top of page




Click here to view or download the Position Description as a PDF


Are you passionate about real estate and solving the affordable housing crisis in Chaffee County? Do you want to be part of a growing organization that is seeking to add over 200 units of deed-restricted rental units to the local community over the next 10 years? The Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA) is looking for a mission-driven Real Estate Projects Manager to join the team, responsible for construction management, property management, deed restriction management, residential deed-restricted closings, real estate development, project management, and partnership/relationship management with developers. The Manager ensures that all real estate transactions are completed in alignment with the CHA’s real estate-related outcomes under its Strategic Plan.


Job Title: Real Estate Projects Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

Job Type: Full-Time, salaried, exempt

Location: Salida, Colorado

Compensation: $65,000-$80,000 per year, commensurate with experience, plus benefits

Application Deadline: on a rolling basis until the position is filled

Anticipated Start Date: January 8, 2023

Submission: Resume and cover letter via email to



CHA is a quasi-governmental organization, formed in October 2020 through a joint agreement between Chaffee County, the City of Salida, and the Town of Buena Vista. 


Purpose: Community leader partnering for inclusive and secure housing


Vision: A thriving community with housing for all


Mission: Delivering housing units and stability through partner-driven development, education, and advocacy, and impactful programming


Values: Leadership, Integrity, Stewardship, Community, Equity, Partnerships



  • Oversee the construction of Jane’s Place, CHA’s first development project, and other future projects, including design coordination, project/schedule management, financial management, communication, lender management, granting reporting, coordination of owner’s rep and construction team, procurement, and project close-out

  • Be responsible for the property management of Jane’s Place and other future projects, including, marketing the units, maintaining a waitlist, conducting background checks, writing tenant leases, collecting rent, promoting a positive community culture, grant reporting, and staying abreast of landlord-tenant laws

  • Supervise CHA deed restriction programs, including collaboration with the jurisdiction or partner entity, homebuyer/tenant eligibility verification, real estate closings (if applicable), compliance monitoring, and annual recertification

  • Partner with local affordable housing developers, including, relationship management, negotiation and management of contracts and agreements, advocacy on behalf of CHA for affordable housing projects at planning commissions and council meetings of local municipalities, project management, and grant writing

  • Manage due diligence, pre-development activities, and preparation and submission of financing applications to lenders and grant providers for future projects



  • Demonstrated leadership in professional work environments

  • Entrepreneurial approaches to problem-solving and community engagement

  • Real estate development of multi-family projects including acquisition, finance, pre-development, entitlements, contracting, project management and property management

  • Public relations, education and advocacy with partners including local, regional, and state government agencies and elected officials, other nonprofits

  • Financial management including organizational accounting, project proforma development, loan application and disbursements, and support for CHA’s bookkeeper and auditors

  • Experience in real estate development, including negotiation of real estate contracts/terms, and due diligence process (e.g., title, survey, appraisal, inspections, environmental phase I and II)

  • Excellent communication, customer service, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills

  • Impeccable organization, time management, and attention to detail

  • Strong marketing, property management, and vendor management skills

  • Experience in residential real estate sales  and property management 

  • Tech-savviness and proficiency in operating property management software, Google suite, virtual meetings, and document management

  • Knowledge of landlord-tenant laws

  • Understanding of the values and priorities outlined in the strategic plan of the CHA

  • Ability to interact and maintain effective working relationships and collaboration with the CHA Board of Directors, staff, and constituents

  • Practical knowledge and use of client information file retention and privacy

  • Experience and facility with Excel



  • Bachelor’s degree in real estate, finance, urban planning, architecture, or a related field plus a minimum of five years’ experience in real estate 

  • Licensed real estate agent and property manager or willingness to take and pass these exams in short order



  • Ability to work in shared spaces and travel regionally as needed with a varied schedule including some evenings 

  • Valid driver’s license, safe driving record, current vehicle insurance and the ability to use a personal vehicle or have access to other reliable transportation for work-related travel.

  • Pass a Criminal Background Check

  • Reference check


  • Health insurance and disability benefits

  • Retirement benefits and 6% match after six months

  • Vacation and holidays

  • Cell phone provided

  • Laptop computer

The Chaffee Housing Authority is a quasi-government entity in the State of Colorado, and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and staff without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Chaffee Housing Authority believes that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success, and all employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling our commitment to equal employment opportunity.

bottom of page