Vice President of Housing Acquisition
Chief Program Officer
Anthos|Home is an innovative new nonprofit that will transform the system by which New York City residents with housing subsidies locate and rent available housing.
Anthos|Home is modeled on Brilliant Corners in California, a successful housing clearinghouse that uses a flexible pool of funding to administer and quickly find apartments for tenants.
Anthos|Home will help to streamline the apartment search, approval, and move-in processes, and fill in gaps in the current NYC voucher housing market process. The organization will be a game- changer for New Yorkers who are unhoused or at risk of homelessness and for the public systems that serve them.
The Vice President of Housing Acquisition (VPHA) will be responsible for establishing relationships with landlords and brokers and securing units for use by households with vouchers. The VPHA will have access to “Flex Pool” funding to support efforts to secure apartments and work collaboratively with landlords, brokers and other key stakeholders in the NYC housing market. The housing acquisition department will “bank” apartments that meet standards required by the voucher system by paying rent while a tenant is being matched to the unit. The VPHA will design and implement the process by which apartments are secured and the best uses of the Flex Pool to obtain apartments.
The VPHA will, over time, oversee a team of up to five Housing Acquisition Managers as the program grows. Critical to this role is advancing a customer services ethos that is responsive to the needs of landlords, brokers and tenants. The ideal candidate will be creative and tenacious in exploring ways to increase the housing pool for voucher holders with tools like master leasing, repair financing and other ideas. The VPHA will also need to work with real estate attorneys to develop appropriate documents needed to secure units and have an expertise with the apartment rental process and market.
The VPHA plays an essential role in developing the tools to deliver results. It is anticipated that the VPHA will:
Identify/Secure appropriate rental housing throughout New York City.
Build relationships with program partners, ensuring a high degree of satisfaction and retention.
Provide and maintain account management, continuous support to property providers and nurture repeat business opportunities.
Generate and utilize leasing instruments leads via phone, internet, social media, in-person, and/or canvassing.
Market and network Anthos|Home incentives to prospective landlords, property managers, and associations.
Collect, analyze, and report on housing market data and trends.
Maintain and update thorough and accurate property data within the internal database system.
Design, implement and produce reports and workflow systems to better optimize acquisition strategies and program operations.
Respond to urgent requests by Property Partners and identify creative solutions to ensure positive outcomes for all parties involved.
Qualifications & Skills
The Vice President of Housing Acquisition must be a passionate self- starter with a love for NYC real estate. The candidate will have 10 years of progressively responsible housing experience. Experience in leasing, real estate, property management, supportive housing, NYC area’s rental markets, marketing, or sales is highly desired, but not required.
Additional Skills include:
Ability to interpret and develop documents such as leases, memorandums of understanding, and contracts.
Experience leading and motivating a team to deliver on outcomes where adaptability, flexibility, and creativity will be necessary.
Ability to create systems to track and analyze performance
An ability to understand the landlord perspective, ideally derived through experience in property management or real-estate.
Ability to utilize critical thinking skills in decision-making situations, good organizational and record-keeping skills, and good independent judgment
Experience with community-based outreach and a willingness to travel and make multiple visits in the community
Ability to tactfully resolve/mediate issues between landlords and tenants
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Preferred knowledge and experience working with NYC voucher programs
Passion for the mission of the organization
Ability to work in a diverse environment
- • Competitive Pay: $125,000-$150,000 starting salary (dependent on experience)
• WFH/Hybrid work
• Fantastic Benefits
• A chance to be a part of a groundbreaking startup that will house vulnerable New Yorkers.
Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of submission.
Anthos|Home is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. Anthos|Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals of all backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply.