Manufactured Housing Project Manager -CASA of Oregon
This position is classified as Exempt and Full-Time, and reports to the Real Estate and Cooperative Development (RECD) Director. This position is a Grade 9 and the starting salary range is $54,500 – 69,000
CASA began its work 30 years ago helping local organizations provide housing for farmworkers and other marginalized populations in primarily rural areas. While focusing on those who are often unable to advocate for themselves, CASA has positioned itself as an honest broker in the community with government, industry and community organizations.
By working alongside community organizations, we are able to build and renovate affordable housing and neighborhood facilities. We provide programs and resources that increase families’ financial well-being. We are advocates, organizers and agents for change working throughout the state of Oregon. At CASA, we commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism because we recognize that the communities we partner with face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state and institutions.
We celebrate the identities of all involved with CASA, past and present. We are an organization that strives to respect the race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, size, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, criminal background, religious background, marital status, military status, strengths and differences of all people.
We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression, and commit ourselves to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion and freedom of expression.
As organizers, advocates and development consultants, racial equity and inclusion should manifest at all levels of our programs. Through collaboration, we strive to build hope, homes, and financial health to both heal and strengthen our communities. POSITION OVERVIEW
CASA and the State of Oregon are national leaders in efforts to preserve manufactured home parks through resident ownership and non-profit ownership (see Prosperity Now link https://prosperitynow.org/blog/oregon-sets-example-preserving-repairing-and-replacing-manufactured-housing ). The principal tasks of the Manufactured Housing Cooperative Development (MHCD) Manager are the preservation and development of manufactured housing communities for CASA and advises the RECD Director on the direction of CASA’s MHCD Program. The MHCD Program Manager also facilitates activities from predevelopment through acquisition or conversion and post conversion, including construction project management, organizational development and lease-up. This position requires extensive travel throughout the state to meetings during the day and evenings. RESPONSIBILITIES
Identifies and works with brokers, manufactured housing community owners, resident cooperatives, and individual homeowners to effectively convert the park to a resident owned community (ROC).
Educates brokers, owner and resident communities on the MHP program
Analyzes manufactured housing community markets; prepares market studies;
Inventories and selects manufactured housing communities, coordinates necessary land use verification, and environmental due diligence reports, including a property conditions report;
Assembles development team, including engineers, attorney, property manager, lenders, and negotiates contract terms;
Assists with the development of a replacement housing strategy, and leads the single-family financing and donated manufactured homes initiatives that augment this strategy.
Prepares development and operation budgets and revises them, as necessary, to reflect changing project requirements;
Assists with project financing (include local, state and federal grants, conventional and subsidized loans, state and federal tax credits, tax exemptions and in-kind donations)
Reviews documents, including design, construction agreements, and finance documents;
Coordinates construction project management; may attend inspections; prepares draw requests and reviews and authorizes change orders;
Prepares requests for proposals for professional services;
Develops and oversees project timelines; prep
ares any required reports; and
Assists RECD Director and Community Organizer, as needed, with other projects; may assist with general operations of the organization, engages in fundraising activities for the MHPP Program.
Education: AA in real estate, planning, construction sciences, business, architecture or related field is preferred. Experience can be substituted for educational requirements. At least three years of experience developing real estate and/or managing affordable housing and construction projects:
Significant knowledge of and demonstrated experience in affordable housing development and finance;
Experience working with low-income individuals, brokers, real estate investors, local sponsors, community representatives, lenders, and other involved in the development process;
Ability to plan and manage multiple projects, budgets, and contracts and meet strict deadlines;
Capacity to work independently and perform complex tasks with minimal supervision;
Excellent presentation and written communication skills, including grant writing
A commitment to working in a multicultural/bilingual environment; and a driver’s license and access to transportation.
Work is in an indoor, office setting and driving to sites at manufactured home parks and meeting areas throughout the state.
This position requires extensive travel both in state and to trainings out of state including day and evening work.
Physical and Sensory Capability Requirements The following capabilities are required in order to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden on the company are available to address the following requirements.
Ability to: stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl;
Lift, carry, and place items of up to 25 pounds;
Maintain sustained concentration on computer screens;
Use keyboards and a variety of computer peripherals;
Must have a valid driver’s license with consistent access to reliable transportation.
Must be able to drive both day and night and travel to rural areas.