compensation: $34,772 to 41,727 employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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Job Description HOUSING ASSISTANT
Housing Maintenance Department
Reports To: Facilities Director
Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week
Pay Range: $34,772.90 - 41,727.47 ($16.72 - 20.06/hour) DOE
Benefits: Retirement, vacation & sick leave, medical, dental, life/disability.
The Low Income Housing Institute is a non-profit housing development organization that provides technical assistance, housing development, finance, and property management services to increase the supply of low-income housing and to work for housing justice.
The Housing Assistant is responsible for providing program and technical support to the Housing Management/Maintenance Department as well as other responsibilities at the Low Income Housing Institute. This is a non-exempt position.
1. Assist staff with administrative and program work related to the operation of permanent and transitional housing and social service projects at LIHI.
2. Includes communication with property management staff and dispatching maintenance staff, tracking pending work orders, tracking maintenance invoices, updating and distributing preventative maintenance schedules, and following up with maintenance vendors.
3. Assist with writing and word-processing including preparation of spreadsheets, correspondence and reports as related to Housing Management.
4. Answer phone inquiries and screen calls for staff as needed.
5. Type, file, photocopy, process transmittals/mailings and other office duties.
6. Maintain schedules, track deadlines, plan events, schedule meetings and arrange meeting space in relation to Maintenance Department activities.
7. Manage and organize LIHI buildings key requests and office key box.
8. Fill in for LIHI's Office Assistant or Administrative Assistant as requested.
9. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
10. Coordinate with vendors to do repairs; forward maintenance request forms to LIHI's maintenance department; track maintenance work and needs.
1. A minimum of two years of progressively responsible related work experience in clerical/administrative work, housing or housing maintenance administrative assistance. Demonstrated ability to provide high quality staff support. A college degree may substitute for a portion of the work experience.
2. Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to work without direct supervision.
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
4. Working knowledge of personal computers and word processing and spreadsheet software programs. (Microsoft Word and Excel.)
5. Demonstrated ability to work with people with sensitivity to cultural and class issues, and a demonstrated commitment to social justice and/or low income housing.
Preferred Qualification: Understanding and familiarity with apartment maintenance terminology and common maintenance problems reporting.
This is a unionized position, represented by Local 8 of the Office of Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).
If interested in this position please send in a cover letter and resume. Application forms can be used as a substitute to a cover letter and resume, but are not required during the first step of the application process. Applications are available on the LIHI website at www.lihi.org, may be obtained in person at the office, or will be mailed to you by phone request at (206) 443-9935. All application materials should be mailed, faxed, or dropped off in person to:
The Low Income Housing Institute Attn: Human Resources
2407 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
Fax: (206) 443-9851
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE
Closing date: Open until filled.
The Low Income Housing Institute is an equal opportunity employer. LIHI participates in E-Verify. Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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