Scion Nonprofit Staffing, Inc. (www.scionnonprofitstaffing.com), a full-service national staffing firm, has been engaged to conduct a search for a Leasing Occupancy Specialist for a very successful and long-standing non-profit community development corporation in Chicago, IL. The Leasing Occupancy Specialist will be responsible for carrying out and completing the essential work of applicant screening, home inspection, leasing, and occupancy related functions for rental and/or co-op housing, as well as maintaining the lowest vacancy rates possible. Responsibilities: Maintain and carry-out the application and leasing process for persons seeking rental/coop housing including, but not limited to: screening applicants for vacant units based on predetermined tenant selection criteria, preparing eligible cases to be presented to the tenant selection and appeals committees, marketing, showing apartments, preparing leases and move-ins and maintaining an adequate number of screened and selected cases to ensure maximum occupancy. Ensure completion of all required items and documentation related to the applicant screening process including but not limited to landlord verifications, home visits, income certifications, credit, and criminal background checks, carrying out diligent follow up with all relevant individuals/entities as required. Ensure that all policies and procedures related to leasing and occupancy are adhered to and ensure that all applicant files are reviewed by the Property Manager prior to submission to the Selection or Appeals Committees and that all resident leases are reviewed by the Property Manager prior to lease execution/signing. Coordinate and carry out annual inspections and all required follow-up duties including taking warranted action such as filing work orders, billing, etc. in relation to tenant damages noted during annual inspections and/or re-inspection in cases of bad housekeeping or failed inspections. Requirements: Minimum of 2 years of related Leasing/Occupancy Specialist experience in a non-profit organization 2+ years of Low Income Housing Tax Credit experience 2+ years of Section 8 housing experience Must have or be willing to obtain Leasing Agent License. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus Good communication, writing, organizational and interpersonal skills necessary. Must be able to work with persons of various ethnic and economic backgrounds, willing to work flexible hours, and be on-call. Must have regular access to a car, have a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance for fieldwork. Hourly pay range: $18-$20hr + great benefits Hours: Monday-Friday (37.5hrs) Type: Direct hire About our firm: Scion Staffing is a national staffing agency and executive search firm, connecting leading companies and organizations with impeccable talent. Through our innovative team building and staffing solutions, we bridge the gap in temporary staffing, as well as contract-to-hire employment, contingent search, and executive searches. Scion Staffing is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent.