Director of Real Estate and Facilities – University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc. (Tampa)

The Director of Real-Estate and Facilities osition is primarily responsible for identifying entrepreneurial opportunities to locate, broker and secure affordable housing that is fiscally rewarding for all constituents (the people in the community and the UACDC organization). This position is also responsible for overseeing daily operations of the company, developing short- and long-term goals with the CEO, reporting to the board of directors and working with the internal operations of the business. This position is responsible for designing, managing and implementing all associated programs/policies to maximize operations utilization efficiency and housing returns on initial investments. Expertise required in developing all phases of housing and providing support to ensure that professional services are provided in an effective manner. This position requires a good understanding of UACDC policies and organizational procedures with the ability to work with others in a service oriented environment by performing the following duties personally or though subordinates.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. n
  • Oversees facility operations of site and services, to include main facility, three park sites and centers.
  • Establishes, maintains, and monitors all facilities and housing operational systems accordingly.
  • Manages all aspects of facilities including; maintenance, housekeeping, IT and phone system.
  • Coordinates implementation of Emergency Preparedness Plan.
  • Implements the development of organization policies and procedures for housing and facilities management.
  • Provides quality assurance, develops quantitative and qualitative reports and findings to guarantee a housing and facilities have met goals.
  • Negotiates with owners, landlords, banking institutions, and local government housing officials.
  • Drafts and/or reviews all real-estate related government contracts to ensure they are in compliance with local/state/federal government requirements and/or another other applicable laws and regulations.
  • Develops strategies for identifying, acquiring and developing affordable multi-family and single family affordable housing developments on behalf of the UACDC organization.
  • Reviews real estate contracts for compliance with government specifications and suitability for occupancy.
  • Working closely with financial institutions, once the contract is finalized and approved, the position monitors progress of affordable housing contracts until closure and/or title transfer.
  • Property management experience with the knowledge of maintenance, grounds keeping and rent collections and evictions.
  • Works collaboratively with the Affordable Housing Manager and Facilities Manager to ensure affordable housing repairs, renovations and/or other maintenance requirements are completed to UACDC standards and specifications.
  • Updates spreadsheets, creates tracking system and understands financial reports as it pertains to the organizations budget and strategic plans.
  • Works well with in an urban community setting and has good communication skills and a mind-set for community development and resident engagement.
  • Provides preliminary inspections of single and multi-family housing to determine suitability for acquisition.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Profits, Control of Cost, Quality Control, Customer Service, Records, Safety and Other Employees/personnel requirements.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manages a small staff of direct reports to assist with the various program implementation and administration. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Urban Planning or related area and at least 10 years in real-estate, housing, operations and/or community development with 6 years in non-profit. A Masters in Business Administration and/or Public Administration is an added plus. Knowledge of Federal, State and Local affordable housing programs. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write contracts, speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Bi-lingual is an added plus.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to work with mathematical concepts.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in affordable housing financing, developing proforma, sources and uses of funds debt coverage projections for multifamily and single family projects.
  • Possesses knowledge of housing laws, building and development codes, and tenant/landlord rights.
  • Possesses an understanding of the local housing market. n Has knowledge of public and private affordable housing financing.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not meant to be all-inclusive and the job itself is subject to change. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

University Area Community Development Corporation Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, University Area Community Development, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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