Director of Housing

Broadway Housing Communities (BHC), a non-profit agency with a 30+ year track record in sponsoring innovative affordable and supportive housing, integrating community-based educational and cultural arts programs seeks an experienced Director of Housing.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Housing is responsible for the leadership and oversight of property management and tenant services for 414 residential units in 7 buildings located in upper Manhattan.

This senior management position directly supervises the Affordable Housing Rental Manager and the Tenant Services Manager and indirectly supervises 3 rental administration staff, 5 tenant services staff and 54 part-time front desk staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Property Management:

  • Ensure the safety and security of all tenants;
  • Advance BHC’s standard of housing in accordance with Fair Housing Law, and best practices in not-for-profit housing management; Ensure all apartments are fully rented-up and operated in compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements;
  • Direct interview process with prospective tenants, supervise annual recertification and income review processes, and coordinate communications with tenants on housing-related issues;
  • Provide proper reporting and conduct certification and recertification of apartments as necessary with NYS and NYC HPD, DHS, HUD and or compliance with any other reporting requirements from funders;
  • Coordinate with Facilities department in planning for and implementing apartment turnover, conducting periodic fire drills and unit inspections, identifying and prioritizing maintenance issues, and ensuring legal compliance with eviction protocols;
  • Liaise with attorneys on all landlord/tenant matters (including holdovers, non-payments, evictions and stipulations), and represent the agency as landlord in legal proceedings;
  • Represent BHC in interactions with government agencies, community organizations and other housing organizations.

Tenant Services:

  • Promote the growth and implementation of housing-related initiatives integrating educational and cultural opportunities to promote the mission of the agency;
  • Oversee and provide leadership to residential front desk staff serving tenants and management at all seven sites;
  • Monitor and analyze reporting systems, implement and delegate follow-up actions to improve the qualities of BHC’s residential environments ;
  • Ensure appropriate attention is directed towards tenants whose behavior, health, or financial condition merits special attention;
  • Collaborate with Education and Community Development programs to create multi-service community-based program initiatives, oversee planning, promotion and execution of tenant programing;
  • Supervise tenant family services and educational advocacy
  • Primary liaison with Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) and other social service agencies
  • Additional tasks deemed necessary by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Ability to protect our tenants by keeping information confidential and secure
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • 5 to 10 years’ housing management experience, with at least 5 years of supervisory experience
  • LIHTC certification and familiarity with NYC HPD, NYS DHCR, NYCHA, LINC, and Section 8 subsidies; knowledge of income eligibility requirements of publicly subsidized housing
  • Demonstrated experience with property management software and financial reporting systems, YARDI and Salesforce experience are plusses
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to work independently, and effectively with a team
  • Commitment to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships and comfort working with personnel from all levels of organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective, clear communication skills

APPLICATION:
To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to resumes@bhc.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate your last name and "Director of Housing" in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description.

BHC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability. Salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, 403(b) retirement plan and paid time off.



Director of Facilities

Broadway Housing Communities (BHC), a non-profit agency with a 30+ year track record in sponsoring innovative affordable and supportive housing, integrating community-based educational and cultural arts programs, seeks an experienced, dedicated professional for the position of Director of Facilities. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader who will manage all repairs, capital improvements, facilities and custodial management with respect to BHC’s residential and program facilities.

BHC has developed over 400 units among seven residential projects targeting formerly homeless and low-income children, families and individuals in the communities of Washington Heights and West Harlem. These properties include large gut rehabs, several 1920’s walk-ups providing single room occupancy units, and a landmarked mansion. Our seventh property, known as the Sugar Hill Project, is a 191,000 square foot multipurpose building providing 124 apartments, an early childhood center, a 17,000 square foot Children’s Museum, rental space and underground parking. Review our website at www.bhc.org for more information.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Facilities will maintain a high standard of housing quality and ensure regulatory compliance of all BHC’s facilities. The position involves oversight for all buildings and improvements, grounds and plantings, utilities, mechanical/electrical systems, equipment and construction projects, development and monitoring of departmental budgets, and oversight of external vendors. The Director of Facilities will be responsible for the oversight and supervision of all facilities personnel, including union and non-union maintenance and janitorial staff, live in superintendents and maintenance supervisors.

Responsibilities include:

  • Monitor the day-to-day performance of the facilities department and all building conditions;
  • Coordinate with administrative staff and program departments to insure that office and program spaces are always safe, clean, accessible and maintained at the highest quality;
  • Review, update, and propose quality standards, policies and procedures
  • Plan, develop and prioritize projects and weekly work plans, ensure that materials are ordered, projects are designed and planned, and funds are available;
  • Oversee procurement of materials/equipment as required to facilitate accomplishment of assigned work;
  • Negotiate and monitor contracts for all vendors, subcontractors and service agreements, including solicitation of bids for major repairs, capital improvements and contracts;
  • Respond to tenant complaints regarding repairs and dwelling- related issues;
  • Work closely with BHC’s rental and service teams to ensure compliance with HPD and Section 8 inspections; efficient turnover of vacant apartments and coordination of move ins and move outs
  • Serve as BHC’s representative when interfacing with local law enforcement, the courts, emergency services and other government agencies.
  • Create, implement and maintain departmental repair and capital improvement budgets, ensure compliance with budgetary constraints and forecast and plan facility improvements;
  • Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate staff
  • Conduct regular inspections and site visits to all facilities including fire systems, alarm systems, HVAC units, elevators, boilers, etc.;
  • Respond to emergencies as required;
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable building and safety codes, hazardous waste disposal, OSHA, FDNY, Department of Health, HPD and Section 8.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and operation of all fire alarm systems and fire protection systems;
  • On 24-hour emergency call

Education, Skills and Abilities

  • The successful candidate will have a BA in engineering, construction management or related field and seven+ years’ experience in building management, preferably multi-family residential buildings.
  • Technical knowledge and skills in working with air conditioning and heating systems, a strong knowledge of building systems, NYC building codes and regulatory requirements, safety principles and practices.
  • Skill in areas of budgeting and financial administration.
  • Familiarity with low income housing, Section 8 and working with HPD and other regulatory agencies, preferred.
  • Excellent supervisory and leadership skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills to deal with tenants, employees at all levels and be able to present operational information to upper management.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must possess or be able to obtain Certificate of Fitness for Fire/Life Safety equipment, including F001 Fire Guard for Impairment; F-07 Fire and Emergency Drill Conductor; S-95; C-92 Supervisor of Flammable Combustible Liquids; S-95 Supervisor of Fire Alarm Systems; S-13 City Wide Standpipe Systems; S-12 City Wide Sprinkler Systems.
  • Flexibility and ability to cope with several tasks simultaneously
  • Comfortable working with a diverse staff and tenant population

Salary commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, 403 (b) plans, life insurance and disability coverage.

Send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to resumes@bhc.org with subject line Director of Facilities. Please no telephone calls -- we will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description.

Applicants must include salary requirements to be considered.

BHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

BHC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability.



Teaching Artist/Museum Educator (Part-Time)
[Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling]

ABOUT BHC: A growing organization founded in 1983, Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) is committed to addressing the challenges of poverty and homelessness experienced by adults, children, families and entire communities in Upper Manhattan. BHC has developed six buildings that provide housing and other services for adults, children and families living in deep poverty; operates an award-winning early childhood center; and provides opportunities for tenants and the wider community to engage with the cultural arts. A seventh project now under construction in the National Historic District of Sugar Hill will include 124 units of permanent, affordable housing; an expanded childcare center; and a children's museum of art and storytelling along with other community facilities.

ABOUT SHCMAS: The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling (SHCMAS) is the cultural capstone of BHC's development in Sugar Hill, at the intersection of the historic African-American community of Harlem and the Latino community of Washington Heights. SHCMAS will provide young visitors with opportunities to discover, engage with and appreciate important works of art while learning the history of Sugar Hill and engaging in creative work that contributes to cultural vitality of the community. Museum programs developed for 3-8 year olds and their families will feature exhibitions, ranging from single-artist presentations to thematic surveys and newly commissioned artist projects, intensive hands-on art education programs, multi-disciplinary storytelling and other public programs. Acknowledging the significance of art and storytelling in Sugar Hill's history, programs at SHCMAS will encourage intergenerational and cross cultural participation.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Museum's educational programs use art-making and storytelling to foster the creativity and cognitive development of children ages 3 to 8 years old. Influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach, pedagogy at the Museum is rooted in community, self-guided discovery, creative expression and the love of learning that naturally occurs through play and exploration. By encouraging and enhancing a child's innate curiosity and competence we strive to nurture skills that lead to personal and academic success.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

SHCMAS is seeking dynamic, engaging Teaching Artists experienced in early childhood and elementary art education for artist residencies, school tours and studio workshops to implement original arts curricula in collaboration with school partners and museum program staff.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree or a combination of related education and direct classroom experience.
  • No less than 2 years experience working with school children in multidisciplinary media (early childhood & NYC public school experience preferred)
  • Understanding of Reggio Emilia principles and ability to design relevant curricula.
  • Ability to design units aligned with Blueprint Standards for the Arts and Common Core Learning Standards.
  • Ability to articulate the cognitive development processes which emerge during the art-making practice and represent those processes through visual display.
  • Understanding of Positive Behavior classroom management.
  • Experience with VTS and object-based inquiry.
  • Ability to craft stories with children through the investigation of objects.
  • Commitment to strengthening teaching practice through feedback, professional development and collaboration.
  • Multilingual a plus

HOW TO APPLY:
Please email your resume and cover letter to resumes@bhc.org. Please indicate your last name and "Museum Teaching Artist" in the subject line. If available, please include URL, lesson plan sample and images of student classroom work. No phone calls please - we will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description.

BHC and the Museum are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability. Women, older adults, people of color, poor and low-income people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Administrative Assistant - Head Start

ABOUT BHC: Founded in 1983, Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) is committed to addressing the challenges of poverty and homelessness for adults, children, families and communities in Upper Manhattan. BHC has developed six buildings that provide housing and other services for adults, children and families living in deep poverty; operates an award-winning early childhood center; and provides opportunities for tenants and the wider community to engage with the cultural arts. A seventh project was recently completed in the National Historic District of Sugar Hill and includes 124 units of permanent, affordable housing; an early childhood center; and a children’s museum of art and storytelling along with other community facilities.

DESCRIPTION:BHC is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Administrative Assistant who will provide administrative support in the effective management of the program and its program components in accordance with funding source guidelines, Head Start Performance Standards, Board of Directors, Policy Council, and Broadway Housing Communities policies and procedures. Flexibility, good judgment and the ability to adapt quickly to the needs of a growing and diverse organization are essential. Experience in working in a non-profit, school or other educational setting highly desired.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in the administrative duties of monitoring policies, procedures, and objectives of Dorothy Day Early Childhood Center in its efforts to achieve agency objectives and Federal performance standards and regulations in collaboration with Policy Council, Board of Directors, community partners and program staff.
  • Maintain working knowledge of and provide assistance in the supervision of the day-to-day operations to achieve agency objectives and Federal performance standards and regulations.
  • Be the point of first contact with all in-coming inquiries, enrolled families, community partners and vendors. Be direct resource when possible and/or refer to appropriate department.
  • Coordinate and lead all intake policies and procedures while maintaining performance standards and regulations.
  • Assist in the coordination between all program service teams in order to meet federal and local goals and objectives in a timely manner.
  • Provides reliable and timely data entry into ChildPlus data system, as needed.
  • Supervise and coordinate program staff and support staff in the implementation of daily tasks, in the absence of the Education Coordinator.
  • Provide necessary support in daily administrative duties including but not limited to: time-sheets, answering phone, scheduling appointments, travel arrangements, coordinating special events, operating office machinery, office supply inventory, parent notices.
  • Provide back-up classroom coverage, as necessary.
  • Comply with all New York City: Department of Health/Day Care Regulations.
  • Support the mission of Broadway Housing.
  • Read and follow all policies and procedures of DDECC.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Three years administrative working experience necessary.
  • Early childhood experience preferred.
  • Organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong computer skills required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills required.
  • Experience with low-income, culturally diverse families preferred.
  • Ability to work well with parents and professional peers.
  • Knowledge of Head Start performance standards.
  • Ability to foster meaningful relationships with children, families and community.
  • Ability to learn and apply new knowledge and skills.

APPLICATION: To apply for a position at BHC, please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to resumes@broadwayhousing.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, "Administrative Assistant" in the subject line. No phone calls, please -- we will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description.

Salary commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, 403(b) retirement plan and paid time off. To learn more about BHC, visit us on the web at www.broadwayhousing.org



Maintenance Worker

ABOUT BHC: Founded in 1983, Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) is committed to addressing the challenges of poverty and homelessness for adults, children, families and communities in Upper Manhattan. BHC has developed six buildings that provide housing and other services for adults, children and families living in deep poverty; operates an award-winning early childhood center; and provides opportunities for tenants and the wider community to engage with the cultural arts. A seventh project was recently completed in the National Historic District of Sugar Hill and includes 124 units of permanent, affordable housing; an early childhood center; and a children’s museum of art and storytelling along with other community facilities.

DESCRIPTION:Under the supervision of the Facilities Maintenance Supervisors and as part of the Facilities staff, the Maintenance Worker will be a primary repair and maintenance resource at our facilities. He/she is also responsible for performing general custodial and cleaning duties needed to provide and maintain a safe and professional environment that conveys an atmosphere of respect to staff and tenants.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform all custodial and cleaning duties including cleaning of common areas, garbage and trash removal, snow removal and other cleaning services as needed
  • Perform light construction duties including drywall installation and patching, painting, light bulb and fixture installation, drain and sewer line stoppages, cabinet installation and repair, vinyl and ceramic tile installation and repair and window air conditioner installation and maintenance
  • Fully restore and sanitize apartment units prior to occupancy of new residents including but not limited to stripping floors, cleaning windows, patching walls and light painting
  • Perform basic HVAC, plumbing and electrical work when necessary
  • Perform general preventive maintenance and repairs on all building and safety systems
  • Buff, wax and strip floors as needed
  • Oversee the regular operations of the boiler/furnace and gas heat
  • Assist with City Marshal tenant evictions as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (or equivalent experience) required
  • 2-3 years prior maintenance experience preferably working in apartment buildings
  • Knowledge of repair and maintenance policy and procedures
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and good computer skills
  • Must be able to safely lift and move 50 lbs. on a daily basis
  • Must be able to manage multiple demands and work well independently or within a team
  • Certification in a building trade, maintenance, building systems or building equipment repair is preferred
  • Fire Guard certificate required within 90 days of employment
  • Certificate of fitness required within 90 days of employment
  • Valid NYS Drivers License preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus

APPLICATION: To apply for a position at BHC, please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to resumes@broadwayhousing.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, "Maintenance Worker" in the subject line. No phone calls, please -- we will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description.

Salary commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, 403(b) retirement plan and paid time off. To learn more about BHC, visit us on the web at www.broadwayhousing.org

BHC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability.



Preschool Teachers

Broadway Housing Communities is seeking Preschool Teachers for the Dorothy Day Early Childhood Center and the Sugar Hill Museum Preschool. Both sites deliver a full-day preschool program committed to providing individualized, comprehensive educational services for 3-5 year old children and their families in Harlem. Dorothy Day Early Childhood Center and the Sugar Hill Museum Preschool are part of a comprehensive Education Services Department that includes youth mentoring, education advocacy, adult education and cultural arts programs.

The Preschool Teacher manages a classroom in accordance with Program Performance Standards, Board of Directors, Policy Council, and Broadway Housing Communities policies and procedures. Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and supervising a warm, nurturing developmentally appropriate environment for the development of the whole child while implementing the program's high level of care and educational standards.
  • Supporting program philosophy and school readiness goals; integrating health services, nutrition, social services and parent involvement components into daily program plans.
  • Designing and maintaining a classroom environment that facilitates active, hands-on learning, group management, self-expression and choice, cultural diversity and inclusion of all children, parents, volunteers and staff.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in early childhood education or childhood education. Must have NYS teaching certificate or be in the process of obtaining certification. A minimum of two years early childhood experience necessary. Candidate should also possess a firm knowledge and understanding of child development, developmentally appropriate teaching strategies, familiarity with Reggio principles, strong interest in art-based instruction, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work well with parents and professional peers, leadership skills, supervision skills, and the ability to work and communicate with multi- disciplinary team and with lay persons from a variety of ethnic, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds

Knowledge of Head Start performance standards and DOH regulations, bilingual (Spanish), computer literacy, Master's degree a plus. Broadway Housing Communities, Inc (BHC) offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package.

Candidates meeting at least the minimum qualifications can send resumes and cover letters to ddeccinfo@broadwayhousing.org or fax to (212) 862-0769. NO PHONE CALLS.

BHC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability.



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