Homeownership Housing Counselor

  • Full Time
  • Richmond
  • Hybrid/Flexible

Website Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia

Ensuring Equal Access To Housing For All People

HOME of VA is seeking a self-motivated individual with excellent organizational skills to serve as a full-time Housing Counselor on our Homeownership Team.

What we can achieve together

The homeownership housing counselor will assist clients seeking to purchase their first home through counseling and education on the home buying process, personal finance, and credit management.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a strong commitment to HOME’s mission, able to work both independently and as a team member in a high-volume, fast-paced environment. They will be dedicated to expanding housing opportunities and possess excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, an eye for detail, and rigorous time-management skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide comprehensive individual housing counseling to include intake, financial assessment, prepurchase counseling, creation of housing action plans, and case management.
Help administer HOME’s down payment and closing cost financial assistance programs through eligibility screening, loan processing and coordination of all activities necessary to ensure timely loan closings.
Facilitate group education classes on topics such as homebuyer education, credit and money management and rental education.
Build collaborative relationships and do community outreach.
Maintain complete, accurate, detailed, and confidential records of all counseling and education activities.
Respond to opportunities to advance HOME’s mission and perform other duties as assigned and prioritized by HOME’s leadership.

What you will bring

HOME values staff with different personal, educational, and professional backgrounds, and encourages all interested applicants to apply, even if they do not meet all the qualifications listed below.

While no one candidate may possess all the following attributes, an ideal candidate will have most of the following qualifications:

A passion for and familiarity with the nonprofit sector and HOME’s mission.
Highly engaging, with a customer service mindset and collaborative working style.
Experience in housing counseling, case management, financial literacy, mortgage lending, or related experience with transferable skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate group education sessions on housing and financial literacy topics.
Demonstrated ability to effectively make referrals and connections to other community resources for our clients.
Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Sharepoint, Teams and client management systems.
Sincere and demonstrated commitment to civil rights, social justice, and racial equity.
Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, both independently and as a team member.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend events.
Ability to exercise sound judgment and diplomacy.
The ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
Commitment to treating colleagues, partners, clients, and stakeholders with respect

Preferred:

Experience in prepurchase counseling, administering downpayment and closing cost assistance.
Certified by HUD as a Housing Counselor.
Excellent oral and written presentation skills (Spanish or other native languages are a plus).

To Apply

If this sounds like you, please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications for the position to jobs@homeofva.org and include Homeownership Housing Counselor in the subject line.

Job posting is open until filled, review of applications will begin May 20, 2024.

Anticipated hiring salary range: $54,000 – $58,000 (Salary will be commensurate with experience).

HOME is focused on employee engagement and committed to a healthy, diverse, and inclusive work environment. We offer a competitive benefits package including free healthcare, vision, dental, and a flexible work environment with telecommuting option.

HOME is an equal opportunity employer with an accessible workplace and does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, age, religion, creed, disability, national origin, gender identity, political or union affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, source of income, or other non-bona-fide job requirements.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $54,000 – $58,000 per year

Benefits:

403(b)
403(b) matching
Dental insurance
Flexible schedule
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Parental leave
Vision insurance
Schedule: Monday to Friday

Work setting: Hybrid work

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Richmond, VA 23219

HUD Certification preferred

To apply for this job please visit homeofva.org.

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