Careers at VCH

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at jobs@vchcorp.org.

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 28 units of interim housing.   There are currently 223 units of affordable and supportive housing in VCH’s pipeline, totaling 4 projects, and plans to continue to expand the new development pipeline.  In addition, VCH operates a comprehensive construction job training and transitional employment program for young adults and other community-serving programs.

 

Director of Finance

The Director of Finance will be responsible for managing all of the organization’s accounting and financial management activities, including the oversight of the company assets.  The Director of Finance develops, implements and maintains accounting systems of internal control, policies and procedures; compiles reports and analyzes accounting data for internal management, Board of Directors, outside funding sources, government agencies and VCHC’s auditor; supervises the accounting team’s staff; ensures timely billing of government grants; and ensures financial management best practices for new housing sites under development or construction.  This position is a full time, exempt position. The Director of Finance reports to the Executive Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Develop, manage, and maintain financial procedures and internal controls.
  • Manage cash including preparation of cash flow projections.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly financial statements and budget variances reports for managers and for the Board of Directors.
  • Monitor expenditures, prepare budget and finance reports for outside funding and government agencies.
  • Ensure accurate and timely completion of routine accounting functions including bank reconciliation, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bi-weekly payroll and monthly grant billing.
  • Oversee the integrity of general ledger including monthly account reconciliation and general ledger analysis.
  • Set up audit schedules in a timely manner and act as the primary contact for VCHC’s outside auditors.
  • Prepare annual budgets in conjunction with the Executive Director and other Program Directors
  • Ensure accounting transactions such as invoices, payments, and expense reports are processed timely and in accordance with processes and procedures.
  • Prepare journal entries and reconcile ledger accounts to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and contracts.
  • Prepare schedules, reports and financial statements, and manage a workflow calendar.
  • Research and resolve all accounting related issues with Accounting team and Executive Director. Interact with all levels of staff and Board.
  • Perform in-depth financial analysis of real estate portfolio to include tracking performance benchmarks and trends.
  • Coordinate with project development to ensure that each property has its required governing documents, with abstracts of each to include partnership and financial responsibilities, loan summaries and regulatory requirements.
  • Attend appropriate Board and Board Committee meetings. Interact and correspond with members and assist in the preparation of related materials.
  • Process payroll twice per month; Monitor payroll including payroll taxes; and ensure that payroll cost allocations are accurate. Verify that the costs of benefits are billed correctly and accurately reflected in the payroll system.
  • Hire, train, retain, supervise and conduct performance evaluations for staff in the accounting department. Guide the professional development of accounting team members.
  • Perform other accounting and asset management duties as assigned.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting/Business Administration Required. CPA/MBA a plus.
  • Minimum of 10 years in business finance and accounting.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Director of Finance or Accounting Manager or equivalent managing Finance/Accounting with staff under direct supervision with an established Housing organization of a similar size.
  • Strong knowledge of, and ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles and practices, and project accounting required.
  • Experience with financial management systems required. Proficiency with Real Page and ADP Workforce Now highly preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and advanced Excel.
  • Must demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and have experience working collaboratively with Principals and Project Managers as well as other managers and staff.
  • Should be self-motivated and well organized
  • Exceptional analytical and management skills, detail-oriented, ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines, excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Must pass criminal, credit, and driving background checks. Valid California license and current vehicle insurance required.

SALARY

Depends on experience and qualifications; 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Stationary position 50% of the time.  Operates a computer and other office machinery such as fax, copy machine, phone.  Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, move inside and outside the office, apartments, buildings, etc.   Frequently moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds.  Required to have visual acuity to perform the following tasks: operate a motor vehicle, viewing a computer terminal, reading and writing, conduct building and unit inspections etc.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to Human Resources at: jobs@vchcorp.org. You can also fax your resume to (310) 399-1130 or mail it to Venice Community Housing Corporation, 200 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at jobs@vchcorp.org.

 

Youthbuild Case Manager and Leadership Coordinator

Venice YouthBuild is an ongoing, comprehensive education and job-training program that provides high school diploma prep, vocational training, counseling, and career placement to help at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, obtain high school diplomas and job skills in order to transition into healthy, self-sufficient adulthood. The YouthBuild Case Manager, under the direction of the YouthBuild Director, is responsible for providing individualized case management and counseling for youth, coordinating and teaching life skills courses, facilitating social support groups, developing and maintaining key social service partnerships, and participating in other program-wide services.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide intensive case management, which may include services such as advocacy with the court/probation/parole systems, letters of support, conflict mediation, etc.
  • Provide crisis-intervention as needed within program (e.g. suicide risk)
  • Provide one-on-one counseling for 15-25 youth and document using standardized social service notation
  • Document all case management services using the Department of Labor MIS database as well as organize and maintain program files for respective caseload
  • Meet youth regularly, conduct intake assessments, and create individual case plans for caseload
  • Develop and maintain key social service partnerships who can become referral services for youth when needed and/or life skills partners for the program
  • Develop and teach a weekly personal development life skills course that includes topics such as anger management, goal setting, etc., to a group of approximately 20 students
  • Organize and facilitate all-staff case reviews of individual youth on a weekly basis
  • Prepare for and participate in monthly clinical supervision regarding cases with LCSW Consultant
  • Assist in preparing youth for post-program placement and tracking post-graduation progress
  • Provide follow-up case management services on a quarterly basis or as needed for all alumni and specifically for each graduating cycle 9-12 months after program
  • Facilitate or organize group support sessions as needed
  • Weekly case review with and monthly reports to Program Manager
  • Coordinate case management services with other staff to ensure quality of service
  • Attend weekly meetings with YouthBuild staff and additional trainings and conferences
  • Participate in program-wide activities such as participant recruitment and orientation, AmeriCorps community service projects, field trips, etc.
  • Serve as the program lead in leadership development activities, ensuring that leadership is embedded in each program component (education, vocational training, community service, etc.)
  • Identify community service opportunities, develop partnerships with organizations/individuals and plan & implement these projects in coordination with YouthBuild staff (and VCH staff as needed)
  • Develop leadership through advocacy work with local issues relevant to youth, including CA Government Education Days and local advocacy initiatives
  • Drive VCH vehicles to transport youth to program activities and events when needed
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services or related field; MSW preferred
  • At least three years’ experience working with at-risk youth or other disadvantaged youth/adults in crisis intervention and case management; experience with YouthBuild strongly preferred
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills; computer literacy (PC)
  • Demonstrated group work experience including life skills and job preparation instruction
  • Commitment to working with disadvantaged youth and people from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with youth while also setting clear boundaries
  • Commitment to working closely as a team player with YouthBuild staff
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and follow-up with participants in a timely manner
  • Driver’s License and auto insurance
  • Class B license with passenger endorsement or willing to get obtain a Class B license within 3 months of employment
  • Must pass criminal and driving background

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Stationary position 40% of the time.  Operates a computer and other office machinery such as fax, copy machine, phone and computer.  Occasionally bend, reach, kneel, ascend/descend stairs, and move inside and outside the office and buildings.   Frequently moves objects weighing up to 25 pounds.  Required to have visual acuity to perform the following tasks: operate a motor vehicle, viewing a computer terminal, reading and writing, assess participants, conduct unit inspections etc.

COMPENSATION

Salary range $40,000-45,000/year depending on education and experience.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, Aflac, 403 (b), vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days.  This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to Human Resources at: jobs@vchcorp.org.  You can also fax your resume to (310) 399-1130 or mail it to Venice Community Housing Corporation, 200 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at jobs@vchcorp.org.

 

Associate Director of Policy & Programs

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is a community based, nonprofit organization engaged in a variety of housing and community development programs. VCH owns and manages 236 units of affordable, supportive and interim housing, and is in a period of growth with an additional 223 units in the predevelopment stage.  VCH has robust resident services programs including case management and other supportive services for all tenants.  Other community development programs include a YouthBuild youth development, education and job-training program for young adults, and after school programs for elementary school youth.

 

The Associate Director of Policy and Programs is responsible for providing staff supervision, grants management, and other key roles in support of the Director of Policy and Programs in implementing After-School Programs, Resident Services in permanent and bridge housing, and other programs as assigned.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under the supervision of the Director of Policy and Programs, and as part of a shared programs management team with the Director and Associate Director of YouthBuild, the Associate Director of Policy and Programs will perform the following:

  • As part of the program’s management team, develop and supervise the delivery of all of the VCH’s resident and social service programs and provide leadership for the department
  • Supervise the planning and daily operations of direct services in permanent and bridge housing, including staff supervision for up to three Service Coordinators and up to two Westminster TLC staff
  • Provide ongoing support, accountability and evaluation for Policy and Programs team, including coordinating professional development
  • Manage students and program volunteers, including ensure background checks are completed, training and setting expectations, and tracking services
  • Manage the programs’ budgets, contract compliance, and reporting requirements for relevant funding sources
  • Ensure the collection and accuracy of all data necessary to meet all funder requirements, measure program outcomes and guide future development
  • Foster and maintain community partnerships in support of program outcomes, including the UCLA TEACH program and other partner agencies, as well as development of MOUs as needed
  • Represent the program and agency at events, trainings, conferences and in the community
  • Participate in the VCH management team, department and organizational meetings, collaborative networks, as well as training opportunities and events, as needed
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Director of Policy and Programs or identified by the program’s management team

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in social science or related field strongly preferred.
  • At least three years of experience working with homeless or formerly homeless individuals with substance abuse, mental health issues, and/or chronic health conditions.
  • At least three years’ experience in providing social services with children and families.
  • Experience providing after school tutoring and/or enrichment services.
  • Experience managing government contracts, including grant writing and reporting.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and ability to work well with youth, staff, and partners.
  • Valid California Driver License and proof of insurance is required.
  • Must be computer literate.

 SALARY

Depends on experience and qualifications; 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.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Stationary position 50% of the time.  Operates a computer and other office machinery such as fax, copy machine, phone.  Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, move inside and outside the office, apartments, buildings, etc.   Frequently moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds.  Required to have visual acuity to perform the following tasks: operate a motor vehicle, viewing a computer terminal, reading and writing, conduct building and unit inspections etc.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to Human Resources at: jobs@vchcorp.org.  You can also fax your resume to (310) 399-1130 or mail it to Venice Community Housing Corporation, 200 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

 

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at jobs@vchcorp.org.