Project Manager (361 views)

Berkeley, CA
July 9, 2019 2019-09-07
Job Description

Project Manager

Position Summary: The Project Manager works to promote, preserve and develop affordable housing in keeping with SAHA’s mission. The position is responsible for overseeing all stages of affordable housing development for approximately three (3) projects (depending on size, complexity, and development phase of the projects) and ensures that objectives of each project are accomplished within prescribed time frames and funding parameters.

Location: This position will work at SAHA’s Main Office in Berkeley.

Compensation: The pay range for this position begins at $85,000 annually. Starting pay rates depend on candidate experience, education, skill, comparisons to current staff, and the needs of the specific position hired for. 

Benefits/Perks: We are proud to offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package and work/life balance. Here are some of the highlights:
Medical HMO- $10 copays. Free for employees, less than $60 / month for employees + children 
Dental HMO or PPO. Free for employees, less than $60 / month for employees + children 
Paid Time Off- 14 days in first year, 19 second year, 24 third year and beyond. 
Paid Holidays- at least 9 per year. 
Regular Schedule- M-F 8:30 – 5:00 
Retirement- 401k plan with 4% employer match 
Life, AD&D, LTD Insurance- basic plan free for employees, option to purchase additional coverage, including for spouse or dependents

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Oversees and coordinates all stages of affordable housing development including feasibility analysis, pre-development, design, project financing, construction, loan close-out and transition to property management for up to three (3) development projects at any given time.
Develops and manages relationships with federal, state and local funders, government agencies, community and neighborhood groups, development partners and industry professionals. Represents SAHA before government agencies, planning and zoning commissions, city council, and other community meetings to garner critical support and governmental approvals for potential projects. 
Researches and secures funding to support feasibility, pre-development, construction, and permanent financing phases of development. Conducts feasibility studies and develops pro-forma financial projections. Develops detailed financial analyses and budgets.
Identifies and manages development team members including architects, engineers, contractors, legal counsel and financial consultants. Manages progress of all team members through project completion.
Prepares all project payment applications to government and commercial lenders in coordination with the accounting department.
Collaborates with the property management department on the development of operating budgets and facilitates a seamless transition to occupancy and the long term viability of the property.
Collaborates with the resident services department to prepare supportive service plans and identify sources of necessary funding.
Provides assistance and mentoring as necessary to junior project management staff.
Participates in strategic planning and development of long-term growth objectives.
Maintains project files; prepares files for removal to off-site storage at project close out.
Other duties as assigned by management.

Education and/or Experience Requirements
Master’s Degree in planning, public policy, business, or a related field is strongly preferred. Bachelor’s Degree is required.
Must have minimum two years of direct experience with affordable housing development. A Master’s Degree as described above may be substituted for one year of experience depending on the area of study.

Experience project managing a property rehab is desirable.
Must be highly skilled in MS Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook).
Must have prior experience working with government funding and government agencies.
Must have previous experience with affordable housing finance.
Must be highly skilled in MS Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook).  

Abilities and Attributes
Commitment to SAHA’s mission.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Highly independent, with ability to handle daily responsibilities and projects with minimal direction.
Excellent organizational, time management, and problem solving skills.
Ability to work under pressure and successfully meet deadlines.
Must have effective interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills.
Must be accurate and highly detail-oriented with follow-through skills.
Must be pro-active in identifying and proposing viable solutions with the ability to exercise sound judgment in all matters.
Must be able to work collaboratively with project teams, different levels of management, funders, government agencies, and a wide variety of individuals.
Knowledge of affordable housing funding sources.
Ability to perform detailed financial analyses of housing developments concerning site acquisition, predevelopment activities, construction financing, and permanent financing.
Ability to read and interpret architects’ drawings, legal documents and other complex documents.

Certifications or Licenses
Valid CA Driver’s License required, along with proof of insurance (DMV check will be required). Note: Reliable means of transportation to the office and off-site meetings is also required.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Does not directly supervise any personnel; however, supervises the work and activities of architects, engineers, contractors, legal counsel and financial consultants.   

SAHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer