Resident Capacity Program Assistant

Unit: Exempt

Department: Administration/Public Affairs Department

Grade: 6

Salary Range: $47,379.71 - $55,528.40

Posting Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022

Application Deadline: Thursday, December 8, 2022

Application Procedure: Please submit a cover letter and resume detailing your qualification. No phone calls or letters. Deadline: Thursday, December 8, 2022. Send your information to Please be sure to identify the position you are applying for

General Description:

Under the Administration/Public Affairs Department, the Resident Capacity Program Assistant reports to the Resident Capacity Coordinator as designated by the Resident Capacity Program Manager and works as a team member to implement initiatives that build resident capacity across BHAs public housing and Section 8 portfolios. Primary responsibilities include 1) providing training and support to existing and emerging Local Tenant Organizations (LTO) boards and Section 8 leaders, 2) assisting LTOs in complying with the Tenant Participation Fund mandates, 3)enhancing tenant participation in BHA trainings, community meetings, leadership opportunities, and resident.E; Empowerment activities, especially those that are put forth by the Resident Empowerment Coalition, a group that seeks to build the capacity of resident organizations representing BHA public housing and BHA Section 8 residents. This is a full-time contract position with benefits. Renewable yearly. 35 hours per week. Weekend and evening hours may be required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in implementing resident capacity initiatives across BHA's public housing and Section 8 portfolios.

  • Provide training and support to existing and emerging Local Tenant Organizations (LTO) boards and Section 8 leaders.

  • Assist in training LTOs on Tenant Participation Fund mandates and monitoring policy compliance; assist in updating training handouts and reporting forms.

  • Enhance tenant outreach and participation by calling and coordinating meetings, making outreach flyers and templates, leafleting, and door-to-door outreach, as needed.

  • Provide general office support such as office set-up, routine filing, and answering phones.

  • Perform other related duties as required..

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

Candidates must have a commitment to multi-cultural empowerment along with the ability to have sensitivity to issues affecting public housing and Section 8 residents is a must. Experience in promoting social justice is a plus. Candidates must have excellent communication and writing skills. Willingness to learn and to work as a team, and the ability to be organized, punctual, and self-motivated are required. Candidates must be, able to walk up at least two flights of stairs, and must be willing to travel between developments and communities where public housing and Section 8 residents reside. Must have the ability to build relationships between tenants and the BHA. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office. Bilingual skills are a plus. Bachelor's Degree preferred. Current public housing or Section 8 resident preferred.

BHA BENEFITS: BHA's generous benefits package includes 13 paid Holidays, 3 Personal Days, 2 weeks of Vacation, 3 weeks of paid sick leave, participation in the City's pension plan, and healthcare through the Commonwealth, and much more.





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