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The New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) is a public benefit corporation and the nation’s largest municipal Housing Finance Agency.  HDC’s programs support the construction and preservation of multi-family affordable housing in New York City.

HDC is an equal opportunity employer. Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@nychdc.com or fax to (212) 227-6893.

Available Positions:

 

Compliance Specialist

Area of Talent: Compliance/Affordable Housing
Postion Type: Full Time/ Exempt
Location: NYC/Wall Street Area

Position Summary: 

The Compliance Specialist reports to the Deputy Director of Compliance and is responsible for monitoring and evaluating compliance within HDC’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Tax Exempt Bond (TEB),  and Taxable Bond (TB) properties.  

Major Responsibilities:

  • Performs on-site LIHTC and TEB audits of properties pursuant to Section 42 and 142 of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Reviews annual owner certification packages and rent rolls to ensure ongoing programmatic and regulatory compliance. 
  • Monitors program updates on a regular basis and takes the appropriate actions to ensure compliance.
  • Prepares and maintains timely, accurate, and updated compliance reports. 
  • Establishes and maintains key external relationships with property owners, managing agents and various governmental agencies.
  • Acts promptly to respond in writing to inquiries and complaints. 
  • Assists in all functions of HDC’s Leasing and Marketing Groups. 
  • Provides technical assistance to stakeholders.  

 

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in a related field and relevant affordable housing industry experience; or,
  • A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience that is equivalent to the above. 
  • Ability to travel frequently by public transportation in New York, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Richmond Counties.
  • Ability to work independently and meet critical deadlines.
  • Superior organizational, problem solving, oral and written communication skills.
  • High level of proficiency in mathematics and data analysis.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite specifically Excel and Word.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Fair Housing and Rent Stabilization guidelines

 

Submitted resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter that includes salary requirements.

 

HDC is an equal opportunity employer


 

Communications Specialist

Department: Communications/Administration
Reports to: Director of External Affairs

Position Summary: 

The Communications Specialist will support the Communications Department on all internal and external communications, with an emphasis on visual design and content. The ideal candidate will have solid organizational, graphic design, communication, and writing skills; and some experience with photography and digital media is preferred. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to work independently, analyzing information critical to HDC’s business and proposing strategies for the successful communication of that information to HDC’s staff, partners and the general public as appropriate. The position requires creativity and judgment, with responsibilities increasing over time.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Create, edit, and coordinate content for the website, digital media, and other materials critical to the messaging of HDC’s business.  
  • Participate in the design, editing, and distribution of various media including press releases, marketing materials, and presentations.
  • Event planning; including coordinating/preparing events, attending events, and providing photographic and written coverage.
  • Ensure consistency of brand, logo, and messaging on all internal and external digital content.
  • Prepare daily news clips of media related to HDC and all relevant affordable housing news
  • Provide strategic support to the communications department; including the organization and retention of records, the processing of invoices, the tracking of inter-departmental materials and photographs, and maintaining/updating key contact lists. 
  • Maintain a correspondence log tracking arrival, assignment and disposition of the department’s incoming and outgoing mail, emails and calls.
  • Assess the nature of received inquiries and prepare responses independently or, as needed, in coordination with members of the team and other HDC departments. 

 

Requirements:

  • B.A. Degree in a related field
  • Graphic Design skills with proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop).
  • Web Design experience and knowledge of Content Management Systems (Drupal, Sharepoint, etc.)
  • Multimedia production skills preferred, including photography and videography.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word & PowerPoint.
  • Social media management knowledge a plus: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills
  • Ability to coordinate across departments and organizations, as well as work independently.

 

Submitted resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter that includes salary requirements.

HDC is an equal opportunity employer


 

Chief Accountant

Department: Accounting and Budget
Reports to: Controller and Deputy Controller 

Position Summary: 

The Chief Accountant is expected to work closely with the Controller and Deputy Controller in the everyday management of the accounting department, its staff and its interaction with all departments throughout the Corporation. This position requires an individual with the ability to think logically and proactively as the department implements new and complex financial transactions, softwares, accounting standards, and reporting requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Controller and Deputy Controller to implement and carry out the department’s goals as well as that of the Corporation; have the ability to think through issues and solve problems; have the ability to make decisions and recognize when to escalate to senior managers
  • Supervise senior and staff accountants in the daily activities and transactions of the Corporation; train new staff 
  • Provide guidance and analytical support to accounting staff on recording new types of financial transactions
  • Review and analyze financial transactions for accurate accounting including mortgage, bond and investment transactions
  • Read and interpret mortgage and bond documents to set up complex financial transactions in the general ledger as well as to be able to discuss the documents with other departments
  • Provide guidance and support to staff in the preparation of the Corporation’s operating budget and five year capital plan
  • Supervise the preparation of the Corporation’s financial statements
  • Analyze quarterly and year-end financial statements and prepare a written summary of financial activities for those financial statements
  • Assist in managing the fiscal year-end financial statement audit process; communicate and work with the external auditors and coordinate requests with accounting staff during the audit
  • Serve as a coordinator between the accounting division and other departments on financial, technical, and other corporate matters; represent the department at project management meetings and have the ability to report updates back to senior management as well as recommend solutions and decisions as needed
  • Maintain and update the department’s procedural manual

 

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Accounting with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in the accounting field
  • Proficiency in accounting principles; knowledge of GASB a plus
  • Experience in managing a large staff for a minimum of 3 years
  • Strong financial analysis and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Access, Power Point) required; Oracle Financials and Business Intelligent Query Tool a plus 
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills

 

Submitted resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter that includes salary requirements.

HDC is an equal opportunity employer