Director of Affordable Housing

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Job Identification Number: 901

Location: San Jose, California

Job Type: Direct Hire

Job Category: Real Estate

Qualified candidates, please attach resume when applying.


Our client, a leading affordable housing developer, is seeking a Director of Affordable Housing in the San Jose area.

Primary Responsibilities:

The position is based in the San Jose office but would involve work primarily within Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Alameda counties.

  • Acquisitions:
    • Identify sites in municipalities with potential local funding programs
  • Entitlement:
    • Develop the project program, initial project proformas, budgets, and schedule
    • Work with development team to obtain entitlements (State, City, Regional, Planning, Public Works, Building, Utility, etc.), including public presentations to neighborhood groups and public approval bodies
  • Financing:
    • Obtain and close funding for the project including identifying sources, submitting applications/RFPs and negotiating terms
  • Permits and Construction:
    • Management of consultants and internal design-build process to achieve targeted project construction budgets, schedules, and quality standards
  • Marketing, Sales, Leasing, Closing:
    • Oversight of marketing and leasing consultants
    • Selection and negotiations of property management partners, and service providers, in collaboration with senior management


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years working with affordable housing construction projects using tax credit and bond financing
  • Demonstrated team leadership ;public presentation skills
  • Comfortable creating and reporting budgets
  • Communicating well with outside consultants and in-house general contractor
  • Desire to work in a diverse, entrepreneurial company and environment