Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in INHS.

How to Apply

To apply for a position listed below, email a cover letter and resume to Johanna Anderson, Executive Director, at janderson@ithacanhs.org.

In the cover letter, please specifically address relevant experience and reasons for your interest in this particular position. For more information about INHS, visit www.IthacaNHS.org.

INHS is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

INHS is a Tompkins County Living Wage Certified Employer.

Maintenance Coordinator – Seneca Falls

Purpose of Position

The Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for the overall maintenance operations of their assigned properties. Building repairs include, but are not limited to, heating and cooling systems, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, sheetrock, construction, roofing, masonry, patching and painting, and household appliances. The Maintenance Coordinator often coordinates work at their assigned properties with the Property Manager and Senior Maintenance Coordinator.

This position will be at INHS’ Pine View Circle development in Seneca Falls.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all residents, municipal officials, vendors and outside contractors;
  • Perform basic repairs to units and buildings using electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry and painting skills;
  • Complete of all maintenance work orders as assigned in a timely way;
  • Complete the make-ready of vacant apartments as directed by the Property Manager;
  • Maintain property materials and supply inventory for cost effective operations;
  • Oversee all contracted lawn care, snow removal, and other sub-contracted services for the assigned properties;
  • Accompany funders or other PM staff on inspections;
  • Complete grounds work as directed by the Property Manager, which may include picking up trash, cleaning dumpster areas and maintaining landscaping beds and other areas;
  • Alert the Property Manager of any unusual occurrence and/or damage that have taken place;
  • Maintain timely and accurate records regarding preventative maintenance, service requests (received and completed), expenditures, apartment make-ready status, work-in-progress, etc.;
  • Work with the Property Manager and Senior Maintenance Coordinator to develop capital improvement plans for assigned properties;
  • Under the direction of a Senior Maintenance Coordinator, oversee capital improvement projects on assigned properties.
Requirements/Qualifications

High school diploma or GED and a minimum of three years of professional experience in construction or residential maintenance.

The ability to interact effectively with elderly and disabled clients, co-workers, other service providers, and building material suppliers.  The ability to manage confidential information.  The ability to work independently and efficiently schedule and manage the workload.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions. The ability to troubleshoot problems and take appropriate action. Mechanically inclined with a working knowledge of all aspects of building maintenance, repair and service. Possess physical conditioning in line with the demands of the position. Must pass a criminal background check.

Preferred: Experience with Rural Development funded properties.

Novice or better proficiency in the general use of Windows-based software including basic use of MS Word and MS Excel.

Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the INHS mission to revitalize neighborhoods and to assist low- to moderate-income people in obtaining quality housing on a long-term basis.

TRAVEL

Travel from property site(s) and to materials suppliers will occur routinely. A valid driver’s license is required. INHS provides tools.

How to Apply

Email a cover letter and resume to Johanna Anderson, Executive Director, at janderson@ithacanhs.org. In the cover letter, please specifically address relevant experience and reasons for your interest in this particular position. For more information about INHS, visit www.IthacaNHS.org.

AmeriCorps VISTA, Regional Education & Outreach, Homeownership Preservation Initiative

About this Position

This is a job opportunity with New York State Homes and Community Renewal to support INHS and its homeownership team.

To apply for this position: Go to my.americorps.gov and then click on “search listings”.

About HCR

New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) aims to build, preserve and protect affordable housing and increase homeownership across the state. A critical source of affordable homeownership opportunities in New York are manufactured home parks. Yet these communities are seeing a decline in affordability, speculative investment by large financial institutions and degrading conditions due to age and deferred maintenance. HCR’s new Homeownership Preservation Initiative (HPI) aims to strengthen community knowledge of affordable homeownership resources made available to manufactured home park owners and their residents. The HPI is in partnership with the NYS Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Programs (N/RPP). New York is proud to pave the way towards leading the nation in preservation of its housing stock.

Purpose of Position

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to meet our nation’s most pressing challenges and advance local solutions. VISTA members will work in the office of a selected preservation company in either Rochester, Poughkeepsie, Ithaca, Syracuse/Auburn area, or HCR’s Albany office. VISTA members will gain valuable field and office experiences and significant travel will be required in a designated region of the state.

VISTA members will play an important role in the HPI by tracking manufactured home park sales and park conditions. This will be done, primarily, by researching online ads, cold calling brokers and park owners, and speaking with residents and community stakeholders about living conditions.  VISTA members will also conduct outreach to residents and prospective residents of manufactured home parks, as well as to other industry players by distributing promotional materials, hosting and attending informational meetings.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Addressing concerns raised by manufactured home park residents about poor conditions in their communities.

  • Working with safe and health officials at the county and State governments to identify and track “at-risk” communities. 

  • Assisting in conducting introductory sessions for first-time homebuying for residents and prospective residents of manufactured home park communities.

  • Conducting outreach directly to residents/prospective residents of manufactured home park communities and indirectly through manufactured home retailers and other industry players. Outreach will focus on HCR-housing resources and will be done by passing out flyers, making cold calls, knocking on doors, and by conducting community meetings.

  • Training residents on how to access and qualify for HCR-financing. Training enables residents to decide how to preserve their communities, whether through third-party ownership and management or by enabling the residents themselves to purchase, improve, and operate their community as a limited-equity co-operative.

  • Providing information to park owners about how they may access HCR-financing to make infrastructure improvements, while maintaining affordability for the residents.

Requirements/Qualifications
  • Excellent interpersonal, community building, and public speaking skills.

  • Ability to plan and facilitate workshops and effective meetings.

  • Ability to listen to and understand the needs of the diverse populations.

  • Strong organizational skills – planning, follow-through, follow-up.

  • Confident and engaging personality.

  • Excellent computer skills including the Microsoft Office.

  • Willingness to attend evening meetings.

  • Willingness to travel within a designated region of New York, in small groups or alone and sometimes in inclement weather.

How to Apply

Go to my.americorps.gov and then click on “search listings”.

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