EMPLOYMENT

RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND HOUSING RELOCATION DIRECTOR

Position Overview 
The Rental Assistance and Housing Relocation Director will report to the Executive Director and be a member of UCHC’s leadership team. They will be responsible for the management of all aspects of UCHC’s Housing Relocation Program and Rental Assistance Program, including the supervision of all area staff, budget management, evaluation and monitoring, and general program oversight.  


Responsibilities 

  • Maintaining client confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential. 

  • Develop promotional materials for workshops to increase and support client participation. 

  • Participate in various organization staff meetings and act as a member of UCHC’s leadership team representing rental assistance and housing relocation work. 

  • Supervising project staff members and providing support and guidance as needed. 

  • Provide direct counseling assistance to clients as needed. 

  • Willingness to maintain a flexible schedule of both in-office and work-from-home conditions.  

  • Manage the budget of the department and carry out financial projections and planning.  

  • Be aware of funding sources for rental assistance and housing relocation within UCHC as well as other sources of assistance for low-income families and individuals seeking housing support. 

  • Anticipate areas for programmatic growth, department and staff development, and overall management of the rental assistance and housing relocation team.  

  • Assess and evaluate program issues, and effectively communicate programmatic goals through the management and evaluation of project areas and the assignment and delegation of tasks. 

  • Recognize and address training and development needs of staff  and carry out evaluation and offer constructive feedback. 

  • Work closely with UCHC’s legal services staff to help prevent evictions.  

  • Uphold strong interpersonal skills and respectfully work with diverse populations.  

  • Train staff and carry out ongoing evaluation of work conducted within the department. 

  • Have experience in housing placement and/or rental assistance counseling and consistently demonstrate effective counseling practices to staff.  

  • A demonstrated commitment to community and the population we serve. 

  • Take on housing relocation, rental assistance, and related administrative tasks as requested by the executive director.  
     

 Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree, or an associate’s degree in human services preferred. 

  • 5 years of experience in a related human service environment providing housing placement and homeless prevention services. 

  • Experience in a management role is a strong asset. 

  • Experience offering front line counseling in the areas of rental assistance or housing relocation, and cultural competency in serving low-income and insecurely housed families and individuals.  

  • Excellent program management skills and effective writing, research, and organizational skills with strong attention to detail. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse populations and a demonstrated commitment to community we serve. 

  • Thorough knowledge of landlord/tenant relations, rights and procedures.  

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and intermediate computer literacy.  


Specifics  

  • Full-time position.   

  • Willingness to maintain a flexible schedule of both in-office and work-from-home conditions.  

  • Salary commensurate with experience. UCHC offers generous medical benefits and time off.  

  • Schedule: 8:30 - 4:30 or 9:00 - 5:00 Monday - Friday, though some additional time may be required depending on court filings.  

  • Accommodations can be made to enable the selected candidate to perform the essential functions of this position.  

  • Expected start date: August 7, 2020. Applicants are now being accepted and reviewed.  

  • Position open until filled.  

Applicant Instructions 
Interested candidates should send a resume, a completed employment application, cover letter, and three references as s single PDF document to employment@uchcdetroit.org 

United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) is a nonprofit comprehensive housing assistance organization, which has provided a variety of housing-related services to Detroit's low-income residents since 1973.

The organization has worked with tenants, homesteaders, homeowners, the homeless, community organizations rebuilding neighborhoods and providing affordable housing, religious, civil rights, labor and housing advocacy organization to improve, preserve and expand affordable housing opportunities for low-income Detroiters.

Because of its long history and significant expertise as a comprehensive housing services provider in Michigan, the organization is frequently asked to provide advice to other organizations in communities across Southeast Michigan.

All service are provided to income-eligible families and individuals free of charge.

United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, UCHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, and termination. Consistent with state and federal laws, UCHC is committed to maintaining a workplace free from the abuse of drugs and alcohol.
 

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