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We employ people that believe in The Resurrection Project’s mission, and offer opportunities for personal growth. We have achieved our success because of the people we employ.

The Resurrection Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation (including gender identity), military status, disability, language (any language use not related to job duties), or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are interested in applying for a position, please send us your resume and cover letter by e-mail at [email protected]

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the attention of our Human Resources Department. We kindly request no phone calls please.

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Property Manager Associate

06/24/2021

The Property Manager Associate is responsible for assuring that tenant files follow Federal, State and local laws and completion of all reports required of these agencies. This position works with a team consisting of property manager, maintenance personnel, and resident services to ensure compliance with all rules and regulations of the property. Current rental portfolio consists of 600 units and growing, a mix of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Section 8 vouchers, IHDA, naturally occurring affordable housing, commercial property, and assets held for future development.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and send out lease renewal/recertification letters 120 days prior to expirations. Included with the expiration notice is the questionnaire, and a request to return verification information to verify the income and assets.
  • Assist property manager to Inspect available vacancies and work with maintenance and/or contractors to create scope of work needed to prep for occupancy.
  • Maintain assigned waiting lists, coordinating with property manager to ensure vacant units are filled quickly.
  • Prepare all applicable lease documents to ensure timely move-ins and adherence to applicable and related rules and regulations for assigned properties.
  • Ensure all tenant contact information is up to date and properly recorded in Yardi.
  • Follow up with the managers to review the Tenant Income certification (TIC) forms drafted prior to lease renewal.
  • Prepare TIC & leasing documents for Property Managers together with lease riders and update management software.
  • Assist with the preparations of tenant file audits.
  • Develop and maintain working knowledge of Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance, Fair Housing Laws, and regulatory agreements with financial supporters, including but not limited to, programs with the City of Chicago Department of Housing (DOH), Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), HUD, CHA, CLIHTF, LIHTCs, financial institutions, and other sources of renter subsidies and affordable rental financing.
  • Analyze information given by applicants to determine eligibility.
  • Update forms and/or procedures where needed or offer suggestions to expedite processes and/or procedures.
  • Ensure adherence with Fair Housing Laws, City of Chicago Resident Landlord Ordinance (RLTO), and any other applicable state and local ordinances or laws.
  • Ensure reports are completed timely.
  • Attend the unit inspection with the property manager and complete inspection form noting any issued discovered.
  • Audit resident files making notes of issues and ensuring they are all compliant.
  • Processes re-certifications (i.e., sets up interviews, assist with filling out forms, follows up with processing information, calculates income, prepares leases).
  • Prepare tenant file audits and process intake applications. The compliance specialists will cross audit another compliance specialists’ work, as to maintain separation of preparation and audit.

Performance Measures

  • Timely and quality production of re-certifications and compliance reports.
  • Timely follow-up with tenants and accurate tracking of all communication in Yardi.
  • Professional written and verbal communication with applicants and residents alike.
  • Effective, accurate and consistent execution of day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Effective, strategic development of relationships with member institutions, peers, leaders, and partners.
  • Active participation in required staff meetings and programs

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Current Illinois Leasing License and/or the ability to obtain within 3 months of employment as requested.
  • Must have or be able to obtain certifications of Certified Occupancy Specialist/Tax Credit Specialist or Blended Occupancy Specialist.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have working knowledge of LIHTC guidelines and/or Tax Credit Specialist (TCS) certification designation.
  • Public Housing rental housing guideline knowledge or the ability to obtain the RIM Public Housing Rent Calculation designation within 6 months of employment.
  • Attendance of the CHA Yardi training and passing the exam ensuring for the issuance of a Yardi password.
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office, MS Excel, Yardi, and Internet required.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills; demonstrated public presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work effectively with people of diverse social, faith, economic and racial/ethnic backgrounds.
  • Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) written and speaking required.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • 2 years plus experience in property management, asset management and/or affordable housing. Bachelor’s Degree is a plus.

Special Working Conditions and Demands

  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed; evenings and weekends required.
  • Access to a car, valid driver's license, and ability to travel within the metropolitan area and sometimes out of state.
  • Must be able to visit construction work sites/hard hat areas, including walking and maneuvering on uncompleted floor surfaces, among construction materials and debris, and climbing stairs and ladders.
  • Maintain required job skills and all professional competencies.
  • Cultivate, manage, and expand relationships with TRP member institutions, leaders, and partners to promote TRP’s rental goals and organizational mission.

Statement of Equal Opportunity

The Resurrection Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation (including gender identity), military status, disability, language (any language use not related to job duties), or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

How to Apply
Contact Information Email: [email protected] send resume and cover letter by email. No phone calls please.

Mail: Human Resources, 1805 South Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60608

Staff Attorney, Pro Bono Manager, Immigration Legal Services

06/24/2021

TRP seeks a passionate, collaborative, and innovative attorney to build and continually improve upon its pro bono network dedicated to representing immigrants in immigration matters including court. TRP seeks to establish a pro bono program to increase its capacity to serve Illinois’ immigrants. This is an exciting opportunity for an attorney to create a new network that will have widespread reach, in partnership with others, to engage pro bono volunteers and improve the lives of immigrants in our state.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Program Management:

  • Design and launch TRP’s new pro bono program in collaboration with other TRP staff, existing pro bono volunteers and community partners.
  • Coordinate recruitment, screening and build team of pro bono attorneys.
  • Develop and oversee pro bono recognition.
  • Develop policies, practices, training, and resource materials related to the areas of law the pro bono attorneys are engaging in through TRP.
  • Conduct trainings
  • Develop method of tracking data, managing cases, volunteers, and progress.
  • Assure data accuracy including tracking data and outcomes.
  • Produce reports on outcomes.
  • Serve as technical assistant lead for pro bono attorneys on TRP cases.
  • Respond to inquiries for pro bono opportunities or information from individual attorneys, law firms, and educational institutions.
  • Attend and participate in required educational programs and staff meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Direct Services, Case Management, and Data Collection Responsibilities:

  • Direct representation is expected to start at 50% of job duties with phasing out of direct case work as network grows.
  • Provide expert consultation and representation to clients and potential clients including case preparation and follow-up.
  • Conduct legal intake interviews to assess a client’s immigration status, eligibility, and admissibility issues. Handle immigration matters including U-visa, VAWA, TPS, asylum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), naturalization, petitions for family relatives, and removal defense.
  • Maintain required job skills and core professional competencies.
  • Keep current on changes in immigration law and procedures through research and trainings.
  • Make appropriate referrals as necessary for immigration legal services beyond the scope of the program.
  • Maintain comprehensive up-to-date notes of client contact, indicating date, subject matter, and resolution in the client file, per TRP’s Immigration Legal Services Program procedures, and notify client of all activity regarding their case in a timely manner.
  • Actively participate in case review and other meetings needed to effectively provide excellent quality service to all clients.

Essential Qualifications and Skills

  • Juris Doctorate degree and four or more years practicing immigration law required. Experience handling bond, asylum, and removal defense cases strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work effectively with people of diverse social, faith, economic and racial/ethnic backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, writing, and organization skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office and case management software.
  • Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Special Working Conditions and Demands

  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Access to a car, valid driver’s license and insurance, and ability to travel within the metropolitan area and sometimes out of state.

Statement of Equal Opportunity

The Resurrection Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation (including gender identity), military status, disability, language (any language use not related to job duties), or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

How to Apply
Contact Information Email: [email protected] send resume and cover letter by email. No phone calls please.

Mail: Human Resources, 1805 South Paulina, Chicago, IL 60608  To learn more about The Resurrection Project, please visit www.resurrectionproject.org.

Homeownership Advisor

06/24/2021

The Homeownership Advisor is an experienced housing professional with a commitment to affordable housing and social justice. He/she is responsible for assisting homeowners and prospective homebuyers through the homeownership process by providing one-on-one housing counseling, homebuyer education, and access to affordable mortgage and financial products.  The Homeownership Advisor assists with the implementation of activities within TRP’s Full Circle Homes initiative.

The Homeownership Advisor is a member of the Full Circle Homes team and works with other staff to further TRP's mission through the promotion of financial capability, sustainable homeownership, and wealth building.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide individual homeownership and financial counseling which will include a comprehensive financial assessment for pre-purchase, financial capability, and foreclosure prevention.
  • Conduct affordability analysis, including a review of credit, debt, savings, and income, and guide households on establishing a strong household budget.
  • Develop individualized financial/homeownership action plans that will assist clients in achieving their goals, obtaining, or preserving homeownership.
  • Recruit community participants for one-on-one counseling and education in order to meet individual goals for number of new clients and homeowners created.
  • Provide ongoing support and follow up with clients.
  • Maintain knowledge of Federal, State, and other laws concerning housing, lending, and fair housing.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and knowledge of programs with government agencies, local financing programs, and other community resources.
  • Maintain accurate data in TRP’s client management system, Salesforce, to effectively track client and program progress; adhere to all guidelines related to confidentiality of files and records.
  • Coordinate with other Full Circle Homes and TRP staff to offer additional complementary and needed services.
  • Cultivate, manage, and expand relationships with participants, leaders, TRP member institutions, and partners to promote and further TRP's Full Circle Homes goals and organizational mission.
  • Maintain required job skills, core professional competencies and certifications.
  • Attend and participate in required educational programs and staff meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications and Skills

  • Associate degree in a relevant field of study is preferred or three years’ experience in housing counseling, community development, finance, real estate sales, social work or related field experience required.
  • HUD Certification required within 6 months of hire.
  • Ability to deal calmly with clients who may be distressed and/or highly emotional.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required.
  • Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse team.
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to listen well, convey thoughts clearly, speak in public, and work effectively as a team member.
  • Strong knowledge of mortgage lending and loan products and ability to provide guidance on mortgage lending products and local down payment assistance programs; knowledge of the Illinois foreclosure process a plus.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and organizational skills with the ability to work well under pressure, multi-task, and meet established timeliness and goals.
  • Demonstrated skills in facilitation, relationship building, and collaborative planning.
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively and to effectively interpret general policy, criteria, and procedures for specific situations as it relates to financial wellness and education services.
  • Technical skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Internet, Zoom, and data systems like Salesforce required.

Special Working Conditions and Demands

  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed; evenings and weekends required.
  • Access to a car, valid driver’s license, and ability to travel within the metropolitan area and sometimes out of state.

Statement of Equal Opportunity

The Resurrection Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation (including gender identity), military status, disability, language (any language use not related to job duties), or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

How to Apply
Contact Information Email: [email protected] send resume and cover letter by email. No phone calls please.

Mail: Human Resources, 1805 South Paulina, Chicago, IL 60608  To learn more about The Resurrection Project or Full Circle Homes, please visit www.resurrectionproject.org and www.fullcirclehomes.org.

Property Manager

06/24/2021

The Property Manager is responsible for tenant relations (in partnership with the resident services coordinator), leasing vacant apartments, lease re-certifications (in partnership with the compliance specialist), property inspections, rent collections, evictions, budgets, and coordinating building maintenance (in partnership with maintenance personnel). The Property Manager is responsible for strategic planning of the department and working with other departments to further the overall mission of the organization.

The immediate objective of the Property Manager is to keep in compliance the portfolio properties and strive to improve all aspects of assets, including providing excellent customer service. The Property Manager will work closely with all Property Management staff to accomplish identified organizational goals.

Property Managers will supervise the Compliance Specialist assigned to their portfolio and be responsible for their work.

Property Managers will assist in preparation of annual budget and monitor expenses.

Property Managers will work hand in hand with the maintenance department to ensure for the provision of excellence in housing standards.

Property Managers are on call 24hrs a day for emergencies.

Additional duties of the Property Manager (in partnership with the resident services coordinator) include promotion and relationship building efforts related to other TRP initiatives, products, and/or services such as Community Programs, Organizing, Financial Wellness, Resource Development, and others as needed.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Tenant Relations

  • Maintain effective tenant relations with all tenants to ensure they are aware of their rights and responsibilities.
  • Resolve tenant issues, concerns, disputes as needed and document in Property Management software Yardi.
  • Work in conjunction with other departments to provide excellence in housing.
  • Prepare notices for residents in regard to upcoming meetings, access to units, inspections, and general building notices.
  • Meet with tenants on a quarterly basis regarding building issues, management updates, and seasonal changes.
  • Hold monthly property meetings and/or create for approval monthly newsletters.
  • Maintain updated tenant contact information in Property Management Software.

Leasing and Occupancy

  • Inspect available vacancies and work with maintenance and/or contractors to create scope of work needed to prep for occupancy.
  • Prepare all lease documentation in advance with assistance from Compliance Specialist. Set up date and time to sign lease. Explain all lease rules, building rules, and lease riders to all households of age 18 and over.
  • Promote rental housing opportunities through the timely development and distribution of marketing materials.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the marketing plans for TRP’s rental housing opportunities.
  • Update required policies and or other documents as required.
  • Maintain Illinois Leasing License.
  • Obtain TCS Tax Credit Specialist Designation and update as required.
  • Strategize lease-up plans for new developments and meet deadlines for lease-ups established by TRP/Funders and/or Financial Partners.
  • Represent TRP and actively market TRP’s housing opportunities at workshops, housing fairs, and other public events.
  • Meet with tenants to discuss lease violations within 2 days of the occurrence.
  • Periodically performs inspections of properties and notifies Maintenance Supervisor of work that is needed.
  • Prepare lease violation letters to tenants that breach lease, building rules, lease riders or other similar violations. Provide as much as information as possible and highlight areas that tenant failed to comply.
  • Develop and maintain working knowledge of Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance, Fair Housing law, and regulatory agreements with financial supporters, including but not limited to, programs with the City of Chicago Department of Housing (DOH), Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), HUD, CHA, CLIHTF, LIHTCs, financial institutions, and other sources of renter subsidies and affordable rental financing.
  • Keep inventory of keys for properties and parking lot parking space assignments and permits issued.
  • Coordinate all pest related issues including attending and monitoring treatment processes.
  • Coordinate Move-In and Move-out inspections.
  • Communicate to applicants on TRP’s waiting list to bring vacancy rate at 95% occupancy rate. Mail out cancelation and rejection notices of non-approved applicants. Ensure to send questionnaires, request to return verification information to verify the income and assets for applicants.

Tenant lease re-certification/renewal

  • Ensures that tenant files are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Conducts lease signing with tenants for renewals, new move-ins and recertifications.
  • Keeps up-to date with developments in the field of compliance and regulatory requirements for properties.
  • Prepare and have approved lease violations and/or 30 day and /or 10-day notices for non-compliance with terms of leases.
  • Update property management software with Lease, Lease signing dates, and Lease Addendum’s/Riders and Ensure compliance with the City of Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO, City of Chicago security deposit interest.
  • Review the Tenant Income certification (TIC) forms drafted prior to lease-up.

Rent Collections

  • Monitor tenant ledgers for delinquency.
  • Refers tenant to Financial Wellness Department to set up tenant’s savings budget and/or refer them to social service agencies for financial assistance.
  • Update tenant accounts with subsidies as assigned by subsidy agencies.
  • Serve 5 and/or 30-day notices by tenth of each month for all tenants with rents not paid.
  • Review tenant ledgers with Vice President of Real Estate Services for discrepancies and adjust, as necessary.
  • File unpaid 5-day notices by the 15th of each month to attorney.
  • Prepares documentation to initiate legal proceedings for eviction and/or collections of tenants who fail to pay rent and/other charges, for lease violations, or other characteristics.
  • Inform legal counsel to initiate eviction process and closely monitor legal process.

Maintenance

  • Coordinates work orders with Maintenance.
  • Submits work orders property management software.
  • Makes sure work orders are being completed and charged accordingly.
  • Informs Maintenance Supervisor about new and upcoming vacancies and updates property management software.
  • Analyze with Maintenance Supervisor damages to vacant units.

Performance Measures

  • Increase tenant attendance to TRP activities, workshops, and planned events.
  • Achievement of 5% vacancy rate as maximum for entire portfolio.
  • Timely, quality production of compliance reports, marketing materials and other documents.
  • Achievement of 95% collection of rent on time.
  • Start eviction process within ten days of non-payment.
  • Effective management of property budget created.
  • Achievement of positive cash flow for entire portfolio.
  • Effective, strategic development of relationships with peers, leaders, and partners.
  • Maintain a network of among property management staff at other community organizations.

Essential Qualifications and Skills

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is the preferred minimum educational level plus experience in property management, asset management, affordable housing, non-profits and/or community development.
  • Must have or be able to obtain certifications of Certified Occupancy Specialist/Tax Credit Specialist, Blended Occupancy Specialist, and Illinois Leasing License within 6 months of employment.
  • Public Housing rental housing guideline knowledge or the ability to obtain the RIM Public Housing Rent Calculation designation within six months of employment.
  • Maintain Illinois Leasing License.
  • Obtain TCS Tax Credit Specialist Designation and update as required.
  • Bilingual - English/Spanish Required
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office Suite, MS Excel, Yardi, and Internet required.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills; demonstrated public presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to build relationships and work effectively with people of diverse social, faith, economic and racial/ethnic backgrounds.
  • Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Consistent attention to detail.

Special Working Conditions and Demands

  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed; evenings and weekends required.
  • Access to a car, valid driver's license, and ability to travel within the metropolitan area and sometimes out of state.
  • Must be able to visit construction work sites/hard hat areas, including walking and maneuvering on uncompleted floor surfaces, among construction materials and debris, and climbing stairs and ladders.
  • Maintain required job skills and all professional competencies.
  • Cultivate, manage, and expand relationships with TRP member institutions, leaders, and partners to promote TRP’s rental goals and organizational mission.

Statement of Equal Opportunity

The Resurrection Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation (including gender identity), military status, disability, language (any language use not related to job duties), or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

How to Apply
Contact Information Email: [email protected] send resume and cover letter by email. No phone calls please.

Mail: Human Resources, 1805 South Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60608