YOUTHWORKS AT NEIGHBORWORKS SALT LAKE
YouthWorks is a community-based pre-employment and leadership development program for high school students ages 14-18. Participants learn life and employment skills such as budgeting, construction, public speaking, and event planning while earning a bi-weekly stipend of $200. Additionally, YouthWorks strengthens the ties that the youth have with our community through community service projects.
The YouthWorks™ Assistant will act as the aid to the Site Supervisor and YouthWorks Coordinator and will provide oversight of up to fourteen youth ages 14-18 in the construction of affordable housing and community beautification projects. The YouthWorks™ Assistant's primary responsibilities are: Technical Training, Project Management, Project Development, and Youth Mentorship. The YouthWorks™ Assistant Site Supervisor reports directly to the Site Supervisor in conjunction with the YouthWorks Coordinator.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Summer hours are 7am-12:30pm; during the school year the hours are 1pm-6:30pm
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $13.00 to $18.00 /hour
TO APPLY: Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 24.
NeighborWorks Salt Lake: YouthWorks VISTA Position Description
Project Name: “It’s All About The Data.”
The NeighborWorks Salt Lake: YouthWorks VISTA Member will be charged with the task of increasing the efficiency and efficacy of the data capture and evaluation within the YouthWorks program. This position is for a motivated individual who currently possesses or is willing to acquire data collection and evaluation skills and who is passionate about youth after-school programming.
NeighborWorks Salt Lake is a local nonprofit organization with a mission to build on the strengths of neighborhoods, creating opportunities through housing, resident leadership, and youth and economic development. We work in partnership with residents, government, and businesses to build and sustain neighborhoods of choice. YouthWorks is a 37-year-old community-based pre-employment and leadership development program in NeighborWorks’ Community Building and Organizing line of business. The program teaches high school students learn life, social, drug resistance, and employment skills while they earn a bi-weekly stipend of $200. Additionally, YouthWorks strengthens the ties that the youth have with our community through community service projects.
For the past four years, YouthWorks has been working to capture the evidence that would prove the program’s impact on Sale Lake County youth. Due to capacity restraints, the program has made inconsistent progress toward that goal. YouthWorks is seeking a VISTA Member to aid in the modification and implementation of an evaluation plan, monitoring procedures, training modules, and data storage system.
YouthWorks is attempting to measure the efficacy of its program through pre- and post-surveys, weekly quizzes, progress report tracking, homework completion, and many other data points and measurement tools. The VISTA Member will observe the current data collection procedures, review existing data, complete needed data entry or reorganization, and then complete intensive research on best practices for data collection and storage. Working with the YouthWorks Coordinator and the Director of Community Relations, the VISTA Member will develop modified measurement tools, data collection procedures, and a data storage system. The VISTA Member will then create training tools for current staff and evergreen training tools and updated sections of the Policies & Procedures Manual for future staff.
Additionally, the VISTA Member will observe and monitor the delivery of the evidence-based curriculum employed by YouthWorks for fidelity by reviewing the curriculum, participating in training, and observing its delivery to YouthWorks participants. The VISTA member will work with the YouthWorks Coordinator and Director of Community Relations to reflect on the quality of curriculum implementation and any changes that should be made.
Other secondary tasks that the VISTA Member include outreach and recruitment for the YouthWorks program, website and social media updating/posting, and additional tasks as assigned by the YouthWorks coordinator.
Skills for Success:
NeighborWorks is hiring for an individual who is passionate about the work, who shows a willingness to, an eagerness to, and demonstrates the capacity to develop new skills while serving with NeighborWorks Salt Lake, and who is committed to the VISTA mission and priorities. Additional skills that will make an applicant successful include:
Send an email to email@example.com with your resume. Applications due through my.americorps portal by May 10: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=87198&fromSearch=true.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $12,277.00 /year
Position Title: Mortgage Loan Officer
The Mortgage Loan Officer (MLO) proactively solicits new residential mortgage business and sells NeighborWorks Salt Lake (NWSL) mortgage products to meet established loan quality and production goals.
In this on-going sales role, the Mortgage Loan Officer continually identifies, develops and maintains a quality network of business relationships that serves as a recurring source of referrals for new mortgage lending opportunities. A Mortgage Loan Officer’s network may consist of Real Estate professionals, builders, professional and personal contacts, as well as other valuable referral sources, and is enhanced by the Mortgage Loan Officer’s regular participation in business related development opportunities, community efforts to promote homeownership, and professional organizations.
The MLO responds to customer inquiries and referrals that are generated from both their own contacts and from other NeighborWorks Salt Lake business channels. The MLO conducts interviews with prospective borrowers to analyze financial and credit data, determine customer financing objectives, advise customers of product/pricing policies and guidelines, and gather any additional required information. The MLO ensures exceptional customer service by maintaining thorough knowledge of lending programs, policies, procedures, regulatory requirements, and by demonstrating a commitment to professional ethics, complying with all Federal and State compliance policies and adhering to HMDA requirements.
The Loan Officer reports to the Lending Manager
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES
• Prospects new mortgage lending opportunities.
• Meets with customers as necessary during various stages of the loan process.
• Utilizes NeighborWorks training materials, reference tools and other resources to provide accurate and up-to-date loan program/policy information to both external customers and internal business partners.
• Provides complete loan applications and summaries for loan committee.
• Ensures exceptional customer experience by overseeing loan process from origination to close and providing on-going communication to customers and business partners.
• Achieves production goals as established by NeighborWorks Salt Lake.
• Make preliminary judgments regarding applicant eligibility for NWSL program,
home cost and feasibility of obtaining a loan based on profile/service request information.
• Conduct application interviews with interested customers. Complete applications
and distribute necessary paperwork to comply with Fair lending practices.
• Identify with Controller which funding will be used for each loan.
• Generate necessary documents for loan file including ordering credit reports,
appraisals, preliminary title reports, requesting verifications and inspections.
• Prepare loan summary sheets for each new loan for monthly Loan Committee
Loan Closing, Processing, and Servicing
• Prepare (or arrange for preparation of) all documents for loan closing, including
Homeowner Pledge, Use Restrictions, etc.
• Attend closing and follow-up with the title company to obtain recording
information, prepare loan file, and set-up loan in system.
• Ensure that each loan customer has current homeowner insurance.
• Serve as staff support for monthly Loan Committee meetings;
• Work with Homeownership Administrator to arrange post-purchase counseling for NWSL customers.
• Attend community meetings and gatherings to promote NWSL and the loan
program, including, but not limited to, community council meetings, school and
PTA meetings, neighborhood fairs and events, business functions, etc.
Demonstrated understanding of mortgage origination, processing, underwriting and closing procedures. Knowledge of conventional and/or government lending guidelines. Understanding of Federal Regulations governing Real Estate Lending.
• Strong computer skills including a fundamental understanding of MS applications, database management. Previous experience utilizing technology for communication purposes including accessing rate, credit and loan status information.
• Solid time management skills and the ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, across a variety of audiences.
• Ability to analyze and comprehend complex financial data and provide financial alternatives.
• Professional and effective interpersonal skills.
• Enthusiasm for assignments and the ability to meet established timelines.
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Licensed MLO
Base salary plus generous commission. Full-time plus benefits.
Send your resume and cover letter to Allison Trease at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you ready to kiss your landlord goodbye?
To start investing in your future?
We’ve cultivated a list of five steps for you to take to make 2019 the year of homebuying.
Take a HUD Certified Homebuyer Education course.
We offer a HUD-Certified, comprehensive online homebuyer education course. It’s self-paced, so you can complete it at your leisure. After, you’ll complete a one-hour counseling session with one of our homeownership services staff members where you’ll review your mortgage readiness status and create a personalized roadmap to homeownership.
Sign up for Online Homebuyer Education Today!
If you learn better during in-person classes, we can refer you to one of our partner organization. We recommend homebuyer education courses offered by organizations without conflicts of interest (this excludes workshops offered by real estate agents or for-profit lenders). You can find a document detailing HUD-Certified homebuyer education classes here.
Check your credit report!
Did you know you can check your credit report from all three credit reporting company (Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian) for free once a year?
If you’re interested in becoming a homeowner, this is where you need to start: www.annualcreditreport.com. The information on your credit report creates your credit score which determines your mortgage interest rate (and if you’re eligible for a mortgage!). Be sure to review all three reports to check them for any errors.
After, check a reliable version of your credit score (we recommend steering clear of Credit Karma). Many companies now offer your FICO score for free, such as Discover (you don’t have to be a Discover card holder) and Mint.
Once you’ve reviewed your credit report and checked your credit score, you can use our customer portal “Compass” to determine your mortgage readiness status. The Compass dashboard helps you visualize your current situation, and we’ll follow up to discuss your next steps, whether it be working to build your credit score, increasing your savings, or beginning to shop for a mortgage!
Budget and Save
You’ve probably seen ads for “100% Financing” – so why budget and save?
Because there are more costs associated with moving into a home than just the mortgage, including buying furniture. Additionally, any cash that you do bring to the table in the form of a down payment will likely lower your monthly payments.
So, how do you set a budget and start saving?
Round Up Your Documents
Taking out a mortgage can seem like a walk in the park on a mid-summer nights eve, or it can feel like a marathon. If you’ve rounded up your documents in advance, we promise it will feel much more like the former. If you wait until your lender is calling and emailing you every day asking for you to hunt down another long lost document, it will be much more stressful and wearisome.
The most common documents that you will need for a lender include:
Depending upon your situation, you may need other paperwork on life events such as if you’ve gone through a divorce or experienced bankruptcy.
Shopping for a Mortgage
Check out this blog post from our sister organization NeighborWorks of Western Vermont on how to find the best mortgage for you.
Keep in mind at this is the biggest purchase you may ever make. Invest the time to shop online or in-person, checking out different mortgage companies and their mortgage products – not all mortgages are the same! The biggest rookie error is choosing your bank or the lender recommended by your real estate agent without shopping around first.
Then, talk to us about our first and second mortgage options:
Enroll in our homebuyer education course today. We’ll even give you 50% off with the promo code “HOME622”!
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Introducing New Lending Products and Staff
MURRAY, UT – On February 20, 2019, NeighborWorks Salt Lake is inviting the public to drop into their Murray Office located at 4843 S Poplar Street and learn about the nonprofit community development organization’s impact and offerings. With low-interest and flexible home improvement loans and grants, down payment assistance forgivable loans, homebuyer education courses, and an annual Paint Your Heart Out event, there will be something of interest for all.
NeighborWorks Salt Lake, headquartered in the Fairpark neighborhood of Salt Lake City, was invited to expand into Murray City in 2009 to address the issue of debilitated residential properties and to preserve affordable housing. Ten years later, as the housing market has rebounded and boomed, NeighborWorks Salt Lake’s home improvement lending products are in renewed demand as homeowners find themselves locked into place by climbing interest rates.
As NeighborWorks Salt Lake’s Murray Office celebrates ten years, it does so with a new manager. Allison Trease joined the NeighborWorks Salt Lake staff in September, inheriting the duties of overseeing the Homeownership Promotion Services department and the Affordable Housing Mission Investment Fund. Prior to NeighborWorks Salt Lake, Allison worked for Ally Bank in the Commercial Loan Department and for Ford Motor Credit Company. A native of Taylorsville, Allison is passionate about helping individuals and families achieve homeownership.
At the Open House, all are encouraged to stop by and learn more about the impact NeighborWorks Salt Lake has made in Murray over the past decade. This includes the investment of $2.4 million into renovations and rehabilitations of homeownership units and nine homes painted by volunteers during Paint Your Heart Out, free of charge to the homeowner. The doors to the office will be open from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 4:30-6:30 PM, with free food, interactive games, and prizes. Don’t miss it!
Event Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/932222756976197/
As the Westside Leadership Institute (WLI) celebrates 15 years of success building leadership skills among residents on Salt Lake City’s westside, the institute seeks to increase its wrap-around services by expanding into a yearlong leadership development clinic. The new design will better guide and support leaders and their fledgling projects as they launch, grow, and thrive.
The original 12-week course, a collaboration between NeighborWorks Salt Lake and University Neighborhood Partners since 2004, cultivates leadership abilities so graduates have the knowledge, skills, and resources to work on community projects or issues affecting Salt Lake City’s Westside. The course is geared toward individuals and groups who have community-based projects that they want to materialize with expert advice and guidance while earning 3 University of Utah CE credit hours. Graduates become eligible for $1,000 grants.
Notable projects developed during the Westside Leadership Institute include:
As of January 2019, two concurrent classes of the Westside Leadership Institute’s flagship 12-week leadership course will be offered in English and in Spanish during the spring semester, followed by a series of summer workshops, and a brand new “Westside Leadership Institute 2.0” course during the fall semester.
The summer workshops will provide continuing education for students on how to organize, manage, and sustain their projects, while the WLI 2.0 course offering will aid WLI graduate groups in strategic planning, organization, resource development, scale, and measuring impact.
This new structure combined with additional education and support increases the sustainability of projects borne from the course. Students will become a cohort of community leaders on the same trajectory and in sync with the annual cycle of outreach and grant seeking, guided and supported by experts.
Registration is currently open for the spring semester in both English and Spanish. English-speaking classes are on Tuesday evenings from 6:00PM-9:00PM, beginning on January 22, 2019 at NeighborWorks Salt Lake's Community Center and Spanish-speaking classes are on Friday mornings from 9:00AM-12:00PM beginning on January 25, 2019 at Glendale Community Learning Center. The course cost is $50, due on the first day of class. Interested individuals and groups can register online at www.nwsaltlake.org/wli.
NeighborWorks Salt Lake Coordinates Over 60 Volunteers In Community Building Effort that Adds Curb Appeal to Blocks across the County
Salt Lake Count, UT - On Saturday, November 3, 2018, volunteer groups from Veritas Old Mill, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at the University of Utah, and Starbucks came together to help residents in need in the Fairpark, Guadalupe, Popular Grove, and Rose Park areas of Salt Lake City’s Westside. This inaugural Rake Your Heart OUt event provided a meaningful community building experience for volunteers while helping residents and improving the curb appeal of entire blocks.
This event marks the beginning of a new legacy “Rake Your Heart Out” that was presented by NeighborWorks Salt Lake, Starbucks, and Sutherlands . Starting at 7:30 am volunteer teams started trickling in – many tired and eager to lend a helping hand. Thanks to Starbucks we able to provide our volunteers with a treat of coffee and a light breakfast, to get the days events started.
Over the course of two hours, the volunteers raked leaves into Green Waste bins and bags at ten houses across the Westside. Three of the households participating were Paint Your Heart Out 2018 participants, illustrating the commitment NeighborWorks Salt Lake has to Westside homeowners. The event was fast-paced and fun, full of creating leaf piles to jump in and then smush into bags.
NeighborWorks Salt Lake is a local nonprofit organization with a mission to build on the strengths of neighborhoods, creating opportunities through housing, resident leadership, and youth and economic development. We work in partnership with residents, government, and businesses to build and sustain neighborhoods of choice. NeighborWorks founded Paint Your Heart Out in 1985 as a manifestation of its mission in a one-day event: matching volunteers with homeowners who could use some neighborly help to paint their homes to benefit the homeowner, their block, and the strength of our community.
POSITION TITLE: OFFICE MANAGER
POSITION TITLE: YOUTHWORKS COORDINATOR
The YouthWorks Coordinator will act as the principal program coordinator and will provide oversight of the NeighborWorks Youth Works component. The Youth Works coordinator’s principal responsibilities are program development and management. This includes staff training and development, providing support for raising of program funds, developing strong community support and collaborative partnerships, maintaining effective linkages with other agencies, ensuring the quality and integration of all components, staff supervision, and working with the YouthWorks Steering Committee.
The Youth Works Coordinator reports directly to the Community Outreach and Development Director.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Management & Administration
2. Program Development
3. Public/Community Relations/Marketing
4. Resource Development
SALARY: $32,000 - $39,000 DOE
Full-time with benefits.
Position open until filled.
To apple, send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
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YouthWorks Program will benefit from $25,000
SALT LAKE CITY, UT: NeighborWorks Salt Lake is the proud recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Starbucks Foundation into its YouthWorks Program, a pre-employment and leadership training initiative for Salt Lake County high school-aged youth. The grant will enable the NeighborWorks Salt Lake to train 18 high school students on financial capabilities, communication skills, healthy relationships, construction, and community service while they earn a $200 bi-weekly stipend this fall semester.
The Starbucks Foundation has a 20-year history of investing in communities across the U.S. and globally by supporting organizations working to create job and education opportunities for young people. With its Opportunity for All initiative, the organization is continuing to expand its focus on three populations – youth, veterans and military families, and refugees. In 2018, the foundation made $1.3 million in Opportunity for All grants to 47 programs and organizations ranging from $5,000 to $60,000. Additionally, Starbucks partners (employees) will engage and volunteer to help those receiving each organization’s services become job-ready and develop skills to continue on the pathway of opportunity.
YouthWorks is a community-based employment training, drug and alcohol prevention, and leadership development program established in 1982 targeted toward underserved high school youth. As YouthWorks Community Builders, students participate in daily job training through real work experiences that contribute to the revitalization of Salt Lake City’s Westside. By working on projects in neighborhoods in which they reside, our youth become aware of existing challenges and opportunities and learn what it takes to invest and enhance the quality of life in their communities.
The Starbuck Foundation’s grant to YouthWorks is a testament to the vitality and relevance of the program, which, after 36 years, continues to make a measurable impact on Salt Lake City’s Westside and attract new investment in our community.
To learn more about NeighborWorks Salt Lake’s YouthWorks program, visit: nwsaltlake.org/youthworks
For more information on the Starbuck Foundation’s Opportunity for All Initiative, visit:
About NeighborWorks® Salt Lake
Salt Lake Neighborhood Housing Services, d/b/a NeighborWorks® Salt Lake, a private non-profit 501(c)(3), builds on the strengths of neighborhoods, creating opportunities through housing, resident leadership, and youth and economic development. We work in partnership with residents, government, and businesses to build and sustain neighborhoods of choice.