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Real Estate Development Program Manager

Sherwood, OR · Volunteering/Non-Profit

Real Estate Development Program Manager - CASA of Oregon

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

This position is a Grade 9 with a starting Salary of $72,286 – $84,895.

CASA of Oregon (CASA) began its work more than 30 years ago by supporting local organizations that provide housing for farmworkers and other populations who have been marginalized in primarily rural areas throughout the state. Today, we enhance economic and housing security for Oregonians in need by working in four key areas:

Manufactured Housing Cooperative Development Center (MHCDC) – We develop and support manufactured-home community resident-cooperatives through organizing, training, and technical assistance. We also support the negotiation and oversight of the purchase and financing.   

Real Estate Development (RED) – We partner with local community organizations and nonprofit housing sponsors to increase the stock of—and improve existing—affordable rental housing and community facilities. We serve as a developer, consultant, and technical assistance provider.  

Family Economic Opportunity (FEO) – We partner with local agencies to administer Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), which enable individuals and households with limited financial resources to save and build assets at an accelerated pace through a match savings program.  

Community Loan Fund (CLF) – We provide financing to support the development and preservation of affordable housing and community facilities. Loans provided include predevelopment, construction, bridge and secondary permanent financing.

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

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.

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.

The Real Estate Development Program Manager is responsible for the development of multi-family housing, single-family housing and community facility projects for CASA and helps determine the course of CASA’s development program.  The Real Estate Development Program Manager also directs and facilitates activities from predevelopment through lease-up. 

  • Identifies and works with project sponsors (housing authorities, nonprofit organizations, growers, local governments) and/or homeowners to effectively develop multi-family, single-family and community facility projects;
  • Perform outreach to communities regarding farm-worker and affordable housing issues and development processes
  • Analyzes feasibility of proposed projects in various markets; prepares market studies when necessary
  • Inventories and selects project sites; obtains necessary land use and environmental approvals;
  • Assembles and manages the development team, including project sponsor, architect, builder, property manager, lenders, and investors; authorizes contract terms;
  • Prepares and revises development and operating budgets;
  • Secures and administers project financing (include local, state and federal grants, conventional and subsidized loans, state and federal tax credits, private foundations and trusts, tax exemptions and in-kind donations);
  • Reviews documents, including design, construction agreements, and finance documents;
  • Oversees construction; attends inspections; prepares draw requests and change orders;
  • Prepares and/or oversees preparation of property management documents.
  • Develops and oversees project timelines; files required reports;
  • Conduct surveys for farmworkers in potential project areas;
  • Coordinates and convenes conference;
  • Coordinate work and projects with housing specialists;
  • Assist other CASA departments (ie: procuring funding); and
  • Assists co-workers, as needed, coordinate project schedules, as needed, with other projects; assists with general operations of the office, engages in fundraising activities for the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education: BA/BS in planning, construction sciences, business, architecture or related field is preferred. 

Experience: At least three years’ experience developing real estate and/or managing affordable housing and construction projects:
  • A thorough 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.

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 sit for long periods of time
  • 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 during the week and on weekends.
​​​​​​​This is a union position represented by CWA Local 7901.

  • Paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Generous Leave Policies
  • Opportunities for Telecommuting
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Employer Contribution to 401(k) – no match required
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)

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