Job Title: Housing and Community Development Graduate Intern
Organization: Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department (HCD)
Salary: $15 per hour
Term: Summer 2013 - flexible start and end date
Hours: 35-40 hour per week position with flexible hours
This is a Temporary Position
Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) seeks an intern to work full time during the summer.
HCD administers multiple sources of funding for affordable housing and homeless programs, and as such has many different roles. The primary funding sources for HCD programs are the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Act funding, Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/Aids, Continuum of Care Programs (including Supportive Housing Program (SHP) and Shelter Plus Care) , and the Alameda County Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
Types of Duties the Intern will be assigned
As a member of the Housing Development Team, the intern will participate in a number of Asset Management functions over the summer. There are three separate areas of work:
HCD has implemented a new annual reporting process for its 90+ completed affordable housing projects. These reports are due in July 2013. The intern will track, gather and review the reports as they come in.
Learning opportunities include gaining knowledge of operating budgets and standard costs, learning compliance requirements for different funding sources, and learning about the different affordable housing projects previously funded by HCD.
HCD will monitor 25-30 affordable housing developments this summer. The intern will work as a member of the Housing Development Team and participate in monitoring HCD's portfolio.
Learning opportunities will include how to review operations at a functioning affordable housing project and how to assess a non profit's performance.
HCD will work on updating an existing Affordable Housing Database, with the goal of tracking not just HCD's portfolio, but also all the affordable housing projects in the County. This will include the merger of existing data, and the creation of new data. The intern will work with a Project Manager and database Consultant to redesign the database and its fields, and then to help populate the database once completed.
The County-wide Inventory of Affordable housing was last updated in 2007. The intern will work with housing staff at all the different cities in the County to update each jurisdictions list of affordable housing.
The existing HCD Affordable Housing Database does not include all of the fields and data required. The intern will assist in assessing this information, and coming up with optimal reports.
EveryoneHome - Homeless Housing unit information will also be merged, which includes adding additional fields to track this level of information.
Required Abilities, Skills & Experience:
Organized and detail oriented
Possess Critical Thinking
Knowledge of Affordable Housing
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Internet research and all general office machines
Technical writing/grant writing
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
Good interpersonal skills
Sensitivity to working with people of different cultural backgrounds from the community
Additional Relevant Skills:
Microsoft Access Database skills
Interest in Community Development, Affordable Housing, Homeless and Special Needs issues
How to Apply:
To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Michelle Starratt at michelle.starratt@...
or by mail to 224 W. Winton Avenue, Room 108, Hayward CA 94544.
First review of submissions will be on March 31, 2013. Once selected, additional paperwork will be required to complete the application process.