Under the direction of the Vice President of Design and Development, the Affordable Housing Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing all phases of affordable housing development from financial feasibility, land use, regulatory planning and entitlements through construction. This position is responsible for managing the development of various high-quality, affordable, and sustainable homes. Projects include single-family and multifamily new construction, owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, and the renovation of existing properties.
This position is characterized by a high degree of initiative and creativity, responsibility, accountability, and ability to work congenially with a wide variety of individuals, other community-based organizations, and governmental entities. The HDPM is expected to be self-motivated and possesses excellent relationship, project management, and administration skills to develop a pipeline of various housing developments.
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
- Responsible for managing all aspects of housing rehabilitation and new housing construction from inception to completion. This includes evaluating property purchases or development proposals, overseeing third party consultants (i.e. architects and engineers) to design projects, from schematic design through construction documents and construction administration;
- Performs all tasks necessary to obtain approvals for development including submission of land use, permit application, attendance at community hearings, and attending neighborhood meetings. Provide ongoing coordination between architects, contractors, and other members of the project development team and ensures that purchase contracts and escrow instructions go through proper internal review. Monitor status of project appraisals, reports and loan documents;
- Performs duties that involve technical and analytical work in project management, entitlements, economic development, land use planning, property management, relocation, affordable housing, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) financing;
- Manages activities relating to the acquisition, rehabilitation, and resale of existing properties;
- Conducts necessary off-site inspections for all developments including home inspections for owner-occupied rehabilitation projects;
- Works collaboratively with other department staff and with local governments, public housing agencies, community organizations, and private developers;
- Assists Vice President of Design and Construction develop and maintain strong working relationships with government agencies, community groups, and other development partners to expand the corporation’s affordable housing development capacity;
- Maintains awareness of local zoning, building and tax laws and growth possibilities of the area where a property is located and prevailing wage and Davis-Bacon labor compliance;
- Performs a variety of administrative duties including preparing project budgets, disseminating Notices of Funding Availability and Requests for Proposals or Qualifications, evaluating applications submitted and performing other procurement tasks, and other duties as assigned;
- Completes and submits all program-related reports and ensures the organization adheres to all compliance requests; Prepares timely, complete, accurate, and concise written technical documents, including the preparation of reports for approval;
- Works with other departments to implement project community engagement strategies and in planning community events and media relations for real estate development activities as necessary;
- Assists Vice President of Design and Development to execute department related strategic priorities and goals;
- Manages all department staff;
- Work some evenings and weekends;
- Performs all other assignments/tasks that are assigned which are not covered in this job description and which the individual could reasonably be expected to perform.
A creative person who possesses a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning, Real Estate Management, Engineering, Architecture, or closely related field is required.
Experience and Job Competencies:
- Three (3) years’ experience with managing all phases of housing development from financial feasibility, land use, regulatory planning, and entitlements through construction;
- Demonstrated experience working with public agencies on affordable housing projects utilizing specialized financing programs such as Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME funds, AHP, CDBG, CHDO, and various other programs;
- Experience with rules, regulations, and practices governing affordable single-family and multi-family housing development, acquisition/rehabilitation, and other housing-related activities;
- Financial analytical skills with an understanding of affordable multi-family housing finance; various federal, state, and local funding sources, including low-income tax credits and bond financing; experience with development and operating budgets; and the ability to negotiate with housing developers and investors;
- Highly developed written and oral communication skills, including the preparation of reports, briefing papers, and correspondence;
- Excellent organizational, coordination, problem-solving, and time management skills, including the planning and managing of multiple projects. Ability to be proactive and capable of resolving complex problems expeditiously;
- Experience in managing and planning, including the completion of at least two affordable housing development projects with at least 3 years of supervisory experience is required for this position. Must have proven ability to manage multiple real estate development projects simultaneously, to lead teams of internal staff and external consultants, and to effectively problem solve a variety of issues that may occur during the real estate development process.
40 hours; Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Some occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter when applying.