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Careers at HELP USA

At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home.  From our beginning in 1986 as a shelter for families in Brooklyn, we've expanded to become a national leader in the fight against homelessness.  We're one of the nation's largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors.  we've helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives.  

We envision a world where safe and stable housing is a starting point for everyone, because housing is the foundation for people to build better lives.

We hope you'll join our team and be part of making our vision a reality! 

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Senior Project Manager-Affordable Housing Development

Site/Program: Central - Permanent Housing
Location: New York, NY

What You’ll Do

As Senior Project Manager you’ll support and assist all stages of the funding / financing process, including identification of funding opportunities, proforma development and analysis, and preparation of funding applications.   You’ll attend meetings and workshops related to housing finance opportunities and assist in implementing a national real estate development strategy that includes moderate and substantial rehab, new construction, mixed-use, commercial, and assembly of land for future development.

How You Fit In

You’ll be a critical member of the HELP team.  You’re comfortable learning, asking questions, multi-tasking, taking reasonable risks, and problem solving while working on projects in multiple states. You’re able to manage your own time, take ownership of problem solving, and see the “big” and “little” picture – all while operating in a fast-paced environment.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and management project proformas

  • Complete financing and related applications

  • Manage Due-Diligence and project checklists

  • Communicate effectively with tax credit investors, lenders, and financing agencies

  • Interpret and analyze data

  • Assist in the creation of construction budgets and track expenses

  • Assist in the management of projects from financial closing through final conversion

  • Attend on-site and virtual construction meetings and provide written summaries

  • Work with legal counsel on tax abatements and other entitlements

  • Assist HELP’s fundraising departments on social service funding applications

  • Perform preliminary feasibility studies on new projects

  • Assist with preparing reports to funders and to the Board of Directors

  • Assist the Permanent Housing Department with other duties, as assigned, including financing and construction of purpose-built shelters

You’re a good fit for this role if you:

  • Have a passion for creating affordable housing and are willing to work on any and all tasks to complete that goal – from the mundane to the complex

  • Strong written skills, analytical and thinking skills

  • Be a creative problem solver capable of fostering cordial and professional relationships with team members from diverse disciplines

  • Have a tolerance for risk and multi-tasking

  • Have a willingness to ask questions and learn new things and confidence to make suggestions

  • Some prior experience in affordable housing development

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, architecture, engineering, public policy, finance, or a related field. A Master’s Degree would be even better.

Who We Are

HELP USA was founded in 1986 and has since grown to become one of the largest builders and operators of transitional and low-income permanent housing in the region. To date, HELP USA has developed and/or operates more than 3,000 housing units across the country, which includes 34 residential projects in New York, New Jersey, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.  HELP USA’s affiliate, HELP Development Corp. is responsible for securing and managing government funding and private financing for the agency’s low income and supportive housing projects.  

We Have GREAT Benefits!

  • Eligible for participation in a generous Incentive Plan based on performance indicators

  • Health insurance through Cigna, including dental and vision, with an option that covers entire family with NO employee contribution

  • Generous Paid Time Off!

  • 401k with Company contribution even if employee doesn't contribute

  • Tuition Reimbursement and Educational Achievement Awards for employees completing educational & certification milestones

  • And More!


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