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Housing Development and Revitalization Director

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization established in 1965 under the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964. We work with community, state and federal partners to assist children, families, low-income and elderly residents with their efforts to become or remain financially and socially independent through a variety of coordinated programs. Without the services provided by our agency, many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs, including food, education, child care, utilities assistance, transportation, shelter and access to other services.

***$500 Sign-on Bonus***

CAPSC offers a number of benefits including:

  • 403(b)
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Earned time-off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Vision care coverage
  • Work/Life resources
  • Employee and Dependent life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 11 Paid Holidays a year

*Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is mandating the COVID-19 vaccination upon employment. You must provide proof of vaccination on the first day of employment*

The Opportunity

The Housing Development and Revitalization Director position reports to and works closely with the Chief Executive Officer.  This is a senior management position responsible for overseeing a number of affordable housing and development projects in various stages of planning and construction.   This position will develop, implement and oversee the compliance and regulatory activities in accordance with federal, state and local regulations for housing projects.  Duties include but are not limited to proposal presentation and preparation, budget writing and management, oversight of daily operations, reporting, documentation and billing, supervision of staff, board liaison and community relations.  This position includes long-term planning and needs a demonstrated ability to manage/supervise seasoned, topic area experts in a collaborative manner to meet agency goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with managing the acquisition, construction, and/or renovation of housing, revitalization and development projects. 
  • Evaluate feasibility of development opportunities in conjunction with the CFO and CEO including the development of project budgets and schedules.
  • Participate in the preparation of financing applications to private, quasi-public, and public funding sources
  • Works with team members to identify municipal affordable housing opportunities and responses to RFPs
  • Assist colleagues with assembling project teams (architect, civil engineering, legal, others as needed)
  • Support efforts to identify and obtain required zoning permits and approvals including applicable state permits.
  • Attend construction meetings and oversee the design team, contractor and owner’s construction representative performance and work with senior management on decision-making
  • Provide assistance in managing closings of real estate financing and transactions through responding to project checklists
  • Prepare project invoices and manage the requisition process
  • Assist team members in preparing relocation plans and implementation as required
  • Significant proposal and grant writing as well as liaison work with outside professionals (consultants, engineers, architects, attorneys, etc.).
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all agency programs and is required to work closely with CAPSC Program Directors.
  • Responsible for effectively reporting to the agency's Board of  Directors  as  well  as representing the agency at public functions.
  • Liaison with property management companies for Academy St. Program, Covered Bridge Manor and Gafney Home.


  • Bachelor's Degree and/or a minimum of five years' experience in construction, real estate development or community planning.
  • Familiarity with rental subsidy programs such as HARP, Section  8, VA  or HUD  202 programs; and connecting clients to such programs when necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to engage a wide range of vendors and build long-term relationships
  • Goal and action-oriented and able to take the initiative without close supervision
  • Comfortable being a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside CAPSC
  • High energy and passion for CAPSC’s mission is essential
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience managing staff
  • Must be available to work nights and weekends
How to Apply:

If you are interested in joining this exciting organization, please send your resume and cover letter by November 30th. No phone calls, please.

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Date Added: November 8, 2021

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