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AHA’s current job openings can be found on our online portal: Careers at AHA


Positions at AHA


Service Coordinator/Community Builder for Seniors

Job Description
Position Purpose:

This person is responsible for implementing community organizing strategies at one property for seniors and service coordination practices at another.  The Service Coordinator/Community Builder works with residents to organize their communities and facilitates the empowerment of residents so they can create a caring and involved community at each property characterized by positive relationships and an overall sense of wellbeing.  The person in this position works with residents to identify resident interests and concerns as well their own resources for bringing about the positive change the residents seek for their local community.

Essential Duties:
  1. Identify and recruit community resources to assist residents.  Establish, build and maintain partnerships with relevant organizations and individuals and assure plans are in place to link residents with opportunities and resources.
  2. Coordinate services for individuals and families such as transportation, meals, healthcare and benefits for which they are eligible.
  3. Serve as a liaison and advocate for residents.
  4. Assist residents in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating activities and programs (activity groups, study groups, crime prevention activities, etc.).
  5. Provide options for different levels of activity and involvement by residents and neighbors.
  6. Assist residents in identifying ways to raise funds to support community building activities (bake sales, special meals, craft sales, etc.).
  7. Assist resident led Resident Councils in conducting effective and productive meetings, improving volunteer leader training and encouraging volunteer participation.
  8. Provide communication format such as newsletters, calendar, flyers for upcoming activities, etc. for the senior communities.
  9. Collaborate with and communicate effectively with all departments as needed.
  10. Administer grants associated with specific properties or projects.
Qualifications:
Master degree in a related field required (e.g., Community Organizing, Social Work, Public Health, Gerontology, Psychology, etc.).Knowledge and experience in case management.Knowledge of community organizing principles that lead to empowerment.

Trained in understanding the stages of life particular for older adults and a familiarity with best practices in working with older adults aging in-place.

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) as well excellent customer services skills.

Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and Teams.

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Community Engagement Coordinator

Position Purpose:

This position is responsible for working with resident councils and AHA staff members to organize social events and activities at AHA properties. The Community Engagement Coordinator will need to have excellent communication skills to effectively plan, promote and implement scheduled events and activities. The person in this position will provide social opportunities for residents of all ages and from diverse backgrounds with the goal of improving the quality of life on AHA properties

Essential Duties:
  1. Plan, promote and coordinate social events and activities at AHA properties to serve both older adults and families and with a commitment to inclusivity.
  2. Collaborate with resident council members and other ECHO and Property Management staff members to organize various events.
  3. Outreach and promote resident participation in event and activities.
  4. Identify and train volunteers to facilitate events and activities.
  5. Assist resident-led Resident Councils in conducting effective and productive meetings and support resident leaders as they conduct these meetings.
  6. Provide options for different levels and types of events and activities to be inclusive of all residents.
  7. Identify community partners and vendors to create high quality events and activities to AHA properties
  8. Assist resident led Resident Councils in conducting effective and productive meetings, improving volunteer leader training and encouraging volunteer participation
  9. Create and provide all necessary forms of communication to residents such as flyers, calendars, newsletters, etc. .
  10. Collaborate with and communicate effectively with residents, AHA staff members and community colleagues.
  11. Conduct regular listening conversations with residents to determine resident interests and skills. Plan activities and events according to these interests.
  12. Connect residents to local, county, and state services and benefits, as needed.
  13. Collect quantitative and qualitative data around resident participation and satisfaction with events and activities. Report findings to immediate supervisor.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in a related field or proven relevant field experience
  • Experience in organizing and coordinating variety of events for diverse groups.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizing and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and excellent customer service skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and Teams.
Equipment Utilized:
  • Equipment requiring involved set up, adjustments and operational procedures (e.g. personal computer, scanners, and copier/printer)
  • Standard office software (Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and Teams)

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Compliance Specialist

Job Description
Position is responsible for ensuring that properties managed or owned by AHA are in compliance with various State and Federal funding programs. Programs include but are not limited to LIHTC, Section 8
1. Stay current on changes/modifications to various funding programs utilized for Affordable Housing
2. Ensure that resident/applicant files are in compliance under the security guidelines that are governed by HUD/IRS and AHA policy.
3. Prepare required reports and ensure accurate and timely completion of all reports requested from oversight agencies, investors or partners.
4. Prepare for and participate in the Management and Occupancy Reviews conducted by various oversight, funding, and investment partners at the property sites.
5. Prepare information required by Compliance Coordinator to process monthly HAP (Housing Assistance payments) vouchers to CHFA (Colorado Housing Finance Authority).
6. On a per-action basis, enter data immediately into the web-based occupancy reporting systems.
7. Audit applicant and resident files on a daily basis to ensure program compliance.
8. Bring non-compliance issues to the attention of the Compliance Coordinator for corrective actions. OME, CDBG, RTC and any other Affordable Housing Program.
Qualifications:
  • Requires 2 year experience working with real estate funding programs, financial eligibility determination, or other funding programs or 2 years experience working on site at a Tax Credit or Project Based Section 8 property.
  • Solid knowledge of LIHTC, Section 8, HOME, CDBG and their compliance requirements LIHTC (Low-Income Housing Tax Credit) and Project Based Section 8 certifications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Fair Housing regulations and rules. Strong working knowledge of computers and office software: Word, Excel, and Outlook Effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with various levels of AHA personnel as well as outside asset managers, governmental oversight staff, and investment partners.
  • Detail-oriented approach to compliance.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently
  • Maintain the integrity of compliance, rules, and regulations, while working collaboratively with co-workers.
  • Multi-family Housing experience is strongly preferred
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Maintenance Technician

Job Description:

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for completing tasks that ensure the community meets safety, appearance and operational standards established by the Agency. The Maintenance Technician is responsible for complying with the AHA’s operating and safety policies and procedures and for adhering to all federal, state and local laws pertaining to the operation of the community including Fair Housing laws.

1. Responsible for the timely completion of assigned service requests.
2. Performs repair and preventative maintenance work on property units and buildings per Property Standards.
3. Responds quickly and courteously to resident requests for maintenance service, troubleshooting the source and taking appropriate action to repair and/or restore service by providing quality workmanship within the time standard established for the community.
4. Responsible for the make ready of vacant units prior to new resident moving in including painting, carpet repair and carpet cleaning.
5. Completes required documentation for work completed.
6. Responsible for company tools, maintenance supplies and property maintenance inventory system.
7. Initiates and implements preventative maintenance schedules.
8. Initiates ideas and means to improve property appearance and maintenance services.
9. Seeks ways to economize Housing Authority resources without compromising quality.
10. Cleans the common areas, performs janitorial duties, and ensures the grounds are well maintained and free of debris and litter.
11. Removes snow ensuring the safety for residents, in a timely manner per AHA policy.
12. Informs Property Managers of any issues observed in housing units.
13. Maintains availability for on-call night and weekend work as required per schedule.
14. Follows-up on service requests to ensure the highest quality customer satisfaction.
15. Collaborates with Property Management staff to ensure continuity of service.
16. Maintains positive, can-do attitude with residents, communicating potential problems to the Property Manager or designee.

Qualifications:
  • High School graduate; technical school preferred but not required.
  • CAMT (Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician) preferred.
  • Prefer 2 years’ apartment maintenance experience.
  • Basic carpentry skills Solid mechanical aptitude
  • Solid knowledge of electrical and plumbing repair and maintenance
  • Solid interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of personnel and the general public
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability and willingness to continually improve the technical skills necessary to perform assigned maintenance
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Property Manager

Job Description:

1. Responsible for the completion of requested property accounting functions by assigned due dates.
2. Inspects apartments after move out to determine the security deposit dispositions.
3. Keeps abreast of property conditions, and to makes suggestions and initiates action to make needed improvements.
4. Assures compliance with all regulations for funding sources (e.g., LIHTC, RTC, Project Based Section 8, Public Housing etc.).
5. Give direction and delegate tasks to property staff. May be responsible for more than one property.
6. Lease apartments when needed. This includes but is not limited to the following duties:

a. Completes reference and credit checks to assure AHA leasing guidelines are followed. .
b. Receive and process completed applications including the determining of eligibility under the program guidelines.
c. Prepares lease documents, addendums, and community policies for all residents.
d. Coordinate move-in of new residents.
e. Inspect move-ins to assure staff and vendors are performing their jobs in such as manner as to meet company standards
f. Complete unit inspection with resident on or before move-in.
g. Advise resident of proper operation of appliances.
h. Provide Resident Handbook to new residents, outlining the community policies, location of schools, stores and important phone numbers.
i. Performs follow-up of any concerns or additional work orders that were noted in the move in inspection or lease signing process.

7. Monitors advertising to assure full occupancy. Keeps waiting list(s) current.
8. Enforces and follows all Fair Housing rules and regulations.
9. Delivers any posting to residents
10. Is available to take all resident complaints, including but not limited to: repair requests, resident relations, towing, and resident assistance.

Qualifications:
  • Strong knowledge of Housing Program Regulations and Compliance including experience with the following programs: Tax Credits, Project-based Section 8, and Public Housing.  
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid Drivers License, and be current with all necessary insurance.
  • Solid knowledge of Fair Housing Laws
  • Solid leasing and resident relation skills
  • Solid computer skills
  • Minimum of one year of experience
  • Ability to give direction and appropriately delegate responsibility to staff and to promote the willingness of a response.
  • The ability to troubleshoot, recognizes potential problems, and offer alternatives.
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Senior Housing Developer

Job Description:

The Senior Housing Developer supports the Director of Housing Development by performing project management tasks associated with the acquisition, financing, entitlement, rehabilitation and construction of multifamily projects serving residents of Aurora.

  1. Assume project management responsibilities associated with multi-family housing acquisition, rehabilitation, and new construction.
  2. Manage timelines and communications between architects, general contractors, and other members of the project development team.
  3. Provide support to the Director of Housing Development for land and property acquisitions, financing, funding applications, and other development-related activities.
  4. Oversee the design, entitlement and permitting process.
  5. Under direction of Director of Housing Development prepare financing applications and/or supporting documentation to Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, Federal/HUD programs, State of Colorado Division of Housing, and City of Aurora Gap Funds.
  6. Understand and conform to regulatory procedures associated with multiple funding streams.
  7. Coordinate regularly with the Director of Property Management, the Director of Facilities Management and the Director of Housing and Family Services to ensure building design and staffing assumptions meet functional, social, and operational objectives.
  8. Communicate regularly with the Chief Financial Officer to confirm financial impacts, and ensure information flow is timely and strategic.
  9. Manage and coordinate third party vendors, from request for proposal (RFP) to final work product. This may include attorneys, market analysts, environmental review, owner’s representatives, financial consultants, surveyors, architects, and/or engineering firms. Ensure conformance with established budgets and contract terms.
  10. Prioritize project activities based on deadlines, resources, and critical path to completion.
  11. Manage detailed due diligence review for potential property acquisitions.
  12. Communicate effectively (both in writing and verbally) with stakeholders ranging from the Board of Commissioners, elected officials, staff and community members.
  13. Work with Property Management and Facilities Management staff to ensure successful project handoff and transition to operations.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Affordable housing development and finance, including the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Tax-Exempt Bond financing, and federal, state, and local funding programs, and
  • Financial underwriting for housing development
  • Contract Administration

4-year degree in relevant field (Finance, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Real Estate) or commensurate work experience in housing development.

Project management skills

Writing, public speaking and presentation skills

Expert computer and internet skills, including Microsoft Excel.

Expert research skills

Minimum of three years on-the-job training to perform the job effectively

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Working at AHA

Aurora Housing Authority (AHA) is a friendly, confident work environment in which the open exchange of ideas and information is encouraged. At AHA, we know that our reputation is built upon the acts of each employee. AHA offers a competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • PERA Retirement
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program

Other Benefits

  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • 3 weeks of vacation after 2 years of service
  • Sick Leave
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Wellness program

AHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Since 1975, The Housing Authority of the City of Aurora (AHA) has worked to ensure that residents of Aurora with low and moderate incomes have safe, decent, and affordable housing. AHA owns and manages several housing developments with over 800 units of rental housing in the community. These communities are financed using a variety of funding mechanisms including Tax Credits, RTC, Bond Financing, Section 8 New Construction and Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation. Additionally, The AHA administers the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program within the City of Aurora. We currently provide housing assistance to over 1,150 families through these programs. We are committed to providing high quality, transparent services by promoting integrity, effectiveness, fairness, and impartiality in our daily interactions with residents, landlords, developers, vendors, and the general public.

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Values Statement

Respect Others:

We will treat co-workers, clients, and community members with dignity, respect, courtesy, politeness, and kindness.

Act with Integrity at All Times:

With the best interest of the organization, employees, clients and community in mind, we are personally accountable for the highest standards of ethical behavior including honesty and fairness.

Maintain a High Level of Professionalism:

We approach our daily activities with competence, responsibility, accuracy, reliability and confidentiality. We work cooperatively to create a friendly and quality-oriented environment.

Communicate Clearly:

We will communicate openly and honestly and listen to ideas to improve our services and overcome challenges.