Assistant Project Manager (Temporary)

Firm: Resources for Community Development
Berkeley, CA

Payment: Paid
Start Date: Sep 4, 2017
Category: Housing
Contact: Careers

Posted: Aug 2, 2017

About RCD
Resources for Community Development (RCD) is a leading regional nonprofit developer and owner of affordable housing. RCD’s mission is to create and preserve affordable housing for people with the fewest options, to build community and enrich lives. RCD fosters strong, inclusive neighborhoods through strategies that address the health, economic development, education, and housing needs of residents across the community.

Since RCD was established in 1984, our company has developed or preserved over 65 communities that provide affordable, high-quality, and service-enriched affordable rental housing to over 2,200 low-income households throughout the Bay Area. Through a robust pipeline, RCD is actively growing. RCD strives for excellence, and we are seeking an outstanding candidate to join our team.

Major Job Responsibilities and Duties:
The Assistant Project Manager (APM), under the direction and supervision of RCD’s Director of Housing Development, will have primary responsibility for administrative support for a full range of development activities relating to affordable multifamily housing development projects. This is a temporary position. Duties include but, are not limited to the following:

I. Responsible for providing support to Housing Development staff in preparing and assembling development funding applications.
a. Research locational and other amenities for development sites
b. Prepare maps and graphic attachments
c. Draft narratives, letters and certifications
d. Organize and assembling reports, attachments, graphics, budgets, narratives, letters, certifications, and other documentation needed

II. Responsible for providing support to Housing Development staff in procuring and contracting with a variety of development related vendors, consultants, and contractors.
a. Prepare and distributing RFP and RFQ documents and requests
b. Review, rank, and negotiate proposals
c. Prepare contract approval worksheets

III. Responsible for providing support to Housing Development staff in conducting feasibility analysis of new and existing properties.
a. Research site zoning and locational amenities of potential development sites
b. Research and input financial and property data into pro forma and other financial templates

IV. Responsible for performing regular administrative support tasks for RCD’s Development Department
a. Prepare check request coversheets for Project Managers
b. Maintain contractor preliminary lien lists
c. Maintain development vendor database and contract approval files
d. Photocopy, fax, type, write and edit correspondence and documents as requested
e. Assist with updating and maintaining departmental filing system

V. Participate in department, RCD and other staff or industry meetings and activities

VI. Perform other duties as required.

The candidate should have experience or strong interest in the development and/or financing of multifamily housing, preferably (a) affordable housing for lower income households, and (b) working in the public or non-profit sectors. The candidate should also have experience and/or demonstrated abilities in the following areas:

• Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Careful attention to detail and well-organized.
• Ability to adjust to changing situations and work under pressure.
• Good conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work independently and with a team.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel programs.
• Knowledge of affordable housing financing programs and/or real estate development.
• Ability to balance competing priorities to meet development deadlines for multiple projects

Education: A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public policy, public administration, real estate development, business administration or related field. Background in housing or real estate development, architecture, planning, business, housing finance or related field is highly desirable.

Work Environment: Majority of time spent in a sedentary office environment.

Travel Requirements: The candidate may be required to visit various properties off-site and must have a valid California driver’s license.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to lift twenty (20) pounds. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Application Procedure and Salary: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume AND salary requirements via e-mail to Please reference “Assistant Project Manager” in the subject line. Applicants with suitable experience and/or skills will be contacted for interviews. Compensation is negotiable depending on experience and qualifications. No calls please.