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Community Development Manager – Northeast/ Mid-Atlantic Region

National Community Stabilization Trust  ·  Washington D.C. or Remote (Mid-Atlantic - MD or PA)  ·  Posted on March 14
Job Title:Community Development Manager—NE/Mid-Atlantic
Location:Washington D.C. or Remote (Mid-Atlantic—MD or PA)
Reports to:Vice President-Strategy and Community Development

About the National Community Stabilization Trust

The National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST) is a national non-profit intermediary organization that offers innovative programs and services to state and local governments, non-profit housing organizations, other housing providers, and financial institutions to restore vacant and abandoned single family properties to productive use and protect neighborhoods from blight. NCST was created in 2008 by six leading national housing and community development nonprofit organizations which serve as its Sponsors: Enterprise Community Partners, the Housing Partnership Network, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), National Council of La Raza, National Urban League and NeighborWorks America.

In the geographic markets in which NCST has a focus, the organization seeks to achieve the following:

  • Property Disposition: Facilitating the effective transfer of foreclosed and abandoned properties to local housing providers
  • Financing: Connecting sources of flexible financing to support property acquisition and redevelopment strategies
  • Technology: Utilizing project management and data and spatial analysis tools to support local neighborhood stabilization efforts
  • Capacity Building: Organizing local collaborations through NCST sponsor organizations and industry partners
  • Industry Focal Point: Serving as an industry ‘voice’ for foreclosure remediation and neighborhood stabilization

General Description

The Community Development Manager (CDM) position is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with state and local housing providers—public, nonprofit, and for-profit housing developers, including HUD National Stabilization Program (NSP) grantees and sub-grantees and FHFA Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative (NSI) participants, and other key community-based stakeholders— to support the acquisition of vacant and/or abandoned properties from financial institutions and the rehabilitation and productive reuse of those properties. NCST’s Community Development Managers are regionally focused and work closely with the NCST’s Sponsor organizations in states across assigned regions.  The assigned region for this posting is NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD and DC, with an emphasis on the Baltimore, MD MSA.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Establish working relationships with state and local housing providers and managing their participation in NCST programming focused on the acquisition and rehabilitation of REO properties.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of and maintain connectivity to the community development/housing development industry and important stakeholders in metro markets within the assigned region.
  • Deliver training on NCST programs and services to state and local housing providers interested in acquiring foreclosed and/or abandoned property from financial institutions.  Identifies and recommends best practices and operational improvements in order to establish comprehensive and effective neighborhood stabilization strategies.
  • Serve as a primary contact for participating housing providers to resolve property conveyance and program execution issues.  Makes recommendations on program enhancements or policy changes to NCST’s processes and procedures and identifies opportunities for overall program improvement, to enable timely and effective state or local participant execution.  Assists with the development and management of business plans and strategic planning.
  • Act as an external representative for NCST at conferences, forums, and meetings, and regularly communicate opportunities and issues identified during external events to the senior management team.
  • Travel required, approximately 30 to 40 percent of work time.”

Work Experience Requirements

  • Seven plus years of experience in the housing and community development field, with at least five years of experience specific to working for or with nonprofit community development corporations and state/local government agencies on housing and community development activities.
  • Experience with HUD Programs including Community Development Block Grant, HOME, and/or Neighborhood Stabilization Program is preferred.
  • Experience working for/with mortgage lenders, loan servicers, mortgage insurers, GSEs, federal housing agencies, or other financial institutions is a plus.
  • Strong coalition building and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to work independently, strongly self-directed.
  • Highly organized, analytical and task-oriented with an appreciation for developing and managing program processes.
  • Ability to diagnose problems and develop solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Experience working in Baltimore, MD strongly desired. Applicants with experience in other Northeast/Mid Atlantic markets (Philadelphia, PA or NY/NJ) will also be considered.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Master’s degree desirable.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@stabilizationtrust.com.