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Community Housing Network, Inc. (CHN) provides safe affordable rental housing and linkage to supportive services for people disabled by mental illness, addiction disorders, and histories of homelessness.  CHN serves as a developer, owner, and property manager, and facilitates access to rent subsidies and private housing.

Come work with a team of dynamic professionals who dedicate their services and skills to creating opportunities for success within our community. The Community Housing Network is a nonprofit helping the people of central Ohio since 1987. Bring your knowledge and passion to help CHN impact our community. Share in our values by empowering people, solving problems, building relationships, being curious, and having fun.

Maintenance Technician

Columbus, OH

As a Maintenance Technician you will provide direct support to the maintenance operations of CHN.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Respond to requests for repairs in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Provide general plumbing, painting, HVAC, carpentry, appliance and electrical expertise and other assigned maintenance duties in the upkeep and maintenance of CHN properties and residences.

  • Conduct inspections of units for move-outs and adherence to housing quality standards.

  • Complete appropriate work write-ups for vacant units.

  • Compete routine property inspections. 

  • Communicate with Property Managers and other CHN staff to discuss resident problems and concerns.
     

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalency required.

  • 2+ years of apartment maintenance experience preferred.

  • Ability to solve routine maintenance problems quickly and efficiently.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, tenants and CHN employees.

  • Valid Ohio Driver's license and auto insurance.

 

As a full time member of the CHN team you will also receive training, health, vision, and dental, paid time off, 401(k), and an opportunity to work in an organization with an entrepreneurial spirit at heart. We care about the growth and development of our people and those we serve. EOE.

Please apply here

 

Property Manager

Columbus, OH

As a Property Manager you will play a critical role by helping CHN serve our residents and our community.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Property management duties including general move in, inspection and safety, income certification and lease enforcement

  • Record management and maintenance

  • Tenant assistance, engagement and linkage to services to help tenants retain housing

  • Understanding and processing information related to funder requirements

  • External service partner collaboration

  • Compliance with reporting requirements

  • Coordination with maintenance staff to ensure high quality standards
     

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma required.  Associate’s degree and/or two years of experience Permanent Supportive Housing, Social Services, or Property Management field preferred.

  • Understanding and working knowledge of affordable housing issues and programs, including fair housing and housing subsidies.

  • Ability to effectively communicate across all audiences in written or verbal communication.

  • Ability to collaborate with community resources and build effective relationships with others.

  • Experienced user of technology systems. Experience with database systems in the property management field preferred.

  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License and auto insurance.

 

As a full time member of the CHN team you will also receive training, health, vision, and dental, paid time off, 401(k), and an opportunity to work in an organization with an entrepreneurial spirit at heart. We care about the growth and development of our people and those we serve. EOE.

Please apply here

Resource Development and Marketing Director

Columbus, OH

The Resource Development & Marketing Director leads all resource development and marketing activities for the agency. The Director builds and implements strategies that effectively communicate about, and fundraise for, CHN’s mission, programs, and services. This position is responsible for full implementation of the strategic development and communications plans. We are a client-centered agency and seek candidates for this position who are donor-centered.

Essential Functions:

Organizational Leadership

  • Designs, implements, and manages systems and structures to raise funds for CHN.

  • Implements operational plans in support of CHN’s strategic goals. 

  • Partners with CEO and senior leadership to design and implement training, tools, processes for use with the Board of Directors to build a culture and practice of fundraising.

 

Operational Leadership

  • Conduct analyses of past donors and potential donors to develop prospect lists, manage solicitations, and work closely with the agency leadership to ensure all major donors have been stewarded with a focus on relationship building.

  • Determine an annual campaign strategy based on past history and an understanding of the donor community in order to grow giving and donor relationships over time. Work collaboratively to implement the campaigns, monitor effectiveness, and report on results.

  • Strategize, plan, and implement approximately two to three donor cultivation and stewardship

  • events per fiscal year to ensure donor relationships are nurtured and grown.

  • Using the brand strategy and guidelines, monitor, develop and implement marketing communications in support of strategic and resource development goals.

  • Manage the agency’s profile in the community through effective media relations, collaborations with partners, and participation in events and activities that leverage the role of CHN as a leader in permanent supportive housing.

  • Prepare annual department budgets, monitor revenue and expense on a monthly basis, analyze goals quarterly, and re-forecast projections as needed.

  • Participate in agency budget processes, attend Finance Committee meetings as needed, and work closely with the Finance Department.

  • Attend conferences and seminars, study best practices, participate in professional organizations, and share knowledge with direct reports and the larger agency.

  • Provide training, tools, and materials to CHN staff to build a culture and practice of fundraising.

 

Team Leadership

  • Partner with the CSO to plan, organize and operate the Resource Development & Marketing team to achieve company and team goals.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Social Work, Business or related field.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Experience managing a team

  • Experience managing a CRM/Development database

  • Minimum of ten years professional experience in fundraising required

  • CFRE certification preferred

 

As a full-time member of the CHN team you will also receive training, health, vision, and dental, paid time off, 401(k), and an opportunity to work in an organization with an entrepreneurial spirit at heart. We care about the growth and development of our people and those we serve. EOE.

Please apply here

Learning and Development Manager

Columbus, OH

The Learning & Development Manager will lead the training and development function for the organization and its employees by identifying, monitoring, designing, and executing programs, policies, and procedures that address business, funder, and individual training needs. This role is a leadership position within the CHN Human Resources team and will partner with the team to actively drive employee engagement activities throughout the organization.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Review existing training programs for compliance and accuracy; Suggest and make enhancements and modifications to improve engagement, learning, and retention and/or to meet the changing needs of clientele, the organization, the industry, and funder requirements.

  • Create a curriculum to facilitate strategic training based on the organization’s goals and funder requirements. Training topics and curriculum will have a broad scope and will include industry-specific training (property management/affordable housing), applied technology training (Yardi), compliance training, soft skills, and various managerial development topics, though this is not an all-encompassing list.

  • Select and manage appropriate resources, including working with both internal employees and training vendors to develop and deliver necessary learning requirements; Manage the technologies required to develop and deliver training.

  • Assess training & development programs by using organizational and performance data to ensure business needs are met and desired skills are obtained within our talent pool; Identify ways to measure training effectiveness and organizational impact.

  • Act as subject matter expert to facilitate required and recommended training sessions for both group and individualized training; Collaborate/select third-party training vendors to coordinate events for external training programs.

  • Utilize graphic design skills and technological tools to create useful training materials/manuals that supplement training and enhance user understanding and long-term knowledge retention.

  • Maintain knowledge of new methods and techniques for adult learning and training requirements applicable to the organization and/or industry.

  • Prepare and implement training budget, ensuring all activities adhere to approved budget. Lead the new hire onboarding & orientation process as a central point of coordination, creating a remarkable employee experience.

  • Identify and assess the desired skills and knowledge needs of employees through job analysis, career paths and consultation with managers.

  • Partner with employees and managers to help consider employees’ competencies, skills, and development goals to identify training needs and contribute to succession plans.

  • Work with employees to identify career goals and design individual development plans for achieving those goals. 

  • Drive CHN’s values and philosophy through all learning & development and human resources activities.

  • Assist with internal communications, led by human resources, including newsletters, announcements, maintaining training & engagement calendars, and coordinating event completion within deadlines.

  • Assist the human resources department in executing social and team-building events that foster a harmonious and collaborative culture.

  • Assist the human resources department as needed in talent management programs. This may include helping with social media postings and community relationships as it relates to talent management or participating in succession planning and performance assessment discussions.

  • May be asked to participate in other Human Resources department duties as needed.

  • Partner across departments to manage organizational projects and other duties as assigned.
     

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Exceptional facilitation and presentation skills.

  • Ability to moderate large groups.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.

  • Strong graphic design abilities.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Thorough understanding of modern training processes and adult learning principles.

  • Extremely organized and detail oriented.

  • Proficient with learning management systems.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. 

  • Fantastic organizational and time management skills.

  • Strategic and creative mindset.

  • Critical thinker with innovative problem-solving skills.

  • General knowledge of Human Resources best practices.
     

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Communications or related area required.

  • At least two years of experience in training and development management.

 

As a full-time member of the CHN team you will also receive training, health, vision, and dental, paid time off, 401(k), and an opportunity to work in an organization with an entrepreneurial spirit at heart. We care about the growth and development of our people and those we serve.  EOE.

Please apply here