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Housing Project Manager, Bridging the Gap

Housing Project Manager, Bridging the Gap

locationDenver, CO, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 1 month ago
Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
$61,000 to $70,000 per year

Mile High United Way is excited to announce an opening for an Housing Project Manager, Bridging the Gap. We believe in keeping equity at the heart of our work. That starts from within, including intentional application of diversity, equity and inclusion practices that guide how we operate and work within the communities we serve. Ideal candidates have a personal commitment and connection with our mission, vision, and values as seen in our Annual Reports.

Position Title: Housing Project Manager, Bridging the Gap
Status: Non-exempt
Salary: $60,000 - $63,000
Benefits: Our benefits package includes 100% employer-paid premiums on employee only health, dental, and vision plans; 3-6% employer contributions to 401(k); FSAs, employer-paid life/AD&D/LTD insurance; generous PTO, EIB, and holiday benefits; paid parental leave; EAP; tuition reimbursement program; professional and growth and development opportunities; discounted pet insurance; inclusive bereavement leave; and free underground parking for eligible employees
Location: Primarily based out of our Denver office at 711 Park Ave W, Denver, CO 80205. 3 days/week in office, 2 days/week remote
COVID-19 Vaccination: Providing your COVID vaccination card is optional.

How You'll Help

The Bridging the Gap (BTG) Housing Project Manager performs a variety of office and community-based activities to implement the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV), also known as "Section 8". This position is responsible for overseeing and managing the Housing Department for Bridging the Gap, which seeks to ensure that youth aging out of foster care have safe and stable housing necessary for successful transition to self-sufficiency by providing housing assistance and supportive services.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Manage relationship with the Property Management of apartment buildings where participants reside.
  • Utilize housing industry best practices, techniques, and standards.
  • Measure program performance to identify areas for improvement through data entry in various systems including Salesforce, Elite, and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
  • Maintain and update tenant information in databases including Elite, HMIS and Salesforce.
  • Collaborate with partner agencies on Foster Youth to Independence project maintenance.
  • Provide technical support and assistance to Family Unification Program (FUP), Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) State Housing Vouchers (SHV), and Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) voucher holders.
  • Oversee the transition of Family Unification Program (FUP) voucher holders to Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program, including contract completion, escrow account management, client goal setting.
  • Prepare and review lease documents between participants and landlords to ensure participants are aware of and understand the provisions of their lease.
  • Prepare contracts between the Public Housing Authority (PHA) and participating rental property owners to ensure rental property owners understand the rights and responsibilities of program participation.
  • Complete annual recertification of participants and as needed documentation, verifying income to determine and maintain eligibility with federal guidelines and regulations, conducting terminations when necessary.
  • Support Housing Coach to conduct annual inspections, ensuring Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Section 8 rental properties are in compliance with HUD Housing Quality Standards (HQS).
  • Maintain client and partnership confidentiality.
  • Provide direct leadership and coaching support to the Housing Coach to ensure program goals are aligned and accomplished.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Complete necessary Division of Housing (DOH) and HUD paperwork and HQS inspections.
  • Participate in overall program development and implementation with BTG staff, performing other relevant duties as required.
  • Represent Bridging the Gap at meetings and presentations as assigned.
  • Act as a community liaison for BTG, maintaining working relationships throughout the community with new and existing partners.
  • Attend community meetings, trainings and open houses related to community resources and supportive services for current and former foster youth.
  • Assist in the training and onboarding of new BTG staff, interns, and volunteers pertaining to housing program requirements and processes.
  • Maintain accurate files for all participants in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and
  • Assist in submission of reports to funding partners.

What You'll Need: Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent level of experience required; Master's Degree preferred

  • Minimum 3 years of experience with programs focusing on youth from the child welfare system, youth corrections and/or are experiencing homelessness.
  • Minimum 3 years supervisory or program management experience
  • Minimum 5 years related experience in housing, housing vouchers, housing database systems, property management and program development.

Specials Skills/Knowledge:

  • Strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and collaborate with agency partners, colleagues, and clients.
  • Practical experience in relating effectively to people of all ranks, professions, ethnic and racial groups, and national origins.
  • General casework management principles and practices as they apply to low-income housing assistance programs; and socioeconomic problems and needs of low-income families and individuals.
  • Negotiating and exchanging ideas, information, and opinions with others to jointly formulate innovative policies, programs, projects, or solutions.
  • Knowledge of Denver Metro Area, local community organizations, educational and training systems, public agencies and private industry preferred.
  • Highly developed organizational and time management skills.

Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office

Working Environment: 50% of time in typical office environment, 50% traveling to outside meetings and inspections.

Physical Activities: Must have a current CO driver's license, applicable insurance and a safe driving record. Ability to lift 20lbs.

Ready to apply? If you are on Mile High United Way's website, you can apply by completing the information in the "Apply Now" box. If you're on a job board, you can apply through the job board or by visiting the Careers page of our website.

This posting is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.

Mile High United Way is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Mile High United Way does not charge applicants for any step in the hiring process, nor do we request any financial information until the time of hire.

We will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified applicants who have disabilities which hinder their ability to complete the application process. Please contact us at 303-433-8383 to request accommodation in the application process.

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Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • 1 - 2 years of experience

Salary range

  • $61,000 to $70,000 per year