The Preservation Fellow will work with the national Preservation and Housing Stability/Eviction Prevention Team, local markets, and other national staff to develop and implement the new national Enterprise Preservation and Housing Stability/Eviction Prevention Program, launching in 2022. With the Preservation Team and Housing Stability/Eviction Prevention, the fellow will be responsible for the development and launch of national programming, including the Preservation Academy which will be delivered via local markets across the country. This will include expansion of the existing Preservation Toolkit, development of a technical assistance and grant framework, and in partnership with Enterprise Community Loan Fund, the development of a Small-Medium Preservation Capital Product. The Preservation and Housing Stability/Eviction Prevention Fellow will work as part of a team, leading on components of this work.
The fellow will work with public agencies, affordable housing developers, and community-based organizations. S/he will leverage Enterprise’s extensive best practice toolkits, policy expertise, technical skills, and organizational strategies to support the preservation of affordable housing.
- Manage the development and launch of an updated Preservation Toolkit for use nationally, inclusive of local tools and information, including integration of housing stability and eviction prevention strategies.
- Support development and launch of the Preservation Academies in partnership with local markets, including integration of housing stability and eviction prevention strategies.
- With Enterprise Community Loan Fund, support the development and launch of a SMMF Preservation Capital Product.
- Manage delivery of training and technical assistance to affordable housing developers, community-based organizations, and public agencies.
- Manage pass-through grants to affordable housing developers, including development and coordination of grant documents, and ongoing grant performance tracking.
- Shepherd Enterprise’s ongoing relationship-building and programmatic development aimed at increasing preservation and housing stability capacity with affordable housing developers, community-based organizations, and public agencies.
- Support collaboration and coordination among local and national Enterprise staff engaged in affordable housing preservation and housing stability.
- Work across Enterprise departments to support marketing, communication, technology, grants and contracts, and other cross-functional activities.
- Create effective communication materials and be a skilled leader and communicator who is technically adept, action-oriented and able to quickly and effectively solve problems.
- 4 years related work experience in consulting, planning, policy, finance or housing development, including if applicable, time obtaining a Masters degree in city planning, public policy or administration, real estate development or a related field. Experience in and understanding of affordable housing financing and development.
- 4 Year / Bachelors Degree. An undergraduate degree, with preference for a graduate degree.
Other General Qualifications:
- Strong familiarity with the policies, funding sources, financial structure and process of affordable housing development;
- Expertise in one or more of the following areas desired: training and technical assistance, program design and delivery, grants management, and affordable housing development;
- Familiarity with the following subjects: affordable housing preservation and production finance;
- Commitment to affordable housing, social equity and improving access to opportunity;
- Excellent organizational and project management skills;
- Relationship-building skills
- Strong presentation, negotiation and interpersonal skills; and
- Excellent computational and computer skills.
This is a two year fellowship that will begin 3/1/2022 thru 3/1/2024.
When applying to this this opportunity please add a cover letter with your resume.