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We currently have the following positions to fill:

  • AmeriCorps HomeOwnership Client Coordinator
  • Full-time Maintenance Technician

Please scroll down for complete job description and directions for how to apply.

This position is part of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps (VHCB AmeriCorps).  The VHCB AmeriCorps program supports the innovative dual-goal approach to creating stable affordable housing opportunities for Vermont residents while preserving the natural and working landscape.  VHCB AmeriCorps is a national service program that places members with non-profit housing or land and energy conservation organizations around the state.

Downstreet strengthens the communities by engaging with people providing affordable homes and connecting people to resources and services they need to thrive. Downstreet manages and develops permanently affordable rental housing and affordable homeownership programs in Washington, Lamoille and Orange counties.

Downstreet HomeOwnership Center (HOC) is a member of the national NeighborWorks® America Network and is comprised of 3 Programs:

  1. Shared Equity Program (SEP) this program helps buyers with down payment assistance to create permanently affordable homeownership options
  2. Home Education provides group and individual counseling in financial literacy, homebuyer education and homeowner services
  3. Green Mountain Home Repair Program is a joint collaboration between Downstreet and Windham & Windsor Housing Trust in providing home repairs to low income home owners.

The role of the HOC Client Coordinator will be to serve new and existing customers receiving services through the Homeownership Center. They will strive to build trust through ensuring a high level of client communication and support.  This position will be instrumental in designing and implementing outreach and community engagement efforts for our service area.

Essential Functions:

  • Learn the overall functions of Downstreet’s Homeownership Center and provide basic information to people who call wanting more information about our 3 services; Shared Equity, Education and Home Repair.
  • Play a key role in providing intake application assistance, engaging in one-on-one mentoring, data collection and reporting.
  • Do an assessment of all Shared Equity Properties currently held in the Downstreet Portfolio. From this assessment of the current condition of the properties, engage with individual homeowners to coordinate services that Downstreet might offer or other community partners that preserve the safety and condition of their homes.
  • Perform outreach in the community with local lenders, realtors and other community organizations to promote collaborative initiatives with the HOC.
  • Connect potential homeowners with Downstreet Shared Equity Properties
  • Lead Shared Equity Program informational sessions explaining Downstreet’s permanently affordable homeownership program

Marginal Functions:

  • Attend meetings webinars trainings and event that are related to and/or associated with services of Downstreet.
  • Research, perform and compile testimonials with interviews and photos of customers and partners.
  • Helping with related program paperwork, filing data entry, data tracking, phone calls and calculations relevant to service position.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong computer skill, familiar with Microsoft Office, and willingness to learn CRM Salesforce.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Experience in real estate lending, community services or affordable housing preferred.
  • Desire to provide service to the community, highly motivated, well organized, self-starter and team player.
  • Clean driving record and access to a vehicle

 Minimum Qualifications:            

  • Be US citizen or have permanent resident status;
  • Be at least 18 years of age upon entering the Pre-Service Orientation or 17 years of age with written parental permission that has been verified by phone;
  • Be a high school graduate, have a GED certificate, or be willing to work towards a GED as part of the service-term. A member cannot have dropped out of high school to join AmeriCorps.
  • Has not been convicted of murder or sexual assault and is willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Be committed to the VHCB AmeriCorps program’s ethic of service and personal and professional development of its participants;
  • Have the ability and enthusiasm to drive to, attend, and participate in required trainings and events, and be prepared to drive up to 2-3 hours each way.

 Additional Information:

Service occurs both in an open office environment as well as in the communities located in Washington, Lamoille, and Orange Counties. Having your own vehicle and ability to serve on some evening and weekends are required.

Position begins September 10th, 2018 and ends August 9th, 2019.

This position is Full Time: Requires 1,700 hours for an average of 40 hours per week for 48 weeks.   Member will receive a living allowance of $20,400 (pre-tax), and an education award of $5,920 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service.  Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training and networking opportunities.

This position does have recurring access to vulnerable populations (youth, persons over 60, individuals with disabilities).

To Apply: http://www.vhcb.org/americorps/menu_events/positions/

For questions about this position or to send additional materials:

Pattie A. Dupuis, Associate Director of Homeownership Services
22 Keith Avenue, Suite 100
Barre VT 05641

Application deadline: August 24th, 2018

Additional information on AmeriCorps is available at www.americorps.org.

The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) is sponsoring this AmeriCorps position through their AmeriCorps Program. VHCB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Positions are open to all applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran’s status, religion or creed.

Job Title:       Maintenance Technician

Date:             June 2018

Reports To:   Associate Director of Facilities and Asset Management

Location:       Main Office, 22 Keith Avenue, Suite 100 Barre, VT 05641

Hours:           8:00AM-4:00PM (plus occassional on-call hours)

Position Summary:

Downstreet Housing & Community Development in Barre is seeking a full-time maintenance technician. Great pay rate and comprehensive benefits package combined with a friendly work environment and mission-driven work makes this an amazing opportunity.

Job Description:

Job Statement: Maintenance Technician is a full time, regular, non-exempt position paid on an hourly basis with benefits. Primary responsibilities include the supervision, maintenance and repair of physical structures of residential buildings and properties while adhering to Downstreet’s mission. The position reports to the Maintenance Manager and may direct or train maintenance workers, contract workers, vendors, volunteers or summer youth employees as needed.

Reports to the Associate Director of Facilities and Capital Planning and works within a strong and dynamic team environment.

Job Responsibilities will include but not be exclusive to the following:

    • Performs repairs and maintenance as directed by work orders, Maintenance Manager. Repairs include minor plumbing, basic carpentry, appliance trouble-shooting and hardware replacement, minor electrical work, grounds keeping, exterior/interior painting, winterization of buildings and window replacement, operating machinery, janitorial, trash and debris removal, snow shoveling, etc.  Individual may be required to oversee the service of contractor-related services.
    • Ensures that apartment turnovers are completed in a quality manner in accordance with the standards of the organization, while adhering to Lead Paint Essential Maintenance Procedures.
    • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists other maintenance workers in repair or maintenance work.
    • Completes work orders indicating materials used and cost, labor, and tenant charges.
    • Responds to emergency calls during required on-call rotation with other maintenance staff. Establishes and maintains good working relationships and is on-going liaison with residents.
    • Works independently and as part of the PM team to carry out job duties.
    • Participates in team and staff meetings.

Downstreet’s mission and operations may require that an employee is prepared to perform duties as assigned that may be outside his/her principle responsibilities.

 

Conduct:

    • Demonstrates a commitment to the mission and values of Downstreet.
    • Demonstrates respectful and effective communication with co-workers, participants, vendors, and community partners.
    • Protects the privacy and confidentiality of all private information related to participants, families, staff and general housing operations following privacy practices and HIPAA requirements.
    • Communicates a positive image about Downstreet to the community.
    • Adheres to all safety practices, rules and standards throughout the work day.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to quality and proactively seeks to make improvements to systems and processes.
    • Maintains a professional appearance that is appropriate for his/her position.
    • Reports to work on time, provides advance notice for time off, completes timesheets accurately and appropriately manages time.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to integrity in work habits and employing agency resources.
    • Downstreet’s mission and operations require that an employee is prepared to perform duties as assigned that may be outside his/her principle responsibilities..

Qualifications:

Two years related experience in a maintenance capacity; individual will possess the basic tools required to perform his/her duties; ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, basic blueprints and procedural manuals; ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have good customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively with both staff and residents.

 

Contact: Please send resume and cover letter explaining why you want to work to further Downstreet’s mission to:

Attn: Human Resources
Downstreet
22 Keith Ave., Ste. 100
Barre, VT 05641

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