Project Manager - Lawrence Community Works, Inc - Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

Project Manager - Lawrence Community Works, Inc

Ref No:19111611-2148-2701
Published Date:17 Jun 2019

Company Profile:

Lawrence CommunityWorks (LCW) is a nonprofit community development corporation working in Lawrence, Massachusetts. We are a dynamic, multi-faceted organization working with our resident and stakeholder members to transform the physical, economic, civic, and social landscape of Lawrence, a struggling but vital former mill city with a large immigrant and Latino population. We are creating a growing network of residents engaged in building family and community assets, providing each other with mutual support, and taking collective action towards the revitalization of the City.

Description of Duties:

LCW is currently seeking an experienced and dedicated Project Manager to work on a unique commercial real estate project in LCW’s Union Crossing development. S/he will work under supervision of the Director of Real Estate Development. The primary focus of this position will be the redevelopment of the DyeWorks building, a 35,000SF industrial building, into a retail/commercial center. This structure is currently in fair to poor condition, but has some wonderful structural features, and through a community engagement process we have crafted a vision to create a multi-use space that may contain businesses/elements such as: a small supermarket; indoor recreation; multifunction/event space; shared community kitchen; spaces for pop-up businesses; public art space; restaurant; etc. The ultimate goal is to create a space whose individual tenants/elements will cross-benefit each other, and can be utilized not only by residents of LCW’s nearby affordable housing developments (including a project in development), but by staff at nearby office/retail developments, and tenants of the 500+ market-rate units being created in the immediate area. Due to the condition, expected redevelopment costs, and ultimate use(s) planned for this building, we expect that there will be a significant amount of fundraising necessary to bring this vision to a successful conclusion. Therefore, the ideal candidate will be someone with experience in cultivating successful relationships with philanthropic organizations, individuals, and institutions, in addition to more traditional and/or other creative funding sources. Experience in development/redevelopment of commercial space is also strongly preferred, but other experience will be considered.

Required Qualifications:

- Strong organizational skills - Good attention to detail an follow through necessary - Strong writing skills - Strong Excel and budget skills - Skilled at establishing priorities and managing workload - Team Player, creative, innovative, flexible & enthusiastic self starter who can work independently - Willingness to work on community planning of an engagement in real state projects - Bilingual/bicultural in Spanish and English a plus.

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