Real Estate Project Manager

Today, we’re looking for you to join us as we carry out our mission to positively impact lives and communities across the state.
Job Description

As a thought-leader and best-in-class provider in education, wellness, youth development, and community-building, The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest and most essential non-profits serving in Atlanta. Today, we’re looking for you to join us as we carry out our mission to positively impact lives and communities across the state. 

At the Y, we’re an association of like-minded people (staff, volunteers, and members), on the forefront of a movement to ensure that everyone -- especially children -- experience an equal opportunity to reach their full potential. In the course of a year, we provide more than 3,000 children, ages 6 weeks through Pre-K with high-quality literacy and STEAM-infused learning; give 58,000 youth and teens access to sports, aquatics, day and resident camps, teen leadership development programs, and employment opportunities; provide over 200,000 members with programs, services, and facilities to enjoy connection and maintain wellness regardless of age; and engage over 25,000 volunteers and donors from across Atlanta to share in the gift of supporting their communities.


Reporting to the Director of Properties Management, the Real Estate Project Manager supports real estate projects from formulation through execution. The Real Estate Project Manager will ensure timely project deliverables are met and in alignment with Association-wide strategic goals and priorities.

  • Assess and manage real estate projects to include scheduling, communication, quality evaluation, risks assessment, resource management, process flows, and monitoring of key performance indicators.
  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documentation.
  • Address areas of risk through the creation of action plans, status updates & escalation
  • Manage key real estate projects across functional areas working directly with senior leadership as needed.
  • Manage project vendors for cost, performance, and attainment to schedule.
  • Monitor and adhere to all assigned project budgets.
  • Lead change management efforts across projects as a member of the Real Estate & Facilities team.
  • Work effectively across departments to delegate tasks and responsibilities related to the assigned project scope.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables within assigned projects
  • Demonstrate initiative and drive within a fast-paced and fluid environment.
  • Maintain and manage knowledgebase associated with projects
  • Support department leads in their own knowledge management across Association departments and functions.
  • Data generation, reporting, and management.
  • Reporting, Benchmarking & Best Practice Sharing.
  • Acquire and summarize project vendor quotes.
  • Generate project and general purchase orders.
  • Organize meetings, including scheduling, sending reminders, and organizing catering as needed.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, or quarterly reports as assigned.
  • Format information for internal and external communication – memos, emails, presentations, reports
  • Take minutes during meetings as needed.
  • Manage vendor invoice to ensure timely approval and payment.
  • Create and maintain electronic and physical filing systems. 
  • Support the VP of Property and Facility Management in stakeholder and operation meetings.
Essential Functions
  • Associate degree in construction management, real estate, or related field and 2+ years of construction or real estate project management experience OR a high school diploma and 4+ years of experience in construction or real estate project management
  • 2+ years of experience in project management  
  • Experience with management of capital project construction
  • Experience with commercial and office markets
  • Experience in and knowledge of supervision and budget management
  • Must be able to pass a background check and MVR
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work independently, problem solve and possess effective time management skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, real estate, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in construction or real estate
  • 3+ years of experience in project management  
  • Experience in a non-profit or government environment


While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand; walk on uneven surfaces; sit; handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl\. The employee must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. The employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

Employment Requirement: 

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check including Criminal Record check, Drug Screening and motor vehicle record (MVR) according to company policy.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the US without current or future sponsorship.