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    ... Job Title: Project Manager Organization: Affordable Housing Associates Location: Berkeley Salary: DOE FT Regular Job Description: SUMMARY OF
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 02/01/2006 10:04 PM -----


      Job Title: Project Manager
      Organization: Affordable Housing Associates
      Location: Berkeley
      Salary: DOE
      FT  Regular

      Job Description:

      SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
      Under the direction of the Director of Housing Development, the Project
      Manager performs a wide variety of tasks directly related to the planning,
      advocacy, development, financing, construction and operations of affordable
      housing projects from acquisition through construction and occupancy. This
      position is characterized by a high degree of initiative, responsibility,
      accountability, and ability to work congenially with a wide variety of
      individuals, financial institutions, community-based organizations, and
      governmental entities. A Project Manager at AHA can expect to manage 3-4
      projects at any given time.

      ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
      •                 Has lead responsibility for researching, applying, securing, and closing
      financing for all phases of development, from acquisition and
      predevelopment, through construction and permanent phases.
      •                 Works with Director of Housing Development on acquisition of development
      sites;
      •                 Develops pro-formas and feasibility studies of proposed projects; manages
      development and construction budgets for current projects;
      •                 Works closely with Property Management on developing operating budgets,
      managing lease-up, and transition of projects to Property Management;
      •                 Select and manage development team members, including architect,
      contractors, financial consultants, legal consultants, engineers, and
      property management agents;
      •                 Works with Design and Construction Manager to develop project design, from
      schematic design through construction documents and
      construction administration;
      •                 Guides projects through entitlement phase, including preparation of
      applications for zoning and use permit approvals;
      •                 Acts as liaison between the organization and the general public related to
      specific development projects, and garners community-based support for
      potential projects;
      •                 Attends city council, housing committees, planning and zoning committee
      and other community meetings, on matters related to
      specific housing developments or affordable housing generally; also AHA
      board meetings as required;
      •                 Performs all other assignments/tasks that are assigned by supervisors or
      others which are not covered in this job description and which the
      individual could reasonably be expected to perform.

      QUALIFICATIONS
      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
      essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
      representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
      •                 A minimum of two (2) to four (4) years of housing development/project
      management experience, with an emphasis on nonprofit affordable housing
      development using low income housing tax credits, State of California
      housing programs, federal housing programs such as HOME, CDBG, Section 8,
      and local redevelopment area financing;
      •                 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      •                 Ability to understand, develop, and manage real estate and construction
      budgets
      •                 Ability to seek creative, viable solutions to problems and coordinate many
      phases of project development with attention to detail
      •                 Basic knowledge of housing architecture, design, or planning
      •                 Strong analytical and computer skills
      •                 Ability to work independently;
      •                 Ability to work with, communicate with, and manage a team of other
      development professionals and consultants
      •                 Possesses a valid driver’s license and able to travel with the Bay Area
      •                 Commitment to low-income and working families, seniors, disabled; building
      strong communities

      EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
      Graduate Degree in a development-related field such as Architecture,
      Business, City Planning, Engineering, Public Policy or Real Estate is
      desired, Bachelor’s Degree in related field is required. Experience with and
      knowledge of nonprofit affordable housing finance, policy, and programs is
      essential.

      Experience with and knowledge of real estate development process and
      activities.

      PHYSICAL DEMANDS
      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be
      met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
      job. While performing the duties of the job, dexterity in using a telephone,
      computer keyboard and mouse, and calculator while seated at desk is
      required. The employee may be required to visit construction sites with
      limited accessibility.  The employee must regularly lift ten pounds.
      Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
      disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      WORK ENVIRONMENT
      The work environment characteristics described here are representative of
      those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
      this job.

      How to Apply:
      Send resume and cover letter to jobs@...
      Organization Web Site: www.ahainc.org
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