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Project Developer

San Francisco, CA, USA

Job Title:  Project Developer 

Location:  San Francisco.  Hybrid. 

Department: Housing Development & Construction 

Reports To: Director, Housing Development & Construction 

Job Status: Exempt, Full-Time  

Compensation:  $98,000.00 to $108,000.00 per year, DOE; medical, dental, vision & retirement plan 

To Apply:  Send cover letter and resume to  

Note:  Vaccination against COVID-19 is not a requirement of the job, but it is optional and strongly recommended. 

About the Role

Essential Functions:

Manage affordable housing finance and development.

Collaborate & communicate – throughout the development lifecycle – with external and internal clients on a range of real estate development activities, including timelines, milestones, financial impacts, and issues and solutions.

Determine feasibility for affordable housing development, construction, acquisition and/or restructuring.

Develop, manage, and maintain project schedules.

Produce, manage, and track budgets and payments to consultants and manage vendors for project-related expenses.

Coordinate Environmental Review, Entitlement and Post Entitlement approvals process.

Oversee transactions related to property acquisitions, construction and permanent loan closings and tax credit syndications.

Procure and manage consultants including architects, contractors, and attorneys.

Make applications to local, state, and federal agencies for funding

Comply with funders’ and lender’s requirements and/or guidelines in all aspects of development.

Review and interpret loan documents and regulatory agreements as well as other contractual documents.

Prepare and submit draw request packages to project lenders/funders.

Lead and participate in project-related or department meetings as necessary.

Provide 25% assistance to executive team on current legislative efforts as they relate to affordable housing finance development

Research, prepare, and provide analyses on housing development policy.

Interact with local community groups as needed during planning, development, and/or rehabilitation of projects.

Represent the agency to the public with respect to housing developments.

Maintain accurate project documents, reports and files for access by other department members.

Perform other duties as considered appropriate and consistent with the mission of Mission Housing, including working at occasional community-building activities, programs and events, as needed, during business hours or on weekends.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies, City Planning, Public Policy, Architecture, or other related field.

Three years’ experience in housing development, preferably with a non-profit housing organization.

Three years’ experience in construction/rehabilitation management.

Three years’ experience analyzing feasibility of development opportunities.

Thorough knowledge of non-profit housing development issues, policies, and procedures including working with tax credits and other financing combinations.

Working knowledge of current policy realm, legislative structures and operations.

Proven experience managing multiple complex projects simultaneously within a team setting and also working independently to ensure successful project outcomes.

Ability to be resourceful and to anticipate and resolve problems.

Dedication to community-based production of affordable housing.

Knowledgeable in using Microsoft Office tools.

Excellent interpersonal and business communication skills, both verbal and written.

Detail-oriented, highly organized, able to manage and prioritize tasks toward a long-term goal.


Bilingual a plus.

Successful completion of at least one significant housing or mixed-use development, using tax credits or HUD financing is preferred.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and drive.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

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 noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. However, construction sites may be noisy and appropriate measures should be taken to protect hearing and health on job sites.

**Disclaimer: The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties including rotating sites if necessary.

Mission Housing Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disabilities. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Please let us know if you need any special accommodations.

Mission Housing Development Corporation is a drug free work place as required by the “Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988”

Compensation: $98,000.00 to $108,000.00 per year, DOE; medical, dental, vision & retirement plan

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to

About the Company

Mission Housing Development Corporation is a private non-profit housing developer founded in 1971. Mission Housing develops high-quality, well-managed, affordable, sustainable communities that promote the self-sufficiency of low- and moderate-income families, seniors, and persons with diverse needs. We offer technical assistance to service providers to help them develop affordable housing that meets the needs of special populations with a comprehensive vision of community. We own approximately 44 affordable housing buildings serving over 3,300 residents with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in San Francisco.


Mission Housing seeks a skilled and enthusiastic Project Developer. This position performs multifamily housing finance tasks, including planning, implementation and monitoring of housing developments. The Project Developer coordinates the development of feasibility analyses for management review, provides technical assistance to the agency, and assist in policy assignments as tasked. The role includes review of budgets, timelines, entitlements, service plans, operational methods, and general business procedures and tasks as they relate to the project, management of multifamily affirmable housing.

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