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15 Feb 2023

Full-Time Director, Community Investment Department

Nonprofit Professionals Now – Posted by aazach St. Helens, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Company: Community Action Team, inc.

Title:  Director, Community Investment Department

Location:  St. Helens, OR.

Reports to:  Executive Director

Salary:  $5,101-$8,724/month plus benefits

Hours:  40-hours per week. 8:30-5:00 pm, M-Friday.  Occasional evening and weekends as needed.

**NOTE:  CAT has adopted a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  Vaccination status will be verified prior to an offer of employment.


Community Action Team, Inc. (CAT) is part of a national network of Community Action Organizations dedicated to eradicating poverty in our communities.  Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Community Action Team provides anti-poverty programs in three northwest Oregon counties – Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook.  Located in Columbia County, CAT works with two subgrantees on the Oregon Coast to deliver services there.  Community Action Resource Enterprises, Inc. (CARE) serves Tillamook County and in Clatsop County, it is Clatsop Community Action (CCA).  CAT’s mission is to connect people with the resources needed to become self-sufficient.  We envision vibrant communities, with hope and opportunity, where basic needs are met.  CAT aids over 10,000 individuals annually in the tri-county region, around 200 of these individuals are assisted by the Community Investment Department with construction related projects.

Position Summary:

In support of CAT’s mission, the Community Investment (CI) Department Director has responsibility for the daily operations of the CI Department.  The Community Investment Department includes: Housing Rehabilitation, Weatherization, Affordable Housing Development, Property Maintenance, and Asset Management. Other programs or activities may be included as needed. The Director provides leadership and expertise in the development, finances, and monitoring of the programs according to agency policies, procedures, performance standards, and Federal and State guidelines. The Director is supported by a total of 12 staff including program manager and coordinators.

Major Responsibilities:

Program Management

  • Supervise Community Investment (CI) Managers including performance evaluations, problem-solving, priority setting.
  • Develop team, oversee staff meetings and provide professional development opportunities for CI staff.
  • Create and manage department budgets and operational plans.
  • Oversee the preparation, review, and submittal of department reports, draw requests, and other critical communications with CAT’ s partners and funders.
  • Coordinate with Executive Director, Fiscal Director and CI Managers on reporting including: productivity, cash flow, and risk management activities.
  • Approve the hiring of outside development consultants, with CI Manager input.

Project Management

  • With assistance from CI Managers, control project underwriting and due diligence tasks for CAT assets including:  development projects and asset management.  Insure program and project compliance.
  • Coordinate with regional partners to secure CAT participation in the development of multiple projects in multiple communities.
  • Track finances and progress of developments that combine risk and opportunities budgets.

Community Investment Projects

  • Lead program planning, design and development for all Community Investment projects including housing, property management, and economic development projects.
  • Review and provide input on all property repairs and budget expenditures.
  • Oversee assigned development projects and development programs.
  • Oversee grant writing and fundraising as well as grant start-up and management duties for relevant grant programs.

In All Areas

  • Facilitate strong internal and external communication linkages.
  • Attend CAT Board Meetings to report on: CI projects and programs.
  • Represent CAT in the local community to promote CATs mission and introduce cities to Community Investment Programs.
  • Form and nurture CAT/community and consumer relationships.
  • Represent the CI Department within CAT to promote the department’s reputation and capabilities through newsletter submissions and press releases.


  • 5+ years of work experience in construction, construction management, affordable housing, weatherization or other similar programs.
  • Demonstrable project or program experience in: public and private construction, affordable housing development, real estate lending, program planning, or business management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Federal and State housing programs and the development process.
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office including Excel and Word.


  • Ability to interface successfully with a variety of people, including CAT staff, external public and private partners, and clients in-person and in writing.
  • Knowledge of Project Management, real estate lending, grant management, real estate law and conflict resolution is desirable
  • Ability to represent the agency at public meetings and with government officials

How to Apply


Job Categories: Healthy Living. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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