The Housing Specialist will be responsible for locating housing for homeless young adults and families. The Specialist is required to work quickly and independently in the fast paced housing market in Santa Clara County in order to secure housing for young adults and families. In addition to locating housing, you will conduct housing inspections, negotiate, and build relationships with landlords, collaborate with community partners, as well as be personable and informative about the BWC programs when engaging with the public. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Implement the housing first model for all enrolled clients. Identify appropriate rental housing in the community for clients that is aligned with their needs and goals. Develop and maintain inventory of appropriate units for clients and their families. Engage Landlords to build and sustain relationships with Bill Wilson Center and our clients. Network with landlords, renter’s associations, property management businesses, and county wide permanent housing providers. Educate community members about the housing needs of clients and the importance of supportive housing. Provide direct assistance to clients with housing search. Guide and educate clients on how to search for, secure and maintain permanent affordable housing, including tenant/landlord rights and responsibilities. Provide assistance to clients with completing housing forms, applications and obtaining required verification to determine eligibility. Inspect units to ensure they meet housing quality standards Prepare and process all required documents for financial assistance. Provide financial assistance for move in costs, deposits and/or delinquent rent. Follow agency policies and procedures regarding financial documentation and reconciling all requests. Maintain thorough and accurate progress notes, files, and correspondences in AWARDS and HMIS as required Maintain regular contact with clients, monitor progress. Coordinate with Case Managers to ensure clients needs are being met. Participate in agency Program Quality Improvement activities and initiatives Participate in agency Safety initiatives and proactively report safety issues to management immediately Ensure that site is neat and tidy and report all maintenance or safety issues to manger or Facilities Manager immediately. Regular attendance is a requirement of the position. Other duties may be assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Real estate or Property Management experience required. Knowledge of housing availability in Santa Clara county required. Relationships with landlords/apartments/etc highly desired. Experience working with culturally diverse population. Must be efficient and organized.
The Community Media Manager performs a variety of duties related to designing, leading, and facilitating a variety of curriculum for youth and adults in media arts education. This position will create a comfortable and creatively stimulating learning environment for people from all walks of life, including the general public, college interns, local nonprofit organizations or service clubs, local government staff and officials, high school students enrolled in vocational programs, and youth groups. In addition, the Community Media Manager will create opportunities for creative professionals, community producers, and community members to come together to explore uses of media technology to tell stories of social and cultural relevance to impact the community. This position will take the lead on the development of all CreaTV educational opportunities and coordinate the activities of the Community Media Specialists in achieving our strategic goals. The Community Media Manager, under the supervision of the CEO, provides both administrative and technical support, supervision, and training in the operation and use of all CreaTV San Jose facilities and equipment, and will work collaboratively to build partnerships and sustain organizational membership. This is a full time, salaried position. Click to Learn More
The Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, a community dedicated to proclaiming a prophetic and inclusive way of being Church and inviting others into the mission and vision of St. Dominic and Mother Pia, are seeking an experienced fundraiser to join their dynamic Mission Advancement team. The primary goals of the position are to implement the four-fold Annual Appeal and attract and engage new friends and donors. Desired qualifications: college degree, at least five years’ experience in fundraising, solid computer skills, including proficiency in Donor Perfect or other fundraising software, effective presentation abilities, and the desire and ability to work in a team setting. Click to Learn More