Maintenance Laborer

Phipps is seeking a full-time Maintenance Laborer to perform routine, heavy custodial and labor-related tasks. Job duties will include cleaning and ensuring proper maintenance throughout facilities, securing the facility, setting up and tearing down classes and events, assisting with the installation for flower shows and special events and performing seasonal duties as needed.

The successful candidate will have an excellent attendance record and a strong work ethic. A valid PA driver’s license is required. Must be available all shifts, including evenings and weekends.  Experience in a general laborer field is preferred. Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and unique atmosphere.

Qualified candidates should email a resume, cover letter 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.

 

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

 

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer.

Director of Facilities and Sustainability

Phipps is seeking an innovative and experienced full-time Director of Facilities and Sustainability to develop sustainability initiatives that result in the highest standards of energy-efficiency and healthy built environments by overseeing the implementation of LEED, the Living Building Challenge, SITES, WELL, and other certifications related to sustainability. The Phipps campus encompasses internationally recognized glass houses and extraordinary buildings that demonstrate the most energy-efficient and healthy built environments in the world.

The Director of Facilities and Sustainability will plan, organize and manage the overall maintenance, repair and physical operation of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in a way that meets sustainability standards and emphasizes sustainability initiatives. This position will oversee day-to-day facilities operations and show installations, as well as manage construction and capital projects. In addition, the Director of Facilities and 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.

Building Maintenance Technician

Phipps is seeking an experienced full-time Maintenance Technician to operate, install and maintain all building equipment, including electrical equipment, boilers, generators, air conditioning, fans and related machinery, as well as preventive and emergency maintenance on plumbing and hydraulics. Also included in responsibilities is the maintenance, repair and commissioning of all renewable energy sources including solar panel arrays and wind turbine. The Maintenance Technician will work with other departments to ensure ongoing operation of the facility, including assisting with show installations and seasonal displays.

The qualified candidate must have an excellent attendance record and work ethic, as well as the ability to work independently. A degree in an appropriate field and 3-5 years’ relevant work experience are required, as well as a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license. 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.

 

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

 

Phipps Conservatory is an equal opportunity employer.

Maintenance Technician

Mon Valley Initiative seeks a maintenance technician to help keep up our portfolio of quality and affordable commercial and residential units.

Skills: Carpentry, painting, plastering, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, gutter systems, windows. Technicians perform corrective and preventative maintenance and prepare units for turnover.

Must be willing to travel throughout Mon Valley (Swissvale to West Newton) and have full-time access to a reliable vehicle. Excellent communications and customer service skills are essential.

To apply, send a resume to:

Clark Webb
Mon Valley Initiative
305 E. 8th Ave.
Dept. NPT
Homestead, PA 15120
or mvijobposting@gmail.com.

Please, no phone calls or Facebook messages.

Internship

Join the Skyline Recovery Team!

Skyline Recovery is a 501(c)(3) Organization formed to assist men and women in early drug and alcohol recovery in their transition to their full potential by offering safe housing and a supportive environment. We strive to provide services that produce care and support to empower individuals struggling with substance abuse to sustain their recovery and achieve the important possibilities in their lives.

Our social services positions work to provide support and resources to individuals through a client strengths assessment, case management, and other services as needed to help individuals gain more independence and improve their quality of life.

What to Expect 

As a Social Work Intern you can expect every day to be different as you work alongside individuals to empower them. Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Meeting with clients one on one
  • Attending house meetings
  • Complete client strengths assessments
  • Participating in community events and accessing community resources
  • Facilitate activities/ trainings as needed

Position Type: Internship, Part time, Varying schedules available to meet your availability

Business District Manager

Lawrenceville Corporation (LC) seeks a highly organized, self-starting, passionate, and capable Business District Manager to lead business district activities within Lawrenceville’s vibrant business corridors.  LC aims to steward the growth of business districts that build and preserve opportunities for entrepreneurs of diverse and varying backgrounds; that celebrate authenticity, neighborhood identity, and history, where small, independent businesses and creatives flourish; that offers well-designed, inclusive, and accessible mobility infrastructure; and that meet neighborhood need while also attracting visitors from around the world.

JOB DESCRIPTION: BUSINESS DISTRICT MANAGER

The Business District Manager at Lawrenceville Corporation (LC) is responsible for stewarding the growth of the neighborhood’s business districts, and managing working relationships with members of Lawrenceville’s business community. The Business District Manager leads LC’s commercial development and business district repositioning work, business development and technical assistance programming, business recruitment and retention activities, responsible hospitality initiatives, business district promotions and event management, marketing and communications strategies, public space design and management issues within the business district, and is responsible for overseeing LC’s membership program. This is a regular, full-time position and reports to the Executive Director. The Business District Manager is supported by a part-time Communications and Marketing coordinator.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

Performs duties and responsibilities that may include the following tasks:

Commercial Development and Business District Program Management

  • Convene and manage LC’s Business District Advisory Committee to inform, develop, measure the performance of, and oversee business district programming.
  • Compose grant applications to support overall business district health, and assist the Executive Director with related budget development, grant proposals and reporting as needed.
  • Develop and implement shared resource forums and business development/ technical assistance programs for small business owners and creatives in Lawrenceville.
  • Develop and manage campaigns focused on supporting Lawrenceville’s MWDBE businesses.
  • Develop and manage programs to support sustainability and accessibility throughout the business districts.
  • Develop and maintain data systems to track outcomes within Lawrenceville business districts, including economic development investment, business district occupancy and vacancy, business attraction/ retention, job creation, and demographic data.
  • Manage recruitment and retention of tenants in LC-owned/ operated commercial real estate and marketing of LC commercial space.
  • Work with Community Development Manager to develop strategies to support policies and facilitate projects that create and preserve affordable and accessible commercial space.
  • Assist individual businesses or commercial property owners with permitting, financial planning, business planning, marketing by providing advice or referrals to appropriate agencies.
  • Lead the LC’s Responsible Hospitality initiatives, and serve as primary staff liaison to Lawrenceville United for joint programming.

Community Outreach and Member Relations 

  • Convene and manage LC’s Membership and Outreach Committee and work with the Executive Director and Board to build a more inclusive and diverse membership of small businesses and ensuring LC work reflects member priorities.
  • Manage annual membership campaign and related efforts.
  • Build strong and productive relationships with appropriate public agencies at local government, financial institutions, and small business development centers to implement work plan.
  • Represent Lawrenceville Corporation to important constituencies at the local, state, and national levels.
    Build and maintain relationships with neighborhood constituents, neighborhood businesses, and local stakeholder groups to ensure collaboration.
  • Provide technical assistance (marketing, financing, business development) and referrals to businesses as needed.
  • Serve as staff liaison to citywide/regional organizations that advance the development of neighborhood business districts or support small business growth.

Business District Promotions, Marketing, and Events

  • Manage neighborhood marketing events, including the LC’s Annual Membership Meeting, community-wide events such as the Cookie Tour and spring marketing campaign, and other business district events.
  • Lead Lawrenceville’s efforts and participation in the “Explore BGL” collaborative business district marketing program and related projects with Bloomfield and Garfield.
  • Provide marketing and event support as needed for custodial events, such as Art All Night and the Lawrenceville Pop-Up Market, and Artists’ Studio Tour.
  • Oversee event support including creating and tracking budgets, event registration, implementing marketing plan including social media promotion, collateral material design, ad buys, etc., assist with on-site event logistics.
  • Manage social media and marketing activities that promote Lawrenceville to regional and national audiences.
  • Work with Communications and Marketing Coordinator to develop and implement marketing and social media plans for all LC programs.
  • Oversee production and distribution of print and digital marketing materials, collaborating with LC staff, local businesses, community organizations, and professional designers as appropriate.
  • Manage maintenance of lvpgh.com, including the online business directory, monthly newsletters, and regular blog posts. Familiarity with website and social media analytics to increase traffic and engagement.
  • Oversee production and distribution of Lawrenceville Business Directory & Map.
  • Represent LC at community, city and regional events and meetings, including evenings and weekends.

Administration 

  • Supervise marketing and communications interns and other business district support staff and volunteers.
    Assist LC staff with day to day office administration.
  • Maintain well organized paper and digital records, files and databases for members, funders, businesses, media, events, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE & ABILITIES

  • Three-five years of progressively responsible experience in a community development, marketing/communications, or project management role.
  • Knowledge of the Lawrenceville community and its small businesses.
  • Professional writing skills and strong verbal and written communication.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Professional and positive attitude with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a small non-profit environment.
  • LC utilizes a hybrid workweek, which requires the ability to thrive in an open-office and work from home environment.
  • Proficiency with Google Drive and WordPress. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and/or database management a plus.
  • Must be available for regular evening and weekend meetings or other job‐related activities.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. and have reliable transportation for set-up/ tear-down of events and to distribute materials throughout the business district.

SALARY & BENEFITS

The position is full-time, exempt, and reports to the Executive Director.  Salary range:  $45,000 – $52,000.  The LC offers a generous benefits package including tax-free contribution toward health insurance, retirement plan with employer match, and generous paid time off.  LC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@lawrencevillecorp.com.

Maintenance Specialist

Position Responsibilities

To complete all service calls and repairs as assigned by Facilities and Operations Manager.

Job Summary

Completes daily maintenance work orders as assigned by the Facilities and Operations Manager. Position involves physical labor and maintenance work. Requires client engagement and education. Traditional and on-call hours.

General Accountabilities

  • Oversees the maintenance of all Sisters Place properties.
  • Completes tasks for operational effectiveness.
  • Completes under the supervision of the Facilities and Operations Manager the installation, repair, and upkeep of organization property.
  • Actively participates in Sisters Place Healthy Housekeeping education and goals.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Job Qualifications

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: 5+ years of previous maintenance work experience.

Skills

  • General Maintenance
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Professional
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Detail Oriented and Organized
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication
  • Relates well to people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Respect and Empathy for Clients
  • Basic Computer Skills – Microsoft Office, Google Suite

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain positive and respectful communication with clients, staff and allied professionals while always adhering to Sisters Place confidentiality policy.
  • Collaborate with staff and allied professionals to meet the needs of clients in accordance with healthy housekeeping expectations and in alignment with mission.
  • Complete work orders and maintenance service as assigned.
  • Provide routine preventative maintenance of properties and educate clients as needed, including:
    • Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors
    • Furnace Filters
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • Exterior and interior locks, doors, windows, etc.
    • Appropriate bathroom and kitchen plumbing maintenance and usage.
  • Participate in the housing inspections using the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) inspection and checklist forms.
  • Prepare vacant housing units for move-in within 7 business days of unit being vacated. Create and submit subsequent unit turnover report lists. Coordinate turnover of properties including cleaning and set-up of all units.
  • Participate in annual inspections of all Sisters Place housing units.
  • Maintain storage space and inventory storage space contents.
  • Respond during work hours and on-call to emergencies and report all emergency conditions to Facilities and Operations Manager, CPO/COO or CEO immediately.  Identify all health and safety hazards and take necessary steps towards their correction. Assist, when necessary, with the evacuation of clients from housing units.
  • Monitors and checks for weekly trash and lawncare violations and makes necessary corrections are made.
  • Participate in the maintenance and facility purchase orders process according to Sisters Place purchasing policy.
  • Assess all major housing unit maintenance issues that are beyond the Sisters Place maintenance scope of work to Facilities and Operations Manager to determine the appropriate intervention. Document with photos and narrative. Coordinate work order with private landlord. Provide all necessary follow-up to ensure job completion.
  •  Assist during organization-wide events. Support Development Department in retrieving donations and with the logistics of fundraising events as needed. Participate in positive donor relationship management.
  • Maintain company vehicles (service, repairs, inspections, etc.) and submit travel logs withing 2 business days of the end of each month to the CFO.
  • Attends all trainings and meetings as directed.
  • Adheres to Sisters Place dress code including steel-toed footwear when on job sites. Casual work attire including jeans permitted on work sites. No inappropriate novelty attire permitted including but not limited to discrimination/hate, violence, drug and alcohol themes. Business casual attire for all external meetings. Dress wear and business attire required for Sisters Place events as directed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Facilities and Operations Manager, CPO/COO or CEO.

Scope of Maintenance Work Includes

Repair and maintenance housing units and grounds, office/facilities, mechanical equipment, general repairs, custodial/housekeeping interventions, general carpentry skills, basic plumbing, basic electrical, general HVAC, paint, carpet repairs, drywall repairs, window cleaning and repair, walls, doors, floors, or other parts of building structures, unclog toilets and drains; replace faucets, supply valves and lines, toilet seats, and toilet fill valves, use basic diagnostic tools.

$15/Hour

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Act 33/34 clearances and drug screening is required pre-employment. No phone inquiries will be accepted without invitation. Please email resume to pwood@sistersplace.org.

Assistant Director of Housing Development

The Assistant Director of Housing Development effectively leads and provisions a team to focus on housing & unit production. This will include building relationships with community leaders and city stakeholders to advance production in alignment with neighborhood plans and priorities.

This role will also be the lead and liaison to monitor services provided by developers to the community leaders and will work closely with other departments to deliver challenging community development and community home ownership satisfaction to marginalized neighborhoods.
The ideal candidate for this role will be highly motivated to lead and drive complex projects through to completion by taking a proactive approach to housing development.
Job title: Assistant Director of Housing Development

Department: Project & Asset Management
Divisional Unit: Development Services
Pay Grade: 9
Reports to: Director of Development Services
Full-time / Exempt

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and implement complex projects using a strategic and results oriented mindset, while overcoming barriers to ensure projects are delivered successfully.
  • Proactively drive and produce high volume of residential rental and home ownership units that balance quality & affordability.
  • Achieves goals, deliverables, and unit production outcomes through problem solving, contingency plans, and action-oriented leadership to ensure goals and accountabilities are aligned.
  • Provide direct oversight and management to staff overseeing performance metrics, expectations, accountabilities, and growth strategies for employee development.
  • Assess available resources in staffing and funding to assign responsibilities within the department in a way that leverages all resources to create the optimal outcome to benefit the community at large.
  • Attend and serve on committees, task forces, and advisory board(s) as appropriate to achieve goals.
  • Work collaboratively with URA Leadership to engage in URA visioning and strategic planning efforts, ensuring organization-wide goals, policies and plans integrate with internal operations amongst development services and lending.
  • Provide strategy around major home ownership and mixed-use development initiatives to meet the goals and objectives of the URA and different stakeholders.
  • Structure complex and multi-layered real estate projects, using a myriad of funding sources.
  • Work collaboratively with other URA Leadership in lending and development services:
    • Strategize operational planning for developing and implementing home ownership and mixed-use building projects in marginalized neighborhoods.
    • Develop strategies to increase customer satisfaction and deliver excellent service for homeownership initiatives throughout the city
    • Deliver successful and sustainable home ownership projects and community wealth strategies for marginalized neighborhoods.
  • Work with community groups, City, Planning, URA, PHDC (Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation), and PLB (Pittsburgh Land Bank) teams on mixed-use developments to effectively find a solution for community real estate issues.
  • Work with external stakeholders such as federal, state, city agencies, lenders, contractors, real estate professionals, elected officials, nonprofit organizations, local banks, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), Housing Authority, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with Asset, Transactions, Legal, and Compliance teams to ensure programs meet all compliance consultation requirements for development loans, grants, underwriting, HUD regulations, and other applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Work collaboratively with the Finance team to ensure that program finances are accurate for effective monitoring of different accounts, and budgets while meeting all legal and compliance requirements.
  • Provide performance information, metrics, and reports to enable contracts and programs to be monitored to ensure home ownership initiatives are performing and to benchmark against standards.
  • Fully investigate and respond to all community concerns, comments, inquiries, and ensure appropriate steps are taken to correct any challenges or shortcomings and implement corrective measures.
  • Ensure stakeholders, community groups, and internal colleagues are kept fully informed of significant progress to building community wealth and homeowner programs.
  • Lead relationships with managing agents across all tenures ensuring that services meet required standards and costs are reasonable.
  • Project manage corporate and departmental projects as requested, ensuring key objectives are set and outcomes are properly monitored and recorded.
  • Prepare and manage budgets and service charges in accordance with our financial policies and procedures.
  • Promote and participate in community meetings and involvement activities in liaison with the City, Planning, URA, PHDC (Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation), and PLB (Pittsburgh Land Bank) to represent the URA in such a way that is always committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or Liberal Arts
  • 5+ of experience in affordable housing programs and finance including the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, and public funding programs.
  • 3+ years of management and people supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying and sourcing: LIHTC’s, low interest loans/grants, HOME/CDBG, NMTC, HTC, FHLB, and philanthropic resources.
  • Familiarity with the City of Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Task Force initiative, and Housing Opportunity Fund program
  • Understanding of policies, programs, and processes of HUD and PHFA
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a wide variety of individuals, agencies, and community groups as a representative of the organization.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills required.
  • Entrepreneurial sensibility and strong capacity to set department goals, work plans and work independently.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment concerning budget expenditures; funder, community, and political relationships; and partnership arrangements with local organizations.
  • Ability to manage and sustain a diverse loan portfolio.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/experience of tax credit programs is a plus.
  • Prior local government experience in housing is a plus.

Competencies:

  • Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Develops Talent
  • Results Orientation
  • Managing Change
  • Empowering Others
  • Attention to Communication
  • Forward Thinking
  • Establishing Focus
  • Fostering Innovation
  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Managing Performance
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Customer Orientation

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., standing, sitting, reaching and stretching.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

Disclaimers:

The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual origination, political, and/or union affiliation.

AN APPLICANT MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT, OR BECOME ONE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE URA.

Main Street Manager

Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Washington Business District Authority Board of Directors

Overview of Role:

The Main Street Manager is the principal on-site advisor, advocate, and driver for coordinating all programs/events, activities, and volunteers in the downtown Washington business district. This role focuses on encouraging innovation and the creation of new business ventures that lead to the strong economic growth of downtown Washington and is responsible for the project management of all Main Street programming and initiatives including historic preservation, revitalization of available real estate, and guiding public/private partnerships.

A Day in the Life of the Main Street Manager:

The Main Street Manager wears many hats; below are the key areas of focus for this role.

Business Advocate and Advisor

  • Develop and cultivate relationships with all current and potential business owners on Main Street. Is visible, present, and engaged in the strengths and challenges each faces, works with individuals to identify solutions, and celebrates successes.
  • Represent the community to important constituencies at the local, state, and national levels. Speaks effectively on the programs’ direction and work, mindful of the need to improve state and national economic development policies as they relate to commercial districts.
  • Creates and develops relationships with other cities’ Main Street programs, sharing best practices and trends, and working together to identify effective initiatives that increase opportunities locally.
  • Identify and build strong, productive relationships with all appropriate public agencies at the local and state levels.
  • Serve as a resource for individual tenants or property owners completing physical improvement projects by assisting with locating appropriate consultants, contractors and materials, and providing advice and guidance on necessary financial mechanisms for physical improvements.

Event Planning and Coordination

  • Work with local merchants to help coordinate joint promotional events to improve the quality and success of events and attract people to downtown.
  • Assess current events historically conducted within the business district, identify strengths, opportunities, and vital partnerships to coordinate and work with key organizations within downtown Washington.
  • Develop and conduct ongoing public awareness and educational programs designed to enhance appreciation of the downtown’s assets and to foster an understanding of the Main Street program’s goals and objectives.
  • Create opportunities for speaking engagements, media interviews, and personal appearances to keep the program consistently in the public eye.
  • Cultivate relationships with local media to ensure maximum coverage of promotion to advance an image of quality opportunity on Main Street.
  • Familiarity with all persons and groups that directly and indirectly involved downtown. Know all the various interest groups that are actively involved in activities on Main Street.

Project Management

  • Create project plans that focus on the four core areas: design/historic preservation, promotion and marketing, organization/management, and economic vitality/development.
  • Coordinate the activity of the Main Street program committees, ensuring that communication among committees is well established; assist committee volunteers with the implementation of work plan items.
  • Manage all administrative aspects of the Main Street program and the city’s Special Services District, including billing, purchasing, record keeping, budget development, accounting, preparation of all reports required by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center and the National Main Street Center, assisting with the preparation of reports to funding agencies, and supervising employees or consultants.
  • Develop downtown economic development strategies with the Main Street program’s board, that are based on historic preservation and utilize the community’s human and economic resources.
  • Management and oversight of any volunteers, contractors, or consultants.
  • Maintain local records and reports, establish well-organized technical resources files and libraries, and prepare regular reports for the board of directors and state Main Street organization.

Business Development

  • Coordinate with the downtown community to carry out joint activities such as promotional events, advertising, appropriate store hours, special events, business assistance, business recruitment, parking management, etc.
  • Encourage a cooperative climate among downtown interests and local public officials.
  • Monitor the annual program budgets and maintain financial records.
  • Research fundraising opportunities, grants, and partnerships.
  • Identify appropriate funding sources for Main Street initiatives.
  • Research and understand current challenges and barriers that business owners face.

Required Experience:

Education and/or 3-5 years of experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Commercial District Management
  • Economics or Finance
  • Public Relations
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Non-Profit Administration
  • Historic Preservation/Architecture
  • Small Business Development

Required Skills and Abilities 

  • Self-Organization: ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and initiatives.
  • Life-Long Learner: demonstrates the ability to research and learn vital information through various
  • resources to stay current with the needs of Main Street.
  • Self-Starter: Ability to manage one’s day-to-day work, know when to ask questions and get support.
  • Ability to build, cultivate and sustain diverse relationships quickly.
  • Flexibility in work schedule for Main Street events
  • Prior event planning and execution.
  • Organization skills: reporting, file creation and retrieval, presentation skills.
  • Ability to navigate difficult situations with grace and ingenuity.
  • Strong computer proficiency in MS Office, Online Meeting platforms, and project management.
  • Strong writing ability related to grants, reports, press releases, etc.

Physical Characteristics of Role:

  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the role.
  • Flexibility to attend, participate in, or lead events that may be in the evening, early mornings, or weekends.
  • Ability to travel to visit and meet with business owners, on location, within the Washington business district.
  • Occasional overnight travel is required.
  • Ability to travel and attend meetings with community partners, potential business owners, and local officials.
  • Attend and participate in local business events, assisting with set up, facilitation, and clean up.
  • Present and meet with individuals and organizations in and around Washington County.

This job description provides an outline of the role and responsibilities, there are additional job responsibilities as needed, this may change or be updated based on the needs of the business district.

The Washington Business District Authority is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Washington Business District Authority makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Successful candidates for this position will be subject to a background check.

Salary Range : $45,000- $50,000

Please submit letter of interest and resume to: crowing@pcrg.org 

***All applications must be received  by no later than 5pm on June 21, 2021***

Director of Housing and Real Estate Development

Background

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of our community through direct service and outreach in the Philadelphia region. APM envisions a healthy community, where all families are self-reliant; where children are protected and nurtured to become future leaders; and where residents are engaged in their community.

Since 1970, APM has affected thousands of people’s lives each year by offering a full spectrum of bilingual and culturally sensitive social services related to education, health, human services, and community & economic development. APM has leveraged over

$140 million in residential and commercial development and is home to over 300 highly skilled professionals in a variety of disciplines with an operating budget of nearing 50 million. For more information, visit APMPhila.org.

APM is seeking a Director of Housing and Real Estate Development to scale up it single and multifamily development work.

Job Summary

Reporting to and working closely with the COO, the Director of Housing Development is by nature ambitious, moves fast and is entrepreneurial in the pursuit of new affordable rental housing and homeownership developments. The Director will lead and implement APM’s real estate development strategic goals, objectives, and priorities while developing a pipeline of affordable rental and homeownership developments. The individual will plan, organize, and manage all functions and activities of the Housing Development department, including activities and coordination with other APM departments, outside agencies, public officials, and the community. Responsible for originating, coordinating, and implementing all aspects of affordable housing project development – from deal origination and feasibility through construction, to stabilizing occupancy. Projects may include new construction, rehabilitation and joint ventures with other developers.

The Director of Housing Development will be someone who believes in and understands affordable housing, and brings this expertise to bear in a nonprofit environment to grow APM’s portfolio. They will have a dealmaker’s sensibility, understanding of affordable housing development and the financial mechanisms of this type, and have the fortitude to proactively identify new projects where APM can successfully provide support to a range of developments across the housing continuum

Reports To

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Responsibilities

Housing Development

  • Manage all phases of development for construction projects including reviewing feasibility analysis, obtaining local approvals, developing and maintaining proformas, and managing the design and construction phases.
  • Facilitates development partnerships among community residents, community-based organizations, and local jurisdictions.
  • Conduct all physical, financial and operational due diligence on properties during feasibility, acquisition and pre-development phases.
  • Prepare financing applications to public and private sources such as: Federal HOME, CDBG, HOPWA, HUD (SHP and McKinney), State/HFA’s (RACP, DCED, Penn HOMES, LIHTC 4% and 9%, Bond Financing, PHARE, Reclaim, Special Initiatives, and 811), Commerce, NMTC, FHLB, and various private foundations.
  • Coordinate pre-development and development activities including but not limited to:
    • Lender relationships
    • Legal documents
    • Financial planning including development and operating budgets with multiple sources
    • Construction documents
    • Ongoing management of project financials
    • Monitor and track construction progress and cost to ensure timely project completion.
    • Identify and manage qualified architects, engineers, environmental firms, contractors and other professionals as needed.
    • Coordinate marketing and lease up process and transition to stabilizes operations, working with internal departments (asset management, property management, fiscal, and resident programs) before, during, and after construction to ensure smooth tenant relations and transition to operations.
    • Research and suggest new methods of financing and structuring of housing and other community development activities including open space and community facilities.
    • Appropriately interface with government and financial entities pertaining to development including but not limited to banks, funders, lenders, City Council, Office of Housing and Community Development, Redevelopment Authority, Housing Finance Agencies, PA Office of Budget, and Department of Housing and Urban Development.
    • Oversee Compliance with City, State and Federal oversight agencies and with private investors/lenders.
    • Coordinate responses to Request for Proposals and Request for Qualifications.
    • Acquire properties from public agencies as well as from the private market.

External Relations

  • Represent APM at stakeholder meetings, including industry events, local boards, advocacy organizations, and other important partnerships.
  • Represent the department and APM to elected officials and outside agencies.
  • Negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues with various partners and stakeholders.

Leadership and Administration

  • Train, motivate, and direct department personnel, including performance monitoring.
  • Develop and monitor the department annual budget.
  • Implement annual strategic goals of the Housing Development Department.
  • Prepare board reports for both the APM Board of Directors and the affiliate nonprofit corporations’ boards of directors
  • Establish and implement standard operating procedures for the Housing Development Department, including but not limited to design standards, data retention, and interdepartmental coordination.
  • Provide regular reporting on department activities to APM senior leadership

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in business, finance, real estate or planning is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years in affordable housing development, as well as training in underwriting, financial feasibility and analysis, government programs for real estate financing, knowledge and preferably experience with the Philadelphia development community, government agencies, and financial institutions.
  • Knowledge of construction and property management processes.
  • Must have proven ability to manage multiple real estate development projects simultaneously, to lead teams of internal staff and external consultants, and to effectively solve problems of variety of issues that may occur during the real estate development process.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills, including preparation of reports, briefing papers, and correspondence.
  • Excellent organizational coordination, problem-solving, and time management skills, including the planning and managing of multiple projects.
  • Ability to be proactive and capable of resolving complex problems expeditiously.
  • Comfort in working in a team capacity

Compensation

Commensurate with experience

How to Apply

APM has retained G. Ubarry Inc, a community development management firm to assist in this search. Inquiries, or if applying, submit to Grizel Ubarry at Searchguinc@gmail.com cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.

 APM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.