Thank you for your interest in working with us!

We are currently looking for a Construction Projects Coordinator to join our team!

Downstreet is seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented Construction Projects Coordinator to ensure the long-term care, preservation, and physical health of the Downstreet real estate portfolio. This position will work across departments to develop goals for the portfolio and to collaboratively implement those goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Property Management and Finance to prepare annual Capital Needs budgets.

  • Create contractor requests for proposals and review submittals ensuring the best possible team and cost for each project.

  • Ensure that Capital Needs Assessments are in place for every Downstreet property and procure for/oversee regular updating of assessments.

  • Review zoning and permitting requirements, time frames, and costs and integrate into project schedule and budget.

  • Ensure that all permits, bonding, insurance, and other submittals are in hand prior to construction.

  • Negotiate terms of agreements, draft contracts, and obtain permits and licenses.

  • Oversee and provide direction to general contractors, subcontractors, and vendors as needed to complete projects.

  • Collect and maintain appropriate invoices and records for successful funder requirements and timely payment of vendors.

  • Collaborate with Real Estate Development Team on portfolio rehab projects.

  • Complete related administrative tasks and assist in property maintenance coordination as needed.

Experience and Education

  • Three years’ experience in relevant field

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn relevant software

  • Highly organized with a strong ability to manage priorities and deadlines

  • An understanding of construction, project costing, and relevant State laws and regulations

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, active listening skills, and problem-solving abilities

  • Commitment to equity and inclusion and social and economic justice

  • Valid Vermont Driver’s License, personal vehicle with insurance, and ability to travel for position

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working at a computer.

  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds at a time.


The annual salary range for this position is $50,000 - $53,000 dependent on experience.

Downstreet also provides a comprehensive benefits package, which includes:

  • 403(b) with company match up to 4.5%
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Dental insurance benefits
  • Life insurance and long-term disability benefits
  • Generous paid leave allowances (vacation, sick, and personal time)
  • Short-term disability
  • Professional development opportunities

Application Instructions

Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don’t apply unless they meet 100% of the job criteria. While we have worked to consolidate the minimum qualifications for each role, we aren’t looking for someone who checks each box on a page; we’re looking for active learners and people who care about supporting and promoting affordable housing opportunities for all in Vermont. If this sounds like you, please apply!

Downstreet is strongest when we have a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We are an equal employment opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, disability, or Veteran status are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please complete the form below. Please include a resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to be a part of the Downstreet team. Applications submitted without a cover letter will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

Downstreet is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.