WHO WE ARE:
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in New York City. Founded in 1974 in Manhattan’s Chinatown to advocate for equal rights, AAFE has transformed in the past four decades to become one of the city’s leading housing, social service and community development organizations. AAFE advances racial, social and economic justice for Asian Americans and other systematically disadvantaged communities, guided by our experiences as Asian Americans and our commitment to civil rights. AAFE is nationally recognized as an innovative affordable housing developer and property manager; we have created and preserved more than 1,000 affordable rental units in Manhattan and Queens and provided over $400 million in mortgage financing for first-time homebuyers. AAFE also supports economic empowerment through two affiliates: a small business CDFI, Renaissance Economic Development Corp (REDC), that provides financial and technical assistance to low-income, immigrant entrepreneurs; and a homeownership CDFI, Community Development Fund (CDF), that provides counseling and financial assistance to first-time and existing homeowners. From neighborhood offices in Chinatown and the Lower East Side (Manhattan) and Flushing and Jackson Heights (Queens) we provide an array of multilingual counseling and educational programs in support of low-income tenants, seniors and immigrant youth.
AAFE is seeking a Manager, Housing Services & Retention for Magnolia Gardens, a 90-unit transitional housing facility for families with children in Flushing, Queens. This facility will prioritize Community District 7 ( Flushing) residents and is the first Asian language access transitional housing facility in NY. AAFE strongly believes in our ability to facilitate access to transitional housing in a way that reduces barriers for AAPI families with children in need of additional support for achieving housing stability and financial well-being. The role of Manager, Housing Services & Retention is to ensure that housing insecure and homeless families with children from CD7 ( Flushing) have both priority and equitable access to Magnolia Gardens. This person will lead and support pre-opening activities and once opened, intensive navigation support to Flushing based families.
Under the direct supervision of the Managing Director of Community Services, this position will help Flushing based families access transitional housing (including Magnolia Gardens) through collaboration with other community-based organizations, faith based and public-school institutions as well as our development partners at Urban Resources Institute. Responsibilities will include the following:
EXPECTATIONS & HOW WE WORK:
We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve, deserve our very best every day. We are a results-driven organization that focuses on inclusiveness, empowerment and impact. AAFE employees are accountable, collaborative and strong communicators with a core strength of community service and development. We are strategic thinkers who are committed to racial equality and treating each other, and the communities we serve, with respect and dignity. We have an aptitude for technology and a strong desire to continuously learn. This philosophy expands to the way we manage our work and the way we put our best foot forward. All employees are expected to adhere to the following: