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Public-Private Partnerships Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Raleigh

City of Raleigh

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 Partnerships Coordinator’s role is key to the successful implementation of housing and community development programs and services.

Each year, the City of Raleigh receives entitlement dollars awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support programming for homeowner rehab and repair, resources for first-time homebuyers, down payment assistance, and low-income housing tax credit gap financing. In November 2020, Raleigh voters approved an $80 million affordable housing bond. The funding will be utilized over the next five years to support affordable rental and homeownership opportunities, including preservation of existing affordable housing and supporting affordable housing development near transit.

About the Opportunity:
The Community and Economic Development Division of the Housing and Neighborhoods Department administers the City’s housing and community development programs funded with local and federal funds, including providing gap financing loans for affordable multifamily housing development. The Division seeks a self-directed community development professional with excellent communication skills and a commitment to professional excellence to serve as its Public-Private Partnerships Coordinator. This position manages the Department’s public-private partnership initiatives, including drafting notices of funding availability and requests for proposals, coordinating inter-disciplinary review committees, and evaluating proposals, including financial underwriting. The Public-Private Partnerships Coordinator will make recommendations in the form of memoranda to go before City Council. This position will also manage funded developments through the closing and construction phases.

The ideal candidate will have professional experience and interest in the following housing development program 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. They will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, project management skills, and data management analysis skills. This position will be supervised by the Housing Programs Manager, but the ideal candidate will be self-directed, able to manage their projects and initiatives with minimal supervision and capable of making program and policy recommendations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning, managing and overseeing the City’s public-private partnership initiatives for affordable housing development, including but not limited to: small-scale infill rental development projects, permanent supportive housing, transit-oriented housing development projects, and zoning-based affordability incentives.
  • Evaluating proposals and potential partnerships for public-private projects, including conducting underwriting analysis, negotiating terms, and making funding recommendations to City Council.
  • Recommending funding awards to Department leadership and City Council with clear, concise written memoranda and presentations.
  • Spearheading and developing partnerships with private sector entities interested in making affordable housing investments in Raleigh.
  • Collaborating with other Department staff and outside counsel on loan closings for funded developments.
  • Collaborating with other Department and City staff to monitor construction and post-construction compliance.
  • Managing data for the City’s public-private partnership housing projects including beneficiary data, lending volume, unit production, and upcoming projects.
  • Using data to respond to inquiries from Department leadership and City Council, and to make recommendations for program and policy updates.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with development partners and community organizations to remain abreast of market trends and upcoming projects.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

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

Typical Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in real estate, urban planning, construction management, business administration or directly related field and five years of community development experience related to assignment.

OR

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.

Licensing/Certifications:

  • Valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years of community development finance experience, real estate or housing finance experience, or other related experience.
  • AICP, NDC Housing Development Finance Professional Certification, or other related professional certifications preferred.

Additional Information
Knowledge of:                                        

  • Microsoft programs, specifically Excel, as well as Windows accessories and PowerPoint.

Skill In:

  • 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.

ADA and Other Information:
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, talk, hear, stand, and walk.

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. The employee regularly works in an indoor or office environment. The employee will periodically visit outdoor construction sites.

Sedentary Work:
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or 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.

Note:
This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

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