Housing Coordinator | Position Description
YWCA Dayton, dedicated to the empowerment of women and the elimination of racism, seeks an energetic, dedicated person to be an integral part of the leadership team. The Housing Coordinator is responsible for routine office work and administrative responsibilities, including: lease preparation, assisting clients with necessary paperwork, rent collection, etc. This position is responsible for providing supportive and coordinated services to assist in achieving an aspect of self-sufficiency through the obtainment of housing. This person supports the vision, mission, and values of YWCA Dayton.
- Prepare leases for all YWCA Dayton housing programs.
- Assist with rent collection and entering payment information into Yardi.
- Assist with Non-Payment lease violations.
- Communicate housing referrals to the county for those in shelter.
- Maintain accurate records of internal and external housing wait lists.
- Respond promptly to housing notifications from the county, Greater Dayton Premier Management (GDPM) and other housing agencies.
- Schedule interviews with housing manager, case managers and potential participants for HomeShare and PSH/SRO to ensure appropriateness of fit for the identified program.
- Coordinate housing referrals for shelter, transitional living, PSH and SRO with case managers, operations/database manager, clinical manager and operations manager.
- Assess and review YWCA housing application materials for completeness and accuracy.
- Complete background check requests in a timely manner and communicate the results to the county.
- Contribute to reviewing and updating policies and procedures for the agency.
- Ensure the implementation of policies and procedures as they relate to housing.
- Maintain accurate and on-going documentation in individual client files via electronic record-keeping software, forms and reports following contract requirements, agency and department policies and procedures.
- Attend agency and department meetings.
- Attend inter-agency and networking meetings as appropriate.
- Perform other tasks as assigned.
- Demonstrate flexibility, creativity, self-motivation and the ability to establish rapport with a culturally diverse population.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
- Flexibility and the ability to handle emergency situations.
- Sensitivity to the needs of families in crisis.
- Strong analytical skills – able to solve problems, make decisions, perform crisis intervention, etc.
- Ability to prioritize tasks.
- Willing to follow supervisory directions and attend trainings, staff meetings and conferences as needed for the position.
- Good computer skills, with the ability to maintain accurate electronic records.
- Good communication and interpersonal problem resolution skills.
- Working knowledge of typical needs and issues of target population.
- Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence, homelessness and interventions in residential settings.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- 2-3 years’ experience in business operations/planning is essential; experience with crisis intervention and/or crisis intervention is also key for this position.
COMMITMENT TO SERVICE:
- Must be responsive to the needs and requests of clients, residents, staff and Board of Directors.
- Must extend courtesy, friendliness and overall respect to all of the above.
- Will collaborate with other staff and/or departments to meet the needs of the organization.
- Will be available to times and events when evenings and weekends will be required to fulfill duties.
- Listens well, shares work-related information, is open to others’ perspectives, work styles and methods.
- Willingly collaborates and cooperates with others in the organization.
- Develops effective working relationships at all levels and values these relationships as critical to effective work.
- Ability to address conflict in a respectful manner.
- Expresses ideas clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
- Consistently follows through on projects and issues.
- Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change.
- Ability to adequately respond to requests and demands in a timely manner.
- Adept at modifying plans/strategies as needed to best meet the needs of those involved.
TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of interest and your résumé to:
Human Resource Department
141 W. Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402
YWCA Dayton Culture and Values
Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism
YWCA Dayton is part of the largest and oldest multicultural women’s organization in the world; we leverage that collective strength into a unified movement joined through the comprehensive mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Founded in 1870, YWCA Dayton lives its mission and is a champion of women and girls in three key ways: direct service programming, community outreach and education, and advocacy and public policy support. Our core services are focused on preventing and responding to gender-based violence; supporting women’s economic empowerment; strengthening women and girls’ leadership development; and advocating for legislation and policies that promote racial and social justice for women and girls.
- Emergency shelter and crisis support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence
- Crisis and counseling services for survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking
- Affordable housing and life skills training for single women transitioning to independent living from homelessness or abuse
- Housing assistance for women and children who have experienced domestic violence and families who are experiencing sudden homelessness
- Girls LEAD!, an in-school, after-school, and summer camp empowerment and education program for girls 11-18
YWCA Dayton continues to be a touchstone, a stepping stone, or a resting stone for more than 100 women and children, every day. We are constantly working to ensure that the Miami Valley community will always have amidst its future, a place dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism.