Reports to: Project Director
Classification: Hourly, Non-Exempt
Status: Part-Time, 30 hours per week, includes some evening and weekend hours
Wage: $13.00 per hour with 10 paid holidays and 401(k) three percent company match
Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation (CRHDC) is a non-profit housing organization dedicated to creating strong communities via innovative approaches in providing sustainable and affordable housing. The Alamosa Field Coordinator is a part-time 30 hours per week position, responsible for enrolling families in our Self-Help program. The Field Coordinator is responsible for recruiting applicants, working closely with our Self-Help Families by inspiring, coordinating meetings and supporting all steps that are necessary throughout the process with the ultimate goal of having qualified groups ready to begin constructions at all times and assisting the families throughout the home building process.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
§ Acts as a coordinator between Rural Development (RD) and Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation (CRHDC) to promote efficient and continual cooperation to accomplish the goals of the grant.
§ Prepares and carries out a marketing plan to recruit new families to the program.
§ Recruits interested participants for the Self-Help Housing Program. Recruitments include outreach efforts through event planning, media coverage, community meetings, exhibits at area functions, civic presentations, religious and educational organizations, etc.
§ Explains the Self-Help Housing Program to potential applicants including labor requirements and ultimate homeowner/mortgage responsibilities.
§ Orders title work, sets loan interview schedule, sets loan closing schedule, signatures on closing documents and finalizes deposit and title portion of closing.
§ Prepares for, attends and assists with all meetings throughout the process including but not limited to: pre-construction, partnering, construction, post-construction meetings and conversion with RD and the families involved in the Self-Help Housing Program.
§ Calls families each week to ensure their participation on the weekend. Keeps track of each homeowner’s labor contribution hours and sends a weekly report to Rural Development. Contacts and sends letters to homeowner if behind with weekly hours and assist them to prepare a plan of action to catch up hours.
§ Prepares documents and reports for internal meetings, quarterly meetings, 523 draw requests, SHARES data input, and CounselorMax input.
§ Primarily works in an office environment, but will be required to visit the Self-Help site daily and on weekends.
§ Designs and implements group training sessions and works with other staff to ensure that each family receives all necessary homeownership education and training of the self help method of construction.
§ Makes certain that families understand their financial obligations to the lending agency(s) and their obligations for local taxes, fire insurance and home maintenance.
§ Works with groups during construction phase; helps develop laborsharing and record keeping devices.
§ Maintains groups’ records.
§ Translates when appropriate.
§ Other duties as assigned.
- High School diploma or equivalent.
§ Superior customer service and client management expertise.
§ Friendly personality and ability to develop cooperation and cohesiveness in a group.
§ Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, with the ability to work with a wide variety of personalities, including homeowners, contractors, RCAC and USDA Rural Development staff.
§ Understanding of or proven ability to become, knowledgeable of Federal Housing Finance Programs.
§ Establish effective working relationships with employees and program participants. This involves skills in group organization and group dynamics.
§ Perform public speaking engagements and to express ideas clearly and concisely, both oral and written.
§ Utilize appropriate independent judgment; highly motivated, organized and detail oriented.
§ Have experience in community organization or outreach techniques for marketing.
- Skill and ability to communicate with a diverse range of ethnic and economic people.
- Ability to work in a group setting.
§ Ability to design and implement training classes.