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We are looking for a Homeownership Specialist to join our team!

Downstreet is seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented Homeownership Specialist to coordinate and implement homeownership and landlord repair loan programs. This person will help low- and middle-income homebuyers achieve their dream of homeownership in Central Vermont.

Key Responsibilities

  • Answer email and phone inquiries regarding homeownership programs.
  • Perform client intake with customers for homeownership services; process new applicants.
  • Provide one-on-one pre-purchase counseling services for the purpose of developing mortgage ready buyers.
  • Track intake and client progress using Salesforce client information system and other tools.
  • Manage homebuyer education workshops, both in person and through eHome America.
  • Assist clients to utilize eHome training; perform follow up meeting.
  • Resolving closing in Housing Counselor; close out client files.
  • Provide financial counseling to Green Mountain Home Repair program applicants, as needed.
  • Develop and implement Financial Wellness Program, include developing procedures, paper and electronic files, agenda for one-on-one meeting; close out of files.
  • Build and maintain accurate, confidential and complete client files; including electronic and paper files. Enter notes about all client interactions in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education

  • 2 years of experience in mortgage lending, financial counseling/coaching or an equivalent combination of education, employment, and life experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn relevant software
  • Highly organized with a strong ability to manage priorities and deadlines and ability to manage confidential information
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, active listening skill and problem-solving abilities
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion and social and economic justice
  • Valid Vermont Driver’s License and personal vehicle

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working at a computer


The annual salary for this position is $43,000 - $45,000 per year.

Downstreet also provides a comprehensive benefits package, which includes:

  • 403(b) with company match up to 4.5%
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Dental insurance benefits
  • Life insurance and long-term disability benefits
  • Generous paid leave allowances (vacation, sick, and personal time)
  • Short-term disability
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Hybrid remote/office work schedule available after introductory period

Application Instructions 

Downstreet is strongest when we have a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We are an equal employment opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, disability, or Veteran status are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please complete the form below. Please include a resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to be a part of the Downstreet team. Applications submitted without a cover letter will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

Downstreet is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.