Senior Project Manager (Real Estate Department)

Since our founding in 1985, New Economics For Women (NEW) has maintained that economic stability and mobility is a fundamental human right. Standing in the way of that right is a complex system of barriers that keeps underserved families, particularly women and children, in a cycle of generational poverty. Over the last 35+ years, NEW has addressed this complex system of barriers, and continues to deliver on its mission to spark economic mobility through wealth creation programs, services, housing, education, entrepreneurship and advocacy for economic justice. As of 2021, NEW has evolved to annually serve nearly 17,000 people and has developed over 1,600 units of affordable housing across 15 housing developments, built and rehabilitated 110 affordable single-family homes, built more than 200,000 square feet of community, public school and health clinic space, and created two high-performing charter elementary schools. We are invested and proud of our model and position to drive forward innovative solutions that help families experience economic mobility. Join our team of champions for economic justice!

Reports to:
Executive Director
Starting at $130,000/ Annually
Employees to be supervised:
Work Hours:
Full time, some evenings and weekends required

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Senior Project Manager performs a range of duties managing the development and construction process. Serves as a contact person for all entities involved in the development and construction of projects. Performs feasibility analysis; secures all necessary development approvals, prepares documents and plans, and project financing applications. Oversees coordination of all required materials for application for project financing and department approvals, financing documents, plans and documents prepared by outside architects, engineers, and consultants. Monitors and oversees performance of consultants on the project. Typically manages the more complex development projects with minimal direction. As an ambassador for the organization, this person is also responsible for actively supporting the overall mission and vision of NEW.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Independently manage and oversee preparation of applications, and coordinates required materials for applications for project financing and department approvals,including providing material for architects
  • Coordinate, supervise and recommend project consultants and construction team members; independently oversees preparation of construction bidding and contract materials; independently coordinates selection of contactors, construction manager, and other design/engineering team members
  • Monitor and evaluate all phases of design and construction drawings, construction in progress, payment(s), change orders
  • Make public presentations of the entire project including design and finance
  • Secure financing sources, prepare loan and grant applications, work with public agencies, lenders and investors to secure pre development, construction and permanent financing as well as ensuring lender compliance requirements are met.
  • Manage the preparation of competitive proposals for land dispositions including development of preliminary feasibility analyses for potential sites; work with public agencies to determine RFP/RFQ requirements as well as prepare development proposals
  • Oversee the construction administration of a project including managing the project budget, attend construction job site meetings, act as Owner’s representation during the construction phase of a project and ensure proper transition to operations
  • Manage the monitoring and reporting process during the construction phase through completion of the development and transition in asset management and property management capacities for NEW
  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Director and perform other duties as may be necessary to further NEW’s mission
  • Supervise Real Estate Department staff

Qualifications and Experience

  • Solid understanding of financial pro formas
  • Solid understanding and experience with LIHTC, MHP, AHP, including financing and development
  • Experience with 4% and 9% LIHTC applications and soft public funding for at least two projects required
  • Entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem solving in the field of real estate development
  • Experience interacting and negotiating with California State and Local housing agencies
  • Has the capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in an efficient and timely manner
  • Ability to work well under pressure and successfully meet project deadlines
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Strong writing and communication skills


  • Bachelor of Arts degree in development, economics, architecture, Public Administration, Planning, Real Estate, Business or related field, Master’s degree preferred AND
  • Seven or more years progressive responsibility in real estate development or finance or related experience such as affordable housing, finance, planning, community development,including 3-5 years of direct development experience in a significant role with development projects

Additional Requirements

  • Must have access to reliable transportation provide proof of current California driver’s license, acceptable driving record (current DMV H6 printout), and current liability auto insurance
  • Fingerprinting and TB Clearance

New Economics for Women (NEW) is an equal opportunity employer.

For additional information you may contact NEW Human Resources:

303 Loma Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 483-2060 Ext-311  | [email protected]

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Contact New Economics for Women by calling at:

 (213) 483-2060

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303 S. Loma Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Contact NEW’s FamilySource Center at:

(818) 887-3872

or visit us at one of our locations:

21400 Saticoy Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304

6946 Van Nuys, Ste. 220
Van Nuys, CA 91405

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1780 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

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(818) 650-1168

or visit us at one of our locations:

21400 Saticoy Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304

554 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534

6946 Van Nuys, Ste. 220
Van Nuys, CA 91405