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Closes On: October 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST
Location: City Office, Charleston, SC
Department: Housing & Community Development
Division: Housing & Community Development
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: Salary commensurate with experience - Apply Now
Charleston Redevelopment Corporation/Palmetto Community Land
Executive Director Job Description
( Application details listed at bottom of job posting)
The Charleston Redevelopment Corporation (CRC), which includes
the Palmetto Community Land Trust, is a non-profit initiative of
the City of Charleston, the Housing Authority of the City of
Charleston, and the Historic Charleston Foundation. The CRC focuses
on the development and maintenance of affordable housing in the
Charleston South Carolina area, and helps secure local, state and
national funding for long-term housing affordability.
The CRC administers the Palmetto Community Land Trust (PCLT)
program, a novel approach to develop and enhance long-term housing
affordability in the Charleston area.
The CRC’s mission is to increase the supply of affordable rental
and for-sale housing and maximize long term affordability through
the Palmetto Community Land Trust program, investments, and a
revolving loan fund program. CRC board members include
representatives of the numerous community organizations and
institutions including the City of Charleston Housing and Community
Development Department, the Historic Charleston Foundation, the
Maryville/Ashleyville Neighborhood Association, the Charleston
Local Development Corporation, the Eastside Community Development
Corporation, and the Charleston Trident Urban League, among
The CRC seeks to fill the position of Executive Director
Duties and Responsibilities
The ED shall have overall responsibility for the routine
management of the affairs of the CRC and PCLT, including but not
Identifying and facilitating opportunities for the development
of affordable housing, including through the Palmetto Community
Land Trust and land acquisition; securing partners for construction
and financing; and oversight of such activities.
Providing oversight for the Palmetto Community Land Trust
Providing oversight for the lending program administered by the
organization in concert with Board Committees.
Coordinating with partner organizations regarding funding and
Providing oversight for City of Charleston Bond funds
administration (as contracted by CDC);
Preparing written recommendations to the Board regarding
policies, program initiatives and financial transactions requiring
Preparing meeting agendas and financial reports for Board of
Monitoring revenue, expenses, investments and disbursements
Facilitating community outreach and education regarding
community land trusts and the specific mission and activities of
the PCLT to build a support from developers, donors, prospective
homebuyers, elected officials and the general public.
Assisting the Board to develop funding for operational support,
housing development projects and additional housing resources.
Representing the organization in interactions with funders,
public officials, contractors and other stakeholders.
Coordinating day-to-day stewardship responsibilities with CRC
and PCLT stakeholders
Planning and attending Board meetings to report on progress of
defined goals. Ensuring the preparation and distribution of board
Creating a sustained fundraising strategy by pursuing grant
opportunities for operational and administrative support
Coordinating outreach on social media and other public media
Skills and Experience
The ED shall have the skills and experience necessary to perform
the duties and responsibilities listed above, including the
requisites noted below:
Undergraduate or graduate degree in Community Development,
Public Administration, Business Planning or related field.
Experience with community land trusts, community development
matters, and/or affordable housing program
Experience managing a non-profit organization
Experience in developing, overseeing and managing operating
Experience working with various diverse constituencies and/or in
a multi-cultural environment.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Ability to manage a website, social media and internet
Benefits and Compensation
Benefits and compensation commensurate with experience.
A cover letter with resume should be forwarded to the following
address or email address by October 31, 2020