At CSI Support & Development it is our goal to recruit competent, courteous and compassionate employees and encourage them to embrace and protect our unique cooperative system. We foster a family atmosphere in which everyone has the opportunity to contribute and grow both personally and professionally. CSI staff partners with members to provide the best cooperatively managed senior housing possible.
Current Job Opportunities
|Description:||Full-time, Co-op Liaison position in fast paced environment.|
|Duties:||The co-op liaison position is similar to a property manager position but with a refreshing twist. In our cooperative system you will be working closely with senior communities to ensure they are managed in accordance with HUD requirements and CSI procedures. The liaison is an important link between the co-op and CSI. You will provide volunteers with training, resources and support so they can manage their own apartment communities. This would include guiding volunteers through the budget process and ensuring that all agency inspections are passed. Incumbent is responsible for promoting belief in the co-op principles and to assist in creating a strong community.|
|Salary/Benefits:||Competitive salary. Full benefit package includes health, dental, optical, life, 401(k), and more.|
|Description:||The leasing specialist will work closely with the co-op leasing committee to ensure the co-op is effectively managing vacancies. Incumbent will also work to market the co-op within the community.|
|Salary/Benefits:||Competitive salary. Excellent benefits.|
CSI is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities for all persons. We thank all who express interest in available opportunities with CSI; however only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
What it's like to work at CSI
“CSI Support & Development has a meaningful mission. I started here in 1997 and I have always been very proud to work for the Co-op. I believe that what our volunteers and staff accomplish together as an organization enriches the lives of the seniors who live in our co-ops. Because of CSI’s strong values and the warm people that I work with, I find my work exceptionally rewarding.”
Anne Sackrison, National Operations Manager, 15 years with CSI
"Working at CSI is a great opportunity to learn and grow. I am now a Certified Occupancy Specialist thanks to the training I received as well as the classes CSI sent me to. My co-workers and supervisor have taught me a lot. And it is done in a fun and supportive atmosphere with lots of laughs which is so important. My co-workers have become friends and that isn’t something that happens everywhere. I love the feeling that while working I’m making a difference in seniors lives. The job that we do of providing much needed housing is so incredibly important and I’m glad to be a part of it."
Lori Schilling, Certified Occupancy Specialist, 4 years with CSI
"My name is Karen Archer and I am a Liaison for the California Region of CSI Support & Development. I will be celebrating my 4th year in May. The reason I say celebrate is because I feel that this employment has been by far the most rewarding in my career. Being able to be a part of a cooperative for Seniors has brought great joy and new understanding for Senior living. Watching the members take ownership and pride in their buildings comes with both growth and challenges in everyday life. I am most impressed with the diversity of knowledge, backgrounds and experiences our members bring to their Co-ops. Getting up every day to do my part is not a “job” it is an adventure. You never know what is going to come along, but you always know that there will be support from both CSI and the membership of the Co-ops. Let’s continue to celebrate cooperative living. Thank you for letting me be a part of this great company."
Karen Archer, Co-op Liaison, 4 years with CSI
"On March 19, 2001 I was blessed to begin working for an organization that values its employees as much as it values the people it serves. Today, I’m grateful that I can honestly say, 'I love my job.' Thank you, CSI, for giving me a chance and fostering the environment to help me develop into a valued employee."
Isa Woods, Co-op Liaison, 11 years with CSI
"I feel blessed everyday I wake up, knowing my time and energy is going into an organization that prides itself on helping others. It is the underlying reason CSI Support & Development exists. We help provide an affordable, yet very high quality place to live . . . we help foster communities, not just apartments . . . we encourage friendship . . . and our cooperative management system helps give our resident members a sense that this is indeed their home, not a place where a manager will make all the decisions that you’ll just have to live with . . . who wouldn’t want to work for a place like this?"
Brandon Cleaver, Co-op Liaison, 3.5 years
"You asked why I love working at CSI. There are a lot of reasons that this company has kept my loyalty for 24 years. The ideal of people working together to help each other appeals to me greatly. Society works best when people feel connected to one another and CSI makes that happen at a time when many seniors are on their own as their families are out living their own lives. The bonding between members and staff is incredibly uplifting. The members have so much experience to share and are willing to do so. The stories that they share of their strength and endurance inspire me.
I appreciate working for an organization with ethics. I have never been asked to do anything that would compromise my own principles. I don’t know how many other organizations can say they’ve never maneuvered a waiting list, or never ‘stuck it’ to a contractor, or never saved money for the organization at the expense of its employees.
I love to come to work each day because of the people within our office. I feel connected to each one that same way I do with cousins. We are a family. We spend a lot of time together and work so well together. Most importantly we have fun. No matter how crazy busy we become, we still find humor to get through it effortlessly."
Marguerite D’Angelo, Regional Manager, 24 years with CSI
Articles by the folks at CSI
Talk the Co-op Talk category: Corporate Culture
By Marguerite D’Angelo
Tenants, occupants, residents, members...There are so many words used interchangeably to describe people who live in the CSI family of co-ops, but in reality only one word is accurate: MEMBERS. We lost something valuable yet intangible when we changed the name from the membership committee to the leasing committee. Now, the only constant reminder of membership in the co-op comes about when people go to meetings. There are no longer signs mentioning the membership committee and there is no longer talk about going to the membership meeting or the joint membership meeting or the membership committee appreciation lunch. As CSI staff, we need to do everything we can to talk the co-op talk so that more members will want to walk the co-op walk.
By Karen Archer
Reflecting back on Co-op Expedition: Treasure the Journey brings a smile to my face and a joy to my heart. What a great experience to be with Co-op members in California and Michigan this year. It was an honor for me to be able to present workshops for both regions. As much fun as I had preparing and presenting workshops, I learned far greater things from our members. Watching them interact with one another, sharing their passion and desire to make their Co-ops the best it can be gave me great joy.
By Nancy Evans
Now that our management conferences are over for another year, I have time to reflect on the similarities and differences from region to region. The management conference is the longest and most comprehensive training program we hold for our members. It is 2-1/2 days of workshops, food, drop-in sessions, food, fun, food, fellowship…and did I mention food? Of course, the food is necessary to keep us going since we all start our days with an early breakfast with members and don’t stop until we leave them to drop into bed at night. Management conferences are always exhausting and exhilarating at the same time; exhausting because we don’t stop working until it is over and exhilarating because we get to spend our time with our most active and involved members. They encourage us to outdo ourselves, applaud our efforts and challenge us to continually improve our programs.
By Cheryl Ross & Diane Smith
Most of the co-ops in CSI’s portfolio were constructed using the Section 202 program from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. In the past few years, there has been a significant reduction in the federal HUD budget that has resulted in a lower number of new Section 202 units being built nationwide. As a result, funding for new Section 202 awards has become extremely competitive. Fiscal Year 2010 and 2011 funding was combined this past year and applications for new developments were due this past June.
The CSI development team put together three excellent applications in Maryland, Massachusetts and Michigan. Last month, we were notified that our projects in Maryland and Michigan were awarded. Our Massachusetts development team created an extremely strong application, but unfortunately was not funded.
CSI is proud to be recognized with the Communities of Quality Corporate Partner designation. The designation was created specifically to honor management companies that successfully maintain a significant portion of their properties to the high standards of the COQ National Recognition program Learn more