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Roving Compliance Specialist

CommonBond Communities
St. Paul, Minnesota
Start date
Jun 22, 2024
Closing date
Jul 22, 2024

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Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details

Home is the foundation for everything in life. Since 1971, our model has been about supporting residents in finding stability and achieving their goals. It's why we're more than housing-we combine quality affordable homes with our on-site Advantage Services-because we believe that with the right support and opportunities, all people can thrive. Today, over 13,000 people-families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and other barriers-call a CommonBond community "home." Our core values are Respect, Integrity, Partnership, Innovation, and Excellence. We live these values and look for people who embody them to represent our organization in the community. If this sounds like you, please consider joining our team.

Why CommonBond Communities?:
  • Work-life balance
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee referral program
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Employee recognition and rewards program
  • A respectful and growth-oriented workplace
  • A chance to make a difference in the community!
  • Ongoing training and professional development

CommonBond Communities invites qualified applicants to apply for the Roving Compliance Specialist position at our Central Office in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Roving Compliance Specialist monitors, advises, audits and reports, and generally serves as a resource to the Compliance Auditing Vendor (CAV) and CommonBond's Housing & Services business line to help ensure complete and timely adherence to all compliance provisions required by lenders, funders, and investors in every CommonBond affiliated and fee-managed property.

Compliance Expertise
  • Applies compliance best practices as documents in CBC Policies and Procedures.
  • Remains knowledgeable of current compliance program rules and regulations
  • Demonstrates clear understanding and accurate use of Yardi software
  • Maintains housing certification for all programs within CBC portfolio

Supports Compliance
  • Apply compliance best practices as documented in CBC Policies and Procedures.
  • Provides Compliance Manager team with visual and material assessment of Property Management site team adherence to compliance requirements
  • Assists with review of site generated resident file documentation and certification packets, completion and filing requirements are met
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Supports Property Management
  • Provides ongoing support, as assigned by Compliance Manager, for certification completeness
  • Interviews residents and timely processes certifications in accordance with CBC policies and procedures
  • Provides regular updates to Property Management Regional Manager on site support advancement
  • Assists, as assigned by Compliance Manager, on pre-audit and post-audit needs

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of compliance-related affordable housing experience; compliance technician, compliance specialist, site manager or other position which required processing of household paperwork with HUD or Tax Credit programs.
  • Show knowledge and experience with typical affordable housing financing tools including Yardi Voyager.
  • Ability to discern requirements of, and implement tools to comply with, local programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly related to layered, technical compliance.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects while remaining highly attentive to detail.
  • Demonstrated leadership that values diversity of thought, backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Proficient in Yardi and PC applications, including Rent Café, Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point & Microsoft Outlook.
  • Remain knowledgeable of industry best practices, federal, state and local regulations; fair housing laws, rulings, and regulations and advise DC on required updates, providing input on potential new policies and/or procedures ensuring full regulatory compliance.

  • Current certification for compliance related to Section 42 - Low-Income Housing Tax Credits or willing to obtain within 90 days.
  • Certified Occupancy Specialist or willing obtain within 90 days.

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to enter data into a computer.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.
  • Ability to complete large filing projects

Working Conditions
  • Ability to travel independently to properties within the CommonBond service area.
  • Travel within the portfolio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota will be required.


CommonBond Communities, the Midwest's largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing with services, has served the region for over 40 years. We are considered a national leader and innovator in the affordable housing and community development field. We develop, own or manage 5,000 affordable rental apartments and townhomes throughout 50 cities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Join our team and help us make a difference!

As an employee with CommonBond Communities, you’ll receive a strong compensation and benefits package including:

  • Competitive pay
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Life and disability coverage
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Personal time off (PTO)
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1080 Montreal Avenue

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