apply by March 9, 2018

Manufactured Housing Cooperative Technical Assistance Manager  | CASA of Oregon

CASA of Oregon, a statewide nonprofit based in Sherwood, OR (12 miles southwest of Portland) develops affordable housing and community facilities throughout Oregon, with a focus on rural Oregon. We are in need of a creative thinker who is willing to look at projects in a variety of ways to effectively and efficiently develop (both new construction and acquisition/renovation) these projects. We are looking for someone who is familiar with affordable housing, is willing to do the detail work, and is familiar with the affordable housing industry. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Title: Manufactured Housing Cooperative Technical Assistance ManagerLocation: Sherwood, OregonSalary: $50,000 - $70,000 annuallyTo Apply: E-mail cover letter and resume to




CASA is seeking a team member for the position of Manufactured Housing Cooperative Technical Assistance Manager. As the Manufactured Housing Cooperative Technical Assistance Manager, you will provide oversight of all post-purchase activities in the manufactured housing communities that CASA has assisted and will help ensure that each resident-owned community in their portfolio receives timely and appropriate technical assistance, as well as provide guidance to the cooperatives in compliance issues.

You love working with people from all walk of life and thrive on empowering others to run their own business. You thrive on developing processes that allows the board of the cooperative to easily understand their role and how to execute their responsibilities. You are known for your enthusiasm and outgoing personality and are passionate about providing exceptional customer service. You have a knack for fostering relationships and open dialogue with your peers and community partners leading to stronger, more efficient, operations of the park. You have an exceptional ability to quickly address setbacks, troubleshoot issues and seamlessly direct multiple priorities at the same time. You demonstrate inclusivity and equity in all that you do; are self-directed yet flexible and excel in a team oriented, fast paced environment



  • Facilitates and manages ongoing board member leadership development and training by attending monthly cooperative board meetings. Training topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cooperative board leadership and governance.

  • Cooperative board and member duties and responsibilities.

  • Community organizing and communication with cooperative members.

  • Advises on the establishment and management of cooperative committees.

  • Short and long-term capital improvement planning.

  • Assistance with marketing around vacancies and fair housing requirements.

  • In-depth financial and community organizing training.

  • Oversees asset management of the cooperative through monitoring compliance with lender requirements, financing documents, regulatory agreements and other sources of financial, statutory and regulatory reporting requirements, including submittal of compliance reporting to investors, lenders, monitoring agencies and other stakeholders.

  • Liaises with the cooperative attorney to ensure cooperative adherence to Oregon nonprofit cooperative law.

  • Assists cooperative board members with annual renewals and business requirements including taxes, insurance, and state business registration.

  • Assist cooperative board members with identifying resources (money, contractors, professionals) to address any issues with the operations or maintenance of the park.

  • Works closely with cooperative board members and the property manager in the creation of annual operating budgets and short and long-term capital improvement plans.

  • Identifies performance and project issues as they arise; negative financial condition or trending, adequacy of reserve funding and implement strategies to correct.

  • Facilitates reserve fund transfer requests.

  • When appropriate, cross-trains the cooperative organizer to assist community residents with the formation of a non-profit cooperative in order to purchase and operate their manufactured home community as a resident-owned community.

  • Creates benchmarks and monitors benchmark-compliance to ensure board and property optimum performance.

  • Maintains effective relationships with community and industry groups, including partners, investor, lenders, and regulatory bodies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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