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Sherman Associates, Inc. Compliance Specialist (temporarily remote) in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Descriptions:

Be a part of something great and find yourself At Home, At Sherman! We invite you to join our team as a dedicated Compliance Specialist. This role directly supports our mission of building communities, enriching neighborhoods by partnering with our residential housing portfolio to review and approve affordable housing for those in need. We need someone who is very detail-oriented and has direct experience working with subsidized housing programs, such as HUD Section-8/42 and Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado Housing programs.

This position will temporarily work remotely with occasional in-office hours as needed. This role can be based in Minneapolis, MN, Des Moines, IA, or Westminster, CO.


  • Auditing process will consist of a thorough review of all regulatory compliance records in accordance with state, federal, and local regulations

  • Program assessments and compliance reviews

  • Responsible for inspecting all types of certification packets for completeness

  • Traveling to other properties in state and out of state to help assist the property managers with compliance

  • Completion in Annual Year End Reporting Requirements

  • Enter resident records and generate essential certification within Real Page Software

  • Maintains resident files in accordance with the applicable housing program regulations and Sherman Associates policies

  • Posting of HAP Vouchers and adjustments

  • Complies with all fair housing laws and communicate with appropriate outside finance entities

  • Prepares various compliance reports to present to the Portfolio Compliance Manager, Management/Operations and the Senior leadership team

  • In collaboration with the Portfolio Compliance Manager as well as the site leadership, assumes responsibility for communicating resident and program information from the tenant/resident income certifications for accurate program data reporting to funders on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis, as prescribed by the specific funders

  • Develops and leads program compliance training to ensure Sherman Associates continues to adhere to upmost compliance standards

  • Assist with lease-up activities of new sites, which may include attending meetings, providing staffing support, and auditing move-in files

  • Assist with training of property management staff

Required Experience:

  • Understanding of Affordable Housing Programs (HUD / State Housing Programs) required.

  • High school graduate / GED required; Post-Secondary education preferred.

  • COS designation preferred; or ability to obtain within 1 year.

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills; Ability to communicate effectively with community residents, vendors / external parties, and across corporate divisions.

  • Knowledge of Real Page or other related Property Management software (Yardi, Lead2Lease, OneSite Accounting, etc.) strongly preferred.

  • As applicable, must possess a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with insurance and safe DMV driving record.

  • A passion for the mission, vision, and values of Sherman Associates.

  • Office hours may vary due to the specific needs of the portfolio.


  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

  • Exposed to ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment found in a typical office environment; quiet to moderate noise level.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.


  • Current and valid driver’s license is required. Must pass a Motor Vehicle Record check (MVR) and have a safe driving record.

  • Must successfully meet criminal background screening requirements for position, including MN statute 299C.67 to 299C.71 (Kari Koskinen Background)

Sherman Associates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans to apply.

This job advertisement is intended to provide information essential to understanding the scope of the position. It is not an exhaustive list of skills, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Only applicants who complete our online application process will be considered for employment. Applicants that need reasonable accommodations to complete the application process may contact


Be a part of something great and find yourself At Home, At Sherman! As a member of Sherman, we invite you to join our mission of Building Communities, Enriching Neighborhoods. You can make an immediate impact supporting our real estate development and management operations in hotels, residential, and retail.

Who Are We? Sherman Associates is an award-winning real estate development firm specializing in the design, construction and financing of quality commercial, hospitality, and residential housing across the Midwest. With over 40 years of visionary development experience, our portfolio includes over 8,500 units of multifamily residential housing, 600,000 square feet commercial space, and franchise hotels & retail operations; including Aloft Minneapolis, Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Des Moines, Sheraton Duluth Hotel, and Starbucks.

Keyword: Compliance Specialist, Property Manager, Community Manager, Apartment Manager, Housing, Affordable, Compliance, Housing, Occupancy, Leasing, Residential, HUD, real estate, full time, remote

From: Sherman Associates