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Full Time
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Date Posted:
March 06, 2018

Senior Planner

Salary: $29.80 to $36.74 per hour
Department/Location:  Planning and Development/ 1001 Washington Ave N

Under the direction of the Director of Planning & Development, performs a variety of planning duties including conducting research, tracking project requirements and budgets, and maintaining relationships with stakeholders; providing oversight and monitoring financial and operational performance of real estate assets including mixed-finance developments, vacant land and other non-residential properties; and managing special development projects.

Essential Duties (include but are not limited to):

The listed examples may not include all duties performed by all positions in this class:

  1. Oversees development planning activities for MPHA including pre-development activities and financial analysis. Maintains development project files.
  2. Identifies and tracks all development project requirements, budgets, obligations, and expenditures.
  3. Coordinates and monitors all required approvals from HUD, local/county and state agencies, including acquisitions and dispositions regulations, zoning and building codes, leasing and property management requirements
  4. Assists the Director in formulating MPHA’s asset development and long-term investment strategies and drafts guidelines for MPHA development activity.
  5. Maintains asset management library/database.
  6. Coordinates resident engagement plan for development projects and participates in resident advisory groups, as needed.
  7. Establishes and maintains relationships with appropriate local and HUD officials, developers and neighborhood organizations to promote MPHA development activities. Represents MPHA on internal and external committees, as needed.
  8. Drafts intergovernmental agreements and contracts.
  9. Identifies real estate-related grant opportunities and coordinates preparation of MPHA grant applications. Manages loan closing process.
  10. Prepares “Requests for Proposals” (RFP’s) or “Requests for Qualifications” (RFQ’s) to solicit development related services.
  11. Prepares board reports and presentations for projects.
  12. Monitors financial and operational performance and compliance of mixed-finance developments, vacant land and other non-residential properties with leases, operating agreements, regulations and/or convenants.
  13. Oversees and monitors performance of special housing programs, as needed.
  14. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelors degree in urban planning, business or public administration, development project management, real estate management, or related field and 5-7 years planning experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license in state of residence and have access to a personal vehicle during the workday. Must pass a criminal history and driver’s license background check. Previous experience in public sector, urban planning, and/or affordable housing development strongly desired.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in planning, business administration, or real estate management preferred.
  • AIPC, ULI, or other planning certification a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience with HUD policies, procedures, and requirements for development projects.

 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of residential and/or commercial development, particularly affordable housing development.
  2. Knowledge of real estate finance and financing tools including loans, tax credits, bonds, and other creative financing solutions. Familiarity with land acquisition, disposition, and related areas.
  3. Familiarity with federal, state, and local laws related to the development process. Experience with HUD development policies and procedures, a plus.
  4. Knowledge of and experience with public/government contract administration and procurement.
  5. Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  6. Strong oral and written abilities.
  7. Detail-oriented, efficient, and highly organized. Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects to meet deadlines. 
  8. Proficient with MS Office Suite (including Project and Visio) and project management software programs

 Working Conditions:

Office approximately 80% and local travel approximately 20%.

Physical Requirements:

Position involves sitting, standing and/or movement.


The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority also offers an excellent benefits package that includes:  Medical and Dental Insurance; Retirement plan; 457 deferred compensation plan; Group term life insurance (and optional term life insurance plans for family members); Long term disability insurance; paid sick leave; paid vacation leave; 11 paid holidays per year; tuition reimbursement program.

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