Housing Coordinator

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Secure housing for newly arrived refugees in conjunction with established refugee communities
  • Advocate for refugee tenants, serving as a cultural broker between landlords and tenants
  • Educate landlords and apartment managers about World Relief and refugees as well as refugee programs
  • Maintain healthy relationships with existing apartment partners and build new relationships with additional apartments
  • Coordinate the furnishing of apartments with household goods and other non-furniture items to ensure a welcoming home for new refugee arrivals
  • Train, schedule, and oversee interns in tasks related to shopping for and setting up apartments for newly arrived refugees
  • Communicate with apartment managers  and maintenance staff to ensure that apartments are ready and in appropriately good condition in time for arrivals
  • Set up apartments with the collected household items for new refugee arrivals in a timely fashion
  • Collaborate with In-Kind Donations Coordinator to solicit and receive in-kind donations to meet ministry needs.
  • Ensure that accurate financial records are kept and all necessary copies are given to caseworkers and the office bookkeeper
  • Maintain and organize storage areas
  • Other related tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A desire to serve refugees in support of the mission of World Relief
  • Strong relationship management skills and  experience
  • Strong sales and negotiation skills
  • Good communication, customer service and organizational skills
  • Experience working in multicultural settings required
  • Ability to multi-task, improvise, schedule and adapt along with changing circumstances
  • Self-motivated worker with the ability to demonstrate initiative and work well as part of a team
  • Ability to work with and communicate well with diverse groups of people
  • Flexibility in schedule and ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Intermediate computer knowledge, including MS Office and the ability to learn new programs (previous experience with databases desired)
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Ability to lift at least 40 pounds multiple times required
  • Current driver’s license, insurance and clean driving record required
  • Knowledge of a second language preferred, but not required
  • Previous real estate experience preferred.

 

Application deadline: October 30th, 2016

  • Location: Kent, WA, with much work in the field
  • 40 hours/week, ongoing
  • Compensation: DOE, benefits available

 

For more about World Relief Seattle, please visit http://worldreliefseattle.org

For questions, contact Medard Ngueita at 253-277-1121 x232 or mngueita@wr.org  

To apply, please visit http://www.worldrelief.org/careers/