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Assistant Project Manager  

About the Organization A pioneering not-for-profit affordable housing developer and community programs initiator in New York City, Settlement Housing Fund, Inc. has worked since 1969 to create more than 8,700 apartments through 64 affordable rental and homeownership development projects. Settlement Housing Fund presently owns and maintains 36 buildings containing 1,979 apartments in various locations, with concentrations of housing and programs in the Mt. Eden section of the Bronx, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the Two Bridges neighborhood on the Lower East Side, as well as at other sites throughout Manhattan. We expect that our portfolio will continue to grow. Settlement Housing Fund is equally committed to bringing amenities, programs and services to communities we serve through the development and operation of affordable housing. Settlement Housing Fund is the parent organization of The Crenulated Company, LTD dba New Settlement which was created in 1989 with the acquisition of 14 abandoned buildings from the City of New York. New Settlement has evolved into a robust social service organization offering a range of community-based services in education, college access, youth development, arts, workforce development, community organizing, wellness and other key services that provide important resources to the neighborhood's youth and families. New Settlement's success has been achieved through close collaboration with a wide range of educational institutions, housing and community development organizations, businesses, youth development and social service agencies - in the neighborhood, Bronx-wide, across New York and nationally. The programs at New Settlement are supported by local, state and federal government agencies, as well as foundations, corporations, organizations and individuals.  

JOB SUMMARY: Settlement Housing Fund, Inc. (SHF) is a nonprofit organization which creates and sustains high-quality affordable housing and programs, building strong and economically diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City. SHF works closely with community partners to provide low- and moderate-income New Yorkers with pathways to long-term affordable housing, education, employment, and wellness. SHF currently owns approximately 2,700 units of affordable housing in 47 buildings, located in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, and has a development pipeline which includes a mix of new construction and preservation projects. In addition, we are overseeing more than 1,400 units that are under construction/rehabilitation.

SHF is seeking an Assistant Project Manager to support the development process for a mixture of new construction and preservation projects.  The salary range for the Assistant Project Manager role is $60,000 to $75,000.

Job Duties include but not limited to:

  • The Assistant Project Manager will support the SHF Real Estate Development team on a variety of tasks, including, but not limited to:
  • Support RFP submissions, including tracking deliverables, reviewing drafts, organizing meetings, and coordinating with partners.
  • Coordinate process to select consultants and partners, such as architects, general contractors, attorneys, environmental consultants, financing partners, local partners, and many others.
  • Coordinate meetings with the design team, identify decisions for SHF, and ensure that the design process stays on schedule.
  • Track invoices and expenses, submit requisitions, and update budgets.
  • Support submission of financing applications, closing checklists, and other predevelopment approvals.
  • Prepare materials to share with residents and community partners and attend resident, neighborhood, and community meetings.
  • Support communication between property managers, tenants, consultants, and development staff.
  • Track temporary tenant relocation data including leases, utility accounts, invoices, tenant status, and other information.
  • Collaborate with internal legal and fiscal teams to review documents and invoices, process payments to consultants and project partners, and problem solve issues.
  • Coordinate unit access with tenants as needed for construction-related testing, remediation, inspections, or related activities. Closely track construction-related tasks completed and needed within specific residential units.
  • Participate in construction administration, identify decisions for ownership and coordinate decision-making process, and submit monthly requisitions.
  • Provide information to SHF Asset Management team as needed.
Position Requirements

The Assistant Project Manager will possess many of the following skills and qualifications:

  • Interest in affordable housing development and project management
  • Strong organizational, analytical, communication, and writing skills; detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated skills in data tracking, synthesis, and analysis in Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and complete multiple tasks with simultaneous deadlines
  • Demonstrated track record of learning quickly and being able to work independently and with a team
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, suggest new ideas, and move tasks forward
  • Available for frequent local travel (within walking distance of public transit) and occasional weeknight work
  • Commitment to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Preference for candidates with lived experience connected to SHF’s mission.




The physical demands/ work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The ability to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear.
  • The ability to frequently sit and reach with hands and arms.
  • The ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Must be able to utilize office equipment such as desktop/notebook computers, copiers, printers, scanners, telephones, and calculators.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the employee in this job. The employee will be

required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.

Settlement Housing Fund, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions expected of an employee. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of you as an employee. You may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Salary $60,000 - $75,000 annually  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Assistant Project Manager  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s) Judith Herbstman, Samantha Alston  
Location Settlement Housing Fund Inc.  

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