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5998Temp, PT job - Berkeley - Resources for Community Development - Assistant Project Manager (affordable housing)

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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    Aug 13, 2014

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      From: Carolyn Bookhart <CBookhart@...>
      Date: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 11:09 AM
      Subject: RE: New Graduate intern position at Resources for Community Development
      To: Asha Weinstein Agrawal <asha.weinstein.agrawal@...>

       Job Announcement


      Temporary Part-Time Assistant Project Manager


      Founded in 1984, Resources for Community Development (RCD) is a regional nonprofit housing developer working throughout Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and Solano Counties.  It is our mission to create and preserve affordable housing for people with the fewest options to build communities and enrich lives.


      RCD’s portfolio consists of over 1900 affordable housing units in 12 cities and 3 counties throughout the East Bay Area.  RCD is currently involved in a diverse range of projects that include  several hundred units in predevelopment.  RCD builds new construction and acquires and rehabilitates existing housing for low-income families, seniors, and households with special needs.  The corporation is governed by a Board of Directors and is funded primarily through developer fees, foundation grants, portfolio income and government contracts.


      Major Job Responsibilities and DutiesThe Assistant Project Manager, 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.  The position will be up to 20 hours per week and is expected to run from September 1, 2014 through May 30, 2015 with the potential to be continued further.  Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):


      ·         Prepare financial, physical, and entitlement feasibility analyses of potential affordable housing sites and developments


      ·         Assist in the selection of consultants, contractors, and lenders involved in the development process, including but not limited to, environmental consultants, various engineers, construction contractors, architects, lenders and equity investors.


      ·         Negotiate contracts with selected vendors and oversee completion of consultant work according to project schedule and budget.


      ·         Prepare and monitor project budgets, cash flow projections and project schedules.

      ·         Research, organize and prepare application materials for project funding requests to support feasibility, predevelopment, construction and permanent loan phases of development.

      ·         Assist with the preparation of zoning applications and other city required approvals.

      ·         Represent RCD at local and statewide workshops and events.

      ·         Participate in department, RCD and other staff meetings and activities

      ·         Any other work or training assigned by the Director of Housing Development


      Qualifications:  Assistant Project Managers 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. Assistant Project Managers should 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.

      ·         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. 


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


      Physical Requirements:  While performing the duties of this position, the Assistant Project Manager is required to work in an office environment, which will require regular use of a telephone, computer keyboard, mouse, and calculator, sitting, standing walking, and lifting and/or moving up to 15 pounds.


      Application Procedure and SalaryApplicants should send via e-mail to cbookhart@..., a cover letter and resume.  Please reference “Temporary Assistant Project Manager Position” in the subject line.  Applicants with suitable experience and/or skills will be contacted for interviews.  Compensation will be set in accordance with the City of Berkeley Living Wage Ordinance.  Temporary positions do not include benefits.  No calls please.