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Housing Manager

Job Description
Organization: 
Lake County Build a Generation
Organization Type: 
Government agency
Job Location: 
Central Mountains
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Programs/Services | Other
Job Description: 

The Housing Manager will support Lake County Build a Generation’s efforts to improve outcomes for youth and families in Lake County through a community organizing and Collective Impact framework. In 2019, this will include coordinating the work of the Lake County Housing Coalition and its workgroups, working with community stakeholders to increase environmental and policy factors to promote affordable housing.

Lake County Build a Generation (LCBAG) is building a healthier community for youth and families. We are a project of the Lake County Public Health Agency, an EOE employer. Our staff members are passionate about youth, families, seniors, and the success of our community. For more information, please visit www.lcbag.org.

Areas of Responsibility

The primary duties of this position are to perform office or non-manual work directly related to planning, organizing, implementing and managing LCBAG’s Affordable Housing efforts, which includes without limitation the exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to the following essential and other important responsibilities and duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

The Housing Manager will be responsible for providing oversight and support to all of the Lake County Housing Coalition initiatives. The projects that the coalition is currenting pursuing include:
• A partnership with graduate students from CU Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning to develop site master plans for affordable housing in Lake County.
• A research project to prioritize potential affordable housing initiatives and develop an Action Plan.
• A policy and systems change project to increase both the supply of affordable housing in Lake County (through amendments to the land-use code that would promote affordable housing construction) as well as demand (by supporting first-time homebuyers in preparing to purchase a home). The workplan for this project can be found on our website.

Other specific duties will include:
• Continually recruit stakeholders to the Housing Coalition to ensure the coalition has diverse and reflective representation.
• Facilitate regular meetings of the Housing Coalition.
o Work to develop leadership on the Housing Coalition.
o Regularly identify opportunities for members of the Housing Coalition to facilitate parts of meetings in order to build leadership and self-sufficiency on the Coalition.
• Support any action teams/work groups of the Housing Coalition, including providing facilitation (as needed); regularly following up with members to ensure tasks are being completed, and generally ensuring that any action teams/work groups are on track.
• Manage any necessary contracts or graduate student projects to meet the needs of the workplan and action items of the coalition.
• Oversee the implementation of the workplan.
• Complete grant reporting as needed.
This position offers training opportunities and resources in order to develop the Housing Manager’s expertise in coalition-building, facilitation, and best practices in education, encouragement, policy, and infrastructure.

Requirements/Qualifications
  • Must have or be able to develop strong facilitative leadership skills.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have a strong ability to analyze and understand data.
  • Must have or be able to develop a strong ability to facilitate groups toward shared goals, objectives, and actions. Prefer candidates with experience facilitating groups through prioritization and implementation of goals.
  • Must be organized, flexible, able to work independently, and willing to do what is necessary to complete assigned duties.
  • Must have a growth mindset.
  • Must be collaborative and able to work with diverse community leaders and community members
  • Must have a passion for making Lake County a healthier place for youth and families.
  • Must be able to use standard office equipment.
  • Must have strong computer skills, including but not limited to: an ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel, G Suite applications (Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive).
  • Preferred: Strong supervisory skills and experience with hiring, supervision, and exit.
  • Preferred: Experience in, and an understanding of, Collective Impact.
  • Preferred: Experience with policy change, systems change, and environmental change.
  • Preferred: Experience in health prevention and promotion.
  • Preferred: Understanding/awareness of racial equity issues (developed either through personal experience or formal training).
  • Preferred: Ability to build on or develop trust and connections with members of the Lake County Latino/a community.
  • Preferred: Knowledge of the Lake County community.
  • Preferred: Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Preferred: Bicultural in both the white and the immigrant Latino/a community of Lake County.
  • Preferred: Experience in, and knowledge of, housing and land use issues, especially for rural mountain communities.
Compensation/Benefits

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time (40 hours/week) Non-exempt, background check required.
SUPERVISOR TITLE: Resilient Lake County and Youth Master Plan Manager
SALARY RANGE: $41,000 - $45,000, DOE

How To Apply

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three professional references (including at least one previous supervisor) to Noah Sosin, Resilient Lake County and Youth Master Plan Manager, at noah@lcbag.org. This position is open until filled. To be considered with the first round of applicants, please submit your materials before June 30, 2019.

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