Job Posting

Thank you for your interest in working for NCST. We currently have two open positions.

Community Development Manager

Midwest Region (Michigan and Ohio)
Preferred position location: Detroit, MI or Cleveland, OH

General Description
In the geographic markets in which NCST has a focus, the organization seeks to achieve the following:

  • Property Disposition: Facilitate the transfer of foreclosed and vacant properties to pre-approved local housing developers
  • Capacity Building: Help our buyers locate flexible financing to support property acquisition and redevelopment strategies as well as provide support regarding effective single family rehab strategies
  • Technology: Use our customized online platform for sourcing and reporting, and provide data and spatial analysis tools to support local neighborhood stabilization efforts

The Community Development Manager (CDM) position is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with public, nonprofit, and for-profit housing developers and other key community-based stakeholders to support the acquisition of vacant and/or abandoned properties from financial institutions for the purpose of returning these properties to productive use. NCST’s Community Development Managers are regionally focused and work closely with NCST’s Sponsor organizations in assigned regions. The specific assigned region for this posting will be based on the location of the applicant. For example, a Detroit-based regional assignment encompasses Michigan and Ohio. Salary is competitive with similar nonprofits and will depend on experience. Benefits include 401(k) contribution, health insurance, long- and short-term disability, flexible spending accounts, and generous leave policies.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Establish working relationships with state and local housing providers and manage their participation in NCST’s REO acquisition and rehabilitation programs.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of and maintain connectivity to the community development/housing development industry and important stakeholders in metro markets within the assigned region.
  • Deliver training on NCST programs and services to state and local housing providers interested in acquiring foreclosed and/or abandoned property from financial institutions.
  • Identify and recommend best practices and operational improvements to establish comprehensive and effective neighborhood stabilization strategies.
  • Serve as a primary contact for participating housing providers to resolve property conveyance and program execution issues.
  • Make recommendations on program enhancements or policy changes to NCST’s proceses and procedures and identify opportunities for program enhancements that better support participating housing providers.
  • Represent NCST at conferences, forums, and meetings, and regularly communicate opportunities and issues identified during external events to the senior management team.
  • Travel required, approximately 25-30 percent of work time.

Work Experience Requirements:

  • Seven or more years of experience in the housing and community development field, with at least five years of experience working for or with nonprofit community development corporations and state/local government agencies on housing and community development activities.
  • Experience with HUD Programs, including Community Development Block Grant, HOME, and/or 203(k).
  • Significant knowledge and experience of single-family housing finance or experience with direct management of single-family acquisition and rehabilitation work.
  • Experience working for/with mortgage lenders, loan servicers, mortgage insurers, GSEs, federal housing agencies, or other financial institutions is a plus.
  • Strong coalition building and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Highly organized, analytical and task-oriented with an appreciation for developing and managing program processes.
  • Ability to diagnose problems and develop solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Experience working in Detroit, MI, Cleveland, OH, or in other metropolitan areas in Ohio (ex. Toledo, Columbus, Dayton, or Cincinnati).

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to

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We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.