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To conduct primary and secondary research; interpret, manage, and analyze housing and construction data to inform affordable housing investment decisions; to assist and support senior staff making investments in affordable housing developments; to assist in the administration of a first-time homebuyer loan program; to assist in the administrative work of the organization; other related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Research, collect, and analyze data and information on various housing related programs and activities; inform and advise management, senior staff and stakeholders on housing matters; recommend changes and improvements based on research findings.
- Gather and analyze data on housing development and preservation and other related activities, prepare a variety of reports, and recommend appropriate action.
- Prepare studies, surveys and correspondence as needed.
- Assist in the administration of the organization’s first-time homebuyer program and developer loan program.
- Assist with preparation of meetings, including preparation of administrative reports to the Board of Directors and Board committees.
- Assist with the operation and administration of the organization.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Required areas of knowledge:
- Strong primary and secondary research skills.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Strong writing skills (critical skill to have for this position)
- Self-driven and growth-oriented mindset, able to deliver high productivity.
- Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
- Ability to work in teams
- Strong attention to detail.
- Proficiency in MS Office (especially Excel and Word).
- Ability to work equally well under supervision and independently.
Recommended but not required areas of knowledge
- Procedures, regulations, and practices in real estate development, including financing, land acquisition, construction and rehabilitation.
- Financing programs of private institutions, including procedures, requirements, underwriting and eligibility criteria pertaining to housing production, rehabilitation and preservation.
- Principles of building, zoning, and applicable local codes.
- Principles of marketing and communications
- Collect, analyze and interpret data pertaining to housing and real estate development.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Coordinate multiple projects and meet critical deadlines.
Experience and Training
Any combination equivalent to the experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience in research or data analysis, housing development, community development, finance, marketing or other related real estate development experience.
Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major work in business administration, public administration, planning, community development, urban studies, real estate development or a related field.
License or Certificate
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license
Send the following with subject heading “Research and Program Assistant” to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A cover letter
- Salary requirements (can be included in the cover letter)
- 300-500 word writing sample describing your understanding of the housing market and/or your experience securing housing in the Bay Area
Applications not including all of the above information will not be considered.