2410 17th Street Northwest
District of Columbia
The Coop/Condo Trainer will provide training, counseling and technical assistance to newly formed and troubled condominiums and cooperatives.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop training manuals and curriculum. Develop, coordinate and present training workshops and courses. Provide ongoing technical assistance to condos/coops and tenant associations. Develop working relationships with developers, contractors, lenders, attorneys and others. Provide counseling and referrals to trainees. Attend coop/condo membership and board meetings to provide technical assistance. Assist other staff in meeting the needs of HCS clients. Collect and organize training materials of interest to HCS clients. Write weekly reports on training programs. Maintain accurate written and computer based files. Research housing topics. Provide community outreach to publicize training programs. Perform other HCS tasks as required. Skill Requirements Bilingual Spanish/English helpful. Excellent public speaking ability. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate with a variety of people including lenders, contractors, landlords and low and moderate income families from a variety of cultures. Ability to translate technical information into layman's terms. Must demonstrate an ability to work with a minimum of supervision. Must be versatile in order to handle a wide variety of duties. Sensitivity to the needs within the community and to individual clients. Flexible schedule that will require night and Saturday meetings several times a week. Knowledge of housing issues and housing law or capacity to learn. Background in housing development, real estate practices, financial analysis and cooperative principals helpful. At least three years of specialized professional experience in social work, housing, urban studies, or other related fields (a college degree in a related field will be considered as two years of specialized experience.) Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. Computer skills required. Well organized and ability to prioritized work requirements. Ability to work as a team member. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 202-667-2135, or by mail to Housing Counseling Services, 2410 17th Street. NW, Washington DC 20009. Resumes will not be reviewed without a cover letter which states applicant’s appropriateness for position