Careers at VCH
Short-Term Housing Program for Transition Age Youth
Venice Community Housing’s mission is to preserve the economic, racial and social diversity of Venice and the surrounding area by maximizing affordable housing and economic development opportunities and providing needed social services to the area’s low-income population.
The Mitchell House, located in Mar Vista, is a new program incorporating a bridge/transitional housing program which can house up to ten homeless young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 in a shared housing environment. The Mitchell House will also be home to VCH’s YouthBuild program, open to program residents and other low-income or homeless students, focused on education, employment and leadership development for young adults.
The Resident Coordinator will live on-site at the Mitchell House, in a shared housing and program site but with a private studio apartment as on-site housing. The Coordinator will be responsible for general oversight of the property, cleanliness, overall site and shared housing area safety, crisis responses and conflict management, and will act as a liaison with and between YouthBuild and transitional housing staff. The Coordinator will report to the YouthBuild Director, and be a part of the YouthBuild program and transitional housing services team. This position will require some evening and weekend hours.
- Daily building and grounds inspections to maintain curb appeal and resident safety.
- Maintain adequate inventory and storage of program supplies, including snacks, materials for activities, cleaning supplies, laundry soaps, toys, office supplies, etc.
- Assist with program intakes and exits, including preparing intake packets, documentation of requirements, and conducting exit service evaluations.
- Coordinate and assist with food and meal supports in the program, including Food Pantry donations.
- Report all issues concerning resident health and safety, maintenance or other areas of concern to appropriate managers/point persons within VCH’s Maintenance Department in a timely manner, and track outcomes
- Interact with and build relationships with program residents, demonstrating the ability to support resident success, solve problems and enforce house rules, and provide crisis response and conflict resolution with and among residents as needed.
- Communicate emerging and outstanding issues to the YouthBuild Director in a timely manner and work closely with case managers, as needed, to resolve issues.
- Coordinate volunteers providing services on site.
- Create and make available resource lists and other information to support residents in accessing needed amenities in the neighborhood.
- In coordination with YouthBuild team members, coordinate and implement on-site educational and life skills programs, offered by staff, community partners or other volunteers.
- Assist in the preparation of required program reports.
- Serve as an advocate as needed, proactively strategizing and planning supportive social service and other programming with the full program team and within VCH more broadly.
- Drive VCH vehicles to transport residents and program participants to services, community activities
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field preferred. Related work or lived experience will be strongly considered in place of or in addition to a Bachelor’s degree.
- Minimum of 2 years of work in a related field, particularly experience working directly with those experiencing homelessness and/or transition age youth.
- Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with program participants, staff, and partners.
- A valid California driver’s license, auto insurance, and the ability to transport clients seeking housing and other services are required.
- Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.
- Subject to criminal and driving background checks.
Job frequently requires handling objects with hands. Job occasionally requires climbing stairs to inspect units on the second floor, standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 25 pounds. Ability to recognize odors that could indicate smoke or fire. Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
Up to $19.00 per hour, depending on education and experience. Benefits include a studio apartment with paid utilities plus medical, dental, vision, life, Aflac, 403 (b), vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days. This is full-time non-exempt position.
Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to the Director of Operations at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also fax your resume to (310) 399-1130 or mail it to Venice Community Housing, 720 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
VENICE COMMUNITY HOUSING IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Director of Asset Management
Venice Community Housing (VCH) is a community based, nonprofit organization engaged in a variety of housing and community development programs. VCH owns and manages 226 units of affordable, supportive and bridge housing, and is in a period of growth with an additional 175 units in the predevelopment stage.
The Director of Asset Management is responsible for maintaining fiscal, physical and regulatory compliance for all VCH properties. VCH’s portfolio consists of 17 properties with 20 buildings composed of 131 units of affordable housing, 77 units of supportive housing and 18 units of bridge housing, administrative and program space, and four commercial units. The department provides property management services for all properties within the portfolio. He/she will lead of team of Resident and off-site Property Managers, a Resident Manager Supervisor and Occupancy Specialist, a Maintenance Supervisor and two Maintenance Workers. The Director and the team will also work collaboratively with VCH’s Resident Services team to implement an integrated supportive housing model. The Director of Asset Management is a member of the senior management team and reports to the Executive Director.
- Asset Management/Regulatory Compliance
- Responsible for the present and future condition of all physical assets
- Oversees physical needs assessments and capital needs plans
- Prepares and monitors annual budgets for each property and partnership entity within the department
- Insures that all internal and regulatory agency reports/budgets/financials are submitted as required
- Ensures all operating and replacement reserves are funded as required
- Oversees annual inspections on all affordable housing units and properties
- Submits annual Welfare Exemption applications for all properties and works with the Assessors Office to resolve issues concerning property welfare exemptions
- Works with the Director of Operations to insure that all Risk Management obligations are covered
- Ensures that properties are prepared for and compliant with inspections from SCEP, HACLA, LA County Health Department and our many funding partners
- Creates property management plans for each development as well as management agreements where required
- Property Management
- Oversees all property management functions and staff for 208 units of affordable and supportive housing as well as commercial leases
- Determines annual rent increases based on federal guidelines and regulatory agreements
- Ensures that required annual re-certifications are completed for all low-income tenants
- Works collaboratively with Resident Services team, and ensures eviction is the last possible resort
- Interacts with various agencies such as Housing Authorities and resolves issues
- Works with team members to ensure that rent delinquencies are kept to a minimum
- Determines and documents policies and procedures for the Property Management Department
- Supervises the Maintenance Manager to ensure that all maintenance repairs and unit turnovers are completed in a safe and timely manner
- Ensures that all property repairs are performed according to all applicable building codes
- Works with maintenance staff on all repairs beyond scope of normal maintenance activities
- Other duties as required
The Director of Asset Management will be an experienced leader with the following or equivalent experience and qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in accounting, urban planning, real estate finance, public administration, or other related field
- Five years of experience working within an affordable housing organization with tax credit properties including two years in a management /supervisory position
- Experience in preparing and monitoring detailed operating budgets and other reports for Tax Credit properties, or similar rental housing projects.
- Substantial experience in financial analysis and demonstrated knowledge of fair housing laws required.
- Excellent writing and effective verbal communication skills, and demonstrated cultural competence.
- Experience developing and managing department budgets and supervising multiple staff.
- Exceptional leadership, organizational, and communication skills. Able to work as an effective member of a team and in collaborative manner with staff, peers, and supervisor.
- Knowledge or experience utilizing property management software and information systems.
- Must be proficient in Outlook, Excel and Word.
- Must pass criminal and driving background checks. Valid California driver’s license and have access to reliable transportation in order to travel to off-site properties, meetings, trainings, and events.
- Mission-driven individual.
Depends on experience and qualifications; plus benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, Aflac, 403 (b), vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days. This is a full-time, exempt position.
Job frequently requires sitting for extended periods of time entering data into a computer and handling objects with hands, Job occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing stairs, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 25 pounds. Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to Human Resources at: email@example.com. You can also fax your resume to (310) 399-1130 or mail it to Venice Community Housing Corporation, 720 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
VENICE COMMUNITY HOUSING CORPORATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER