Job Posting

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

Community Development Manager – Midwest Region | Chicago, IL or Detroit, MI

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. A Chicago-based regional assignment would encompass IL, IN, MO, and WI. A Detroit-based regional assignment would encompass MI, OH, and KY.

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 processes 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 Chicago, IL, or Detroit, MI, preferred, but we will also consider applicants with experience in other Midwestern markets (Milwaukee, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, or metro areas in the state of Ohio).

Download the position description – .pdf.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to


Asset Manager | Minneapolis, MN

  • Work with community and financial institution partners on daily transaction processing, including but not limited to database tracking and follow-up, buyer and seller communications, and purchase agreement management.
  • Manage the property closing process to ensure timelines are met and obstacles are identified and resolved effectively.
  • Provide community partner training to ensure smooth daily processes.
  • Review property disposition outcomes and complete follow-up with community partners as necessary to ensure quality end-disposition reporting.
  • Collaborate with the community development team to ensure a positive community partner experience and identify property and market trends.
  • Review existing processes to determine effectiveness and efficiency that could be realized through change.
    Manage special projects, as needed.

Work Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or related experience in Business, Real Estate or related field.
  • Ability to work independently, diagnose problems, and develop solutions.
  • Strong judgment skills to assess issues that need to be escalated.
  • Highly organized, analytical, and ability to handle multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of MS Access.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel.
  • Preferred: Experience in asset management or real-estate title closings.

To apply, please send your 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.