Job Posting: Real Estate Development Specialist

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

NCALL in Dover, Delaware is an established nonprofit leader working across Delmarva in the fields of affordable housing, community development and lending. With an outstanding history of achievements that spans more than four decades, a diverse staff of 40, and a budget of $5.2 million, we are a charter member and star producer in NeighborWorks America’s 250-member Network of Excellence. Over the years, we have had a regional impact of assisting over 41,000 households and leveraging over $10 billion in housing and community financing.

The Real Estate Development Specialist is responsible for providing in-depth technical assistance to nonprofit affordable housing and community development sponsors in all areas of the development process from concept, financing, site identification, building design, approvals, construction, rent-up, and asset management. This assistance is offered throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. Financing sources may include any of the following and often are combined: USDA Rural Development Section 515 and 514/516 programs; HOME; Low Income Housing Tax Credits; New Markets Tax Credits; Delaware, Maryland and Virginia’s State Housing programs; Federal Home Loan Bank, and others.


The preferred candidate will have real estate development experience and knowledge of State and Federal financing vehicles. The work is complex and demanding and essential professional traits include close attention to detail, the ability to juggle multiple demands and deadlines, and excellent interpersonal skills. Occasional evening and weekend work and travel may be required.


Complete the application on our website and attach your resume along with a persuasive cover letter that illustrates why you are the best qualified person for this job.


Application Deadline: COB March 19th, 2021


Employment Status: The position will be a full-time employee of NCALL, with competitive salary and benefits.


Supervisor: Real Estate Development Director


Location:  This position will be based in NCALL’s Dover, DE office.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Carry out the daily operations of the real estate development line of business as set forth by the Executive Director and Real Estate Development Director.
  2. Provide real estate development technical assistance to nonprofit housing and community development sponsors primarily in Delaware, Virginia, and Maryland with the goal of increasing the sponsor’s production. Includes project and housing financing application development in conjunction with the sponsors.
  3. Coordinate activities necessary to fulfill grant/contract goals and requirements, information provision, attendance at nonprofit board meetings, strategic and succession planning, pre-development feasibility studies, site evaluations, financing options and packaging, meeting with appropriate financing agency personnel, identification and engagement of the development team, obtaining local approvals, monitoring construction and rent-up, and resolution of problems or set-backs that may occur.
  1. Develop and maintain contacts statewide and interact regularly with assigned nonprofits, Rural Development, Delaware State Housing Authority, Maryland and Virginia’s Departments of Housing and Community Development, regional and national organizations, and other housing resources. 
  2. Be fully knowledgeable of multi-family and single-family affordable financing programs available to develop decent, affordable housing and facilities in rural and urban areas, and assist nonprofits in applying for such financing or programs.
  3. Respond to requests from nonprofit developers for training and technical assistance in a prompt and helpful manner, tailoring training and information to best address their needs. Actively seek opportunities to expand services and contracts.
  4. Provide asset management services.
  5. Highly skilled in the use of Excel.
  6. Report monthly on grant/contract activities and housing development progress and develop any other reports that may be requested by NCALL or a funder.
  7. Participate in the development of training modules and manuals, on-line information, and newsletters.
  8. While this job description describes the typical duties and responsibilities of the position, there will be times when the staff person will be called on to do other and/or additional tasks for the organization to carry out NCALL’s mission.



  1. Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field or associate degree with five (5) years of equivalent work experience with a nonprofit, social service, or government agency.
  2. Minimum of three (3) years of work-related experience.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  4. Good mathematics, budget, and economic skills.
  5. Empathy and understanding for low-income people and the difficulty attaining decent, affordable housing.
  6. Demonstrated ability in word processing and spreadsheet computer skills.
  7. Courteous and business-like manner in dealing with public and co-workers.



NCALL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Diversity and inclusion apply both to our workforce and the communities we serve.

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