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Job Posting: Resident Coordinator

Kiwanis Homes, a well-established social housing provider in Hamilton, is looking for a Resident Coordinator to join the team. Reporting to the Property Manager, this position provides administrative support with respect to tenant placement, rent calculation procedures, maintenance-related and rent collection functions within Kiwanis Homes. This role provides customer services to tenants and applicants and is the primary source of contact for numerous tenant issues and requests.

ABOUT KIWANIS HOMES INC.

Kiwanis Homes Inc. is the third largest housing provider in the City of Hamilton, providing affordable rental housing for the citizens. With a mission to provide safe, sustainable housing communities for all families. Kiwanis offers a competitive wage and a comprehensive benefits package and pension plan.

POSITION PROFILE

The Resident Coordinator role has the following responsibilities:

  • Provides customer service to tenants, applicants and the general public
  • Processes maintenance issues by determining nature and severity of problem
  • Coordinates the application process including verification of income, qualifications and assists residents in completing the application
  • Arranges for existing and potential tenants to view unit vacancies in collaboration with staff
  • Reviews and assesses documentation such as income verification to confirm eligibility of rent-geared to income subsidy
  • Prepares new leases, new tenant files and inputs new tenant data into ERP program (YARDI)
  • Reviews tenant eligibility and subsequent rent calculations on an annual basis
  • Initiates rent collection process by creating arrears letters and N4's
  • Prepares cheque requisitions for tenant refunds
  • Receives maintenance requests, creates work orders and liaises with contractors and property managers to coordinate repairs and maintenance requirements
  • Creates and distributes tenant correspondence
  • Ensures tenants have been notified of annual lease renewal procedures, reporting obligations and completes lease signing process
  • Provides a variety of administration duties including authorizing rent calculations, signing leases, chargeback invoices, ensuring all information is kept confidential, accurate and up to date

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in property management support capacity specifically in rent calculations, property maintenance and tenant relation issues
  • Post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act and Housing Services Act or ability to learn
  • Excellent communication and organizational skill
  • Previous experience with using Yardi or related property management system is an asset
  • Familiarity with the Landlord and Tenant Board process would be an asset
  • Knowledge of other social programs such as Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Ontario Works (OW), CPP, OAS and investment vehicles such as RRSP and Annuities
  • Experience with MS Office
  • A team player who can also work independently
  • Valid Class "G" Driver's License and provision of a vehicle for use on the job.

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN THE TEAM?

If you feel that you would be right for this Resident Coordinator position go to https://hrfusioncareers.prevueaps.com/jobs/128136.html to start your application. We look forward to meeting you!

HR-Fusion and its clients are equal opportunity employers. We welcome applications from all qualified parties. If you are a person with a disability and have a question or require assistance with the application process, please call 1.866.527.2860.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2019

Preserving the Harvest

Posted on: Nov 5, 2019

Job Posting: AP Clerk/Finance Assistant

Kiwanis Homes, a well-established social housing provider in Hamilton, is looking for an AP Clerk/Finance Assistant to join the team. This position is responsible for providing accounting, administrative and client services support for a growing organization. This position will have the opportunity to learn and develop all while working with an organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of residents!

ABOUT KIWANIS HOMES INC.

Kiwanis Homes Inc. is the third largest housing provider in the City of Hamilton, providing affordable rental housing for the citizens. With a mission to provide safe, sustainable housing communities for all families. Kiwanis offers a competitive wage and a comprehensive benefits package and pension plan.

POSITION PROFILE

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration the AP Clerk/Finance Assistant role has the following responsibilities:

  • Perform and administer the Accounts Payable function
  • Process payments in accordance with expenditure controls in place
  • Monitor and reconcile expenditures using the organization’s accounting information systems (AP Vendors specifically)
  • Identify potential improvements to, or issues with, expenditures control procedures
  • Record utility payments including pre-authorized and cheque payments
  • Generate related documents and preliminary reports to submit for review
  • Investigate with vendors and report on invoice irregularities
  • Assist with coordination of renewal/expiry dates of agreements
  • Assist in year-end processes by reviewing and summarizing general ledger accounts and preparing journal/reversing entries
  • Administrative duties as related to AP and Accounting (file management, photocopying etc.)
  • Occasionally act as front counter and telephone reception during staff members' absence.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Post-secondary education in accounting or finance or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years accounting experience, including direct accounts payable experience
  • Understanding of business routines and accounting processes
  • Experience with MS Office with strong understanding of Excel and accounting software
  • Past experience using Yardi or similar property management system is an asset
  • Ability to use tact, diplomacy and able to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of Provincial and Federal legislation including current landlord and tenant legislation, social housing legislation, PIPEDA or willing to learn
  • Strong analytical, decision-making and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Must have the ability to work independently and to meet deadlines

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN THE TEAM?

If you feel that you would be right for this AP Clerk/Finance Assistant position go to this link to start your application. We look forward to meeting you!

HR-Fusion and its clients are equal opportunity employers. We welcome applications from all qualified parties. If you are a person with a disability and have a question or require assistance with the application process, please call 1.866.527.2860.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2019

Newsletter - November/December 2019

It's inevitable, the season of snow and ice is here. In order for everyone to have a safe and comfortable winter, a little bit of preparation goes a long way. Please use this newsletter as a reminder of your responsibility to ensure that all walkways remain clear of snow and ice to ensure the safety of yourself, your family and others. (The City of Hamilton's Snow and Ice By-law No. 03-296 requires property owners and/or occupants to clear snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property and from roofs that overhang the City sidewalk within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall.)

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Posted on: Oct 30, 2019

Job Posting: Property Support and Quality Control

We are currently searching for a Property Support and Quality Control position. Reporting to the Maintenance Manager the Property Support and Quality Control role is responsible for providing excellent customer service to tenants while being the first level of contact for the assessment of maintenance issues. In this role you will have the opportunity to work with an organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of residents from diverse backgrounds!

To find out more about this position and how to apply click here!

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019
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