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.

We currently have five open positions. For more information, read below:

Services Coordinator

The Policy and Programs (P&P) Department of VCH provides programs and services that seek to stabilize, engage, and empower all that we serve. The P&P team does this through various programs and services, which includes but is not limited to, providing coordination for our case management services, educational workshops, tenant engagement activities, supportive services resources and referral, after school programs, and providing shelter to families in search of permanent housing.

The Service Coordinator is responsible for direct services and collaborative service coordination to VCH tenants and applicants in 39 supportive housing units at Horizon Apartments and Gateway Apartments, as well as general resident services support. The Services Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Policy and Programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  •  Provide ongoing service coordination for supportive housing tenants and other formerly homeless tenants, including a partnership with lead case managers to implement individualized service plans and maintaining case files at two different permanent supportive housing buildings in Venice and Del Rey.
  •  Provide strengths-based service coordination services designed to assist clients in maintaining stable housing and integrating into the community.
  •  Provide field-based/ mobile service coordination services in the areas of, but not limited to: independent living skills, housing stabilization, money management, community integration, employment, benefits/income establishment, linkage to community providers for problematic substance use, primary and mental health care, and all other services needed to assist clients in reaching their service plan goals.
  •  Provide information and referral to available services and resources in the community.
  •  Conduct crisis and risk assessments in consultation with the supervisor/ team. Provide crisis intervention services focused on enhancing the client’s ability to independently problem solve and utilize effective coping skills.
  •  Use evidence-based practices in service delivery, such as Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, and Housing First practices.
  • Develop and coordinate regular activities for residents, including resident meetings, educational workshops and training, social events, and field trips to promote community integration.
  • Ensure all services are documented, and when necessary entered the HMIS and CHAMP systems as well as an internal database.
  • Transport residents to appointments, services, community activities, and field trips.
  • Participate in collaborative case conferences and supervisory meetings with other resident services programs, and/or other VCH staff, including property management.
  • Attend weekly meetings with P&P staff and additional training and conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Significant experience in case management and/or service coordination or related field; Bachelor’s degree in social science or equivalent experience preferred
  • At least two years of experience working with homeless individuals with substance abuse, mental health issues, and/or chronic health conditions.
  • Knowledge of Continuum of Care and/or LA County Department of Health Services rental subsidy and intensive case management programs a plus.
  • Bilingual Spanish-English required.
  • Effective communication with individuals in at-risk populations.
  • Experience and knowledge of Westside community and social services a plus. Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with youth, staff, and partners.
  • Must be computer and database literate.
  • Reliable transportation and valid California Driver License and proof of insurance are required.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

SALARY

Starting salary is $40,000/year, depending 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, non-exempt position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Stationary position 70% of the time. Operates a computer and other office machinery such as fax, copy machine, and phone. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, move inside and outside the office, apartments, buildings, etc. Ability to lift 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications for 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 accommodation due to a disability, contact us at jobs@vchcorp.org.

Maintenance Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Supervises the Maintenance Workers to ensure that all maintenance repairs and unit turnovers are completed in a safe and timely manner, and all legal requirements are met
  •  Ensures that all property repairs are performed according to all applicable building codes
  • Works with maintenance staff to plan for and implement building improvements beyond scope of normal maintenance activities, and implement annual capital improvement plans
  • Complete all paperwork (i.e., purchase receipts, work orders, inventory reports, etc.) on a daily basis or as required by the Director of Property Management
  • Monitor and maintain building budgets to minimize cost
  • Develop a Preventative maintenance plan for 100% of VCH buildings
  • Establish and implement inventory control
  • Prioritize and perform property maintenance and repairs including, but not limited to plastering, drywall installation, painting, plumbing, tiling, carpentry, HVAC equipment, electrical and appliance repairs
  • Lift, install, and remove appliances
  • Be available before/after regular hours Monday-Friday and two weekends per month for the maintenance emergency line and follow-up emergency procedures
  • Inspect building equipment per established specifications to ensure safe and reliable operation
  • Report to Director of Property Management when work cannot be done by maintenance and needs to be referred to an outside contractor
  • Coordinate and monitor the progress of vendors or outside contractors who are completing repairs and upgrades
  • Purchase, pick up, and/or take delivery of supplies approved by the Director of Property Management
  • Uses proper safety equipment and follows safe work practices and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least five years’ experience in building maintenance required
  • General knowledge of carpentry, electrical, and plumbing
  • Must have knowledge and experience in the safe use and operation of hand tools, power tools and testing equipment
  • Be able to read, write and speak English; bilingual English/Spanish a plus
  • Communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Effectively manage and solve practical problems and effectively handle situations with limited instructions
  • Must be computer literate
  • Real Page experience preferred
  • Must have and maintain a valid California driver’s license and auto insurance at all times and have the availability of an insured vehicle to travel within VCH’s properties.
  • Must pass a criminal and driving background checks
  • Own tools required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Be able to lift up to 60 lbs. and able to push up to 75 lbs.
  • Ability to ascend/descend stairs, ladder, and stepladder
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position (standing) 60-70% of the time
  • Communicates accurately and frequently with tenants, vendors, and staff
  • Constantly operates hand tools and power tools
  • Must be able to recognize odors, leaks, smoke, and fire
  • Frequently move inside and outside units, parking areas, buildings, storages, and small confined spaces
  • Required to have visual acuity to perform the following tasks: operate a motor vehicle, viewing a computer terminal, reading, inspect repairs, conduct inventory and unit inspections

SALARY

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, Aflac, and life insurance, as well as a 403(b) retirement plan. We also offer a generous vacation accrual, holiday schedule, and work schedule flexibility. An apartment unit is included with this position. This is a full-time exempt position.

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

Director of Operations at: pfontana@vchcorp.org. You can also fax your résumé to (310) 399-1130 or mail it to Venice Community Housing, 200 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291.

Property Administrator

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Property Administrator will be responsible for the property management of four properties (204 Lincoln, 640 Westminster, 511 Brooks, and 920 6th Avenue) all 26 units are affordable housing. The Property Administrator will also be responsible for the oversight and documentation of rent collection and reasonable accommodation requests for all housing properties owned and/or operated by VCH. The Property Administrator reports to the Associate Director of Property Management and on occasion reports to the Director of Property Management.
For all VCH housing properties
• Perform lease-up review/lease-out to tenants review, including all needed documentation
• Rent Collection and follow-up with tenants’ payment plans, sending three-day notices to pay or quit, and entering rents into property management software on a daily basis.
• Review and completion of Warning Notices and Lease Violations
• Covers other VCH properties when the Property Manager is not able too.
• Administrative duties for all of VCH properties.
For specifically-assigned properties
• Perform lease-up/lease-out to new tenants, including all needed documentation
• Rent collection, including follow-up with tenants’ payment plans, sending three-day notices to pay or quit, and entering rents into property management software
• Perform regular site work/visits at each assigned property including, but not limited to, collecting and monitoring work orders, tenant communications, general site cleaning, and monthly tenant meetings
• Daily buildings and grounds inspections to maintain curb appeal and resident safety
• Report all issues concerning resident health and safety, maintenance or other areas of concern to appropriate managers within the Property Management Department on a daily basis
• Represent VCH and interact with tenants with the intent of solving problems, enforcing house, lease, and parking rules. Performing evictions as approved by the Director of Property Management.
• Coordinate with VCH Policy and Programs Department regarding social service needs of tenants, including participation in relevant integrated property management-social service meetings
• Facilitate and complete annual re-certifications including sending notification letters, collecting documents and processing verification forms
• Review AMI rent compliance at recertification
• Ensure compliance with Section 8 inspections and other regulatory inspections
• Coordinate work orders and other needed maintenance repairs, with the Senior Maintenance Staff member
• Work with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles on rent and tenant issues in relevant units
• Furnish monthly or as needed reports to Associate Director of Property Management
• Communicate unresolved issues to Associate Director of Property Management and implement identified resolution(s)
Date revised: 02-21
• Periodic staffing of VCH’s 24-hour emergency phone line
• Other duties as assigned or required.
General
• Furnish monthly or as needed reports to Director of Property Management
• Communicate unresolved issues to Associate of Director Property Management and implement identified resolution(s)
• Other duties as assigned or required

QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum of four years of onsite experience in property management in the affordable housing arena with tax credit properties or HUD subsidized housing.
• Understanding of the Housing First model for the chronically homeless with mental illness and substance abuse.
• Must be organized and detail-oriented; have the ability to juggle priorities, work independently, have problem-solving skills, good listener, and excellent people skills.
• Candidate must be proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and database software; highly competent in Real Page
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Bilingual Spanish/English is desired.
• Valid California Driver License and proof of insurance is required.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Stationary position 30% of the time. Operates a computer and other office machinery such as fax, copy machine, phone and computer. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, move inside and outside the office, apartments, buildings, moving files in and around the building, lifting file boxes etc. 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.

SALARY
Depends on experience. This is a full-time non-exempt position. Benefits include medical, dental, Aflac, 403 (b), vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications for Human Resources at jobs@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 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.

Property Manager

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.

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 four 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Property Manager will be responsible for the on-site management of 44 apartments located at Washington Court Apartments and Centinela Apartments. The Property Manager is responsible for cleaning Centinela Apartments and other duties such as rent collections, annual re-certifications, move-ins, move-outs, and oversight of maintenance, grounds keeping staff and vendor performance. This position is a full-time position. The Property Manager reports to the Associate Director of Property Management. Specific responsibilities include:

For specifically-assigned properties
• Perform lease-up/lease-out to new tenants, including all needed documentation
• Rent collection, including follow-up with tenants’ payment plans, sending three-day notices to pay or quit, and entering rents into property management software
• Perform regular site work/visits at each assigned property including, but not limited to, collecting and monitoring work orders, tenant communications, general site cleaning, and monthly tenant meetings
• Daily buildings and grounds inspections to maintain curb appeal and resident safety
• Report all issues concerning resident health and safety, maintenance or other areas of concern to appropriate managers within the Property Management Department on a daily basis
• Represent VCH and interact with tenants with the intent of solving problems, enforcing house, lease, and parking rules. Performing evictions as approved by the Director of Property Management.
• Coordinate with VCH Policy and Programs Department regarding social service needs of tenants, including participation in relevant integrated property management-social service meetings
• Facilitate and complete annual re-certifications including sending notification letters, collecting documents and processing verification forms
• Review AMI rent compliance at recertification
• Ensure compliance with Section 8 inspections and other regulatory inspections
• Coordinate work orders and other needed maintenance repairs, with the Senior Maintenance Staff member
• Work with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles on rent and tenant issues in relevant units
• Furnish monthly or as needed reports to Associate Director of Property Management
• Communicate unresolved issues to Associate Director of Property Management and implement identified resolution(s)
• Periodic staffing of VCH’s 24-hour emergency phone line
• Other duties as assigned or required.

General
• Furnish monthly or as needed reports to Director of Property Management
• Communicate unresolved issues to Associate of Director Property Management and implement identified resolution(s)
• Other duties as assigned or required

QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum of 1 year of experience in in property management in the affordable housing arena with tax credit properties or HUD subsidized housing.
• Understanding of the Housing First model for the chronically homeless with mental illness and substance abuse.
• Must be organized and detail-oriented; have the ability to juggle priorities, work independently, have problem-solving skills, good listener, and excellent people skills.
• Candidate must be proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and database software; highly competent in Real Page
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Bilingual Spanish/English is desired.
• Valid California Driver License and proof of insurance is required.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Stationary position 30% of the time. Operates a computer and other office machinery such as fax, copy machine, phone and computer. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, move inside and outside the office, apartments, buildings, moving files in and around the building, lifting file boxes etc. 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.

SALARY
Depends on experience. This is a full-time non-exempt position. Benefits include medical, dental, Aflac, 403 (b), vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days.

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, 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

Director of Finance

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION
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
• Bachelors 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 collaborative 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