Real Estate Project Manager

San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

Always striving to create inspiring and functional learning environments, Rocketship’s Real Estate Development Team leads all new campus development projects across the different regions in which we operate. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Associate Director of Real Estate (ADRE). As part of Rocketship’s Real Estate Team, the Real Estate Project Manager will be leading and/or supporting project teams through design development and construction of new elementary charter schools.

The Real Estate Project Manager will participate in weekly design and construction project meetings with the ADRE, the Architect, General Contractors, and Engineers, assisting the ADRE with design and schedule decisions. Using and improving upon the existing processes, the Real Estate Project Manager will manage the project budget, all phases of the project schedule from design to entitlements & permitting to construction and finally through school opening. The Project Manager will participate in the review of new campus design plans with internal team members, incorporating their suggestions when appropriate.

Part of Rocketship’s growth strategy also involves the opening of temporary campuses while permanent full scale campuses are being developed. The Real Estate Project Manager will assist with any facility improvements and/or permitting as necessary for these spaces as well.

For every school the Real Estate Team builds, we seek out opportunities for positive social, environmental and educational impact. Inside our classrooms we are intently focused on building a positive work environment for our staff and fostering the best learning experience for our students. On a more macro-scale, we strive to create long-term value for the community, to build sustainably and push the envelope in educational design, all within our budgeting and scheduling constraints.

Languages needed: English.

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About the company

Rocketship Education (www.rsed.org) is a network of public K through 5 charter schools serving primarily low-income students in neighborhoods where access to excellent schools is limited.  Using a blend of traditional instruction, adaptive technology and targeted tutoring, Rocketship strives to meet the unique needs of each and every student. We believe that truly transformative schools do more than educate students; they empower teachers, engage parents and inspire communities. Together, we can eliminate the achievement gap in our lifetime.

Although Rocketship is based in the Bay Area, we realize that the achievement gap stretches across the nation. We’re opening new schools every year to help reach the millions of students striving in underperforming schools every day. Today, Rocketship operates schools in the Bay Area, Milwaukee, Nashville, and Washington DC.

The successful candidate will

  • Own the Rocketship mission, vision and strategy for facilities and how it supports Rocketship’s internal teams, the schools and ultimately the families and communities that Rocketship serves.
  • Support ADRE on new school design in collaboration with external design-build teams and recommend future design improvements.
  • Support ADRE in working with local jurisdictions on securing the necessary entitlements approvals and permitting for new campus projects.
  • Track project budgets including coordinating project invoicing, preparation of periodic management reports, and providing assistance to team managers with pre and post project cost analyses.
  • Monitor project schedules and assist with problem-solving to ensure on-time delivery of school projects.
  • Monitor the work and services of major contractors and vendors, including annual review and recommendations for new relationships.
  • Drive projects forward by compiling, distributing, and following-up on weekly project meeting task lists to the design-build team.
  • Review all contracts from the design-build team and coordinate contract administration.
  • Monitor the project punch-lists to ensure timely completion and project closeout.
  • Liaison with the Operations and Achievement staff to ensure smooth school start-up and long-term facility performance.
  • 3+ years of experience in project management, real estate or construction management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, highly analytical, and fast-growing environment.
  • An evident passion for Rocketship’s mission as well as a passion for the built environment.
  • Experience working with sustainable design practices and an eye towards environmentally conscious land use.
  • Experience in securing entitlements approvals and building permits for new construction projects.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills.
  • A team player who is detail oriented, organized, resourceful, proactively manages multiple critical deadlines and adapts quickly and confidently.
  • Must enjoy solving problems.
  • Bachelor’s degree; preferred to be in Real Estate, Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning or a related field.
  • Comfort with Microsoft Office required.  Ability to quickly learn new IT applications.
  • LEED certified a plus.

Required education and skills

  • 3+ years of experience in project management, real estate or construction management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, highly analytical, and fast-growing environment.
  • An evident passion for Rocketship’s mission as well as a passion for the built environment.
  • Experience working with sustainable design practices and an eye towards environmentally conscious land use.
  • Experience in securing entitlements approvals and building permits for new construction projects.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills.
  • A team player who is detail oriented, organized, resourceful, proactively manages multiple critical deadlines and adapts quickly and confidently.
  • Must enjoy solving problems.
  • Bachelor’s degree; preferred to be in Real Estate, Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning or a related field
  • Comfort with Microsoft Office required.  Ability to quickly learn new IT applications.
  • LEED certified a plus.

Benefits

At Rocketship, we don’t just accept difference – we support and celebrate it. We are an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and organizational needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

How to apply

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume and work sample to gbowman@rsed.org.

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