Start a Career with Imagine Housing

Imagine Housing, a 501(c)(3) Washington non-profit corporation incorporated in 1989, is the primary developer of permanent affordable rental housing in East King County. We are a leader in designing and providing client-centered, strengths-based supportive services ranging from after-school programs for kids to case management and trainings for adults at our properties, supporting residents’ efforts to develop greater choice and independence. By developing permanent affordable rental housing and providing supportive services, Imagine Housing empowers individuals and families, supports diversity and strengthens communities on the Eastside. We make it possible for veterans, seniors, survivors of domestic violence, young adults aging out of foster care, and low-income working families to live in and thrive on the Eastside.

Imagine Housing has an excellent reputation on the Eastside and in the Puget Sound region for our commitment to increasing the availability of affordable housing and for our leadership in affordable housing advocacy and in shaping public policy. Over 25 years in the community, we have built or acquired 12 properties in five Eastside cities, serving more than 1,050 low-income individuals with 427 affordable apartments. Imagine Housing and its affiliate, Red Vines 1, have a budget of over $3.7 million and $75 million in assets. Our revenue comes from a healthy blend of rent, developer fees and philanthropic contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations.

We are currently hiring for the following jobs.  Please see job description below.

Imagine Housing is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, the presence of a disability, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our equal opportunity policy applies to all phases of employment, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, supervision, training, upgrading, transfer, compensation, benefits, promotion, education and recreation, layoff and termination.


Resident Support Specialist

Imagine Housing is hiring a full-time (40 hours per week) Resident Support Specialist. This position will develop and implement programs that serve youth, adults and families at Rose Crest and Johnson Hill, two Imagine Housing properties located in Issaquah. The main types of programming and services that this position will provide are as follows:

Key Functions:

  1. Youth Programming: The Resident Support Specialist will plan and implement afterschool Homework Club and
    enriching activities for school-aged youth five times per week at Rose Crest and Johnson Hill. Homework Club
    offers youth the opportunity to have one-on-one assistance with homework assignments, reading and learning
    activities to address their particular areas of need. Enriching activities are provided as a time to engage youth
    in art, games and other activities that are of interest and benefit to them. The Resident Support Specialist will
    also provide a variety of enriching activities during the summer. We focus on creating a safe, welcoming space,
    where youth have the opportunity to grow socially, emotionally and academically. These programs are structured
    around best practices recommended in the Youth and School-Aged Program Quality Assessments, which are nationally
    recognized, best practice models for youth programming.
  2. Resource Referrals: The Resident Support Specialist is responsible for becoming knowledgeable about community
    resources available to families and individuals that assist with their basic needs and help them achieve their
    goals. Resource referrals are varied and can include things like providing bus tickets as needed, passing along
    information on rental and utility assistance and providing assistance in filling out applications for public
    benefits. The Resident Support Specialist will make sure that all residents are aware of these services and feel
    welcome to ask for assistance when needed.
  3. Community Events: Coordinate and facilitate monthly community events at Rose Crest and Johnson Hill. These
    activities can range from a community meal and bingo night to themed parties and festivals. They can also include
    trainings on resources or information beneficial to the residents. These events are a great place for residents
    to get together and share resources and help to create a sense of community at the property.

Key Responsibilities:

Youth Programming:

  • Plan and facilitate afterschool homework club and activities five times per week at Rose Crest and
    Johnson Hill;
  • Recruit, train, and support volunteers to assist with youth programming;
  • Complete outcome tracking observation tool for participating youth in programming;
  • Participate in Program Quality Assessments of Rose Crest and Johnson Hill programming and create goal plans based
    on assessments;
  • Provide enriching summer activities to youth at Highland Gardens;
  • Meet with parents/caregivers of youth participating in activities once quarterly to check in about youths’
    progress in school and otherwise; and
  • Attend occasional trainings on working with youth.

Community Events

  • Plan and facilitate monthly community events at Rose Crest and Johnson Hill based on resident feedback;
  • Find resources, trainers and/or activities that will engage the residents; and
  • Promote resident leadership by encouraging residents to assist with planning and implementing these programs.

Resource Referrals

  • Reach out to individuals and families to make them aware of what services are available;
  • Be available to residents for resource referrals during regularly scheduled office hours;
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with service providers in the community to which
    residents can be referred;
  • Help residents complete applications for public benefits, as appropriate; and
  • Maintain thorough and complete records of residents’ participation in supportive services and progress.

Other Responsibilities

  • Attend bi-weekly team meetings around working with youth;
  • Attend bi-weekly (or more frequent if needed) one-on-one meetings with supervisor;
  • Attend monthly Supportive Services Department Meetings and monthly Imagine Housing full staff meetings;
  • Assist in identifying trainings needed to be effective as a Resident Support Specialist;
  • Collaborate with the on-site property manager to support residents; and
  • Perform other assigned duties in a timely and efficient matter.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to work effectively with children, individuals, and families of diverse backgrounds and abilities
    including physical, mental, and substance abuse;
  • Outstanding organizational, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to perform daily duties to achieve desired outcomes and performance measures with minimal
    supervision;
  • Knowledge of family and child resources and services in King County for low-income families;
  • Ability to set and maintain boundaries with residents in a professional manner;
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff and residents from a variety of economic, cultural and
    ethnic backgrounds, with varying physical and mental abilities, and with diverse sexual orientations and
    gender identities;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to make good decisions in crisis situations;
  • Strong time management and organizational skills and competency in use of personal computer, especially for word
    processing and generation of statistical information; and
  • Ability to travel between housing sites and meetings multiple times during the week.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working to support youth and families;
  • Experience working in afterschool programming;
  • Ability to remain calm and exercise good judgment in stressful/crisis situations;
  • Experience facilitating programming;
  • Experience working with people experiencing mental health issues, chemical health issues and homelessness;
  • Understanding of strengths-based and trauma-informed care; and
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule.

Work Schedule

This is a full-time hourly (non-exempt) position. The work day will typically be between the hours of 9:30am and 6pm plus two evenings until 8pm each week, with start times adjusted accordingly.

Pay and Benefits

The hourly range for this position is $17-20/hour, with actual hourly rate determined based on experience. Benefits include paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, company-paid medical, dental and life insurance and 401(k) matching contribution.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Imagine Housing is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, the presence of a disability, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our equal opportunity policy applies to all phases of employment, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, supervision, training, upgrading, transfer, compensation, benefits, promotion, education and recreation, layoff and termination.

To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter with your compensation history, salary requirements, and a description of specifically why you are an ideal candidate. Include in your cover letter or email how
you learned of this position. Send your resume and cover letter to sarahl@imaginehousing.org.


Philanthropy Administrator

Imagine Housing seeks an organized, detail-oriented and motivated individual to join the Imagine Housing Philanthropy Team. The Philanthropy Administrator will be the main “keeper of information” and database administrator. The Philanthropy Administrator’s dedicated support will enable Imagine Housing to build authentic, meaningful and lasting relationships with Imagine Housing’s supporters. The Philanthropy Administrator also will offer critical administrative support to the Annual Fund Manager, Director of Philanthropy and Executive Director.

The position reports to the Director of Philanthropy, with the potential for growth and leadership in this nimble and ever-growing organization. This position also offers a tremendous opportunity for the right person to join our staff, Board, and over 150 volunteers in building and preserving high quality affordable housing and delivering supportive services to low-income individuals and families in East King County.

Primary Duties

Database Management (50%)

      • Input, track and update donor information in Raiser’s Edge.
      • Enter and process all gifts received and ensure they are coded correctly.
      • Work with, train and support the Philanthropy Team and Executive Director in entering notes, actions, and tracking relationships and proposals.
      • Conduct quarterly maintenance within Raiser’s Edge to ensure data integrity.
      • Create reports and complex queries as requested to support fundraising goals.
      • Create and manage mailings and mailing lists for all invitations, save the dates and mailing campaigns throughout the year.
      • Manage the Philanthropy Policies and Procedures manual and update as changes happen.
      • Work with the Finance team to reconcile accounts and sync systems.
      • Import all gifts and information from Greater Giving to Raiser’s Edge in a timely manner after all events. Track invitees, attendees and gifts in Raiser’s Edge.
      • Be the point-person for all Raiser’s Edge questions and troubleshooting.
      • Assist in the development of new database processes to meet current and future fundraising goals.

Administrative Support (25%):

      • Prepare materials for all upcoming donor and outreach meetings, including having informational packets prepared for unexpected meetings that arise.
      • Schedule meetings for Philanthropy Team members and send meeting invites and reminders.
      • Collect notes from team members’ donor meetings and enter information into Raiser’s Edge.
      • Draft accurate, personalized and timely donor recognition for gifts; ensure thank you notes go out within 48 hours.
      • Conduct internal (database) and external (web) donor research.
      • Keep all department files maintained and organized.
      • Take lead role in collecting volunteer hours from Department Directors and Supportive Services Team and inputting into the donor database.
      • Perform other administrative support duties as assigned.

Event Support (Seasonal)

      • Provide administrative, logistical and event support for Imagine Housing’s annual Auction, Opening Doors Breakfast, house parties and other smaller events as they arise.
      • Create and send e-invitations and e-save the dates via Constant Contact.
      • Coordinate volunteer management for the Auction and Opening Doors Breakfast.
      • Own the procurement process for the Auction, including managing relationships with Board members and tracking all procurement using Greater Giving.
      • Support the Annual Fund Manager as necessary.

Communications (10%)

      • Keep Imagine Housing’s website up to date (WordPress platform).
      • Manage Imagine Housing’s online giving pages via NetCommunity and Greater Giving.
      • Oversee social media, giving Imagine Housing a daily presence on Twitter and Facebook and utilizing LinkedIn, YouTube and other platforms as necessary.
      • Collect and post weekly blog articles, providing reminders to staff and volunteers to submit their articles on time for posting.
      • Compile and send monthly or quarterly e-newsletters via Constant Contact.
      • Keep updated on current housing news and events to promote via social media.

Capital Campaign (10%)

      • Manage pledges and billings, including invoicing, billing and receipting of gifts.
      • Prepare packets and information for donor meetings.
      • Support the public phase of the Capital Campaign through social media, e-mails, website updates, and more.
      • Manage ever-changing donor prospect lists and transfer information into database.

Secondary Duties (5%)

      • Assist with coordinating community outreach presentations and events throughout the year.
      • Order name tags for staff twice a year.
      • Order branded merchandise for events and programs as necessary.
      • Other duties as assigned.

Professional Traits

      • Highly organized and efficient.
      • Detail and systems oriented.
      • Proactive – able to anticipate arising needs and take ownership over activities.
      • Problem solver that is able to synthesize big picture ideas into solid steps.
      • Resourceful – able to find solutions using various sources.
      • Able to track and prioritize multiple projects at a given time.
      • Easy to work with in a collaborative team environment.

Minimum Qualifications

      • Bachelors or a two-year degree with two years of related experience in a business or non-profit setting required.
      • 1-2 years of experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar Customer Relationship Management software.
      • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite with particular proficiency working with Excel and mail merge.
      • Experience working with WordPress or another website platform or knowledge of HTML.
      • Familiarity with social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Work Schedule

Position is a full time (40 hours per week), hourly, non-exempt position. Hours worked will be weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m, or a mutually agreed-upon schedule. Occasional overtime, evening and/or weekend work also may be required.

Salary and Benefits

Hourly range is from $16 – $21/hour, with actual hourly rate determined based on experience. Benefits include paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, company-paid medical, dental and life insurance and 401(k) matching contribution.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Imagine Housing is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, the presence of a disability, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our equal opportunity policy applies to all phases of employment, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, supervision, training, upgrading, transfer, compensation, benefits, promotion, education and recreation, layoff and termination.

To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to hesterw@imaginehousing.org. Include in your cover letter how you learned of this position, a description of specifically why you are an ideal candidate, your salary history and salary expectations. If you have any questions, please call Hester Winn at (425) 576-5190, ext. 10. Position is open until filled.


Operations Coordinator

Imagine Housing seeks an organized, detail-oriented and motivated individual to support the Executive Director and ensure effective operations of Imagine Housing and its affiliate, Red Vines 1. The Operations Coordinator will provide support to the Executive Director, enabling the Executive Director to effectively lead and guide the organization. Through coordination of interdepartmental deadlines, budgeting, Board development, community outreach and the schedule and activities of the Executive Director, the Operations Coordinator will help ensure that key elements of organizational operations are happening smoothly and in accordance with the Strategic Plan. Imagine Housing offers an outstanding opportunity for an individual who wants to grow professionally and effect positive and lasting change in the community. The position reports to the Executive Director.

Duties

Department Support

      • Support other department Directors by communicating deadlines and ensuring that they have the support they need to meet those deadlines.
      • Proof read documents from other departments before giving to Executive Director.
      • Prepare monthly blog updates on behalf of Executive Director.
      • Write and send follow-up and thank you notes for Executive Director.
      • Review financial documents:
      • Budgets: Communicate budgeting deadlines to various departments to help them stay on schedule, support team in completing budgets, help identify gaps and errors in draft budgets, look at trends of 5-year cash flow projections, and highlight possible areas of concern and recommend changes.
      • Variance Reports: Check for accuracy of variance reports, make sure notes exist where needed, and check notes for clarity before presenting to Executive Director.
      • Quarterly Cash Flow Projections: Compare to previous months and years, look for trends, and make recommendations.

Imagine Housing and Red Vines Board of Directors Support

      • Support recruitment of new Board members by posting Board opportunities, sending application materials to potential Board candidates, following up with them to collect application materials, scheduling interviews between candidates and existing Board members, conducting reference checks, and coordinating Committee and Board approval of new members.
      • Support creation of monthly Executive Director reports for the Board packet.
      • Review Board meeting minutes and make any additions or changes that might be necessary.
      • Help prepare the Board agenda including: allotting time for department updates where needed, ensuring that Committee Chairs are informed if they are presenting, and preparing and/or ensuring that presentation materials and/or PowerPoints are ready.
      • Provide support with developing and updating Organizational Policies and Organizational Procedures.

Community Outreach Support

      • Maintain updated statistics for use in various outreach materials.
      • Create talking points for Executive Director, Board members, staff and volunteers for various outreach presentations and events.
      • Schedule and conduct community presentations and prepare materials for these presentations.
      • Help support community outreach meetings related to new housing development projects.
      • Write letters and emails on behalf of Executive Director.
      • Support development of communication materials.
      • Coordinate Housing Advocacy Day, including sending information to the Board and staff, contacting resident participants, gathering RSVP’s, creating teams from Imagine Housing and Red Vines, coordinating schedules with Washington Low Income Housing Alliance and arranging carpools.
      • Create “Advocacy Calls to Action” and distribute to Board members and other appropriate community members.
      • Write and send personal invitations for events on behalf of Executive Director.
      • Coordinate Grand Opening and Groundbreaking events, including scheduling, program development, securing and preparing speakers with talking points, sending out invitations, and planning event logistics.

Meeting Support

      • Translate Executive Director’s meeting notes into to-do and action items.
      • Create meeting agendas.
      • Collaborate with Chairs of the Governance and Advocacy Committees to prepare for meetings, create agendas and prepare materials.
      • Schedule and confirm meetings between Executive Director and staff, donors, elected officials and other community members, preparing agendas where appropriate.
      • Prepare materials for Executive Director’s meetings.
      • Collect notes from Executive Director’s meetings and enter information into donor database.

Other Administrative Support

      • Respond to, file and prioritize emails for Executive Director.
      • Manage and update Executive Director’s to-do list.
      • Coordinate and oversee completion of Strategic Plan progress updates twice per year, including creating templates, sending requests for progress updates to Directors, ensuring that responses are collected and compiled and reviewing for accuracy and clarity.

Minimum Qualifications

      • Bachelor’s degree and two years of related experience in a business or non-profit setting required.
      • Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat and with the Microsoft Office Suite with particular proficiency working with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
      • Ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing.
      • Strong editor.
      • Ability to communicate and work effectively with coworkers, visitors and community members from a variety of economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with varying physical and mental abilities, and with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.
      • Ability to proactively contribute to a positive office environment.
      • Easy to work with in a collaborative team environment.
      • Highly organized and efficient.
      • Detail and process oriented.
      • Proactive – able to anticipate arising needs and take ownership over activities.
      • Problem solver.
      • Resourceful – able to conduct thorough internet research projects.
      • Able to track and juggle multiple projects at a given time.

Work Schedule

Position is a full time (40 hours per week), hourly, non-exempt position. Hours worked will be weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or at a mutually agreed-upon schedule. Occasional overtime, evening and/or weekend work also may be required.

Salary and Benefits

Hourly range is from $20 – $23/hour, with actual hourly rate determined based on experience. Benefits include paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, company-paid medical, dental and life insurance and 401(k) matching contribution.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Imagine Housing is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, the presence of a disability, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our equal opportunity policy applies to all phases of employment, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, supervision, training, upgrading, transfer, compensation, benefits, promotion, education and recreation, layoff and termination.

To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to hesterw@imaginehousing.org. Include in your cover letter how you learned of this position, a description of specifically why you are an ideal candidate, your salary history and salary expectations. If you have any questions, please call Hester Winn at (425) 576-5190, ext. 10. Position open until filled.