Senior Affordable Housing Developer

Quest Community Development Organization Quest Community Development Organization Employer:
Atlanta, GA, USLocation:
Tue, Oct 23 '18Posted on:

Quest Community Development Organization is looking to hire a motivated and experienced Senior Affordable Housing Developer to lead and direct high priority projects under the general direction of the COO, CFO, and CEO.

Quest Community Development Organization is a non-profit organization that currently owns and manages small to medium size multi-family affordable and supportive-living communities, single-family rental & home-ownership and commercial real-estate.


  • Supervise and direct assigned staff to take projects from original concept through completion.
  • Identify sites for potential housing developments.
  • Assist in site acquisition negotiations with property owners.
  • Conduct economic feasibility analyses.
  • Identification, preparation, and submittal of competitive applications to federal, state, local, and private funding sources for site acquisition, predevelopment, construction, and permanent financing. To include 9% LIHTC, 4% Bond financing, HOME.
  • Apply for and obtain required government permits and approvals.
  • Represent the corporation before public bodies, community and neighborhood groups, and financing agencies in promoting QCDO and its goals.
  • Coordinate the development process internally and with outside partners, including architects, attorneys, contractors, finance agencies, title companies, and public officials to ensure a high standard of quality.
  • Prepare and submit proposals for administrative funding.
  • Prepare financial underwriting and modeling to include project pro forma, construction budgets, cash flow projections, capital outlay/stack, and operating budget.
  • Actively participate in staff training and organizational functions and activities as needed.
  • Prepare reports as required by funding sources.
  • Ensure successful project outcomes and alignment with company goals.
  • Represent the company in the community and takes a lead role in new business development.
  • Communicate with company executives regarding the status of specific projects and business development initiatives.
  • Manage/Lead staff and directly support projects as needed.
  • Ensure proper execution of tasks as defined in the project plan to achieve project goals.
  • Manage changes to the project scope, schedule and costs using appropriate verification techniques to keep the project plan accurate, updated and reflective of authorized changes.
  • Facilitate customer acceptance of project plans and related changes.
  • Ensure a common understanding by setting expectations in accordance with the project plan to align stakeholders and team members.
  • Ensure project deliverables are established, using requirement gathering techniques (planning/sessions/brainstorming/focus groups) and documented in the projects file.
  • Supervise, review and approve actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events in order to minimize the impact of the risks on the project.
  • Improve team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training and motivating to facilitate cooperation, ensure project efficiency, and boost morale.
  • Identify high-level risks, assumptions, and constraints using historical data and expert judgment in order to understand project limitations.
  • Communicate information and ideas, both verbally and in writing, clearly and in a way that many different types of audiences can understand.
  • Other duties as required by the COO, CFO or CEO.


  •  Minimum of 6 years in real estate/housing development construction or finance, preferably for a non-profit development, advanced degree in lieu of experience considered.
  • Experience with governmental grant programs and a thorough understanding of low-income tax credit financing (LIHTC).
  • Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Architectural, Construction or a related field desirable.
  • Knowledgebase and skills required to meet the expectations of the essential functions of this position.
  • Ability to build strong and effective working relationships, with excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • Ability to prepare complex financial feasibility analysis with attention to detail.
  • Capacity to negotiate contracts to minimize costs while ensuring that the scope of work is comprehensive and accurate.
  • High degree of self-motivation, initiative, entrepreneurship, creativity, perseverance, flexibility and high moral standards.
  • Sensitivity around the values and mission that the activities of organizations such as QCDO are based.
  • Must possess a valid GA driver’s license and current automobile insurance.
  • Occasional travel to the meeting and work sites. 


  •  Existing relationship(s) with HUD, DCA, City of Atlanta, Invest Atlanta and/ or Enterprise Community Partners.


  •  60% Employer-paid Health
  • 100% Employer Paid: Life Insurance
  • AFLAC-hospital, short-term disability, cancer, and accident insurance
  • Vision and Dental
  • Accrued PTO time
  • Paid Christmas Week Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Educational Tuition Reimbursement
  • Eligible for participation in development incentive pool payouts
  • An excellent support staff and work environment.


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