Assistant Project Manager

Full time
Locationlacounty Calendar12/28/2020   Full time

Position is for a full-time (37.5 hr/wk) Assistant Project Manager to work at EAH Corporate located in Tarzana, CA. Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and some related work or field work experience in matters related to affordable housing development such as residential architecture, finance, planning, construction, etc. Must be detail oriented. Must possess a high level of proficiency in preparation, analysis and interpretation of financial spreadsheets (Excel) for real estate projects; proficiency in MS Office Suite including Outlook, Word and PowerPoint. Valid California Driver’s license and access to reliable transportation required. Salary commensurate to experience.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

EAH Housing has been developing, managing and promoting affordable housing since 1968. We are one of the largest and most respected nonprofit housing development and management organizations in the western United States. With a staff of over 450, EAH develops multi-family communities, manages over 100 properties in California and Hawaii, and plays a leadership role in local, regional and national housing advocacy efforts.

At EAH, we put our core values into action on a daily basis. We recognize that training is a critical investment in the success of our employees and in the continued excellence of EAH. Please visit our website to learn more about our culture and read employee comments to learn more about what it would be like to work at EAH.

For immediate consideration, please apply to requisition ASSTP02061 on our website at www.eahhousing.org/careers

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the direction of the Director of Real Estate Development, the Assistant Project Manager’s primary responsibility is to support to the real estate development department (including Directors and Project Managers) as they work towards identifying and securing new projects and ensuring the development and/or rehabilitation of affordable housing communities throughout EAH target regions. As part of the real estate development team, the Assistant Project Manager plays an integral role to support the development team throughout every phase of the real estate development process including site acquisition, entitlements, financing, design, construction, and lease up of new construction and rehabilitation projects. This position is characterized by initiative, responsibility, accountability, and ability to work congenially with a wide variety of individuals.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • General Project Management Assistance. Provides support to the Director of Real Estate Development and Project Managers as needed in connection with various new construction and rehabilitation transactions including: processing, tracking and following up on documents and letters; coordination with internal staff; management of relevant consultants; management of acquisition, construction and permanent loan closing due diligence; internal document review; coordination of design teams, plan submittal to municipalities and consultants, obtaining clearances during the plan check process; management of departmental checklists. Assists with other protocols including predevelopment budgets, decision memos, board presentations, invoice processing, etc., and maintains accurate and up-to-date files for projects.
  • Funding Applications. Assembles applications to various funders, including but not limited to the Housing and Community Investment Department of the City of Los Angeles (HCIDLA), the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA), the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), HOME/CDBG, California Housing Finance Agency, HUD, etc. Maintains a working file of updated standard EAH documents and forms from other organizations used in applications.
  • Draw Assistance. Prepares and assists with preparation, maintenance and submitting funding draws to various financial institutions throughout the various phases of development
  • Community Outreach and Engagement. Conducts research and assessments of community assets and needs; identifies key stakeholders; prepares presentation materials as needed for public meetings.
  • Site Due Diligence. Performs due diligence work on potential sites deemed generally viable for development purposes. Due diligence review includes reviewing preliminary title reports, evaluating infrastructure, estimating market values through comparable sales analysis, visiting and photographing sites and adjacent areas, and assessing ability to obtain entitlements for contemplated projects in the context of local general plan and zoning designations.
  • Financial Analysis. Creates and analyzes preliminary financial projections for potential transactions; compiles comprehensive deal analysis packages, and assesses risk associated with any acquisition for review by supervisor and Executive Team.
  • Funding Research. Identifies, evaluates, and monitors new and existing funding sources and remains up to date on the status of those sources of funding. Analyzes funding competition and scoring of competitive applicants in connection with various sources.
  • Entitlement and Community Support. Ensures that local approvals and neighborhood acceptance of proposed housing development projects occur, including submitting land use applications, and attendance at hearings and neighborhood meetings. Assists Director of Development in obtaining public approvals.
  • Proposal Creation and Support. Creates and manages proposals for land and funding opportunities.
  • Plan Participation. Actively participates in EAH’s Injury and Illness Prevention Plan.
  • Lender Relations. Maintains positive working relationships with public and private lenders and grant sources.
  • Presentation Creation. Creates presentations for internal and external audiences. 
  • Conference Attendance. Represents EAH at targeted industry conferences and seminars.
  • Attendance. Regular and predictable attendance.
  • Other. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must have a Bachelor’s degree. Some related work or field work experience in matters related to affordable housing development such as residential architecture, finance, planning, construction, etc. Valid California Driver’s license and access to reliable transportation required.

DESIRABLE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education – master’s degree in a related field (Urban Planning, Real Estate Development, Business, etc.)
  • Experience working at an affordable housing development company in California.
  • Experience with California LIHTC transactions, along with familiarity of California Housing and Community Development (HCD) programs.
  • Minimum of one successful LIHTC financial construction closing.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS

EAH Housing conducts criminal background checks on all candidates who have received a conditional job offer. Once you have receive such an offer, you will be required to submit and pass our criminal background requirements. Please be advised that certain roles may also require fingerprinting due to legal requirements.  If onsite housing is a requirement of the position, any household members over 18 years of age who will be living onsite with the candidate must also undergo a criminal background check and tenant screening.  Satisfactory completion of background check and fingerprinting requirements is a requirement of employment with EAH.    

BENEFITS

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, as well as a 403(b) retirement plan with a percentage match. We also offer a generous vacation accrual, holiday schedule and work schedule flexibility.

EAH Housing is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled Employer.  CA BRE #00853495 | HI RB-16985

For immediate consideration, please apply to requisition ASSTP02061 on our website at www.eahhousing.org/careers