Current Job Opportunities 

Financial Manager

Housing Corporation of Arlington (HCA) is a 501-c3 not-for-profit community development corporation in Arlington, Massachusetts. HCA acquires, rehabilitates, and manages affordable housing for people with limited incomes. HCA currently rents 93 units of affordable housing, has a pipeline of 57 additional units. HCA also runs the Homelessness Prevention Program which provides grants to households facing homelessness. In the past 10 years, HCA has assisted over 800 Arlington households in avoiding homelessness. We seek a seasoned professional to become part of our small, efficient staff.  This person will need intelligence, flexibility, and discipline, openness to learning, an ability to work independently and with ambition to accomplish all the goals laid out.

Job Responsibilities

This position has a wide range of responsibilities.  Each area of responsibility is important to the financial health of the organization.

Bookkeeping:  Basic book keeping, check writing, balancing monthly statements of up to ten accounts, maintenance of invoices and booking detail, compiling consolidated monthly financial statements, completing quarterly and annual reporting to funders, working with a part time accountant and management company to produce comprehensive, complete monthly financial statements.  Responsible for schedules and prep work for the annual audit.

Asset Management: oversee the work of the property management companies. Includes reviewing monthly financial statements, water bills, tax bills, maintaining and procuring insurance, reviewing portfolio financial statements, and maintaining lender relationships.

The organization has a small select staff so applicants must have the flexibility to work with cultural differences of tenants and other staff in a busy office setting. Often Interns and volunteers participate in the organization work, so openness, willingness to assist, compassion and understanding are essential requirements.

Required skills:

  • Knowledge of Quickbooks Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365
  • Understanding and proficiency with Excel Affordable Housing experience a plus
  • Understanding of Real Estate Development and buildings a plus Flexible hours a possibility
  • Affordable Housing experience a plus
  • Understanding of Real Estate Development and buildings a plus

Flexible hours a possibility

Please send cover letter and resumes to:

Pamela Hallett, Executive Director, phallett@housingcorparlington.org

 

Homelessness Prevention Social Worker

Housing Corporation of Arlington (HCA) is a 501-c3 not-for-profit community development corporation in Arlington, Massachusetts. HCA acquires, rehabilitates, and manages affordable housing for people with limited incomes. HCA currently owns 93 units of affordable housing, has a pipeline of 57 additional units and oversees the work of the management companies.  In addition, HCA runs the Homelessness Prevention Program which provides grants to households facing homelessness.  In the past 10 years, HCA has assisted over 800 Arlington households in avoiding homelessness. We seek a seasoned professional to become part of our small, efficient staff.  This person will need intelligence, flexibility, and discipline, openness to learning, an ability to work independently and with ambition to accomplish all the goals laid out.

In this part time position the social worker is a member of a team of social service professionals providing critical outreach, prevention, supportive housing and strengthening programs to low- income, high-risk households through our highly successful Housing Prevention Program. The responsibilities of the Social worker fall into two primary areas: direct client services and workshop coordination.

Supporting direct client services, the Social Worker (SW) will work primarily with prevention and permanent households providing intake, assessment, case management, referral, and follow- up. The SW will screen for multiple needs and implement protocol for emergency assistance, rental assistance or household support services, including DV and benefits screenings. The SW will create and maintain electronic and hard copy files of all assigned households and manage a regular schedule of appointments, case reviews, and team meetings.

Every Calendar year the SW will organize two First Time Home Buyer Workshops and four Financial Workshops. These seminars and events are designed to build greater stability, economic empowerment, and household well-being of participants and tenants. The SW will work with Banks and other providers to support and register participants in appropriate workshops. The position at times requires flexible scheduling to support the organization that includes some evenings and weekends.

Essential duties and responsibilities

 Outreach and Eviction Prevention:

  • Engage households facing housing instability and work with them to develop greater self- sufficient and strengthen housing
  • Work with Arlington residents and HCA tenants in providing housing counseling services and case management
  • Manage intake and assessment for diverse
  • Maintain up to date and accurate case Fully document all services in on-line database.
  • Make referrals for specialized services
  • Represent agency at meetings as necessary and other tasks as assigned
  • Respond to emergency situations
  • Development of resiliency techniques for disasters and other emergencies
  • Develop individual housing resiliency plans for housing clients

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of four years’ experience in case Management and/or working with homeless or high-risk households
  • Computer competence and agility a must with experience in case management database use
  • Willingness to engage in ongoing professional development
  • Experience and knowledge in homeless services sector

 Skills required:

  • Self-starter with initiative
  • Collaborative and team supporter
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented with ability to manage multiple responsibilities
  • Computer agility with knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Google, and general database technologies.
  • Ability to work with at-risk populations without personalizing other’s stress
  • Ability to work with volunteer groups and coordinate multiple activities
  • Strong sense of professionalism, healthy boundaries and personal limits
  • Ability to identify and implement best case management practices for the agency

Hours:

16 hours per week- days flexible

Send resumes to:

Pamela Hallett, Executive Director phallett@housingcorparlington.org