NY/NJ Community Life Director
Company: The Community Builders
Posted on: October 13, 2019
Position: NY/NJ Community Life Director Location: NYC or Albany, NY
The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) is a nationally recognized
nonprofit developer, owner and manager of affordable and
mixed-income residential and commercial properties. Our mission is
to build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes
can achieve their full potential. We do this by developing,
financing, and operating high quality affordable mixed-income
housing, by coordinating access to support services, and by
planning and implementing other community and economic initiatives
critical to the communities we serve. Every employee who works for
The Community Builders understands what it means to make a
significant difference in the lives of others. About Community
Life: Community Life is TCB?s place-based model that provides
stable housing as a platform for residents and neighborhoods to
achieve success. TCB communities are places of innovation that
address some of the most significant challenges facing low-income
populations. In TCB communities, we engage residents in creating
programs and build strategic partnerships with local stakeholders
to maintain stable housing and create pathways to opportunities.
Position DescriptionReporting to the Vice President of Community
Life, the NY/NJ Community Life Director leads and manages Community
Life strategic priorities in New Jersey, the NY Capital District,
NYC, Westchester County and growth locations within the region. The
Community Life Director will be based in Albany NY or NYC and will
work closely with the Vice Presidents of Community Life, Real
Estate Development, and Operations to manage all aspects of the
Community Life strategic plan for the region, and support TCB
regional development goals. Under the direct supervision of the
Vice President of Community Life, the NY/NJ Community Life Director
will perform the following roles and responsibilities: Community
- Manage the implementation, and execution of TCB?s Community
Life plan in coordination with TCB?s Property Management and Real
Estate Development teams.
- Develop and monitor the progress of each Community Life site?s
Community Success Plans (CSP), a one-year strategic plan outlining
site priorities and strategies that fit into TCB?s strategic
- Ensure the implementation of the TCB Housing Stabilization
Standard of practice and collection of the annual Community Life
questionnaire (CLQ) from 80% of the residents across Community Life
- Assess and report on CSP progress during quarterly Regional
meetings with TCB corporate staff and as required by funders to
fulfill grant commitments.
- Develop and oversee partners Memorandum of Understanding and/or
Service Agreements, and budgets including exercises authority as
needed to ensure that partner organizations are held accountable
for high quality performance.
- Supervise the Schenectady Community Life Service Coordinator
(CLSC) and provide support to other CLSCs in the Region including
ensuring documentation in ETO (Efforts-to-Outcome data-based
system) by site staff.
- Develop and monitor Regional grants (e.g. ESSHI, NYSSHP),
including preparing vouchers, overseeing budgets and meeting
reporting requirements for all grant funded activities and managing
progress towards fulfilling grant deliverables.
- Coordinate with staff to ensure effective communication between
site teams (PM-CL), community partners, agencies, funders, and TCB
- Support non-Community Life sites as needed to maintain stable
operations and develop partners who could support residents?
- Participate in professional development and training sessions
conducted by TCB?s Community Life, Property Management,
Development, and other departments as well as external conferences
and trainings by SHNNY, CSH, and NJ SHA.
- Provide strategic guidance regarding staffing, site
operations/capacity, and programming.
- Keep the Community Life Vice President and Regional Vice
President of Real Estate Development, NY/NJ appraised of issues
affecting and relating to the progress of CL strategic priorities
in the region.
- Maintain required project documentation and perform other
project-related duties as needed. CL Responsibilities related to
future TCB properties
- Support future TCB development projects throughout prospecting,
pre-development, development, and construction/relocation
- Complete Community Resource Scans: Identify existing resources
including funding opportunities and partner service
- Coordinate the implementation of Resident Assets and Needs
- Determine the use of the CL Index in assessing the need for CL
at the beginning of the development process and determining how to
support those needs.
- Ensure the timely preparation of complete and accurate Tenant
Service Plans for presentation to neighborhood committees,
commissions and City Councils.
- Serve as an internal decision-maker responsible for adding the
Community Life perspective alongside the Regional Vice President of
Real Estate Development NY/NJ, Project Managers and Property
- Provide Input concerning space design for residents and CL
staff and potential resource partners
- Partnership scouting and relationship building
- Collaborate in seeking funding for operating budgets from
foundations and government agencies.Construction:
- Provide relocation support to residents
- Create and execute MOUs and/or Service Agreements with partners
- Coordinate with the Community Life Hub team the ETO setup for
program evaluation. Partnership and Relationship Management
- Develop and manage relationships with key community
stakeholders, local leaders, service providers and partners. Ensure
CL presence at Continuum of Care meetings in areas we operate
- Maintain familiarity with issues, opportunities, challenges,
and key contacts in NY and NJ to be knowledgeable and responsive in
supporting TCB Development and Property Management goals. Be an
active member of SHNNY and NJ SHA.
- Manage administrative tasks required for securing and executing
contracts with service providers and partners to carry out
- Represent organization in a professional and ethical manner
when meeting with area agencies, funding bodies and community
- In coordination with Regional Vice President of Real Estate
Development, NY/NJ and with support from the Director of Fund
Development, lead and coordinate fund development efforts by
seeking out relationships with funders and pursuing local and state
grant opportunities in alignment with Regional fund development
- Lead site?s research and development for local resources in
collaboration with the Director of Fund Development.
- Assist Regional Vice President of Real Estate Development,
NY/NJ in developing and managing strategic partnerships in the NYC,
NJ, Westchester County and the Capital District with the goal of
leading and maintaining strategic partnerships to support CL
funding opportunities.Education & Experience:
- B.A. required, ideally a graduate degree in social work,
sociology, public policy, or a related field with 7+ year of
overall professional experience.
- At least 4 years of experience supervising staff and managing a
team of individuals to accomplish common goals and objectives.
- Experience managing nonprofit partnerships and/or working with
social service providers and community-based organizations on
projects that require coordination among multiple agencies.
- Familiarity with NYS ?O? Agencies, including ESSHI and/or
- Experience with rental assisted housing and supportive
services, addictions, and working with seniors and people with
disabilities, as well as families, is preferred.
- Demonstrated leadership ability and interest in motivating and
energizing staff while implementing a multifaceted strategy that is
being tested to refine the TCB model.
- Experience building and maintaining positive relationships with
a wide variety of stakeholders, including but not limited to:
senior staff, volunteers, interns, community partners, organization
- Experience engaging, communicating and collaborating with
residents of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
- Excellent organizational, communication (oral and written), and
- Strong personal initiative, attention to detail, and ability to
work independently required.
- Entrepreneurial, creative with an interest in guiding an
initiative through uncharted waters.
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and be self-directed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required:
- Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with a
wide variety of stakeholders, including but not limited to: senior
staff, volunteers, interns, community partners, organization
- Ability to understand and respect values, attitudes, and
beliefs that differ across cultures and to respond appropriately to
these differences with residents and in planning, implementing, and
- Ability to analyze data to see trends and inform strategic
- Self-starter who can work independently and as part of the team
to carry out and prioritize multiple ongoing projects
- Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and
interact with all levels of organizational staff and community
members a must.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills with
demonstrated problem-solving initiative.
- Ability to think creatively to develop new solutions and
systems where current ones don?t exist. Additional Preferred
- Knowledge about best practices to drive economic mobility and
foster social capital within communities.
- Demonstrated experience and expertise in using data and
evaluations to inform practice and design social interventions that
promote successful mixed-income communities.
- Understanding of Property Management operations and pertinent
- Bi-lingual/multilingual a plus.
- Please attach a Cover letter along with your resumeThe
Community Builders, Inc. is committed to ensuring diversity in its
workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly
encouraged to apply.
The Community Builders, Inc. (---TCB---) is a recognized leader in
the public/private transformation of distressed properties into
vibrant, mixed-income communities. Established in 1964, TCB has
over fifty years of experience planning and implementing
comprehensive neighborhood revitalization projects in fifteen
states. TCB was among the pioneers in nonprofit use of the tax code
to raise equity for affordable housing, and at the forefront in
crafting citywide partnerships supporting large-scale redevelopment
and comprehensive neighborhood revitalization efforts through new
uses of public housing funds and of project-based assistance. Over
the years, TCB has assembled more than $2.5 billion in project
financing to construct and/or preserve 320 residential developments
resulting in over 25,000 affordable and mixed-income housing units.
Visit www.tcbinc.org for more information.
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