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Project Manager

Cesar Chavez Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
  • Posted: November 12, 2022
  • Full-Time

A CCF Project Manager reports directly to the Director of Project Development and is responsible for coordinating and closing the acquisition/purchase of assets, coordinating predevelopment activities, managing the relationships with lenders and investors, orchestrating financial closings, and assisting with the coordination process during the construction phase. A Project Manager should be capable of managing up to four (4) projects and work under the direct supervision of the Director of Project Development. The Project Manager is expected to transition into a Project Manager II with commensurate salary increases within two to three years with responsibilities as outlined below:


· Packaging of Project Acquisition/Funding Proposals: Coordinate preparation of proposals to local, state and federal agencies, including responses to Requests for Proposals/Qualifications (RFPs/RFQs). Prepare business term sheets that serve as the basis for all housing and regulatory agreements. Establish and periodically update proformas (including predevelopment budget, timelines (including major milestones).

· Project and Loan Analyses: With input from appropriate staff, development budgets used in structuring transactions. Maintain and update database of key ratios and indicators that are used in estimating project income, expenses, reserve amounts, soft costs, hard costs and fees to be earned.

· Financing: Coordinate preparation of loan packages for acquisition, development, construction and permanent financing. Coordinate application packages to CTCAC, CDLAC and all other public agencies for funding allocations.

· Meetings: Attend selected meetings with Business Development Directors in order to become acquainted with key participants in transactions. Attend follow-up meetings with appropriate city staff, financial partners and lenders.

· Budget Administration: Prepare original budgets and cash flows for all phases of projects and coordinate with the Construction and Accounting departments on any necessary future revisions to those budgets and cashflows. Monitor ongoing project budgets to ensure compliance

· Closing Logistics: Ensure that purchase contracts and escrow instructions go through proper internal review. Monitor status of project appraisals and reports, loan documents, etc. Schedule conference calls as needed among the parties. Review loan documents, regulatory agreements, and agreements with governmental partners to assure they conform to business points. Assure that scheduled closings are organized and complete. Monitor compliance with escrow instructions.

· Corporate Memory: Maintain corporate memory for business points and financial structuring of each transaction in which he/she is involved.

· Record Keeping: Provide Accounting, Asset Management and Property Management staff with all closing and financing documents.

· Compliance: After closing, work with Asset Management Department to establish all compliance monitoring requirements, including but not limited to determining prevailing rent restrictions and applicable utility allowances.


Optimally, the Project Manager I should have a minimum of three years’ experience with the following:

· Supporting, documenting and structuring the acquisition of apartment projects and/or land

· Supporting and structuring LIHTC and tax-exempt financing of apartment projects

· Supporting, documenting and understanding operating costs of apartment projects

· Supporting, documenting and understanding applications related to the activities of cities, counties and other agencies involved in the development of affordable housing

· Experience with specialized affordable housing financing programs such as Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME funds, tax-exempt bonds, AHP, and other federal, state and local sources of funding

Optimally, the Project Manager should have the ability to:

· Prepare and/or interpret quantitative analyses of project feasibility and financing

· Write clearly and directly

· Work harmoniously with clients, consultants and other professionals

· Co-manage multiple projects concurrently with a likely project workload of up to five “real” projects in various stages of development

· Be a team player

· Work easily with PCs and CCF software

· Show initiative

· Must attend Company sponsored events that relate to the development of the team, which, from time to time, may include overnight stays at locations away from the employee’s home.


+ BS/BA - Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Urban Planning or other Management related field.

+ Minimum of 2 years Project Management experience.

BENEFITSWe offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits that reflect the foundation's values and mission.

+ Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental for all full-time employees, spouses, anddependent children, with 100% of monthly premiums paid by the foundation, effective on the1st day of the month following the 90 day introductory period. Employees and their family areprovided with PPO medical plan coverage by Blue Cross, HMO vision coverage by VisionService Plan (VSP), and HMO dental coverage by United Healthcare.

+ Foundation-paid life insurance equal to one time employee's annual salary.

+ Foundation-paid retirement contribution of 7% of an employee’s salary. Employees canalso contribute to a 403(b) retirement account.

+ 10 paid holidays annually and 1 personal day

Must be COVID-19 Vaccinated and provide a copy of vaccination card

Cesar Chavez Foundation


Los Angeles, CA
90006 USA



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