Careers at VCH

Senior Project Manager

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is a community based, nonprofit organization engaged in a variety of housing and community development programs.  VCH owns 208 units of affordable and supportive housing and an 8-unit bridge housing program for homeless families. In addition, VCH operates a comprehensive construction job training and transitional employment program for at-risk local youth and other youth development programs.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Senior Project Manager has primary responsibility for the full range of development activities for selected housing and community development projects, including but not limited to managing new projects as well as the refinance and rehabilitation of VCH’s existing housing portfolio. Typically manages the more complex development projects with minimal direction.

This position will report directly to the Executive Director and will supervise VCH’s Rose Architectural Fellow.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Manage at least two projects through the development process with minimal supervision, including oversight of design development, securing all necessary financing, management of third party consultants, construction oversight, construction and permanent financing escrow closings, and lease up.
  • Perform due diligence and feasibility analysis for acquisition sites and new projects.
  • Assemble and manage the development team including: negotiating and monitoring contracts; coordinating the work of the design consultants; overseeing the design of the project; ensuring the project complies with all regulatory requirements, commitments made, and ACOF’s standards.
  • Prepare and update financial proformas. Monitor development and construction budgets.
  • Manage the negotiation with lenders, investors, sellers, architects, contractors and consultants on legal agreements, loan documents and contracts;
  • Prepare, update, and adhere to project development schedules.
  • Secure and close all public and private predevelopment, construction, and permanent financing needed to complete development projects.
  • Manage the entitlement approval process to ensure complete and timely submissions and obtain approvals consistent with the development schedule.
  • Support the community engagement process through activities such as attending stakeholder meetings, presenting at public hearings.
  • Collaborate with asset management, property management, and resident services during the predevelopment, construction, and lease-up phases to ensure accurate budgets, high quality designs and smooth transitions to the operational phase.
  • Manage the construction process including but not limited to: reviewing and processing pay applications, attending construction meetings, reviewing change orders, managing consultants to ensure timely responses to requests for information; ensuring punch list items are addressed.
  • Complete administrative tasks as needed to complete essential duties and responsibilities.
  • Perform well under stress and interact well with others.
  • Provide regular project updates for the Executive Director, Management Team and Board of Directors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to the Director of Operations at: pfontana@vchcorp.org.  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.

 

Development Manager

Venice Community Housing’s mission is to reduce homelessness, maximize affordable housing, empower low income constituents, provide social services, and advocate for public policy that protects and strengthens the economic, racial and cultural diversity of Venice and other neighborhoods on the Westside of Los Angeles.

The Development Manager works with the Development Director and the Executive Director to build and maintain relationships with current and prospective funders, collaborators, and the general public.  Duties include grant writing; foundation, corporate and donor relations; event planning; marketing/communications, and community engagement.  Some evenings and weekends are required. The Development Manager reports directly to the Development Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants, research demographics/community needs
  • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports
  • Assist with all fundraising events; including providing leadership in VCH’s annual signature event.
  • Solicit in-kind donations
  • Maintain donor database and reporting criteria
  • Contribute to the production of the newsletter and other publicity materials
  • Work with all departments to gather relevant budget information and supportive program information, in order to prepare accurate and relevant fundraising material support
  • Maintain VCH’s website and social media content
  • Recruit and work with volunteers on development related projects
  • Represent VCH and the Development Department during various internal and external meetings, professional, community and social events
  • Participate in VCH’s community engagement and advocacy efforts
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficient with PC, Microsoft Word, Excel, and database software, preferably DonorPerfect
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in fund development or directly related field
  • Valid California driver’s license and proof of auto insurance
  • Experience doing research of census and other demographic data
  • Excellent writing skills, including experience in successful fund raising focused on individual, business, and in-kind giving. Strong proofreading and editing skills are a must with the ability to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner
  • Independent worker and thinker
  • Proficient in public speaking
  • Ability to plan, organize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Be detail oriented and able to work with a small team and in cooperation with volunteer committees and key organizational stakeholders

Additional Qualification Preferred

  • Knowledge of the Los Angeles foundation and corporate community
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Experience with community-based non-profits
  • Experience with WordPress website platform

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Job frequently requires sitting for extended periods of time entering data into a computer and handling objects with hands.   Job occasionally requires standing, walking, driving, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 25 pounds.  Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

SALARY

$41,000-$45,000 per year, depending on experience.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, Aflac, 403 (b), vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days.  This is full-time non-exempt position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to the Director of Operations at: pfontana@vchcorp.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.

 

Resident Manager

The Resident Manager will be responsible for three scatter site apartments (29 units) located within .25 mile of each other. He/she will live at the Horizon Apartments which is a 20-unit supportive housing development for chronically homeless and mentally ill individuals.  The Resident Manager will be responsible for the on-site management of 29 units and he/she will be responsible for rent collections, assist during certification and recertification, move-ins, move-outs, maintaining cleanliness of common areas, and interact with maintenance, staff, vendors and other stakeholders as appropriate.

This position is a full-time non-exempt position. The Resident Manager reports to the Property Supervisor for property management issues and to the maintenance supervisor for the physical maintenance issues with the understanding that some areas will overlap.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Rent collection, including follow-up with tenants’ payment plans, posting a three-day notices to pay or quit
  • Delivery of rents to main office in a timely manner
  • Represent VCH and interact with tenants solving problems and enforcing House Rules and Lease Agreements
  • Communicate community issues and concerns to Property Supervisor
  • Collaborate with the Resident Services Department and service partners regarding social service needs of tenants
  • Maintaining tenants, units and building files
  • Fulfillment of weekly and monthly reporting to Property Supervisor and Director of Housing
  • Move-ins/move-outs
  • Interact with maintenance, outside vendors, and stakeholders
  • Responsible for cleaning the inside of the buildings, including hallways, laundry area, community room, etc.
  • Maintain curb appeal for all properties
  • Report non-functioning systems such as building alarm, leaks, electric, gas, and water issues immediately
  • Perform annual income re-certification
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of three years of experience in on-site property management in affordable housing with an emphasis on supportive housing income certification
  • One year Tax Credit/HUD Compliance experience
  • At least two years of experience working with formerly homeless individuals
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented; have the ability to juggle priorities, work independently, have problem-solving skills, good listener, common sense and excellent customer service skills
  • Must be computer literate using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Valid California Driver License and proof of insurance is required
  • Must construct grammatically correct written communication (memos, reports, notices to tenants, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate through print: emails and letters

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Job frequently requires walking, bending, climbing up to 4 floors, and sitting for extended periods of time at a computer. Job occasionally requires lifting up to 25 pounds, twisting, bending, turning, and reaching.   Ability to recognize odors that could indicate smoke or fire and ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

SALARY

Salary range $31,200 to $34,900 a year, depending on experience and qualifications plus a one-bedroom apartment and paid utilities.  Other benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, vacation, sick time, 403 (b), 12 holidays and 2 personal days.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to the Director of Operations at: pfontana@vchcorp.org.  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.

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