Woodstock Commons Live-In Superintendent

The Superintendent reports directly to our Maintenance Supervisor, and is responsible for managing the day-to-day maintenance of the intergenerational affordable housing development known as Woodstock Commons located in Woodstock, New York. The Superintendent plays a key role in protecting, cleaning and maintaining the campus’ buildings and ensuring tenant safety and comfort. For many tenants, the Superintendent is RUPCO’s most visible representative. The Superintendent apartment is a roomy 2-bedroom apartment; the position includes  access to a company truck for work-related tasks. This is a full-time, 35+-hour/week, live-in position with duties which may include, but are not limited to.

Position Responsibilities: Conduct daily cleaning duties both inside and outside around the entire Woodstock Commons campus. Tasks ensure:

  • common areas are clean and in good repair; emergency exits and fixtures are in working order; snow, garbage, and recycling is removed from designated areas; elevators, lobbies, walls, and windows are clean; and floors are maintained (i.e. swept, mopped, buffed, vacuumed, and cleaned)
  • Conduct emergency repairs or services as needed.  
  • Manage and monitor grounds to ensure that they are properly and safely maintained. Conduct a walking tour around the campus on a regular basis (daily/weekly) to monitor aesthetics of tenant areas and common spaces. 
  • Maintain grounds. This includes: snow removal, plowing, clearing snow and ice from sidewalks and driveways; overall landscaping, picking up trash, cutting grass, raking leaves and tending gardens, weeding, planting, etc.
  • Perform a wide variety of general maintenance tasks such as small areas of drywall repair, painting, appliance repair/replacement, diagnose mechanical, plumbing, electrical problems and make repairs.
  • Liaison and manage vendor relations on various projects needed for work to be done outside of the scope of Superintendent’s ability.
  • Manage work order system to accomplish maintenance tasks. Accurate and timely completion of applicable reports (i.e. work orders, incident reports, etc.) Maintain maintenance files as required
  • Serve as first responder to emergency calls from tenants and alarm company
  • Maintain compliance with all federal, state and local regulations and other mandated guidelines and policies relevant to property management and operations including safety and quality assurance
  • Provide on-call, after-hours, and/or weekend duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience:  

  • Knowledge of maintenance operations in physical plant; ability to diagnose mechanical, plumbing, electrical problems and make repairs; ability to maintain a detailed record-keeping system and prepare correspondence relating to reports and inquiries
  • Experience with operating truck snow plow and landscape equipment helpful
  • Effective communication & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and to maintain harmonious relationships with supervisors, peers, subordinates and tenants
  • Be honest and have strong moral principles
  • Demonstrate good judgment
  • Physical condition that will permit activities including, but not limited to, heavy lifting (must be able to lift at least 50 pounds), bending, walking, climbing, pushing, stooping, and working under adverse temperatures and/or weather conditions
  • Ability to organize, work independently, delegate, and negotiate and problem solve
  • Must be caring and compassionate, but at the same time able to establish a strong presence to enforce policies related to the safety and security of the residence community
  • Have knowledge of, or willing to learn, EEOC, Fair Housing, OSHA, ADA and other applicable public laws
  • Computer literate
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • A minimum of 5 years hands-on maintenance or related experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing
  • Must have valid driver’s license

Benefits:

  • 2-bedroom apartment
  • Hourly pay for 35-hour work week (with possibility of occasional additional, overtime hours)
  • Vacation, Sick, Personal time off plus holidays
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance available
  • 403b Retirement Savings with employer match
  • Use of company truck for work-related duties

To Apply:
RUPCO welcomes and encourages diversity in its workforce and all individuals are encouraged to apply. RUPCO is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Please submit cover letter including salary requirement and resume by January 19, 2018 to:
RUPCO, Inc.
289 Fair Street
Kingston NY 12401
jobs@rupco.org 

HCV Program Specialist

Red Bubble Man holding a Hire Me SignRUPCO is hiring a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Specialist  (long-term) to work collaboratively  with program clients and other HCV Specialists in the Kingston office to administer the HCV Program (Section 8).  This full-time position performs a variety of duties such as:

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage a caseload comprised of households who may be elderly, disabled, handicapped or families with children
  • Interviewing potential candidates for program and articulating the program requirements
  • Determining a family’ eligibility for the program
  • Conducting annual and interim recertifications and re-examinations related to income and program eligibility
  • Work with voucher participants to maintain compliance with program rules and guidelines
  • Conduct apartment inspections as assigned or as needed
  • Work collaboratively with landlords
  • Make referrals for program participants when circumstances present themselves that may put the voucher in jeopardy
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience:

  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Able to work independently but also as part of the team in a fast paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong computer and math skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills: written and oral
  • Experience in a customer service environment
  • Tolerance and sensitivity to a diverse population
  • Strong work ethic

To Apply:
RUPCO welcomes and encourages diversity in its workforce and all individuals are encouraged to apply. RUPCO is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit cover letter including salary requirement and resume to:
RUPCO, Inc.
289 Fair Street
Kingston NY 12401
jobs@rupco.org 

Real Estate Development Project Manager

POsition open in Property ManagementRUPCO is seeking a highly motivated Real Estate Development Project Manager with 3 to 5 years of experience to process existing development pursuits and assist with new target opportunities. He/she will leverage their skills and experience in affordable housing best practices to take a significant leadership role in the creation of new housing for RUPCO’s growing portfolio.

Candidates must have experience and be technically proficient in aspects of affordable housing real estate development, including finance, grant writing, entitlement, design, construction, lease-up and operations.

Overview of Duties:
• Identifying acquisition opportunities, including evaluating over-all project feasibility
• Researching, preparing and submitting funding and grant applications
• Securing acquisition, predevelopment, construction and permanent financing
• Oversee the negotiation of major agreements and financing documents, including limited partnership agreements, loan documents, construction contracts, architectural agreements, and property management agreements
• Develop and underwrite pro forms, budget and project narratives, based on targeted audience, real estate development matrix, local need and other functions as needed
• Coordinate with architect, engineer, landscape architects, interior designers, property owners, project managers, and other team members
• Negotiate and draft contract terms and scope with design consultants and contractors
• Manage project timeline, ensuring milestones are met on time and within budget
• Oversee the construction draw process and develop monthly project reports
• Responsible for managing and executing project contracts in accordance with department and corporate requirements.
• Maintain compliance in all federal, state and local regulations and other mandated guidelines and polices request to Real Estate and Community Development, including safety and quality assurance.
• Manage files, provide reports and perform other administration tasks as needed.

Skills and Experience:
•  A minimum of three years’ experience in community development, municipal governance and or affordable housing or a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban or Community Planning, Business or related field
•  Experience and technically proficient in aspects of affordable housing real estate development, including finance, entitlement, design, construction, lease-up and operations
•  Ability to analyze complex data, perform sophisticated analysis and make appropriate recommendations and decisions
•  Experience with Excel and word processing software. Experience with Project Management software a plus
• Experience in grant writing, entitlement process, public sector funding, public speaking and non-profit organizations
• Excellent communication, team building spirit, interpersonal skills, and conflict resolution skills necessary
• Ability to organize, work independently, delegate, negotiate, and problem solve
• Must have a commitment to the mission of the organization and a passion for providing affordable homes and support services to the area’s most vulnerable populations
• Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
• Full-time position,  generous benefit package,  paid time-off

To Apply:
RUPCO welcomes and encourages diversity in its workforce and all individuals are encouraged to apply. RUPCO is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Please submit cover letter including salary requirement and resume by January 19, 2018 to:
RUPCO, Inc.
289 Fair Street
Kingston NY 12401
jobs@rupco.org 

Bi-Lingual Receptionist Needed

keyboard where return key says "Jobs"This position has been filled as of July 17, 2017.

Se habla espanol? We’re interviewing for a Bi-lingual Receptionist (Spanish) for our HomeOwnership Center. This full-time position offers terrific Mother’s Hours, 9:30am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Overview:

The Receptionist reports directly to the HomeOwnership Center (HoC) Manager. This full-time position has duties to assist in clerical task of all HoC programs. This position also assists the Vice President of Housing Services with clerical tasks as needed:

Position Responsibilities:
1. Greeting visitors and clients by phone or at the front desk and assisting clients with overview information
2. Providing clerical support for HoC staff
3. Spanish translation ability required, both written and verbal when needed
4. Data entry into RUPCO’s client database management systems
5. Responsible for yearly re-certifications and other program-related follow-up correspondence for various HoC programs
6. Support for initial intakes and basic file preparation, maintenance, and archiving
7. Responsible for maintenance requests on office equipment and ordering office supplies
8. Responsible to assist Vice President of Housing Services with clerical support

Required Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience
– Bi-lingual – fluent in speaking both English and Spanish
– Ability to translate documents into Spanish/English
– Able to communicate effectively
– Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse groups
– Computer literacy and prior clerical experience is required

Please submit notice of interest for this position to mailto:saltomare@rupco.org or mailto: kgermain@rupco.org by no later than Friday, July14 at noon.

AmeriCorps VISTA Member Opening

RUPCO searches for full-time, one-year AmeriCorps VISTA MemberMonique Tranchina will serve as RUPCO’s VISTA Member beginning May 15. She will assist with a variety of projects such as gathering the stories of many residents and sharing those perspectives here online.

RUPCO was awarded a one-year VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) member allocation in collaboration with New York State Rural Housing Coalition (RHC). RUPCO is one of 10 housing nonprofits statewide to serve as a subsite host for a valued AmeriCorps VISTA applicant. RUPCO is a member of NYS RHS which is coordinating the VISTA effort among rural housing nonprofits from Albany, Stamford, and Rochester.

“Our VISTA position is for one year and will assist RUPCO’s Communications Department with behind-the-scene capacity-building support,” notes Tara Collins, Director of Communications and Resource Development. “This is a Jack/Jill-of-all-trades position. We will look to our VISTA to help with getting our new data management solution up and running; assisting with event coordination for Celebrate Community and Community Lunch; and providing a wide variety of communications skills sets from social media campaigns to story writing. This position is perfect for the recent graduate or person looking to gain more experience in the field of communications while making an impact on poverty in our community. VISTAs don’t have to know how to do everything, but they will certainly learn a lot about poverty, affordable housing, community wealth building, creative placemaking and communications in the process. ”

Similar to the PeaceCorps, the VISTA experience is designed to place skilled workers with United States-based nonprofits in need of support. AmeriCorps is one of three programs managed by Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCC). The AmeriCorps is a yearlong residential program for 18-24 year olds that focuses on team-based direct service. Nationally, VISTAs tend to be female (81% ), born in 1982 or later (82%), are experienced volunteers (93%), and come from around the country (62% local recruits vs. 38% national).

The RUPCO VISTA member works full time, commits to one year, and must be 18 or older. A VISTA receives a monthly living allowance of $990 per month and qualifies for VISTA health and child care benefits, student loan forgiveness, mileage reimbursement, relocation assistance, personal and sick leave. Interested candidates should sign up through the VISTA website, https://www.vistacampus.gov/how-apply-americorps-vista . The first-round application deadline is February 17, however RUPCO will take resume submissions through March 10 at tcollins@rupco.org. The official VISTA posting for RUPCO can be found online here.

Assistant Property Manager

RDAC Homeownership Preservation Counselor position openThe Assistant Property Manager provides administrative and clerical support for RUPCO’s Property Management Department located at 39 John Street, Kingston.  In addition, the Assistant Property Manager assumes many basic duties as a Property Manager for a small number of RUPCO-owned apartments.  The Assistant Property Manager reports directly to the Property Management Supervisor and performs a variety of duties such as:

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provide administrative support for the Property Management Supervisor, Property Managers and Maintenance Supervisor
2. Create reports and excel spreadsheets as needed
3. Answer incoming phone calls and direct to appropriate staff
4. Greet visitors and tenants
5. Assist Property Management staff in preparing leases and other correspondence
6. Gain knowledge on general Property Management duties to be able to take on full responsibility for a few properties as determined by the Property Management Supervisor
7. Schedule meetings between staff and tenants as needed
8. Order office supplies and replenish as needed
9. Update vacancy listing on a daily basis for all RUPCO managed units
10. Complete new applicant entry into database.  Send letters acknowledging receipt of application.
11. Maintain Wait Lists for all properties
12. Maintain tenant files
13. Receive, Enter, Communicate and Follow up on all Maintenance Requests.
14. Maintain data in the Property Management software, BostonPost

Required Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience:

• Enthusiastic and positive attitude
• Able to work independently but also as part of the team in a fast paced environment
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong computer skills, experience in Excel necessary and BostonPost software a plus
• Attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills: written and oral
• Experience in a customer service environment
• Tolerance and sensitivity to a diverse population
• Strong work ethic
• Prior clerical experience a plus

Position Details:

• Full-time, 35-hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30a-4:30p, some flexibility required to accommodate tenant needs
• Attractive health benefits package, vacation/time-off, 403b retirement savings plan, personal life insurance
• Salary negotiable with experience,  low $30,000’s

Please submit notice of interest and resume to vbishop@rupco.org no later than Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at noon.