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We’re Hiring! Director, HDFC Resource Center

July 13, 2022

 

Announcement of the WHDC Housing Development Fund Resource Center and HDFC Resource Center Director Position

The Board of Directors of the West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) is proud to announce the creation of the WHDC Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) Resource Center. The HDFC Resource Center is created to fulfill the goals stated within the Community Benefits Agreement executed with Columbia University. The HDFC Resource Center will utilize the portion of funds earmarked for this purpose and seek to work with community partners and stakeholders to achieve its purpose.   

The HDFC Resource Center services will include the support geared towards the preservation and health of HDFCs, and informational clinics and resources that will benefit residents of MCD9. The HDFC Resource Center will be located in MCD9 and will offer its services to the community in English and Spanish. 

The HDFC Resource Center will serve as an advocate, facilitator, and liaison between municipal agencies, partner organizations and the West Harlem community.  It will also connect specialists with technical expertise to the boards and leaders of HDFCs in MCD9 to improve their management and accounting, and to support progress towards home ownership in MCD9.  

The HDFC Resource Center is anticipated to open in January 2023. 

 

DIRECTOR,  HDFC RESOURCE CENTER     

The HDFC Resource Center Director will be primarily responsible for managing the operations of the center and supervising its staff. The Director will report to the WHDC Executive Director. 

The HDFC Resource Center Director responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):    

  • Supervision of HDFC Resource Center staff utilizing best practices..  
  • Ensure that center staff are appropriately knowledgeable for their functions. 
  • Act as a liaison with municipal affordable housing agencies, nonprofit  organizations, and elected officials.  
  • Initiate activities, such as workshops, lectures, and technical resources towards the preservation and support of HDFCs in MCD9.  
  • Create an online presence for the dissemination of information relating to the activities of the HDFC Resource Center. 

Qualifications:   

  • The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree and a minimum of five years of experience in a related discipline or a combination or related disciplines; or a  Bachelor’s Degree with at least seven years of experience in a related discipline or a combination or related disciplines. Related disciplines/areas of  experience include: HDFC and other housing preservation, banking,  real estate, legal services, experience with or working for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), etc.  
  • Knowledge of New York City’s HDFC initiative and municipal housing programs.
  • Must work collaboratively and  independently to achieve stated goals.  
  • Proficiency in research, interpretation and analysis of diverse data and information.
  • Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing and computer skills  (Microsoft Office Word, Access, Power Point, Excel, Google Docs, Zoom  and others). 
  • The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to implement  systems and follow-up processes, able to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight  time constraints.  

Compensation:

An attractive and competitive compensation package with employee benefits will be available.  Salary range: ($90K-110K) based on experience.

 

Apply on: Indeed, LinkedIn, or email CV and Cover Letter to: jobs@westharlemdc.org 

Deadline to Apply: August 31, 2022

Inquiries: jobs@westharlemdc.org 

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WHDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WHDC adheres to the COVID-19 facility requirements and ensures safety for all its employees.  

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