Project Manager – Tenant Advocacy Program

Full Time
Posted 1 month ago

Reports to:  Housing Director
Last Updated:  August 2021
FLSA Status:  Exempt

Flatbush Development Corporation is developing and implementing the Tenant Advocacy Project (TAP), which aims to address the systemic confluence of racial, disability, and other protected class discrimination by supporting tenants in three key ways: training clients to become Peer Advocates, deploying Advocates to assist clients in matters relating to housing discrimination, and tracking, mapping, and sharing housing discrimination trends with partners locally. The need is great: over 95% of our housing clients are low-income and of color, almost all belong to a protected class. With the support of Enterprise Community Partners, we are able to realize this ambitious project and not only ensure equity in the housing discrimination grievance process, but facilitate the development of a cadre of peer advocates, while creating a much-needed and powerful data set and source. We strongly believe these “three pillars” of FDC”s Tenant Advocacy Project will make a tangible impact on the movement to remove longstanding barriers and disrupt systematic discrimination — an enormous step toward ensuring stable and secure housing for our community.

 

The TAP Project Manager position is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated housing professional who is seeking experience launching a new innovative housing and anti-discrimination program, while being part of an unprecedented commitment by Enterprise Community Partners to innovative housing and anti-discrimination programming. The TAP Project Manager will develop and run a strong TAP program and oversee all TAP program components and activities, including partnership relationship building. This position is contract funded until July 2022 with the possibility of an extension and/or permanent full-time employment.

 

Responsibilities (covering the general areas to be conducted by the individual in this role):

  • Develop an efficient and effective internal operational system for the Tenant Advocacy Program, implement and manage these systems 
  • Maintain data on the demographics of the tenants we help so trends can be identified including identifying discrimination
  • Develop a structured outreach plan to build strategic partnerships with non-profit partners including those who have a mission focus on specific protected classes, government agencies, electeds, and affiliates in staff/participant development & training.
  • Serve as a positive and influential role model within the community by representing FDC during outreach and at local events.
  • Plan and manage team goals, project schedules and deliverables
  • Coordinate team members to keep workflow on track; assign tasks and assist with schedule management
  • Ensure the project adheres to frameworks and all documentation is maintained appropriately 
  • Liaise with management and clients to identify and define project requirements, scopes, and objectives that align with organizational and funder goals
  • Analyze project progress and, when necessary, adapt scope, timelines, and costs to achieve maximum benefit
  • Coordinate internal and external resources, ensuring projects remain within scope, schedule, and defined budget
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least two (2) years of experience working in a housing counseling program within a diverse population, with at least one (1) year in a supervisory role.
  • Ability to work independently and hold oneself accountable but also within a multi-disciplinary group environment.
  • Job development program experience a plus.
  • Strong organization and coordination skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Flatbush Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

NYC COVID-Safe Requirement

FDC is subject to the terms of the “COVID-Safe Requirement” which requires all persons newly hired for employment by any City agency to provide proof of having received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to beginning their employment, except for those who obtain an exception due to medical or religious reasons through the reasonable accommodation process. 

Please send a resume and cover letter to: Ms. N.Huggins at hr@fdconline.org

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time
In your first year 31 paid days off.This includes paid holidays, vacation, and PTO time.
Health, dental, vision insuranceUp to 100% covered by FDC (Depending on chosen plan)
Employee discountsObtained through Working Advantage

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