Assistant Project Manager – Affordable Housing Real Estate Development (114 views)

522 East 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021 US
March 6, 2023 2023-05-05
Job Description

About Weingart Center Association (WCA)

The Weingart Center, established in 1983, operates a 623-bed transitional and shelter housing facility in the Skid Row neighborhood of Los Angeles. The mission of the Weingart Center (WCA) is to empower and transform lives by delivering innovative solutions to break the cycle of homelessness. As one of the best comprehensive human services organizations in the western United States, we are committed to establishing a world in which all people have and maintain a high-quality productive life. WCA has embarked on an ambitious effort to expand the range of housing and services it provides by building affordable permanent supportive housing. WCA currently has multiple developments in the pipeline and is looking to expand the housing and real estate development team.


Under the direction of the Project Manager (“PM”), the Assistant Project Manager (“APM”) will assist with the coordination of a full range of real estate development activities. Will assist with the managing of the financing, construction, and lease-up processes of new construction and rehabilitation projects that produce permanent supportive housing.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, but are not limited to the following:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

The APM will assist with the management of all phases of a project’s development, including:

  • in the selection and building the consultant team
  • the initial feasibility analysis (financial & physical)
  • design development (concept thru construction drawings)
  • community outreach / engagement strategy
  • securing entitlements
  • financing
  • construction oversight
  • service plan definition & development, in coordination with services team
  • lease-up, in coordination with property management and services team

The APM will assist PM with the management and coordinate of all aspects of project financing, including:

  • identification of acquisition, predevelopment, construction and permanent funding sources
  • preparation of funding applications
  • negotiation of loan terms, with the support and input of the Director

The APM will assist PM with the management and coordination of all aspects of joint venture developments, including:

  • negotiation of Memorandum of Understanding and services agreement manage the partner roles to ensure project moves forward successfully
  • preparation and maintenance of project financial proforma models, including defining development, operating and supportive service budgets
  • Coordinate with asset management, property management and services team during predevelopment and construction to ensure smooth tenant relations.
  • The APM will assist PM with the management of the construction process; select and negotiate contract with contractors; monitor construction team.
  • The APM will assist PM with the management of the transition to operations; supervise property management; monitor tenant selection and lease up process.
  • The APM will assist PM with the evaluation of reports, decisions, and results of the Real Estate Development team and recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in operations and efficiency.
  • May provide public presentations of project.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • A relevant degree with one year or more experience in housing development, urban planning or a related field Demonstrated experience with public and private affordable housing funding resources and subsidy programs.
  • One or more years of experience in housing development, urban planning or a related field, preferably for a non-profit, government agency or private financial institution.
  • Experienced in affordable housing real estate development.


  1. Sitting and standing for long periods of time, along with being able to move to various physical locations in the complex, some driving and stair climbing.
  2. Ability to see, hear and talk clearly in order to receive instruction and to give instructions as a director.
  3. Ability to operate a computer efficiently. Must be able to operate all types of office equipment.
  4. Work indoors in temperature-controlled environment.
  5. Complex reading and writing skills. Ability to read, proof, and analyze complex documents.
  6. High level concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time required.
  7. Ability to quickly organize and communicate thoughts and to understand communications from others.
  8. Ability to work independently, with others, around others, has verbal contact with others, face-to-face contact with others and prioritize work and makes decisions.
  9. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals in the organization, on the Board, and outside providers and consultant.
  10. In light of the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread the COVID-19, we require that all employees be fully vaccinated as defined by CDC (now includes Booster) against COVID-19 prior to the start of work.
  11. Employment Eligibility Verification.
  12. Reliable transportation.
  13. Valid California driver’s License with current automobile liability insurance.
  14. Negative Tuberculosis test (within last 6 months).
  15. Successful completion of background screening.
  16. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. In the course of performing the job, this position typically spends time sitting, standing, climbing stairs, walking, driving, carrying (15lbs), and lifting (15lbs). Operating a computer keyboard, firm/strong grasping, and repetitive hand control. Makes and receives telephone calls. Use of general office equipment copier, fax machine and basic office equipment. Subjected to outside environmental conditions.

The Weingart Center Association (WCA) is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of this company to consider all job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic and complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. Applicants requiring accommodations with the application and/or interview process should contact a representative of the Human Resources Department.