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Senior Project Manager

Resources for Community Development
Berkeley, CA 94701
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Who We Are

For over 35 years, Resources for Community Development (RCD) has been a leading regional nonprofit developer and owner of affordable housing. RCD's mission is to create and preserve affordable housing for people with the fewest options, build community, and enrich lives. RCD fosters strong, inclusive neighborhoods through strategies that address the health, economic development, education, and housing needs of residents across the community.

As an employer, RCD offers a collegial, respectful, diverse, and inclusive work environment with generous benefits. We take pride in being able to bring our full selves to our work, value work-life balance, and prioritize the growth and development of our employees. We are comprised of a dynamic and high-achieving team of residents, communities, staff, and Board who are helping to meet the demand in the Bay Area for affordable housing.

What I really love about RCD is how much positive impact we have in people's lives just by where we build, how we design, and the services we offer. It's incredibly motivating to open the doors to residents and watch them thrive. Dan Sawislak, Executive Director

The Role

We are looking for a creative problem solver to take on a lead role as the Senior Project Manager, under the direction and supervision of RCD's Director of Real Estate Development. The Senior Project Manager will have primary responsibility for a full range of real estate activities relating to the development of affordable multifamily housing. In this position, you will lead complex real estate developments through multiple phases, from entitlements and community engagement work through construction closings, construction management, and lease-up and transitioning into full operations. Successful candidates will be experienced and creative developers as well as industry change agents. RCD prides itself in being an industry leader in taking on complicated projects with positive impacts in the communities where we work while advancing intellectual and technological innovation in affordable housing development. We are looking for someone that is entrepreneurial, collaborative, and highly skilled in the field. The position will not only offer the opportunity to develop impactful projects in our communities but also contribute to the organizational growth and direction for RCD's future.

Essential Responsibilities

Project Financing

Responsible for researching and securing funding sources to support feasibility, pre-development, construction, and permanent loan phases of development.

Research and identify viable funding sources to support project development and completion

Oversee preparation and submittal of complete funding applications, including organizing and assembling reports, attachments, graphics, budgets, narratives, letters, certifications, and other documentation, as needed

Assign and oversee tasks assigned to support staff, as appropriate

Lead in negotiations with lenders, investors, and grantors while incorporating reviews and approvals from multiple departments within the organization

Represent RCD and its development work at public meetings and hearings

Manage RFPs, selection, and negotiations related to lender and equity investments


Responsible for securing entitlements for new projects in the RCD pipeline.

Research zoning and entitlement requirements and procedures

Oversee submission and approval of zoning applications and other required city approvals

Initiate and lead in community outreach and engagement work, including making presentations to community groups, commissions, design review boards, city councils, board committees, etc.

Project Management

Responsible for procuring, contracting, and managing a variety of development-related vendors, consultants, and contractors.

Oversee identification, selection, and contract negotiations with development-related vendors, consultants, and contractors

Manage design development process, using continuous input from asset management, property management, and resident services departments

Coordinate and oversee the work of the development team to maintain a budget, quality, and schedule

Monitor construction work, assure high-quality work and meet project schedules

Budget Management

Responsible for developing and maintaining multiple budgets and financial pro forma throughout the development process.

Conduct feasibility analysis of new and existing properties

Develop and manage project budgets, cash flow projections, and schedules from project inception through construction completion, including the implementation of cost containment strategies and value engineering processes throughout the life of the project

Organizational Responsibilities

Manage transition of completed projects from development to operation, including:

- Oversee scheduling and coordination of marketing and lease-up of properties

- Ensure successful close out of funding and investor requirements

- Manage complete packaging and transfer of project documents, agreements, and terms to asset management and resident services teams

- Assist with management and resolution of construction warranty claims during the first year of project occupancy

Participate in industry advocacy and marketing efforts for the organization, including:

- Participate in workshops and speaking engagements

- Participate in advocacy efforts for the industry, as appropriate

Assist Director of Real Estate Development in leading the overall direction of the real estate development department and its staff, including:

- Provide support in overseeing and leading junior staff within the department

- Provide support in strategic planning efforts within the department and the organization as a whole

- Participate in industry meetings and activities, as appropriate

Qualifications & Skill Set

Qualified applicants should have at least five years of progressive experience in affordable housing, finance, and/or real estate. The position requires a strong knowledge of affordable housing real estate development, affordable housing funding programs, real estate finance, and construction.

The applicant should have demonstrated experience and/or abilities in the following areas:

Strong organizational skills and an ability to juggle, prioritize and delegate in a fast-paced environment

Demonstrated relationship-building experience, and an ability to work collaboratively with the diversity of affordable housing and real estate development stakeholders

Excellent negotiation skills and experience

Advanced experience in preparation and analysis of pro forma financial spreadsheets, cash flow projections, and other relevant financial and physical analyses of real estate

Clear and effective verbal and written communications

Ability to work with minimal supervision

An entrepreneurial mindset and an interest in exploring new product types and partnerships

Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, urban studies, architecture or related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience, required

MBA, master's degree in city planning or related field, preferred

Work Environment

The Majority of time spent in a professional office environment onsite and at the home office.

Travel Requirements

The responsibilities of this position will require occasional travel to off-site locations around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, speak and hear. Requires frequent use of a keyboard, computer monitor, and phone. Must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to lift up to twenty (20) pounds occasionally. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Application Procedure & Compensation

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume via Paylocity. Applicants with suitable experience and/or skills will be contacted for interviews. People of historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

RCD offers competitive benefits including paid vacation and sick leave; health, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance; pre-tax flexible spending and commuter plans; and employer contributions to a retirement savings plan.



Posted: 2021-05-18 Expires: 2021-06-19

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