Housing Coordinator

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Description

Responsibilities:

* Secure housing for newly arrived refugees in conjunction with established refugee communities

* Advocate for refugee tenants, serving as a cultural broker between landlords and tenants

* Educate landlords and apartment managers about World Relief and refugees as well as refugee programs

* Maintain healthy relationships with existing apartment partners and build new relationships with additional apartments

* Coordinate the furnishing of apartments with household goods and other non-furniture items to ensure a welcoming home for new refugee arrivals

* Train, schedule, and oversee interns in tasks related to shopping for and setting up apartments for newly arrived refugees

* Communicate with apartment managers and maintenance staff to ensure that apartments are ready and in appropriately good condition in time for arrivals

* Set up apartments with the collected household items for new refugee arrivals in a timely fashion

* Collaborate with In-Kind Donations Coordinator to solicit and receive in-kind donations to meet ministry needs.

* Ensure that accurate financial records are kept and all necessary copies are given to caseworkers and the office bookkeeper

* Maintain and organize storage areas

* Other related tasks as assigned

 

Qualifications:

* A desire to serve refugees in support of the mission of World Relief

* Strong relationship management skills and experience

* Strong sales and negotiation skills

* Good communication, customer service and organizational skills

* Experience working in multicultural settings required

* Ability to multi-task, improvise, schedule and adapt along with changing circumstances

* Self-motivated worker with the ability to demonstrate initiative and work well as part of a team

* Ability to work with and communicate well with diverse groups of people

* Flexibility in schedule and ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks

* Intermediate computer knowledge, including MS Office and the ability to learn new programs (previous experience with databases desired)

* Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred

* Ability to lift at least 40 pounds multiple times required

* Current driver’s license, insurance and clean driving record required

* Knowledge of a second language preferred, but not required

* Previous real estate experience preferred.

 

* Location: Kent, WA, with much work in the field

* 40 hours/week, ongoing

* Compensation: $17, benefits available

 

To apply, please visit https://www.worldrelief.org/careers

For questions, contact Medard Ngueita at 253-277-1121 x232 or mngueita@wr.org

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