Associate Project Developer

Job Title: Associate Project Developer

Department: Housing Development

Location: San Francisco, Main Office

Reports to: Senior Project Developer

Job Status: Full-Time/Exempt

Compensation: $65,000.00 to $72,000.00 D.O.E., medical, dental, vision & retirement plan


Mission Housing Development Corporation (MHDC) develops high-quality, well-managed, affordable, sustainable communities that promote the self-sufficiency of low- and moderate- income families, seniors, and persons with diverse needs and offers technical assistance to service providers that meets the needs of special populations  with a comprehensive vision of community. MHDC own approximately 37 affordable housing buildings serving over 3,500 families and individuals with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in San Francisco’s Mission District.  In 2021, Mission Housing celebrates its 50th anniversary.


The Associate Project Developer supports the Housing Development Department with all aspects of the

development process from site acquisition and project feasibility/conception through construction or

rehab construction completion and lease-up for multiple projects. As part of the development process,

the Associate Project Developer will also assist in community outreach efforts as well as help to

coordinate the work of an external team of consultants, architects and contractors, and an internal team

of Mission Housing Departments including accounting, property and asset management, and resident



Under minimal supervision, responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Assist in the identification and evaluation of the feasibility of new construction, acquisition, or portfolio restructuring projects.
  • Create and maintain project proformas and projections.
  • Research, prepare, and analyze development and operating budgets.
  • Track project budgets and make payments to consultants and vendors for expenses.
  • Produce and manage project schedules.
  • Select and oversee all consultants including architects, contractors, and attorneys.
  • Make necessary applications to local, state, and federal institutions for grants and/or financing.
  • Manage real estate and finance transactions, including property acquisitions, construction and permanent loan closing, and tax credit syndications.
  • Comply with funders’ requirements and/or guidelines in all aspects of development.
  • Review and interpret loan documents and regulatory agreements.
  • Coordinate, attend, and facilitate project-related meetings as necessary.
  • Interact with local community groups as needed during planning, development of projects.
  • Represent the agency to the public with respect to housing developments.
  • Maintain project documents and files, and other administrative duties.
  • Prepare and submit draw request packages to project funders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated commitment to Mission Housing’s Mission.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with low-income, diverse, and under-served populations.
  • 1-2 years in housing development, preferably with a non-profit housing organization.
  • Intermediate knowledge of non-profit housing development issues, policies, and procedures including working with tax credits and other local, state, and federal sources of financing for affordable housing.
  • Knowledge in construction/rehabilitation management.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze financial documents.
  • Experience analyzing feasibility of development opportunities.
  • Proven verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, able to manage and prioritize tasks toward a long-term project goal.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and to work independently while also maintain communication with other departments.
  • Strong sense of self-direction, resourcefulness, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain office systems such as filing and document management.
  • Strong computer skills, especially with spreadsheets.


  • Familiarity with current events, public policies, community organizations, and social issues that are relevant in the City of San Francisco, and particularly the Mission District.


  • Bachelor’s degree in real estate, finance, urban planning, business, political science, or related field


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; move from one location to another; reach; communicate to various individuals; occasionally climb and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change. 

Mission Housing Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disabilities.  Please let us know if you need any special accommodations. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Mission Housing Development Corporation is a drug-free work place as required by the “Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988”.

Salary Range:  $65,000.00 to $72,000.00 DOE

To apply:  Send cover letter and resume to hr@missionhousing.org.

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