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Senior Project Manager

The Fifth Avenue Committee

Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) is a nationally recognized South Brooklyn based, non-profit community development corporation formed in 1978 whose mission is to advance economic and social justice by building vibrant, diverse communities where residents have genuine opportunities to achieve their goals as well as shape the community's future. FAC works to transform the lives of over 5,000 low and moderate income New Yorkers annually so that we can all live and work with dignity and respect while making our community more equitable, sustainable, inclusive and just.

To achieve our mission FAC develops and manages affordable housing and community facilities, creates economic opportunities and ensures access to economic stability, organizes residents and workers, offers student centered adult education, and combats displacement caused by gentrification and works with the formerly incarcerated. In addition to our grassroots neighborhood work, we are actively involved in broader coalitions and campaigns.

The Housing & Community Facilities Development Unit develops and preserves safe, affordable housing for residents in South Brooklyn. The pipeline currently contains a variety of active projects comprising over 1,000 units and includes a diversity of supportive housing, rental, and homeownership projects. FAC places a strong emphasis on sustainable development as well as innovative deal structures and financing schemes to achieve our mission.

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for a variety of tasks involved in FAC’s housing and community facility development work. He or she will report to the Director and will work closely with the other members of the Housing Development unit to:

Manage the construction and financing processes for projects currently in the development pipeline;

Pursue new business and program development opportunities;

Coordinate the activities of teams of consultants and staff working toward major project milestones to achieve goals related to schedule and budget;

Other duties as assigned

Minimum 3 years experience in housing development, with direct responsibility for managing real estate projects;

General knowledge of affordable housing finance with experience underwriting projects with multiple sources;

Experience with the oversight of projects under construction;

Excellent communication (written and oral) and computer skills;

Creative self-starter;

Commitment to FAC’s mission, affordable housing, community building and economic development

Bachelor’s degree required; MPA, MUP or other relevant MA/MS preferred.

Send resume and cover letter, including salary history/requirements, by September 7, 2012. Email is strongly preferred. Submissions may be addressed to Heather Gershen, Director of Real Estate and sent to, indicating “Housing Development, Senior Project Manager” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.



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