Two weeks of paid vacation a year, sick time, 13 holidays, up to five floating holidays based on employee status, medical and dental benefits on the first of the month following 30 days of employment, life insurance policy at no cost to employee (with the option of increasing policy amount), flexible spending account for medical and dependent care costs, commuter benefits, 403(b) with employer match, and other benefits. We foster a joyful workplace and offer opportunities for professional development and growth.
The Unity Council is a non-profit Social Equity Development Corporation with a 50-year history in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. Our mission is to promote social equity and improve quality of life by building vibrant communities where everyone can work, learn, and thrive.
Our programs aim to provide the community with the tools, knowledge, and resources to transform their lives and ultimately achieve their long-term educational, career, and financial goals. These holistic programs and services reach more than 8,000 individuals and families annually in five languages. Programs include: early childhood education, youth mentorship and leadership development, employment services, career readiness training, housing and financial stability, senior citizen services, affordable housing and neighborhood development, and arts and cultural events. Our work expands beyond the Fruitvale district and now reaches across Oakland and into Concord. The Unity Council employs a diverse workforce of more than 250 people who reflect the linguistic, cultural, and ethnic identity of the communities we serve.
The Unity Council seeks a highly qualified, experienced real estate professional to oversee the agency’s real estate portfolio while building systems to onboard new properties. This position will oversee property management, asset management, property regulatory compliance for a small but growing real estate portfolio that includes, affordable housing, retail and commercial units. A successful candidate will have a mix of strong financial, systems and people skills.
The Director of Property Management is a key member of the executive team, reports to the COO and will have direct access to the Board of Directors. The position oversees property management and asset management of a varied real estate portfolio of seven buildings, including 284 units of mostly affordable housing in Oakland and Berkeley, 200,000 square feet of mixed-used retail, community service, and commercial space, several parking lots. An understanding of the affordable housing regulatory environment in Oakland is critical to success, including experience with HUD 202 and tax-credit structures. The ideal candidate will have a progressively responsible career in property or asset management with significant experience managing multi-disciplinary teams in a nonprofit environment. The selected candidate will demonstrate exceptional communication skills, both orally and in writing, strong financial skill and will also be a proven negotiator who is comfortable managing in a complex environment and interacting with multiple bureaucracies in a challenging economy.
Financial: financial modeling expertise required!
Coordinate all aspects of financial and operational planning for the portfolio
Prepare and monitor property budgets, working closely with the Finance Department
Work with the Director of Real Estate, develop income and expense projections for new projects
Work closely with auditor to provide information for annual audit
Leadership & Strategic Planning:
Create monthly reports for the board of directors summarizing financial and operational performance
Create and present regular reports to CEO, COO and Executive staff
Represent the organization at a variety of events, speak on the organizations behalf
Attend agency events, representing the Senior Executive team
Work with the executive staff to develop policy, procedure and shape the culture of the organization
Provide staff leadership and supervision, including recruitment, selection, training and supervision of site-based property management and maintenance staff. Oversee operations of property managers, other property related staff.
Develop Property Management Policies and procedures
Develop and implement new systems for maximum efficiency
Daily Operations & Compliance:
Supervise the activities of the agency’s property management department in accordance with agency mission.
Maintain project loan and regulatory agreements, and keep abreast of latest program regulations and reporting requirements.
Manage contract, program and loan compliance for all properties under management. This includes Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HUD 202, City of Oakland, and commercial lenders. Responsible for all compliance reporting for the portfolio.
Oversee HUD billing functions
Coordinate and manage capital improvements for existing portfolio
Oversee billings and collections for all retail space, community service space, and commercial space tenants.
Oversight of property maintenance functions, including maintenance planning and staff oversight, and development and implementation of preventive maintenance and capital needs assessments at properties.
Coordinate contractual relationships with vendors, including close coordination with senior financial staff to ensure cost effective procurement in accordance with agency policies and program requirements.
Coordinate Head Start property management support.
Supervise and perform leasing and occupancy functions of the affordable rental and commercial units including marketing and waiting list management, in accordance with program and funder requirements and good business practices.
Perform other responsibilities as required.
This description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time.
Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use "Title of Position" in the subject line.
The Unity Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
BS/BA degree required. Advanced degree preferred
Minimum of 7 years of property management, asset management or comparable experience
At least three years of experience with subsidized affordable housing
Strong financial modeling skills
Strong analytic skills, including proficiency in Excel and financial forecasting tools and pro-formas
Experience with HUD housing programs, particularly the HUD 202 program, and familiarity with housing programs requiring restricted income/restricted rent funding.
Experience managing and leasing commercial properties
Experience with social services programs
Experience or exposure to the development of new affordable housing projects, rehabilitation projects, and redevelopment projects, including financial structuring
Appropriate training in affordable housing management concepts, CPM or CHAM certification preferred.
Working knowledge of experience with the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. LIHTC compliance certification preferred, or ability to obtain certification within six months
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Ability to present to large groups
Strong supervisory, coaching and team building skills
Advanced computer skills with strong MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and social media skills.
Regularly required to operate standard office equipment (personal computer, photocopier, fax, etc.)
Ability to work on a computer up to 6 hours a day.
Regularly required to sit for long periods of time, and occasionally stand and walk.
Regularly required to use hands to operate computer and other office equipment.