Leasing and Compliance Administrative Associate (Part-Time)

Lantern Community Services | Flexible, New York

Job Summary

Lantern Community Services' (Lantern) mission is to champion the independence and well-being of New Yorkers who are impacted by or threatened with homelessness.  Lantern provides innovative services to help New Yorkers who are homeless, formerly homeless or have recently aged out of foster care recreate their lives. Our programs with proven results in health, employment, education, and life skills are delivered inside our residences and tailored to each person's needs.  We provide our clients - many of whom live with mental illness, addiction, disability, HIV or other chronic illnesses - with the tools they need to integrate successfully into the greater community with dignity and independence.

Objective:

Lantern Community Services is seeking a Part-Time Leasing and Compliance Administrative Associate (LCAA) whose primary responsibility is to collect rent checks from clients. When a client fails to pay rent, the LCAA provides payment reminders and arrears notices to the client and ensures that program staff is aware of the client's rent payment status. In the event that such interventions fail, the LCAA ensures that legal eviction process is commenced and that program staff is kept updated on the client's legal status. The LCAA must also collect signatures on compliance documents, including lease renewal forms and rental subsidy re-certifications.

Classification: Non-Exempt

Location: Huntersmoon Hall, Manhattan

Position Type:

This is a part-time position working 21 hours per week with a regular schedule that may include early evening hours.  Lantern staff may be asked to change the work schedule and hours depending on the operational needs of the site and the agency. 

Reports To

Reports to: Leasing and Compliance Associate (LCA)

Responsibilities

Location: Huntersmoon Hall, Manhattan

Position Type:

This is a part-time position working 21 hours per week with a regular schedule that may include early evening hours.  Lantern staff may be asked to change the work schedule and hours depending on the operational needs of the site and the agency. 

 

 Essential Functions:

Leasing

  • Obtains client signature on the lease, subsidy application, and apartment inspection form.

Rent Collection

  • Collects rent checks from clients, distributes rent payment envelopes to appropriate clients and provides rent receipts to clients.
  • Files backup copies of rent receipts issued to client on-site according to the unit number.
  • Sends original payment & back up documentation to Property Management semi-monthly, ordered by unit number.
  • Provides information to program and clients on rental arrears, as needed.

Eviction

  • Provides information on client legal status to program staff, as needed.
  • Ensures that the court-appointed Marshall Issues eviction notices.

Vacancy

  • In coordination with program staff, notifies LCA & Superintendent of apartment vacancy using the vacancy follow up form.

Ongoing Compliance

  • Collects income documentation with LCS Staff from clients and update Tenant Income Certification forms in coordination with LCA.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience: 

  • Must have at least a GED or High School Diploma
  • Excellent math and reasoning skills
  • Ability to critically read, interpret and complete documents; strong oral and written communication skills
  • Must have initiative, the ability to work well under pressure,  and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong computer skills, with knowledge of Microsoft suite and comfort working in Excel

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working with low-income housing and supportive service contracts and special needs populations preferred.
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, mental health, substance use or chronically homelessness population.

Supervisory Responsibility:  None

Work Environment:  This job operates in a supportive housing site and works with a population who experiences mental illness, addiction, disability, HIV, and other chronic illnesses.

Physical Demands: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, climb stairs and/ or kneel.  They must also use hands to type, handle, or feel.  The employee is frequently required to talk or hear and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 5 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Some positions at Lantern Community Services have work responsibilities at more than one work site as well as field work in the community.  These employees are required to travel between sites during the work day with physical demands that could include walking up to .25 miles, climbing stairs and carrying work materials that could weigh up to 8 lbs. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Note:

Lantern Community Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

Lantern Community Services (Lantern) values the diversity of all our clients, staff, Board of Directors, and partners.  By bringing diverse individuals and viewpoints together, we create more vibrant, healthy and just communities.  Lantern welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and experiences regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, pregnancy, religion, immigration status, veteran status, class, creed,  mental or physical disability, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and local law.

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://lanterncommunity.isolvedhire.com/jobs/62335-24302.html 

Lantern Community Services