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Positions at ROC USA and ROC USA Network affiliates provide an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the lives of homeowners in manufactured home communities. 

Photo of April 2019 CTAP 101 group. L to R: Mary O'Hara, Director of ROC USA Network; Gary Faucher of ROC USA Network; Jim Domino of NeighborWorks Montana; Molly Snell-Larch of PathStone Corporation; Julia Curry of Cooperative Development Institute; and Andy Kadlec of Thistle.
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ROC USA Positions

Position: Office Administrator
Location: Concord, NH
Reports to: Senior Operations Director
Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt Company Summary

ROC USA is a national non-profit social enterprise whose mission is to make quality resident ownership viable nationwide and to expand economic opportunities for homeowners living in manufactured home communities. We make a meaningful impact on the lives of the people who live in resident-owned communities. We’re a fun and growing team, and the Office Administrator will have a significant impact on the tremendous work we’re doing.

Position Summary

The Office Administrator performs a variety of administrative and clerical tasks providing support to all staff, assisting in daily office needs and managing our company’s general administrative activities with a focus on the use of technology, continuous improvement, and collaboration among ROC USA, ROC USA Capital, ROC USA Network, our Affiliates, and all ROCs in the United States. This position also includes supporting general projects and tasks for ROC USA (currently 12 people), ROC USA Network (currently 6 people), and ROC USA Capital (currently 6 people).

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate maintenance of our office equipment, maintain office supply inventory including interaction with various vendors;
  • Maintain detailed records of all office equipment including employees’ laptops, phones, and more;
  • Maintain, clean, and sanitize common areas throughout office including conference room, lobby, kitchen, etc.;
  • Coordinate mailings including making copies, compiling contents, handling postage and/or shipping;
  • Orient new staff on office and general company procedures;
  • Answer and direct incoming calls and greet visitors;
  • Assist with scheduling meetings, travel arrangements, and associated tasks such as expense reports;
  • Update and maintain office policies and procedures;
  • Passionately advocate for our clients and co-workers;
  • Other similar tasks not outlined above as well as additional tasks as assigned/required.

Requirements

  • Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment;
  • Problem solver with ability to find solutions and standardization where missing from current procedures;
  • Strong communication skills and customer service orientation;
  • Superior organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to typical office noises and equipment. Initially, the employee will work partially remotely and partially in the office, but is expected to work full time in the ROC USA office once ROC USA returns to full in office work following the restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ROC USA, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Position: Document Specialist
Location: Concord, NH
Reports to: Senior Operations Director
Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Company Summary
ROC USA is a national non-profit social enterprise whose mission is to make quality resident ownership viable nationwide and to expand economic opportunities for homeowners living in manufactured home communities. We make a meaningful impact on the lives of the people who live in resident-owned communities. We’re a fun and growing team, and the Document Specialist will have a significant impact on the tremendous work we’re doing.

Position Summary
The Document Specialist maintains an electronic library of copyrighted materials for use by a national network of non-profit organizations licensed to create derivative documents on a state-by-state and end-user basis. This position will need to analyze and approve changes to copyrighted materials, and maintain consistent and scalable documents while allowing for state-law required changes.

Essential Functions

  • Manage, maintain, and iterate a user-friendly document control system (protection, distribution, use, best-practice revision, and customization) for a library of copyrighted documents:
  • Review, ensure consistency among related documents and approve changes and new documents as appropriate;
  • Work closely with outside counsel when legal review is necessary;
  • Work with ROC USA and Affiliate staff to create and/or maintain additions to the document library as needed.
  • Train and provide on-going support to internal and Network organization staff in the use and maintenance of the document control system;
  • Other duties as assigned/required.

Requirements

  • Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Proficiency in cloud content management systems;
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines both scheduled and unscheduled;
  • Experience with creating and maintaining document control procedures and systems, databases and/or internal and external business operating systems;
  • Direct experience and desire to work with customers or clients;
  • Training in or experience with intellectual property documents.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associates with practical experience in business management, liberal arts, or community and economic development or paralegal/legal secretary training and experience. We will consider relevant experience and background commensurate with the education criteria;
  • Prefer 3 to 5 years experience in paralegal work and/or as a document librarian;
  • Experience with Box.com is preferred but not required.

Communication Skills
Ability to clearly and effectively communicate by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Ability to support customer needs and opportunities and promote a collaborative environment with customers, management, suppliers, and/or peers. Ability to work on projects and tasks from multiple departments at once.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to perform basic math functions and calculations.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand, use a computer and phone. The employee will frequently be required to lift and move up to 25 pounds and occasionally travel to ROC events via car or plane (COVID-19 conditions permitting).

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to typical office noises and equipment. Initially, the employee will work remotely, but is expected to work in an office setting once ROC USA returns to full in office work following the restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ROC USA, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Community Development Project Manager

Company Summary

ROC USA® is a non-profit social enterprise with a mission of making quality resident ownership viable and successful nationwide and to expand economic opportunities for homeowners living in manufactured home communities.

Position Summary

The Community Development Project Manager reports to the Director of ROC USA Network and works closely with Network affiliate field staff and ROC USA Capital’s Loan Compliance and Asset Management Officer. S/he will be responsible for a wide variety of special projects and for coordinating a cross-functional approach to monitoring ROC financial performance, compliance with Capital and other lender loan covenants, and execution of capital improvement projects in communities.

Essential Functions

  • Act as Network Director’s special projects manager, taking responsibility for executing a wide variety of special projects including, research and analysis, communications and relationship management, training, TA and mentoring to affiliates and to ROCs, “turn around” situations in the portfolio, and assistance in taking innovation in one locale to best practice across the national network.
  • Act as Network’s portfolio manager by both working in concert with ROC USA Capital’s portfolio management team and, taking primary responsibility with Network affiliates for monitoring and managing portfolio needs in ROCs served by other lenders.
  • Act as project manager as necessary in order to drive ROC projects to completion and problem solve to resolution; and,
  • Provide TA and training to ROCs who are contracted directly with Network.
  • Work with staff from ROC USA Capital, Network affiliates, and the Operations Team to build out, beta-test, deliver and CPI, a portfolio management system that supports ROC USA Capital, Network affiliates, and ROCs, including:
  • Act as an early warning system based on performance and loan criteria;
  • Monitoring of post-closing conditions and loan covenants;
  • Monitoring of capital improvement, infill, and home replacement plans and projects;
  • Reporting to ROC Boards, Network affiliates, and lenders.
  • Maintain project management data, documentation, reports and protocols in ROC USA’s systems;
  • Lead projects when Network is temporarily acting as the local TA provider to a ROC or, when an affiliate is unable to respond in a timely manner or with the requisite experience to act on its own. Project management will include coaching affiliate staff and ROC Boards to manage engineering, construction, funding, receivables, and/or vacancy issues, etc.
  • Provide training and development to affiliate and internal staff on project and portfolio management systems.
  • As a key member of the national Network team, participate and collaborate on strategy, relationship management with affiliates, communications, continuous process and systems improvement, training, and events.
  • Provide quality services to Network affiliates and ROC Boards and Members.
  • Participate in ongoing training and development opportunities to further support ROC USA Network as we continue to grow at a national level.
  • Other internal and external duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be self-driven and able to work both independently and in collaborative teams to deliver results.
  • Strong project management, team-building and interpersonal skills are essential in fulfilling the demands of this position.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage consulting and training relationships and coach others in such relationships;
  • Solid decision-making skills and analytical thinking.
  • Strong capability in multitasking and organizational and time-management skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, coordination of multiple projects and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively and motivate other members of a cross-functional team.

Experience

  • Five years of project management experience, preferably in commercial real estate-related industries, including commercial lending/servicing and/or cooperative enterprise development.
  • Experience in a not-for-profit environment is desirable.
  • Experience working with people with a wide variety of technical skills, backgrounds, education, and life experience.

Resident Ownership Network, LLC (d/b/a “ROC USA Network), Resident Ownership Capital, LLC (d/b/a “ROC USA Capital”) and ROC USA, LLC are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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ROC USA Network Positions 

Technical Assistance Manager – CASA of Oregon

This position is classified as Exempt and Full‐Time, and reports to the Manufactured Housing and Cooperative Development Center Director.

This position is a Grade 7 and the starting salary range is $43,508‐$55,073.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW
CASA of Oregon began its work 30 years ago helping local organizations provide housing for farmworkers and other marginalized populations in primarily rural areas. CASA is committed to the wellbeing of Oregon’s disadvantaged. CASA’s work culture is inclusive and equitable, builds teams, works collaboratively, makes transparent and shared decisions, and cultivates staff through professional development. CASA is most effective when working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders at local, state, and national levels.

CASA is seeking a motivated, talented, and collaborative individual. While some candidates may not have all the relevant experience, candidates who are open and enthusiastic to learning on the job will be considered. Preferred candidates will have a familiarity with or experience in community organizing; a demonstrated capacity to work with persons with diverse personalities and communicate information necessary to complete projects; a demonstrated capacity to work independently and perform complex tasks with minimal supervision; familiarity with the cooperative model; dispute and conflict resolution skills; and effective oral and written communication skills.

CASA of Oregon is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status. CASA of Oregon also complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Garrick Harmel at (503)‐687‐3319 or Garrick@casaoforeogn.org.

EQUITY OVERVIEW
By working alongside community organizations, we are able to build and renovate affordable housing and neighborhood facilities.  We provide programs and resources that increase families’ financial well-being.  We are advocates, organizers and agents for change working throughout the state of Oregon.

At CASA, we commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism because we recognize that the communities we partner with face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state and institutions.

We celebrate the identities of all involved with CASA, past and present. We are an organization that strives to respect the race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, size, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, criminal background, religious background, marital status, military status, strengths and differences of all people.

We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression, and commit ourselves to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion and freedom of expression.

As organizers, advocates and development consultants, racial equity and inclusion should manifest at all levels of our programs. Through collaboration, we strive to build hope, homes, and financial health to both heal and strengthen our communities.

POSITION OVERVIEW
The principal tasks of the Manufactured Housing Cooperative Development Technical Assistance Manager is to provide oversight of all post‐purchase activities in the manufactured housing communities that CASA has assisted and will help ensure that each resident‐owned community in their portfolio receives timely and appropriate technical assistance, as well as provide guidance to the cooperatives in compliance issues. This position requires extensive travel throughout the state to meetings during the day and evenings.

RESPONSIBILITES

  • Facilitates and manages ongoing board member leadership development and training by attending monthly cooperative board meetings. Training topics include, but are not limited to:
    • Cooperative board leadership and governance.
    • Cooperative board and member duties and responsibilities.
    • Community organizing and communication with cooperative members.
    • Advises on the establishment and management of cooperative committees.
    • Short and long‐term capital improvement planning.
    • Assistance with marketing around vacancies and fair housing requirements.
    • In‐depth financial and community organizing training.
  • Oversees asset management of the cooperative through monitoring compliance with lender requirements, financing documents, regulatory agreements and other sources of financial, statutory and regulatory reporting requirements, including submittal of compliance reporting to investors, lenders, monitoring agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Liaises with the cooperative attorney to ensure cooperative adherence to Oregon nonprofit cooperative law.
  • Assists cooperative board members with annual renewals and business requirements including taxes, insurance, and state business registration.
  • Assists cooperative board members with identifying resources (money, contractors, and professionals) to address any issues with the operations or maintenance of the park.
  • Works closely with cooperative board members and the property manager in the creation of annual operating budgets and short and long‐term capital improvement plans.
  • Identifies performance and project issues as they arise; negative financial condition or trending, adequacy of reserve funding and implement strategies to correct.
  • Facilitates reserve fund transfer requests.
  • When appropriate, cross‐trains the cooperative organizer to assist community residents with the formation of a non‐profit cooperative in order to purchase and operate their manufactured home community as a resident‐owned community.
  • Creates benchmarks and monitors benchmark‐compliance to ensure board and property optimum performance.
  • Maintains effective relationships with community and industry groups, including partners, investor, lenders, and regulatory bodies.
  • Updates, reports on and maintains data regarding their portfolio of coops, for CASA, ROC USA, state funding agencies and others who support the network.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education: AA in accounting, housing, planning, organizational development, business, or related field is preferred. Experience leading and or working with boards and cooperatives
may be substituted for education.

ExperienceOne to three years’ experience in property management, affordable housing development or asset management, and experience working with individuals and families from varying economic and social backgrounds, nonprofits, community representatives, lenders and other stakeholders in the development process; or experience with cooperatives and/ or cooperative development.

  • A thorough knowledge of and demonstrated experience in affordable housing development and finance.
  • Familiarity with, or experience in, community organizing.
  • A good understanding of pro formas, operating budgets and operating statements is preferred.
  • A good understanding of asset management is preferred.
  • Strong people skills and emotional intelligence.
  • A commitment to working with people from varying economic and social backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with the cooperative model.
  • Experience with leadership development and board of directors trainings.
  • A demonstrated capacity to work with persons with diverse personalities and communicate information necessary to complete projects.
  • A demonstrated ability to plan and manage multiple projects effectively and efficiently.
  • A demonstrated capacity to work independently and perform complex tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word and a familiarity with Google Workspace is preferred.
  • A commitment to working in a bicultural/bilingual environment.
  • Strong preference for bilingual Spanish/English language fluency.
  • Dispute and Conflict resolution skills.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and access to appropriate transportation.

This position will require regular monthly travel to resident‐owned communities across the state
and will regularly require weeknight and weekend work.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  • Work is in an indoor, office setting and driving to sites at manufactured home parks and meeting areas throughout the state. (During COVID 19, the work shall be at home until it is safe to return to normal office work).
  • This position requires extensive travel both in state and to trainings out of state including day, evening and weekend work. (During COVID 19, this travel will be limited until it is safe for normal travel to occur, however in extreme cases travel to a park may be necessary during COVID.).
 
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY CAPABILITY REQUIREMENTS
The following capabilities are required in order to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden on the company are available to address the following requirements.
  • Ability to: stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl;
  • Lift, carry, and place items of up to 25 pounds;
  • Maintain sustained concentration on computer screens;
  • Use keyboards and a variety of computer peripherals;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with consistent access to reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to drive both day and night and travel to rural areas.
  • Overnight travel may be required.

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Thistle Communities is a mission-based affordable housing Real Estate company in Boulder, CO. Thistle is in a unique position to improve and increase the quality and quantity of housing for working families and economically disadvantaged people through our housing programs and Real Estate portfolio. Our ROC Cooperative Development Specialist (CDS) job is an opportunity to make a concrete difference in people’s lives by implementing the ROC USA model in Colorado, managing a program that combines Community and Real Estate development.

And you can experience first-hand all of the wonderful things Colorado has to offer (including a lifestyle that includes access to the greatest mountains, hiking, skiing, biking, communities, breweries, and food scenes that you will enjoy exploring.

The Company:

We’re a business-oriented, private non-profit and earn the majority of our operating income from the ownership and management of apartments and for-sale homes throughout Boulder County and in different types of real estate programs. We’ve been in business for over 35 years and enjoy strong community support. Current revenues are in excess of $9M; our total assets are $69M. Thistle is oriented toward creating mission-compatible programs and Real Estate that support the company and which do not rely on grant funds.

How You’d Spend Your Time:

This position will assist in developing and implementing the ROC USA program for Thistle by providing training and organization to emerging and established resident cooperatives who own and manage their mobile home communities. It is an hourly, non-exempt position and reports to the Field Operations Coordinator of Thistle ROC. This job involves some Colorado travel and night and weekend work.

You’ll experience first-hand the challenges and successes of working with diverse populations to achieve a life-changing goal of giving residents agency over their housing.

How Thistle Operates:

We work in a well-established collaborative environment of about 40 people where you’ll have significant responsibility and independence within the program boundaries. Thistle and ROC USA provide opportunities to engage with professional resources to amplify your experience. Although we are a small company, Thistle has achieved significant results and is established and poised for growth.  We are dedicated to making the work experience meaningful and productive. We are proud to be able to offer a 36-hour work week for all staff, structured as four nine-hour days.

The Work:

The job is to understand and support the ROC model to deliver and support effective resident ownership of mobile home park communities. In part, you will:

  • Provide support by consulting/coaching and training ROC Boards to ensure effective and efficient meetings as well as properly conceived and implemented projects (both short and long term)
  • Assist both established and developing ROCs with financial and loan compliance
  • Work closely with cooperative boards and property managers to create budgets (annual operating and short/long-term capital improvement plans)
  • Assist the other members of the Thistle ROC team in identification of opportunities that can effectively be converted parks to ROCs and support those transitions
  • Participate in ROC USA network events to train, strengthen skills, contribute to the industry and develop peer networks.

It might be hard to find all the skills in one person. Because the work is diverse, recent and relevant experience will be critically evaluated. A college degree is not required, but we are eager to hear why you think your experience and education make you the perfect fit. Experience in community organizing and competency with databases, spreadsheets is required.

To be successful, you’ll need to have strong administrative and organizational skills and be comfortable and competent when communicating with the public. Spanish fluency is desired though not required.  Experience with diverse populations is highly desired.

Interested?  Email your details to ptaylorhowlett@thistle.us. Our goal is to make this hire in February.

*ROC USA is a national, established, successful program with a network of organizations that help mobile home community residents form cooperatives and purchase their mobile home park. Cooperatives own a business operation rooted in democratic principles. Our job is to support members within the Cooperative. The work is unique for many reasons and combines Community Development and Real Estate Development. Learn more at ROCUSA.org.

Thistle ROC, LLC is the sole representative of the program in Colorado. Presently Thistle has converted one community into a Cooperative and has two other communities under contract. We’re looking for an entrepreneurial executive that can grow and manage the ROC USA program in Colorado.

 

POSITION: Real Estate Development Manager
DATE POSTED: January 4, 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
BENEFITS: Employer matched IRA, health care stipend, generous paid time off, flexible work schedule
SALARY RANGE: $70,000 – $80,000 (salary commensurate with experience)
STATUS: Salaried, full time, permanent position reporting to the Executive Director

WHAT WE DO

Northcountry Cooperative Foundation’s mission is to improve lives and communities through cooperative enterprise. NCF was formed twenty years ago as a charitable and cooperative education institution. In 2001, NCF expanded its mission to include cooperative housing development. Over the years, NCF has assisted in the creation of affordable housing cooperatives in a variety of settings and has explored the adaptive reuse of underutilized community buildings and conversions of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and USDA Rural Development 515 rental projects to co-ops. Since 2008, NCF has focused on helping residents of investor-owned manufactured home communities purchase and operate their communities as resident-owned communities (ROCs).

  • Housing and Facilities Development | We partner with local community organizations to improve and increase the stock of affordable, cooperatively-owned multifamily housing and neighborhood community centers. We believe that shelter is a basic necessity and that quality of life is better when people have access to quality affordable homes with community facilities located nearby.
  • Manufactured Housing Cooperative Development | As one of ten Certified Technical Assistance Providers (CTAPs) under the national ROC USA® Network, we deliver pre- and post-purchase technical assistance and help homeowners navigate purchasing their manufactured home communities by securing the financing needed to shape their economic futures through the formation of resident-owned cooperatives (ROCs). Since 2004, we have converted 12 communities to ROCs, preserving over 900 permanently affordable homes for families across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Our impact goes beyond our own as a member of the ROC USA Network, which has converted 266 communities to ROCs, representing over 18,000 households nationwide. 

THE POSITION

In 2018, NCF expanded the cooperative housing work beyond the Resident-Owned Communities (ROC) program to include other types of affordable, multifamily cooperative housing and community facilities development and created the Real Estate and Cooperative Development Department. The primary responsibility of the position is to assist the Executive Director and other members of the Department in the efficient and effective development of affordable housing cooperatives and community facilities that serve cooperatives throughout the organization’s three-state service area (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa). This is a relatively new staff position for the organization. Whoever is hired will have the opportunity to help shape the position and, in the process, have a significant impact on mission performance and the organization’s overall financial success. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Housing Development/Finance – (70%)

  • Design and implement NCF projects that result in the creation and success of new affordable housing cooperatives;
  • Oversee legal, fiduciary, and reporting requirements for housing development activities and programs;
  • Build and manage a pipeline of prospective and active resident purchases of manufactured home communities (MHCs) and multifamily buildings, including: deal feasibility, sales negotiation, due diligence, and financial underwriting;
  • Perform ongoing research and analysis of NCF’s markets and prospective markets as the organization expands;
  • Oversee new construction and rehabilitation of housing and community facilities projects;
  • Advise residents on the potential for creating cooperatives; assist new and existing housing cooperatives in finding the appropriate financial, legal, and technical assistance to ensure their success;
  • Generate project pro-formas, work with nascent cooperatives on the development of operating budgets for their properties;
  • Oversee assembly and submission of funding applications (federal, state, and local sources) on behalf of cooperative projects;
  • Work with the Executive Director on setting project development and stabilization goals and strategies;
  • Assist cooperatives in their development of business plans, and performance enhancement strategies, conducting periodic evaluations of projects on key metrics, contribute to design of NCF programmatic responses and problem-solving;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Program Evaluation/Administration – (15%)

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a strategic business plan for the housing development department that accounts for long-term sustainability;
  • Oversee other real estate development staff, consultants, or contractors.

Partnerships/Outreach – (15%)

  • Monitor local, state, and federal policy as it relates to the work of the housing programs. This includes responding to, and interfacing with, national, state and local funders on funding program priorities and requirements;
  • Develop and support relationships with local, regional and national partners, current and potential investors, and federal, state and local agencies in the development of cooperative housing and related programs;
  • Manage multifamily and manufactured housing industry relationships including national brokers, investors, property owners, buyers and sellers, and associated businesses of retailers, engineers, appraisers, property managers, real estate professionals, and relevant trade associations;
  • Act as an ambassador at public and industry events for housing cooperatives as a viable and beneficial strategy for low- and moderate-income home ownership;
  • Actively work to encourage local partners to incorporate the cooperative option in their affordable housing projects and provide the financial and technical expertise necessary to make this happen;
  • Act as a reliable local resource and public spokesperson for information about all aspects of housing cooperatives and their operations;
  • Seek opportunities for new or additional ways to help low and moderate-income households enhance their family wealth, through home equity and other means;
  • Assist other NCF staff members in writing grants and otherwise developing resources to support the organization’s cooperative housing activities;

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

Education: 

AA, BA/BS or higher in housing, planning, business, architecture, public policy, or related field is preferred. Any combination of experience and education that would provide a candidate with the knowledge, abilities, traits, and competencies to be successful in this position will be considered.

Experience: 

NCF is seeking someone with breadth and depth of experience. While candidates may not have the relevant experience, candidates who are open and enthusiastic to learning on the job will be considered. 

Preferred candidates will have:

  • Demonstrated ability in managing commercial real estate transactions
  • Enjoys and/or has experience with customer-facing positions; strong sales and marketing approach to project pipeline development;
  • Experience working in rural communities and low-income communities;
  • Experience leading or participating in equity and inclusion efforts;
  • Experience working successfully as a team, leading hands-on community engagement with disadvantaged populations, and conducting public advocacy campaigns;
  • Experience writing and administering grants and utilizing complex financing tools, including: tax credits, bond financing, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Small Cities, and other federal, state, and local financing tools;
  • Working knowledge and experience using the MS Office Suite, Salesforce (or another CRM system), web-based applications and general office skills.

Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $70,000 – $80,000. Benefits include a $5,000 health insurance stipend, IRA retirement plan, cell phone plan, generous vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and training and continuing education. 

WORKING CONDITIONS

NCF is currently an all-remote office with staff living primarily throughout the Twin Cities Metro. Tools are made available to employees for managing time and tasks, communicating with co-workers, logging and tracking projects, and accessing resources. Employees are to be online and accessible for 8 hours, Monday to Friday. They are expected to check-in with their managers at least once a day.

Normal office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Employees must be able to sit for long durations of time. A driver’s license and access to transportation are required. Travel statewide and out of state is necessary and may require overnight stays. We support our staff through development opportunities, leadership training, and setting aside time for social and civic engagement.

NCF is an equal opportunity employer. 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, résumé, and three references by email to Victoria Clark (victoria@northcountryfoundation.org). No phone calls please.