Hello! Thank you for your interest in the Housing Coordinator position at Sierra Community House, a non-profit offering a range of services that help individuals and families in the North Tahoe/Truckee communities thrive.
Sierra Community House (SCH) is seeking a Housing Coordinator working out of our Kings Beach office. The Housing Coordinator is responsible for leading housing outreach, landlord education, local advocacy, and partnership cultivation for the Housing Programs, besides residential and transitional housing, offered through SCH. In addition, this position will provide direct services and supports to domestic violence survivors. SCH will provide 69 hours of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT).
The candidate must possess strong planning and organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks. The Housing Coordinator must have strong organizational and communication skills. The Housing Coordinator must be able to read, write, speak, and listen competently in English. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred but not required.
As the ability to drive without restrictions is essential to this position, upon hire, a print-out of the employee’s DMV record is required, as well as a valid drivers license. To ensure the new hire meets the requirement standards of both the job position and the overall industry, fingerprinting is required, as well. New employees will schedule an appointment for fingerprinting through one of our approved locations during the first week of employment.
Starting wage is dependent upon experience (DOE). The onboarding salary range for candidates with experience is between $21.41-23.77, DOE.
A benefit allotment is offered the first of the month after hire date, that covers medical insurance, and the remaining allotment may be used toward a cafeteria of options ranging from dental, vision, and flexible spending accounts for health and/or childcare. Other covered benefits, provided at no cost to the employee, are telehealth for the employee and any immediate family members in the same household, and life insurance, which includes an Employee Assistance Program. SCH also offers access to a retirement account and will match up to 3%.
Sierra Community House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A copy of our policy is available upon request. Interviews will take place beginning after the first of the New Year. We hope to fill the position by the first of February.
Partial job description:
· Bachelor’s degree preferred
· Prior experience in the housing-related field (i.e., property management, real estate)
· Prior experience in the areas of non-profits and/or social services preferred
· Fluent in speaking and writing in Spanish and English preferred, but not required
· Experience working with information technology to implement programs and reporting, including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
· Require the ability to work independently and with a diverse population
· Strong organizational, and interpersonal skills and initiative
· Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, on-time work ethic, and exceptional attention to planning details
· Must exhibit cultural proficiency
· Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license with no suspensions or restrictions and be insurable under the agency’s insurance.
Most of the following Essential Functions require in-person relationship-building either through education/trainings, meetings or collaboration:
1. Case management: provide a coordinated response for community members seeking housing assistance, identifying needs, and coordinating initial services. Support community members in securing safe, affordable housing; help families and individuals access other housing-related resources, like utility assistance. Interact with other areas of the organization in the provision of housing-related services. Maintain records of services provided, clients served, and expended funds.
2. Professional Behavior: must possess the ability to accept and work with people from diverse personal and cultural backgrounds in a non-judgmental manner, with a high degree of emotional intelligence and professional ethics; the ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment and to abide by agency regulations regarding confidentiality and ethics, and possess emotional maturity and stability and be able to role model non-violent behavior in resolving conflicts and exercise appropriate boundaries.
3. Cultivate Relationships: engage with community members in a manner that promotes trust, safety, and autonomy while developing relevant goals; must be able to meet face-to-face with individuals of diverse backgrounds and disabilities. Develop relationships with areas of the organization providing housing-related services and partner organizations providing relevant resources in the community.
4. Documentation and Reporting: Use the computer to complete weekly, monthly, and yearly reports.
5. Resource advocacy: will advocate for community members with property managers and landlords, creating relationships with them that allow advancing tenants’ interests and well-being.
6. Communication: able to fully converse with both English and Spanish speakers; provide crisis intervention, mobile advocacy, telephone advocacy, and referrals; connect with other services as needed.
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