Job Opportunities

Position:                     Director of Homeownership Services

Reports to:                Senior Program Director

Exempt:                      Yes

Approved by:          CEO   

Salary:                      High 50’s

 Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC), an innovative and progressive community development corporation located in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn is seeking a seasoned Director of Homeownership Services.

 Summary: The Director of Homeownership Services is responsible for the management of the administration and programs of t the Homeowner Services Department, include housing counseling and education, (pre-purchase, foreclosure, post-purchase and financial capability), as well as development and implementation of current and future initiatives for individuals and the community.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervision:

  • Provide supervision of all staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Identify and connect staff to professional growth opportunities.
  • Assist in the recruitment, hiring, training and supervision of staff.
  • Evaluate staff performance and make recommendations when needed.
  • Implement BSDC’s staff policy and procedures.

Program:

  • Responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and initiatives to meet BSDC’s Homeownership Services’ strategy.
  • Design, plan, coordinate, implement and facilitate convenings.
  • Establish policy and procedures for all programs.
  • Assist with the development of funding proposals.
  • Supervise the marketing BSDC’s homeownership services’ programs and assist in the design of the program promotional materials.
  • Represent BSDC at public forums and community events.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders and community partners.
  • Coordinate, manage and monitors grants to ensure goals and objectives of grants are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
  • Development of program budgets and monitoring expenses

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Five to seven years of experience in housing counseling/homeownership field. (pre-purchase, foreclosure, post-purchase and financial capability)
  • Three years management experience and ability to supervise multiple staff members, volunteers, and interns.
  • Demonstrated ability to take a leadership role and plan and direct the work of others.
  • Flexibility to adapt, respond and meet the needs of the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact positively with the community and colleagues.
  • Proven ability to develop, implement and evaluate programs.
  • Proven ability and commitment to provide superior customer service to racially, culturally and economically diverse communities.
  • Proven ability to anticipate, identify, and analyze opportunities and challenges; establish priorities, and efficiently allocate resources.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills. Ability to effectively present information in writing including creating original material.

Apply To: Please send resume and cover letter to info2@bsdcorp.org. Indicate “Director of Homeownership Services” in subject of e-mail. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Bridge Street Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Position:                     Homeownership Services Counselor

Reports to:                Homeownership Services Manager

Exempt:                      Yes     

Salary:                        High 40s

Summary:

Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) -An innovative and progressive community development corporation located in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn. We build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. The Homeownership Services Counselor provides comprehensive individual counseling on financial management, home purchase and foreclosure prevention. The counselor work with clients to facilitate the process toward attainment of established goals. Plan, coordinate and implement targeted outreach.

 Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for delivery of comprehensive counseling and educational workshops in the following areas: credit counseling, financial management, pre-purchase, delinquency and foreclosure prevention in accordance with U.S. HUD standards.
  • Perform on-going casework management as needed to provide services and problem-solving assistance to client.
  • Negotiate with lenders and other creditors on behalf of clients and monitor milestones.
  • Complete appropriate statistical and analytical management reports to include information regarding counseling services, customer satisfaction, and outcomes data.
  • Interact and collaborate with colleagues in pursuit of and attainment of program goals and outcomes.
  • Develop and manage opportunities for public presentations to enhance public awareness of BSDC’s programs, services and organizational initiatives.
  • Coordinate and secure partnerships with realtors, lenders, appraisers, title companies, program administrators, legal services, county and city representatives, etc. to ensure successful client and program implementation and outcomes.
  • Attend regular community meetings, such as Precinct Councils and Community Boards.
  • Assist in marketing/advertising BSDC’s homeownership services programs.
  • Conduct community outreach to meet program goals.
  • Assist with identifying and developing grant and funding proposals.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements:                              

  • Bachelor’s degree with five or more years’ experience in homeownership and financial counseling, or real estate sales or mortgage lending.
  • Familiar with CounselorMax client management system.
  • Solid quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Excellent organization skills, self-starter and ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity and sound judgment
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in MS office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • A highly detail-oriented and organized approach to work.
  • Excellent public speaking abilities and strong “people skills.”
  • An ability to multi-task and prioritize micro and macro work duties.
  • Comfortable working in a small organization.
  • Ability to supervise interns, consultants and support staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience coordinating community outreach efforts.
  • Able to work occasional weekends and evenings to accommodate participant schedules.    

Apply To: Please send resume and cover letter to info2@bsdcorp.org. Indicate “Homeownership Services Counselor” in subject of e-mail. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Bridge Street Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.