Affordable Housing Project Manager

Affordable Housing Project Manager

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Irvine Community Land Trust
April 20, 2021
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Mark Asturias
(949) 743-0441



In 2005, the City of Irvine convened a housing task force to help develop a strategy addressing the affordable housing crisis in the community. It was particularly important to identify a strategy to preserve the affordability of these units over the long term. To address both production and preservation, the housing task force recommended the creation of the Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT), a new nonprofit organization.

In March 2006, the Irvine City Council unanimously approved this housing strategy and initiated the establishment of the ICLT.  The ICLT provides secure, high-quality affordable housing that acquires and retains land with the purpose of developing permanently affordable rental, ownership, and special needs housing for the benefit of income-eligible households.  The ICLT is located in Irvine, California, the heart of one of Southern California’s most expensive real estate markets.

Since its creation, the ICLT has since created 407 units of permanently affordable housing units, currently serving lower-income households and individuals and these homes will be preserved permanently for future generations.  An additional 68 affordable ownership townhomes are slated to open in 2022.


The purpose of this position is to manage, direct, plan, and organize a broad range of administrative and housing-related programs and projects.  This work is performed under the direction of the Executive Director.


The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Entering business data into a computer system, maintaining, and organizing documents and files, scheduling meetings, and answering phone calls.
  • Serves as Trust clerk to the board and committee meetings. Prepare agendas and reports for monthly board meetings. Prepare records and transcribes minutes memorializing those meetings.
  • Retain and manage property managers for Land Trust properties. Provide direction as necessary for tenant issues.
  • Manage and direct all phases of a project’s development, including:
    • Site acquisition and initial feasibility and due diligence.
    • Program development.
    • Consultant management.
    • Design development.
    • Community outreach.
    • Coordinating or securing entitlements.
    • Project financing and lender negotiations.
    • Event planning.
    • Audit and compliance reporting.
    • Preparation of funding applications.
    • Preparation and maintenance of project financial proforma models including project budgets, schedules, and in-kind donations.
  • Grant writing for administrative and capital funding.
  • Assure maintenance of adequate systems for keeping and maintaining privacy of records.
  • Represent, or coordinate the representation of the Land Trust program at public and neighborhood meetings, as necessary.
  • Monitor Land Trust website and social media presence.
  • Supplement and provide assistance to the Executive Director in all legislative activities.

The ICLT seeks to hire a Project Manager with demonstrated experience and sound understanding of housing development and expertise in real estate finance with an emphasis in ownership and rental housing.  Other qualifications, experience, and skills include the following:

  • A mission-driven individual with a passion for permanent housing solutions.
  • Experience having worked for a nonprofit or public agency developing and providing housing to underserved populations.
  • Technically proficient in all aspects of affordable housing real estate development, including finance, entitlement and design, construction, and operations.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business, government, or related field.
  • Five or more years of hands-on administrative experience in the public sector, private sector, or non-profit sector.
  • Understanding and sensitivity to working with a volunteer board of directors for a quasi-public organization, as well as with disadvantaged special needs population including the disabled, homeless, and veterans.
  • Knowledge or ability to successfully execute project development activities and real estate transactions, experience or knowledge of board, staff, and committee relationships and protocols, and basic budget development and administration.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks at the same time with a sense of purpose, mission, and skill.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Respects the expertise and opinions of others and uses the information to guide decisions.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of projects to finance, construct, operate rental or for-sale low-income housing projects sponsored by the ICLT.
  • Exceptional presentation skills and oral and written communication skills and use of Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word.
  • Demonstrated experience with public and private affordable housing funding resources and subsidy programs including low-income housing tax credit program, tax-exempt bonds, and syndication proceeds.
  • The position will include some evening hours for a committee or monthly board meeting.
  • Assist Executive Director in all other aspects of Land Trust duties as appropriate.


This position requires the ability to sit and use office equipment and computers for the majority of the workday and must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.


This position requires travel within the region, including but not limited to development sites, other municipalities, consultant offices, and government offices.  Infrequent travel to Sacramento and out of state may be required.

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and insurance as required by law. Must have their own vehicle and be able to drive to worksites and inspect and survey worksites.


Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.  Full-time work hours (M-F: 8 am-5 pm).  This position requires attendance once a month to a Board meeting that starts at 4 pm and can sometimes last up to two hours.  An allowance for insurance is provided in a cafeteria selection manner.  All new hires must successfully pass a background and drug screening check.

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Mark Asturias, Executive Director at

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