Senior Project Manager Multi-Family Housing Development

Reporting Relationship: Under general direction of either a Portfolio Manager or a Program Manager, leads and directs high priority projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration.

Management Experience: 6 to 10 years

Duties: In addition to duties of a Project Manager II, takes projects from original concept through final implementation. Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including end users, distributors, and vendors. Ensures adherence to quality standards and review project deliverables. May communicate with a company executive regarding the status of specific projects. Mentors and provides technical assistance to junior project managers.

A. Required Skills
1. Execute project plan. Execute the tasks as defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals.
2. Manage changes to project scope. 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.
3. Monitor and control project work. 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.
4. Communicate project plan. Ensure a common understanding by setting expectations in accordance with the Project Plan, in order to align the stakeholders and team members.
5. Establish project deliverables. Record detailed customer requirements, constraints, and assumptions with stakeholders in order to establish the project deliverables, using requirement gathering techniques (e.g., planning sessions, brainstorming, focus groups) and the project charter.
6. Conduct kickoff Meeting. Conduct a kickoff meeting with all key stakeholders in order to announce the start of the project and review the overall project plan and gain consensus.
7. Implement approved actions. Implement the approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events in order to minimize the impact of the risks on the project.
8. Develop project team. Improve team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training, and motivating in order to facilitate cooperation, ensure project efficiency, and boost morale.
9. Identify high-level risks, assumptions, and constraints. Document high-level risks, assumptions, and constraints using historical data and expert judgment in order to understand project limitations.
10. Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationships. Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
11. Speaks clearly. Communicates information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
12. Writes clearly. Communicates information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
13. Possesses good listening skills. Listens intently to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions when appropriate, and allowing others to speak without interrupting them.
14. Recognizes contributions. Praises people for a job well done.
15. Embraces diversity. Open to diverse points of view, treats people with respect.
16. Demonstrates high ethics and values. Inspires loyalty and trust, handles oneself ethically following core values and beliefs.
17. Supports team building. Builds mutual trust and encourages respect and cooperation among team members.

B. Essential Functions
1. Identify sites for potential housing developments.
2. Assist in site acquisition negotiations with property owners.
3. Conduct economic feasibility analyses.
4. Identify, prepare and submit competitive applications to federal, state, local, and private funding sources for site acquisition, predevelopment, construction, and permanent financing.
5. Apply for and obtain required government permits and approvals.
6. Represent the corporation before public bodies, community and neighborhood groups, and financing agencies in promoting PSHHC and its goals. These meetings may occur throughout the three county area served and may occur in the evening hours.
7. 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.
8. Prepare and submit proposals for administrative funding.
9. Prepare and update project proforma, construction budgets, cashflow projections, capital outlay and operating budgets.
10. Actively participates in staff training and organizational functions and activities as needed.
11. Prepare reports as required by funding sources.
12. Other duties as required by the Division Manager, CEO, CFO or their designates.

C. Job Qualifications
1. Six years in real estate/housing development construction, or finance, preferably for a non-profit developer. Experience with governmental grant programs and a thorough understanding of low-income tax credit financing.
Advanced degree in lieu of experience would be considered.
2. 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.
3. The ability to build strong and effective working relationships, with excellent written and oral presentation skills are essential.
4. Must possess the ability to prepare complex financial feasibility analysis with attention to detail.
5. Have the capacity to negotiate contracts to minimize costs while insuring that the scope of work is comprehensive and accurate.
6. 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 PSHHC are based.
7. Must possess a valid California driver's license and current automobile insurance.

D. Certification Incentive
A five percent (5%) salary increase is available for a Senior Project Manager that obtains a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). This increase remains as long as the certification is maintained. Necessary fees for certification are eligible for Peoples Self-Help Housing education incentive.

This is a full time position (40 hours per week, 5 days per week). Superior benefits, including employer paid Medical/Dental/ Vision, LTD/ STD, Pension Plan, Paid Vacation, Flexible Spending Account, Holidays and Sick Time, in addition to an excellent supportive staff and work environment.