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Company: Downtown Emergency Service Center
Location: Seattle, WA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Title: Housing Development Coordinator Days Off: Saturday & Sunday Pay Range: $53,419 - $60,439 annually Shift: Day Region: Pioneer Square/Downtown Insurance Benefits: Medical (no premiums/payroll deductions for employee coverage), Dental, Life, Long-term Disability Other Benefits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center) is a nonprofit organization working to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental or addictive illnesses. Through partnerships and an integrated array of comprehensive services, treatment and housing, DESC gives people the opportunity to reach their highest potential. JOB DEFINITION: The Housing Development Program coordinator assists the Director of Facilities and Asset Management with real estate development, from site acquisition to place in service, for properties to be owned and/or leased by DESC. DESC often has multiple projects under development at the same time. Considerable attention and skill is needed in the area of data systems and work flow tracking and intra- and inter-program communications. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate internal activities related to real estate development.
  • Coordinate preparation of funding capital applications.
  • Facilitate and coordinate communication to and from professional consultants to provide services in connection with the design, planning, costing, construction and close out.
  • Assist with construction project accounting, monthly funding requests and reports to lenders and tax credit investors, including data entry and filing as appropriate.
  • Track project schedule and deliverables in coordination with DESC Management.
  • Provide reporting to supervisor so that performance of project team adheres to DESC's needs and expectations.
  • Frame relevant program-driven design questions and liaison with internal program staff.
  • Lead transition to project start-up and operation including transmission of reporting requirements and asset management constraints to other parts of the agency.
  • Maintain an organized system of tracking and monitoring work flow and prioritization of tasks for Housing Development.
  • Provide administrative and operational coordination for housing development initiatives and special projects.
  • Liaise between Housing and other agency departments to coordinate and track shared work.
  • Provide process maps or other evaluation tools for various program areas to identify and implement improvements.
  • Assist with tracking and assuring completion of facility maintenance and repairs as needed while projects are in warranty period.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Commitment to DESC's mission and goals.
  • Experience providing administrative support and familiarity with program management systems and procedures.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and problem-solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate work efficiently; prioritize workload, work under pressure with tight timelines and changing priorities.
  • High level written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Be able to pass a Washington State Criminal background check.
  • Strong computer skills, including spreadsheets, databases and word processing or related experience with the indicated potential to learn new programs and skills quickly.
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of direct supervision with multiple demands and interruptions.
  • Ability to work with external and internal stake holders from a wide variety of professional roles to accomplish responsibilities and achieve results.
  • Initiative and creativity in problem solving and system development.
  • Careful attention to detail.
  • Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients.
  • Either a bachelor's degree OR equivalent training & experience such as:
    • Associates degree and a year of relevant work experience;
    • Professional certification in project management or similar topic and a year of relevant work experience;
    • Two or more years of relevant work experience, preferably in property, housing or architectural work environments.
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience or training.
  • 2 years administrative and/or office experience, preferred.
  • Experience working in administration/coordination in a human services, housing or health care setting.
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 will be required sit for long periods of time, communicate with other persons by talking and hearing, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER DESC is committed to diversity in the workplace, and promotes equal employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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