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Land Project Coordindator at Amherst

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Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.

The Land Development Project Coordinator’s primary role will be to assist and support the Land Development department in the entitlement and development of new Amherst Communities by strengthening the quality and level of operational support across departments and all project sites in the field.

Responsibilities

  • Provide essential administrative support to the Land Development Department for the purchase and development of new Amherst Communities.

  • Create, manage, and maintain reports relating to Land Development activities, contracts, purchase orders, and change orders.

  • Assis in the procurement of consultant proposals to achieve necessary scope of work and input into development costs tracker.

  • Generate check requests for development activities as needed for application fees, review fees, and permitting fees.

  • Document community information including, but not limited to, utility companies, contractors, final plats, milestone dates, persons of interest.

  • Manage financial assurances (bonds, letters of credit, escrow accounts, etc.)

  • Receive and process invoices and change orders from contractors for land development activities.

  • Prepare monthly reports for project status and project financials.

  • Request Certificates of Insurance, Lien Waivers, and Notice of Intent/Change/Termination as needed on a project-by-project basis.

  • Update internal land development reports as needed.

  • Circulate land development documents internally and with external team members

  • Ensure external team members are in compliance with contractual Insurance requirements.

  • Coordinate the flow of information between the Land Development Department and internal and external counsel, review drafts for accuracy and content, and ensure proper execution of final documents.

  • Schedule transition walks for property transition to construction department, and community management.

  • Other duties as assigned by manager.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, or related field.

  • Highschool diploma or GED required

  • Prior land development, or civil engineering experience preferably in new residential home development.

  • Must Possess reliable transportation and a Valid driver’s license

  • Prior Administrative Assistant or general office support role experience preferred.

  • Must be able to read and understand technical and legal documents.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Advanced knowledge and ability to utilize Microsoft office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.)

  • Strong time-management, project management, and data management skills

  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to think critically and problem solve

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude while working on multiple detail oriented tasks with simultaneous deadlines

  • Proactively seek out ways to improve and add value

Physical Requirements

This job will require frequently walking, standing, and climbing stairs in/ around construction sites, single-family homes, and travel on uneven and unpaved surfaces. Must have the ability to operate and automobile, type on a keyboard, read construction plans, and move and/or carry equipment in excess of 50 pounds.

Our full-time employee benefits include:

  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
  • Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day
  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
  • Professional career development and reimbursement
  • Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons
  • Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events

Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.

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What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Amherst Benefits Overview

Competitive salaries
Choice of Mac or Windows hardware
Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
Stellar colleagues with proven track records

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Amherst has established the Amherst People Council focused on Engage, Grow and Give to promote employee engagement such as Affinity Groups, Career Growth and Mentorship and Philanthropy events.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Amherst provides unconscious bias training to all employees
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age or disabilities.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
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Performance Bonus
Amherst has a discretionary annual bonus program based on performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Amherst provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Amherst also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Amherst provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Full-time remote for specific positions, Work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Amherst sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Amherst employees receive between 20 and 30 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
We offer relocation assistance depending on location and position.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Amherst provides a monthly stipend for remote employees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Amherst offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Amherst hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Amherst. allows employes to set aside 50% of working hours for learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certification assistance. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings.

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent Programs

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

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