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 13 properties in five Eastside cities, serving more than 1,100 low-income individuals with 485 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.


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, 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. The position reports to the Executive Director.

Imagine Housing is the primary developer of permanent affordable rental housing in East King County, Washington. We are a leader in providing person-centered, strengths-based supportive services ranging from early childhood and after-school programs to case management and community building events at our properties. Our organization is sensitive to the needs of diverse communities and is committed to cross-cultural competence. Imagine Housing empowers individuals and families, supports diversity and strengthens communities. 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.

MAJOR DUTIES

Department Support

  • Provide direct administrative support to the Executive Director in the form of scheduling, communications and meeting support; create meeting reports, materials and agendas.
  • Translate Executive Director’s meeting notes into to-do and action items.
  • Collect notes from Executive Director’s meetings and enter information into donor database.
  • Respond to, file and prioritize emails for Executive Director.
  • Support other department Directors by communicating deadlines and ensuring that they have the support they need to meet those deadlines.
  • Organize monthly staff meetings and actively build a positive work environment.
  • Provide direct support to Fund Development with special events logistics, communications, social media, blog postings, community outreach, document editing, mailers, and other duties as assigned.

Imagine Housing and Red Vines Board of Directors Support

  • Supports Board of Directors in creating monthly Board meeting agendas and materials, reports, tracking rosters and scheduling external meetings. Facilitates Board member recruitment, onboarding and retention.
  • Provide support with developing and updating Organizational Policies and Organizational Procedures.

Advocacy Support

  • Coordinate Imagine Housing’s presence at the annual Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day in Olympia.
  • Serves as staff liaison for Advocacy Committee by drafting agendas, developing advocacy priorities, relaying “Advocacy Calls to Action” and creating talking points for testimony at public hearings in support of affordable housing.

Other Administrative Support

  • 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.
  • Design marketing materials and infographics for agency, utilizing current and compelling statistics to demonstrate the need for affordable housing in East King County.
  • Design and implement staff and Board surveys and feedback systems and compile results.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of related experience in a business or non-profit setting required.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Raiser’s Edge and with the Microsoft Office Suite with particular proficiency working with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, professionally and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong editor.
  • Ability to communicate, collaborate 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.
  • Highly organized and efficient with an eye for detail and process.
  • Proactive – able to anticipate arising needs and take ownership over activities.
  • Resourceful problem solver.
  • Able to track and juggle multiple projects at a given time.

WORK SCHEDULE

This 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 may also 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.

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.


MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER-

Imagine Housing seeks an experienced, major gifts professional who is passionate about the need for affordable housing and supportive services for individuals with lower incomes. Ideally, the candidate will learn about and share our mission, program plans, stories and impact.  We seek someone who is highly organized, with a strong ethic for customer service and a passion for helping donors meet their philanthropic and life goals through giving.

In addition to managing a portfolio of relationships with major donors, this position is also responsible for qualifying prospective major donors who have the capability of making significant financial contributions to Imagine Housing. This individual will manage and grow a portfolio of caring, knowledgeable, and generous donors. This position includes significant local travel within the Seattle and Eastside area to meet with and engage donors.

MAJOR DUTIES

  • Maintain an active schedule of donor qualification visits, phone calls, and use other relationship building approaches to qualify donors in a portfolio, gauging willingness to engage about funding opportunities, and gaining insight into passions, interests and capacity of each donor.
  • Create, monitor and execute tailored donor development strategies for each member of the portfolio to provide the most compelling ask at the right time for each donor.
  • Meet or exceed annual giving goals.
  • Help motivate and mobilize the Imagine Housing Board of Directors and Fund Development colleagues to plan and execute acquisition and retention strategies.
  • Strategically identify opportunities and cultivate relationships with corporations to increase giving and play a strong role in securing sponsorships for the annual Auction and Opening Doors Breakfast.
  • Act as a strong ambassador for Imagine Housing program activities to provide high quality donor education and tailor cultivation strategies to the specific interests and passions of donors in your assigned portfolio and prospective supporters.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed donor records in Raiser’s Edge to track communications and move management strategies for potential and actual major donors.
  • Ensure assigned gifts from major donors are properly thanked and followed up on with timely information and updates on the outcomes of each gift.
  • Passion for advocating on behalf of individuals living in poverty, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or culture, and commitment to service, excellence, and compassion.
  • Creatively use events, leadership, speaking engagements and communications to increase community’s awareness of the organization.
  • Help with fundraising events and other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 3 years major donor fundraising experience, including working on planned giving programs.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and superb presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals.  Builds positive and authentic relationships.
  • Effective combination of being people-oriented, detail-oriented, and direct enough to ask for large gifts.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to set priorities and work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong contributor to a positive and collaborative organizational culture.
  • High ethical standards and values; ability to uphold a high level of confidentiality.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Be solution-oriented and positive.
  • Be strategic and effective.
  • Be scrappy and resourceful.
  • Follow through; be all in and do what it takes.
  • Be fully invested in the Imagine Housing mission.
  • Participate in professional associations as appropriate.
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office and Blackbaud’s “Raiser’s Edge”).

WORK SCHEDULE

The Major Gifts Officer position is a full time (40 hours per week), salaried and exempt position.  Hours worked will be weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m, or at a mutually agreed-upon schedule.  Evening and weekend work will also occasionally be required.  Regular, daily (work week) presence is required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary range is from $55,000 to $60,000 with actual salary based on experience.  Benefits include paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, company-paid medical, dental and life insurance and 401(k) matching contribution.

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.


RESIDENT SERVICES SUPERVISOR

The Resident Services Supervisor for Imagine Housing will be based at Velocity Apartments in Kirkland, WA.  The Resident Services Supervisor will supervise and support the Resident Services Coordinators.  This position will be responsible for providing resource referrals, community events and classes, and after-school programming to youth at the property.  At Velocity, the Resident Services Supervisor will be responsible for coordinating and collaborating with other local services providers as well as directly delivering supportive services to the residents.  The Resident Services Supervisor will also organize and facilitate trainings, classes, community events, and youth activities.  This position acts under the supervision of the Director of Supportive Services at Imagine Housing.

MAJOR DUTIES

This position will develop and implement programs that serve youth, adults and families at Velocity and oversee the resident services provided at other Imagine Housing properties. The main types of programming and services that this position will provide and supervise are as follows:

Youth Programming

  • The Resident Services Supervisor will plan and implement afterschool Homework Club and enriching activities for school-aged youth two times each week at Velocity.  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 Services Supervisor 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.

Resource Referrals

  • The Resident Services Supervisor 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. These 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 Services Supervisor will make sure that all residents are aware of these services and feel welcome to ask for assistance when needed.

Community Events and Classes

  • Coordinate and facilitate monthly community events at Velocity. 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.

Supervision

  • The Resident Services Supervisor will hire, train, support and evaluate the Resident Services Coordinators and lead weekly supervision meetings. The Resident Services Supervisor will lead weekly activities with the Resident Services Coordinators as well. This position will also support the Resident Services Coordinators in appropriately handling difficult resident issues and effectively providing high quality after-school programs for youth.

Reporting

  • The Resident Services Supervisor will track and record data on residents’ participation in resident services and the impact of resident services and after school programming on residents. They will support their team in conducting annual evaluation of the services provided. This position will be responsible for preparing and submitting reports to program funders on a timely manner basis and completing HMIS entry and reporting, as required.

Other Responsibilities

In addition to the above, the Resident Services Supervisor will:

  • Facilitate weekly team meetings with the youth services team;
  • Attend Supportive Services department meetings monthly, and
  • Perform other duties as assigned in a timely and efficient matter.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Proven experience effectively leading a team;
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with youth, families and individuals from a variety of economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with varying physical and mental abilities, with diverse sexual orientations and gender identifies, as well as, physical and mental disabilities, substance abuse issues and complications of HIV/AIDS;
  • Outstanding organizational, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proficient Spanish speaker;
  • Ability to perform daily duties to achieve desired outcomes and performance measures with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to set and maintain boundaries with clients in a professional manner;
  • Ability to make good decisions in crisis situations;
  • Strong time management and organizational skills;
  • Competency in use of personal computer, especially for word processing and generation of statistical information;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; and
  • Ability to travel between housing sites and meetings multiple times during the week.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA degree in social work, human services or related field;
  • At least two years of experience delivering youth programs to a diverse group of youth;
  • Experience providing supportive services to individuals who have experienced trauma;
  • Experience working with people experiencing mental health issues, chemical health issues and homelessness; and
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule.

WORK SCHEDULE

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

PAY AND BENEFITS

Salary range is $44,000 to $48,000 a year and will be based on experience.  Benefits include paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, company paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance and 401(k) matching contribution.

TO APPLY

Please email a resume and cover letter to Rachel Mathison at rachelm@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.  Position is open until filled.


HEALTH PROGRAMS COORDINATOR – AmeriCorps Member

Imagine Housing is seeking a full-time (40 hours weekly) Health Programs Coordinator, AmeriCorps Member. This position will develop programming and provide support to Imagine Housing residents to help address the disparity in health risks that exists in low-income communities. The AmeriCorps member will help create and implement programming designed to improve the physical and mental well-being of residents through health education trainings, healthy cooking & nutrition classes, health related activities for seniors and community dinners. By gaining health related knowledge and access to healthier food, our residents will be able to live healthier lives, therefore decreasing the health risks associated with poverty.

MAJOR DUTIES

  • Coordinate with local community agencies to provide monthly onsite health education events at Imagine Housing properties in Kirkland and Mercer Island.
  • Plan and facilitate bi-monthly health cooking classes for residents at two of the Imagine Housing Kirkland properties.
  • Develop curriculum and implement various health related activities that create an environment that promotes and supports healthy lifestyle habits for seniors living at Imagine Housing’s two senior properties.
  • Organize and prepare weekly community dinners.
  • Help residents secure access to healthy food by providing resource referrals to local food banks.
  • Recruit and support volunteers to assist with health education programming and community dinners.
  • Maintain thorough and complete electronic records of program participation and program surveys.
  • Maintain a safe, affirming and welcoming environment for diverse groups of individuals.
  • Build rapport with residents and consistently maintain professional boundaries.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate 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 set and maintain boundaries with residents in a professional manner.
  • Comfortable leading group activities.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize projects.
  • Ability to create engaging programming ideas and incorporate resident feedback.
  • Ability to pass state, FBI, and National Sex Offender Public Registry background checks.
  • 18-25 years old as of September 1, 2015 (as required by the WA State Service Corps).
  • Documentation of U.S. Citizen, National or Permanent Residency for AmeriCorps enrollment.

WORK SCHEDULE

This is a full-time (40 hours weekly) service position from September 16, 2105 – July 31, 2016. The work day is somewhat flexible but will generally be between the hours of 11:00am and 8:00pm Monday through Thursday and 9:00am to 5pm on Fridays. Later evenings will occasionally be required for evening programming with start times adjusted accordingly.

AMERICORP MEMBER BENEFITS

  • $1,195/month living stipend (taxed),
  • $5,730 post-service Education Award on successful completion of the 10.5 month (9/16/2015-7/31/2016) term of service.
  • Bus pass or mileage reimbursement for service related travel.
  • Health insurance coverage from the Washington Service Corps (or through the Washington State Health Care Plan Finder website, depending on household income) if the Member does not already have coverage.
  • Forbearance on qualified student loans.
  • Childcare assistance for eligible Members, and
  • Eligibility for Basic Food (food stamps) and other public benefits if household meets DSHS requirements.

TO APPLY

For more information, please refer to: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=55916&fromSearch=true

Please review the complete position description and follow the directions to apply. If you have further questions, please contact Whitney Morean, at whitneym@imaginehousing.org.


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.