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  Community Frameworks is a regional organization based in Spokane, WA with a second office in Bremerton, WA. We are committed to a policy of providing equal opportunities in recruiting and selecting employees without regard to age, color, country of origin, handicap, veteran status, religion, sex or sexual orientation. For employment with Community Frameworks, you must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.  
Current Openings:
Housing Developer

Housing Developer
  • Position: Housing Developer
  • Location: Spokane
  • Work Schedule: This is a full-time position (40 hours per week)
  • Salary Range: $48,000 - $62,000
  • FSLA Status: Exempt

The Housing Developer is responsible for administering Community Frameworks HomeStarts program. The key focus areas of the position include, but are not limited to, property acquisition, project planning and coordination, construction and sweat equity labor coordination, communication with partners and applicants, and administrative responsibilities.

The HomeStarts program create affordable housing for qualified low-to-moderate income individuals and families. HomeStarts includes new construction as well as acquisition, rehabilitation and resale of existing homes. The Housing Developer is responsible for all manners of project coordination from the initial property search to completion. Also included in the HomeStarts program is a sweat equity labor component coordinated by the Housing Developer.

The Housing Developer must be able to assist in in planning, acquisitions, specification development, cost estimation, bid & contracting processes, purchasing, project oversight and cost tracking. The Housing Developer is also responsible for the supervision of homebuyers working on site by giving instruction and training in construction tasks and teaching tool and equipment safety, when required. The Housing Developer must interact collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders, partners, contractors, funders and clients. The position requires experience in project and construction management. These tasks will require the use of independent judgement and decision-making skills, along with good time management skills

Duties and responsibilities:

Depending on qualifications and primary line of business assignment, the Housing Developer will (independently and/or as a team member be given direction to) plan, schedule and complete assigned projects and tasks as directed by Program Management. Duties may include:

  • Assist with site acquisition, and purchase process.
  • Assist in development of project concepts, plans and specifications.
  • Recommend appropriate product mix for individual housing development projects.
  • Secure and/or develop required construction plans, cost estimates, scopes of work, and documents.
  • Solicit, review and select bids from contractors.
  • Coordinate the construction-related regulatory, environmental assessments, funder compliance and permit process for each site.
  • Oversee selection process for work and materials supplied by sub-contractor and suppliers through selection process.
  • Monitor the job progress and quality of work to ensure that the project is on schedule and meets program requirements, safety requirements, and quality standards.
  • Oversee coordination of sub-contractors, and inspectors.
  • Track construction budgets and maintain records as required.
  • Assist with coordination of contractor paperwork and payment process.
  • Training and oversight of buyer sweat equity tasks and records maintenance.
  • Purchase and deliver finish work products and supplies to work sites.
  • Assist with preparation of home maintenance materials and handbooks.
  • Assist with periodic reporting to management, funders and Board.
  • Assist with collaboration and relationship building in support of program efforts.
  • Assist with activities related to program and company marketing efforts.
  • Support in development of applications for grants, loans and other program funding.
  • Support of administrative operations and senior staff as needed.
  • Some travel required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Minimum of (3) years experience in new construction, rehabilitation and remodeling construction planning and coordination (including knowledge of project feasibility, site selection and acquisition, infrastructure development, and project management) or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Experience in several aspects of housing development is required, including knowledge of project feasibility, site selection and acquisition, infrastructure development, and project management.
  • Working knowledge of affordable housing program design and administration, such as resource identification, policy and procedure design and implementation, budgeting, oversight and management, regulatory compliance and reporting is preferred.
  • Familiarity or experience with nonprofits, housing authorities, community action agencies, community land trusts and other organizational structures is desired.
  • Experience in reading and correctly utilizing architectural plans and specs, including material takeoff.
  • Knowledge of codes and regulations pertaining to building and land development.
  • Experienced in materials usage, inventory, project & cost management.
  • Knowledge of construction equipment, tool usage and construction safety measures.
  • Ability to teach beginner-level construction skills to unskilled workers.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with the capacity to foresee problem areas, as well as to develop and implement solutions.
  • Basic computer knowledge. Experience with MS Office.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experience.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours (occasional evenings & weekends) as required.
  • Access to personal transportation between office & job sites (mileage reimbursement provided by Community Frameworks).

Physical Demands: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds as needed; ability to sit for extended periods of time; ability to sit, stoop, kneel, bend and lift as needed for routine office work; extensive wrist and hand movements required as related to keyboarding; and ability to be mobile as related to business needs.

Package includes employer contributions to employee's health, life, disability and dental insurance, (family enrollment available at employee expense), paid holidays, sick leave, vacation leave, and 403(b) retirement plan.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and application (link on the right side of the page) to Human Resources at royg@communityframeworks.org. All three documents are required. Those applications not having all three documents will not be considered.

Position is open until filled.

Community Frameworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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