability to set objectives, develop plans and implement strategies to achieve goals
  • Ability to manage conflict and high-pressure situations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Property Management Software (MDS ) a plus
  • Excellent organization and communication skills

Type: full-time

Contact: careers@projectrenewal.org

Assistant Housing Manager

Assistant Housing Manager for Comunilife

Posted: Oct 21, 2014

Location: New York, NY

The Assistant Housing Manager will help procure appropriate, affordable apartments for Comunilife's Scatter Site housing programs in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. The Assistant Housing Manager will report to the Sr. Housing Manager and work primarily out of the Agency's Bronx office but will spend considerable time in the field (all boroughs).  

Responsibilities:

  • Visit apartments to determine if they are appropriate for Comunilife clients.
  • Follow up on leads for potential leads for potential apartments
  • Create list of needed repairs for new apartments
  • Follow up with building supers and management companies on repairs
  • Accompanies maintenance staff on final inspections
  • Accompanies program staff when showing apartments to Comunilife clients
  • Enter data into database using Salesforce platform (training will be provided)
  • Ensure that agency policies are followed during lease up and de-leasing
  • Assist Sr. Housing Manager as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • Generalized background with broad knowledge of NYC renting and leasing practices
  • Well-developed administrative skills. Strong management skills-principles and people. Experienced working with multiple types of service programs.
  • 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 be able to function in a team as well as individually.
  • 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 Office.
  • Must be familiar with New York rental practices and have a valid NYS driver’s license.
  • Bilingual a plus but is not required.
  • May requite lots of walking and may involve climbing stairs.
  • Field work may be necessary
  • NYS Driver’s license.

To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Type: Full-time

Contact: To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Compliance Manager

Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Compliance Manager for Comunilife

Posted: Oct 21, 2014

Location: New York, NY

The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Manager is responsible to manage all aspects of LIHTC compliance for Comunilife's growing portfolio. This position reports to the VP for Property and Asset Management and will work out of our Bronx headquarters and travel within NYC to assist Properties with Compliance needs. The LIHTC Manager will also support the additional areas of Property and Asset Management.  

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate agency requirements and implement compliance procedures for developments for all properties
  • Review applications and determine eligibility for the affordable housing program for the specific communities within our portfolio.
  • Manage resident re-certifications, rent increases, and utility allowance changes
  • Field incoming inquiries from site staff with questions directly related to income and asset eligibility, legal rents, and property-specific compliance requirements.
  • Conduct site visits to review resident files and implement standardization of pending and recertification files.
  • Consistent monitoring to ensure each facility is in compliance with regulatory requirements specific to the facility.
  • Complete annual/quarterly/monthly compliance reports as required.
  • Prepare for and attend affordable and LIHTC audits performed by state and regulatory agencies.
  • Perform file audits and identify errors and/or missing documentation.
  • Follow up with facilities on file audits to make sure corrections have been completed. Keep a log of files audited and files to be audited.
  • Review new applications for completeness prior to submission.
  • Maintain an effective system for reporting and monitoring compliance for all properties.
  • Ensure that all properties meet compliance requirements for LIHTC, Section 8, and all housing programs.
  • Maintain maximum income limits, rent limits, and utility allowances and coordinate annual rent adjustments within the portfolio.
  • Provide and/or coordinate training for property management and program staff.
  • Build and maintain relationships with funding agencies
  • Assist with the collection of rent at facilities.
  • Participate in HASA case conferences and legal proceedings as needed.
  • Assist VP for Property and Asset Management as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • Strong knowledge of LIHTC regulations and Project Based Section 8/Tax Credit residential properties
  • Well-developed administrative skills. Strong management skills-principles and people. Experienced working with multiple types of service programs.
  • 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.
  • At least 5 years compliance experience in Project Based Section 8/Tax Credit residential properties.
  • Strong knowledge of LIHTC regulations.
  • Formal training and/or certification in related field and some college is highly preferred.
  • Bilingual/Spanish is desirable, but not required.
  • Moderate physical activity is required, including climbing stairs.
  • Field work is necessary
  • NYS Driver’s License

To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Type: Full-time

Contact: To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

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