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Project Manager Affordable Housing Development
Job Code:2017-CV-PM-AD-AD-002
Department:Housing & Real Estate Development
Location:Administration - Chula Vista, CA
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
  
Definition:

The Affordable Housing Development Project Manager, under direction, performs a wide variety of tasks directly related to the development and preservation of affordable housing. The incumbent seeks and finds opportunities for developing new housing projects and coordinates all activities relating to a project’s development from acquisition through to completion of construction, occupancy and cost certification. The incumbent ensures compliance with local, state and federal housing regulations and guidelines and compliance with human resources, fiscal, HRED and MAAC policies and procedures.


Distinguishing Characteristics:

This position is responsible for the identification and development of new housing projects, resyndication projects, as well as managing and participating in the work of contractors and subcontractors engaged in MAAC’s affordable housing portfolio.  This position is characterized by a high degree of initiative and creativity, responsibility and accountability.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Identifies and evaluates potential development sites; performs feasibility analysis for vacant land or existing buildings for potential acquisition, construction and or rehabilitation
  • Develops project proformas and performs thorough and complete financial feasibility analysis for existing and potential sites;
  • Prepares funding applications, coordinates loan closings and prepares draw requests;
  • Conducts and participates in periodic construction site inspections;
  • Prepares applications for funding, regulatory approvals, and other matters related to affordable housing development.
  • Coordinate and prepare packets for lenders, vendors, consultants, etc.
  • Solicit and coordinate the work of professional consultants.
  • Obtain project approvals from planning and building departments and other regulatory agencies.
  • Prepare, update and adhere to project schedules.
  • Review and implement tenant relocation plans.
  • Oversee project design development and preparation of project plans and specifications.
  • Assist in managing the construction process, including meeting lender and governmental requirements and processing of pay application and loan disbursement requests.
  • Conduct due diligence tasks to safeguard the organization’s investments and corporate integrity.
  • Meet with and report to the Director of Housing & Real Estate Development on a regular basis to discuss issues associated with the development process.
  • Schedules and manages construction/draw request meetings; supervises activities of projects consultants on a project by project basis; monitors construction activities in to ensure quality construction and appropriate cost controls; conducts due diligence tasks to safeguard the organization’s investments and corporate integrity.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records, including project progress reports; tracks and manages project costs; reviews loans, grant and other related financing documents.
  • Researches and resolves project issues; garners community based support for existing and potential projects.
  • Prepares and/or assists with the preparation of presentations before public agencies, elected officials, community groups and financial institutions; attends, presents information, and participates as necessary, at city council, council housing committee, or other governmental agency department meetings when project specific issues or matters related to affordable housing are being discussed.
  • Develops and provides complex reports to management, performs special analyses, planning, and special studies on which management bases major decisions.
  • Ensures that all functions supervised are in compliance with complex Federal and State County and Local laws, rules, regulations and local codes and standards and MAAC policies.  Implements changes to processes/practices required by labor contract, legislation and/or state and federal guidelines.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence by interacting respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, languages, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, and other diversity factors in a manner that recognizes, affirms, and values the worth of individuals, families, and communities and protects and preserves the dignity of each.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic and business plans, goals and objectives and in the development and application of new processes and technologies to achieve higher efficiency, productivity and customer service in applicable work processes.
  • Participate and may facilitate meetings with other functional areas and/or departments in matters relating to assigned areas; represents the department to outside agencies and other groups.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills/Education/Experience/Certification:

 

           Knowledge of:

  • Principles and Practices of real estate, including tenant rights and responsibilities, Project Management
  • Basic real estate funding regulations (TCAC, AHP, MHP, etc.) and accounting practices including financial formulas utilized in spreadsheets.
  • Standard American English, including grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization and word usage. 
  • Modern office procedures and practices.
  • Read, understand and explain policy and procedures.
  • Record-keeping practices, legal requirements and electronic records storage systems. 

    Ability to:

  • Balance, prioritize and complete a variety of tasks and projects.
  • Plan, organize, estimate, coordinate, assign, review and evaluate the work of others.
  • Coordinate work assignments with peers, subordinates and outside agencies.
  • Operate a computer terminal and computer using word processing, spreadsheet, data base and other business software.
  • Organize, set priorities and exercise sound, expert independent judgment within area of responsibility.
  • Interpret, apply, explain and reach sound decisions in accordance with MAAC and division policies and procedures and labor contract provisions.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.
  • Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies and other written materials.
  • Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive and complex issues and situations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, tenants, consultants, representatives of other agencies, community members, city officials, and others encountered in the course of work.

 

 EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATION
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year accredited college or university in urban planning, public policy, public administration, real estate development, business administration or a closely related field AND at least three (3) years of progressively responsible affordable housing development experience, with a preference for previous experience in government-funded projects or developments including the use of tax credits and a minimum of one (1) year of successful management and supervisory experience; knowledge of basic real estate principles and practices, including tenant rights and responsibilities, and real estate accounting practices or an equivalent amount of education, knowledge and experience.
  • Familiarity with public and private housing finance programs, tenant and operation subsidies, and sound comprehension of program rules and regulations, including, but not limited to: CTCAC, HOME, CDBG, USDA, and AHP.
  • A valid California Class C driver's license, a good driving record and the ability to maintain insurability under MAAC’s vehicle insurance policy
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Project and databases: experience with Yardi is highly desirable.
  • Course work, or experience in, technical writing or similar highly desirable, but not required.

 


Union Membership ( if applicable):
N/A