Community Land Trust Director

Position Title: Community Land Trust Director
Responsible To: Executive Director
Position Goals: Promote homeownership, equitable development, racial equity, and neighborhood stability in Oakland

Oakland Planning and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a better Oakland and help neighbors thrive. OPDC is a nonprofit community development organization with multi-faceted programs. We provide affordable rental housing, sell homes to homeowners through the CLT, organize and advocate for residents, facilitate planning processes, provide workforce development and financial coaching, and help youth succeed in high school and beyond.

The Community Land Trust Director reports to the Executive Director. The goal of the position is to advance the Oakland CLT toward the goal of 50 CLT leases in the first five years.  The position responsibilities include real estate project management, strategy development, fundraising, and engaging the community about the initiative.

Position Responsibilities:

Financing Strategy

  • Identify funding opportunities to support CLT operations and project development costs.  Build relationships, draft proposals, and administer funding reporting requirements.
  • Conceive, plan, budget, package financing for site assembly, renovations, and new construction projects.
  • Explore innovative financing options and partnership options; determine feasibility, cultivate relationships, execute deals.
  • Develop a fundraising strategy for repair/replacement reserve fund; create a budget, operating procedures, and capital campaign strategy.
  • Explore and cultivate private sector partnerships to support the CLT.

CLT Program Development, Community Engagement, and Stewardship

  • Ensure all materials, policies, and documents for CLT operations (leases, procedures, donation policy, and education materials to name some) are in place, revised, and maintained as needed.
  • Maintain knowledge of best practices, trends, strategies about CLTs nationwide.  Continue to develop expertise and to leverage CLT contacts, networks, organizations at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Engage the Oakland community about the CLT in collaboration with colleagues; attend community meetings, write e-newsletter articles/blog posts, maintain data/fun facts related to the CLT, and discuss the CLT with individuals.
  • Track progress toward program goal of eliminating/reversing the trend of displacement of Black residents from Oakland neighborhoods; deploy strategies specific to meeting this goal.
  • Collaborate with OPDC colleagues to offer programming that will serve existing CLT leaseholders and those who may be future CLT home buyers, especially low-income minority residents.
  • Provide staff support for the CLT Stewardship Committee.  Draft agendas, organize meetings, maintain membership, record meeting minutes, follow up on discussion items.
  • Provide ongoing support to CLT leaseholders to build community engagement; serve as the primary point of contact for CLT leaseholders. In collaboration with financial staff colleagues, track leaseholder lease payments, identify issues, and refer to the CLT Committee as appropriate.

CLT Home Production and Sales

  • Supervise Real Estate Project Manager who will produce pro forma, manage projects, oversee contractors, secure bids, schedule necessary inspections, view/evaluate potential purchases, etc.
  • Identify and acquire strategic potential development sites. Maintain a pipeline of sites for development.  Watch the Oakland market closely.
  • Market CLT homes to find qualified buyers.  Determine income eligibility per various program restrictions. Cultivate and maintain relationships with homebuyer training providers and Realtors.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to assist buyers with all aspects of the property transaction. Cultivate and maintain relationships with lenders to refer buyers for leasehold mortgages. Ensure that all buyers fully understand the CLT lease provisions. Refer to counsel/outside experts as needed.
  • Explore, develop, and implement creative programming to serve low-income target populations such as lease-purchase options.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus three-five years of experience.  Master’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Experience managing and negotiating with contractors to ensure quality, cost-effective results in a timely manner.
  • Experience layering multiple sources of financing to complete real estate deals.
  • Knowledge of the housing market, real estate transactions, and Fair Housing Law.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills; adept at relating well to people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Highly organized, able to manage many items at one time.  Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and Salesforce.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule when needed –evening meetings, weekend showings as needed.
  • Enthusiastic, creative, self-motivated, and independent worker.  Passion for CLT mission.
  • Team player; open to the nonprofit environment where each staff member may be called upon to do unglamorous work or fill in for another person on occasion.

To Apply:

Include resume and cover letter on www.bit.ly/OPDCcltdirector

Compensation is commensurate with experience for a senior management level position at our nonprofit. OPDC offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, life/disability insurance, and 403b retirement plan.  OPDC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Director of Facilities and Sustainability

Established in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a green leader among public gardens with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate our historic glasshouse. 

Phipps is seeking an innovative and experienced full-time Director of Facilities & Sustainability to lead the physical operation of Phipps Conservatory, following and enforcing LEED guidelines in all projects. The Phipps campus encompasses internationally recognized glass houses and extraordinary buildings that demonstrate the most energy-efficient and healthy built environments in the world. This position will oversee the day to day operations of the physical plant and show installation in addition to our ongoing construction projects and all capital projects. The Director of Facilities & Sustainability will prepare and deliver presentations, representing Phipps at project meetings and within communities throughout the Pittsburgh region.

The qualified candidate must have exceptional project management experience in a construction environment, a passion for and experience with sustainable building management, and the ability to work in a fast-paced atmosphere. Experience with sustainability principles, including LEED, the Living Building Challenge, SITES and WELL is required, LEED Accreditation is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Sustainable Building Design or a related field and 5 years of experience in a senior management level position is required; Master’s degree preferred; a valid driver’s license is required.

Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and unique atmosphere.  Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume and salary history to hr@phipps.conservatory.org or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.  No telephone calls, please.  Phipps is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information about Phipps, please visit our website: www.phipps.conservatory.org.

Phipps Conservatory is an equal opportunity employer.

Board of Directors

January 2021 -December 2023 Term Board of Directors Position Description

Assemble, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering learning and creativity is searching for committed and enthusiastic individuals to join its Board of Directors. Ambassadors of Assemble,  Board Members provide leadership in the oversight and execution of Assemble’s strategic plan in a volunteer, yet purposeful, capacity. It is important that they share Assemble’s vision for arts, STEAM education, the Maker movement, and community outreach.  Board candidates should be ready to work collaboratively as part of a working Board while striving to become a governing Board. Board Members are required to participate in at least one committee, each of which meets on a monthly basis or as needed.

Vision:  Assemble envisions neighborhoods of empowered, diverse people who create, connect, learn, and transform together.

Mission:  We build confidence through making by uniting communities of artists, technologies, makers, and learners.

Assemble’s Board Members serve 3-year terms and are eligible for reappointment for additional 1-year terms for a total of 6 years.  Board meetings are held 6 times a year on the odd-numbered months. Board Members are required to attend — either in-person or virtually — all 6 of the Board meetings and the Board Retreat in addition to the committee meetings. Board Members are expected to consider Assemble to be a philanthropic priority and to make annual gifts that reflect that priority.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess any of the following qualifications:

  • Dedication towards Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Justice practices
  • Identifying as BIPOC, LGBTIQIA+, or as an intersectional person of oppressed identities
  • Experience or skills in one or more:
  • Legal expertise for nonprofit organizations
  • Event planning, donor fundraising, and grant-writing
  • Human resources management and procedures
  • Non-profit accounting, finance, and experience setting up an endowment fund
  • Operations, policy development, and public health expertise
  • Strategic communications  and marketing Experience
  • Leadership for strategic planning for growth and succession experience
  • Education management experience
  • Interest in taking a lead in event planning for fundraising and an ability to host creative fund- and friend-raiser events
  • Interest and ability to build Assemble’s family of supporters, fans, and participants
  • Connections to the Garfield/Friendship/Bloomfield community as a resident or via allied organizations
  • Connections to the Technology, Art, and Creative Industries and connections for corporate support

IIf you have questions regarding a position or the commitment involved, please contact Brett Fulesday, Board President, at brett@assemblepgh.org.  If you are interested in joining Assemble’s Board of Directors or a committee, please send an email of interest and a resume to jobs@assemblepgh.org.  No phone calls, please.  If you are interested in learning more about Assemble, please join us for a Virtual meet and mix event on Wednesday Oct 21 at 6pm. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/assembleBoardMixer

Custodian

Ensure the overall cleaning of the Food Bank facility and assist with the maintenance of the Food Bank facility.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Clean, mop, sweep, polish, and maintain building, furniture, offices, hallways, outside grounds, patio, window sills, restrooms, break room, equipment, floors, and walls.
  • Remove and dispose of trash and recycled items.
  • Dust, vacuum, spot clean furniture and/or carpeting.
  • Assist with other maintenance duties as required.
  • Conform to established safety procedures.
  • Operate cleaning machines and other equipment.
  • Assist in making preparations for meetings / conferences.
  • Assist with set up / breakdown of items for special functions /events.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 1 – 3 months related experience and / or training
  • Ability to use common commercial and off-the-shelf cleaning products
  • Valid drivers’ license
  • Must pass Act 33 & 34 Clearances

Disclaimer

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Other duties may be assigned by management as required.

How to Apply:  Go to https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/65e34b7d-06f6-4b43-89d5-221e6eedb5fe/Greater-Pittsburgh-Community-Food-Bank click apply, create a login, fill out our online application and attach resume and cover letter.

Senior Program Manager for Real Estate Services

Vision: We envision a Pittsburgh with healthy neighborhoods that are thriving, resilient, and livable for all!

Mission: Neighborhood Allies works to support the people, organizations, and partnerships committed to creating and maintaining healthy neighborhoods.

Position: Senior Program Manager for Real Estate Services

Status: Full-time

Reports to: Director of Real Estate Services

The Senior Program Manager for Real Estate Services will play a key role in Neighborhood Allies’ effort to transform community development in the Pittsburgh region by advancing a systems-level change agenda while also providing ground-up support to communities and small developers. The position will help to build the Centralized Real Estate Accelerator (CREA) program infrastructure, build coalitions to advance change, develop a client pipeline and direct services toward clients, and be a thought leader in regional community development. The successful applicant should have proven experience in both real estate and nonprofit program administration and have demonstrated the ability to work in partnership with both community-based and market-driven stakeholders. The candidate must be market-oriented and entrepreneurial while also demonstrating a passion for achieving equitable outcomes in disadvantaged communities. The position works with two other senior program managers and reports to the Director of Real Estate Services.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with the CREA team to develop market-making and/or anti-displacement strategies, and to translate strategy into action through policy agendas, coalition building, and community organizing
  • Work with community leaders to raise market awareness of neighborhood business districts and housing stock
  • Analyze and document market trends in low-income communities and communities of color
  • Document and present trends and insights in neighborhood development and collect and disseminate best practices
  • Represent Neighborhood Allies in presentations to potential clients and other stakeholders and in coalition meetings
  • Perform outreach, capacity building, and education to Community Development Corporations and other community based organizations around real estate trends and the real estate development process
  • Track listed properties and ongoing development projects and create opportunities for CREA engagement
  • Conduct site research, site visits, and facilities assessments for CREA clients and potential clients
  • Develop relationships with developers, design professionals, and contractors with an emphasis on MBE firms
  • Develop relationships with funders and investors—including banks, Community Development Financial Institutions, foundations, equity investors, and government sources—that facilitate funding for CREA clients
  • Create marketing material for clients and projects and work with the CREA team to help clients request grant and debt funding
  • Work with the Director of Real Estate Services, Chief Operating Officer, and President to develop relationships with funders and craft fundraising appeals for CREA operations

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s Degree in finance, business administration, urban planning, public administration or similar field a plus
  • Minimum five years of experience in the field of community development, real estate development, real estate analysis, or a related field
  • Proven contract negotiation skills particularly in real estate acquisition or development; PA real estate license a plus
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to draw quantitative and qualitative conclusions from large data sets
  • Data visualization skills including data mapping; GIS experience a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in conventional office software including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, the Google suite of products, and video conferencing

Desired Knowledge of:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s Degree in finance, business administration, urban planning, public administration or similar field a plus
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in the field of community development, real estate development, real estate analysis, or a related field
  • Proven contract negotiation skills particularly in real estate acquisition or development; PA real estate license a plus
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to draw quantitative and qualitative conclusions from large data sets
  • Data visualization skills including data mapping; GIS experience a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in conventional office software including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, the Google suite of products, and video conferencing

Ability to:

  • Work with individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, economic, social and educational backgrounds
  • Display the characteristics of being a self-starter/initiator who can build strong relationships and move projects forward
  • Prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the economic, underwriting, land acquisition, political and social environment
  • Exhibit interest in and be committed to the revitalization of low-and moderate-income communities
  • Understand intangibles and group process, a good sense of humor, patience, and integrity

Salary:

Neighborhood Allies offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Neighborhood Allies
429 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1900
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
info@neighborhoodallies.org

No phone calls please. Position will remain open until September 16, 2020.

 

NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.

Director of Fleet Management

ORGANIZATION: Partners For Quality Inc.
DEPARTMENT: Administration
POSITION: Director of Fleet Management
STATUS: Full Time; 37.5 hours / week
SCHEDULE: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM; Monday through Friday
LOCATION: Robinson Township
SALARY: Please submit wage requirements with resume and / or online application

Partners For Quality Inc. (PFQ) is a private, non-profit organization based in Robinson Township. Partners For Quality provides administrative management to five subsidiary organizations that support local individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges. PFQ’s management services include Fiscal (including payroll), HR, IT and Communications – thus allowing subsidiaries to focus on their day-to-day priorities. Our subsidiaries include Allegheny Children’s Initiative, Citizen Care, Exceptional Adventures, Milestone Centers and the Partners For Quality Foundation.  Through these subsidiaries, we provide community-based supports and services to 5,000 adults and children with intellectual disabilities and behavioral health challenges in Allegheny County.

The Director of Fleet Management would be responsible to the Chief Operating Officer for managing the operation, risk and maintenance of Partners For Quality, Inc. subsidiary organization’s fleet assets by ensuring that a comprehensive fleet safety program continually improves driver safety. Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assess current structure of the fleet management program and identify needs to be expanded or developed
  • Assess, develop and implement new vehicle maintenance structure and policies and procedures
  • Coordinate and monitor regular vehicle maintenance to ensure operational efficiency
  • Complete all vehicle registrations
  • Maintain detailed records of vehicle servicing and inspection
  • Work closely with insurance carrier to develop, implement, monitor and report on the vehicle management process
  • Analyze accident and collision data to identify trends and accident types that can be prevented
  • Monitor and ensure fleet operation is following local and state rules and regulations
  • Maintain and monitor data management system
  • Advise on new fleet safety technologies that can reduce incident exposure
  • Manage and monitor fuel purchasing systems
  • Design and provide comprehensive training for staff in all aspects of vehicle management
  • Plan, process and execute vehicle purchases, leases and replacements
  • Management fleet vehicles from acquisition to disposal
  • Develop and maintain third party vendor and service provider relationships
  • Manage safe driver communication and training efforts

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. High School Diploma or equivalency required; Bachelor’s degree in Business or Logistics preferred
  2. Five (5) years’ experience in transportation management
  3. Experience in fleet management applications preferred
  4. Outstanding organizational skills
  5. Attention to detail
  6. Exceptional interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  7. Excellent customer service to staff using vehicles
  8. Excellent computer skills to analyze large sets of data and draw conclusions and recommendations
  9. Excellent written and verbal communication
  10. Ability to supervise staff
  11. Valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record
  12. Act 33, 34 and FBI Clearances

SALARY

Please submit wage requirements with resume and / or online application.

CASH INCENTIVES

Employees have the opportunity to earn additional money through various incentive programs:

  • Employee Referral (for successfully referring someone to employment)

BENEFITS

Full Time employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurances (United Healthcare)
  • $1,200 cash payout option in lieu of Health Insurance coverage
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • 4 weeks Paid Time Off/year (increases with years of service)
  • 6 Sick Days/Year
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Optional 401(k) with Employer match

WORK PERKS

  • Free parking
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Company issued laptops and cell phones for work use
  • Employee Activities, Rewards and Recognition Programs
  • Cell Phone discount (Verizon)

APPLY TO THIS POSITION

Interested applicants can choose to apply in any of the following ways:

  • Complete an employment application online
  • Email resumes: Careers@PFQ.org
  • Fax resumes: 412-446-0749
  • Drop off resumes or apply in person: Partners For Quality, 250 Clever Road, McKees Rocks, PA 15136

If you need any assistance or require an accommodation to apply please contact us at 412-446-0700.

Partners For Quality and its family of agencies are an equal opportunity employer

EOE

Senior Operations Manager

Reports to: President and CEO

FLSA: Full Time / Exempt

Mission:

The Hill CDC works in partnership with residents and stakeholders to create, promote, and implement strategies and programs that connect plans, policies and people to drive compelling community development opportunities in the Greater Hill District.

Job Summary:

  • Administration: 30%
  • Financial Management: 25%
  • Human Resources: 25%
  • Office Management & Facilities: 10%
  • Technology/Information Systems: 10%

The Senior Operations Manager is envisioned as a critical role responsible for the day-to-day administration and operations of the organization, including the human resource function, budgetary management, and office management, with oversight of standard operating procedures in collaboration with the President & CEO.

This role will serve as a part of the management team. This position’s primary responsibility is ensuring organizational excellence and effectiveness by providing leadership in the organization’s administrative, operational and financial functions. In collaboration with the management team, the position also contributes to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices.  This position may also interact with the Board of Directors as required by the President & CEO.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Office and Facilities – Assure a productive physical and operational work environment, and execute and or manage all office and facility related duties;
  • Coordination and Supervision – Coordinate, manage and monitor administrative, operational and financial staff, functions and consultants. Monitor, manage and improve the efficiency of support services such as information technology, human resources, accounting and finance. Facilitate coordination and communication between support services, vendors and department functions.
  • Files and Documents – Assure management, proper filing and renewal for all critical organizational documents, contracts, insurances etc.;
  • Financial – Review financial statements and data. Utilize financial data to improve operational and administrative efficiency. Prepare and manage operational budgets. Manage and complete annual audit process of the Hill CDC and related entities. Recommend effective strategies for the financial well-being and ongoing growth of the Hill CDC.
  • Best Practices – Improve technology, processes and policies in support of organizational goals. Formulate and implement departmental and organizational policies and procedures to maximize output. Monitor adherence to rules, regulations and procedures. Implement intra-organizational database(s).
  • Human Resources – Implement and manage HR administration protocols and duties. Manage recruitment, training and placement of staff, fellows/interns, and consultants; delegation of tasks and accountabilities between management team or others as appropriate. Assure adherence to staff workplans and work schedules in partnership with managers. Supervise staff as needed or assigned. Oversight of performance management of employees in partnership with managers, President & CEO. Assure management and improvement of human resource technologies and systems. Development and administration of employee benefits program.
  • Strategic Input – Liaise with Board and President & CEO as required. Assist in the development of strategic plans for operational activity. Develop, implement and manage operational plans.
  • Risk Management – Design, implement and oversee organizational practices and policies, involving for a range of areas such as, properties, employee procedures, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to social justice, equity, and the Hill CDC’s mission
  • Post-secondary education in Business, Human Resources, Organizational Management or commensurate work-related experiences
  • At least 5 years of experience in Financial and Organizational Management
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Experience with procurement, project management and contract management
  • Knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management utilizing best practices
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook; Salesforce is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Preference given for experience in writing successful grant applications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management and work style
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards
  • Knowledge of Labor Standards
  • Knowledge of tax and other compliance standards for 501(c)3 non-profits
  • Excels at operating in a fast-paced office, as well as community environment
  • Ability to strongly advocate for organizational needs within and outside of the organization
  • Ability to look at situations from multiple points of view, and to make recommendations based on well-researched findings
  • Persuasive with details and facts, with skills to articulate one’s point of view to peers and President & CEO
  • High comfort level working in a diverse environment

Working Conditions:

  • 9am – 5pm and extended hours as required
  • Use of a personal vehicle may be required
  • A valid driver’s license is required

Compensation:

  • Paid twice monthly
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to apply@hilldistrict.org. Submissions should include all relevant experience and salary expectations and the subject line: Senior Operations Manager.

The Hill CDC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Construction Manager

Mon Valley Initiative invests in disadvantaged communities to eliminate blight, stabilize property values and improve the quality of life for residents. We are looking for a construction manager to provide technical support for our rehabilitation of existing buildings, oversight of new construction and ongoing maintenance of our growing rental portfolio.

Our construction managers are enthusiastic team players who combine a collaborative working style with a pragmatic outlook. They are not easily discouraged and find practical, cost-effective solutions to unexpected challenges. They also keep their eyes open for residential and commercial development opportunities in the communities we serve.

They must have the ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects, solve problems and meet deadlines. They will be able to read, understand and create working drawings; estimate construction costs; and comply with local, state and federal building codes and standards.

Construction managers have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and relate well to a wide variety of people, including contractors, vendors, laborers and community members. They also are able to write clear and accurate specifications and “scope of work” documents for both residential and commercial projects, and are able to set and stay within a budget.

They need to seek out potential new contractors and sub-contractors — particularly minority- and women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises — to ensure that MVI has a depth and variety of bidders on every project. They establish bidding processes and advise MVI’s management and board on the results, providing their own recommendations following comparative analysis.

MVI construction managers monitor ongoing work and ensure the quality of completed work. They make sure that vendors are paid in a timely fashion and answer questions promptly. They also help us oversee our new property maintenance team and, when needed, coordinate responses to maintenance problems and assist with minor repairs at MVI-owned or operated properties.

The successful applicant should have a related degree or comparable experience in construction trades; a valid driver’s license; full-time access to a reliable vehicle; and appropriate car insurance. The position requires frequent standing and walking on uneven ground, verbal communications (including telephone contact) and travel to and from job sites.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:

John Bachetti
Mon Valley Initiative
305 E. Eighth Ave.
Homestead, PA 15120

Please, no phone calls. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Mon Valley Initiative is an equal-opportunity employer.

Real Estate Project Manager

Organization Background

Hazelwood Initiative, Inc. (HI) is a growing community development corporation, founded in 1999 and dedicated to building a stronger Hazelwood through inclusive community development.  HI is pursuing an aggressive agenda of real estate acquisitions for the redevelopment of the neighborhood under the banner of “development without displacement.”  HI acquires vacant residential properties for rehabilitation for low-to-moderate-income homebuyers.  It is also acquiring portfolio properties to preserve affordable rental housing.  In the business district, HI is acquiring key buildings to ensure that Hazelwood’s Second Avenue corridor has a vibrant retail and restaurant component that serves the community while attracting a larger market to the neighborhood.  All of this is done in and through a context of community engagement and planning to ensure that development is done by and for the people of Greater Hazelwood.

Job Purpose

The Real Estate Project Manager position is designed to increase the capacity of the Real Estate Department to enable it to achieve critical mass in the development of residential and commercial properties.  Working closely and collegially under the supervision of the Senior Director of Real Estate, this person will be detail-oriented in implementing the real estate projects developed by the Senior Director.  The range of responsibilities will be tailored to the strength of the person, but could include property acquisition, construction management, and property management, for both residential and commercial developments.  This position will provide an in-depth opportunity for learning-by-doing all aspects of real estate development in the non-profit community development sector.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Construction Management:  Working in close collaboration with the Senior Real Estate Director and project architects (when appropriate), develop or approve scopes of work, identify and recruit competitive contractors, and provide thorough construction management of projects in order to achieve projects implemented with high quality workmanship, on time and on budget; communicate thoroughly with Senior Real Estate Director when those goals are not being obtained and identify contingency plans to bring projects to completion.  This includes housing rehabilitation for resale projects, discount home repair program projects, and possibly new construction (residential) in the future.
  • Residential and Commercial Rental Property Management:  Under the supervision of the Senior Real Estate Director, provide oversight of outside professional property management firm(s), managing up to 70 units.  Monitor compliance and cash flow.  Field tenant complaints and forward to the appropriate party for resolution.
  • Other Real Estate Development Tasks:  As time permits, carry out a myriad of tasks required to successfully implement real estate projects, including but not limited to establishing and terminating utilities and insurance coverage, preparing reports, invoices, and monitoring regulatory requirements (including M/WBE, prevailing wage, other),
  • Communication with End Users (Homebuyers, Tenants):  As time permits, coordinate real estate projects so that end-user requirements are met, and so that expectations are clear among all parties.  Market homeownership and rental opportunities to low-income Hazelwood residents and assist them in acquiring housing opportunities through HI.
  • Administration:  Under the supervision of the Senior Real Estate Director, complete all necessary administrative tasks related to the above responsibilities.
  • Community Engagement:  As time permits, participate in community activities to build community engagement, buy-in, awareness of and participation in Real Estate activities undertaken by HI and in collaboration with HI Community Engagement staff.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

Our ideal candidate has a passion for community-based development. Additionally, he or she will have a blend of the following:

  • Post-secondary degree or training in a related field is preferred
  • Minimum 3 or more years of construction management-related experience (residential and/or commercial),
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office is required; experience with Salesforce and/or an off-the-shelf Construction Management software package.is preferred
  • Reliable transportation to job sites within Hazelwood and meetings within the City of Pittsburgh.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, time management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Must be an excellent listener.
  • Ability to work individually, as well as in a team environment, including multicultural settings.
  • Demonstrate the highest professional standards of integrity, humility, honesty, and kindness.

Community Real Estate – Project Manager

Job Description

Fineview Citizens Council (FCC) and Perry Hilltop Citizens Council (PHCC) are two neighborhood based organizations located in the North Side of Pittsburgh.  We cooperatively share staff, and our two Board of Directors work closely together to develop our community so that all residents benefit, especially our existing neighbors and those most at risk of displacement. Our vision is to create a C.A.R.I.N.G community–one that is Cooperative, Advocating, Resourceful, Inspiring, Neighborly, and Gracious. We recently created a shared Community Plan and are finalizing a 5 Year Housing and Commercial Development Plan. More information is available at www.ourfuturehilltop.org!

Position Summary

The Project Manager is a full-time 40 hour-per-week salaried position. The person reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for managing housing and commercial development projects and overseeing implementation of FCC & PHCC’s Housing and Commercial Development Plan. This new position reflects our growth as an organization and in our real estate activities.

The Project Manager works closely with residents through our Housing Working Group, a committee of very active resident volunteers, and manages partnerships with key stakeholders including non-profits, government representatives, and banks. The Project Manager will work from home, but meet regularly with the Executive Director and coworkers. Once a physical office is established, flexibility as to work location will be provided as needed.

Responsibilities

The Project Manager will manage the overall development process of all housing and commercial development projects from inception through stabilized rental occupancy or sale.  Property types include single family homes, multi-family homes and mixed-use properties in Fineview and Perry Hilltop. Most projects will be renovations but some new construction may also be included in the development pipeline.

Primary duties include evaluating opportunities, developing financing and construction plans, managing third party professionals (e.g. architects, contractors, engineers and consultants), meeting with community representatives, applying for and securing financing, directing the closing process, monitoring construction for compliance with building standards and financing, monitoring marketing activities, and other close-out responsibilities.

The successful candidate will be passionate about what we do, personable and able to positively and effectively communicate with our community and other stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities

Relationships

  • Work with Housing Working Group to direct development work; report regularly to broader community.
  • Manage day-to-day interactions with outside partners and developers
  • Interact with homeowners/tenants

Finance & Fundraising

  • Work with Executive Director to prepare project financing applications and negotiate financing terms and documents with lenders and investors. Track and manage periodic reports for project funders as required.
  • Develop Pro Forma operating statements and budgets.
  • Work with bookkeeper to maintain and audit internal financial tracking/accounting systems.
  • Identify and communicate site conditions, zoning constraints or other factors impacting development cost and possibly not previously contemplated in the initial project development proforma.  In these cases, quantify associated cost overruns and incorporate into project budgets to ensure project viability.
  • Oversee and manage the closing process for project financing.

Pre-Development

  • Identifying and evaluating project feasibility and sources of financing for the renovation or new construction of single- and multi-family rental and for-sale developments.
  • Review, evaluate, and report the financial, physical and regulatory feasibility of proposed developments.
  • Manage site assembly and acquisition of real estate.
  • Generate pre-development and construction schedules.
  • Identify, document, and manage required entitlement processes and determine land use and permit approval time frames to establish a target construction project start date for communication to the project team.
  • Select, manage and direct activities of external consultants to obtain zoning, entitlement and permit approvals necessary for project development.
  • Direct and oversee consultant preparation of location-specific designs and site development plans based on physical, financial, and regulatory constraints.
  • Oversee design consultant work schedules and work products to ensure development approvals and project deliverable schedules are met.
  • Review design and construction documents for design and constructability to ensure design documents are cost effective.
  • Develop Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for all design and construction projects, oversee bidding and procurement processes.

Development:

  • Secure and manage project team members (e.g. inspectors, architects, engineers, property managers, etc).
  • Supervise physical construction (e.g. demolition, rehabilitation, new construction).
  • Monitor and make sure schedules and budgets are followed.
  • Manage the cash flow of development projects, ensuring timely loan draws and inspections.

Contracts & Approvals

  • Negotiate agreements and financial requirements with governmental entities.
  • Secure internal project approvals in coordination with the Board of Directors, committees and the Executive Director.

Tracking & Reporting:

  • Communicate and track regulatory requirements and timelines associated with project financing to the development team and consultants.
  • Track and document project specific status of real estate development, due diligence, financing, entitlements, approvals and permitting and communicate status to the appropriate parties.
  • Assemble and submit closeout materials to funders and internal team members.
  • Facilitate the transition of projects to others, as appropriate, following construction completion.
  • Monitor compliance and oversee reporting for all public and private funder requirements, including M/WBE, Prevailing Wage, Section III, etc.
  • Maintain organizational records, files, and databases.

Property Management

  • Manage completed properties. Assist in identifying and partnering with property management companies as the portfolio grows.

Strategy

  • Assist in crafting goals and creating strategies that support the implementation of our goals and plans.
  • Assist in developing strategies for property acquisition, site control, and the scheduling and implementation of multiple projects.
  • Undertake other tasks as directed by the Executive Director.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in real estate finance, real estate development, urban planning, community real estate development, or a related field. Three to five years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Computer skills required: Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Word Processing Software (Word); Electronic Mail Software (Outlook); Presentation software (PowerPoint). Knowledge of database systems, Adobe Creative Illustrator and InDesign, ArcGIS/QGIS, or AutoCAD preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Concern and passion for community development that focuses on quality affordable homes and preventing displacement.
  • Experience working on neighborhood development with diverse populations
  • Team player (i.e. positive, kind, respectful, humble, trustworthy, communicates and builds relationships with team)
  • Positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to shift focus as priorities change
  • Ability to independently manage time, priorities and projects
  • Ability to work from home and remotely
  • Strong financial modeling skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong negotiating and dispute resolution skills
  • Strong computer skills, emphasis Microsoft Office, Project and Excel
  • Some financial and job costing accounting knowledge
  • Ability to work under pressure and coordinate numerous activities and groups of people who need to cooperate to maximize efficiency
  • Ability to read, understand and develop construction drawings and specifications
  • Knowledge and understanding of zoning, planning, construction documents, and environmental standards and policies.
  • Experience working with government offices on projects requiring prevailing wage, MWBE, and other requirements.
  • Flexible hours, occasional evenings and weekends will be necessary.

The salary is $55,000. A stipend will be provided towards health insurance, a flexible schedule, and a good vacation package.

Interested in pursuing this opportunity? Send your resume and cover letter to info@ourfuturehilltop.org. Deadline is Friday, April 17, 2020.

Note: The employer on record is Fineview Citizens Council. The work is performed jointly for both Fineview Citizens Council and Perry Hilltop Citizens Council.

Fineview Citizens Councils and Perry Hilltop Citizens Council do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.