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Better Community Neighborhoods, Inc.(BCNI)seeks a motivated mortgage/housing/financial professional to assist customers to become financially sound, empower clients to transition into sound, affordable mortgage products and help them prepare for their financial future. The

Homeownership Advisor will conduct group education classes and workshops, do financial assessments, and provide one-on-one counseling. The Homeownership Advisor will assist customers to increase savings, reduce debts, improve credit, and budget effectively. This position requires the use of independent judgement and decision-making skills.

Responsibilities

•Manage a caseload of financial capability counseling , pre-purchase and foreclosure clients

•Work with clients on a one-on-one basis to provide education, guidance and referrals tailored to each client’s unique circumstances.

•Provide individualized credit counseling services

•Develop and assist clients with action plans to help them meet their goals

• Use Coaching approach when addressing client’s goals

• Available to client throughout the home buying and foreclosure process to address any problems or answer any questions that may arise

•Enter notes into Housing Counseling Database such as Launchpad

•Create, maintain and update client files on a regular basis

• Maintain work load reports

•Outreach to community groups and conduct presentations, about housing topics and BCNI programs.

• Complete follow-up paperwork from classes, including certificates and communication with referring partners.

• Build relationships with lenders, realtors, and other professionals to develop referral sources.

• Obtain and keep HUD certification as a Housing Counselor within 24 months

• Obtain and keep NCHEC certification in at least two disciplines, pre-purchase and foreclosure within 12 months

• Perform additional duties as assigned by management

• All duties include the above but our not limited

Education 

• BA/BS degree in a related field OR

• At least two (2) years experience in real estate, lending or related area AND two (2) years of experience working with people in need of assistance OR

• An equivalent combination of training and experience

Qualifications 

• Ability to perform duties in a confidential manner

• Detail oriented with ability to organize complex material in clear and concise manner

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook

• Demonstrated ability to work with others in establishing goals and objectives

• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

• Ability to structure and convey information for a large group in a manner that is engaging and approachable.

• Ability to effectively communicate and work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experience

• Demonstrated skill in organizing time and prioritizing work load

• Basic knowledge of the Mediation program requirements and timelines

• Good working knowledge of the components of a housing counseling program

• Good working knowledge of the home buying process

• Knowledge of lending products and various homeowner assistance programs

• Ability to compare and contrast financial information

• Ability to calculate loan rates/terms and affordabilty

• Ability to use salesforce platforms such as launchpad

• Bilingual competence preferred

Schedule 

This is a full time position, 40 hours per week to be performed on site. The Housing Counselor must be available to work flexible hours (evening and Saturday) to accommodate the needs of clients. The Housing Counselor will be required to travel nationally to attend training and maintain certifications.

Compensation:

Health/Dental insurance

Mileage/Gas reimbursement

Paid vacation/Sick time off

Commensurate with experience.

Better Community Neighborhoods, Inc.(BCNI)seeks a motivated mortgage/housing/financial professional to assist customers to become financially sound, empower clients to transition into sound, affordable mortgage products and help them…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 18, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 4, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

USD 35,360 - USD 45,000Commensurate with experience

Benefits

Full Health benefit package for eligible full-time employees

Full Health benefit package for eligible full-time employees

Location

On-site
670 Franklin St, Schenectady, NY 12305, USA
Suit 201

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