Project Assistant I

Full time
Locationlacounty Calendar03/11/2019   Full time $24.04-$28.85

Mercy Housing is looking for people who want to create a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy, and all people can develop their full potential. We believe that affordable housing and supportive programs improve the economic status of residents, transform neighborhoods and stabilize lives. 


We are currently looking for a Project Assistant I. The successful candidate will provide administrative and technical services and analysis to the real estate development team for new development, relocation/ community development, and rehabilitation of housing projects.  This is a project-based position.


This is a brief description summarizing the abilities and skills needed for the position.



Education: Bachelor's degree in business, planning, communications, or related field strongly preferred.

Experience: Minimum of 1 year of demonstrated experience in related work, preferably low-income housing.


  1. Detail oriented, especially in creation and analysis of financial spreadsheets.
  2. Relate positively to people from diverse backgrounds and professional levels.
  3. Maintain confidentiality with regard to privileged legal and financial matters.
  4. Take direction and ask questions to ensure complete understanding.
  5. Multi-task and prioritize duties
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills, verbally and written communication.
  7. Computer proficiency level in Microsoft Office Suite software.
  8. Treat a variety of people with respect and compassion
  9. Represent Mercy Housing in a professional manner at all times
  10. Understand and commit to the Mission and Values of Mercy Housing.


  1. Creates, composes, and prepares correspondence, including tenant/community notices, and distributes out-going correspondence via fax, mail, or e-mail, as needed.
  2. Writes and edits various materials utilizing Word and Excel, as needed. Independently manages administrative functions for division/site.
  3. Schedules and confirms meetings, conference calls, and meeting spaces.
  4. Attends project meetings with consultants, tenants and other stakeholders, as needed.
  5. Acts regularly as a liaison with internal departments, outside vendors and other parties.
  6. Assists with tenant/project files or database. Produce reports as requested. Maintains and control confidential materials.
  7. Prepares check requests, invoicing, contracts, division plans and budgets/proformas for review by manager.
  8. Prepares project financial analysis, narratives and prepares applications/proposals for funding.
  9. Performs other tasks as requested to ensure the smooth functioning of the division/site and other activities. Assists with various division/site projects and supports the team.
  10. Meets regularly with supervisor and provides written and oral progress reports as requested.


Position Informaiton:

  • Full Time
  • Monday - Frinday
  • $24.04-$28.85 (DOE)

Project Assistant I - Online Application

Please apply online by following the hyperlink above listed as 'Project Assistant I - Online Application'