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Real Estate Assistant Project Manager - (School Development)

Fusion Academy Grand Rapids, MI
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $50,000 to $65,000 Annually
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

We are seeking a full-time, self-motivated, and highly professional Real-Estate & Entitlement Specialist to support our continued new school growth and national expansion by driving site development activities. The successful candidate will have a positive “can-do" attitude and must be able to work in a very fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. The ability to anticipate needs, proactively address issues, and thrive in a team environment is critical.

We expect the successful candidate to:

  • Work within a world-class team and possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times

  • Develop a local strategic plan for each project to ensure the delivery of real estate on time and within budget

  • Identify and manage local partners in each community including but not limited to: project managers, zoning consultants, engineers, architects, environmental consultants, and attorneys

  • Develop relationships with landlords, municipal jurisdictions, and planning departments

  • Work with real-estate brokers to manage search process, letters of intent, and lease negotiations

  • Manage site identification and selection

  • Negotiate acceptable LOI terms

  • Oversee zoning and approval process

  • Deliver approved projects in a timely manner with completed due diligence allowing for adequate timing for required permits and construction

  • Measure key performance indicators, budgets and pipelines, and communicate progress to internal and external partners

What we're looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree - Architecture, Business, Engineering (flexible!)
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant real estate experience -> primarily in areas such as:
    • Commercial real estate site selection, site development, site acquisition.
    • Land/property use entitlements.
    • Zoning & building code compliance: Some working knowledge of regulatory compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to new site development.
    • Commercial lease permitting/permit applications.
  • Experience in real estate and/or construction preferred.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work under deadlines and manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Above average computer and technical skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel.

Fusion Academy

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Fusion is a revolutionary alternative, accredited private school for grades 6-12 that offers a fully individualized classroom: one student, one teacher. As the nationwide leader in one to one schooling, Fusion currently has over fifty campuses throughout the country. Every student at Fusion is unique! Some students are accelerated learners; some need flexible scheduling; and others have special learning needs due to attention challenges, learning differences, or social and emotional difficulties. No matter why students come to Fusion, our model is simple - through compassion and acceptance, Fusion students learn on their terms, on their schedule, and in their learning style. Our model is a unique academic program offering services year-round on a rolling admissions basis. Our environment is highly personal and socially inclusive. Equal emphasis is placed on students' emotional well-being as it is on academic achievements. In addition to full time enrollment, students at Fusion Academy may take a class for credit or enroll in our tutoring/mentoring program. The Fusion culture offers a special place to work, teach, and learn. Fusionites are a special brand of educators--they are creative, passionate, embrace change, and have fun! They communicate honestly and with compassion to both students and colleagues. People join the Fusion family for more than just a paycheck; they seek to work with peers who share these values. And because Fusion is growing rapidly, we offer considerable opportunity for career advancement throughout the country.


72 Monroe Center Ave NE Suite B
Grand Rapids, MI

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