Housing Development Director

About PCRI

Portland
Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. is a non-profit community development
corporation with a mission “to preserve, expand and manage affordable housing
in the City of Portland and provide access to and advocacy for services to our
residents”. With over 800 units of affordable housing, PCRI’s unique mix of
single-family homes, small multi-plexes and community apartments represents one
of the last stable opportunities for low-income households to remain in their
vibrant Portland neighborhoods.  These
homes and apartments are woven into the fabric of their neighborhoods and are a
model for eliminating concentrations of poverty.

To
accomplish PCRI’s goal of addressing involuntary displacement, PCRI established
a displacement mitigation initiative, Pathway 1000, with the sole purpose and
intent of slowing and reversing the involuntary displacement of long term
residents previously forced to move from N/NE Portland, and current residents
at risk of displacement.  Through the
Pathway 1000 initiative, PCRI aims to build and create at least 1,000 homes,
many of which will be available to purchase. 
The homes will be located throughout the city of Portland, with the
primary focus on the N/NE Portland neighborhoods where displaced families
previously resided.

Position Summary:

The Housing Development Director is a senior leadership position charged
with the planning, resource development, implementation, evaluation, and
oversight of new construction and rehabilitation projects for PCRI’s Housing
Development Department. This position supervises PCRI’s Housing Development
staff and volunteers, and various development consultants, including
architecture and engineering firms, general contractors, financial consultants,
construction consultants, and development attorneys. This position works
closely with other PCRI Directors and Managers and with external partners.

This position requires excellent organizational and communication skills
as well as attention to detail and creativity. Understanding of zoning and
building codes, construction management, sustainable building criteria and
rating programs, and affordable housing programs and financing mechanisms for
both rental housing and homeownership will further distinguish a successful
candidate. This position may involve sensitive and confidential information,
therefore a high level of confidentiality and professionalism is essential. The
Housing Development Director must be able to work in a team setting and balance
multiple organizational priorities.

Essential
Functions:

Identify potential affordable housing development opportunities for
rental housing and homeownership developments; prepare presentations, materials
and recommendations for the Executive Director, Board of Directors and external
stakeholders; regularly report on development process and progress. This
position oversees the full project life cycle from pre-development through
construction. Additional essential functions, as directed and approved by the
Executive Director, include:

Evaluate project feasibility and
alignment with organizational mission and goals.

Lead and oversee the management of
new construction and rehabilitation projects.

Prepare (or direct preparation of)
construction meeting agendas and minutes, construction budgets and draws,
status reports and other necessary documents.

Direct and oversee research of potential
development sites and zoning/building codes to identify opportunity and feasibility
of new housing development; provide direction and recommendations on site
selection.

Lead development and organization of project
programs, specifications and creation of other project documents.

Lead Housing Development team with
project and resource development, including participation in the preparation
and submission of funding and grant applications.

Prepare and present reports for
funders, board packets and other stakeholders as necessary to inform interested
parties of a project and further its development.

Recommend the hiring and oversight of
development team partners and consultants.

Lead community and neighborhood
engagement as it relates to development projects.

Maintain effective communication with
third-party consultants, architects and design professionals, general
contractors, and other vendors regarding issues related to project design and
development.

Coordinate with property management
and maintenance staff to ensure project designs and materials meet standards
for livability, rent ability and ease of maintenance.

Promote growth and goodwill for the
company through daily personal contact with co-workers, vendors, and community
members.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in architecture/design,
housing development or construction management or related field.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience
managing diverse project teams, including staff and consultants.

Extensive knowledge of design,
development and construction of multi-family housing, mixed-use development,
and homeownership development.

Knowledge of affordable housing and
homeownership finance opportunities, challenges and processes.

Ability to read, write, interpret and
analyze printed and web documents including, but not limited to: project and
product specifications, contract documents, construction plans and blueprints,
invoices and construction draw documents, and public housing department
documents.

Good verbal and written communication
skills; strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Ability to coordinate multiple projects
simultaneously and easily adjust to changing priorities.

Ability to effectively present to
groups of people including lenders, public agency representatives, community
groups, and board members

Computer skills, including Microsoft
Office suite

Travel between sites in Portland
required. Must have driver’s license, access to vehicle and ability to maintain
automobile insurance.

Ability to walk up multiple flights
of stairs several times per day and walk about various rental properties and
construction sites.

Must have experience working with
diverse populations.

Experience working in small group
settings a plus.

Compensation / Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with
qualifications and experience. PCRI provides a generous benefits package that
includes 10 days of paid Vacation after the completion of one year of
employment that increase over time to 20 paid days. In addition to paid
vacation, PCRI’s annual benefits package includes 9 days of paid Sick Leave and
3 days of paid Personal Time Off, 10 paid holidays, employer-paid health
coverage (medical, dental, vision) that requires a contribution for employee if
dependents added to plan, Long Term Disability Insurance, 403(B) employer match
contribution of up to 3% of employees annual salary. Voluntary benefits
include: Life Insurance, Short Term Disability insurance, critical and
accidental insurance.

Work Environment:

PCRI is a fast-paced, highly
engaged work environment. We strive to communicate effectively and respectfully
within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and
cultural backgrounds. We actively seek opportunities for professional
development for our staff and promote a willingness to change for continual
improvement.

PCRI is an EEO employer
committed to the inclusion of all people in our workplace and programs.

Undergoing and passing a
pre-employment criminal background, drug test and physical exam is required.

Reasonable Accommodations:

To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able perform each essential function and
the physical demands satisfactorily. 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should
submit a resume and a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position,
to the attention of Tamara Trofimenko, HR Manager.  PCRI, 6329 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd,
Portland, Oregon, 97211, by email at jobs@pcrihome.org, or fax to (503) 943-2844.  This position is open until filled. Please
note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.