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.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-

Imagine Housing’s Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The Executive Director advances the vision of the organization, mobilizes the Board of Directors, inspires and leads a strong staff team, monitors and strengthens the organization’s financial health, engages in extensive community outreach and advocacy, effectively stewards major individual and corporate donors, and significantly advances fundraising activities for Imagine Housing’s annual fund and capital campaign.

The Executive Director serves as the primary staff liaison for the Executive Committee, Governance Committee, and Advocacy Committee. The Executive Director reports directly to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will have wide latitude in exercising independent initiative and judgment, subject to the policies established by the Board.

For more information about the Executive Director position, please review the Executive Director Position Profile.

ACCOUNTANT-

Imagine Housing seeks an organized, motivated and reliable individual to join the Finance Team of Imagine Housing and its affiliate, Red Vines 1. The Accountant provides general accounting and reporting for the organization. Imagine Housing offers an outstanding opportunity for an individual who wants to grow professionally and effect positive and lasting change in the community. This position reports to the Director of Finance.

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 and thrive on the Eastside.

Major Duties

General Accounting

  • Prepare bank deposits and record cash receipts in the accounting system.
  • Pay organizational bills in a timely manner.
  • Create invoices and process payments related to service funding for multiple properties.
  • Complete bank reconciliations for 30+ accounts for the organization and the properties and update reserve spreadsheets for the properties.
  • Maintain petty cash accounts.
  • Prepare cash available analysis and projections on a weekly basis.
  • Manage and maintain records for capital campaign pledges and cash receipts.
  • Maintain schedules of uses of capital campaign funds in accordance with designated categories.
  • Import monthly property financial information into the accounting system.
  • Serve as liaison with property management company regarding financial matters for multiple properties.
  • Maintain fixed asset records, including calculation of depreciation.
  • Maintain debt schedules and prepare annual debt confirmation letters as required for the audit.
  • Perform quarter and year end reconciliations.
  • Prepare materials needed for annual audits conducted by outside auditor.
  • Assist Director of Finance in preparing annual budgets.
  • Import budget information for the organization and all properties into the financial accounting system.
  • Perform other accounting and financial duties as assigned.

Compliance/Reporting

  • Maintain and update the internal monitoring schedule of compliance requirements.
  • Prepare financial reports and other filings required by funding agencies and federal, state and local authorities (including compliance reports, Form 1099 and Combined Funders Table 4s).
  • Submit quarterly invoices to Department of Commerce O&M for funding for services at multiple properties.
  • Calculate state and local B&O tax liabilities and submit monthly/annual returns.
  • Assist Director of Finance in the preparation of quarterly variance reports presented to the Board of Directors.
  • Provide reports and support to other departments of the organization as required.

Payroll

  • Calculate and input onto the payroll company website semi-monthly payroll information for hourly and salaried employees.
  • Maintain employee payroll records.
  • Manage employee benefit offerings, including flexible spending.
  • Allocate salaries, taxes, and benefit plan premiums to departments.
  • Submit quarterly L&I tax returns.
  • Review quarterly and annual tax forms prepared by the payroll company for accuracy.

Housing Development Accounting

  • Process accounts payables related to housing development projects.
  • Reconcile construction and pre-development data for housing development projects (using detailed cost data spreadsheets to track budgets and expenditures) between Finance and Housing Development departments on an ongoing basis.
  • Record housing development transactions, such as property acquisition, funding drawdowns, etc. in the accounting software.
  • Reconcile construction cash accounts for new development projects.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2 years of related accounting experience required; non-profit experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of current GAAP.
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Excel and other MS Office applications.
  • Experience working with accounting software. Familiarity with Financial Edge a plus.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing, and to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple assignments, prioritize tasks, and work independently to deliver timely and accurate results.
  • Integrity and strong work ethic.
  • Proactive and resourceful – able to act in anticipation of future problems/needs and to promptly and skillfully deal with new situations and difficulties.

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. 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.

 


RESIDENT SUPPORT SUPERVISOR-

Imagine Housing is currently looking to hire a Resident Support Supervisor to join our Supportive Services Team.

The Resident Support Supervisor will have an office at Andrew’s Glen, a forty apartment community in the Factoria neighborhood of Bellevue. Twenty of the apartments are transitional housing (up to two years) for homeless veterans and are supported by the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs Grant and Per Diem Program. Ten of the apartments are permanent supportive housing for individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness. The remaining ten apartments are permanent subsidized housing for low-income families through the Section 8 program.

The Resident Support Supervisor will be responsible for the supervision of the case management team of Imagine Housing including staff at four Imagine Housing properties.  They will manage contracts with the VA, King County, various eastside cities, and other funders.  This position will oversee the case management of residents, assist in developing goal plans with residents, coordinate care with other service providers, and assist residents in achieving short and long term goals.  The Resident Support Supervisor will measure the outcomes and outputs of the residents of Imagine Housing’s case management programs.  The Resident Support Supervisor will act under the supervision of the Director of Supportive Services.

Key Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Supervision: The Resident Support Supervisor will hire, train, support and evaluate the Resident Support Specialists providing case management and lead weekly team meetings. This position will also support the Resident Support Specialists in appropriately handling difficult resident issues and effectively providing supportive services to residents.
  • Case Management: The Resident Support Supervisor will provide comprehensive case management for residents exiting homelessness, develop goal plans, coordinate care with other service providers, assist residents in achieving short and long term goals, refer residents to other resources in the community as appropriate, and measure residents’ outcomes.
  • Reporting: The Resident Support Supervisor will track and record data on residents’ participation in supportive services, progress on their service plans and goals, and impact of supportive services on residents. They will support their team in conducting annual evaluation of the supportive services provided through case management. This position will be responsible for preparing and submitting reports to program funders on a timely manner basis and completing HMIS and VA database entry and reporting, as required.
  • Other Responsibilities: In addition to the above, the Resident Support Supervisor will:
    1. facilitate weekly team meetings with the Andrew’s Glen Supportive Services Team,
    2. facilitate monthly case management meetings with all the Imagine Housing case management staff,
    3. attend Supportive Services department meetings monthly,
    4. recruit and supervise volunteers to offer activities and prepare community activities,
    5. assist in identifying trainings needed to be effective as a Resident Support Specialist, and
    6. perform other assigned duties in a timely and efficient matter. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Proven experience effectively leading a team;
  • 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, 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;
  • 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; and
  • Strong time management and organizational skills and competency in use of personal computer, especially for word processing and generation of statistical information.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA degree in social work, human services or related field;
  • MSW degree, LCSW or other professional certifications are preferred;
  • Experience in a case management or human services setting;
  • Experience working with veterans, the VA, or other veterans organizations preferred;
  • 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

The Resident Support Supervisor position is a full-time salaried (exempt) position.  Hours will be primarily from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm.  Evening hours will be required one to two evenings each week.  Some weekend work will be necessary, as needed.  Regular daily (work week) presence is required.

Salary and Benefits

Salary will be 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:

Email a resume and cover letter with your salary requirements and description of specifically why you are an ideal candidate.  Send your resume and cover letter to rachelm@imaginehousing.org.  Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until the position is filled.


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.