Overview of the Organization:
Chhaya is the only South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Community Development Corporation (CDC) in the nation. Our mission is to build community power, housing stability, and economic well-being of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities in New York. Since our founding in 2000, Chhaya has helped prevent hundreds of foreclosures; assisted first-time homebuyers in obtaining thousands of dollars in down-payment assistance, led the basement legalization campaign in New York City, provided individuals with key immigration services to better navigate daily life, empowered families with financial management tools and skills, and fostered the civic engagement of thousands of South Asian and Indo-Caribbean New Yorkers. As a leader in New York City’s housing and economic justice sector, Chhaya is poised for significant organizational growth and development. Our main office is in Jackson Heights and we have a second location in Richmond Hill – two neighborhoods with vibrant South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities.
Summary of the Position:
Chhaya seeks an energetic and dynamic Housing Counselor to be part of its homeownership program team. The counselor will assist South Asian, Indo-Caribbean, and other immigrant communities to retain their homes as well conduct educational workshops. Candidates will receive training on homeownership education as necessary, including conducting community presentations and housing counseling. The selected candidate will be required to pass the HUD exam within 3-6 months of joining. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to expand a successful program with future prospects for career growth.
This position will report to the Associate Director of Programs, Homeownership.
As a member of the Chhaya staff, additional responsibilities may be added related to special events, critical initiatives, and other special cases that require full staff participation (some evenings and weekends). Further, as a Chhaya team-member, it is every employee’s responsibility to help further the organization’s mission by building a work-culture centered around ownership, accountability, fairness, inclusiveness, and fun
Salary Range: $45,000 – $55,000, Commensurate with experience (Annual Salary)
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Housing Counselor, Foreclosure Prevention – Application”.
Applications will be accepted until May 15, 2022. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
This is a bargaining unit position with the Transport Workers Union, TWU.
Chhaya CDC is an equal opportunity organization that celebrates and embraces diversity. Chhaya does not discriminate on the basis of caste, race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or any other identities covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organizational need.
37-43 77th St, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Contact: 718.478.3848; email@example.com
Richmond Hill Center:
121-18 Liberty Avenue, 2nd Floor, Richmond Hill, NY 11419
Contact: 718.374.3371; firstname.lastname@example.org
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