Bellwether Housing

MISSION:   Bellwether creates housing affordability so that people and communities can thrive

VISION:     Economically, Environmentally and Socially Healthy Communities
                   More Equitable Region
                   Vibrant & Diverse Workplace

VALUES:    Respect
                   Integrity
                   Community
                   Excellence

Bellwether Housing Seattle, WA, USA
May 02, 2019
Full time
The Events & Fundraising Manager is responsible for delivering events that inspire and engage participants in Bellwether Housing’s mission. In addition, this role supports fundraising efforts for general operations, programmatic initiatives such as the Resident Service Coordination program, and a capital campaign. This position is key to our organization’s success and requires a highly organized, energetic, creative, detail-oriented, and motivated person to lead event planning, including revenue generation, management, production, and sponsorships.  Essential Duties and Responsibilities Event Management Year-round planning, development, management, and execution of events aligned with assigned fundraising goals, such as our annual benefit luncheon, Winter and Spring beer tasting events, an annual putt-putt golf event, groundbreakings, and building openings. Elements of event planning include but are not limited to: • Vendor management within purchasing and operating guidelines and budget. • Solicit and secure sponsors; implement sponsor benefits. • Manage event registration; ensure attendance goals are met. • Provide staff leadership in the areas of event volunteer recruitment, orientation, training, and recognition. • Manage budget and reporting documents for events. Fundraising Management Provides administrative, systematic, and creative support to execute elements of the annual fundraising and communications plans. Role includes processing gifts, managing donor database system, and assisting with donor cultivation and stewardship. Specific duties include but are not limited to: • Coordinate and prioritize day-to-day gift processing activities in Salesforce and ensure accurate processing of gifts and pledges. • Generate and mail acknowledgement letters. • Obtain and maintain proper documentation for all gifts and pledges. • Ensure that donor/prospect electronic and paper files are maintained accurately and in a timely fashion. • Ensure that donor/prospect contact and biographical information updates are regularly made in Salesforce. • Perform database maintenance and clean-up projects to maintain data integrity, as assigned. • Ensure an easy online donation process by managing Bellwether Housing’s online transaction tool, iATS, and its integration with Salesforce and Bellwether’s Wix-hosted website. • Generate reports to assist with benchmarking. • Serve as point of contact for Development & Finance monthly reconciliations. • Support the Fund Development Committee of the Bellwether Housing Board of Directors at bi-monthly meetings. • Serve as Salesforce administrator. Requirements Minimum Requirements: • Experience planning large scale (500 – 1,000 person) events • Experience using Salesforce CRM • Outstanding attention to detail • The ability to translate a vision into actionable steps • Ability to problem-solve and provide excellent customer service in fast-paced environments • Superior time management skills and proven ability to meet deadlines while managing competing priorities   • Commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through your work • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 software suite • Strong writing, editing, and public speaking skills Desired Qualifications: • Experience serving as a Salesforce Administrator • Competency with Adobe InDesign and Lightroom programs • Knowledge of affordable housing issues in Seattle, or an interest and willingness to learn Other Position Requirements/Information: • Candidates selected for this position must pass a criminal history background check prior to employment with Bellwether Housing • Schedule: Typically, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, occasional weekend and evening hours, as required for events Compensation : $54,000 - $60,500 per year, depending on experience. Generous benefits
Bellwether Housing Seattle, WA, USA
Apr 29, 2019
Full time
The Accounting Analyst position is a supporting role to the Accounting and Asset Management departments of Bellwether Housing. This position will be responsible for implementing innovative approaches to data collection, analysis, and interpretation. The Accounting Analyst will work collaboratively with Accounting and Asset Management with developing and generating benchmarks, trend and variance analysis, and significant transaction reconciliations. Duties and Responsibilities: Budget/Variance Reporting • Assists in the annual budget preparation.  • Reviews and investigates budget variances – cash and accrual basis. Benchmarking • Works collaboratively to develop and maintain KPIs/ Dashboards. • Performs and prepares ad-hoc analyses. • Performs financial modeling, data mining, and presentation support. • Develops and maintains financial reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis. Treasury Analysis • Maintains Bellwether’s online banking platform. • Reconciles and analyzes Bellwether’s investment portfolio. • Monitors and analyzes current cash flows for operations and forecasts cash needs. Accounting: • Analyzes monthly consolidated financial statements and investigates significant variances and unexpected results in conjunction with Portfolio Managers. • Assists with the month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close processes. • Prepares quarterly primary account reconciliations. o Fixed Asset Roll-forward o Debt Roll-forward o Intercompany Transactions Asset Management Analysis: • Creates and maintains analytical tools to support the Property Management, Real Estate Development, and Finance teams. •  Reviews and interprets operating performance results, proactively monitors and responds to performance indicators, and identifies potential watch list issues. •  Provides analyses, forecasts, and tracking to alert Portfolio Managers and stakeholders to trends and events affecting Bellwether’s properties. •  Other duties as assigned. Requirements • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 3 + years of accounting experience. • Strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and disclosure requirements. • Working knowledge of partnership tax accounting. • Experience coordinating annual GAAP audit and assisting in the preparation of draft financial statements. • Proficient in MS Word, Excel (including Pivot Tables and V-lookup), and Outlook, as well as accounting software applications (MIP and Yardi preferred). • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Experience working with a diverse group. • Commitment to the mission and goals of the organization. Desired Qualification • CPA credential. • Relevant accounting and financial management experience with a non-profit, affordable housing organization that develops, constructs, and manages multi-family rental properties. • Working knowledge of HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program, and the State of Washington and City of Seattle housing programs. • Strong working knowledge of accounting principles and disclosure requirements relating to the consolidation of a multi-entity organization. • Strong working knowledge of partnership accounting and partner allocations and taxation. • Candidates selected for this position must pass a criminal history background check prior to  employment with Bellwether Housing. • A personal vehicle is not a requirement of this position.  However, if using a personal or company-owned vehicle in the performance of job duties associated with this position, incumbent must possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License, the appropriate amount of automobile insurance, and a safe driving record. Compensation: $60,000 - $75,000 per year, depending on experience. Generous Benefits Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Bellwether Housing Seattle, WA, USA
Apr 25, 2019
Full time
The Senior Asset Manager is part of the Accounting and Finance Department and collaborates closely with the Property Management and Real Estate Development departments to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of our diverse portfolio of multi-family, affordable housing developments. The Senior Asset Manager will track the financial performance of each asset and provide reports to other departments to inform key property management, development and re-capitalization decisions. The Senior Asset Manager will also be responsible for ongoing reporting to lenders and equity investors with respect to various financial metrics of each asset. This position supervises the Asset Management staff and provides oversight on the following responsibilities: Financial Analysis and Reporting: • Provides professional expertise in finance, accounting, and long-term asset management to support the real property management and financial reporting functions of Bellwether Housing's building portfolio. • Provides analyses, forecasts, and tracking to alert Portfolio Managers and stakeholders to trends and events affecting Bellwether's properties. • Develops and maintains portfolio performance measurement tools for analyzing property operating performance, cash flow, debt structures, and reserve accounts. • Conducts iterative stakeholder conversations with other teams, investors, lenders and leadership to confer about organizational needs and identify opportunities for optimizing asset performance. • Assists Portfolio Managers in developing annual building operations budgets to meet targeted debt service coverage ratios and other benchmarks. • Monitors and forecasts reserve levels, capital accounts, and cash flow. Evaluates cash flow and reserve projections to ensure that each property will meet cash flow targets and compliance with financial covenants. • Works with the insurance broker to ensure proper insurance coverage while mitigating risks for the building portfolios. • Monitors and manages property valuations, assessments, and payments. • Identifies, tracks, and monitors waterfall payment priorities. • Supervises the Asset Management Specialist position. External Communication and Relationship Management: • Acts as a strategic partner to Real Estate Development in regard to property acquisition and due diligence. • Ensures that Bellwether meets stakeholder requirements and expectations by monitoring and coordinating financial compliance submissions and preparing forecasts. • Facilitates approval process with lenders and/or investors for capital work, reserve draws, financing, and other items required under the property's governing documents. • Prepares quarterly reports and dashboards that summarize the financial status of assets for Leadership Team and Board of Directors. Long-Range Planning: • Works in collaboration with Real Estate Development and Property Management to create accurate operating expense and debt service proformas and long-term strategic plans for new properties. • Researches partnership agreements, financing documents, regulatory agreements, leases, tax returns, and other documents to determine constraints and barriers to long-term needs. • Partners with Sr. Facilities Manager, Portfolio Managers, and Director of Real Estate Development to create and maintain a comprehensive asset management strategy for each property. • Monitors debt maturities and strategizes refinancing options and debt pay-offs. Requirements Minimum Requirements: • Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, and/or related field and 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in financial analysis, asset or property management, accounting, finance, lending, or related work. • Ability to read and understand real estate finance and partnership documents. • Proven ability to engage collaboratively with leaders from other departments. • Effective verbal and written communication and relationship building skills. • Working knowledge of the principles of accounting. • Knowledge of capital funding, operating subsidies, and rental assistance. • Demonstrated experience developing and working with operating and development budgets for multi-family housing. • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills. • Proven ability to organize multiple projects. • Proficient in MS Office, including the ability to develop advanced spreadsheets, manage databases, and produce meaningful charts and graphs. Desired Qualifications: • Accounting, finance or asset management experience with a real estate organization that manages affordable housing. • Exposure to public and private funding sources used to develop affordable housing. • Asset Management Specialist (AMS) or Certified Housing Asset Manager (CHAM) Certification. • Familiarity with accounting general ledger and financial reporting software.  Other Position Requirements: • Candidates selected for this position must pass a criminal history background check prior to employment with Bellwether Housing. • A personal vehicle is not a requirement of this position. However, if using a personal or company-owned vehicle in the performance of job duties associated with this position, incumbent must possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver's License, the appropriate amount of automobile insurance, a safe driving record. Compensation: $95,000 - $105,000, depending on experience Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Bellwether Housing Seattle, WA, USA
Apr 25, 2019
Full time
For over 38 years, Bellwether Housing has been Seattle’s largest, and most respected, non-profit organization, providing affordable housing for low-income individuals and families. Bellwether Housing offers an uplifting work environment with a diverse group of talented professionals who are committed to our mission and values of creativity, collaboration, ambition, warm-heartedness, and professionalism.  Position Responsibilities • Respond to telephone and in-person requests for information on vacancies and tenant qualification requirements.    • Show available units and assist potential tenants with completing rental applications.    • Coordinate comprehensive background checks on potential tenants, including credit, criminal and rental history. • Provide Bellwether’s Compliance team with completed rental applications for final processing and approval.    • Track traffic by completing eSite guest cards and weekly traffic reports; update as necessary including eSite move-in processes.   • Responsible for weekly marketing efforts and competitive market surveys.  • Complete new move-in paperwork with residents, including lease signing, move-in inspections, and electrical account setup.   • Complete move-out process for all departing residents, including electrical account close out, rental history, and file archive.   • Assist with the general office duties of the site office including, but not limited to tenant filing, receiving tenant rent payments, and completing maintenance work orders as they come into the office.     • Assist the Site Manager in preparing notices to enter units and other memos.  • Maintain resident contact lists and the parking spreadsheet, including car registration and parking violations.   • Assist the Site Manager with annual recertification paperwork of residents. Requirements • 2 years prior apartment management or leasing experience in the property management industry.   • Equivalent education/experience may substitute for stated requirements.  • High school diploma or GED (equivalent education and experience may be substituted for the stated requirements).  • Exceptional customer service aptitude, including problem-solving skills and the ability to respond quickly and tactfully to both internal and external customer requests.  • Experience in Fair Housing and local Landlord Tenant Law.  • Dependable, highly motivated and organized individual, skilled at meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.  • Good oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate in English.  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.   • Positive attitude a must.  • Experiencing working with Microsoft Office user applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Desired Qualifications • Prior experience working with AMSI or Yardi property management software.  • Prior experience working with Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. • Experience working with project-based Section 8 income qualification. • Experience working with social service agencies providing case management services.  Communities: This role will be split between two buildings.  • Arbora Court is Bellwether’s newest development located in the heart of the University District. A  133-unit, tax-credit building with studios, one, two, and three bedroom units. Arbora serves individuals and families at 30%, , 50%, & 60% AMI.  • The Cambridge is a 157-unit, tax credit building located on First Hill and comprised of all studio units. This building recently underwent a 24-month rehab and serves individuals and small families at 50% and 60% AMI. Hours:   Tuesday through Saturday  Compensation:   $18.97 - $20.91 per hour DOE, benefits Benefits:   If you’re working over 20 hour per week you can accrue 24 days of PTO in your first year. We have a 403(b)-retirement plan with employer matching after 15 months of service. We have flexible spending accounts, STD/LTD, life insurance, and commuter benefits. 
Bellwether Housing Seattle, WA, USA
Apr 16, 2019
Full time
For over 38 years, Bellwether Housing has been Seattle’s largest, and most respected, non-profit organization, providing affordable housing for low-income individuals and families. Bellwether Housing offers an uplifting work environment with a diverse group of talented professionals who are committed to our mission and values of creativity, collaboration, ambition, warm-heartedness, and professionalism.   Position Responsibilities • Respond to telephone and in-person requests for information on vacancies and tenant qualification requirements.    • Show available units and assist potential tenants with completing rental applications.    • Coordinate comprehensive background checks on potential tenants, including credit, criminal, and rental history. • Provide Bellwether’s Compliance team with completed rental applications for final processing and approval.    • Track traffic by completing eSite guest cards and weekly traffic reports; update as necessary including eSite move-in processes.   • Responsible for weekly marketing efforts and competitive market surveys.  • Complete new move-in paperwork with residents, including lease signing, move-in inspections, and electrical account setup.   • Complete move-out process for all departing residents, including electrical account close out, rental history, and file archive.   • Assist with the general office duties of the site office including, but not limited to tenant filing, receiving tenant rent payments, and completing maintenance work orders as they come into the office.     • Assist the Site Manager in preparing notices to enter units and other memos.  • Maintain resident contact lists and the parking spreadsheet, including car registration and parking violations.   • Assist the Site Manager with annual recertification paperwork of residents. Requirements Minimum Qualifications • 2 years prior apartment management or leasing experience in the property management industry.   • Equivalent education/experience may substitute for stated requirements.  • High school diploma or GED (equivalent education and experience may be substituted for the stated requirements).  • Exceptional customer service aptitude, including problem-solving skills and the ability to respond quickly and tactfully to both internal and external customer requests.  • Experience in Fair Housing and local Landlord Tenant Law.  • Dependable, highly motivated, and organized individual, skilled at meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.   • Positive attitude a must.  • Experiencing working with Microsoft Office user applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Desired Qualifications • Prior experience working with AMSI or Yardi property management software.  • Prior experience working with Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. • Experience working with project-based Section 8 income qualification. • Experience working with social service agencies providing case management services.  Community:  • Kingway, a 164-unit building, is located in the Rainier Valley area. Kingway has one, two and three-bedroom units. Kingway serves individuals and families at 50% and 80% AMI.  Hours:   Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm  Compensation:   $19.00 - $21.00 per hour DOE, benefits
Bellwether Housing Seattle, WA, USA
Jun 15, 2018
Full time
*SIGN ON BONUS: $1000*  Bellwether Housing is a highly respected non-profit housing organization, providing affordable apartments to 1,900 households in 30 properties throughout Seattle. We seek an experienced Property Management Specialist to join our Property Management Department. Position Responsibilities: Use basic carpentry, plumbing, and electrical skills in living units and common areas. Assist with renovation projects and with non-routine unit preparations. Work independently and, on occasion, assist with staff supervision. Assist with referring resident concerns to appropriate staff. Seek to provide residents with a safe, positive and sanitary environment Minimum Requirements: Two years prior maintenance (carpentry, electrical, and plumbing) experience in an apartment setting, or three years prior maintenance (carpentry, electrical, and plumbing) experience in a high-volume, deadline-oriented work environment. Motivated individual with ability to work independently or as part of a team. Positive attitude a must. Highly organized; capable of taking personal initiative in a project as needed, making sure all work is completed and of high quality. Ability to complete strenuous work for long periods of time. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Strong attention to detail. Exceptional customer service attitude. Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook). Good oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate in English. Dependable, self-motivated individual with a stable work history Desired Qualifications: Carpentry, plumbing, and electrical repair knowledge. HVAC knowledge and experience. Boiler knowledge and experience. Supervisory and project management skills Other Position Requirements: Must pass a criminal history background check. A valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, and a safe driving record. Hours : Compensation : $17.25 -$20.25 per hour DOE, benefits Benefits : If you’re working over 20 hour per week you can accrue 24 days of PTO in your first year. We have a 403(b)-retirement plan with employer matching after 15 months of service and we offer a health reimbursement plan to employees and dependents. We have flexible spending accounts, STD/LTD, life insurance, and commuter benefits.