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Legal Coordinator

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), located in Burlington VT, is recruiting for a Legal Coordinator. Recently named one of the “Best Places to Work in Vermont,” VHFA is committed to advancing racial and social equity through its role financing and promoting affordable, decent housing for low- and moderate-income Vermonters .  VHFA is looking for an individual who will help us to maintain our great reputation and advance our mission, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and work well both independently and as a team player.

As part of the Legal Division, the Legal Coordinator will assist the General Counsel in providing legal advice and performing legal functions for the Agency, including oversight of corporate records management, program and procedure compilation, and the closing of multifamily mortgage loans and Agency bond issuances.  The position coordinates meetings of the VHFA Board and maintains records of its actions.  Common interactions include Agency staff, external advisers, and third parties.  The Legal Coordinator accepts assignments for the Legal Department and implements appropriate plans of action under the supervision of the General Counsel.  They are also responsible for ensuring optimal utilization of the Agency’s Hot Docs, ShareFile and Document Center systems.

Candidates must have a minimum of an associate degree and three years’ experience with commercial real estate and/or financing closings or equivalent experience.  Comprehensive knowledge of loan documentation and the closing process for affordable multifamily housing transactions is desirable, as is experience with Hot Docs software.  Proficiency in Office 365 products (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is required.

In addition, candidates must demonstrate excellent organizational and analytical skills, high attention to detail, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Must possess the ability to work with a wide range of individuals internal and external to the Agency in a coordinated capacity and manage multiple and changing priorities while meeting deadlines.

The salary range for this position is $22.00 to $26.00/hour with an excellent benefits package.  A detailed job description and a benefits overview can be found in the Careers section of VHFA.org. To apply, send cover letter (required; otherwise your application will not be considered), resume, and references to the Human Resources Department at HR@vhfa.org.  Please consider including in your cover letter a description of how your unique background and experiences would contribute to the diversity and cultural vitality of VHFA. Position will be open until filled.

VHFA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. We highly encourage women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates, and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.

The Vermont COVID Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program is no longer accepting applications. For emergency rental assistance, please contact Vermont State Housing Authority.