Careers

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Open Positions!

  • Housing Counselor

    JOB DESCRIPTION/SUMMARY

    The Housing Counselor position provides one-on-one housing counseling to the residents of Mesa County and Twelve surrounding Counties in the areas of Foreclosure Prevention/Default Intervention Counseling, Financial Capability Coaching, Rental Counseling as well as Pre-purchase and Post- Purchase Counseling. In addition, primary responsibilities may include conducting educational workshops, intake and eligibility determination for financial assistance, and collection of demographic information, and facilitates client resolutions through advocacy with lenders, community agencies and government assistance programs.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    - Effectively speak in group or one on one settings and facilitate presentations.

    - Respond to questions from clients, and the public.

    - Follow necessary agency policies, Colorado procedures, rules and regulations, where applicable for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) and Housing Resources of Western Colorado. Must have or acquire a working knowledge of all pertinent regulations applicable to the position within six months of date of hire.

    - Recognize problems, analyze causes, and propose solutions.

    - Consistently meet deadlines for reports, billing and requested data.

    OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    - Professionally represent our Agency positive, professional and ethical manner in community relations activities as required.

    - Participate in committee work, both internal and external, in support of Housing Resources goals.

    - Maintain effective, unbiased working relationships with lenders, realtors, other professionals and persons who are economically disadvantaged.

    - Demonstrate the ability to provide respectful quality services to a culturally diverse population. Treat people with respect and work with integrity and professional ethics to uphold the agency’s values and our mission.

    - Learn and be able to relay general information about Housing Resource’s Programs to the public and other community organizations.

    - Make rational and appropriate decisions. Must be able to write clearly and professionally.

    - Maintain the utmost confidentiality of all client information.

    - Maintain participant files in accordance with applicable procedures and regulations, including appropriately and thoroughly documenting interactions with clients and other interested parties.

    - Use a time management system and other organizational tools to prioritize and organize tasks, manage time effectively, and meet prescribed deadlines.

    - Work on multiple assignments and maintain necessary record-keeping systems to support reporting requirements.

    - Attend scheduled meetings with the Supervisor to discuss various items of concern and/or interest to both parties. Attend mandatory Staff meetings.

    - Adapt well to change in the work environment. Must be able to work with frequent interruptions and respond curiously and professionally.

    - Be a team player and act in a manner that is in the best interest of Housing Resources of Western CO.

    - Comply with all provisions of the employee handbook.

    - Must meet certification requirement within the established time frame.

    - Maintain office, office files and client files in a neat and clean manner.

    - Some occasional travel is required for Training Seminars and Partnership meetings.

    - Perform other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Must demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in a team work environment, supporting colleagues in achieving shared objectives.
    Requires the ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative, and work independently.
    Must have excellent skills in, financial analysis, communication, negotiations, and budgeting.
    The Housing Counselor Position entails effectively speaking in public in support of Housing Resources Home Ownership Program, must be able to speak in public and present the Home Buyer Education Course at least but, not limited to once a month on a Saturday.
    A Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university, or an equivalent level of professional experience, skills and abilities is required. Experience in single family mortgage lending is strongly preferred. Work experience should be appropriate to this position. A combination of education and work experience may be substituted for a degree.
    Microsoft Word and Excel proficiency is a necessity. Computer literacy sufficient to manage program management software and other standard office equipment, including projectors and laptops.
    Colorado Driver’s License is required as well as the ability to be insured at standard rates.
    Criminal background checks and random drug screenings are required.
    OTHER
    Salary Range depending on experience
    Full Time, non-exempt position with benefits
    Physical requirements are commensurate with construction contractor supervision
    Occasional evening and/or weekend work
    Travel as needed, regionally and nationally; valid driver’s license required
    HRWC is an equal opportunity employer

    Submit cover letter and resume to: Kelly Anderson
    524 30 Road, Suite 3
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    kellya@hrwco.org

  • Self Help Construction Supervisor

    Job Title: Self-Help Construction Supervisor
    Reports To: Self-Help Program Manager
    Located At: 524 30 Road, Ste. 3
    Grand Junction, CO 81504

    Our Mission:
    The mission of Housing Resources of Western Colorado (HRWC), a private non-profit corporation, is to provide affordable housing and promote the wise and sustainable use of resources. HRWC also serves the development needs of the communities in non-entitlement areas. Housing Resources of Western Colorado offers education and awareness programs, opportunities for community revitalization, and the provision of decent, safe, and affordable housing for those with low and moderate income.

    Position Description:
    Construction Supervisor is responsible for supervising build group activities in the Self-Help housing program.

    Major Areas of Responsibility:
    - Works with housing associations in development of labor sharing and record keeping systems and encourages maximum family participation.

    - Trains Mutual Self Help families who will work on the houses and exercises supervision over all construction

    - Keeps Construction Manager informed of needs for receipt of constructions materials.

    - Organizes work crews with group labor manager and provides training in use of tools and equipment and safety.

    - Must maintain harmonious relationships within the association.

    - Makes inspections and reports to Construction Manager on all work performed by subcontractors.

    - Responsible for maintaining timely construction progress within their assignment.

    - Performs such other duties as may be required by director.

    - Organizes work crews and provides training in use of tools and equipment.

    - Work with Mutual Self-Help families and volunteers to insure a safe jobsite.

    - Maintain harmonious relationships within the association.

    - Responsible for maintaining timely construction progress.

    - Supervisor reports to the Mutual Self-Help Program Manager.

    Qualifications:
    - Two years’ experience in residential construction.

    - Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, with the ability to work with a wide variety of personalities, including homeowners and contractors

    - Able to work with minimal supervision and utilize appropriate independent judgment; highly motivated, organized and detail oriented.

    - Must have professional building skills with union or equivalent carpenter training.

    - Must have professional and personal qualifications to train others in these skills.

    - Must have an interest in social programs.

    - Capable of understanding and implementing NeighborWorks America goals for “Healthy Homes” and Green Practices.

    Other:
    Salary Range depending on experience, benefits to be determined
    Full Time, non-exempt position
    Physical requirements are commensurate with construction contractor supervision
    Occasional evening and/or weekend work
    Travel as needed, regionally and nationally; valid driver’s license required
    HRWC is an equal opportunity employer

    Submit cover letter and resume to: Kelly Anderson
    524 30 Road, Suite 3
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    kellya@hrwco.org