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Job Title : Housing and Community Development Director (Dunkirk, NY)(Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.)
Date Posted : October 31, 2017
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Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. (COI) seeks an exceptional professional to lead its Housing and Community Development division. S/he will work with a talented team of 10 people to help advance COI’s vision of empowering individuals and families, while building and transforming communities to achieve social and economic success. 

Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. has been actively serving the low-income population since 1965. COI’s mission is to lead the fight against poverty by mobilizing resources and creating partnerships to promote empowerment, economic independence, and opportunities. In order to achieve its mission, COI provides services that address local needs in areas of Housing & Community Development, Health Services, Children and Family Services, and the Child Care Council. Across 75 separate agency services and with a $17 million annual budget, COI serves approximately 15,000 individuals on a yearly basis. Find out more about COI at http://www.chautauquaopportunities.com .

The Housing and Community Development Services Director will report to the Executive Director. He or She will directly supervise 5 employees, including the Housing Manager, Tenant and Properties Manager, Rehab Manager, Veterans Coordinator. The Housing and Community Development Services Director is expected to develop and maintain appropriate reporting systems for service and financial records; serve as the agency’s Fair Housing Officer, and promote agency mission; ensure that job performance incorporates integrated service delivery model while promoting economic security; manage 96 rental units rented by the agency; work with the community to respond to local housing needs including  buying, selling, rehabbing, and renting; and establish and maintain cooperative relationships with service agencies, local government agencies, business groups, and lenders, to maximize service effectiveness and to expand potential linkages and partnerships within the community, among others. To see the full description of the roles and responsibilities of this position, please go to: https://www.raffa.com/nonprofitsearch/currentsearches/documents/coihcdd.pdf.

Ideal candidates for this position will share COI’s vision and values and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to the COI team, including two or more years of commensurate experience; a knowledge of affordable housing industry; knowledge of property management and building project development; strong written and verbal communication skills; strong computer skills; strong management skills; and a Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred). Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel; reliable transportation; the ability to lift 50 lbs, and must be able to provide consistent, even tempered customer service at all times.

To apply, e-mail your resume, a cover letter that explains how your skills align with the requirements above, and salary requirements to: COIHCSD@raffa.com (e-mail applications are required only complete applications will be accepted). For other inquiries, contact James Sunshine at jsunshine@raffa.com. Resume reviews begin immediately.

Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 


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