Housing Developer

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organization:Northwest Housing Alternatives
position summary:

The Housing Developer performs professional work in the development of housing projects to further the Northwest Housing Alternatives’ (NHA) mission to provide affordable housing to those with low incomes including families, seniors, people with disabilities and people experiencing homelessness. The Housing Developer takes the lead role in managing the development process—e.g. identifying sites, evaluating project feasibility, securing financing, supervising construction, and transitioning new construction / rehab projects to NHA’s Asset Management Department. These tasks require a personality wiling to assume a leadership role and comfortable giving direction to a large and varied team of partners. The Housing Developer reports to the Housing Director.

Salary / Pay Rate:Please name your salary requirements in your cover letter.
Required Skills and Abilities:RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Define project concepts to meet housing needs and carry out the NHA mission. 2. Locate, analyze sites and obtain site control. 3. Assess feasibility of project development and operation. 4. Conduct research on housing needs and market conditions for specific projects. 5. Obtain financing for projects including grants, loans, tax credits and other subsidies. Prepare funding applications, negotiate financing agreements and lead real estate closings. 6. Assemble and manage development teams (architects, contractors, attorneys, construction managers and other consultants). 7. Obtain bids for professional services, enter into contracts and supervise performance of contractors such as surveyors, geotechs, soils engineers, etc. 8. Work with social service providers and other community resources to develop appropriate support services agreements for each housing project. 9. Manage community input and land use review processes. 10. Oversee the construction management process including preparation of requisitions and draw requests, collaborating with Finance department and accounting firms regarding cost certifications, and leading project closeout. 11. Produce reports required by funders and investors. 12. Coordinate transition of completed projects to the Asset Management team. 13. Establish and maintain records of all activities. 14. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:1. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Community Development, Real Estate or related field. 2. Four years of professional experience in community development, affordable housing development or related field. 3. Knowledge of affordable housing financing tools including LIHTC, OAHTC, Housing Trust Fund, CDBG, HOME, FHLB, etc. Familiarity with compliance and regulatory requirements of various sources. 4. Skill in structuring viable financing packages and presenting them in standardized development and operating proformas 5. Ability to prepare competitive funding applications. 6. Ability to manage complex and time-critical processes, funding requirements and relationships to complete projects on time and on budget. 7. Understanding of contract delivery systems and contract types. 8. Ability to evaluate risk and develop risk management plans for projects. 9. Ability to work in partnership with funders, investors, consultants, contractors, regulatory bodies, and NHA staff and board of directors. 10. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 11. Excellent computer skills including advanced proficiency in Excel and on-line research. 12. Valid Oregon driver’s license and transportation required.
Education Required:Graduate degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
website link:www.nwhousing.org