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Housing Development and Construction Director

One Roof Community Housing
May 20, 2024
12 E 4th St. Duluth, MN 55805, Duluth


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Housing Development and Construction Director (HDCD) provides overall management, planning, and leadership for One Roof Community Housing’s single and multi-family development team and projects as well as supervising the managers of Common Ground Construction. The position also participates in the general leadership of the organization as a member of the directors’ team.

Administrative Leadership: Work with the Executive Director, Finance Director and Directors’ Team to ensure highly-productive management of the organization. Provide staffing support to the Common Ground Construction Board of Governors and One Roof Board of Directors.

  • Ensure that the Executive Director and Board are kept fully informed on the progress of all housing development and construction activities
  • Provide leadership in strategic planning, particularly with regard to direction and goals for housing development and construction
  • Participate in Directors’ Team meetings and decision-making
  • Contributes to the on-going creation and stewardship of One Roof’s culture as articulated in its mission, vision and values both internally and externally.

Housing Development and Construction Leadership:

  • Lead the Common Ground Construction work (both for One Roof CLT homes and private work) of the organization with oversight from the Executive Director and the Common Ground Board of Governors.
  • Lead the housing development work of One Roof with oversight from the Executive Director and the Project Review Committee. Work will include providing leadership in identifying and developing single and multi-family housing and/or mixed use development projects, including working with municipalities, lenders, consultants, architects, and contractors to conceive, plan and implement new projects on time and on budget.
  • Lead the housing development fundraising work in consultation with the Executive Director, Senior Director, CLT, Housing Development staff, project managers, estimators, and Project Review Committee, including supervising consultants for proposals and project management.
  • Represent the perspective of the organization with regard to housing development to agencies, organizations, and the general public. Build and maintain positive relationships with partners, funders, real estate and construction professionals, and lenders.
  • Lead the recruitment, employment, and release of staff for housing development and construction lines of business, including supervision of project managers & estimators.
  • Assist with financial management of the organization’s housing development and construction activities, including ensuring that systems are appropriate and effective.
  • Assist with development and monitoring of annual operating budget, particularly as it relates to development and construction income and expenses.
  • Work with Finance staff to ensure sufficient interim capital exists to carry out the housing development work of One Roof.
  • Participate on the Asset Management Team overseeing One Roof rental housing communities.

Supervision Received: The Executive Director supervises this position and supervision is regular.

Supervision Exercised: This position provides direct supervision to Housing Development staff, Common Ground Construction Project Manager, and Construction Estimator and Sales Manager. For these positions, the HDCD oversees the hiring process and the development of work plans, conducts annual performance reviews, and provides input and leadership toward discipline and dismissal of staff when necessary. The HDCD may also participate in the hiring process for other positions in the organization as is useful.

Qualifications & Skills:


  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) or equivalent work experience.
  • At least five years’ experience in two or more of the following fields: nonprofit management, housing construction and renovation, affordable housing finance, real estate development, property management, or urban and regional planning.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and build effective relationships with government representatives, business partners, neighborhood residents, community leaders, and One Roof boards and committees.
  • Vision and leadership attributes which will provide direction for the housing development and construction lines of business and empower others to work toward those goals in a positive atmosphere.
  • Good record keeping and organizational skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret architectural plans, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to One Roof Project Review Committee, Board of Directors, Common Ground Board of Governors, and public groups.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks at the same time.
  • Strong writing and spread sheet skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others.
  • Mission-Oriented: Committed to our mission of enriching lives and communities one home at a time and our vision of communities where everyone has access to sustainable and affordable housing.


  • Cultural Responsiveness and Experience with Underserved Communities: Experience working with underserved communities including low-income families and/or individuals. Cultural self- awareness and a demonstrated ability to work across cultural differences with empathy and sensitivity.
  • Commitment to Equity and Inclusion: A proven commitment to social justice.

Occasional travel is required for training opportunities, networking events, community meetings and for housing development related activities in regional communities.

Occasional evening and weekend work required for board and committee meetings and events.

First look at applications will begin on Monday, June 17th; Position open until filled.

Full time employment at One Roof offers a competitive benefits package including health and dental insurance, 401K with 5% employer contribution and up to an additional 2% match, life insurance, short-term disability, and generous paid time off and holidays.

Full-time employment is based on a fixed weekly salary, based upon a 40 hour workweek. However, in most workweeks One Roof tries to offer the flexibility of a 32 work week. (One Roof office hours are Monday – Thursday)

Candidates for all positions at One Roof must be committed to our mission and values. Mission: One Roof Community Housing works in pursuit of a Duluth region that is just, equitable and sustainable by providing a dynamic spectrum of housing development, services and advocacy for those in our community economically and systemically excluded from attaining safe and stable homes.

One Roof Organizational Values – WE ARE:

  • Mission-Driven: We believe housing is a human right and share a determination to improve lives through our work.
  • Client-Focused: We lead with kindness and compassion, serving each and every client as a valued community member.
  • Advocates for Justice: We recognize and seek to dismantle the systems of oppression that cause housing and social inequities. We actively embed principles of diversity, inclusion, equity and justice into all of our work – internally and externally.
  • Good Stewards: We work toward lasting positive impacts in our community through fiscal responsibility, environmental sustainability and the preservation of affordable housing in perpetuity.
  • Community Collaborators: We work to be trusted allies and partners, in close relationship with and responsive to community needs.
  • Entrepreneurial: We are thoughtfully innovative and bold, always willing to consider new ideas and try alternative approaches.
  • Tenacious: We are known for our consistent follow-through and going the extra mile. We work hard to say yes.
  • A Great Place to Work: We value and invest in employees and intentionally cultivate a work environment that is inclusive, respectful, compassionate, flexible and lighthearted.

One Roof is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity of background and perspectives are attributes that make us a stronger organization, more capable of fulfilling our mission. We are working to grow and foster a diverse, highly committed, skilled and collaborative staff. We work to draw applications from a wide and diverse population.

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