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Real Estate Development Senior Program Specialist

Sherwood, OR · Volunteering/Non-Profit

Real Estate Development Senior Program Specialist - CASA of Oregon

This position is classified as Non-Exempt and Full-Time, and reports to the Real Estate Development (RED) Director.

This position is a Grade 6 with a starting Salary of $39.337.98- $49,172.48

CASA of Oregon is committed to the wellbeing of Oregon’s disadvantaged.  CASA’s work culture is inclusive and equitable, builds teams, works collaboratively, makes transparent and shared decisions, and cultivates staff through professional development.  CASA is most effective when working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders at local, state, and national levels. 
CASA is seeking a motivated, talented, and collaborative individual. While some candidates may not have all the relevant experience, candidates who are open and enthusiastic to learning on the job will be considered. Preferred candidates will have experience managing a team, acquiring and developing real estate, leading hands-on community engagement with disadvantaged populations, and conducting public advocacy campaigns. Ideal candidates will have experience working in rural communities, writing and administering grants, and leading or participating in equity and inclusion efforts. This includes tax credit projects, bond financing, affordable housing preservation, rural development, farmworker housing, and community organizing.
CASA of Oregon is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. CASA of Oregon also complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [include name and/or department, telephone, and e-mail address].
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.

The Real Estate Development Program Specialist assists with a wide array of assignments related to housing and community facilities development, including research, compile data, prepare forms/reports, and responsible overseeing the compliance of State Prevailing Wage Rates, Federal Davis Bacon and Related Acts requirements.

  • Assist with the preparation of grant applications;
  • Acquire & prepare various forms and documents;
  • Conduct outreach and surveys of farmworker families;
  • Assist Housing Managers plan projects and perform necessary tasks;
  • Prepare program reports for funders and the public;
  • Administer David Bacon & Prevailing Wage Rate requirements for projects;
  • Periodically take on new projects to support development team and agency;
  • Translate documents;
  • Help plan and coordinate conferences and retreats;
  • Develop marketing materials;
  • Research potential funding sources and investors;
  • Provide training on forms and Davis Bacon & Prevailing Wage Rate to Housing Department staff and interns;
  • Administer the Community Development Block Grant requirements for projects;
  • Fills in where and when appropriate for managers short term absence (sabbatical, vacation, sick);
  •  Other duties as assigned.
Education: Associate Degree preferred.
Experience: Two-three years’ experience in real estate development and/or finance:
  • Knowledge of and experience in affordable housing programs;
  • Familiarity with the operations of non-profit organizations;
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects, and meet strict deadlines;
  • Capacity to work independently and perform complex tasks with minimal supervision;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills to a wide audience;
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Working knowledge of spreadsheets and budget manipulation;
  • Proficiency using MS software and other computer software;
  • Willingness to assist co-workers with special projects;
  • Preference for bilingual Spanish speakers;
  • A commitment to working in a multicultural/bilingual environment; and a driver’s license and access to transportation.

CASA of Oregon is located in Sherwood, Oregon, fifteen miles southwest of Portland. Normal office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Employee must be able to sit for long durations of time and be comfortable working in an open office environment. A driver’s license and access to transportation are required. Travel statewide and out of state is necessary and may require overnight stays. (During COVID 19, the work shall be at home until it is safe to return to normal office work).

CASA of Oregon values people who work hard and think outside of the box. Appropriate attire for the work environment, whether in the office, at a meeting or on the construction site is required. We support our staff through development opportunities, leadership training and setting aside time for social interaction. CASA of Oregon embraces diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.  

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;
  • Attend meetings on construction job sites and wear appropriate safety gear;
  • 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. (During COVID 19, this travel will be limited until it is safe for normal travel to occur, however in extreme cases travel to a site may be necessary during COVID.)
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