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We are currently looking for a Housing Development Assistant to join our team!

The Housing Development Assistant is a motivated self-starter who provides general support and assistance in the Real Estate Development department with the development of permanently affordable housing. She/he provides administrative support to all aspects of real estate development throughout the life cycle of projects from identification and funding through completion.

Key Responsibilities

Predevelopment Period

  • Provide staff support to board committees reviewing proposed projects, as needed.

  • Prepare request for proposals for various professional services, including architecture, environmental studies, appraisals, market studies; oversee and document procurement and selection process.

  • Assist in analyzing properties for development including researching zoning requirements, researching previous funding, environmental or title issues.

  • Coordinate/schedule all professionals throughout the feasibility study; schedule site visits as necessary.

  • Provide general assistance with the drafting of funding applications and collection of information for the applications.

  • Collect historical building cost information and other research in support of proforma development.

  • Provide staff support to consultants in the permitting process.

  • Assist with the procurement, bidding and documentation of construction services

  • Assist with loan closing as needed.

  • Coordinate with Property Management in design process to secure input into project plans and specifications.

  • Working with Property Management, coordinate all aspects of tenant relocation as needed.

  • With DRE or Project Manager, develop and manage the fixtures, fittings and equipment budget (FFE), procuring equipment and documenting procurement process.

  • With Director of Real Estate Development, oversee procurement, bidding and documentation of construction services

Construction Management Assistance

  • Provide assistance and record-keeping for all compliance activities related to development projects including but not limited to Davis Bacon, procurement, tenant relocation, URA, and Environmental Review processes, as needed.

  • Work to transition the completed project to Property Management; coordinate building training for maintenance/property management.

  • Maintain records and reports.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Proficient use of Excel and Word, and with aptitude for other software and mobile applications required.
  • High level of organizational skills required.
  • High level of self-motivation and direction, creative problem-solving skills, and sound judgment required.
  • Experience working with highly sensitive, confidential information preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.

Education and Experience

  • Associates degree (required)

  • Three years nonprofit administrative experience (preferred)

Physical & Other Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working at a computer.
  • Must be able to life 25 lbs. at a time.
  • Some in-state travel required.
  • Must have valid driver's license, an insured reliable vehicle, and the ability to travel to job sites and meetings, etc.


The annual salary range for this position is $38,000 - $40,000.
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)
  • 9 paid holidays and 2 “floating” holidays
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Coworkers who have each other’s backs and have created a friendly and professional work culture

Downstreet Standards of Conduct

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the mission and values of Downstreet.
  • Demonstrates respectful and effective communication with others.
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and be able to relate to internal and external parties professionally, representing Downstreet in a positive manner.
  • Must be able to handle and protect the privacy of highly sensitive, confidential information.
  • Possess ability to self-direct, strong attention to detail and commitment to excellence in work product while handling multiple projects at one time.
  • Adheres to all safety practices, rules and standards throughout the work day.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to quality and proactively seeks to make improvements in systems and processes.
  • Contributes positively to a professional and respectful office environment.
  • Protects the privacy and confidentiality of all private information related to participants, families, staff and general housing operations following privacy practices and HIPAA requirements.
  • Proactively anticipates, manages and constructively resolves conflicts and disagreements; identifies ways conflict can lead to positive change.
  • Demonstrates a high level of emotional intelligence, treats others ethically and fairly, and displays integrity and honesty.
  • Adapts and is flexible in response to constraints, failures and adversity.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships.

Employer Rights and Disclaimers

This job description is not a contract for employment. It is a list of activities, duties, responsibilities and expectations. However, it should not be considered a complete list of expected activities, duties, responsibilities or expectations. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

This document does not extend an offer for permanent or continuous employment. Downstreet is an at-will employer. 

Downstreet is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Instructions

To apply online, 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.