Rhode Island Housing, an agency of the State of Rhode Island, is primarily funded by private investors and through administration of federal housing programs. All of our resources are invested in our mission. Rhode Island Housing works to ensure that all people who live or work in Rhode Island can afford a safe, healthy home that meets their needs. Our belief is that a home encompasses much more than four walls and a roof.
Join our senior executive leadership team as General Counsel. This is a key leadership position at the Agency and is responsible for serving as Chief Legal Officer and managing the legal services department of Rhode Island Housing. This position is responsible for all legal matters relating to the administration and operation of the Agency and its programs, including issues relating to debt financing and housing tax credit programs. Monitor compliance with all laws affecting planning, financing and development of the Agency programs. Negotiate, review and/or prepare contracts, RFPs, bond and loan documents for legal accuracy and approve contractual agreements as to form and substance.
Extensive knowledge and proven expertise in the relevant legal areas, including tax exempt and taxable debt issuance and mortgage backed securities, low income housing tax credits, real estate/commercial lending/housing law, information security and employment matters. Knowledge of federal housing programs, laws and regulations. Proven understanding of general financial management principles, including experience in managing a budget. Skill in strategically thinking with a visionary focus on future growth and stability.
Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate (JD) required, must be licensed to practice in Rhode Island, degree or course work in housing, real estate, finance, public finance or related fields highly desirable. Minimum ten (10) years of legal experience in real estate finance, housing or related field and preferred background in municipal bond financing and/or mortgage backed securities. Must have minimum ten (10) years’ experience in and a proven record for successfully managing and developing professional employees
Send resume to Rhode Island Housing, Attn.: Human Resources Director, Rhode Island Housing 44 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903 or email a scanned resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.