Project Manager / Senior Project Manager
Accepting Applications until October 18th, 2019
Who We Are:
Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. When joining PPL, you become a part of a diverse team whose goal is to assist our residents and communities with the groundwork they need, not only to survive, but also to thrive. We are eager to welcome others to our team who are dedicated to serving our residents and pursuing our mission to build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services.
PPL is seeking a self-driven, passionate individual to join our Housing and Development team as a Project Manager or Senior Project Manager (depending on qualifications). This role will be responsible for multiple aspects of housing development projects, including site research, finance, project administration, and construction and project closeout under the direction and leadership of the Senior Director and Associate Director of Real Estate Development, and in collaboration with the entire PPL Housing Development team.
The Project Manager/Senior Project Manager will take the lead on multifamily and single family affordable housing developments throughout the Twin Cities. This person will also work with stakeholders, such as neighborhood groups, political bodies, and regulatory agencies, to ensure a successful project, all within established timelines and budgets.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Project Research and Evaluation – The Project Manager/Senior Project Manager participates in site identification, evaluation and selection by researching background information, developing project proformas, comparing those to existing development models and organizational goals, and making recommendations to fellow Project Managers and Directors.
- Preparation of Financing Applications and Documentation –PM/SPM is responsible for collecting information for and completing the preparation of project financing applications and the production of associated regulatory documentation. The PM is responsible for budget management, including project cash flow, from pre-development financing through project completion, including preparation of draw requests, overall budget oversight, and final project reconciliations and audit input.
- Consultant Management – The PM/SPM solicits and evaluates consultant proposals, recommends consultants for particular project tasks, works with consultants to ensure the delivery of services in a timely and effective manner, reviews and approves invoices, and evaluates the consultant’s performance once the work is completed.
- Project Administration – The PM/SPM contributes to the management of all other development tasks, including obtaining neighborhood and regulatory approvals, assembling information for closing with funding agencies, coordinating homebuyer closings, ensuring communication between and among other departments within the organization, homebuyers, and supportive service providers, coordinating interim property management, managing tenant relocation, and other tasks necessary to project delivery and turnover.
- Management of Project Data – With the other members of the PPL Housing Development Team, the PM/SPM is responsible for collecting, organizing, and archiving relevant project data, including correspondence, budgets, legal documents, and architectural plans and specifications.
- Department Coordination – The PM/SPM works with the other members of the PPL Housing Development Team to schedule and track department activities and funding cycles, to prepare client invoicing, and to complete public relations communications.
- Soliciting Project Support – The PM/SPM as directed by the Director of Real Estate Development may represent the organization and project at neighborhood meetings and other stakeholder gatherings/assemblies to elicit feedback and build support for the project.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Minimum Technology Qualifications:
Ability to use:
- Office equipment including telephone and voicemail systems, copier, printer, fax machine and scanner
- MS Excel, Word and Outlook
- Computer Network (files, drives, and folders)
- Basic financial analysis skills.
- Proficient in spreadsheet and word processing software.
- Strong organizational and multi-tasking capabilities.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals and organizations.
- Familiarity with low-income housing funding mechanisms, including low-income housing tax credit and other subsidy programs.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to represent the organization and project to diverse constituencies.
- Knowledge of construction practices and procedures, regulatory codes, building structures and systems. Ability to read specifications and building drawings.
- The employee must own a motor vehicle and have that vehicle available for work related activities. The employee must be able to legally operate that vehicle and must maintain proper insurance.
Language Skills, Mathematical Skills, Reasoning Ability:
Essential skills include:
- The ability to read and interpret documents related to the position, including property records and other closing documents, consultant contracts, financing agreements, compliance regulations, etc.
- The ability to write clear and effective proposals, reports and correspondence.
- The ability to speak effectively before staff members, developers, and other stakeholders in a variety of other public speaking situations.
- The ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, functions required in the development of budgets and project proformas, the predicting and monitoring of cash flow during construction and lease up, and the projection of operating income and expenditures.
- The ability to problem-solve and deal creatively and persistently with the variety of issues which arise in the production of affordable housing.
Education and/or Experience:
- BA/BS degree in Accounting, Architecture, Urban Planning, Business, Construction, Finance, Real Estate, or related field.
- Minimum 3-5 years of experience in real estate development or other closely related field.
Benefits: Benefits will include Health & Dental; Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance, Employer Paid Life Insurance; Voluntary Life Insurance; Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA); PTO & Paid Holidays; 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match.
Salary: $50,000-$70,000; DOQ
PPL is an EEO/AA employer. PPL participates in the federal E-verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.