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Development & Sustainability Project Manager

Lott Community Develpment Corp.


Description
Lott Community Development Corporation, a non-profit organization with a 24-year history of creating and preserving affordable housing, is seeking experienced candidates for the newly created position of Development & Sustainability Project Manager. The Development & Sustainability Project Manager will coordinate all of Lott's capital improvements, acquisition/new development projects, Year 15 repositionings, and sustainability initiatives.

In addition to developing and implementing a multi-year effort to guide reinvestment and sustainability projects at the existing buildings, the Development & Sustainability Project Manager will work with the Executive Director to identify acquisition and new development opportunities in Northern Manhattan and other neighborhoods. The Development & Sustainability Project Manager will be exposed to all aspects of development, construction management, property and asset management, and community development. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, hard-working multi-tasker with excellent communication skills. The ability to work independently, take initiative, meet deadlines, and foster teamwork will be critical to the candidate's success in this high-profile position.

Given the long-term nature of the projects to be undertaken, there is significant growth potential for the selected candidate within the organization. The Development & Sustainability Project Manager will have the opportunity to shape this new position and positively impact the quality of life for Lott residents. He/she will interact with Lott Board members, staff, and residents, as well as agency partners, design and construction professionals, elected and appointed community representatives, and neighborhood residents.

Responsibilities:
1. Work with the Executive Director to develop and implement a multi-year plan to renovate all properties in Lott’s portfolio. This will involve visiting all buildings, working with design and construction teams to identify capital needs, prioritizing projects by need and availability of funding, and preparing funding applications as required. The plan will specifically target opportunities to “green” the portfolio, increase energy efficiency, utilize environmentally-friendly materials, and improve resident quality of life.

2. Inspect properties, prepare scopes of work for individual renovation projects, and solicit and evaluate bid packages from contractors.

3. Direct and monitor the progress of all contractors’ work to ensure timely completion of projects within budget and at the highest level of quality. Develop punch lists for all projects and oversee completion of punch list work.

4. Work with architects, expeditors, contractors, engineers, and attorneys to ensure that all permitting and inspections are properly managed.

5. Institute outreach strategies to keep residents informed about ongoing renovation projects at their buildings and field questions/concerns. Schedule and attend resident information meetings as needed.

6. Work with the Director of Property Management, superintendents/porters, and administrative staff to ensure coordination of renovation projects.

7. Work with contractors to prepare, distribute, and monitor construction schedules to ensure timely completion of all projects.

8. Identify properties for acquisition/rehabilitation and new construction to expand Lott’s portfolio of affordable housing.

9. Prepare responses to Requests for Proposals and applications for funding to advance new projects.

10. Assemble design and consultant teams for renovation projects and new development projects.

11. Develop new standards for common area/amenity space and apartment renovations to be implemented across Lott’s portfolio.

12. Assess Lott’s garden and open space amenities and develop a phased plan for upgrading them.

13. Provide exceptional customer service to residents and other internal and external clients and partners.

Qualifications:
1. Minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience, preferably in a not-for-profit organization.

2. A bachelor’s degree in real estate development, construction management, facilities management, planning, architecture, historic preservation, or a related field. A master’s degree in one of the fields noted above may substitute for some or all of the work experience.

3. Experience in managing a multi-building affordable housing portfolio.

4. Working knowledge of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Section 202, and Homeless Housing Assistance Programs.

5. Experience working on projects involving the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development, NYC Housing Development Corporation, NYS Homes & Community Renewal, US Department of Housing & Urban Development, and other housing agencies.

6. Familiarity with and experience utilizing various city, state, federal, and other programs and funding sources related to sustainability.

7. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

8. Strong leadership, communication, and team-building skills.

9. Detail-oriented work style and project management abilities with experience managing contracts.

10. Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks to ensure that goals and deadlines are met.

11. Grant writing experience.

12. Excellent customer service skills.

13. Patience and a sense of humor a big plus.

Preferred:
Bi-lingual Spanish speaker a plus.

How TO APPLY:
Email resume, cover letter with salary requirements, three references, and a maximum three-page writing sample to Milagros Marrero at marrerom@lottcdc.org. INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

About Organization:
Lott’s portfolio includes approximately 700 apartments in twelve projects encompassing twenty-seven individual buildings in Northern Manhattan. Lott owns and manages properties financed through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, Section 202, and Homeless Housing Assistance Programs


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