Vice President, CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc. (CHV)

Full Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.  We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in:  Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth.  CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.

Since 1991, CAMBA has been addressing the City’s housing crisis and today this portfolio includes permanent affordable and supportive housing, homelessness prevention, housing relocation, emergency and transitional housing.  In response to a pressing need for permanent, stable and affordable housing for New York City residents, CAMBA created an affiliated non-profit affordable housing development corporation in 2005 called CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc. (CHV).  CHV envisions diverse, thriving communities where affordable housing plays a transformative role in the success of low-income individuals and families. CHV’s mission is to elevate the definition of affordable and supportive housing by creating and preserving sustainable, high-quality, and energy-efficient developments that provide residents with a healthy, stabilizing, and beautiful home. We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive New York City by empowering communities with resources and opportunities to flourish. CHV’s portfolio of completed or in progress developments are located throughout New York City, including work-out acquisition, new construction, rehabilitation and preservation projects.

Position: Vice President

Reports To: Chief Administrative Officer   

Location: 50 Broadway, 30th Fl.; New York, NY 10004

What The Vice President Does:

  • Oversee, coordinate and manage planning processes for pre-development of new and rehabilitated multi-family affordable and housing projects, such as acquisition/site control, financing and design development.
  • Research potential development sites and assess project viability.
  • In conjunction with CAO/SVPs, lead the development and implementation of community engagement strategies to secure required approvals for various projects.
  • Manage and coordinate with project teams including lenders, funders, attorneys, architects, consultants, engineers, contractors and property managers.
  • Prepare applications to public and private funding sources for prospective deals including grant writing for capacity building.
  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with all members of project development teams.
  • Manage the transition from the construction phase to operations, including completing lease-up, stabilization and conversion in conjunction with CHV’s operations team and third party property manager.
  • Work with the Creative Director on the development of marketing and informational materials for specific housing development projects. Ensure that public information regarding specific projects is consistent, accurate and maintained during all phases and ensure that project information is appropriate for public distribution.
  • Make recommendations to the appropriate Senior Vice-President/Chief Administrative Officer regarding organizational policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Analyze program and demographic data to make programmatic improvements.
  • Represent CHV at funder/outside agency/community meetings as requested.
  • Confer with the appropriate Senior Vice-President/Chief Administrative Officer and/or other CHV/CAMBA management/Executive Staff as needed regarding programmatic and personnel issues.
  • Support Executive staff with agency tasks, as directed.
  • Motivate colleagues and consultants to take an “ownership” and leadership role in program/project development and implementation.
  • Encourage and coach colleagues to take initiative to improve communication, performance and efficiency.
  • Ensure that all direct and subordinate staff has what they need (support, training, skills, resources, supplies, technology, space, etc.) to accomplish their monthly goals and performance targets.
  • Work with colleagues to ensure compliance with CHV’s, CAMBA’s and funders’ policies and rules and that any disciplinary action taken is in compliance with disciplinary policy and procedures.
  • Immediately report to the appropriate Senior Vice-President/Chief Administrative Officer any: monitoring visits or funders’ events; significant events; any incident that might subject CAMBA/CHV to liability.
  • Prepare and administer performance appraisals for direct reporting staff and/or their subordinates.
  • Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of reports and statistical information for CHV, CAMBA Executive Staff and funder use.
  • Tasks may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over time.
  • Maintain confidentiality for all aspects of project and CHV activities.
  • Comply with any and all Federal, State, City and CHV/CAMBA security and privacy polices intended to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) and at least ten years applicable experience and completion of three housing developments, in multifamily real estate development experience, specifically with affordable housing experience. Experience with New York City and New York State affordable housing programs strongly preferred; experience with local/state/federal programs in other metropolitan areas, if not New York State experience, is required.

Other Requirements:

  • Experience as lead project manager completing a minimum of three finance closings and subsequent project completion and permanent conversion.
  • Team oriented with strong leadership qualities.
  • Knowledge of most aspects of general real estate development, including multifamily housing finance, design, construction and operations including preservation, Year 15/retrofit/work-out developments.
  • Familiarity with local, state, federal and private housing development & finance programs is essential. Working knowledge of local housing markets and conditions.

Compensation: $130k-155k annually
When salary ranges are listed, the range would represent the low and high end for the applicable position & program. The salary offered would be based on various factors unique to each program and candidate. This includes but is not limited to experience, education, budget and/or program size, internal equity, skills and other factors that may be required for the position and organization.

Status: Full-time (35 hours per week)
: CAMBA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick time), and paid holidays.

CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.

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