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.

Thrift Store & Building Operations Manager, Social Enterprise

The Thrift Store & Building Operations Manager provides leadership, supervision and administrative support in the areas of staffing, merchandising, business development, community outreach, production and recycling at the Beaver County Humane Society’s thrift store operation and will play an integral role in any future social enterprise within the building to generate revenue to support shelter programs and services. The Manager recruits and manages staff and volunteers; oversees all building space rentals, marketing, promotions, sales, and donations of merchandise; acts as a liaison with the Beaver Falls business community; expands our customer base/network and oversees internal fiscal controls. This is a FT exempt position with health, dental, vision, and vacation provided after completion of a 90-day probationary period. The Manager is a member of the Senior Management Team.

The business and social environment that our thrift store operates in is rapidly changing. What worked yesterday may not work today and will likely not work tomorrow. To thrive, we must incorporate new ways of thinking and embrace new practices. It is critical that all employees aspire to a commitment to BCHS’ mission; excellence in everything we do; performance and quality improvement; outcomes and measured results and innovation.

Supervisorial Responsibilities

Directly:  5-7 employees
Indirectly: 10-15 volunteers

Store Management & Merchandising

  • Develops and implements written procedures for store operations, including opening, and closing the store; procedures for accepting, sorting, pricing donations; security procedures for staff and volunteers, handling of cash, and other relevant procedures as needed.
  • Oversees the processing of donated items, manages the rotation of items and the recycling or disposal of donated items in a timely fashion.
  • Appraises and prices house wares, furniture and “mark-up” textiles with the intent of making the most monetary value.
  • Effectively utilizes online channels to sell items.
  • Maintains and increases knowledge of resale, thrift, consignment and retail trends.
  • Meets periodically with other thrift shop managers for networking.
  • Participates in training plus performance and quality improvement efforts.

Building and Management

  • Manages all aspects of the Thrift Store building, including building upkeep and maintenance, retail operations and rentals. Keep an open line of communication with administration.
  • Works with supervisor, senior team and Board in future development of unused building space and helps evaluate the feasibility of potential building opportunities in concert with organizational mission and goals.
  • Coordinates outside contractors that may be working in the building.
  • Represents BCHS to community stakeholders and the general public. Strategizes and plans outreach to garner community support for projects.  Attends and participates community and government organization meetings as needed.

Staff and Volunteer Management

  • Assesses the store’s need for staff and volunteers and coordinates the hiring, supervision, evaluation and professional development of staff.
  • Develops schedules for paid staff, works with the volunteer coordinator to recruit and orient new volunteers and develops a daily schedule of volunteer coverage to maintain adequate personnel at the store to accomplish tasks and respond to customers.
  • Provides training and supervision for staff and volunteers.
  • Conducts regularly scheduled communication with staff and volunteers to provide direction, guidance and oversight.
  • Provides timely direction and written and/or verbal feedback to staff and volunteers.
  • Ensures staff and volunteers are fully trained and competent to perform the elements of their job as defined by job descriptions.
  • Takes corrective action when necessary and ensures staff and volunteers are knowledgeable of BCHS policies and procedures.

Marketing & Promotion

  • Manages and oversees all aspects of Thrift Store advertising and marketing, including online visibility and social media.
  • Analyzes sales and current inventory in order to provide projections and recommendations to grow or retain customers and increase sales.
  • Oversees the display of merchandise inside the store to enhance the appearance and appeal of the store.

Customer Service

  • Provides customer-focused service to internal and external clientele and ensures staff and volunteers follow same standards.
  • Promotes excellence in the customer service experience for all visitors to the thrift store through staff and volunteer training, stakeholder surveys, and/or focus groups.

Financial Management

  • Develops annual revenue projections, meets financial goals and follows financial policies.
  • Understands budget management; controls petty cash expenditures.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree highly preferable or equivalent retail/resale experience and minimum of 4 years in retail management and minimum of 3 years supervisory experience required.  Experience overseeing volunteers and/or program development a plus.

Facilities Project Coordinator

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 a full-time Facilities Project Coordinator to assist with projects related to facilities and operations, coordinating project resources to ensure quality standards and completion dates are met. 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 Facilities Project Coordinator will assist the facilities department in maintaining timelines and budgets with project teams, including contractors and other departments within Phipps; maintaining utility logs; preparing reports related to Living Building Challenge, LEED, SITES and WELL certifications; and closing out projects, including processing purchase orders and invoices. Projects may include, but are not limited to construction, mechanical, engineering and plumbing systems.

The qualified candidate must have project experience in a construction and maintenance environment and the ability to work in a fast-paced atmosphere. Familiarity with sustainability principles, including the Living Building Challenge, LEED, WELL, and SITES is required, along with exceptional administrative and organizational skills. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field and 2-5 years of experience is required; experience with building systems and in an office setting is 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

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 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.

Facilities Project Coordinator

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 a full-time Facilities Project Coordinator to assist with projects related to facilities and operations, coordinating project resources to ensure quality standards and completion dates are met. 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 Facilities Project Coordinator will assist the facilities department in maintaining timelines and budgets with project teams, including contractors and other departments within Phipps; maintaining utility logs; preparing reports related to Living Building Challenge, LEED, SITES and WELL certifications; and closing out projects, including processing purchase orders and invoices. Projects may include, but are not limited to construction, mechanical, engineering and plumbing systems.

The qualified candidate must have project experience in a construction and maintenance environment and the ability to work in a fast-paced atmosphere. Familiarity with sustainability principles, including the Living Building Challenge, LEED, WELL, and SITES is required, along with exceptional administrative and organizational skills. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field and 2-5 years of experience is required; experience with building systems and in an office setting is 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.

Development Officer

Position Overview:

The Development Officer will report to the Director of Real Estate Development and work as an integral member of a vibrant and growing real estate and community development department responsible for innovative projects throughout the Pittsburgh region. All of our real estate work supports ACTION-Housing’s mission: to empower people to build more secure and self-sufficient lives through the provision of decent, affordable housing, essential supportive services, asset building programs, and education and employment opportunities.

The Development Officer will work as a part of team managing a variety of complex real estate projects from inception to completion, including grant writing and funding applications, logistics, project coordination, and funder compliance.

Job Responsibilities:

  • As a part of a team, manage the development of multi-family residential and mixed-use projects including predevelopment and initial financial feasibility analysis, overseeing design development, securing all necessary financing, procuring and contracting with all third-party consultants, overseeing construction, and completing funder compliance requirements.
  • Manage all aspects of financing developments; identify funding sources and complete loan/funding applications; secure predevelopment, construction and permanent financing.
  • Manage the construction process; select and negotiate contracts with contractors; monitor construction team. Experience with managing job site meetings, invoicing, compliance, and permitting is desirable.
  • Manage transition to operations; work with property management to monitor tenant selection and lease up.
  • Maintain relationships with public officials, government agencies, banks, tax credit investors, foundations, and community and non-profit partners.
  • Assist with preparation of responses to development RFPs.
  • Complete research tasks in order to support development team, including research on warranty issues, appliances, and other products, as requested.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field such as urban planning, business, construction management, architecture, or real estate/housing development. A graduate degree is preferable.
  • At least two years’ experience in housing development, project management, planning, business, finance, construction management or a related field.
  • A proven ability to take project ideas to completion and creatively solve problems.
  • Experience in preparation of proposals for philanthropic support, government grants, private and government loans, and investor consideration.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with team members, local government agencies, consultants, lenders/investors, and community stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively engage community representatives, including persons with diverse economic and educational backgrounds, in the real estate and community development process.
  • Well-organized, detail oriented, and excellent analytical skills; proficiency in sophisticated financial analysis using Excel and with word processing software such as Microsoft Word.
  • An entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem-solving in the field of real estate development; enthusiasm and team building spirit.
  • Commitment to ACTION-Housing’s mission of building affordable homes for Pittsburgh’s most vulnerable residents.

Additional Information:

ACTION-Housing is an equal opportunity employer.

The salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, AD & D, short-term, and long-term disability insurance, 403(b), employer contributed retirement plan after one year of service, ten paid holidays, and a generous PTO policy.

Board Directors and Committee Members

As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items. Ten Thousand Villages establishes long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income. A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization, Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.

Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh is an independent nonprofit that sells Ten Thousand Villages products and shares the company name, but the Pittsburgh board operates separately of Ten Thousand Villages US leadership. In addition to governance, the board is also heavily involved in many aspects of operations, including managing bank accounts, approving expenses, creating the annual budget, devising policies, implementing advertising and marketing plans, organizing events, pursuing grant opportunities, and more.

As a nonprofit operating a retail store at an unprecedented time in history in which the Coronavirus has caused  a downturn for the industry as a whole, Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh is in need of talented and committed individuals to help guide our organization. The board currently has openings for board directors and committee members with experience and expertise in the following:

  • Human Resources
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Retail Operations
  • IT
  • Legal

The full Board of Directors typically meets on the third Wednesday of every month (except July and December) at 6:30PM. During normal operations, the meeting takes place at the store located at 5820 Forbes Ave in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood and regular in-person attendance is expected of directors. In an average month, board service will require 4-10 hours.  Terms are three years and directors are not required to make financial contributions though they are expected to support fundraising initiatives.

Board committees meet as needed, typically once per month and often by telephone or video conference. There is not a term duration for committee members.

If you are interested in joining the Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh Board of Directors, please submit your resume to board.pittsburgh@tenthousandvillages.com

Director of Real Estate

Job Description: Director of Real Estate

Reports To: Executive Director

Company Overview:  City of Bridges Community Land Trust (CBCLT) is committed to equitable, sustainable, and permanently affordable development.  The mission of City of Bridges CLT is to build community ownership that preserves permanent affordability, empowers individuals, and ensures responsible growth and stewardship. We envision diverse communities where people thrive, build wealth, establish roots, and foster community ties without risk of displacement. As we undertake this important work, we will strive to live our shared values of sustainability, equity, and inclusion and build an effective organizational model for the delivery and stewardship of permanently affordable space.

Position Overview: The Director of Real Estate leads the implementation of key CBCLT business plan elements, including the Real Estate Development Strategy, real estate program expansion, and a permanent financial instrument to support CBCLT homes and homeowners. The Director of Real Estate oversees CBCLT portfolio development activities, partner and community engagement for real estate projects and programs and is responsible for the administration and operations of the CBCLT Real Estate Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Portfolio Development:

  • Work with CBCLT leadership to set goals for development, portfolio and earned revenue, and ensure that the organization is meeting those goals
  • Oversee development and management of new construction, acquisition and rehab, affordable rental, and commercial CLT units (i.e., aid in developing creative development strategies, ensure Real Estate Team is identifying new development opportunities, lead acquisition and site control activities, oversee predevelopment and fundraising activities, and collaborate project management staff on all projects to meet internal and external requirements on MWBE and Section 3)
  • Lead and manage the vendor procurement process in a manner consistent with CBCLT’s policies and oversee the management of vendors including architects, engineers, and other professionals.
  • Identify and build partnerships to secure new and ongoing sources for acquisition, predevelopment, and development subsidy (i.e., oversee grant proposals, aid in architecting deal structure, and work with real estate staff to prepare and submit funding proposals for acquisition, predevelopment, and development subsidy)

Program Development:

  • Work with key staff on developing and implementing Real Estate programs from concept to execution, such as Buyer Initiated, Homeowner Incubation, Repair and Replacement Reserve, Loan Fund, etc.
  • Oversee development of a permanent financial instrument to fund the CLT’s repair and replacement reserve

Partner and community engagement:

  • Collaborate with Stewardship & Community Engagement Manager on community engagements
  • Attend community meetings and other public forums to promote the CLT’s work and explore opportunities for partnerships.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with public and private funders, lenders, real estate industry partners, non-profit and private developers, etc.
  • Join key staff and other local, regional, and statewide partners in advocating for funding that supports the development of permanently affordable housing
  • Lead community engagement around development projects
  • Work collaboratively with team members with strategy to onboard new communities

Administration and operations:

  • Supervise Real Estate Department staff
  • Oversee their recruitment, hiring, training and professional development, and ongoing evaluation
  • Develop and maintain regular reporting for Executive Director and the board
  • Serve as a key staff liaison to relevant board committees
  • Work with CBCLT leadership to prepare annual Real Estate Department budget, projecting revenues and expenses and ensuring the department stays on track throughout the fiscal year
  • Participate with key staff in business and strategic planning for the CLT
  • Collaborate on funding proposals for CLT programs and operations
  • Maintain organizational records, files, and databases
  • Assist other staff members with day-to-day office administration
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience, Education, and Abilities:

  • 6-8 years of experience in real estate development or related field
  • Unwavering advocacy against discrimination and displacement while treating people in the community with dignity and respect
  • Demonstrated success leading the way in collaboration with others
  • Embody courage, credibility, trustworthiness, thoughtfulness, and honesty
  • Passionate about fairness, justice, and equity
  • Prior supervisory and non-profit experience is a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of, and proven success with, affordable housing public funding programs and tax credit programs (AHP, HOME, CDBG, PHARE, NMTC, LIHTC, etc.) required
  • Understanding of the local zoning, permitting, and entitlement process
  • Experience with assembling and reporting for publicly funded complex real estate transactions
  • Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Proven analytic, strategic, conceptual, planning and implementation skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment concerning budget expenditures; funder, community and political relationships; partnership arrangements with local organizations
  • Ability to read, interpret and follow blueprints is helpful; working knowledge of small hand tools and basic construction skills is helpful
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a small, non-profit environment
  • Positive and professional attitude; strong work ethic
  • Proficient in office and real estate development software applications
  • Flexible working hours, including the ability to occasionally work on evenings and weekends and/or travel out of town to attend work related meetings, events, trainings, and other activities as necessary

Salary & Benefits:

This is a full-time exempt position and reports to the Executive Director. The annual salary is $75,000 – $85,000. City of Bridges CLT offers comprehensive employee benefits, including low deductible medical insurance as well as dental and vision insurance (85%/15% cost sharing), a SIMPLE IRA with 3% match, and generous paid time off.

 

TO APPLY: https://www.indeed.com/job/director-real-estate-ea5e7171c0fd091a

 

City of Bridges is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives and represent marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.