(518) 458-8696

Assistant Vice President – Business Development Officer, Western NY Single Family Programs

The Business Development Officer is a senior level position within the State of New York Mortgage Agency, a public authority within the NY state housing agency, Homes and Community Renewal. SONYMA’s mission is to provide New Yorkers with access to affordable homeownership, with a focus on serving first time home buyers and families who are considered low and moderate income. SONYMA is also focused on building out new programs that address gaps in the credit market as it relates to homeownership. Recent examples of new programs include an acquisition/rehabilitation loan product to connect homebuyers to vacant property, a new program that allows SONYMA to acquire “non-performing loans” from banks and or GSEs in order to provide principal reduction and other foreclosure mitigation options, and a new program that allows us to make affordable mortgages to families who live in manufactured homes located on leased land (aka mobile home parks) .  This position requires the ability to develop and maintain business relationships between SONYMA and its participating lenders, realtors, builders, non-profit housing agencies, and potential homebuyers, by offering training, planning events, assisting with loan scenarios and loan delivery, and attending public events to raise awareness of the program. The territory covers Western NY to Syracuse and requires regular travel throughout the area. The AVP will report directly to the Senior Vice President of Single Family Programs, and work with 2 other Business Development Officers covering different areas of the state.

The primary responsibilities of the position will be to:
• Identify prospective new SONYMA participating lenders and work to guide them through the application process, onboard them, and provide technical training to their staff.
• Manage existing relationships by providing assistance and training on products, process, policies, procedures, and systems, and developing annual account-level goals to work toward with each partner.
• Participation in seminars, trade shows, workshops, and conferences as a representative of SONYMA
• Work with the Business Development team to develop effective training tools for training lender, nonprofit and realtor partners, and to raise awareness of SONYMA programs among New Yorkers.
• Work closely with the Senior Vice President, Vice President, other Business Development Officers and Unit Managers of the Single Family Division to identify and resolve programmatic and transactional issues and to assist in communicating and training on any resulting guideline or policy changes.
• Work with the SONYMA Advisory Council, attending 2 annual meetings in New York City, and acting as Staff Liaison for the Process Committee with monthly conference calls.
• Become proficient in the SONYMA Express system and provide regular support to users throughout the state.
• Perform inspections of foreclosed properties or other distressed properties as necessary.
• Create an annual business plan with the Senior Vice President, to accomplish regional goals for growth and provide management regular reports detailing business activity, contacts, goals, business efforts and results relative to achieving the goals set forth in the business plan.

Requirements/Qualifications:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position:

• A college degree in business administration, marketing or communications is desired but not necessary. As alternative to a college degree candidate should possess sufficient experience and skills in a professional environment, such as professional training and certificate programs.
• Candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be able to write, speak publicly and present ideas in an intelligent and articulate manner. Employee must be able to work independent of direct supervision, demonstrate self-initiative, and a strong work ethic. Employee must be able to organize their time and manage their workload and calendar in such a way as to meet goals and productivity expectations of the position.
• Candidate must have a minimum of five years of work experience in the mortgage lending industry preferably in business relationship, marketing or customer service. Must possess a high degree of knowledge of SONYMA products. Knowledge of FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, VA, and USDA programs helpful as well.
• Candidate must live in their territory and must have the ability to work from his/her home, use own vehicle for travel and be able to periodically travel overnight.

TO APPLY, please send resume and cover letter to: jobopportunities@nyshcr.org  EOE


Community Developer Trainee

New York State Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR) consists of all the major housing and community renewal agencies of New York State, which were recently merged and integrated under a single management structure. The Office of Community Renewal (OCR) is one of four program offices within NYSHCR. OCR administers a combination of State and Federal funding resources that support programs to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for low and moderate-income persons.

The trainee will complete a two-year term. The estimated starting salary is $45,213 with an increase after the successful completion of the first year of the traineeship and an estimated salary of $56,745 following completion of the second year of the traineeship.  OCR’s Community Developers oversee a portfolio of grant contracts and are responsible for active administration of grant activities from initial application to contract closeout.  There are multiple positions available. Duties: Under the general direction of the Program Director or Assistant Program Director, the Community Developer Trainee provides support in the administration of grant projects:

Carry out routine office activities such as answering and routing phone calls, copying, transcription, filing, data entry, handling incoming and outgoing e-mail, and mail, and other tasks as needed.
? Draft memos, correspondence, reports, manuals, presentations or other documents as needed.
? Provide database record keeping and reporting support.
? Understand and articulate program rules and regulations.
? Assist in providing and directing technical assistance to eligible Program applicants and grantees to ensure comprehension of program regulations, requirements, and the application and award processes.
? Assist with review and scoring of all Program-related applications and assist with award notification/declination process, and other grant administration correspondence.
? Assist with review and processing of all Program-related payment requests and contracts.
? Attend, participate, conduct presentations and/or assist with preparation for community development meetings, conferences, webinars and workshops.
? Special projects and general Program-related support and assistance, as needed.

These positions require occasional travel. Amount of travel varies throughout the year.   This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and employee will be expected to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications and Desired Skills:
? Bachelor’s degree in humanities or business field plus two (2) years of work experience in grants or project management position. Comparable, relevant work experience will be considered;
? Affinity toward technology;
? Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills;
? Understanding of how to work effectively in and with diverse communities;
? Demonstrated experience performing administrative duties with speed and accuracy without immediate and constant supervision;
? Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with attention to detail and professionalism in all communications;
? Knowledge of Internet and ability to research and retrieve information;
? Well organized and self-motivated with ability to work under pressure, while prioritizing and managing multiple tasks;
? Experience with reporting software such as Crystal Reports and building SQL expressions and formulas a plus.
? Database management, database navigation experience;
Comprehensive experience with Microsoft Office. Specifically: Word, Excel, and Access.

Applicants must include a cover letter, resume and relevant writing sample for review. This may include professional correspondence, procedural documents or other examples of technical writing. Applicant must describe in a cover letter how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications, and how the work experienced outlined in the accompanying resume relates to the available positions. Applicants are also encouraged to use the cover letter as an opportunity to identify specific skills, including knowledge of software or database systems that may be useful for these positions.  TO APPLY, please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: HTFCJobs@nyshcr.org.  Please include the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line. EOE


Energy Services Technician
Successful candidate shall have general carpentry skills to be used within the Energy
Services Division of Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc. High School diploma with training in building construction trades or two years of experience required’. Valid,
insurable drivers’ license and reliable transporiation for work purposes a must, Mileage reimbursed at 50 cents per mile. Good mathematical skilh; a plus. Must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule and be able to work independently or on a team.
$13.00/hr. with full fringe. Position is usually a 4 day workweek. Please send resume and cover letter by January 24, 2019 to:
Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc.  Attn: COO o1′ Energy/Housing Services, 25 Jefferson Street, Salamanca,NY 14779       EOE


Chief Operations Officer

Arbor Housing and Development is a progressive, non-profit, 501(c) 3 corporation, with an annual operating budget of over 12 million dollars, we are located in the Southern Tier of New York and North Central Pennsylvania.  Created almost 50 years ago during the “war on poverty” as Steuben Churchpeople Against Poverty, the organization has grown from 8 part-time volunteers dedicated to self-help housing to over 100 full-time and part-time employees. We offer OMH licensed and unlicensed residential behavioral health and domestic violence services that help people overcome challenges and go on to live safely on their own. We provide assistance for renters and home-buyers that creates a pathway to the security and stability all people deserve. By developing, rehabilitating and managing quality residential sites, we empower people to live within their means in communities of their choice. Arbor Housing and Development is an experienced developer of affordable housing as well as supportive housing for at-need populations. Our diverse Real Estate Development experience includes new construction, rehabilitation, historic restoration and adaptive reuse.

Currently, we are seeking a Chief Operations Officer to partner with and support our current Chief Executive Officer/President.  As the newest member of the organizations Senior Management team, you will have the responsibility of overseeing seven (7) programs and their respective Directors.  Additionally you will serve as an internal leader working alongside the CEO/President, guiding the organization through periods of continuity, change and growth; while assuring the highest quality standard in all areas of operations, as well as in the delivery of quality program service.

Essential qualities of AH&D’s COO:

  • Establish and support policies and procedures that promote agency culture, Mission and Vision;
  • Independent; driven nature to remain current and relevant in regulations, rules and environmental changes;
  • Knowledge of legislative and industry trends that impact how services are delivered;
  • Ability to strategize and identify risk and seize opportunities that enhance and/or detract from AH&D’s Mission and Vision;
  • Setting comprehensive goals for each program to achieve growth and success in accordance with Board of Director approved Strategic Plan;
  • Demonstrated skills in coaching, mentoring and the development of employees and self;
  • Develop and sustain working relationships with external stakeholders and constituents;
  • Energetic, forward thinking, accepting of diversity;
  • Prudent analytical skills and a strong operational focus;
  • At ease with public speaking and presentations; 

Educations and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Master’s Degree in Business, Human Services, Health Sciences or Social Work will be given preferential consideration
  • 5 years Not-for-Profit management experience OR
  • Minimum of 10 plus years in a senior management role;
  • Proven experience in program planning and oversite;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with regulatory entities;
  • Strong Awareness of rural housing, low income, Domestic Violence and Mental Health Issues;
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership;
  • Budget management; budget preparation; analysis, prudent and independent decision making;
  • Strong organizational abilities including but not limited to planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.

Arbor Housing and Development offers a comprehensive benefit package, competitive wage and paid time off.

  • Paid Vacation, Sick, Personal and Holidays
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage,
  • Health Savings Account (Agency funded when enrolled in group health)
  • Life, ADD and LTD
  • 401 (k) employer contribution

Send Resume / Cover Letter and Salary requirements to:  Mary Costello, PHR, SHRM-CP, Human Resource Executive, 26 Bridge Street, Corning NY 14830

607-973-2202 (fax) OR email at  mcostello@arbordevelopment.org

Housing Quality Specialist

Minimum of high school diploma with some post-secondary education.  Family Development Credential a plus.  To provide unit inspection for the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program.  Data entry skills, and ability to read, interpret and follow directions required.  Clean, valid driver’s license and personal vehicle required; mileage reimbursed.  35 hours per week.  Salary range $15.73 – $19.65 per hour.  Applications accepted through January 22, 2019 at Delaware Opportunities Inc., 35430 State Highway 10, Hamden, NY 13782.  EOE


Victim Specialist

Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc. is accepting applications for the full-time position of of Victim Specialist. This position will provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault including advocacy, shelter admissions/discharges, counseling and accompaniment. The position is $13.50 per hour for a 40 hour week and requires some evening hours and shared on-call time. Associate Degree in Human Services, or a related field, plus at least one year of experience.

Please submit cover letter and resume by January 14, 2019 to: Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc., Attention: COO of Services, 25 Jefferson Street, Salamanca, NY 14779.  EOE


Director of Distressed Asset Preservation

The Director of Distressed Asset Preservation (DAP) is a senior level position in the Office of Community Renewal – the State’s integrated housing agency. This position is responsible for contributing to the success of the Agency by actively identifying portfolios of “at risk” housing that also present opportunities for acquisition and recapitalization and will lead to stabilizing neighborhoods and to an increase in decent, safe and high-quality housing. The DAP will identify thematic areas where HCR resources can be brought to bear to address existing distressed rental housing. Duties include: Identify opportunities to preserve at risk or for sale manufactured home communities. Work with local stakeholders to identify capital needs and to package funding sources (both public and private) for acquisition and revitalization; Work with units of local government to identify innovative solutions to addressing distressed “zombie homes” including creative ways to fund demolition and infill programs that promote stable and vibrant communities; Maintain regular communication with community organizations, legal service provides, and city and state enforcement agencies to establish early indicators for identifying at risk housing and specific pathways for achieving preservation outcomes; Assist in the evaluation of project feasibility and eligibility of proposed projects through financial review and analysis; Work with potential perseveration partners to connect them with the right subsidy programs at the local level and within HCR; Prepare written materials to secure internal project approvals for Credit Committee and Board; Collaborate with Finance and Development colleagues to assess experience of developer, contractor and property managers; Act as Agency liaison to developers, financial institutions, syndicators, other project partners, and governmental agencies to resolve problems and move projects forward in a timely fashion; Counsel developers through HCR policies, regulations, and assisting to resolve issues related to project approval.  The estimated starting salary for this position is $120,000 plus extensive benefits package. Master’s Degree in Business, Finance, City Planning/Public Policy or related field – and 6+ years’ relevant experience. Promotional opportunities for dedicated professionals.  Applicants must include a cover letter and resume. To apply, please respond to: HTFCJobs@nyshcr.org

Executive Director
Frontier Housing Corp. in Dexter, NY is searching for a new Executive Director to run its organization under the direction of the Board of Directors. Must have past management/supervisor experience, post-secondary education, and an assertive and accomplishment driven personality. Experience with the management of RD Section 515 properties; owner-occupied rehab grants; and/or business functions, such as, accounting, finance, and HR, preferred. To apply, email your resume and cover letter to jodi@frontierhousingcorporation.com. EOE


Assistant Accountant

New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) fosters the creation and preservation of high quality affordable housing, while working strategically to revitalize neighborhoods and communities throughout the Empire State. Under the leadership of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas, HCR is a vibrant, innovative agency that integrates and leverages New YorkState’s housing resources. We have offices in New York City, Albany, Buffalo and Syracuse, and employ a diverse workforce of professionals who are hard-working and committed to serving low and moderate income families. Our mission is far reaching, encompassing single and multifamily housing finance, home improvement, rent regulation, housing subsidies, and community development. We partner regularly with a variety of public and private stakeholders. Achieving this mission requires a wide range of skills and backgrounds in public policy, administration, real estate, architecture, finance, law and many other areas of expertise. We seek to provide a workplace environment that is productive, flexible, accountable, ethical and caring. Our employees are empowered to make a difference where they live and work. We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision, retirement and family friendly policies.

The Office of Professional Services (OPS) is responsible for all administrative and support services, including Human Resources, Communications and Public Information, Legal Affairs, Fair Housing, Policy Development, Competitive Procurement and Contract Management, Fiscal Planning, Accounting and Treasury Services, Facilities and Building Management Services, Internal Audit, Project Management and Information Technology Services. OPS values professionals that enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and who have the skills required to effectively plan, direct, and coordinate HCR’s wide array of support services.

Job Summary: Under the general supervision and direction from the Comptroller, performs professional accountinganalysis and duties including: Preparation and review of program financial statements;  Preparation of program related reports and project analysis; Posting accounting transactions to the General Ledger; Verification of bank transactions to source documents;Perform bank reconciliations and promptly follow-up on outstanding items; Review transaction postings to the General Ledger from feeder systems (investment, mortgage billing, among others); Review / establish monthly mortgage billings to projects; Respond to inquiries from projects, internal and external auditors, Agency staff and other State Agencies when necessary; Prepare program delinquency reports and analysis; Prepare requisition of funds based on audit of expenses or certification of draw down; Disbursement and monitoring of grant funds.

Qualifications: 4 year college degree in Accounting preferred, 1-3 years Accounting experience preferred, Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, Ability to analyze and understand financial statements and transactions, General understanding of mortgage and bond accounting, Ability to prioritize and multitas, Attention to detail and high level of accuracy, Experience using Microsoft Office (Excel, Windows, PowerPoint, Outlook), government accounting experience a plus, SAP experience a plus, CPA a plus.

TO APPLY, please send resume and cover letter to: JobOpportunities@nyshcr.org. New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


Request for Qualifications


New York State Rural Housing Coalition, Inc.
79 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207

(518) 458-8696

The New York State Rural Housing Coalition, Inc. hereby invites technical assistance and training consultants to submit statements of qualification to provide technical assistance and/or training services to community development and housing entities within the State of New York. The Rural Housing Coalition seeks experienced technical assistance and training providers to join a team of subcontractor consultants to assist in improving the performance of local housing and community development practitioners, particularly in rural areas of the State.

The Rural Housing Coalition seeks technical assistance providers with a wide array of expertise, including but not limited to: non-profit management; board development, legal services; architectural and engineering services; construction management and design services; development finance; environmental hazard mitigation; real property management; accounting/bookkeeping and financial management; and grant writing and proposal packaging. Technical assistance and training providers selected for inclusion in the Rural Housing Coalition?s team of subcontractors will enter into a master contract with the Coalition, with individual work assignments issued on a task order basis. Task order assignments will be made on the basis of the closest match of required expertise of the subcontractor consultant and the specific needs of the client, such as: years of experience, time frame product or service must be completed, availability of consultant to complete the provision of services within the specified time frame, technical resources, and familiarity with the subject.

Respondents to this Request for Qualifications are asked to provide the following information:
1) Letter of interest in participating in the Rural Housing Coalition?s technical assistance and training program, including hourly and daily reimbursement rate that will be charged (including separate charges for individual staff, where applicable);
2) Corporate resume detailing work experience relative to technical assistance and/or training, particularly in the community development setting, including representative examples of clientele served (with particular emphasis on community development-type clients);
3) Individual resumes of staff that will be working on assignments issued by the Coalition, including years of experience in the field;
4) A statement detailing the geographic area within New York State to be served (statewide, or if regional, detail which areas of the State);

5) A schedule of hourly billing rates for all personnel included in the proposal. Please note- hourly rates should include annual escalators for up to 5 years from the date of submission.

6) A statement detailing that hourly and daily rates to be charged are consistent with rates charged to other clients, particularly on projects funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
7) A minimum of 3 references.
Please submit the above requested information to the attention of Mr. Colin McKnight, Acting Executive Director at the above address, and by electronic mail to: colin  @ruralhousing.org.

This Request for Qualifications is open-ended, there is no deadline for submission. The Rural Housing Coalition reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted by responders. Acceptance of a proposer is not a guarantee of work assignments being issued. Minority and Women owned firms are encouraged to apply.