Our mission is to transform how land is valued, developed, and protected.
Many titles could work for this role including Project Manager, Developer Analyst, Owners Representative, even Community Organizer. In this role you will be responsible for managing land transactions and real estate projects with support from the full Bio-Logical Capital team and outside contractors. Potential projects will range from farm and food processing facilities to workforce housing, often employing novel or impact-oriented financing and project structures to support equity, training, job creation, and generation of meaningful wealth and livelihoods for farmers and others across the food system.
While you will be physically based in the Champlain Valley of Vermont (Burlington Area) your office will change daily, from writing emails in your dining room, to meeting in person with community leaders, and to taking Zoom calls from the car, every day will be something different. We anticipate you will travel several times per year to the main Bio-Logical Capital office in Denver, and occasionally to other Bio-Logical Capital projects outside Vermont.
We are especially looking for individuals that are interested in advancing nontraditional models of community and economic development to join our team of dynamic consultants. Our work encompasses a variety of issues/topics (economic resilience, inclusive and equitable development, affordable housing, sustainable development) that intersect with communities and economies at different scales (neighborhood to regional).
Convener: You recognize that a well-prepared and supported community can achieve far more than a single, highly talented individual. You can bring together thought leaders and facilitate conversations to identify the best/most creative ways to build a community that is both nurturing and generative. You enjoy removing barriers to our partners coming together.
Mobilizer: You’ve got that rare mix of vision and tactics that makes other leaders admire you. You’ve managed multiple teams on a range of different projects, but you’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get in the trenches yourself.
Resourceful & Adaptable: You’re at ease with ambiguity and rapid change. You possess a positive, can-do attitude, and are adept at identifying creative solutions to obstacles. You can juggle many important responsibilities at once and you’re rigorous about prioritizing.
Humble Leader: Nothing is beneath or above you. You are quick to always lend a hand, or two! You are able to earn influence without authority and naturally seek to support both small projects or large strategic goals.
Flexible: You can manage a diverse set of team needs and aren’t afraid to step outside your job description or comfort zone to help the team reach its goals. You’re comfortable with shifting schedules and don’t expect every day to go “as planned.”
An Abundant Thinker: You believe that we are living in a world of abundant resources and that the right team of partners can make incredible things happen. You bring relentless curiosity and creativity to every task, project, and engagement.
Committed to Inclusion: You’re always asking “whose voice is not at the table?” You have experience working with diverse teams and successfully navigating cross-cultural communication in both local and global contexts, and you deeply value creating a workplace that is supportive of difference.
This work is analytical, collaborative, and challenging. The Ethical Real Estate Project Lead will be a self-starter who is committed to their learning and growth and possess the following skills and competencies:
Strategic Thinking: You’re a strong conceptual thinker, who can easily grasp and navigate a range of abstract concepts, relate them to one another, and translate those concepts into strategies and practical actions.
Implementation of Complex Projects: You’re a confident project manager, leading and executing a portfolio of interconnected projects with high attention to detail across multiple stakeholders.
Research and Data Synthesis: You have a strong ability to independently recognize learning opportunities, design and conduct research, gather data, structure quantitative and qualitative analyses, and draw and apply actionable recommendations.
Written and Verbal Communications: Your written and verbal communication skills are excellent, with an ability to independently create original public content and deliver verbal presentations in multiple settings.
Self-motivation: You proactively take the initiative, identifying problems and opportunities across your portfolio, developing recommendations, and taking action on those recommendations.
Adaptability: You thrive in an ambiguous environment where you have the autonomy to drive your work.
Passion for Social Change: You are driven by the desire to contribute to making change in our society, making the economy work for all people. You’re interested in system integration and social change theories and putting those theories into practice.
BLC provides a comprehensive benefits package, including generous health insurance for individuals and competitive rates for families/dependents, generous time off, SIMPLE IRA match, summer Fridays, family leave, and a collegial environment that supports professional development and wellness.
Compensation for this role starts at $75K and can increase based on the candidate’s level of experience. Internally, this role will be referred to as Manager, Real Estate Projects.
You must be already based in, or be willing to relocate to, the Vermont Champlain Valley (Burlington area). Since we are living through a global pandemic, we can be flexible on relocation timelines and are able to offer a small amount of relocation assistance.
BLC has engaged Equitable Hiring Group to support this hiring process. To apply, please complete the short form by clicking the ‘Apply’ button.
Individuals who apply by Wednesday, March 9th, will be given priority; therefore, we encourage you to submit yours soon!
When you apply, please remove the names of your undergraduate and graduate schools from your resume. There is no need to reformat your resume, but simplify it to “B.A. Economics,” for example. This “bias-free” process is aimed at opening this opportunity to more candidates, reviewing applicants on performance assessments instead of resume proxies (e.g., where you went to school).
This evaluation process will follow best practices shown to reduce bias in decision making and may be different from other application processes you have experienced.
The overall evaluation process will look to follow this anticipated timeline:
Early March Selected candidates asked to complete short answer questions.
Mid-March: Interview with BLC Staff.
Mid-March: Finalist candidates will be asked to complete a timed trial assignment.
Early March: Finalists will participate in a multi-team member group interview. Candidate references will also be checked at this step.
Early April: Offer extended.
If you have any questions about the opportunity, please feel free to email [email protected]
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