Project Manager (62 views)

Oakland, CA
August 18, 2017 2017-10-17
Job Description

Job Description:
•    Due diligence for development sites, including consultant selection, review and analysis of
reports, assessment of potential risks and associated costs, and recommendations for risk
mitigation and next steps.
•    Analyze sites for financial feasibility, program capacity, and community reception of
affordable housing.
•    Prepare and update financial models for potential sites and assigned projects with minimal
errors and well- reasoned assumptions; structure assigned projects to be viable and competitive for
current affordable housing financing
•    Obtain and close financing for the development, including taking the lead in negotiations and
o Prepare and submit financing packages
o Clearly document loan and partnership terms for file and for approval, including internal review
and incorporation of preferred terms
o Using the MidPen standard proforma, create and maintain up-to-date financial models that
accurately reflect the project budget, expenses to date and anticipated, and financing plan
•    Maintain accurate budget and schedule for review by the Development Directors, Vice President
of Real Estate, and other internal partners.
•    Ensure that the building program, financing plan, and operating budget/reserves meet MidPen
•    Apply for and obtain required government permits and approvals
o Manage a team of design consultants through the process of obtaining planning approvals
o Manage the community acceptance process
o Manage the building permit process and secure all necessary permits
•    Lead a development team, including architects, engineers, contractors, attorneys, and other
consultants through the development process
o Lead the design process, adhering to MidPen’s pre-construction process and implementing the
MidPen Building Guidelines
o Solicit, evaluate, negotiate, and monitor contracts using MidPen’s standard contract templates
and engaging legal counsel as appropriate
o Monitor project costs, materials and schedule through construction
•    Initiate and maintain coordination with all internal stakeholder departments including
Property Management and Services
•    Prepare, maintain, and execute a critical path project schedule, including key project
•    Communicate schedule and budget changes, impacts, and resulting plans in a timely and accurate
•    Prepare reports to the Board of Directors regarding project status and requests for
authorizations as necessary and in line with MidPen policies
•    Represent the corporation in a professional manner in front of public bodies and at industry
o Network with appropriate groups and individuals
Performs other assignments as requested.

•    Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Community Development, Architecture or related fields with
an emphasis on real estate development, or commensurate experience
•    Minimum of three years of experience in affordable housing development
•    Critical thinker with the ability to solve practical problems, tackle new projects and deal
with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited information exists
•    Experience securing entitlements and financing for at least one completed affordable housing
development for which the person had primary responsibility during all phases of development

•    Ability to read, interpret, and identify areas of corporate risk in documents such as building
and zoning
codes, operating, and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to write reports and
•    Knowledge of Federal, State, Local and Private sources of financing for low income housing
• Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally and effectively via phone and in writing with
site staff and internal partners, and external vendors, including providing direction and guidance
to project teams as appropriate.
•    Demonstrate good political instincts and judgment
•    Ability to prepare financial feasibility analysis, conduct research and prepare narrative
reports and proposals
•    Ability to work in fast-moving, flexible environment and maintain priorities and project
management skills, willingness to adapt to changing needs of the Development Department as new
projects, tasks, and initiatives arise
•    Ability to work both within a team and independently
•    Ability to multi-task under pressure in order to meet competing deadlines, gather and analyze
information, and solve problems skillfully and timely in a fast paced work environment
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project
•    Must have valid CA Driver License, current auto insurance, and reliable transportation