Project Manager

Job Type

Full Time




2917 East 1st. Street, Suite 101
Los Angeles
United States


Organizational Background:

Founded in 1995, East LA Community Corporation (“ELACC”) mission is to advocate for economic and social justice in Boyle Heights and Unincorporated East Los Angeles by building grassroots leadership, self-sufficiency and access to economic development opportunities for low and moderate income families and to use its development expertise to strengthen existing community infrastructure in communities of color by developing and persevering neighborhood assets. 


Project Manager

Applicant should have a minimum of five years on the job experience in real estate development with an emphasis in multi-family affordable housing development project management if enrolled in a bachelor’s degree; a Bachelor’s degree with three to five years of experience in real estate development, city and regional planning, business, finance, public policy, architecture or a related field; or a Master’s degree and 2-3 years of experience in affordable housing development.


The Project Manager will work in a team environment with ELACC’S Real Estate Department. Under the supervision of the Director of real Estate Development, the Project Manager, shall be able to demonstrate experience in taking projects from acquisition by assisting to identify properties available for development within ELACC’s service area and submitting responses to RFP/Q’s. The Project Manager shall be able to coordinate all aspects of pre-development beyond acquisitions: applying for and securing financing and entitlements. The Project Manager shall demonstrate competency in construction administration and shall be able to take a development to construction completion and into operations. Candidates should be able to demonstrate this experience on multiple specific developments.


The Project Manager shall share in asset management, internal organizational committees, and other aspect of administration and governance typical within a non-profit organization. The Project Manager will also represent ELACC, as assigned, to outside organizations and public input forums as appropriate for an organization active within the broad community.

Candidates should be skilled with the MS Office Suite (including Microsoft Project, Microsoft Schedule), and recognize that detail oriented tasks are critical to a business’ long-term success. Responsibility for development success begins with Land Acquisition sign off and extends through the pulling of building permits. Project Management responsibilities are listed below. This position reports to the Director of Real Estate Development.


·        Analyze sites for potential development opportunities based on the organization’s mission

·        Perform site inspections and due diligence, evaluating and highlighting opportunities and risks

·        Collect, assemble and analyze market and demographic data

·        Organize, negotiate, coordinate, document and facilitate project partnership and land escrow closings

·        Manage and motivate a development team comprised of: Acquisition Manger, Entitlement Manager, Preconstruction Manager, Asset Manager, Construction Manager, Architect, General Contractor, and Project Accountant

·        Direct closing of acquisition and construction financing

·        Manage efficiently tasks necessary to obtain entitlements, including neighborhood design meetings, submission of entitlement applications, attendance at public hearings, and on-going coordination of the project design team

·        Provide input on project design development and make sure project plans and specifications are received by various Departments in a timely manner

·        Prepare project proformas and conduct feasibility analysis

·        Research and identify financing sources

·        Monitor and prepare project budgets, cash flow projections, and project schedules

·        Secure architectural, construction and other project approvals from planning and building departments and other regulatory agencies

·        Promote the highest quality development that reinforces the organization’s commitment to long-term viability.


·        Minimum of two years of experience in Affordable Housing Real Estate Development

·        Preferably, minimum of one affordable housing development in which the applicant was involved throughout acquisition, financial analysis, community outreach, assembling and management development team, financing applications, construction administration, lease-up, perm conversion, and the securing Form 8609

·        Strategic and innovative thinker

·        Demonstrated ability to work independently, and as part of a team

·        Demonstrated knowledge and success in working with the Low income Housing Tax Credit program

·        Demonstrated knowledge of constructions administration

·        Demonstrated knowledge and success in working with local agency funding sources (city and county)

·        Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

·        Excellent analytical and mathematical skills

·        Extremely organized and able to multi-task

·        Ability to prioritize and meet tight deadlines

·        High degree of independence, motivation, accountability and communication skills

·        Public speaking and presentation skills

·        Strong problem solving skills.

·        Strong interpersonal skills.



Salary to be negotiated depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time non-empt position with good benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and retirement account.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

ELACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Send resume and cover letter to:

Katty Pollicino-Director of Office Operations 

East LA Community Corporation