We are Downstreet
We are a private, mission-driven, not for profit organization dedicated to the creation of equity in opportunities for all through the power housing and its ability to connect people to the resources they need to thrive. We believe this to be the most impactful and efficient approach to strengthening the health and future of our local communities.
We know that our staff is vital to the successful fulfillment of our mission, and that we have a responsibility to ensure the stability of our programs and services by attracting and retaining the best talent Vermont has to offer. This understanding has lead us to devote a significant effort toward the continual improvement of our workplace with the ultimate goal of becoming a known and preferred employer in Vermont.
We offer competitive salaries and a robust benefits package in addition to a workplace that appreciates and understands the value of a healthy work-life balance. But what really sets us apart is the genuine dedication our entire staff has to working together in service to our communities.
We continually work to create opportunities for our staff so that they can pursue a fulfilling career carrying out meaningful work at our mission-driven organization.
Downstreet Housing & Community Development (“Downstreet”) takes a collaborative approach to real estate development. We work with strong development partners such as Housing Vermont, as well as a team of experienced professionals including the northeast’s premier tax credit accounting firm; a seasoned tax credit, real estate and corporate attorney and a skilled financial consultant.
The Director of Real Estate Development (RED) is responsible for Downstreet’s affordable housing projects from conception to development completion. Projects include new development and rehab of single, multi-family and commercial development properties. Job responsibilities include hiring, oversight and supervision of Development staff and contractors, as well as coordinating with project funders, and internal and external partners.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Provide Redevelopment Services to Downstreet’s Existing Portfolio
Technical Assistance & Outreach
Perform other duties as assigned.
Downstreet Standards of Conduct
Desired Job Qualfications
Physical and Mental Abilities
The Director of RED must have the physical and mental abilities to perform the essential job duties listed above. However, reasonable accommodation may be extended to help perform those duties. The job entails evening and weekend work, significant travel and long periods of sitting at a desk. There may be prolonged periods of computer work. While performing the essential duties of this job the Director of RED may have to use hands and fingers, walk, stand, reach, or lift up to 25 pounds. Travel to meetings and presentations, walking prospective sites and being on-site regularly during construction. Wears safety gear, specifically work shoes/boots and hard hat as needed.
Employer Rights and Disclaimers
This job description is not a contract for employment. It is a list of duties and expectations. However, it should not be considered a complete list of expected duties. Duties may be added, dropped, or changed at any time.
The job qualifications may change at any time. Downstreet may add, drop, or change any qualifications for the position in order to fit changes in the organization. This job description should not be interpreted as a complete list of job qualifications.
This document does not extend an offer for permanent or continuous employment. Downstreet is an at-will employer.
Interested in joining our team? Here are some reasons to apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you’d like to be part of the Downstreet team. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.
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