Co-op Organizer & Assistant Project Manager

Position Description:
As we expand our mission to create permanently affordable homeownership opportunities in NYC, Habitat NYC seeks a candidate for a Co-op Organizer and Assistant Project Manager position. This role will provide support in two departments: our Real Estate and Construction department, which oversees all acquisition and development projects and our Housing Services department, which is responsible for our Technical Assistance Services program and interfacing with applicants, Homebuyers, and Homeowners. This dual role is necessary to continue to explore and build upon two integral recent developments in the organization: our citywide community land trust, Interboro CLT and our co-op development services. This position will report to the Senior Director of Post Purchase and Preservation.


Co-op Organizer responsibilities under Housing Services:

  • Plan, implement, and provide co-op development strategies in line with the organization’s strategic planning
  • Budget preparation and analysis for potential co-op conversions.
  • Coordinating organizing efforts for residents of properties that are considering co-op conversion. Duties could include but are not limited to preparing email and regular mail communications, making phone calls, door knocking, and facilitating meetings.
  • Assist with the preparation and presentation of co-op related trainings for building residents.
  • Interface and strategize with building owners and/or tenants throughout various stages of conversion project.
  • Work with Interboro CLT to determine if the projects are a good fit for Interboro.
  • Provide bi-weekly reporting to supervisor and the
  • Support the quarterly management reporting for the organization’s board
  • Track projects and progress in this Housing Services’ Client Management System, HomeKeeper.
  • Attend regular meetings for Interboro CLT on behalf of Habitat NYC and keep relevant parties on the Habitat NYC team up to date on CLT progress and decision-making.

Responsibilities under Real Estate and Construction:

  • Assist with project timelines and manage project issues to ensure projects are placed on the CLT
  • Assist with documents related to end-loans, permanent financing, and placement of properties on CLT
  • Assist with preparing the Offering Plan and Operating Budgets for coops/condos
  • Liaison with the Property Manager and other entities working on buildings placed on the CLT
  • Assist with tracking progress of each project against goals, objectives, budget, and timeline
  • Assist with identifying and analyzing potential funding sources
  • Assist with preparing funding applications for the projects, such as, AHC and Reso-A
  • Preparing Sale Comparable Reports/Neighborhood Studies
  • Work with the Director of Development/Development Project Manager on several planned development projects that will be leased on land in ownership by the community land trust, Interboro CLT.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Affordable housing experience related to community/tenant organizing, asset management, technical assistance, and/or community land trusts;
  • Experience working in diverse, immigrant communities including multi-ethnic and multi- generational communities


  • Personal social awareness of or interest in complex systems and structures that promote, support, or facilitate racial, social, and economic injustice and a driving passion to dismantle and rebuild these systems for the benefit of disenfranchised individuals, families, and communities.
  • Communication: Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills. Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through a variety of media; willingness to invite response and incorporate feedback. Keeps others informed as appropriate. Good computer literacy skills with database knowledge preferred;
  • Mission-minded: Keeps the organization’s mission, vision, and values at the forefront of employee decision making and actions; ensures alignment of organization’s strategic plan and agency practices.
  • Teamwork: Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals. Works cooperatively with other team members, involves others, shares information as appropriate, and shares credit for team accomplishments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks; ability to work independently, and as part of a team;
  • Ability to prioritize and meet tight deadlines;
  • English; bilingual, English and Spanish preferred
  • Public speaking


Location, Hours:
This position will be located at Habitat NYC’s main office in lower Manhattan, 111 John St., 23rd Floor, NY, NY 10038. Regular hours will be weekdays between 9am and 5pm, with an hour allotted for lunch each day. Flexibility and ability to travel to project locations throughout the 5 boroughs will be necessary. Dependent on project needs, evenings and weekends may be required.

Interested Candidates:

Careers at Habitat for Humanity New York City are challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in bringing your passion for the mission of Habitat for Humanity to the organization, please apply by sending a resume and cover letter outlining your interest, qualifications and salary expectations to humanresources@habitatnyc.org[Please note the job title in the subject line of the email.]

Habitat for Humanity New York City is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical handicap, veteran or marital status.

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With the help of thousands of volunteers each year, Habitat NYC builds and preserves homes for ownership by low-income families throughout the five boroughs, creating a stronger and more united New York.