[Pre-Construction] Deputy Director, Rental Housing

Full time
Locationcalifornia Calendar09/11/2019   Full time DOE

***Please apply by emailing resume to hr@pshhc.org

Position Location: San Luis Obispo, CA

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) is looking to hire a motivated and experienced Deputy Director of Multifamily Housing Development to lead and direct high priority projects under the general direction of the Director of Multifamily Housing Development, CFO and CEO.

With a mission to build affordable homes, with site-based services that offer opportunities to change lives and strengthen communities, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing is the largest nonprofit developer on California’s Central Coast. We serve low income working families, farm workers, seniors and veterans and provide welcoming environments for those living with disabilities and for the formerly homeless. Along with building and managing beautiful and accessible neighborhoods in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, we offer a broad array of programs to promote health, education and connections to community-based resources.

This is a full time position (40 hours per week, 5 days per week).

Salary DOE, with a very competitive benefit package including:
• Employer-paid Medical/Dental/ Vision, LTD/ STD
• Pension Plan (currently 10% salary matching contribution each year)
• Paid Vacation, Holidays and Sick Time
• Employer investment in professional education and employee wellness
• An excellent supportive staff and work environment.

• Supervise and direct assigned staff to take projects from original concept through completion.
• Ensure successful project outcomes and alignment with company goals.
• Represent the company in the community and take a lead role in new business development.
• Communicate with company executive regarding the status of specific projects and business development initiatives.
• Manage staff and directly support projects as needed. 
• Identify sites for potential housing developments. 
• Assist in site acquisition negotiations with property owners.
• Conduct economic feasibility analyses.
• Supervise identification, preparation and submittal of competitive applications to federal, state, local, and private funding sources for site acquisition, pre-development, construction, and permanent financing.
• Apply for and obtain required government permits and approvals.
• Represent the corporation before public bodies, community and neighborhood groups, and financing agencies in promoting PSHH and its goals; these meetings may occur throughout the three county area served and may occur in the evening hours.
• Coordinate the development process internally and with other professionals, including architects, attorneys, contractors, finance agencies, title companies and public officials, to ensure a high standard of quality.
• Prepare and submit proposals for administrative funding.
• Assist and supervise the preparation and update of project proforma, construction budgets, cash flow projections, capital outlay and operating budgets.
• Ensure proper execution tasks as defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals.
• Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques in order to keep the project plan accurate, updated, reflective of authorized project changes as defined in the change management plan, and facilitate customer acceptance.
• Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques in order to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.
• Ensure a common understanding by setting expectations in accordance with the Project Plan, in order to align the stakeholders and team members.
• Ensure project deliverables are established, using requirement gathering techniques (e.g., planning sessions, brainstorming, focus groups) and documented in the project charter.
• Supervise, review and approve actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events in order to minimize the impact of the risks on the project.
• Improve team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training, and motivating in order to facilitate cooperation, ensure project efficiency, and boost morale.
• Ensure documentation of high-level risks, assumptions, and constraints using historical data and expert judgment in order to understand project limitations.
• Develop and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
• Actively participate in staff training and organizational functions and activities as needed.
• Prepare reports as required by funding sources.
• Other duties as required by the Division Manager, CEO, CFO or their designates.

• Minimum of 7 years in real estate/housing development construction or finance, preferably for a non-profit development
• Experience with governmental grant programs and a thorough understanding of low-income tax credit financing; advanced degree in lieu of experience would be considered.
• A degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance or a related field is desirable; preference may be given to those possessing advanced degrees (PhD, MBA, MPA, MS, MA, JD, etc.) or certifications. 
• The ability to build strong and effective working relationships, with excellent written and oral presentation skills are essential.
• Must possess the ability to prepare complex financial feasibility analysis with attention to detail. 
• Have the capacity to negotiate contracts to minimize costs while insuring that the scope of work is comprehensive and accurate.
• Personal qualities desired include a high degree of self-motivation, initiative, entrepreneurship, creativity, perseverance, flexibility, high moral standards, and a sensitivity of the greater social values upon which the activities of organizations such as PSHH are based.
• Must be able to communicate information and ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing.
• Must possess strong listening skills, listening intently to what others are saying, taking time to understand the points being shared.
• Possess a management style where contributions are recognized and people are praised for a job well done.
• Must embrace diversity, be open to different points of view, and treat people with respect.
• Must demonstrate high ethics and values, inspire loyalty and trust and handle oneself in a way that follows our core values.
• Ability and practice of supporting team building through mutual trust, encouraging respect and cooperation among team members.