Housing Coordinator

 

The Housing Coordinator is in charge of locating and securing safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for newly arrived refugees and asylees. This person is an advocate and a go between for participants and apartment complexes, while maintaining strong relationships with local landlords in order to be aware of current availability. Other duties include updating caseworkers as clients move forward with housing options and prepare the necessary funds required for move-ins, gathering smaller household items for clients and coordinate apartment set ups with the Gift in Kind Coordinator and advocating by educating landlords about World Relief’s programs and attending local housing taskforce meetings. 

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 50 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 or property management experience preferred

 

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