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CAREERS AT CAHP

POSITION: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Full Time  (40 hours per week)  |  Lansing, MI

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Director of Housing Counseling

Annual Pay Range: $47,840.00 - $62,400.00

Application Submission Deadline:

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

ABOUT CAHP

At Capital Area Housing Partnership, we're on a mission to develop strong and diverse neighborhoods, emphasizing affordable housing, homeownership opportunities, and financial security for our neighbors throughout mid-Michigan. 

We envision healthy and vibrant communities reinforced with supportive services and equitable opportunities for upward mobility that empower all our neighbors to lead a sustainable and prosperous quality of life. 

Through our comprehensive approach, we are building and rehabilitating multi-and-single family homes, delivering housing and financial education, providing emergency assistance, and engaging communities to revitalize neighborhoods. 

Our work is more than bricks and mortar. Housing is an equal right for all, and we remain steadfast in building equitable opportunities and transforming possibilities for people and our neighborhoods.

POSITION SUMMARY

CAHP's Housing Opportunity team works to expand the availability of affordable homes through significant real estate development and improve the quality of housing stock by delivering home rehab and educational programming. As an essential team member, you will be integral in delivering our Housing Education & Resource Opportunities (HERO) program that empowers people to keep and maintain safe, quality, and accessible homes. The program's three components include our tool library, DIY home improvement classes, and accessibility ramp builds with our Tuesday Toolmen volunteer group. In addition, you will assist with the acquisition and development of affordable housing and support the administration of homeowner-occupied rehabilitation projects. Finally, you will work collaboratively to assess prospective opportunities that scale equitable housing options and supportive programs for our neighbors throughout mid-Michigan.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Respond to questions and requests for information from members of the public related to program.

  • Coordinate HERO D-I-Y workshop(s) logistics, including site determination, supply needs, handouts, and outreach efforts.

  • Manage tool lending library requests, tool inventory, and maintenance/repair of items.

  • Complete and submit program billing and reports as assigned.

  • Assume responsibility for maintenance of program files, data entry, and reporting.

  • Assist in CAHP marketing plan, including program success story tracking.

  • Support the active collection of input from the communities CAHP serves in the design, development, and growth of existing and new opportunities.

  • Assist team members in the marketing, promoting, tracking, and maintaining of grant/funding application programs as assigned.

  • Performs additional job-related duties as assigned.

  • Handling essential office duties, such as answering and routing telephone communications, responding to emails.

  • Ensuring that the office is well-maintained, organized, and secure.

  • Represents the organization at speaking engagements, public hearings, and other public forums.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Construction and/or home repair related experience preferred.

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience preferred.

  • Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills.

  • Initiative and demonstrated sense of urgency.

  • Excellent relationship-building skills and a customer service orientation that leads to sustainable and mutually beneficial external partnerships.

  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

  • Ability to analyze and revise practices to improve efficiency.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, stakeholders, consumers, community partners and the public in an empathetic, inclusive, and supportive manner.

  • Ability to work non-standard work schedule (evenings and weekends) as needed.

  • Professional appearance and courteous manner.

  • Self-motivated and effective in a team setting and individually.

  • Experience in client focused, community driven, non-profit, and/or real estate finance related preferred.

  • Familiarity with basic home repair tools (i.e., power drill, table saw).

  • Proficiency in Office 365, and general office technology including printers, copiers, scanners, and computers.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated belief in CAHP’s mission.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

Reports to the Director of Housing Development.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to use office equipment and work sitting in front of a computer for extended periods of time.

  • Reliable transportation for travel within the mid-Michigan footprint. Use of a personal motor vehicle for transportation requires proof of insurance and the driver must have a valid Driver's license.

  • Occasional light lifting of supplies and materials.

  • Requires evening and weekend work on occasion.

  • Successful completion of a criminal background check.

  • All hybrid work environments must include a remote environment with dedicated office space and high- speed internet.

ANNUAL PAY RANGE

ll the roles within CAHP have pay ranges that commensurate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the successful candidate. The annual pay range for this position is $47,840.00 - $62,400.00.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Capital Area Housing Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. CAHP is committed to dismantling systemic inequities that continue to cause harm for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) people, women, and people with disabilities. We believe that these communities must be centered on the work we do. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities. Together, we will continue to build capacity and accountability in our policies, practices, and partnerships.

WHY CAPITAL AREA HOUSING PARTNERSHIP

CAHP offers a competitive total rewards package including a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision coverage with an employer contribution of 100% towards single coverage and 0% towards dependent coverage effective with the date of hire. In addition, CAHP provides an up-to 3% employer match into the 401(k) retirement plan each year, and annual incentive-based bonuses. Team members receive 18 days Paid Time Off, and 13 Paid Holidays (averaging 22 days off each year). Paid time off is prorated for the first year. Hybrid work arrangements are available for this position.

TO APPLY

To apply you will need to submit your resume and a brief statement of interest to careers@capitalareahousing.org

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