Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 18-Oct-2018 to 17-Nov-2018
  • - Thrive Alliance
  • Columbus, IN, USA
  • Full Time

The Housing Development Manager joins a team of high-producing and competent professionals providing affordable housing to the 5-county region of Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson and Jennings.  This position adds the talent for identifying and aligning efforts that further the agency's long-term goals and plans with specific project opportunities and develops them into funded housing projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure the organization regularly develops and meets both strategic and annual housing goals:
• Develop relationships within the various communities to encourage support and volunteerism for housing projects.
• Identify potential sites for development and conduct preliminary analysis of site suitability for proposed development.
• Collaborating with the housing services team and other key Thrive Alliance staff as appropriate, prepare initial development program for new construction and/or rehabilitation projects, including concept, designs, targeting and financing for the proposed project.
• Build financial model for proposed projects including projected development and operating costs, and debt service and equity requirements.
• Effectively write and administer all grants according to the requirements of funders, including any compliance and reporting for grants previously received and still active.
• Organize procurement of and work with professional design team, including, but not limited to architects, engineers, interior designers, and green building specialists.
• Assist or coordinate low-income housing tax credit and tax-exempt bond applications for potential projects.
• Coordinate and review documents prepared by third-party professionals relating to special construction issues, market studies, environmental conditions, soil tests, appraisals, and other material related individual development projects.
• Oversee local government development review and approval process, including attendance at public and community member/neighborhood meetings as necessary and appropriate.
• Prepare applications for construction and permanent financing from both public and private sources.
• Negotiate public and private sources for construction and permanent financing.
• Shepherd developments though the interim and permanent closing processes on all financing components in a timely manner.
• Participate in budget preparation and tracking for real estate development programs in partnership with other staff.
• Along with the Construction Manager, manage the designs and construction teams to ensure a product that is finished on time and is of the highest quality.
• Collaborate with the property management team during lease-up and transition of project oversite to asset management team.
• Improve upon current and cultivate new development partnerships and contracts with other non-profits, human service agencies, local governments and others as a revenue diversification strategy.
• Act as project manager for development services contracts and partnership with other entities or organizations in the same capacities as outlined above.
• Assist with or manage reporting to funders and investors.  Ensure follow through to completion.
• Provide written and oral reports to management and the Board of Directors on a regular basis and as requested.

Critical Skills and Abilities
• Self-motivated, strong team player required.
• Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, including ability to facilitate meetings and discussions under various environmental conditions and emotional levels.
• Strong presentation skills to both large and small audiences and various interest groups, including government and community-interest, neighborhood residents, and funders.
• Ability to elicit cooperation and support from diverse interest groups, including, but not limited to, upper management, project team and co-workers, elected officials, local community leaders and neighborhood groups, other agencies and staff, clients and outside stakeholders.  Ability to defuse tensions should it arise.
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced office environment, including keeping up-to-date on multiple projects with multiple deadlines.
• Ability to quickly adapt and recover when unexpected changes or situations occur.
• Ability to adjust to shifting priorities, demands and timelines promptly and efficiently through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
• Qualitative and quantitative analytical skills required.
• Ability to bring project(s) to successful completion with political and long-term relationships intact.

Education/Experience Requirements
• B.S. or B.A. degree preferred in banking, business, public administration, law, or other discipline related to the housing development industry. 
• 3-5 years of experience in project management.  Experience in housing development and/or real estate development highly preferred.
• Prior experience in low-income Housing Tax Credit and managing public and private partnerships.
• Experience and facility with financial feasibility analysis for real estate developments.
• Experience with analysis and interpretation of complex contracts and construction documents and exchange accurate information about various aspects of real estate development and/or construction.
• Qualitative and quantitative analytical skills required.
• Construction management experience a plus.
• High level of proficiency in MS Excel and word to complete mandatory reports and documents.
• Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required.

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