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Public-Private Partnerships Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Raleigh

City of Raleigh

$52,858.00 – $97,788.00 Annually

Remote Employment

Community and Economic Develop

Work Hours
Monday through Friday; Telework 2 days per week, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Hiring Range
$52,858.00 – $75,000.00

This position is being re-advertised. Candidates who have previously submitted an application and were referred to the hiring manager are still being considered and do not need to reapply. 

The Housing and Neighborhoods Department is committed to improving and maintaining the quality of life and environment for all Raleigh citizens through a variety of programs and activities throughout the city. The Department provides funding for the creation and preservation of affordable housing and for services and programs benefitting low to moderate income persons. The Department enforces codes to ensure safe and decent housing and carries out neighborhood revitalization and community engagement and enrichment activities.

The Public-Private Partnership Coordinator’s role is key to the successful implementation of housing and community development programs and services. Many activities are carried out through third parties, which involves contracts and contract administration, loan agreements and loan administration, and the issuance of NOFAs and RFPs and other instruments. Work also includes implementing elements of the City’s Strategic Plan relative to affordable housing and related areas and ensuring compliance with federal regulations and local and departmental policies.

About the Opportunity:
The Public-Private Partnership Coordinator is in the Housing Redevelopment unit within the CSBD Division, which is responsible for spearheading public-private housing initiatives and City-led redevelopment projects that involve affordable housing components. The Housing Redevelopment unit works closely with other City departments such as Planning & Development and the City Attorney’s Office, as well as a variety of external partners. The Public-Private Partnership Coordinator will lead various real estate development and construction projects to include redevelopment of City-owned land and capital improvements of City-owned affordable housing assets. This position will be supervised by the Redevelopment Manager, but must be self-directed, able to manage their projects and initiatives with limited supervision and to make program and policy recommendations.

The ideal candidate will have professional experience and interest in the following areas: real estate finance, deal structuring, development, lending, or valuation; housing market analysis; transit-oriented development; social impact investing or community development venture capital; permanent supportive housing; and public-private partnerships and development incentives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Helping to lead the City’s public-private housing initiatives and City-led redevelopment projects that involve affordable housing components
  • Establishing excellent working relationships with relevant partners, to include staff in the Planning & Development Department, staff in the City Attorney’s Office, the Department’s outside counsel, and a variety of other external partners. Spearheading and developing partnerships with private sector entities interested in making affordable housing investments in Raleigh
  • Collecting and using data including housing and real estate market analysis, cost and budget analysis, and financial underwriting of projects
  • Drafting notices of funding availability (NOFAs), requests for proposals (RFPs), and requests for bids (RFBs). Evaluating proposals and potential partnerships for public-private projects, including conducting underwriting analysis, negotiating terms, and making funding recommendations to City Council
  • Helping to project manage capital improvements and overall property/project management activities related to the City-owned affordable housing units, to include the scattered-site affordable rental portfolio and the Studios at 2800
  • Collaborating with other Department and City staff, and outside counsel as applicable, to close loans and to monitor construction and post-construction compliance
  • Managing data associated with project and program areas and using data to respond to inquiries from Department leadership and City Council, and to make recommendations for program and policy updates

Supervisory Responsibilities:                                                  
The position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but will function as a project lead

Typical Qualifications

Education & Experience: 
Bachelor’s Degree in real estate, urban planning, business administration or directly related field and three years of community development finance experience, real estate or housing finance experience, or other related experience


An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Computer Skills:                                                          
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have advanced knowledge of Microsoft programs, specifically Excel, as well as Windows accessories and PowerPoint.

Certifications, Licenses, Registration:  
AICP, NDC Housing Development Finance Professional Certification, or other related professional certifications preferred.

Additional Qualifications: 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other departments, elected officials, the media, the public, and the development community.
  • Excellent project management and time management skills, including planning, organizing, evaluating and implementation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public presentation skills.
  • Working knowledge of federal housing and community development programs, including HOME, CDBG, and LIHTC.
  • Working knowledge of real estate and/or affordable housing finance, including but not limited to financial analysis and underwriting, deal structuring, and compliance with federal regulations.

Additional Information

Knowledge Of:

  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques
  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others
  • Principles of social demographics, data analysis, mapping of socio-economic conditions
  • Principles and practices of federal housing grant program regulations, and environmental review requirements
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations
  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations
  • Customer service principles
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment

Skill In:

  • Supervising and evaluating staff performance
  • Training and coaching staff
  • Managing a project or program
  • Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics
  • Establishing and maintaining business relationships in support of economic development
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed
  • Working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines and changing priorities
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning
  • Managing project or program finances
  • Preparing and administering budgets and related reporting
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards
  • Providing customer service
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

ADA and Other Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work:
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed in both the field and in an indoor office environment with moderate exposure to extreme temperatures and travel.


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