Development Program Manager


Seattle Housing Authority

Job Description

Development Program Manager, Job #102879

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Starting Pay Grade/Rate: L, $38.18 Hourly + Excellent Benefits

Regular Full-Time, FLSA Exempt Position

The Seattle Housing Authority, a nationally recognized leader in developing and maintaining affordable, innovative housing communities, is accepting applications for a Development Program Manager. The Development Program Manager will be a leader in project teams consisting of Seattle Housing Authority project staff and consultants planning and implementing all elements of the affordable housing development process. These teams’ work include the following elements: project programming, feasibility, environmental review process, entitlements, community participation, design, phasing, tenant relocation, land sales, financing, development partnerships, construction, project closeout and post-occupancy evaluation. The Development Program Manager will lead many of these elements and participate in others. Projects may include development of remaining sites Yesler Terrace as well as redevelopment of other SHA properties. The Development Program Manager is expected to exercise expert independent judgment, initiative and decision-making authority to develop timely solutions to complex problems. The Yesler Terrace Redevelopment project and other SHA redevelopment projects require a high degree of specialized knowledge and ability to identify and creatively solve problems. The ideal candidate must be able to interpret and analyze federal, state and local codes and policies and maintain effective contacts and relationships with elected officials, Seattle Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, management and staff, representatives of HUD and other governmental agencies, business and community agencies and the public.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in some if not all of the following areas: design and development of multifamily housing, especially affordable housing; multifamily site planning and building/dwelling unit design; land use regulation; community planning; infrastructure planning and development; familiarity with principles of defensible space and design issues particular to low-income and immigrant populations; experience with non-profit and public housing development; green building principles and best practices; accessibility and fair housing principles and regulations. Successful candidates will also have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required in architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, urban design, real estate development, or related fields. Master’s degree preferred but not required.

Terms of Employment

Regular Full-Time, Equal Opportunity Employer 

How to Apply

All applicants must apply online using our electronic application process. Apply online anytime at:

Or Visit our Job Center Kiosks: Weekdays between 8:00am-4:00pm, except holidays, at: Seattle Housing Authority- First Floor - Human Resources Job Center Kiosks 190 Queen Anne Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109

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