Community Land Trust Coordinator
About Interboro Community Land Trust (CLT)
Interboro CLT was formed by four not-for-profit affordable housing organizations (Habitat for Humanity NYC, MHANY Management Inc., Urban Homesteading Assistance Board, and Center for NYC Neighborhoods) to address the barriers to homeownership in New York City for low- and moderate-income families. Today, there are few options for lower-income New Yorkers to own homes, shutting off a critical path to building wealth and putting down roots in a neighborhood. With the city in the midst of an unprecedented affordable housing crisis, often the only option is to pay increasingly costly rents or to move out of the city entirely.
Interboro Community Land Trust is a new model for permanently affordable homeownership in New York City that creates a pathway to financial stability for families while preserving economic and racial diversity in spite of gentrification. Guided by residents and community members, Interboro owns the land under permanently affordable housing and provides support services and oversight to residents. Interboro anticipates bringing the first units of housing onto the CLT in 2020.
The Community Land Trust (CLT) Coordinator is the lead administrator, facilitator, and spokesperson of Interboro Community Land Trust, representing the organization to the community and fostering a good relationship among the board of directors, the partner organizations, the households it serves, its public sector and private sector funders and supporters, and the general public in the boroughs in which it operates. The Coordinator will be the CLT’s first staff person.
The job of the CLT coordinator will evolve as Interboro grows and its activities change from startup to overseeing a portfolio of occupied housing. During the startup phase (roughly 1 year but possibly longer), the coordinator’s time will be concentrated on engaging external stakeholders and coordinating our work internally. During the stewardship phase (starting roughly one year after the hire), the coordinator’s responsibility will shift, in part, towards ensuring that essential stewardship responsibilities are managed for all households and homes located on land owned by Interboro. Throughout, the Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day work of the land trust including educating partners and community members on the CLT structure, coordinating with public and private partners, and reinforcing the relationship among the founding organizations.
The CLT Coordinator’s responsibilities are to be carried out in accordance with the directions provided by the Interboro board of directors and within established guidelines so that organizational, operational, stewardship, community relations, and volunteer objectives are achieved. The Coordinator will be based out of the Center for NYC Neighborhoods’ office, but will be in close communication and ongoing collaboration with the other Interboro partners.
Community Relations and Stakeholder engagement
• Represent Interboro by engaging government agencies, nonprofits, funders, media, mortgage lenders and community stakeholders. In particular, the Coordinator will be responsible for implementing collaborations and negotiations with NYC HPD.
• Develop strategies and materials for outreach and community education to general public and prospective CLT residents.
• Lead coordination among the Interboro founding partner organizations.
• Advocate for supportive public policies, regulations, and lending practices with a range of stakeholders.
• Develop and implement strategies for recruiting, educating, and retaining an active membership base through presentations, CBO partnership building, and one-on-on meetings throughout the city.
• Manage CLT stewardship functions and tasks for which Interboro is directly responsible, including: reviewing and approving homebuyer and homeowner documentation as well as documentation from partner nonprofits providing services to the Interboro portfolio.
• Coordinate the provision of stewardship across partner organizations.
• Meet HPD and funder reporting requirements.
• Prepare the Interboro board of directors for critical decisions and provide them with updates on the full range of CLT operations.
• Grant writing, reporting and cultivation of funding relationships and opportunities.
• Manage Interboro’s budget with assistance from Center for NYC Neighborhoods staff and approval of the board.
• Strong personal and professional commitment to affordable housing and community development
• Experience managing a non-profit organization or a major program of a non-profit or government agency, preferably at a community land trust or community development corporation or other membership-based organization
• Ability to strategically plan, identify, and arrange resources to accomplish objectives
• Community organizing or membership engagement experience with multi-cultural populations
• Knowledge of the NYC government and housing development ecosystem. Experience with NYC HPD is a plus.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to speak multiple languages a plus
• Personal or professional experience in the communities in the communities we serve
Compensation and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Accepting resumes until the position is filled.
Interboro CLT is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire, upgrade, train, and promote for all positions and job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran or disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status as a member of any other legally protected group or activity.
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