Post Purchase Program Associate – AmeriCorps

About Habitat for Humanity New York City

Founded in 1984 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat for Humanity NYC (“Habitat”) constructs and renovates existing homes in the five boroughs of New York City to produce affordable homes for low-income, hard-working families. Our mission is to transform lives by building quality homes in partnership with families in need and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing.

Description

Habitat for Humanity NYC is seeking a Post Purchase Program Associate to assist with and expand the existing post purchase program within the Housing Services Department. The Associate will report to the Director of Post Purchase and Preservation and provide technical assistance, training, and post purchase services in addition to being actively involved in developing and improving policies and procedures within the organization.

In addition to the benefits provided by the AmeriCorps program, AmeriCorps member 2017-18 benefits at Habitat NYC include:

  • Learn non-profit administration skills
  • Professional development, including a dinner series with varying speakers
  • Leadership development
  • Rental subsidy
  • Monthly MetroCard
  • Team building exercises

Responsibilities

  • Plan, implement, and provide post purchase strategies in line with the organization’s strategic planning guidelines.
  • Create, oversee, and update the post purchase curriculum.
  • Provide technical assistance in asset management, post purchase, and foreclosure prevention.
  • Oversee warranty management of housing units in partnership with the real estate & construction department.
  • Provide weekly reporting to the department and support the quarterly management reporting for the organization’s board meetings.
  • Develop educational and promotional materials and workshops.
  • Maintain relationship with partner agencies/organizations involved in the post purchase process.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Affordable housing experience related to community/tenant organizing, asset management, post purchase, technical assistance, foreclosure prevention, and/or community land trusts.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Experience or familiarity with NYC/State or NY/federal funding, reporting, and compliance guidelines.
  • Experience working in diverse, immigrant communities including multi-ethnic and multi-generational communities.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. Good computer literacy skills with database knowledge preferred.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks; ability to work independently, and as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet tight deadlines.
  • Flexible working hours  including evenings and weekends.

 

Preferred/Helpful

  • Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience.
  • Experience working as a member of a team.
  • A second language is highly desirable, with preferred languages being Spanish, French, or Arabic.
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Marketing experience.
  • Knowledge of community development practices.

Required Meetings, Trainings and Events

  • On Site Orientation to local host site.
  • First Aid/CPR.
  • HabitatLearns “Foundations of Habitat” series.
  • Lockton Safety Courses.
  • National Service Leadership Conference (fall).
  • Build-a-Thon (spring).
  • National Days of Service (MLK Day required, 9/11 Day of Remembrance and AmeriCorps Week encouraged).
  • HFHI Host Site Monitoring Reviews and periodic check-in calls.
  • Monthly meeting with HSM (minimum).
  • Bi-weekly meeting with direct supervisor (minimum).
  • Life After AmeriCorps training (LAFTA).
  • Staff meetings, Family Services Committee meetings, Board meetings and home dedications, as appropriate.
  • Annual staff/AmeriCorps team build day.
  • Individual and/or group professional development trainings may be available based on AmeriCorps interest, HSM/supervisor recommendation and budget.

Careers at Habitat for Humanity New York City are challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in bringing your passion for the mission of Habitat for Humanity to the organization, please apply by sending a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications to Kelly Rossiter at krossiter@habitatnyc.org.

Habitat for Humanity New York City is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical handicap, veteran or marital status.

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With the help of thousands of volunteers each year, Habitat NYC builds and preserves homes for ownership by low-income families throughout the five boroughs, creating a stronger and more united New York.