FT job - various location options - Mercy Housing - National Housing Specialist
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MERCY HOUSING 5/11/10
THE POSITION: National Housing Specialist
REPORTS TO: Vice President, National Development Services
LOCATION: Denver, CO preferred; other Mercy Housing Business Centers:
Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, or Washington DC considered
Mercy Housing, Inc. (MHI) was established in 1981 and is headquartered in
Denver, Colorado. It was originally founded by the Sisters of Mercy of
Omaha to develop affordable housing for low and moderate income families
in need. Since its inception, MHI has developed or financed over 37,000
affordable homes, both rental and single family, serving more than 128,000
people on any given day. More information on Mercy Housing and its
affiliates can be found at www.mercyhousing.org.
MHI currently has nearly 9,000 units of housing in its pipeline, which are
being developed through its regional offices. Much of Mercy’s portfolio
is self managed through Mercy Services Corporation (“MSC”), which also
provides property management services to third party owners. During the
1980s and 1990s, regional development offices were established in Arizona,
California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Nebraska and Washington. In 1998,
Mercy Housing established the Strategic Health Care Partnership (SHCP)
with seven Catholic health care systems (since expanded to nine) with a
shared commitment to healthy communities and service to those in need.
- Responsible for delivering housing consulting services to Mercy
Housing’s Strategic Health Care Partners (SHCPs) in markets throughout the
country. In particular, focuses on six Strategic Health Care Partners,
providing excellent customer service, relationship management, and
understanding of their housing-related needs.
- Primary responsibility is producing services such as market assessments
to fulfill multi-year contracts with SHCPs.
- Works with other Mercy Housing staff and development offices to achieve
regional and organizational goals that support Mercy’s SHCPs.
- Supports and develops other housing initiatives for specific
populations, such as supportive housing for seniors.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, real
estate, planning and development, community development, or related;
Master’s degree preferred.
Experience: Minimum of five years experience in housing-related
position in consulting, community relations/fund development, or
government, with at least some supervisory experience of staff,
contractors or others. At least three years experience in providing
housing solutions for very low and low income households is required.
· Understanding of current affordable housing financing and public
· Ability to communicate clearly and relate to a variety of
diverse individuals and groups, both orally and in writing in language
understandable to non-housing people.
· Ability to plan, organize, budget, and coordinate.
· Work with a participative style of decision-making.
· Demonstrate consultative skills and proficiency for conceptual
thinking, motivating, and problem solving.
· Possesses initiative and the ability to work independently.
· Ability to achieve results for the organization with and through
other people utilizing creative and innovative solutions.
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
· Strong Microsoft Office skills (especially Word and Power Point)
to create quality written reports and presentations.
· Travel is 15-20%.
· Understand and commit to the Mission and Values of Mercy
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Conduct community market assessments for Strategic Health Care
Partners in up to six markets per year, with support from other NDS staff.
Analyze demographic and other data, and use independent judgment and
experience to make recommendations to SHCP’s for further action
2. Provide direct housing consulting services to SHCPs.
3. Participate with NDS senior staff in business planning and
4. Respond to public policy and funder interests; address health
care and other stakeholder needs
5. Provide support to NDS and SHCPs in the formulation, testing,
and/or modification of housing-based services for populations of interest,
such as seniors or others as appropriate
6. Assist in soliciting funder and SHCP commitments, as needed
7. Maintain active communications and coordination of efforts with
leading advocacy organizations such as American Association on Homes and
Services for the Aging, Corporation for Supportive Housing, the National
Alliance to End Homelessness and the National Low Income Housing Coalition
8. Participate in planning activities of the organization as a whole
as requested, which may include internal and external requests for policy
information, assisting with business planning, development of additional
consultant service products, etc
9. Oversee activities and monitor per the performance standards and
metrics applicable to NDS business center
10. Represent the organization in a variety of settings and to diverse
Sarah C. Pullen
Mercy Housing, Inc.
1101 30th St, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20007
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