Senior Project Manager

Position Title: Senior Project Manager
Department: Accounting
Classification: Fulltime, Exempt
Supervisor: Director of Housing Development

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Director of Housing Development, the Senior Project Manager is responsible for a wide range of tasks to advance HCHC’s strategic goal to develop affordable housing throughout Los Angeles County.

ESSENTIAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manage all aspects of the housing development process from site selection, feasibility analysis, securing financing, overseeing design development, procuring and contracting with third party consultants, construction oversight and conversion to permanent financing.
  • Prepare proformas to assess the financial feasibility of proposed housing developments and mixed-use developments that include housing with community serving retail and/or other community facilities.  
  • Assess project feasibility in terms of cost-effectiveness, regulatory conformance and/or limitations, the process for obtaining entitlements and other relevant considerations. 
  • Analyze/prepare/submit Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for submission to agencies that will approve or deny the proposals.
  • Evaluate LA County properties for potential acquisitions for affordable housing development. 
  • Prepare funding applications and submit to agencies that will approve or deny applications.
  • Review and evaluate environmental impact reports pertaining to projects.
  • Ensure proper communication and coordination amongst consultants, architects, and etc. during the formulation of plans for developing a site. 
  • Discuss with planning officials the purpose of land use projects, such as housing, community serving retail and other community facilities.
  • Implement government policies affecting housing, community facilities, land use and zoning.
  • Keep informed about economic or legal issues involved in zoning codes, building codes, or environmental regulations.
  • Hold public meetings with elected officials, neighborhood councils, local businesses, stakeholders and members of the general public to solicit input on the proposed housing development and to address issues as they arise.
  • Oversee and advise project managers. 
  • Assume responsibility for other projects and duties as needed.
SKILLS
  • Excellent communication skills are essential including active listening, speaking to others to clearly convey information, and cogent writing skills.
  • Complex problem solving skills are important as well as the ability to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Ability to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential options and to choose the most appropriate course of action.
  • Negotiation skills are essential to bring others together and to reconcile differences.
  • Excellent computer skills are required including knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software, in particular, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in a relevant field such as urban planning, architecture and/or a business degree. Five years’ experience within the real estate industry, property management, community development, banking, the nonprofit sector or related field is strongly preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This position requires daily use of office equipment. May need to lift up to 40 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The essential responsibilities of this position are performed in a busy indoor office environment as well as outdoors at construction sites for housing development projects. The employee must be able to keep focused in an environment with interruptions and distractions.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Frequent travel within Los Angeles County for construction site visits and meetings with government agencies and the professionals involved in each project. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and insurance as required by law. Must have a vehicle and be able to drive between sites.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

HCHC requires employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to any accommodation as may be required by law.

HCHC’S COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, ACCESS AND INCLUSION

Hollywood Community Housing Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, medical condition or any other basis protected by law.

APPLY

Please submit your resume to apace@hollywoodhousing.org, with the subject line: HCHC Senior Project Manager