Self Sufficiency, Homeownership and Grant Coordinator – SEMMCHRA

APPLY BY 4/5/2024

This position is currently part-time with 24-27 hours per week required.  A flexible schedule,
Monday – Friday between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m, may be worked.  SEMMCHRA offers
three office locations – Wabasha, Red Wing and Winona.  
 
BASIC FUNCTION:
 Under limited supervision and technical assistance by director, manages and coordinates activities involved in the administration of housing related programs in compliance with HRA policies, practices and federal and state regulations.  Engages community through outreach,
affordable housing programs, housing counseling, financial counseling or related experience.  Recommends and implements changes in SEMMCHRA’s policies and practices as necessary to meet changing conditions or changes in federal or state regulation. Secondary Responsibilities include assisting with HRA grant coordination.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for seeking funding, operationalizing and maintaining housing self-sufficiency and homeownership programs activities at SEMMCHRA. Activities support rental housing, rental assistance and community development departments at SEMMCHRA as well as funded homebuyer education and counseling programs.
  • Evaluates program goals, information and referrals; and monitors participants progress to ensure compliance with the contract and funding requirements. Reports to director monthly on program goals and status.  Recommends changes to ensure program requirements are met.
  • Responsible for monitoring accounts receivable escrow accounts, generates disbursements from escrow accounts, and processes necessary paperwork for release of funds. Works in conjunction with Section 8 housing staff to coordinate housing assistance payments.
  • Responsible for activities related to assisted housing programs linked with intake eligibility, referrals to any required training classes, referrals, down payment and closing cost assistance loans and/or assistance in securing Section 8 Rental Assistance, homeownership loans, and/or necessary rehabilitation for the property. Coordinating activities with respective manager for a smooth transition between
    participant programs.
  • May be responsible for meeting with participants for Section 8 briefings, individual counseling and corrective action planning, responding to and addressing resident/participant concerns and/or complaints.
  • Responsible for coordinating homebuyer education courses, financial counseling, and wellness sessions as applicable and with outside agencies.
  • Recommends changes and implements programmatic procedures and policies to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and HUD regulations.
  • Assist and/or provides information for the preparation of all required financial reports for the responsible housing programs including escrow account disbursements and requisition of funds for training programs.
  • Responsible for communication and correspondence with residents and participants based on HRA and program standards.
  • Responsible for submitting reports as required for internal and external reporting.
  • Assists with operationalizing grants as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
    Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and databases. Excellent communication skills including ability to establish relationships with clients and outside agencies. Demonstrable experience working with communities of color and low-income
    individuals and families. Ability to set priorities and goals to meet program schedules and deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative in performing duties. Ability to work in a busy environment. Ability to multi-task and maintain flexibility within projects or task assignments. Strong writing skills including the ability to complete correspondence. Demonstrable attention to detail. Experience with public speaking.
    QUALIFICATIONS:
     High school diploma/GED required; BA/BS in housing, adult education, or social work field preferred.  Requires certification as a Housing Specialist for HUD Family Self Sufficiency program and Homeowner Educator and Counselor depending on job responsibilities.  Desire
    individuals to have strong financial skills including knowledge about credit, debt, money management, financial products and services and consumer protection laws.  Must be able to operate a motor vehicle independently and have a vehicle to carry out assignments.
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
    This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting and speaking or hearing, frequently requires walking, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
  • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicable agency and department training necessary to meet the essential functions will be provided upon hire.  Valid driver’s License.
  • Candidates may apply by completing the required application available at https://semmchra.bamboohr.com/careers/39

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