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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.

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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.

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Development Manager

Columbus, OH

JOB SUMMARY

The Development Manager will support resource development for CHN in the areas of fostering donor relations and executing fundraising campaigns and events. This position will also complete various marketing activities to develop CHN brand visibility as well as manage the volunteer and outreach programs.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Administrative Support

Set up and customize the donor management software system; Manage and maintain confidential database including accurately entering, tracking, and reporting on all donors, volunteers, prospects, and stakeholders; Provide meeting support by coordinating logistics for internal and external meetings, ensure all resources are prepared for meetings (room, AV, presenters, agenda, materials, etc.); Provide additional support via scheduling, notetaking, agenda preparation, and documentation.

Development & Marketing

Write and mail donor acknowledgement and general correspondence in support of all donations and in-kind contributions; Create and feed a content rich social media presence; Provide support to Resource Development and Marketing team by helping create content and write copy for various internal and external communications (ex: solicitation correspondence, social media posts, email marketing, etc); Manage email lists in Constant Contact/Mail Chimp leading to integration with donor software; Respond to internal requests for info packets, brochures, logos, stationary, etc; Develop in-kind donation program

Event & Campaign Coordination

Support all team events (fundraising and cultivation events, tours, etc); Manage event registrations and confirmations, sponsor correspondence, and invoices; Prepare and present data reports in order for the team to make data-driven decisions in support of donor stewardship and advancement activities; Help strategize, develop, and plan projects, events, and fundraising campaigns in support of resource development and marketing goals; Develop and maintain event and campaign information and collateral, including print and digital assets such as direct mail, invitations, solicitations, flyers, email marketing

Volunteer & Outreach Programs

Develop and manage volunteer program; identify volunteer opportunities within CHN; manage volunteer and outreach projects; Assist in establishing and maintaining community connections

Other: Provide knowledge and guidance to support guest and organizational initiatives related to profession; Lead, guide, and train employees, interns, and volunteers performing related work. Carry out other such duties as may be assigned or requested. Contribute to CHN activities as required. Actively participate as a member of CHN’s community.

QUALIFICATIONS & JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education/Years& Type of Experience: Bachelor's degree or higher in Business, Communications, Marketing, or related field and 2+ years’ experience performing administrative/coordinator duties and database management

Certifications, Licenses, Credentials: Valid driver’s license required

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (some evenings and weekends) to accommodate events

  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and emotional intelligence abilities

  • Creative and effective communication skills (including oral and written) and ability to persuasively communicate with staff and public

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Products (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Office)

  • Ability to learn and adapt to various software and technology programs to complete work duties

  • Self-motivated, organized, attentive to details, and the ability to manage/prioritize time and effectively function without close supervision

  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism, respectful demeanor, and sound judgement

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and operate with discretion
     

Physical Requirements: Frequent standing and walking for up to 5 hours at a time; Frequent sitting up to 6 hours at a time; Lifting up to 30 pounds

EOE.

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Housing Facilitator

Columbus, OH

JOB SUMMARY

Community Housing Network, Inc. provides safe affordable rental housing and linkage to supportive services for people disabled by mental illness, addiction disorders, and histories of homelessness. The Housing Facilitator serves as the first point of contact for access to CHN Housing. This position is responsible for assessing and screening all applicants from all referral sources for CHN housing. The Housing Facilitator will work within the community through CHN-engaged partnerships to assist target population individuals in their housing searches. The position will also guide individuals in the screening and qualification process, ensuring compliance and stakeholder requirements are met.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Applicant Assessment & Screening

  • Provide front-end housing assessment and file review to plan, coordinate and address barriers that may present or delay housing placement and use these tools to guide consumers to CHN’s permanent housing of the most appropriate level of care.

  • Coordinate with ADAMH system, homeless system referral sources, and other agencies to determine housing placement with the appropriate level of support; Make referrals for transitional housing.

  • Respond quickly to requests for information, and communicate successfully with applicants, case managers and other customers to ensure housing is maintained; Respond to walk-ins, calls, and emails from current and potential residents and triage customer service needs, prioritizing and escalating when needed; Travel to local provider agency and acute care facilities to perform assessments within governing time limits.
     

Administrative & Clerical Management

  • Maintain appropriate files and record-keeping to respond to audits and meet compliance requirements; Ensure all paperwork meets the requirements necessary for subsidy and housing.

  • Continually monitor CHN resident waitlists and prepare potential residents to be ready for move-in once housing becomes available by ensuring needed documentation is on file and that residents continue to maintain requirements needed to obtain subsidized housing.

  • Collect programmatic demographic and outcome data, conduct periodic service utilization reports, and submit grant reports as needed and required. 
     

Collaboration with Funders, CHN Partners, & Lead Agencies

  • Work in partnership with ADAMH, Behavioral Health Organizations, and Lead Agencies following agreed upon role and process to identify consumers and expedite and coordinate the consumer’s access and enrollment in a permanent rental subsidy and move to permanent housing placement.

  • Participate in meetings with outside agencies as needed.

  • Maintain positive relationships with case workers and other representatives of agencies.

 

Leasing & Recertification Support

  • Work with the Property Management Division to efficiently help resident through leasing and into housing placement; Support recertification activities as needed.
     

Other: Provide knowledge and guidance to support guest and organizational initiatives related to profession; Lead, guide, and train employees, interns, and volunteers performing related work. Carry out other such duties as may be assigned or requested. Contribute to CHN activities as required. Actively participate as a member of CHN’s community.

QUALIFICATIONS & JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education/Years& Type of Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, or related fields and 2 years’ experience in social services work

Certifications, Licenses, Credentials: Valid driver’s license and insurance

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Other Requirements:

  • Ability to travel to local provider agencies and acute care facilities to perform assessments

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence abilities

  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with target resident population

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Products (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Office)

  • Ability to learn and adapt to various software and technology programs to complete work duties

  • Self-motivated and the ability to manage/prioritize time and effectively function without close supervision

  • Exceptional organization and attention to detail to produce accurate and error-free work

 

Physical Requirements: Frequent sitting up to 6 hours at a time; Occasional walking, standing, and bending; Lifting up to 30 pounds

EOE.

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Senior Property Manager

Columbus, OH

Job Summary

As a Senior Property Manager you will play a critical role by helping CHN serve our residents and our community. This position is a leadership role within our property management team and the ideal candidate will have a higher level of skills and abilities within the affordable housing and supportive housing field. 

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 and inspection tracking for CMHA

  • Coordination with maintenance staff to ensure high quality standards

  • Mentoring and training new Property Managers and assisting with team supervision

  • Assisting with special projects

As a full time member of the CHN team you will also receive training, health, vision, and dental, generous 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. 

 

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma and five years of property management experience preferred

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

  • Able to handle EIV issues/unreported income

  • Experience managing a portfolio of 100 units as scattered properties preferred

  • Experience with utility reimbursements, lease charge adjustments, & write-offs/reversals preferred

  • Experienced user of technology systems, particularly with database systems in the property management field (Experience in Yardi is a plus)

  • Understanding of third-party property programs

  • Ability to lead a team and effectively train and mentor property management staff

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

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

  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License and auto insurance

EOE.

Please apply here