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LMDP – Community Affairs Manager

Community Affairs

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Salary Range: $66,000.00 to $80,000.00 annually

L+M Development Partners LLC (LMDP), an established residential developer/builder/manager, has an exciting opportunity for a Community Affairs Manager to ensure that community engagement is a focal point and properly integrated across the company’s portfolio. The Community Affairs Manager will help strengthen and maintain partnerships with current resident, community, political, and service-based groups within East and Central Harlem communities. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, able to work well as a member of an integrated team, but also capable of working independently with limited oversight, and possess the ability to build key internal and external relationships.  Additionally, he or she will possess a sound understanding of complex systems and structures that promote social and economic equity, but also have a strong enthusiasm to support communities thriving for parity and inclusion.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Identify and inform vital community issues, needs and assets of L+M properties to internal staff.
  • Must be able to coordinate and facilitate meetings with diverse populations (elected officials, residents, community partners, etc.)
  • Interface with all resident-based leadership of designated sites
  • Serve as liaison to local government staff, non-profits, and key external stakeholders.
  • Respond to community/resident matters in a timely manner by working with key organizational members within L+M and C&C Apartment Management.
  • Attend local/community meetings to understand the issues and cultivate existing L+M and C&C relationships. (Community board, neighborhood meetings, town hall, etc.)
  • Draft required reports/correspondence and generate work products as needed for the Community Affairs team.
  • In coordination with project managers by proactively scheduling meetings with stakeholders, writing necessary correspondence and generating other necessary work products as needed or requested. In addition, support project managers in event planning and logistics.
  • Work closely with community investments team around internal and external communication of our community investment and philanthropy efforts.

Required Skills:

  • Fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and/or Fujianese (must be able to read, write, and speak proficiently) and/or Spanish.
  • Comfortable with and skilled in building relationships with elected officials, nonprofits individuals, religious leaders, and businesses.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and approach problems creatively.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking, and creating and delivering presentations.
  • Ability to establish and develop procedures and programs.
  • Ability to organize and effectively manage multiple responsibilities and priorities.
  • Ability to work flexibly in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Must possess exemplary interpersonal skills: ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across internal departments and external organizations and manage complex relationships.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Detail oriented with a high level of accuracy.

Preferred Background and Skills:

  • Relevant working knowledge of Asian (Chinese) population and East/Central Harlem neighborhoods.
  • High energy and ability to interact and develop relationships in unfamiliar settings.
  • Ability to travel to company sites to establish and maintain tenant relations.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with grassroots advocacy campaigns a plus.
  • Familiarity with real estate and affordable housing a strong plus.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area preferred.

Years of Required Experience:

  • 5 – 10 years of related work experience; particularly in government, social service, customer service and/or housing industry is ideal.

At L+M Development Partners, working together to build stronger communities is our mission. Our double bottom line philosophy means that we measure success not only in financial returns but also by the positive impacts we make in the communities we serve.

Founded in 1984, L+M is a full-service real estate development firm which develops, invests, constructs and manages properties with industry-leading innovation.  Ranked in the Top 25 on Affordable Housing Finance’s Top 50 Developers list nationally, L+M and its affiliate companies are responsible for over $10 billion in development and investment and have acquired, built, or preserved nearly 40,000 high-quality residential units in a variety of urban markets nationwide, primarily in New York’s tristate area.

Please visit our website for more information:  To learn more about our mission and values, go to

L+M offers competitive compensation and benefits, and tremendous potential with a growing residential real estate developer/builder organization.

L+M is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Disclaimer: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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