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Housing Opportunities Coach
Mission Dolores Park

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Housing Opportunities Coach

Mission Dolores Park
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Job Summary

Job Type
Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 29 days ago
Job Role
Housing Resources Specialist
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit

Job Description

Housing Opportunities Coach

Join our MEDA Team
At MEDA, we find meaning and fulfillment in investing in people’s lives. We work collaboratively to close the opportunity gap for low- to moderate-income Latino families in San Francisco’s Mission District by providing them access to affordable housing, career and small-business development, education and more. As MEDA continues to strengthen this community, we need more talented professionals dedicated to inspiring positive change – and driven to succeed in a fast-paced team environment. Be one of us!

Your Career Opportunity
As the Housing Opportunities Coach you will be responsible for working with low- and moderate-
income San Francisco households, focusing predominantly on the Latino community, to help them navigate through the homeownership and below-market rate rental process, and helping families develop long-term financial plans. As Coach you may also be responsible for counseling clients at risk of foreclosure to assess their workout options for preventing foreclosure. In this position you will work closely with the Mayor’s Office of Housing, financial institutions, real estate professionals, and other community partners.

Specifically, you will:
• Provide accurate, relevant and helpful information in English and/or Spanish to assist clients in either the purchase process or the application process for below market rate (BMR) rental units
• Provide financial coaching and assess clients’ financial situation based on a review of credit report, property valuation, household income, assets and expenses
• Conduct individual coaching and caseload management for Spanish and/or English speaking clients on topics such as credit, debt management, savings, budgeting, and foreclosure intervention
• Contribute to the creation of partnerships with real estate agents, lenders, developers, financial industry professionals, and community based organizations
• Participate in advocacy for affordable housing opportunities in San Francisco
• Facilitate First-Time Homebuyer, Rental and Financial Capability workshops in Spanish and/or English

Your Keys to Success

To perform successfully in this role, you will need to leverage these key qualifications:
• Spanish fluency required
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent lived experience in urban planning, social work, or financial counseling
• NeighborWorks certified preferred, or ability to obtain certification
• Experience in personal financial education, rental readiness, homebuyer education, and/or foreclosure intervention counseling preferred.
• Availability to work outside regular business hours for night and weekend workshops
• Ability to demonstrate patience, compassion, and understanding of family needs and life situations

Your MEDA Experience
Do meaningful work in an innovative workplace, while being challenged in your professional growth.

Joining MEDA means having meaningful experiences that develop achievers – from across the Mission neighborhood and from within our organization. We find meaning and fulfillment in our work as we see this community thrive and are driven to achieve better outcomes by challenging ourselves to innovate in our ways of working.

We offer a market-leading benefits program that reflects MEDA’s values and mission. We invest in people’s lives and support our own people’s health and financial well-being.

Our core benefits include:
• Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and their dependents – 100 percent covered by MEDA
• 401(k) Plan for employees
• Generous paid time off -- minimum of 20 days for new employees
• Employee Assistance Program that offers free financial or legal counseling to employees or their families

TO APPLY:
Please provide your resume and cover letter.

Business Overview

Our Story

Mission Dolores Park is one of the most popular parks in San Francisco with a local Mission District feeling. There are so many things to do at Dolores: take your kids to the playground that has great climbing structures and sand area. If you like sports, this park houses 6 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, and a open field. There are great big hills in this park that are perfect to roll down. Dog owners frequent this park. General people watching is a very popular activity here, especially on the weekend. Bring a blanket and lay on the grass or use one of the picnic tables. Restrooms are available at the clubhouse. Dolores Park is owned by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

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