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Hilltown Community Development Corporation

387 Main Road PO Box 17

Company Description:
Non-profit organization
Hilltown CDC seeks to improve the quality of life for Hilltown residents by addressing economic, housing, educational, social and community needs while preserving the rural character of the area.
Salary Range:Location:
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeGovernment/Public Service
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
Preference: Required
Preference: Required
Contract Management - Preference: Preferred
state and federal grants - Preference: Preferred
Real Estate Development - Preference: Preferred
Affordable Housing funding - Preference: Preferred
Residential design & Construction - Preference: Preferred
Excellent communication skills - Preference: Preferred
Real Estate Development & project Management - Preference: Required

The Associate Director will oversee the functioning of Hilltown CDC’s Housing and CDBG funded programs.  S/He/They will work as a part of the Management Team at Hilltown CDC to develop, rehabilitate, manage and preserve real estate (primarily affordable housing) in the Hilltowns, and to oversee the annual CDBG program including the Housing Rehabilitation and Social Service programs.   

Oversight of Housing Programs:

  • Provide day to day management and administration for CDBG and housing programs, including housing and real estate development, property management, and housing rehabilitation
  • Prepare and/or coordinate required reporting
  • Facilitate effective coordination and resource utilization among housing programs, to ensure efficient use of staff, consultant and monetary resources
  • Participate in financial planning for housing programs; responsible for management of project budgets in excess of $1,000,000
  • Participate in Hilltown CDC Management Team meetings to assist with overall organizational goal-setting, operating budget, program delivery and problem-solving

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Administration:

  • Prepare and submit annual CDBG regional grant application with assistance from other staff members.
  • Monitor CDBG program progress and supervise the monitoring of sub-recipient social service organizations.
  • Supervise staff working under the CDBG fund including Rehab Manager, Rehab Specialist and Social Service support staff.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly reports.
  • Work with town Select Boards to identify eligible CDBG activities and grant priorities.

Housing/ Real Estate Development:

  • Coordinate the management, planning and implementation of residential and commercial development projects in Hilltown CDC’s service area. When appropriate, collaborate with other Hilltown CDC staff in these efforts.
  • Identify, research, and evaluate financial and operational feasibility of potential projects and sites for development.
  • Coordinate site analysis: for example perc tests, preliminary architectural and engineering work
  • Obtain site control and secure predevelopment funding.
  • Obtain necessary permits and approvals.
  • Negotiate contracts with rehab specialists, architects, engineers, contractors, and other consultants and coordinate their efforts once selected.
  • Prepare financing proposals, obtain financing commitments, negotiate loan documents, and manage closings with funders.
  • Develop and manage project budgets with CFO and Executive Director.
  • Oversee construction and completion of projects.
  • Oversee marketing and lease-up or sale of units.
  • Oversee management of rental units and required followup on homeownership units.
  • Staff Real Estate Committee of the Board.
  • Assist Executive Director in making recommendations to the Board of Directors and implementing Board decisions.

Resource Development/ Public Relations:

  • Identify and research available funding opportunities to address housing problems and issues in the Hilltowns
  • Advocate for the housing needs of constituent communities.
  • Represent Hilltown CDC at meetings with funders, affiliate organizations, Town Boards, community housing groups and the community at large.

Staff Supervision:

  • Supervise the Housing Rehabilitation Program Manager, Property Manager and any staff and volunteers assigned to real estate development.   Conduct employee evaluations and recommend changes in compensation and job duties when necessary and appropriate.
  • Provide program and project backup when regular staff are unavailable.

Hours:  37.5 hours per week, generally Monday through Friday.  Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.  Some work may be done remotely. 

Compensation:  Salary range is $65,000-$80,000 per year, plus benefits. 

EOE/AA/Section 3: Applicants with handicaps and needing assistance will be accommodated.  Among equally qualified candidates, low to moderate-income residents of the local region will be given preference

Apply:   Send resume and cover letter to:   Davec@hilltowncdc.org 

  • Interest in working for a community-based development organization and commitment to community revitalization and affordable housing.
  • Experience with Community Development Block grant or similar federal grants
  • Familiarity with residential design and construction
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and complete projects.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience.
  • Three to five years experience in real estate development and project management.
  • Three to five years experience with supervision.
  • Excellent administrative and communication skills, both spoken and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage community process.
  • Familiarity with public approval processes.
  • Familiarity with public and private funding programs for affordable housing and economic development.
  • Experience with contract management.
  • Experience in project and organizational budgeting and management.
  • Computer literacy with word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of housing programs.
  • Position requires a high degree of physical activity including scouting potential development sites, attending on-site construction meetings and attending evening meetings with Town boards and committees.


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