Career Opportunities

The mission of St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center is to create and maintain equal housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income people, primarily in Baltimore City, and to encourage and support strong and diverse neighborhoods.

Director of Resource Development

St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center is seeking a dynamic individual to manage its Resource Development Department.

Job Summary

Overall responsibility for planning, directing and implementing agency resource development activities with a focus on obtaining charitable gifts and grants. This position manages the organization’s public image including brand management, public relations and communications. The position also supports organization-wide strategic planning and program evaluation. This is a senior position in the organization.

Key Job Functions

  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure that strategic plans and critical fund raising processes are carried out in a timely manner;
  • Prepare and submit grant proposals and applications in collaboration with appropriate staff to grantors;
  • Facilitate and participate in the development and preparation of grant proposals, applications and documents by other staff and outside consultants; confer with staff concerning grant needs, issues and opportunities; review, edit and revise grant narratives for other departments; prepare and process related paperwork; prepare grant applications and documents for distribution;
  • Planning and coordinating the submission of grant proposals as well as monitoring submission of grant reports and communications with all funders;
  • Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the organization's fundraising priorities Revised January 2014;
  • Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information;
  • Coordinate in-kind donations and make decisions regarding the issuing of receipts;
  • Create and implement annual individual/business fundraising plan and activities for individual donor development working with Management staff and Board of Directors;
  • Actively work with the Executive Director and management team to develop a comprehensive and strategic communications and marketing plan that defines objectives; targets audiences; and creatively identifies key messaging and tactics, in order to support St. Ambrose’s programmatic, funding, and policy goals;
  • Develop media outreach plan and strategies for media campaigns including generating stories on St. Ambrose’s in news sources, social networking, print or online paid advertising – including creating content/collateral material such as video productions, text announcements, photos, flyers etc.;
  • Manage St. Ambrose’s brand, visual identity and graphics including: maintaining and updating style guide, training staff, reviewing publicity material created by departments for conformance with St. Ambrose’s mission statements, key messages, logos and other communications;
  • Participate in strategic planning and organization development;
  • Coordinate/implement program evaluation activities;
  • Manage a small team that include full and part-time staff, consultants and interns;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a B.A. or equivalent experience in nonprofit management;
  • Minimum of four years’ experience including knowledge of Annual giving, Capital Campaign, Foundation/Corporate solicitations, Deferred Giving, Communications and Special Events;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement long-term marketing and fundraising strategies, including experience cultivating and soliciting foundations, individual, and corporate donors in support of program and operational activities;
  • Experience overseeing and editing grant writing by other staff or outside consultants;
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is required; and fundraising software is a definite plus;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in team structure;
  • Ability to be flexible and perform varied work activities;
  • Familiarity and comfort with social media is preferred;
  • Ability to write and edit effectively;
  • Able to work under pressure of many priorities and deadlines.

Physical Requirements

This position normally requires the physical demands of standing, walking, bending, lifting or performing other work requiring medium exertion, talking, and hearing on a regular basis to perform the job requirement. These physical demands are required up to 85% of the time.

To Apply

Please send resume and letter of interest to:

Director of Human Resources
St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc.
321 East 25th Street
Baltimore MD 21218
or via email to: jillj@stambros.org

Salary Range

Salary commensurate with experience. This is a full time position plus benefits.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Director of Rental Services

St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center is seeking a dynamic individual to manage its Rental Services Division.

Job Summary

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to establishing, reviewing, and directing the department’s mission and goals. Establishing, clarifying, and implementing the department’s operating procedures in order to accomplish the department’s mission and goals. The Rental Services Division Director is responsible for supervising and monitoring the property and asset management of St. Ambrose’s owned and affiliated low and moderate-income rental developments to ensure that all properties:

  • Are operated in a manner consistent with Federal, State and local regulations and lenders’ financial guidelines and procedures;
  • Are maintained to the highest standards to preserve the assets and enhance their neighborhoods;
  • Comply with HUD and all other applicable agencies statutory and funders’ regulatory requirements;
  • Meet St. Ambrose’s performance standards;
  • Provide long-term affordable housing resources in the Baltimore City/Baltimore County neighborhoods;
  • Have appropriate asset and property management for tax credit projects limited partnerships and St. Ambrose owned properties;
  • Fulfill the agency’s responsibilities as managing general partner;
  • Interact with Finance Department on asset management;
  • Have appropriate record keeping and reporting systems in place;
  • Ensure all compliance reporting is completed in accordance with regulatory agreements, and;
  • Supervise St. Ambrose’s maintenance and property management personnel and functions.

The successful candidate will need to be able to oversee a complex program; supervise a diverse workforce; prepare and implement budgets; maintain accountability for budget targets; create and implement property improvement plans; work proactively with advisory and oversight committees and the Executive Director; participate on the senior management team to set priorities, staffing, budget and work plans and define future directions for the department and organization; possess enhanced leadership skills and experience to motivate and obtain optimum results from staff and volunteers.

Core Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in related field;
  • At least ten years of residential property management experience, including at least five years in a supervisory capacity;
  • In-depth experience and knowledge of State and Federal fair housing law and public subsidy programs, including tax credit project management, certification, compliance and reporting requirements;
  • Proven record of performance as an asset manager for a property management firm or owner;
  • Experience in creating and implementing annual operating and capital improvement plans and budgets;
  • Proven record of successfully supervising and evaluating staff;
  • Possess intermediate to advanced computer skills including use of MS Office, e-mail and internet;
  • Knowledge of property management software; Knowledge of Real Page a plus.

Required Competencies

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License, a reliable vehicle, and auto insurance;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong ability to supervise and develop subordinate staff;
  • Strong analytical and computational skills;
  • High ethical standards and values;
  • Commitment to St. Ambrose’s Mission, Vision, Values and Goals;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, patience, and the ability to establish effective rapport and working relationships with a variety of people with diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds;
  • Ability to manage conflict and high pressure situations;
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with other organizational partners in networking and collaborations and formal partnerships with community and other business partners, Board, and staff;
  • Strong knowledge base and familiarity with building systems and maintenance procedures.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with non-profit housing organizations and/or Community Housing Development Organizations;
  • Experience in social enterprise development and operation;
  • Maryland real estate broker/sales license and/or contractor’s license;
  • Bilingual, especially Spanish speaking a plus.

To Apply

Please send resume and letter of interest to:

Director of Human Resources
St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc.
321 East 25th Street
Baltimore MD 21218

Or via email to: jillj@stambros.org

Salary Range

Salary commensurate with experience. This is a full time position plus benefits.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Junior Asset Manager

Job Summary

St. Ambrose is looking for a Junior Asset Manager to join its team. The candidate will assist the Director of Rental Services in monitoring an affordable multifamily portfolio to evaluate financial performance and ensure compliance with, among other things, affordability and reporting requirements. The candidate will work with team members, borrowers, legal counsel, production teams and others within St. Ambrose to ensure superior customer service is being provided.

Key Job Functions

(Note – this list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.)

  • Assist in monitoring and managing a portfolio of affordable properties from initial closing, during construction and through the operational phase.
  • Complete a monthly review of the financial performance of the portfolio including a review of financial statements, rents rolls and delinquency reports for each of the properties.
  • Review delinquency reports and progress updates with mangers.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with reporting and affordability requirements.
  • Assist in the recapitalization and renovation planning and implementation from underwriting to closing.
  • Run and review financial and management related reports from RealPage.
  • Assist in the development of property budgets.
  • Provide analytical support to the Director and members of the department on a wide variety of assignments as needed.
  • Assist in the review, preparation and processing of replacement reserve requests.
  • Risk management activities involving real estate taxes, insurance, escrows, and reserves, among other things.
  • Attention to detail, take initiative to continually improve the integrity of portfolio information and meet capital source reporting deadlines.
  • Special Projects and other ad hoc requests.
  • Maintaining compliance with requirements within loan documents, regulatory agreements and other property related documents.
  • Prepares and files information and reports as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required preferably in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Real Estate or related discipline
  • Real Estate, Investment, Finance, or Accounting experience (1 – 3 years preferred)
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with a willingness to assist other team members
  • Proactive with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to think creatively and solve problems
  • Strong quantitative skills and demonstrated analytical ability
  • Computer proficiency with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook. Familiarity with management and accounting software.
  • Strong customer service skills are essential, including the ability to create/build and maintain relationships with internal and external clients
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize work based on established deadlines

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Able to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. Will require sitting for an extended period of time;
  • Ability to effectively use office equipment (including, but not limited to, computer, phone, fax machine, printer/copier machine) and computer systems to fulfill essential functions of the position;
  • Able to lift/carry objects up to 10 pounds over short distances;
  • Includes meetings, driving, climbing stairs and walking to/from rental properties.

Apply:

Send resume and letter of interest to:
Director of Human Resources
St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc.
321 East 25th Street
Baltimore MD 21218

Or via email to:
jillj@stambros.org

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Be sure to reference the position name in the subject line and/or cover letter.

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