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Apartment Assistance Program Specialist

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Montgomery Housing Partnership
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Silver Spring, MD

Montgomery Housing Partnership


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Published 27 days ago

February 1, 2021
February 1, 2021
Salary will be based on applicable experience.

Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) is seeking an APARTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (AAP) SPECIALIST with a strong interest in affordable housing and community development. This is a 30-hour per week contract position, with potential to grow into full time depending on performance.


Who We Are: MHP is an active and growing nonprofit organization, founded in 1989, that develops, acquires, rehabilitates, and builds quality homes to meet the growing need for affordable housing in Montgomery County and neighboring communities. MHP’s community-based projects and programs includes providing affordable rents, developing educational programs for residents to develop skills that expand their opportunities and balance their lives, and implementing neighborhood revitalization efforts in communities impacted by economic challenges and mass transit construction.


Job Summary:

As part of MHP’s neighborhood development team, the AAP Program Specialist will work under contract with the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) to manage the Apartment Assistance Program (AAP). AAP provides resources for owners and managers of small, multifamily, rental properties (2-50 units) throughout Montgomery County. Through the AAP, MHP and DHCA help owners invest in their properties and develop their management skills. Additionally, the AAP Program Specialist provides support to tenants of landlords who have been impacted by the COVID health and economic crisis. The Program Specialist reports to MHP’s Director, Policy & Neighborhood Development.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop content and disseminate targeted communications to owners and managers of small apartment properties through publications, newsletters, listservs, websites, etc.
  • Research best practices for property management, and update resource manuals geared towards small rental properties
  • Plan and organize virtual and in-person training events for property owners and managers
  • Identify and recruit property owners/managers to become AAP members
  • Provide technical assistance to owners and managers of small apartment properties directly and with the help of consultants and/or volunteer experts
  • Manage program development, administration, reporting, and evaluation
  • Perform outreach to owners and managers by phone and email
  • Develop informational materials for landlords regarding COVID-related changes to property management and provide support to landlords and their tenants who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19
  • Promote and facilitate peer-to-peer assistance, cooperative purchasing, and other collaborative actions by owners and managers.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or advanced degree.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and desktop publishing software.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and make decisions to organize/prioritize daily work.
  • Comfortable working in a “small shop” environment, handling multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal staff/administrative support.
  • Education, training, certifications, licenses, credentials and/or experience in community development, neighborhood revitalization, community or urban planning, property management, finance, business, real estate, affordable housing, capital improvements, architecture, or other relevant field preferred

Personal Attributes:

  • Passionate about the mission of MHP, affordable housing, and helping those in need.
  • Outgoing, energetic and engaging personality, good listener, and team player.
  • Appreciation for and ability to work with a diverse variety of individuals.



Compensation: Salary will be based on applicable experience.

Application Process: To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume, with salary requirements, to: hrjobs@marcumllp.com. Please include the job title “AAP Specialist” in the subject line of your email.

Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) is seeking an APARTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (AAP) SPECIALIST with a strong interest in affordable housing and community development. This is a 30-hour per week contract position, with potential to grow…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • Professional

Location

12200 Tech Road, Suite 250, Silver Spring, MD 20904-1938

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume, with salary requirements, to: hrjobs@marcumllp.com. Please include the job title “AAP Specialist” in the subject line of your email.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume, with salary requirements, to: hrjobs@marcumllp.com. Please include the job title “AAP Specialist” in the subject line of your email.

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