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Job Title : Rental Housing Affordability Lead - Social Impact Lead Program Specialist(Wells Fargo)
Date Posted : November 22, 2020
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At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Public Affairs brings together teams responsible for engaging with the company’s stakeholders. This organization exists to support, strengthen and protect Wells Fargo’s reputation by building trust and positive societal impact for all of our stakeholders. Teams within Public Affairs include: Corporate Communications, Corporate Philanthropy and Community Relations; Government Relations and Public Policy; Platform and Digital Services; Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility and Public Affairs Chief Operating Office.

Reporting to the head of Housing Affordability Philanthropy, this newly created position will provide strategic leadership and operational support for national programming to expand the supply of affordable housing and serve as the lead on rental housing issues. Additionally, this individual will manage a $20MM to $50MM grant portfolio, establish key performance indicators, collaborate with line of business partners and seed innovation to advance housing affordability initiatives.  This highly visible position can be located in Charlotte, NC; Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; St. Louis Park, MN or Washington, DC and does not offer relocation assistance.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop strategies to expand the supply of housing that is affordable, especially to underserved populations
  • Develop budget recommendations to execute on strategies, establish metrics and set success targets
  • Structure Request-for-Proposal grant programs and collaborations that amplify impact
  • Conduct due diligence necessary to evaluate proposals and manage risk
  • Manage grant programs and grantees, measure impact, progress against commitments and portfolio effectiveness
  • Partner with leadership to calibrate the grant portfolio and align with business objectives
  • Collaborate on product innovation, research and policy, share portfolio insights with stakeholders
  • Serve as a SME and provide updates around best practices, portfolio partners and community priorities
  • Serve as an external speaker and panelist on supply and rental housing issues and represent Wells Fargo
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key government, philanthropic, nonprofit and community leaders
  • Incorporate Wells Fargo’s commitment to racial equity and sustainability into strategies and grant portfolio

Wells Fargo’s Housing Affordability Philanthropy catalyzes pathways to affordable and quality homes, especially for underserved communities, by investing in change makers, fostering collaboration, and supporting systemic change in the housing sector.

Note this position will close on December 6

Required Qualifications

  • 8+ years of community development experience
  • 2+ years of leadership experience
  • 5+ years of housing affordability experience

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing strategies to expand the supply of housing that is affordable and address rental housing issues
  • Experience evaluating investments in rental housing programs for diverse or low income communities
  • Experience managing a grant portfolio, developing financial and impact projections and analyzing variances
  • Experience working with local, state and federal governments on affordable rental housing opportunities
  • Experience developing and presenting information that persuades, educates, and enhances understanding at all levels
  • Experience building strong relationships and collaborating across large organizations

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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