Project Manager (Temporary)

Firm: Chinatown Community Development Center
San Francisco

Payment: Paid
Start Date: Apr 6, 2020
Category: Community Development
Posted: Apr 6, 2020

Job Summary: The Project Manager is responsible for originating, scheduling, coordinating and implementing all aspects of the development of affordable housing and mixed-use projects. Projects include new construction and rehabilitation of existing buildings.

Status: Full-time, Exempt, Temporary (anticipated through October 2021)

Location: Polk Gulch neighborhood, San Francisco

Hours: Monday through Friday, general business hours

Salary: DOE; Comprehensive benefit

The Organization: A private non-profit founded in 1977, Chinatown Community Development Center believes in a comprehensive vision of community. We own and/or manage approximately 30 affordable housing buildings serving over 3,800 low-income seniors, single adults, formerly homeless adults, and families of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Tenderloin, Western Addition, and Polk Gulch neighborhoods. We also build housing, develop grassroots leadership, and engage low-income residents and youth. Our employees are passionate about the mission; thrive in a family organizational culture; and embody values of empowerment, teamwork, and compassion. Chinatown CDC serves a diverse population and is committed to hiring practices that provide culturally competent services. We encourage people of color to apply.

General Job Responsibilities:

Work under the supervision of the Director of Housing Development to:

Participate in initiating and evaluating new development opportunities, including necessary feasibility analyses related to acquisition of projects
Work with other organizational staff, including Property Management, Construction Management, and Program/Planning and Resident Services staff in design and development of affordable housing projects and project-related programs
Participate in obtaining necessary financing for developments including researching sources and preparing applications
Solicit and coordinate work of project consultants including coordinating bid and qualifications processes to select development-related consultants
Act as liaison between Chinatown CDC, its consultants, vendors, partners, and the community
Participate in preparation or development of project-related budgets and schedules, and monitor/maintain each
Process and monitor payment application requests
Coordinate or assist with logistics for special events such as ribbon cuttings, ground-breakings, and project openings
Perform outreach duties and public relations work as needed including attending community meetings and participating in City/County policy planning and advocacy efforts
Undertake other tasks as may be assigned by the Director of Housing Development, Senior Project Manager or Asset Manager
If skills permit, perform construction management/owner’s representative duties as requested
As needed, present reports to the Board of Directors and Board Committee(s)

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
Ability to work well independently and with a team
Strong communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
Ability to adjust to changing situations and work under pressure
Strong quantitative skills, particularly working with spreadsheet programs
Excellent written and verbal skills

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies, Business Administration, Planning, Architecture or related field
Two (2) years of experience in affordable housing, development, or real estate
Knowledge of real estate practices and affordable housing issues in California, and construction/design issues related to housing development
Knowledge of affordable housing development and finance, including tax credits and tax-exempt bonds
Ability to put together and manage project pro formas and schedules
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in City Planning, affordable housing development training, or equivalent
Prior experience in non-profit housing project management
Three (3) or more years of experience in affordable housing, development or real estate
Understanding of San Francisco economic, social, political and real estate context
Demonstrated experience with housing finance
Experience with Asset Management