[Hpn] Opening on West Coast - affordable housing or community development, or nonprofit management experience or nonprofit management experience

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Washington State Housing Finance Commission
Washington Management Service

Senior Finance Associate

Capital Projects Division
Seattle, Washington

OPENS: June 21, 2000
CLOSES: July 14, 2000

Recruitment # WMS-00-0600

Salary: $38,570-$49,368 annually, depending on qualifications, plus the
potential to earn annual lump sum recognition payments for exceptional work and
performance results.

Location: 1000 2nd Ave., Suite 2700, Seattle, WA

Our office is located in downtown Seattle’s Financial District on 2nd Avenue,
walking distance to Pike Place Market and Seattle’s scenic waterfront.

This position offers a challenge to a professional with professional level
experience/education in real estate finance, affordable housing or community
development, or nonprofit management. Knowledge of bond financing a plus. Prefer
3 years’ experience dealing with the public. Must have public speaking skills,
public policy analysis skills, and be able to read and interpret legal
documents. This is an immediate opening for a creative professional to join a
fast-paced innovative team committed to increasing affordable housing and
developing financing programs to help nonprofit organizations.

Agency Overview

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) is a market-driven and
self-supporting commission created to provide below-market rate financing for
construction, purchase or preservation of affordable housing and non-profit
capital facilities. To achieve its goals, the Commission functions as a
financing conduit between developers, lenders, first-time home buyers, real
estate professionals, and nonprofit organizations to provide affordable
financing for homes, rental housing, and cultural and social services
facilities. Commission underwritten financing does not utilize the state’s

Principal Responsibilities

The Senior Finance Associate is responsible for:

Guiding tax-exempt bond issues from initial application to closing, to finance
multifamily housing, housing for the elderly, and nonprofit housing and capital
Marketing Commission tax-exempt bond programs to developers, nonprofits, and
lenders (travel required, possible overnight stays).
Creating material for both oral and written presentations.
Developing public/private partnerships to enhance Commission programs and help
finance affordable housing and nonprofit facilities.
Participating in policy development for Capital Projects Division Programs
Representing the Commission with clients and the public at conferences,
seminars, and meetings throughout the state (travel required, possible overnight
Desirable Qualifications

We are most interested in candidates who meet or exceed the following criteria:

Knowledge of multifamily real estate financing, including bond and/or commercial
real estate financing either through formal education or work experience.
Experience making presentations before groups of varying size and preparing
presentation and marketing materials for diverse audiences.
Knowledge of public policy process and at least three years’ experience in
dealing directly with the public.
Bachelor’s degree in community development, public administration, finance,
planning, or related field preferred.
Experience reading and interpreting documents.
Real estate lending and/or appraisal experience a plus.
Desirable Skills

The qualifying candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills and be able
to negotiate complex issues, work effectively with professionals such as
attorneys, bankers, underwriters, developers, nonprofit organizations,
government officials, and community activists. Must be able to set priorities,
coordinate and motivate team members, and participate in policy development,
strategic planning, and internal organizational development. Some travel will be
required of the person filling this position as well as knowledge of or the
ability to learn the Windows environment including: Word, PowerPoint, Access,
Excel, and web based applications.

Benefits: We offer a generous benefits package that includes a full array of
family medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance coverage; a
state retirement plan; deferred compensation; 11 paid holidays; paid vacation,
sick and military leave; subsidized bus or ferry passes; credit union
memberships; savings bonds; alternate work-week schedules, and telecommuting.

Application Procedure

Those interested may apply by submitting a current resume, a complete list of
five professional references and a letter of interest specifically addressing
the qualifications listed in this announcement. Send all application materials

Sandy Gump, Personnel
Washington State Housing Finance Commission
1000 2nd Ave., Suite 2700
Seattle,WA 98104

Voice/Message: (206) 287-4402
OR 1-800-767-HOME
Fax: (206) 587-5113
E-mail: sgump@wshfc.org
Web Site: http://www.wshfc.org

All material must be received by July 14, 2000. The WSHFC actively supports
diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants
wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Sandy
Gump at (206) 287-4402 or E-mail: sgump@wshfc.org.

We ask you to voluntarily answer the Applicant Profile Data form and return with
your completed application. This information will be treated as confidential.
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Last Modified: June 23, 2000 08:45 AM

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