Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
Job Opening: AVP of Planning & Development - Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
Job Opening: AVP of Planning & Development

AVP of Planning & Development


Planning & Development

880 E. 11th Ave. Columbus, OH 43211

Starting Date:

Ending Date:

Minimum Requirments:

QUALIFICATIONS: An example of acceptable qualifications for this position:

Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Public Administration, or other related field, Master’s degree preferred; seven (7) or more years of related experience and/or training in a senior management position, affordable, mixed-income, and market-rate multifamily real estate development; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Preferred: LIHTC certification, Fair Housing certification, other real estate finance or development certifications.

EQUIPMENT OPERATED: The following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive.

Calculator, computer, computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Outlook, and other Microsoft Office tools, SharePoint, Yardi, PHAMS, and other applicable computer software), mobile phone, fax machine, copier, scanner, telephone, and other standard modern business office equipment.


Employee has exposure to chemical compounds found in an office environment (e.g., toner, correction fluid, etc.); exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy weather conditions; this is considered sedentary work and the employee must demonstrate the ability to perform the physical demands required of the position in accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s physical demands strength ratings.

In cases of emergency, unpredictable situations, and/or department needs, may be required to lift, push, pull, and/or carry objects heavier than D.O.L. strength ratings recommend.

Job Information:


JOB DUTIES in order of importance


40% (1) At the direction of the Vice President for Planning and Development (the “VP”), manage projects that are part of CMHA’s strategy to acquire market-rate, mixed-income, and affordable multifamily real estate throughout Franklin County (the “Acquisition Strategy”). Tasks include: developing financial models and analysis of potential Acquisition Strategy properties, advising the VP on letters of intent and purchase and sale agreements, participate in the selection of financing partners for Acquisition Strategy properties, and collaborating with the VP and CMHA legal counsel on the closing process for the properties.

40% (2) At the direction of the VP, manage projects that are part of CMHA’s strategies to develop new affordable housing, especially for hard-to-serve populations (the “Development Strategy”), and rehab existing affordable housing (the “Rehab Strategy”). Both the Development and Rehab strategies may involve partnerships with other housing developers and the use of federal low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC). Tasks include: developing financial models and analysis of potential Development and Rehab Strategy properties; advising the VP on partnership opportunities; managing the LIHTC application process, whether 4% or 9%, when appropriate for the project; participating in any advocacy and communications strategies related to the projects; and collaborating with the VP and CMHA legal counsel on the closing process for the properties.

5% (3) Participate with the VP and other Planning & Development staff in strategic and long-term planning for the Planning & Development office. Planning activities may include developing proposals for the executive team regarding how to implement CMHA’s mission to serve the community by providing access to affordable housing and any other directives from the executive team.

5% (4) Provide analysis to the VP on federal, state, and local public policy issues related to CMHA’s Acquisition, Development, or Rehab strategies, or other issues that may affect CMHA or the Planning & Development office.

5% (5) Assist the VP with managing and supervising all assigned employees (e.g., schedules and assigns tasks; interviews job applicants; recommends the hiring of job applicants; recommends discipline; evaluates performance; receives and adjusts grievances or employee complaints; approves and recommends the approval of leave requests; attends or participates in meetings in which policy questions are reviewed or discussed; develops and implements policy; recommends policy changes; participates in personnel or labor relations activities; has access to other employees’ personnel files; has access to financial data used in monitoring department revenue/income, etc.).

(6) Attends meetings and serves on committees, as directed; attends training and seminars, as directed.

(7) Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

(8) Maintains required licensure and/or certification.

(9) Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.


5% (10) Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE CHARACTERISTICS: (*indicates developed after employment)

Knowledge of: 9% and 4% LIHTC program requirements; HUD affordable housing programs and requirements; federal government-backed mortgage financing; general real estate development principals; pro forma development and analysis; project management; government structure and process; public administration; state, federal, and local laws and/or regulations; community resources and services; risk identification and risk management; personnel administration; employee training and development; basic finance and accounting principles; office practices and procedures; supervisory principles and practices; English grammar and spelling; *Agency/department goals and objectives; *Agency/department policies and procedures; *workplace safety practices and procedures; *personnel rules and regulations.

Skill in: word processing; computer operation; use of modern office equipment; analytical and financial modeling; presenting information in a clear, organized, and convincing manner.

Ability to: interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form; deal with many variables and determine specific action; apply management principles to solve agency problems; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; exercise independent judgment and discretion; understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, or regulations to specific situations; select most qualified applicant according to specifications for referral; read, copy, and records figures accurately; add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers; calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages; copy records precisely without error; complete forms; prepare correspondence; compile and prepare reports; respond to inquiries from public and/or officials; prepare and deliver speeches and presentations; conduct effective interviews; communicate effectively; train or instruct others; understand a variety of written and/or verbal communications; maintain records according to established procedures; handle sensitive inquiries from and contacts with officials and general public; develop and maintain effective working relationships; resolve complaints; travel to and gain access to work site; provide exceptional customer service; multi-task; prioritize projects; work independently or as team.

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