• Housing Coordinator, Full Time - Eastern Michigan

    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/9/2018 8:30 AM)
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    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Weekends and/or Holidays Required
    On Call Required
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    At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to “Be The Rock That Starts The Ripple”. A ripple of transformation in the individual lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are always looking for additional employees who want to make a big impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic, collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!


    Samaritas, one of the state’s largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.


    Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.


    We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.


    Full time Housing Coordinator opportunity available for Samaritas Affordable Housing programs in Michigan with Eastern Michigan preferred. This position has up to a $20.00/hour pay rate.

    Job Summary


    Provides a broad range of quality, administrative, and program support for subsidized senior, family, and disabled housing properties. Coordinates general housing services, research and implement supportive housing resources through Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Coordinate and implement various administrative and program support functions to assure assigned programs operate within agency, housing division, HUD and other regulatory guidelines and requirements. Assist director in working with site managers in program planning, development, analyzing trends, developing strategic plans, outcomes, and measurements.
    2. Assist Director in development, implementation and evaluation of operational guidelines for assigned senior, family and disabled subsidized housing programs’ needs, market conditions and federal or state requirements.
    3. Coordinate, with Director, each property’s compliance with the agency’s performance management and quality programs. Assist Director of Quality with producing compliance information and reports every three years for agency certification. Report to Director any agency required quality standards, including QAPI plan and general program operations throughout the year.
    4. Assist in the development, negotiation, and approval of grants, leases and contracts relevant to housing program operations and the development of new business opportunities.
    5. Conduct periodic corporate compliance, HUD audits; report findings and recommend corrective actions to Director, Affordable Living and Director of Quality; follow up on reporting and corrective actions to assure quality services in administration and handling of resident issues.
    6. Assist Director in monitoring safety committee activities/reporting at all properties; works with site managers and Human Resource Development (HRD) Safety Committee Coordinator to implement and maintain a hazard free community, assists site managers with the preparation, training and drills of their properties' Emergency Management Plans which include, security and disaster policies and procedures.
    7. Represent Samaritas housing management services at industry meetings as requested; work with appropriate professional associations/groups, social agencies, community councils, to explain the subsidized housing and service coordination program operations and benefits to resident populations. Serve as a representative of the agency at large. Attend Board of Directors meetings, as assigned, on behalf of the Director. Act as liaison for property boards for the director.
    8. Provide or coordinate emergency office coverage for center managers and if needed as determined by Director.


    Job Qualifications


    Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Human Services or related field or equivalent education and experience.
    • Master’s degree in related field preferred.



    • Two years’ experience in federally subsidized housing administration and property management with direct responsibility as site manager.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Thorough knowledge of Federal and State of Michigan housing administration and operations.
    • Working knowledge of leasing, marketing, initial and annual certifications, and unit inspections.
    • Operational knowledge of HUD’s web based data programs, including Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC), Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS), Active Partners Performance System (APPS), System for Award Management (SAM) and Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) and HUD 8 Leasing Software, Onesite or equivalent.
    • Strong working knowledge of Adobe and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to motivate and engage team.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to prepare business documents, summaries and reports; ability to read, write and speak fluent English.
    • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting; ability to apply practical mathematical applications such as percentages, ratios and algebra; excellent analytical and problem solving skills with ability to interpret data, identify areas of opportunity and apply logic to draw valid conclusions.
    • Detail oriented with ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task.


    Additional Work Requirements

    • Unrestricted, valid driver’s license with good driving record. Reliable personal transportation with proof of current automobile insurance.


    Physical and Mental Requirements

    • Ability to cope with stress brought upon by changing work priorities.
    • Ability to move freely about campus.
    • Near visual acuity to view documents, spreadsheets and computer screen.
    • Finger and hand dexterity.
    • Hand-eye coordination.


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