Project Manager (Advancements)

Full time
Locationlacounty Calendar02/20/2019   Full time



Salary:       Commensurate with Experience             Division:     Advancements

Status:      Non-exempt                                                Supervisor:  Executive Director



Clifford Beers Housing (CBH) develops permanent supportive housing (“PSH”) for the most vulnerable. We are dedicated to building thoughtfully designed, affordable and integrated communities to improve the lives of individuals and families who have experienced mental illness and homelessness.


CBH offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 403(b), medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans as well as vacation, sick, personal, and holiday time off.



We are seeking a dynamic and ambitious Advancement Manager to drive our Permanent Supportive Housing initiative. By innovating and advancing new capital structures and partnerships, you will lead new ways in production that are time and cost-efficient in comparison to traditional LIHTC models. You will integrate market units to PSH, partner with for-profit developers, promote PSH in R-1 neighborhoods and collaborate with faith-based organizations who own surplus land.


As our Advancement Manager you will be a key member of the leadership team and report directly to the Executive Director. You will influence all aspects of project development including multiple feasibility scenarios, underwriting, research, funding applications, negotiation, closing, and building PSH developments.

The Advancement Manger will develop strategic relationships to operate the building effectively involving property management, supportive service provision, etc. CBH hopes these creative projects will serve as a model to craft new ways to end homelessness in Los Angeles.


If you are an entrepreneurial, “out of the box” individual passionate about exploring new ways of combating homelessness, we want to hear from you.



  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to make reasoned decisions with limited information
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities, work, and information as needed
  • Ability to perform under pressure with interruptions and to meet deadlines
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to synthesize and understand information from a variety of sources and documents
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible work schedule that can accommodate demanding project deadlines
  • Familiarity with the MS Office Suite, particularly MS Excel, Word, and Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Maintain a professional demeanor in representing CBH to colleagues, constituents, funders, and public officials
  • Passion and support for CBH’s mission



  • Create new innovative funding opportunities
  • Develop funding applications for public and private financing consistent with funding regulations and within funding deadlines
  • Close acquisition/predevelopment, construction, and permanent phase loan deals.
  • Manage project proformas and other financial spreadsheets
  • Handle new site acquisitions, entitlements, project funding, and construction, including, review of studies, reports, and loan documents; distributing documents and information to parties as needed
  • Communicate with financing partners, consultants, and public agency staff
  • Actively participate in project problem-solving and discussions regarding project strategies
  • Maintain project information in an accurate and organized manner
  • Find, apply for, and report on grants suitable for the development of a department focused on developing permanent supportive housing without the use of LIHTC



  • A Bachelor’s degree and preferably a Master’s degree in business, finance, political science, public administration or urban planning.
  • 2-5 years’ work experience in a related field required. Relevant work experience may be substituted in lieu of a master’s degree.



  • Proof of ability to work in the United States.
  • Must always have and maintain a valid California driver’s license and auto insurance and have the availability of an insured vehicle to travel within the Company’s service area.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

While performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit at least 50% of the time; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand at least 25% of the time; walk at least 25% of the time; and reach using feet, legs, back, arms and hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20-30 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.



Clifford Beers Housing provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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