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Real Estate Development (RED) Program Manager

Job Description | Program Manager
This position is classified as Exempt and Full-Time, reports to the Real Estate Development (RED) Director and
is a union position represented by CWA Local 7901. CASA of Oregon is located in Sherwood, OR
This position is a Grade 11 with a starting salary range of $83,853 – $98,493
Department Director: Rosie Andalon,

The Real Estate Development Program Manager is responsible for the development of multi-family housing, single-family
housing, and community facility projects and helps determine the course of CASA’s development program. The role
oversees duties such as real estate acquisition, assembling and managing teams, leading community engagement efforts,
conducting public advocacy campaigns, writing and administering grants, and leading or participating in equity and
inclusion efforts. The Real Estate Development Program Manager also directs and facilitates activities from
predevelopment through lease-up and works on projects that include but may not be limited to tax credit projects, bond
financing, affordable housing preservation, rural development, farmworker housing, and community organizing.

-Identifies and works with project sponsors (housing authorities, nonprofit organizations, growers, local
governments) and/or homeowners to effectively develop multi-family, single-family and community facility
-Performs outreach to communities regarding farm-worker and affordable housing issues and development
– Analyzes feasibility of proposed projects in various markets; prepares market studies when necessary
– Inventories and selects project sites; obtains necessary land use and environmental approvals
-Assembles and manages the development team, including project sponsor, architect, builder, property manager,
lenders, and investors; authorizes contract terms
– Prepares and revises development and operating budgets
– Secures and administers project financing (include local, state and federal grants, conventional and subsidized
loans, state and federal tax credits, private foundations and trusts, tax exemptions and in-kind donations)
– Reviews documents, including design, construction agreements, and finance documents
– Oversees construction; attends inspections; prepares draw requests and change orders
– Prepares and/or oversees preparation of property management documents
– Develops and oversees project timelines; files required reports
– Conducts surveys for farmworkers in potential project areas
– Coordinates and convenes conference
– Coordinates work and projects with housing specialists
– Assists other CASA departments (ie: procuring funding)
– Assists co-workers, as needed, coordinate project schedules, as needed, with other projects; assists with general
operations of the office, engages in fundraising activities for the organization
– Other duties as assigned

Education/ Experience: BA/BS in planning, construction sciences, business, architecture or related field is preferred. At
least three years’ experience developing real estate and/or managing affordable housing and construction projects:
NOTE: A combination of education/training/work experience demonstrating general qualifications for the position may
be accepted in lieu of degree requirement.

-A thorough knowledge of and demonstrated experience in affordable housing development and finance
-Experience working with low-income individuals, brokers, real estate investors, local sponsors, community
representatives, lenders, and other involved in the development process
– Ability to plan and manage multiple projects, budgets, and contracts and meet strict deadlines
– Capacity to work independently and perform complex tasks with minimal supervision
– Excellent presentation and written communication skills, including grant writing
-A commitment to working in a multicultural/bilingual environment; and a driver’s license and access to

– Work is in an indoor, office setting. May occasionally require meeting at or visiting project sites in various
settings throughout the state.
– This position requires occasional travel both in state and to trainings and/or conferences out of state, which
may include day and evening work.
– Must have a valid driver’s license with consistent access to reliable transportation.
– CASA’s work culture is inclusive, equitable, and collaborative. CASA makes transparent and shared decisions, and
cultivates staff through professional development.
-CASA encourages and supports staff involvement in both internal and external committee work during regular
work time. Internal committees include: Equity Committee, Health, Safety & Wellness Committee, Sister Adele
Scholarship Committee and Fun Committee.

The following capabilities are required in order to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable
accommodations that do not create an undue burden on the company are available to address the following
– Ability to: stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl;
– Lift, carry, and place items of up to 25 pounds;
– Maintain sustained concentration on computer screens;
– Use keyboards and a variety of computer peripherals
CASA is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or (dis)ability status. CASA of Oregon also complies with federal and state (dis)ability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees
with (dis)abilities.  If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to
perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the
department director.

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