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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


Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Rural Housing Coalition is pleased to announce that it has opened a national search for a new Executive Director. The Coalition’s new leadership will be:
a. Responsible for leading the NYS Rural Housing Coalition (RHC) in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission
b. Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions
c. Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the RHC to include submission to the board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization
d. Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position
e. Responsible for fundraising and developing resources necessary to support the RHC’s mission
civic, and private organizations

f. Responsible for the effective administration of the RHC’s operations
g. Responsible for the hiring, supervision and retention of competent, qualified staff
h. Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other documents made and entered into on behalf of the organization
Advocacy and Outreach
i. Responsible for advocating for rural housing and community development issues on the State, local and federal levels
j. Responsible for advising constituents on areas requiring advocacy
k. Responsible for promoting the Coalition’s mission and values across the State
Organization Mission and Strategy
l. Responsible for development and implementation of the RHC’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission
m. Responsible for strategic planning with the board of directors to ensure the RHC can successfully fulfill its mission into the future
n. Responsible for the enhancement of the RHC’s image by being active and visible in the local and statewide communities by working closely with other professional,
Preferred Professional Qualifications
• Five or more years senior management experience
• Experience working with regulatory agencies
• Awareness of rural issues
• Transparent and high integrity leadership
• Budget management skills including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
• Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation
• Ability to convey a vision of the RHC’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers, state and fee, and regional legislators.
• Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations
• Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
• Strong written and oral communication skills

Application Instructions
Qualified candidates are invited to send a cover letter and résumé via e-mail to employment@ruralhousing.org.


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.