Director of Project Planning, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia

Posted by Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia on June 2, 2014

Director of Project Planning, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia

Reports directly to: Executive Director

Service week (days/hours): M-F, 40 hours/ week with frequent evening meetings, some weekend events and meetings

Required meetings: Staff Meetings, Site Acquisition and Construction, Board Meeting as needed, community meetings as required

Personal vehicle required:No. However significant travel within the city is involved with this position.

Position Objective: To develop new community-based partnerships and encourage existing partnerships, providing increased opportunity for developing affordable homeownership across the City of Philadelphia, in accordance with Habitat’s mission. To recruit local leaders to work with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, informing our decision-making and project development, and enabling Habitat to contribute to comprehensive neighborhood improvement. To initiate and manage acquisition and predevelopment for all Habitat housing development.

The Director of Project Planning has overall responsibility for managing the Project Planning Department responsibilities, leading other Project Planning staff (if applicable) and volunteers.

Key Responsibility Area: Project Initiation and Planning

  • Coordinate/ direct overall affiliate Housing Development Plan in collaboration with the senior staff: 3-year goals and timelines, and a 5-year projected outline. Plan will increases production and neighborhood impact and reduce per-unit cost.
  • Conduct research to support selection of project neighborhoods and strategies for Habitat work.
  • Work with Director of Strategic Partnerships to foster community-based partnerships leading to property acquisition and other positive community impact strategies, with special focus on developers and property donors.
  • Develop and maintain other relationships in support of these goals-
  • ULI
  • Support/ provide the leadership of the Site Acquisition and Construction Committee. Provide comprehensive reports, analysis and proposals to the Site Acquisition Committee and Board of Directors as required.
  • Sit on Community Land Trust (CLT) exploration committee, conduct CLT research, design and implementation (if appropriate).
  • Continue to refine purchase/rehab model especially for REO properties.
  • Work with the Director of Construction and the Site Acquisition and Construction Committee to evaluate, recommend and apply alternative building models and strategies (e.g.- mixed-income development, condominiums, CLTs).
  • Work with the Director of Construction to research and implement new design and build systems and styles (i.e. modular, green building elements, storm water management etc.).

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