About Pee Wee Homes
Pee Wee Homes builds, manages, and supports affordable, accessible, small homes — homes that individuals with fixed income or earning minimum wage can afford; homes that allow older individuals to age in community; and, importantly, homes that support independence in the context of community. They are a nonprofit organization based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and have completed two small development projects over the last three years, with five residents who have all made transitions out of homelessness.
About the position
Pee Wee Homes has received abundant interest from our community in building additional units across town, with inquiries from faith communities, local governments, and private landowners alike. The need for these homes is tremendous, and they are hiring a part-time administrator to increase their capacity and be better able to leverage such opportunities for growth and impact. To date, their work has been done as an all-volunteer organization; they have come to acknowledge that as long as they remain all-volunteer, their growth potential is strictly capped. In order to provide the needed attention to an increasing number of tenants, to continue to raise funds and find new ways to finance and build homes, to collaborate with others to identify building sites (these small homes can be built on patches of land too small for other kinds of construction), and to expand and flourish as an organization, they are looking to hire.
- Support the growing base of tenants through regular check-ins and community-building activities (five current tenants)
- Coordinate timely responses to tenant concerns or challenges
- Steward the tenant selection process when new units become available (about once per year)
- Maintain contact with sub-contracted property manager to ensure monthly maintenance duties are performed and repairs are conducted in a timely manner
- Administer annual lease re-certification process for tenants
- Assist our fledgling nonprofit with building the infrastructure and organization needed to sustain and create high-quality affordable housing with the Pee Wee Homes model
- Coordinate meetings of the Board of Directors and Committees, acting as a Project Manager to ensure follow-through and completion of initiatives
- Facilitate the creation of key organizational policies for proper stewardship and best-in-class property management
- Supervise 1-2 volunteer inters seasonally, hired at the discretion of the Program Administrator based on organizational needs
- Assist in completion of administrative duties essential to maintaining the organization
Partnership Development, Resource-Raising, and Communications
- Pursue dialogue with interested faith communities and private landowners about building Pee Wee Homes on their property, providing technical assistance and process support to turn these exploratory conversations into real housing (3-4 interested parties per year to start)
- Recruit new opportunities for development through proactive outreach activities and fundraising, including interest meetings and tours, public speaking, and workshops to engage in-depth about possibilities with prospective entities
- Develop newsletter and external communications, including website language
- Support development program, facilitating conversations and exploring possibilities related to individual donors, grants, and other opportunities
This part-time, salaried position will report to the chair of the Board of Directors and will be based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The expected commitment is 10 hours/week for a salary of $1,000/month. This is a grant-funded position that is available for one year; the hope is that additional funding will be obtained to extend employment.
A successful candidate for this position will:
- Be a self-directed team member who takes initiative, troubleshoots challenges, and reaches out proactively for support
- Demonstrate a track record of project management and.or people management skills
- Feel comfortable building the plane while flying
- Have experience in related fields (nonprofit management, homeless services, affordable housing, case management, property management)
- Believe that housing is a human right, and be committed to building an affordable housing nonprofit that centers around just and equitable practices
Submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority will be given to applications received by September 14, 2020.
Pee Wee Homes is an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourages applications from people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants.