Employment and Housing Coordinator

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Working from our Pittsburgh, PA office, the Employment & Housing Specialist is responsible for ensuring that newly arrived refugees, SIVs and Afghan parolees are provided with safe, sanitary, and affordable housing as well as fair and equitable employment opportunities. This includes creating relationships with landlords and securing items for apartment setups as well as supporting refugee enrollment in training and recertification programs if needed, reviewing resumes for relevance, job matching with our employer connections, and creating relationships with employers.

This is a newly created position at Hello Neighbor and an exciting opportunity to join a fast scaling early-stage nonprofit. This position reports to the Founder and CEO.

Key Responsibilities:

Housing Duties (50%)

  • Research and secure safe sanitary and affordable housing
  • Coordinate and implement apartment set-up
  • Maintain and develop relationships with area landlords, housing trusts, housing authorities, and property management agencies
  • Follow-up with property managers and/or clients to ensure apartment maintenance issues are satisfactorily resolved
  • Manage in-kind donations of furniture and household items including solicitation/purchases, transportation, organization/storage, and distribution;
  • Coordinate and supervise interns and volunteers
  • Update database, maintain lease records, report on housing statistics
  • Ensure that refugees are served in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner
  • Provide safety orientation and education to newly arrived refugees
  • Participate in community outreach and collaborative work with Hello Neighbor’s partners

Employment Duties (50%)

  • Liaise between employers and to help clients secure appropriate employment
  • Evaluate candidates’ skills to help identify appropriate positions
  • Maintain and grow relationships with employers and share candidates for opportunities within their organization
  • Develop an individualized career development plan with the job seeker
  • Maintain detailed relationship records using our database
  • Ensure positive candidate experience on all fronts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Requires 4+ years of related and/or applicable work experience and a demonstrated ability to effectively work with refugee and immigrant communities
  • Car, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Alignment with and support of Hello Neighbor’s core values
  • Flexibility and ability to work nights and weekends as needed

About You:

  • A team player
  • Energetic, motivated and hardworking
  • Ability to take direction and work independently, as well as collaboratively
  • Ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
  • Passion for community building, refugee and immigrant rights
  • Ability to communicate with diverse communities
  • Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Living migration experience and fluency in other languages a plus

Details/Benefits:

  • This is an in-house position at our Pittsburgh, PA office
  • Estimated start date: November/December
  • Salary range: $40,000-43,000

To Apply:

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until October 31st. Selected candidates will be invited to interview in November.

To apply for this job please visit www.helloneighbor.io.