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Land Acquisition Project Manager

Company: Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Are you looking for meaningful and energizing work? A job where you feel connected to a mission and motivated to make a difference? Then you should consider a career at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. As part of our engaged and passionate team, you'll help power our mission to bring people together to create, preserve, and promote affordable homeownership and advance racial equity in housing. You would join a workplace that is inclusive, innovative, supportive, and so much more. Team members receive top-notch benefits packages and 20 vacation days in your first year. Pretty awesome right? Join our collaborative and creative team by applying today! Job Summary Ensure timely and cost-effective acquisition of sufficient land to enable TCHFH to meet its housing production goals. Communicate with other staff about land acquisition prospects and progress. Monitor site acquisition prospects. Manage steps involved in securing site, including negotiating with sellers, meeting with public agency staff, working with consultants on due diligence, developing site and conceptual architectural plans, managing the land entitlement and public land sale approval process, and assisting with or directly overseeing the application for and administration of public funding grants.RESPONSIBILITIES Collaborate with the Chief Real Estate Officer and Land Development Director in long range planning of land acquisition strategies.Develop and maintain partner relationships with cities, counties, and developers to provide a pipeline of development opportunities.Collaborate with Homebuilding/PMO, Resource Development, Homeowner Development staff in evaluating development opportunities, scheduling projects and estimating costs prior to acquisition or handoff to construction project management staff.Create project plans in Microsoft Project and maintain schedules, budgets and resources assignments until handoff to Project Management staff. Oversee site acquisition and entitlement:Based on the organization's long-range planning goals, seek out development opportunities in assigned portions of the service area. Serve as first point of contact for potential sites, reviewing to determine funding, development, and construction feasibility.Conduct due diligence in preparation for purchase agreement negotiation or to eliminate purchase agreement contingencies prior to closing.Develop project pro forma cost estimates.Negotiate the terms of purchase and development agreements and approvals with municipalities, neighborhood groups, developers and other sellers.Ensure preparation and completeness of all development proposals, offers to purchase, and purchase agreements.Coordinate public process and attend necessary public meetings related to land entitlement, subdivision, rezoning, variance, home design and land sale approval.Work with Design, Project Management, Construction and Homeowner Development staff to ensure sites and homes are designed to all governmental compliance regulations in a timely manner to meet agreed upon schedules.In partnership with attorneys and surveyors, set up common interest communities as applicable.Collaborate with Homebuilding Project Funding team on funding applications to support land acquisition and construction activities and assist in compliance with those grant requirements. Assist in the home marketing process to prospective Habitat Homebuyers and coordinate MLS-based sales with real estate agents as necessary.Participate in department meetings as needed, including Homebuilding, Resource Development and Programs and Services.Participate in affordable housing development forums and support group meetings as needed and interested. QUALIFICATIONS Experience and Credentials Minimum three years' experience in real estate sales, real estate development, affordable housing development and finance, or project management.Possess valid driver's license with good driving record.Project Management Professional, American Institute of Certified Planners, or Housing Development Finance Professional certification helpful. EducationSome combination of post-secondary education and shorter term, relevant work experience may substitute for the experience requirement above.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAbility to quickly absorb and deploy new information, learn new skills, and adopt the latest technology. Self-starting, self-motivated. Interested in generating new ideas and advocating for improvements across the department and organization.Identifies problems ahead of time and independently creates evidence-based solution options to present to stakeholders for decision making.Excellent interpersonal skills able to diplomatically deal with challenging situations.Excellent oral and written communication skills, including speaking in front of large groups of people.Exceptional leadership, management, and motivational skills relating to employees and volunteers. Function well as part of the project management team and able to create a team working environment.Plans, prioritizes, coordinates, delegates and manages work; Multi-tasks and ensures own work assignments completed within established deadlines in a partially remote work setting.Possess thorough, organized, detail-oriented and accurate approach to work.Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and MS Project. Experience with Power BI preferred.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Work at a desk on a telephone and computer for extended periods of time.Attend meetings and functions outside of the Habitat office.Independently operate a motor vehicle. WORK ENVIRONMENT Most of the work is performed in an office environment with frequent travel to evaluate undeveloped sites or construction sites with exposure to dirt, uneven terrain, dust, dampness, construction debris, possible extreme temperatures, construction noises, construction material fumes and odors. A personal vehicle used for site visits, etc., is preferred and most convenient. Statutory compensation provided. COMPENSATION $75,500 to $80,465 annually dependent on qualifications and experience. Exempt, salaried position with excellent benefit package.AA/EOETwin Cities Habitat for Humanity affirms its social and legal commitment to promote an atmosphere and environment that recognizes the principle and practice of equal employment opportunity. As such, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected veteran. Twin Cities Habitat's policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, we maintain an affirmative action program through which we take good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, Vietnam era veterans, and other protected veterans.

Keywords: Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, St. Paul , Land Acquisition Project Manager, Executive , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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