Senior Project Manager

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHHC) is looking to hire an experienced Senior Project Manager to support the Multi-family Housing Development department and lead high-priority projects requiring considerable resources and functional integration.

PSHHC is a non-profit organization that manages over 1,600 affordable rental housing units and provides clinical case management to residents living on these properties of the Central Coast.

This is a full time position (40 hours per week, 5 days per week).

• 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.
• Identifies site for potential housing developments.
• Assists in site acquisition negotiations with property owners.
• Conducts economic feasibility analysis.
• Identifies, prepares and submits competitive applications to federal, state, local, and private funding sources for site acquisition, predevelopment, construction and permanent financing.
• Applies for and obtains required government permits and approvals.
• Represents 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.
• Coordinates the development process internally and with other professionals, including architects, attorneys, contractors, finance agencies, title companies and public officials, to ensure a high standards.
• Prepares and submit proposals for administrative funding.
• Prepares and update project proforma, construction budgets, cashflow projections, capital outlay and operating budgets.
• Actively participates in staff training and organizational functions and activities as needed.
• Prepares reports as required by funding sources.
• Executes the tasks as defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals.
• Manages 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.
• Measures 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.
• Ensures a common understanding by setting expectations in accordance with the Project Plan, in order to align the stakeholders and team members.
• Records 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.
• Conducts 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.
• Implements the approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events in order to minimize the impact of the risks on the project.
• Improves team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training, and motivating in order to facilitate cooperation, ensure project efficiency, and boost morale.
• Identifies and documents high-level risks, assumptions, and constraints using historical data and expert judgment in order to understand project limitations.
• Other duties as required by the Director of Multi-family Housing Development, CEO, CFO or their designates.

• 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.
• 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.
• Ability to build strong and effective working relationships, with excellent written and oral presentation skills are essential.
• Ability to prepare complex financial feasibility analysis with attention to detail.
• Capacity to negotiate contracts to minimize costs while insuring that the scope of work is comprehensive and accurate.
• 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.
• Proven ability to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
• Ability to communicate information and ideas clearly so that multiple audiences can understand, both verbally and in writing.
• Possession of strong listening skills, being sure to hear and comprehend the intentions and goals of others.
• Proven ability to embrace diversity in a collaborative environment while recognizing contributions and demonstrating high ethics and values.
• Must possess a valid California driver's license and current automobile insurance.

Salary DOE, with a very competitive benefit package including:
• Certification Incentive - 5% compensation increase when a PMP certificate from the Project Management Institute (PMI) is achieved. Increase is maintained so long as the certification is maintained.
• Employer-paid Medical/Dental/ Vision, LTD/ STD
• Pension Plan (currently 10% salary matching contribution each year)
• Paid Vacation, Holidays and Sick Time
• Employer investment in professional education and employee wellness
• An excellent supportive staff and work environment.

To apply, send resume and application to:
• Email:
• Fax: 805.544.1901
• Mail: Attn: HR, 3533 Empleo Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Application can be downloaded at: