Eden Housing

  • Project Developer

    Job Code
    Project Developer
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Real Estate Development
    Eden Housing Properties
    Central Office - Hayward
  • Summary

    POSITION SUMMARY  

    Responsible for originating, coordinating and implementing all aspects of the development of affordable housing projects.  Projects may include new construction, rehabilitation, Eden-owned resyndications, and joint ventures with other developers.  Project developers are expected to manage a workload of multiple projects in a collaborative environment.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    • Helps evaluate potential project sites and properties.
    • Prepare written report material including grant and financing applications and new business proposals.
    • Organize critical community support. Make presentations before public bodies and community groups.
    • Research and secure sources of predevelopment, construction and permanent financing from public and private sources.
    • Work with public agency staff to assure timely public review and approval including environmental and other entitlement reviews.
    • Solicit and coordinate the work of non-construction-related project consultants, including legal, finance and other special consultants; negotiate contracts.
    • Coordinate bid and qualifications processes to select construction-related consultants, including architects, general contractors and construction consultants; prepare and negotiate contracts; and monitor contract compliance.
    • Negotiate contracts.
    • Organize, coordinate, document and facilitate escrow closings.
    • Prepare and monitor development and construction budgets.
    • Prepare, update and adhere to project timelines and schedules.
    • Oversee project design development; supervise preparation of project plans and specifications. Ensure attention given to special-users’ needs, Eden standards, project budget, timelines, and lender/investor/regulatory requirements.
    • Oversee the construction process including compliance with local government and lender requirements; perform site inspections; recommend decisions regarding change order requests; process change orders, pay application and loan disbursement requests; and assure compliance with plans and specifications.
    • Work with Eden Housing Resident Services to identify feasibility of on-site service programs, and identifies sources of necessary funding.
    • Work with Eden Housing Management and community groups to facilitate affirmative marketing and smooth transition to occupancy.
    • Manage interdepartmental planning and project handoff process to ensure successful transition to operations.
    • Perform outreach duties and public relations work as needed; attend neighborhood and community meetings and public hearings; act as liaison between Eden, its consultants, vendors, partners and the community; and participate in local, state and federal policy planning and advocacy efforts.
    • Represent Eden externally at industry forums and groups within identified geographic areas
    • Attend Eden’s Board meetings as required.
    • Undertake tasks as may be assigned by the Associate Director of Development or Director of Development.

     

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

     

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Advanced degree in planning, business or a field related to housing is highly desirable.

     

    PREFERRED SKILLS and/or ABILITIES

    • Experience or background in housing, planning, business and real estate finance
    • Experience or background in affordable housing development, planning or finance
    • Knowledge of local, state and federal housing financing programs; including HUD 202/811, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and Tax Exempt Bonds.
    • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the concerns and needs of lower income people
    • Ability to conduct financial analysis and budget preparation
    • Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills
    • Effective public presentation skills
    • Excellent organizational, time management and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work in project teams, and with a wide variety of individuals
    • Proficient in Word and Excel (to conduct financial analysis)
    • Ability to work under pressure and successfully meet deadlines
    • Commitment to the company’s goals and philosophy.

     

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  The ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and boards of directors.

     

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

     

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

     

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Must have reliable automobile transportation and a valid California Driver’s License and insurance.

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