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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.

 

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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Executive Assistant, COO CSO

Columbus, OH

JOB SUMMARY

The Executive Assistant will provide executive level support to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and to the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Community Housing Network (CHN) to ensure smooth and efficient functioning of these departments. Position responsibilities include serving as an administrative liaison for external and internal stakeholders, scheduling and calendar management, administrative task execution, meeting coordination, and comprehensive CHN project support and execution as assigned. The Executive Assistant will provide the highest quality support, encompassing a wide range of administrative initiatives, data and file management, scheduling, and other special assignments. With a service-minded approach and uncompromising standards for accuracy and timeliness, the EA will enable continued excellence to the CHN team.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Calendaring & Meetings

  • Manages calendars of the COO and CSO; Blocks time/serves as a gatekeeper on calendars as needed to ensure work is done in connection with meetings; Schedules individual and group appointments, coordinates meetings, and distributes agendas; Creates efficiencies in the preparation of meetings, including preparing and organizing the necessary information and drafting agendas; Takes notes in meetings and on conference and video calls as requested; Completes to dos after meetings.

Correspondence & Document Preparation

  • Corresponds and communicates with vendors, staff, stakeholders, and partners via phone and email in a respectful, professional, and timely manner; With guidance from CSO and COO teams, creates presentations including update reports slide decks, and other meeting materials; Prints, edits, or maintains documents; Provide drafting, proof-reading, and version-editing support for documents and correspondence as requested.

Administrative & Project Execution

  • Prepares and submits reimbursements, receipts, and other financial paperwork for CSO and COO; Scans, saves, and organizes confidential employee documents, electronically and in paper files, for GC; keep information confidential.

  • Develop and maintain documentation for the COO and Supportive Housing Team; Ensure timely and accurate data entry as requested; Manage the tenant survey process; ensure accurate data entry, report generation, and report distribution;

  • Participate as a member of the cross-departmental CHN administrative team and provide wider administrative support to others in the company as assigned. This can include acting as a back up to the front desk reception function on a regular basis and managing front desk reception staff members and coverage scheduling; Assist the Executive Assistant to the CEO in maintaining inventory of office supplies, cleaning supplies and printed material.

  • Execute and coordinate special projects as assigned by COO & COO.

Other: Provide knowledge and guidance to support 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 CHNs community.

QUALIFICATIONS & JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education/Years& Type of Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent and at least 3 years of experience in the administrative and executive assistant function

Certifications, Licenses, Credentials: None

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Other Requirements:

  • Use of personal vehicle as needed to complete routine tasks (must hold personal vehicle insurance)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products

  • Familiar with standard office equipment such as computers, multi-line phones, photocopiers and fax machines.

  • Must act with discretion and confidentiality in carrying out duties.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and able to positively collaborate with others

  • Proactive and intelligent communicator comfortable with executive interaction

  • Anticipatory problem solver with a contributor mindset

  • Able to manage multiple priorities and complete work with speed and accuracy

 

 

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Real Estate Development Project Manager

Columbus, OH

JOB SUMMARY

Community Housing Network provides permanent supportive housing, combining safe, affordable housing with voluntary services to support people experiencing homelessness and who are disabled by mental illness or substance use disorders. The services are designed to build independent living and tenancy skills and connect people to a full range of services, including case management, recovery treatment, health care, vocational and employment support, access to benefits, money management, daily living assistance, and social and recreational activities.

 

The Real Estate Development Project Manager plans, coordinates and supervises new construction and acquisition and rehab projects for CHN. This position is responsible for forming initial concepts, identifying and acquiring sites, coordinating rezoning and community outreach, assembling the development team, determining budgets, obtaining financial commitments, supervising construction, and managing post-construction transitions.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Real Estate Development Planning & Implementation

Assist in strategizing and planning for future development opportunities; Conduct feasibility analysis, including creating development, operations, and service budgets; Organize and manage the real estate development process from initial conception through construction and lease-up; Review plans and specifications at all stages of development for compliance with regulations, commitments, and conformance to CHN's program and other standards.

Prepare financial applications, obtain bridge financing, and manage the funder closing process by providing due diligence to project funders.

Identify and purchase property; Oversee and coordinate architect and zoning professional's rezoning activities; Manage the community acceptance process by engaging community stakeholders in creating a Good Neighbor Agreement; Attend community meetings to provide updates on projects under development

Negotiate contracts, including with the architect and construction contractor; Oversee building and scope of work design.

Transition building to property management and maintenance teams by providing compliance and housing-intake information related to lender requirements and restrictions; Create training manuals, and other materials that orient property management and maintenance to the new facility, etc.

Oversee & Manage Site Field Operations

Oversee the construction contractor's field operations, including owner inspections; Conduct inspections and monitor building construction progress to ensure the work complies with regulations, commitments, and CHN's program and other standards; Manage building design and scope of work changes, including review drawings, plans and manuals; Monitor and manage change orders and contingency budgets.

Manage and coordinate the development team and other vendors during construction, including by leading and coordinating regular construction progress meetings; Foster and enhance owner, architect, general contractor, subcontractor and vendor relations.

Other: Provide knowledge and guidance to support 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 CHNs community.

QUALIFICATIONS & JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education/Years& Type of Experience: Bachelors degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Real Estate Finance, Urban Planning, or related field preferred and 1+ years experience in real estate development, building design, and construction.

Certifications, Licenses, Credentials: None

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Other Requirements:

  • Local travel to job sites is required.

  • Knowledge of affordable housing, including the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program and other public capital resources.

  • Experience with permanent supportive housing is preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively to staff, public, and internal/external stakeholders.

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.

  • Strong time management and decision-making skills and the ability to meet deadlines.

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

 

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Maintenance Technician

Columbus, OH

Come work with a team of dynamic professionals who dedicate their services and skills to creating opportunities for success within our community. Community Housing Network (CHN) 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.

 

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.

 

Requirements:

  • 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