Manager, Rehabbed & Ready

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Detroit Land Bank Authority Published: December 22, 2016
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The Manager, Rehabbed & Ready oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of the Rehabbed & Ready (“R&R”) program for the Detroit Land Bank Authority.


Plan the continuation of the R&R program

  • Plan the continued delivery of the overall R&R program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization
  • Develop new initiatives and upgrade existing R&R programs to support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives in coordination with key partners to achieve the successful outcome of the program
  • Develop an annual budget in conjunction with the Finance Department and operating plan to support the program
  • Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement
  • Develop marketing materials in conjunction with DLBA’s Public Affairs department and key partners.

Organize and improve the R&R program

  • Develop a structure inside and outside the DLBA to best manage the program
  • Develop forms and records to document program activities
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on the clients of the program for statistical purposes according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organization
  • Identify capacity building support for the organization and develop curriculum with key partners on the strategic direction of the R&R program, maximizing the use of philanthropic funding through lowering costs where possible.

Lead the R&R program

  • Supervise the internal DLBA staff working on the program and all of the consultants
  • Communicate with key partners to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program
  • Liaise with other managers to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery
  • Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency

Control the R&R program

  • Write reports on the program for management and for funders
  • Ensure that the program operates within the approved budget
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
  • Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and recommend changes to enhance the program, as necessary


  • Attend R&R Open Houses on an ongoing basis to engage with potential homebuyers and stakeholders
  • Coordinate and attend other R&R marketing events, including presenting at conferences or other gatherings on the R&R program
  • Review, approve and submit check requests, including supporting documentation, for contractor and vendor services performed throughout the course of the R&R program


Manages the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the DLBA staff assigned to the R&R program and the consultants retained for the program. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, planning, assigning, directing work and providing input and feedback, rewarding and disciplining employees, performance reviews, and addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Implement the human resources policies, procedures and practices.  Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

QUALIFICATIONS: (knowledge, experience, skills, abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Construction Management, Urban Planning, Community Development, Marketing or other related field
  • At least three (3) years of experience in a relevant field, including but not limited to real estate, construction, program or project management, urban planning or housing finance or public finance
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in management or non-profit administration
  • Experience with managing a budget or proven knowledge of finances
  • Experience with marketing campaigns and/or multi-site construction projects is preferred
  • Understanding of and comfort operating in the field in Detroit Neighborhoods
  • Ability to foster teamwork and build relationships, both internally and externally, to achieve goals
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Self-directed with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to be an effective communicator
  • Well-developed leadership ability and management skills with a high sense of personal responsibility and integrity
  • Proficient in the use of computers and software (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
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