Founded in 1940, the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) provides low-income families in Norfolk, Virginia with safe and well-maintained housing. It also plans and administers large-scale residential redevelopment programs within Norfolk.
NRHA is an award-winning public housing authority that has been exceptionally effective in obtaining private investment partners to fund new neighborhoods; improving low-income public housing; planning and building mixed-income communities; and offering programs that support residents receiving rental assistance on their path to self-sufficiency. NRHA aims to create and apply meaningful housing and neighborhood development programs to serve all residents of Norfolk, Virginia.
NRHA looks for people who want to work in a challenging and progressive environment and make a positive difference in the community.
The Housing Development Project Manager is the project lead responsible for guiding development plans and completing development projects, including but not limited to, new construction, acquisition, preservation, recapitalization, mixed finance and other NRHA developments. This position is an integral part of the overall agency strategy and ensures that the development projects align with our vision, adhere to the development timeline and are executed efficiently.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
- Leads comprehensive revitalization efforts for development sites and specific projects. These activities may vary and could include master planning, residential (rental and homeownership), commercial, mixed-use, and recreational and other development projects.
- Prepare feasibility analysis responding to project criteria, includes identifying needs, population served, financial feasibility, and community plan as needed.
- Research and secure sources of predevelopment, construction, and permanent financing from public and private sources.
- Assists in the preparation and/or review of project development proformas, underwriting and analysis.
- Collaboratively works with NRHA project team members, development partners and other key stakeholders throughout development process beginning in project planning feasibility through closing, construction, and lease up.
- Solicits the expertise of others while articulating a clear understanding of the issues to keep development projects moving forward.
- Lead role in all resident, community, and stakeholder engagement efforts. Collaborate and coordinate with internal communications team, as required.
- Perform outreach duties and public relations work as needed; attend neighborhood, community and public meetings; act as liaison between NRHA, its consultants, vendors, partners and other key stakeholders.
- Keeps NRHA leadership informed at all times of progress in achieving project milestones and unit delivery goals.
- Identifies and consults with leadership team on issues that impact scope, schedule, and budget.
- Writes and coordinates solicitations for development proposals via RFP or RFQ process with Procurement and leads the review process, as required.
- Perform tasks necessary to obtain all approval i.e., submission of land use, and permit application, attendance at hearings, neighborhood meetings, and foster a team approach to obtaining neighborhood acceptance, where required.
- Oversee project design development; supervise preparation of project plans and specifications; ensure attention given to project budget, timelines, and lender/investor/regulatory requirements.
- Oversee the construction process, including compliance with local government and lender requirements; perform site inspections; recommend decisions regarding change order requests; process change orders, pay application and loan disbursement requests; and assure compliance with plans and specifications.
- Coordinates the engagement of the inter-departmental project team members, external partners and other consultants in the preparation and submission of evidentiary or other documents for HUD PIH, SAC, and RAD approvals as required.
- Prepare all applications for funding and lead others in the application process; actively engage in problem-solving with internal and external parties.
- Organize, coordinate, document and facilitate escrow closings.
- Manage interdepartmental planning and project handoff process to ensure successful transition to operations and housing management.
- Attend and present at Board and Board Committee meetings as required.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience, and Licenses
Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited four-year college or university, and at least two years’ experience in architecture, real estate finance, development, planning, engineering, or construction management, or an equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Experience in affordable housing and knowledge of local, state, federal financing programs including public housing funding, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), and tax-exempt bonds is a plus.
Core Competencies: organizational, time management, interpersonal, problem-solving and analytical skills. Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project, or other project management software. Ability to excel in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and collaborative environment. A valid Virginia or North Carolina driver’s license. Performs other related work as required.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, see, or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
NRHA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. The pay range for this position is $70,887.00 - $115,688.00 per year. The pay offer will be determined by the candidate's work history and skill mix. NRHA's benefits package includes VRS retirement; medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; short- and long-term disability insurance; tuition reimbursement options; public service loan forgiveness; and much more!
This position qualifies for a $5,000 new hire payment, delivered in two installments.
Those candidates who are selected for interview will be contacted directly by telephone. All other candidates will receive an email communication after the position is filled.
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The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Housing Authority will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
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