Senior Program Director, Capital Solutions & P

Full time
Locationlacounty Calendar03/01/2019   Full time DOE

About Us

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization creating and advocating for affordable homes in thriving communities linked to jobs, good schools, health care and transportation. We lend funds, finance development and manage and build affordable housing, while shaping new strategies, solutions and policy.

 The Southern CA office, located in Downtown Los Angeles, has invested over $1.2 billion to create and preserve more than 28,000 affordable homes and works with partners including developers, investors, government, and community based nonprofits to advance systems change. Our major initiatives promote equitable and inclusive communities; strengthen the regional homeless delivery system and capacity of frontline organizations; and advance an enabling public policy agenda.


Job Summary

Sr. Program Director, Capital Solutions & Partnerships (CSP) role is to help address intractable social issues through developing scalable capital solutions, and to deliver Enterprise’s entire capital platform to support partners.  The CSP will lead the Small and Medium Multifamily initiative, a program designed to preserve and support SMMF housing; and a Faith Based Initiative designed to help faith based partners that own land to partner with developers to move a project from concept to development. In this role, the CSP will be expected to deliver on Enterprise’s core levers of systems change, including capacity building, technical assistance and capital innovation. 

 The CSP will also work with program staff in Enterprise SoCal’s core program areas – Vulnerable Populations, Sustainable Connected Communities and Policy –  to develop capital solutions that our support mission.  The CSP is also responsible for supporting Enterprise’s top partners by ensuring seamless delivery of the entire financing, including the New Generation Fund and other capital tools.  Finally, the CSP may support capital raising efforts.

To be successful, the CSP must be a proactive leader with demonstrated experience in driving results through a matrix organization.



  • Production, preservation and program lead for Small and Medium Multifamily and Faith Based Initiative;
  • Lead local strategy to increase capital deployment, accelerate production and preservation of affordable housing,
  • Build the capacity of public agencies partners to streamline approvals, improve policies, improve capital alignment across various programs and platforms to accelerate production and preservation of affordable housing.
  • Lead capacity building, technical assistance, trainings and develop toolkits to strengthen the capacity of the sector – primarily affordable housing developers and public agency partners.
  • Support key Enterprise program areas – Vulnerable Populations and Sustainable Connected Communities.
  • Manage local capital tools, New Generation Fund, LA City’s naturally occurring affordable housing program, small multifamily pilot and other local capital tools:
  • Work with Enterprise’s national team to deliver scalable capital solutions to meet local needs;
  • Coordinate relationships with top Enterprise public agency and community development partners;
  • Support meetings with government partners (housing agencies) and capital providers. 
  • Partner with Enterprise’s Policy & Development Research team and utilize Enterprise’s Opportunity 360 tool to inform program strategies and to measure outcomes;
  • Drive lending origination of deep mission deals and/or support deals that are important in market place (eg. preservation and production of all affordable housing types; New Generation Fund (NGF), Metro Affordable Housing Transit Connected Housing Program (MATCH), Small and Medium Multifamily Pilot Loans, and other capital tools).  May conduct early stage screening of projects, but hand off transactions before underwriting. 



  • Minimum of ten years of experience in banking and finance, real estate, nonprofit, real estate development or relevant field.
  • Undergraduate degree required.  Master’s degree in business, economics, urban planning or real estate is strongly desired.
  • Detailed knowledge of the underwriting process for various affordable housing/community development finance programs. 
  • Ability to confidently and effectively partner with individuals at multiple levels of local and state government to develop affordable housing/community development financing products and programs.
  • Experience in the low-income affordable housing sector and knowledge of charitable organizations is highly desired.
  • Extensive knowledge of real estate transactions, Enterprise products/services and customers is highly desired.
  • Proven track record of results orientation.
  • Strong financial and analytical skills.
  • Ability to effectively understand and leverage all of Enterprise’s products, programs and activities to potential customers.
  • Familiarity with competitor product lines and roles of key staff in competitor organizations.
  • Proven ability to assess customer needs and define customer requirements to generate innovative solutions.  Facile with analyzing data and information to make critical decisions.
  • Highly motivated, able to work independently and solve problems.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and lead colleagues through effective planning and organizing, decision making, and evaluating, including those in satellite offices.
  • Demonstrated track record of efficient use of fiscal resources.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments, meet tight deadlines, coordinate and communicate effectively among widely-dispersed parties and cultivate new relationships.
  • Working knowledge of local and state-wide housing markets and conditions and real estate finance models.


Attributes Required 

  • THOUGHTFUL- Creative, strategic thinker with demonstrated imagination and flexibility.
  • INFORMATIVE- Effective written and oral communication skills.Excellent presentation skills. Thoughtful listener. Direct and open communication style.
  • DEDICATED- Dedicated self-starter who is accustomed to taking initiative, and driving toward results, has a high degree of self-motivation, initiative, dedication, creativity and perseverance.
  • PROFESSIONAL- Mature in demeanor, actions, and attitude, toward external audiences and colleagues.
  • ADAPTABLE – Can independently and rapidly respond to new tasks and challenges.
  • COMMITTED- Must be committed to, and find enduring inspiration in Enterprise’s mission. Must have a desire to join a nonprofit organization and advocate on behalf of Enterprise and the communities it serves.


Additional Info

  • Competitive candidates will be expected to submit upon request examples, as available, of past work products: needs assessments, written reports,and/or presentations
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