The Port is Hiring: Landbank Associate

About The Port:

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (The Port) is a public agency that partners with the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, along with economic development organizations, municipalities, and foundations to ensure every acre of local real estate is developed into productive use. Specifically, The Port works to redevelop manufacturing and residential real estate to build the foundation of job creation and livable, revitalized communities so Greater Cincinnati residents can experience economic prosperity.

The Port has been stimulating economic growth in Southwestern Ohio for more than two decades. Through its work, it strengthens Hamilton County and Cincinnati communities home by home and block by block to increase access to homeownership. It surrounds neighborhoods with revitalized business districts and makes forgotten industrial sites attractive to manufacturers with high-paying jobs. This helps provide jobs families can live on and homes they can afford in cleaner, greener, safer neighborhoods and business districts. The Port makes real estate work – for everyone.

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About The Landbank:

The Hamilton County Land Reutilization Corporation (Landbank) is a managed entity of The Port. The mission of the Landbank is to return vacant properties to productive use through the tools statutorily provided.  Some employees of the Port focus a majority of their time on Landbank related duties while also providing staff support to broader Port projects, properties and programs. This is an entry level position. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, desire to help communities across Hamilton County, and readiness to join a busy and high performing team.

Position Description:

POSITION TITLE: Landbank Associate





Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Respond to inquiries from the public, businesses, organizations, and local governments.
  2. Review Landbank applications from third-parties from initial screening of application through to final redevelopment of the project proposed including; vetting of projects, presenting projects to Port leadership, timely and accurate communication with applicants, key neighborhood partners, and Port teams.
  3. Perform pre-acquisition analysis.
  4. Support Landbank Manager to coordinate maintenance of assigned Landbank properties with Port Facilities Manager to ensure property maintenance standards are being achieved.
  5. Coordinate tours of Landbank properties with Port Facilities Manager for initial property assessment and third parties including: community partners, city and county staff and/or third-party applicants.
  6. Support Landbank Manager and Senior Associate with property inventory data keeping and tracking.
  7. Assist with monitoring the Post-Closing Compliance of properties sold by the Landbank to third parties including: staying in regular communication with purchasers about their redevelopment progress, coordinating routine site visits with purchaser as needed and communicating with local code enforcement officials on progress details as needed.
  8. Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders including but not limited to vendors, contractors, neighborhood partners and local government partners.
  9. Ongoing professional learning and contributions of ideas for improvement of the organization to further the mission.

Minimum Employment Requirements:

Education and Work Experience

  1. Experience in real estate development, planning, community development, code enforcement or a related field including basic knowledge of civic functions; 1 year experience is preferred, and more experienced candidates are welcome to apply;
  2. Experience communicating with and serving the public;
  3. Demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships with people of diverse social, economic, and racial/ethnic backgrounds;
  4. Self-motivated and energetic with a strong work ethic and the ability to think creatively.
  5. Experience with or willingness to learn to understand legal contracts, pro-formas, construction and development plans and processes;
  6. Experience with data keeping and analyzing data. Strong attention to detail.
  7. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook; ArcGIS preferred, but not required.
  8. Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required.
  9. Interest in working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, and mission-centric environment.

Other Prerequisites

  1. Ability to be in the office during regular business hours.
  2. Ability to operate all applicable office equipment.
  3. Ability to tour project construction sites and attend out-of-office meetings.
  4. Satisfactory results on pre-employment written and oral testing, as administered by appropriate practitioners at The Port’s direction.
  5. Satisfactory results of background investigations.
  6. Maintain insurability for the operation of motor vehicles if driving to attend out-of-office meetings or otherwise perform job functions.
  7. Ability to perform all the essential functions of the position outlined herein without creating a direct or indirect threat to the safety of oneself or others.
  8. Ability to work full time.

Please send resumes and cover letters to:

Amy Bancroft, Landbank Manager

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.