Opening: HomeOwnership Center Manager

(Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried)

Position Overview

The HomeOwnership Center Manager is responsible for developing and managing a one-stop shop where prospective homebuyers can access all the services required to achieve the highest level of success when shopping for, purchasing, rehabilitating, maintaining, and managing a home. The Manager establishes overall objectives for the Center and develops a comprehensive plan to include performance measures and a timeline for meeting incremental benchmark goals and achieving the overall objectives. Home ownership production is of paramount importance in establishing the overall objectives of the Center.

The Manager implements and oversees the service delivery system and internal controls to ensure that the Center operates in an organized, coordinated, and efficient manner. He or she provides leadership and guidance to the staff to achieve these ends. The Manager develops and implements comprehensive strategies for enlisting investing partners and nurtures such interests. The Manager also conducts periodic system and staff reviews to assure the highest quality customer service and adherence to the standards set forth in the NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, or related field.
  • Familiarity with FNMA, FHLMC, and conventional underwriting requirements.
  • More than five years of management experience with a preference for experience in the start-up phase of a business.
  • More than three years of experience in home ownership lending.
  • Community-based nonprofit experience at a management level.
  • Familiarity with the NeighborWorks® Full-Cycle LendingSM concept and the NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
  • Expert knowledge of Windows operating system and Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity with loan origination, processing, and servicing software systems.
  • Accomplishments that reflect the ability to take a proactive approach, exercise professional judgment, and make sound decisions.
  • Experience and contacts in Orange County preferred.
  • Experience working at a NeighborWorks affiliate organization preferred.

Skills/Personal Qualities

  • A dynamic personality and attitude that is people focused. Skills in articulating ideas and concepts to build consensus around mutual goals and benefits.
  • Strong analytical, systems and problem-solving skills in order to evaluate performance, prepare reports, and recommend and implement solutions using independent judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing and motivating a team to meet or exceed objectives.
  • Effective public speaking skills.
  • Leadership skills that reflect teamwork, integrity, effectiveness, efficiency, and the ability to deliver high-quality customer service.
  • Ability to work with customers, partners, and staff of diverse backgrounds.
  • A positive, optimistic, goal-oriented attitude.
  • Creative and practical. The ability to develop those skills in others to increase efficiency in troubleshooting when challenges arise.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while overseeing day-to-day operations and continuing to meet or exceed goals.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a leader and as part of a team.
  • Ability to accomplish goals and produce valuable results with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to inspire, train, motivate, challenge, and supervise staff, including but not limited to employees and volunteers.

Required Licensure/Certifications

  • Valid California Department of Real Estate License Broker’s
  • NMLS Endorsement on CA DRE License
  • DE Underwriter or equivalent


  • Starting Yearly Salary Range: $95,000-$105,000 (dependent on experience, education, and market factors)
  • Competitive benefits package including vacation and holiday pay, insurance, and retirement plan.
  • Reimbursement of license renewal fees.

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