Careers at HDC

The New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) is a public benefit corporation and the nation’s largest municipal Housing Finance Agency.  HDC’s programs support the construction and preservation of multi-family affordable housing in New York City.

HDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 

Available Positions:

 

Asset Manager and Deputy Director of Marketing
Vice President (VP), Communications
IT Senior Business Analyst
Project Manager, Development 
Project Manager, Engineering and Architecture
Leasing and Compliance Specialist

 

 

 


 HDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Asset Manager and Deputy Director of Marketing

Area of Talent:     Asset Manager and Deputy Director of Marketing

Position Type:      Full Time/Exempt

Location:              NYC/Wall Street Area

 

Position Summary:

The Asset Manager and Deputy Director of Marketing reports to the Assistant Vice President of Marketing and oversees all aspects of the marketing and ongoing lease-up of HDC financed developments ensuring strict adherence to HDC compliance and statutory requirements including the communication and enforcement of all policies and regulations throughout HDC’s portfolio.  HDC is seeking an experienced professional with the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide detailed guidance at marketing and compliance meetings as well as deliver presentations on behalf of HDC at public seminars and gatherings involving elected officials and their constituents. ​ 

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct regular review of the HDC portfolio and implementation of appropriate corrective compliance measures as applicable.
  • Streamline existing processes and systems to maximize the Department’s productivity and oversight capabilities.
  • Manage inquiries from applicants, elected officials, owners and agents and provide timely and detailed responses substantiated by HDC regulatory and programmatic guidelines.
  • Ensure the proper implementation of new policies and procedures by HDC staff and outside parties.
  • Update and improve related aspects of the HDC website.
  • Coordinate and take the lead in HDC marketing and compliance meetings
  • Review marketing plans to ensure initial and long term regulatory and marketing compliance
  • Establish and maintain relationships with project owners, managing agents and various government agencies.
  • Monitor affordable housing lotteries for advertised projects, including lottery logs, to ensure proper processing of applicants.
  • Lead detailed interactive educational seminars that provide project specific as well as general programmatic information and guidance.
  • Coordinate with other HDC departments to resolve regulatory issues.  
  • Act as a liaison for NYC Housing Connect.
  • Review applicant files for programmatic eligibility.
  • Prepare and maintain timely, accurate, and updated project records and compliance reports.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in a related field such as Business Administration, Public Administration, or Urban Planning.
  • 2 years minimum of relevant experience in affordable housing and marketing compliance.
  • Thorough understanding of the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program including LIHTC or comparable certifications/experience.
  • Ability and experience managing projects and time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Superior organizational, analytic, and problem solving skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to build relationships with staff, executives and external partners.
  • High level of proficiency in data analysis and regulatory agreement review.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office - Excel, Word and Power Point

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Comprehensive understanding of affordable housing Marketing Guidelines, Fair Housing and Rent Stabilization guidelines
     

 

Interested applicants may email a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to  jobs@nychdc.com or fax to the Human Resources Department at (212) 227-6893.

HDC demonstrates a strong commitment to its employees by providing a salary that is competitive and commensurate with experience and excellent benefits including health benefits, retirement savings and career development programs. 

HDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 HDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Vice President (VP), Communications

Area of Talent:     Communications & Inter-Governmental Affairs

Position Type:      Full Time/Exempt

Location:              NYC/Wall Street Area

 

Position Summary

The NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC) seeks a Vice President of Communications who will also serve as the Assistant Commissioner for Communications at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).  This individual is charged with formulating strategies to effectively communicate HPD/HDC initiatives, achievements, and policies; to broaden the visibility and credibility of HPD and HDC; and to educate policy makers and the public about the issues and challenges of affordable housing in New York City.  The person in this role is responsible for the control, coordination, and dissemination of all public information for both agencies, and manages the public relations team, coordinating with senior leadership, program areas across HPD and HDC, and partners at City Hall and other City agencies. Reporting to the respective Chiefs of Staff for HPD and HDC, the Vice President, Communications works closely with the HPD Commissioner, HDC President, and all senior staff to shape the institutional message and convey it to diverse audiences.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of a strategic and proactive communications strategy for HPD/HDC.
  • Manage a communications team to support the development and execution of the communications strategy and planning and coordination of all public relation activities.
  • Oversee, produce, and edit quality communications materials, including press releases, opinion pieces, fact sheets, speeches, print and digital content, the HDC annual report, and both external and internal messaging.
  • Serve as the primary agency spokesperson and speechwriter for the HPD Commissioner and HDC President for all formal speaking engagements; brief senior leadership for any press or public appearances; and review remarks and public-facing documents prepared by other offices across HPD/HDC.
  • Manage and partner with the press team to respond to media inquiries, draft statements, plan events, and generate media interest in stories, op-eds, and interviews to advance HPD/HDCs' priorities and enhance their profile.
  • Oversee the website and social media channels for both agencies as well as the creative production and launch of any advertising, public campaigns, and print or digital content.
  • Collaborate with the Mayor's press office on a daily basis, as well as communications staff from sister agencies, elected officials, and external partners.
  • Responsible for communicating with the agency partners in an effective and compelling way, as well as drafting internal agency communications, including bi-weekly Commissioner's emails.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of seven to ten years of experience in communications, press, and/or related fields in a competitive and fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in managing communications activities for a high-level individual in the private or public sector preferred.
  • Proven experience in developing and executing comprehensive communications campaigns.
  • Ability to think on one’s feet in difficult and fast developing situations.
  • Ability to synthesize complex issues into accessible and compelling content.
  • Superior written and oral communications skills.
  • Experience in speechwriting and strategic message development.
  • Experience in building, mentoring, and coaching a team of communications specialists.
  • Excellent relationships with the media and ability to build new ones.
  • Comfort with both traditional and new media platforms.
  • Creative thinker, problem solver, and motivated team player.
  • Strong familiarity with the public policy arena and political process.
  • Strong understanding of the New York City news media markets.
  • Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree a plus.

 

Interested applicants may email a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to  jobs@nychdc.com or fax to the Human Resources Department at (212) 227-6893.

HDC demonstrates a strong commitment to its employees by providing a salary that is competitive and commensurate with experience and excellent benefits including health benefits, retirement savings and career development programs. 

HDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


 HDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

IT Senior Business Analyst

Area of Talent:     Information Technology/Real Estate Finance/Banking

Position Type:      Full Time/Exempt

Location:              NYC/Wall Street Area

 

Position Summary

The IT PMO team at the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) is looking for a Senior Business Analyst with project management experience.  Reporting to the PMO Director, this individual will work as the primary liaison between HDC’s business units and the IT application development teams in HDC and/or external vendors.  This role will elicit, define, analyze and validate requirements throughout the project lifecycle and also provide ongoing support for issue resolution and enhancement requests.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Become a subject matter expert in HDC’s business processes to support system enhancements and provide guidance for new development.  Be a strategic partner with HDC’s business units by implementing services and applications that they can use to automate and improve their processes.
  • Perform business requirement activities by providing end-to-end analysis for projects utilizing data modelling, use cases, workflows and user interface design across HDC’s existing applications and upcoming initiatives.
  • Create and maintain high-quality business and functional requirements documentation.  Work with project stakeholders to prioritize requirements and assess impact of changes on existing systems and business processes.
  • Assist the project manager in maintaining the project plan and managing assigned activities and tasks through completion by collaborating with business users and technology teams.
  • Support the project team through all iterations of discovery, elaboration, development, testing, training, implementation and application usage.
  • Develop and enforce the use of standards, best practices and methodologies for IT-related projects to drive continuous business improvement.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 5+ years of experience as a Business Analyst or Product Owner
  • 2+ years of experience as a Project Manager
  • Experience with full project lifecycle, project management practices and SDLC methodologies
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to coordinate and assist cross-functional teams in resolving business process and technical issues
  • Outstanding analytical skills – comfortable addressing ambiguous questions and clearly articulating complex ideas to both technical and non-technical teams
  • Strong communication (written, verbal and visual) and interpersonal skills with internal and external contacts
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools
  • Self-motivated and self-directed

 

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in data architecture/warehousing
  • Experience in wireframing, mockups and UI design
  • Familiarity with user journey mapping and UX concepts
  • Agile experience
  • Experience in public sector, government (housing) agencies
  • Comfortable around executive leadership

 

Interested applicants may email a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to  jobs@nychdc.com or fax to the Human Resources Department at (212) 227-6893.

HDC demonstrates a strong commitment to its employees by providing a salary that is competitive and commensurate with experience and excellent benefits including health benefits, retirement savings and career development programs. 

HDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


 HDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Project Manager, Development

Area of Talent:    Development/Affordable Housing

Position Type:     Full Time/Exempt

Location:             NYC/Wall Street Area

 

Position Summary:

The Project Manager, Development reports to the Senior Vice President, Development and is responsible for originating and underwriting mortgage loans using funds raised through bond issuances and/or allocations of corporate reserves.The Project Manager, Development reports to the Senior Vice President, Development and is responsible for originating and underwriting mortgage loans using funds raised through bond issuances and/or allocations of corporate reserves.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Underwrite mortgage loans (analyze loan proposals; review due diligence materials; prepare spreadsheets outlining each proposal; prepare credit memos; present loans to credit committee for approval).
  • Coordinate mortgage loan closings with internal and external parties, including developers, other City agencies, bankers, bond underwriters and tax credit syndicators.
  • Manage relationships with current and prospective developers/borrowers.
  • Prepare management reports and loan tracking information.
  • Assist in evaluating and/or formulating affordable housing program and policy initiatives. 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with substantial course work/credits specific to finance, and/or real estate.
  • Demonstrated interest in affordable housing.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in real estate lending, and/or development.
  • Proficiency in creating mortgage loan models and financial concepts.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, and the ability to build relationships with staff, executives and external partners.
  • Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in related field a plus.
  • Knowledge of Federal, New York State, and New York City affordable housing programs and the development process is a plus.

 

Interested applicants may email a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to  jobs@nychdc.com or fax to the Human Resources Department at (212) 227-6893.

HDC demonstrates a strong commitment to its employees by providing a salary that is competitive and commensurate with experience and excellent benefits including health benefits, retirement savings and career development programs. 

HDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 HDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Project Manager, Engineering & Architecture

Area of Talent:     Engineering/Affordable Housing

Position Type:      Full Time/Exempt

Location:              NYC/Wall Street Area

 

Position Summary

The Project Manager, Engineering & Architecture position reports to Vice President of Engineering and Architecture in the Asset Management Department. This position performs physical inspections, design reviews, rehabilitation plan and cost review, and construction monitoring of occupied rehabilitation projects to preserve the integrity of HDC’s portfolio of affordable multi-family housing developments.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and assess building conditions, maintenance practices, energy efficiency, storm    resiliency, construction plans, rehabilitation costs, and progress.
  • Prepare written reports to management and ownership with findings and recommendations.
  • Review owner responses to findings and determine the feasibility of the proposed remediation.
  • Complete plan and cost reviews of rehabilitation scopes to advise financing staff.
  • Monitor construction progress and review construction requisitions.
  • Participate in evaluating initiatives and policies affecting the physical strength of  HDC’s portfolio.
  • Participate and represent HDC in meetings with borrowers, business partners and other agencies.
  • Oversee third party consultants as applicable.
  • Frequent travel throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, or construction management.
  • 5 plus years relevant experience in engineering, architecture, or construction management.
  • Knowledge of NYC building codes, multi-family residential construction, HVAC, plumbing and building conveyance systems.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office productivity tools.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • NYS licensed PE or RA, LEED, BPI or CEM certification
  • Knowledge of Federal State and New York City affordable housing programs.
  • NYS driver’s license preferred, but not required.

 

Interested applicants may email a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to  jobs@nychdc.com or fax to the Human Resources Department at (212) 227-6893.

HDC demonstrates a strong commitment to its employees by providing a salary that is competitive and commensurate with experience and excellent benefits including health benefits, retirement savings and career development programs. 

HDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 HDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Leasing and Compliance Specialist

Area of Talent:     Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Compliance/Affordable Housing

Position Type:     Full Time/Exempt

Location:             NYC/Wall Street Area

 

Position Summary:

The Leasing and Compliance Specialist reports to the Assistant Vice President of Leasing and is primarily responsible for monitoring and evaluating applicant files for initial and ongoing LIHTC, Tax Exempt Bond, Taxable Bond, and HDC Marketing and Regulatory compliance. 

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate the income and rent qualifications for applicant files to ensure compliance with specific building and program limits.
  • Review applicant files to ensure that they contain complete and accurate documentation as required by HDC’s Marketing Guidelines and LIHTC requirements.
  • Ensure turn-around on approvals within three (3) business days or less of the receipt of a complete submission.
  • Review rent rolls and annual owner certification packages to ensure ongoing programmatic and regulatory compliance.
  • Communicate regularly with agents to ensure timely processing and provide technical assistance and ongoing guidance.
  • Create and update project spreadsheets to document initial and historical tenant data. 
  • Conduct offsite audits of housing lotteries, tenant files and unit inspections.
  • Field complaints from applicants, elected officials, owners and agents and provide timely and detailed responses substantiated by HDC regulatory and programmatic guidelines.
  • Assist with the monitoring of affordable housing lotteries for advertised projects, including lottery logs, to ensure proper processing of applicants.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in a related field and relevant affordable housing industry experience is preferred; or,
  • A satisfactory combination of experience and/or education that is equivalent to the above.
  • Ability to work independently and meet critical deadlines.
  • Strong Organizational and Communication Skills (Oral and Written).
  • High level of proficiency in mathematics and data analysis.
  • Ability to travel by public transportation in New York, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Richmond Counties.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite specifically Excel and Word.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Comprehensive understanding of HDC Marketing Guidelines and Fair Housing and Rent Stabilization guidelines

 

Interested applicants may email a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to  jobs@nychdc.com or fax to the Human Resources Department at (212) 227-6893.

HDC demonstrates a strong commitment to its employees by providing a salary that is competitive and commensurate with experience and excellent benefits including health benefits, retirement savings and career development programs. 

HDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer