Eden Housing Senior Project Developer/Project Developer in Hayward, California


Responsible for originating, coordinating and implementing all aspects of the development of affordable housing projects. Projects may include new construction, rehabilitation, Eden-owned resyndications, and joint ventures with other developers. Project developers are expected to manage a workload of multiple projects in a collaborative environment.


Under supervision of Associate Director, the position:

  • Initiates location and evaluation of potential project sites and properties.

  • Negotiates acquisition agreements.

  • Conducts preliminary feasibility analyses and organizes critical community support.

  • Researches and secures sources of predevelopment, construction and permanent financing from public and private sources.

  • Works with public agency staff to assure timely public review and approval including environmental and other entitlement reviews.

  • Coordinates environmental review and local agency approvals.

  • Identifies members of the development team and negotiates contracts with contractors, engineers and architects.

  • Prepares and monitors project budgets, cash flow projections and project schedules.

  • Oversees design and construction management to ensure attention given to special-users’ needs, Eden standards, project budget, timelines, and lender/investor/regulatory requirements.

  • Works with Eden Housing Resident Services to identify feasibility of on-site service programs, and identifies sources of necessary funding.

  • Works with Eden Housing Management and community groups to facilitate affirmative marketing and smooth transition to occupancy.

  • Manages interdepartmental planning and project handoff process to ensure successful transition to operations.

  • Prepares written report materials and grant and financing applications, and makes presentations before public bodies and community groups.


  • Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent;

  • OR 4 years related experience and/or training;

  • OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Advanced degree in planning, business or a field related to housing is highly desirable.


  • Experience or background in housing, planning, business and real estate finance

  • Experience or background in affordable housing development, planning or finance

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal housing financing programs; including HUD 202/811, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and Tax Exempt Bonds.

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the concerns and needs of lower income people

  • Ability to conduct financial analysis and budget preparation

  • Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills

  • Effective public presentation skills

  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work in project teams, and with a wide variety of individuals

  • Proficient in Word and Excel (to conduct financial analysis)

  • Ability to work under pressure and successfully meet deadlines

  • Commitment to the companies’ goals and philosophy.


Must have reliable automobile transportation and a valid California Driver’s License and insurance.

Job Code: DJOB

Eden Housing Properties: Central Office - Hayward

External Company Name: Eden Housing Inc.

External Company URL: http://www.edenhousing.org

Street: 22645 Grand Street