Senior Project Manager

Minneapolis, MN

Accepting applications until filled

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 person-centered approach to services ensures individuals and families receive the housing and ecosystem of support they need to achieve greater stability now and for the next generation. We are eager to welcome new team members 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 strives to be an equitable and inclusive organization committed to elevating the voices of the communities we serve that are disproportionately affected by systemic inequities.

Job Summary:

PPL is in search of a Senior Project Manager. This position is responsible for managing and supervising a team of project managers, including overseeing the progress of multiple projects, directing the work of the project managers, and being responsible for the budgets and schedules relating to the team’s work. The Senior Project Manager will also be responsible for coordinating multiple aspects of affordable housing development projects, including site research, finance, project administration, 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 Senior Project Manager will take the lead on multifamily and single-family affordable housing developments throughout the Twin Cities. Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders, such as neighborhood groups, political bodies, and regulatory agencies, to ensure a successful project within established timelines and budgets, will be key to success in this position.

Job duties and responsibilities include:   

  • Supervision and Organization of the Project Management Team - The Senior Project Manager (SPM) oversees the work of two to five individual project managers, balancing the workload, monitoring the team’s budget as well as the budgets and timelines of the various projects, advising and assisting team members, and otherwise directing the team’s work.
  • Align Team Effort with the full Development Department.  The SPM will coordinate the activities of the SPM’s team with the other project team, the rest of the development department, and related departments within PPL, such as Property Management, Finance, and Resident Services. Coordination would include scheduling and tracking department activities and funding cycles, preparing client invoicing, completing public relations communications, and a variety of other tasks.
  • Project Research and Evaluation – The SPM 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. The SPM is responsible for collecting information for and completing the preparation of the project team’s financing applications and the production of associated regulatory documentation.  The SPM is responsible for the team’s 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 SPM and team will solicit and evaluate consultant proposals, recommend consultants for particular project tasks, work with consultants to ensure the delivery of services in a timely and effective manner, review and approve invoices, and evaluate the consultant’s performance once the work is completed.
  • Project Administration  – The 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 SPM is responsible for collecting, organizing, and archiving relevant project data, including correspondence, budgets, legal documents, and architectural plans and specifications.
  • Soliciting Project Support – The 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.  

A detailed job description is available upon request or when selected for the next phase of the hiring process. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting, Architecture, Urban Planning, Business, Construction, Finance, Real Estate, or related field.
  • Minimum 5 – 6 years of experience in real estate development or other closely related field.
  • Experience managing a team of professionals.
  • Basic financial analysis skills.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19


Employer-sponsored health & dental insurance; employer-paid short & long term disability insurance, life insurance, and paid parental leave. Voluntary life insurance; Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA); PTO & Paid Holidays; 403(b) retirement plan with employer match; summer half-day Fridays; an impactful presence in an organization that makes a difference in many lives.

Salary: $75,000-$100,000/Yr., DOQ 

A hybrid remote/in-person model will be used during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 vaccination documentation or an approved medical or religious exemption, are required upon start date.

Application Process: 

Qualified candidates can apply online. Include a cover letter and resume. The process includes phone screens and virtual/ in-person interviews, references, and background checks for final candidates.

PPL strives to be an equitable and inclusive organization committed to elevating the voices of the communities we serve those who are disproportionately affected by systemic inequities. Persons of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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.