POSITIONS LIST

OPEN POSITIONS


Director of Real Estate for Nuestra Comunidad

The Director of Real Estate is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Nuestra Comunidad’s real-estate development projects, managing a team of 3 to 5 people, with support from a consultant network as needed.  Nuestra’s current pipeline includes 12 distinct projects, totaling 714 units. These are comprised of rental and home ownership, mixed use, mixed income, market rate developments and a community park. Several are joint venture endeavors.  The Director of Real Estate has demonstrated expertise in managing complex real estate developments from origination through stabilized occupancy or sale, and a track record of leading partnerships that include public and private lenders, development team members and community leaders, as well as experience supervising staff. Strong analytic thinking, negotiation skills, and initiative are important.  The Director of RE has a deep understanding of the array of funding programs typically used to develop affordable housing.


Accountant

The Accountant is responsible for overseeing the accounting and reporting for OppCo and its related entities, including cash, preparation of account reconciliations, to ensure that all transactions are prepared in a timely manner. This position requires a strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, familiarity with the OMB Super Circular, and a high degree of interaction with company employees, vendors and funders.  This position requires close coordination with department managers and OppCo accounting. This position possesses the willingness to assume additional responsibilities, is organized, detail oriented, able to work collaboratively and solve routine problems independently. This position makes recommendations for improvements in efficiencies in internal control processes.


Resource Development Contract Manager

The Neighborhood Developers, headquartered in Chelsea MA, seeks a Resource Development Contracts Manager to coordinate administration of TND’s grants and service contracts. This is a part time position that is ideal for someone who seeks a flexible schedule of eight to ten hours per week spread out over two or more days per week. Ideal candidates will have three to five years of administrative, finance, or fundraising experience; ability to coordinate the activities of multiple people and projects; strong communications skills; and knowledge of databases, ideally Salesforce.


Resident Services Manager & Resident Services Case Manager

“Change a Family’s Life”

Join the OppCo Team at Nuestra Comunidad serving Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan or The Neighborhood Developers serving Chelsea and Revere to link families living in our properties to services.  We’re a dynamic team committed to help building vibrant communities.

Qualifications

We are looking for diverse candidates who have experience in social work and/or case management skills.  To review full job descriptions or for more information please click here: 


Controller

Opportunity Communities - OppCo - is a growing new venture that provides provides locally-based non-profit community developers with administrative and core business supports, including real estate development, asset management and tenant services.  The Controller reports to the Chief Financial Officer and leads the day-to- day operations of the finance and accounting department. The Controller is responsible for oversight of all finance,accounting and reporting activities, along with monitoring and enforcing accounting policies and procedures.  This is a growth position for the right candidate.


Housing Stabilization Coordinator

Company Profile

Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation (Nuestra) is a Boston-based community development corporation with a legacy of excellence in affordable housing, economic development and tenant services.  Nuestra aims to increase the social and economic power of individuals and families in its community through education, economic development and resident programming that foster a safe, vibrant and culturally diverse community with affordable housing.  Nuestra seeks to create communities of opportunity and equity, working together with community partners and neighbors across Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan and other Boston neighborhoods,

Program Description

Nuestra Comunidad’ s Housing Resource Services (“HRS”) Program provides housing advocacy to low and moderate income residents of Boston to help them secure or retain affordable housing suitable to their individual needs.   The HRS Program provides emergency housing services to Boston families and individuals displaced by fire, flood, condemnation, eviction, and other unexpected crisis situations. The HRS Program also provides housing stabilization services for homeless and at risk elders and persons with disabilities.  

Nuestra’s Health Starts at Home (“HSAH”) Program partners with medical and service provider partners to provide financial capability training to housing-insecure families.  HSAH partners include Boston Medical Center, Project Hope and the Boston Housing Authority.

Position Summary Description

The Housing Stabilization Coordinator will work one-on-one with clients requiring housing relocation and housing stabilization services.   This position reports directly to the Housing Resources Services Program Manager. The Housing Stabilization Coordinator is part of a team dedicated to homelessness prevention and enhancement of quality of living for low and moderate income residents of Boston.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

For Housing Resources Services Program

  • Provide one-on-one housing counseling, information & referral for clients facing housing challenges; these challenges include but are not limited to individuals who need temporary to permanent housing due to displacement by fire, flood, condemnation, eviction, etc.

  • Maintain client files and database including documentation of household income and Boston residency;

  • Assist in receiving referrals, conducting intakes, one-on-one counseling and funder reporting.  

  • As needed conduct needs assessment by previewing client financial information, housing history, and service needs to determine a range of solutions for the client to consider in forming his/her housing search strategy.

  • Provide housing search and placement services, identify housing options, and assist with the housing application and interview process.

  • Coordinate relocation and stabilization services;

  • Help maintain relationships with housing providers including Boston Housing Authority, other public housing authorities, Metro Housing Boston, private property management companies, landlords, realty agencies, and local social service agencies.

  • Assist clients with the appeal process in cases of termination of rental subsidy.

  • Experience in working with clients with trauma and addiction issues desirable.

  • Work jointly with Nuestra Comunidad’ s Home Center to link clients to Foreclosure Prevention, First-time Homebuyer classes, and Financial Capability programs.

  • Provide consultation to elderly Nuestra Comunidad residents at risk of displacement.

  • Assist in organizing Annual Senior Resource Fair and activities for families.

  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends for emergency housing cases.

  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

For Health Starts At Home Program

  • Meet with families referred by Project Hope to determine financial needs.

  • Assess ways to maximize federal and state benefits for the family.

  • As needed enroll families in financial counseling or coaching services and/or classes.  

  • Refer clients to Metro Boston Housing for financial counseling or coaching services.

  • Refer clients to Nuestra Comunidad’ s Home Center for financial capability classes.  

  • Attend monthly HSAH partners meetings and consult with partner organizations as needed.

Work Requirements and Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication and client management skills.

  • Possess a strong knowledge of affordable HRS program, tenant rights and responsibilities, housing and social service networks.

  • Understanding of government rental assistance programs.

  • Prior experience with low and moderate income tenants, housing counseling/housing search, and community development is required.

  • Certification or experience in financial capability education or counseling desirable.

  • Experience in working with clients with trauma and addiction issues desirable.

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment; multi-lingual and bicultural preferred;

  • Ability to work collaboratively and to prioritize work and time,

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high volume of residents.

  • Computer literate proficiency in Microsoft Windows (Word, Excel).

Non-Essential Functions

  • Attending various meetings or trainings

  • Complying with departmental policies, paperwork requirements, communication follow up etc.

Physical Requirements

The position involves sitting, standing, lifting, looking at a computer screen, phone work etc.  The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to

successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function in a

satisfactory manner.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill

and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with

disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Resident Services Manager

The Resident Services Manager develops, manages and deliver programs and amenities that support stable tenancies and serve children, adults and seniors living in OppCo properties. The Manager will lead community engagement efforts in OppCo properties to build social capital  by fostering person-to-person and people-to-place relationships, develop the skill and will of resident leaders to take on leadership roles at OppCo and in their community, encourage civic engagement in order to build neighborhoods of choice were neighbors have elevated community standards and a sense of efficacy.  This is a mobile position that will require regular travel to Member agency’s properties. The Manger will coordinate with property management staff and community partners. The Manager is responsible for developing and managing partnerships with community leaders and service providers to expand opportunities for residents to access programming that would enhance their quality of life.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain regular, scheduled onsite hours at larger properties.

  • Welcome new residents (and establish/maintain contact with existing residents) and explain the resident services program and services and provide information and support in accessing local service resources; build relationships to support their needs and goals.

  • Prioritize services that assist residents to maintain stable tenancies, including screening tenants for public benefits eligibility, and support for tenants at risk of eviction.

  • Develop supportive professional relationships with residents that help them enhance the quality of their lives, empower them and encourage them in taking the steps to achieve self-sufficiency.

  • With the support of the VP for Resident Services, identify and assess individual and family needs and provide direct services or supportive linkages between residents and other services as appropriate; maintain appropriate case notes in accordance with WISP procedures.

Resident Community Building

  • Implement activities that promote a healthy community among residents, facilitate support groups, family programs, social celebrations and community engagement, and leadership development activities.

  • Coordinate with site community engagement staff to achieve community impact goals for communities and neighborhoods

  • Plan and coordinate on-site and off-site social/recreational activities.

  • Organize and facilitate resident meetings; Problem solve with residents when appropriate.  Provide professional communication and leadership in a variety of meeting/presentation settings that support open, honest communications and inclusion of diversity.

  • Support resident leadership and empowerment.

  • Develop partnerships with existing organizations and programs to offer new programs & events when possible.

General

  • Maintain resident leadership development matrix tracking system.

  • Supervise site interns, VISTA members, summer youth workers.

  • Maintain accurate records, produce timely written and verbal reports.

  • Provide general assistance, as needed, for OppCo activities and events, and undertake other activities and duties as requested.

  • Acquire and maintain any certifications required by OppCo or for delivery of services.

  • Fulfil annual work plan and funding requirements.

Non-Essential Functions

  • Participate in relevant industry forums and committees as requested by Member agency to stay current with the field, and increase visibility for the organization.

  • Tell the story of our work to residents, network members, and funders by supporting program communications

  • Identify emerging needs, issues and trends that will impact resident quality of life, housing stability, economic self-sufficiency, or community vitality.  Propose appropriate responses, including new programs or outreach efforts.

Work Requirements and Qualifications

  • College graduate or equivalent experience providing human services or community engagement / outreach; Master’s degree desirable.

  • 3+ years’ case management or program management experience;

  • Experience working with low-income families, seniors and non-elderly disabled people

  • Demonstrated strong cultural competence for working in a diverse multi-cultural community.

  • Ability to understand and respect values, attitudes, and beliefs that differ across cultures and to respond appropriately to these differences with residents and in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and services.

  • Responsible, self-motivated, and able to carry out and prioritize multiple ongoing projects

  • Genuine enthusiasm for meeting, motivating, and involving people in community activities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Bi-lingual English-Spanish (both written and spoken) preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Strong work ethic, a good sense of humor, and a commitment to social justice

  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to thrive in a fluid, entrepreneurial environment; willingness to “roll up one’s sleeves” and extend beyond formal responsibilities based on the needs of the work

  • Proficiency with, Word required. Knowledge of SalesForce or similar program preferred.

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends

Other qualifications desired, but not required:

  • Experience working in a diverse multi-cultural community

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to travel to properties

  • Ability to work on feet for extended periods of time

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Requirements:

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

We offer competitive compensation and good benefits. Send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to personnel@tndinc.org .  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants for employment regardless of expression, age, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other protected class.


Resident Services Case Manager

The Resident Services Case Manager will serve as a case manager for low-income seniors living across the residential portfolio of Nuestra Comunidad, and will also coordinate services for families and singe persons also living in specific buildings in this portfolio.   A first priority is case management for residents of Nuestra’s first senior apartment building, Ellen Jackson Apartments, and future senior buildings that we develop. The Resident Services Case Manger will work collaboratively with the other team members in the resident services department and the property management company responsible for Nuestra’s housing.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assess needs of seniors living in Nuestra housing, estimated at approximately ___ people, and create appropriate service plans for each.

  • Use office hours at Ellen Jackson Apartments, and any senior buildings developed in the future, to establish relationships, create service plans and group activities to complement service plans and enhance the quality of life for our senior buildings.

  • Assist VP for Resident Services in creating a portfolio-wide strategy for supportive services for our senior population.

  • For seniors and non-seniors, with the support of the VP for Resident Services and other resident services team members, identify individuals and families with service needs and provide direct services or supportive linkages between residents and other services as appropriate; maintain case notes in accordance with WISP procedures.

  • For seniors and non-seniors, identify and support tenants at risk of eviction.

  • For seniors and non-seniors, develop supportive professional relationships enabling tenants to enhance their quality of life and encourage them to stake steps to achieve self-sufficiency.

  • Identify potential tenant leaders and connect them with volunteer and training opportunities working with the Community Engagement team at Nuestra.

  • Assist with tenant programs and events and other Nuestra activities as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Social Worker degree preferred.

  • Experience in case management with low-income seniors – 3 to 5 years.

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish skills preferred.

  • Computer literate including facility with Excel

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with diverse people that foster hope and community

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people in a respectful and helpful manner

  • Experienced Communicator (Written, Verbally and Informally)

  • Familiar with agencies and organizations serving low-income seniors and others within the communities of Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan

  • Flexible with work style, and hours

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in community organizing & community planning

  • Passion for community development, underserved populations and overcoming injustice

  • Pragmatic conflict management skills

  • Some supervisory experience


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