Vice President, Business Development

Full time
Locationcalifornia Calendar08/12/2019   Full time


Title: VP, Business Development
Reports to: Chief Development Officer
Location: Irvine (preferred) or Sacramento, California

Jamboree Housing Corporation is a mission driven, non-profit affordable housing developer that aims to
improve the quality of lives for both their residents and the larger communities they serve. With an asset
portfolio of $1.1 billion that includes the development of and/or ownership interest in more than 8,300
apartment homes in 86 California communities, Jamboree is the second largest nonprofit builder of
quality affordable housing in California – and the nation’s fifth largest nonprofit developer of affordable
housing. Their $320 million affordable housing development pipeline reflects their public and private
partnerships with local cities and counties to design and build healthy communities that enable residents
to live, work and thrive in their own cities. Jamboree is proud to be Orange County’s largest nonprofit
affordable housing development company.

Jamboree is a flexible organization devoted to their mission to transform lives and strengthen California
communities in Orange County, San Diego, the greater Sacramento region and beyond. Jamboree looks
for staff that connect with this mission and have a passion to make a difference. As a community
development organization, Jamboree fulfills this mission by creating and maintaining quality affordable
housing with services for working families, homeless families, their children, seniors and people with
special needs.

Led by their Executive Management Team, Jamboree staff play important roles in the development of
award-winning properties and help shape a positive perception of affordable housing by increasing public
awareness of their achievements and the successes of the people we serve.
When hiring, Jamboree looks for professionals who share their core values, with positive, solutionoriented attitudes. They seek out individuals who are expert leaders in their field who can help build and
maintain high quality housing and provide impactful services that transform lives and neighborhoods.
For additional information on Jamboree Housing, please visit

Linny Simkin, Managing Principal │ 206.366.1012 │
The Vice President, Business Development is responsible for increasing Jamboree’s market position statewide, by locating, negotiating, and securing new affordable housing opportunities. This includes primary
responsibility for developing and implementing an innovative and comprehensive business development
strategy. Reporting to the President and CEO, and serving as a member of Jamboree’s Executive
Leadership team, this person oversees the business development function for the corporation, managing
the business development team.

Major Areas of Accountability:
Review, refine and implement a state-wide Business Development strategy.
Manage the Business Development team and coordinate with other Jamboree staff, including
Development, Communications and Executives
Lead the Team in identifying acquisition opportunities.
Direct line responsibility for the creation of project pipeline and progression of these projects.
Review the feasibility analysis of new development projects including identifying funding options,
examining risks and estimating partners' needs and goals.
Track industry news and trends and identify opportunities by attending conferences and related
events, subscribing to relevant publications, and reviewing announcements.
Build relationships with partners or potential partners, discovering and exploring business
Screen potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and
financials; evaluating options and resolving internal priorities.
Manage Strategic Partner relationships.
Close new business deals by coordinating requirements, developing and negotiating contracts;
integrating contract requirements with business operations.
Manage transition of new projects from Business Development to the Development Team.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Well organized, detail oriented, and excellent analytical skills; proficiency in sophisticated financial
analysis using Excel, project management software, and word processing software such as Microsoft
Innovative leader and experienced people manager with the ability to motivate high-performing
Skilled at performing multiple tasks simultaneously.
Professional demeanor.
Good presentation skills; excellent oral and written communication skills.
Able to work effectively with community groups, including clients with diverse economic and
educational backgrounds.                                                                                                                                                                               
An entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem-solving in the field of affordable housing and
community development.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
Master’s Degree preferred.
Eight years’ experience in affordable housing development, business, finance, urban planning or a
related field, preferably for a non-profit, government agency or private financial institution.
Demonstrated experience with public and private affordable housing funding resources and subsidy
programs, including low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program, tax exempted bonds, and
syndication process; ability to creatively combine financing tools to leverage housing funds.
Valid California driver’s license and availability of an insured vehicle to travel within the California
service area.
Job includes some evening and weekend hours.

Physical Demands:
The VP, Business Development is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use
their hands and fingers to handle or feel. The employee is required to stand, walk, reach with arms and
hands, climb, balance, twist, lean, move from one location to another and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
Vision abilities required by this job include close and far vision. Ability to operate a computer keyboard,
and lift files and reports. Exposure to glare from a computer.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. Must be able to lift 25 lbs and travel via automobile and/or plane up to 75% of the business

Work Environment:
The work environment will usually be in a professional office setting, with possible shared workspace. The
noise level is usually quiet to moderate. When traveling the environment will change dependent upon
the site visiting.

Linny Simkin
Managing Principal
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