• Advancing Black Homeownership Program Manager

    Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County Inc Mission Statement:  

    Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. 


    Advancing Black Homeownership Program Manager 

    Title:  Advancing Black Homeownership Program Manager  

    Reports to:  Chief Executive Officer  

    Works Collaboratively With: Construction Director, Operations Director, Family Services Manager and Development Director on the initiative with the goal to improve outcomes for Dutchess County’s Black and African American youth and their families  


    Job Summary:   


    Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County’s (HFHDC) Advancing Black Homeownership Initiative is to address social, economic, and racial inequities through the creation of affordable housing opportunities, access to credit, financial education and the funding of essential services that are foundational for strong communities.  We are industry leaders in the implementation of policies for the creation, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable housing.  Through our homeownership programs we strengthen the social, physical and economic infrastructure of Dutchess County ’s low-income neighborhoods and communities in need. We actively collaborate with financial institutions, community-based organizations, non-profits, affordable housing providers, and other Municipality agencies and staff, in our pursuit of a more equitable and affordable Dutchess County.  


    We are seeking a program manager who will focus on advancing Black homeownership by connecting the African American community to HFHDC’s programs. We are seeking a skilled community organizer with a community development background to work directly with our Family Services staff to increase program participation rates of Black households. The position will create channels to give and receive feedback to ensure that HFHDC homeownership programs are contributing to the Black community’s opportunities to thrive in Dutchess County. 


    Essential Functions (E ):  


    • Design and implement a community engagement process with residents, small businesses, workers, and other stakeholders, in order to develop strategies and plans that will increase homeownership program participation rates of Black households. 

    • Administer HFHDC’s Advancing Black Homeownership program as well as a diverse set of other homeownership programs beneficial to Black homebuyers and owners. 

    • Evaluate HFHDC’s current and pending housing project marketing and outreach strategies to increase program participation of Black and Brown low and moderate-income communities and implement new housing developer marketing and outreach strategies. 

    • Develop and implement a RESPA compliant system to review Advancing Black Homeownership program participant applications using a priority point system. 

    Other essential functions include: coordinating the development of major program areas;  coordinating the implementation of activities with private corporations and community organizations; and proposed activities of grant contracts; monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of programs and contractual outcomes; developing and implementing procedures to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations; performs related duties as required. 


    Requirements (E ): 

    • Experience in project management, including working with private and community based organizations. 

    • Experience in analyzing and developing policies and program development and implementation 

    • Knowledge of Dutchess County’s African American neighborhoods and social services infrastructure 

    • Strong knowledge of first-time home buyer programs and/or mortgage lending 

    • Experience providing leadership and community outreach in the African American community 

    • Documented successes working for & with the Black Community 

    • Experience in developing strategic neighborhood planning processes that effectively incorporate community input 

    • Proficiency in operating computers using Windows-based programs, including word processing, spreadsheet and database software in a standard office environment 

    • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write clear and concise reports and correspondence. 

    • Humility?- We are part of something bigger than ourselves. 
      Courage?- We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular. 
      Accountability?- We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission. 
      Safeguarding?- HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct. 


    Full-time Exempt position starts salary $52,000. Befits include: Health insurance, dental, vision, AFLAC, life, paid time off.. Requiring flexibility to work evenings and weekend hours as needed for meetings and special events.  Occasional in state and out of state travel required.   


    NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  All employees may have other duties as assigned at any time.  This company is an at will employer as allowed by NYS law.  This means that regardless of any provision in this application, if hired, the company may terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason with or without cause.  Please note in accordance with the American Disabilities act of 1990, the “essential functions” of this position listed are marked with an “E”.