Friendly Landlord Network Coordinator
Aunt Leah's Place
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 22 days (Mon, 18 Jul) full time
Friendly Landlord Network Coordinator
For over 30 years, Aunt Leah’s Place has helped prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless, and mothers in need from losing custody of their children throughout Metro Vancouver. To support them on their journey to self-sufficiency, we provide supported housing, job training and coaching on essential life skills.
We work proactively at the ‘entry’ and ‘exit’ points of the foster care system, helping low-income families maintain custody of their children and for foster youth readying to ‘age out’ with supports similar to what modern parents do for their own adult children in transition.
Housing engagement will take place to expand and maintain a Metro Vancouver-wide network of ‘friendly landlords’ who are interested in renting an apartment, suite, or part of their home to youth aging or aged out of foster care. This Friendly Landlord Network also represents a network of 19 local youth-serving agencies who collectively support young people through their tenancy. Functionally, the Friendly Landlord Network operates as an online database resource for Metro Vancouver foster youth and caregivers; working to offer safe, affordable market housing in a variety of Metro Vancouver communities.
Reports to: Program Director
Minimum 2-years post-secondary education in a relevant field of study showing strong advocacy and critical thinking skills and experience in property rental or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
Experience in the non–profit sector
Experience in real estate/property management, sales, customer satisfaction, or community engagement is valuable
Ability to work within a trauma-informed lens
Multicultural awareness and sensitivity
Criminal Record Check with Police Information Check from local RCMP
A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
Ability to work flexible hours
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong research skills
Knowledge of the current rental market
Strong knowledge of the Residential Tenancy Act
Strong interpersonal and advocacy skills
Strong conflict resolution skills
Knowledge of the development of communication concepts
Empathy and compassion toward people with barriers
Demonstrated ability to be organized and prioritize
General computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)
General knowledge and experience using various Social Media platforms
Highly creative and passionate in pursuit of implementing and using new ideas to help solve difficult social problems
Ability to work independently and within a team environment
Criminal Record Check
Adherence to the Aunt Leah’s Code of Ethics
Follows Aunt Leah’s Practice Guidelines
Valid Driver’s License & business liability insurance
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Ensures that required reporting is provided in a timely manner.
Assists the Program Director with implementing program initiatives and objectives
Update and maintain the Friendly Landlord Network website and database for Aunt Leah’s Place
Develop and maintain relationships with potential landlords, advocates, youth-serving organizations, and stakeholders
Provide online database training to the local 19 youth-serving organizations
Work in collaboration with the Aunt Leah’s Place Housing Case Manager and other departments
Housing Community Engagement Deliverables:
Liaise with potential “friendly Landlords” who would be willing to rent to young people experiencing or facing homelessness
Maintain regular contact and provide “ check-ins” with current landlords
Work with established partnerships with other youth-serving organizations in the housing sector to expand opportunities for housing for youth in and from care through Collective Impact TRRUST’s housing cluster, launching a pilot Landlord Guarantee Fund with Ready to Rent BC
Continued design process with stakeholders, landlords, and youth to grow and develop the program
Coordination of testing and adaption of online and offline tools
Target sample of landlords: social marketing, public outreach, and engagement/networking
Actively build connections with organizations and families serving youth from care through presentations, round tables, and social media
Actively build community & neighborhood connections through door-to-door visits, one-to-one meetings & presentations
In consultation with partners, assess feasibility and considerations for a larger-scale shared platform for recruitment, support, and retention of prospective landlords
Coordination with IT Resource Worker to create and maintain a searchable online database where landlord (information) location, price, type of accommodation, etc.) can be accessed by invited potential youth and service providers
Maintain tracking of social and financial outcomes quarterly and annually. Report results back to funders
Maintain a regular weekly onsite presence at Aunt Leah’s office in downtown Vancouver.
Health and Safety:
Ensure that all rental locations maintain Society standards and are in accordance with Aunt Leah’s policies and procedures manual by ensuring location environments are clean, safe, and secure and abide by B.C.’s Health and Safety Housing Standards
Conduct bi-yearly apartment inspections; document findings on the inspection form
Completes and participates in the annual review of Health and Safety Reports and Policy and Procedures
Work performed in an office environment in the Vancouver office and/or New Westminster office with the possibility for some remote work as needed
May be required to attend off-site training
Will be working offsite within the Metro Vancouver area viewing potential rental suites and properties and meeting with potential landlords
Hours of work: generally Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm
Some flexibility with working evenings and/or weekends (meeting with potential FLN landlords and viewing of suites) is required
This position may be required to perform other related duties that do not affect the nature of the work.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: As of January 4, 2022, Aunt Leah’s Place has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination policy. Aunt Leah’s Place strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated (2 doses) for COVID-19. Rather than a mandatory vaccine policy, we have implemented a voluntary disclosure of vaccination. Employees will fill out a “voluntary disclosure” form indicating their vaccination status. Employees that do not wish to voluntarily disclose their vaccination status will be considered unvaccinated for operational planning purposes. The voluntary disclosure form will be included in the hiring process.
We offer: A comprehensive benefits package that includes: dental, extended health care including vision care and prescription, RRSP matching, generous vacation, and personal time package, and an employee discount at our Thrift Store.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter with salary expectation, quoting FLN Coordinator in the subject line, to . Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest in joining Aunt Leah's Independent Life Skills Society!
We encourage qualified people of all gender expressions and identities, sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities to apply if you are interested in supporting our mission and mandate and like what we have to offer.
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Contact Details Saira Bradley, HR Manager
Aunt Leah's Place, 816 20th Street, New Westminster, BC 604 525 1204
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