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June 19, 2018

Now Hiring An Acquisitions Intern!

Apply by July 2nd!

Summary: 

The Omaha Municipal Land Bank is a public corporation acting in a governmental capacity and a political subdivision of the state of Nebraska. We are a catalyst for transforming distressed properties into community assets. In partnership with the Acquisitions Director, the Acquisitions Intern (hereafter “intern”) will assist with the acquisition and disposition of distressed properties caused by delinquent taxes, unfit/unsafe designations, and bank real estate owned properties in our neighborhoods. The intern will support and promote revitalization tactics and efforts in the city of Omaha through strategically researching, acquiring, assembling, improving, and disposing of vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties. The intern must have a passion for community development and the ability to negotiate and acquire property in the City of Omaha.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with data gathering and analysis of distressed properties.
  • Maintain database and property acquisition processes.
  • Working with the Acquisitions Director, learn and repeat the vision, mission, and core values for the Omaha Municipal Land Bank.
  • Accompany the Acquisitions Director in fostering relationships with the for-profit and philanthropic communities to ensure long term community partnerships with the Land Bank.
  • Attend meetings with other staff representing the Land Bank to the general public and local government officials.
  • Attend meetings to develop and foster relationships with community members, local investors, developers, nonprofits, community development organizations and businesses as we form potential partnerships and opportunities for the organization.

Skills Needed for Success: 

The intern will need to be able to work independently yet work in a team environment. This position requires the candidate to be interested in and have taken instruction in a number of different areas; these may include real estate, negotiations, acquisitions, Nebraska tax system, and community development. Candidates must have a strong attention to detail and be process driven. The candidate must also possess a high level of energy and a true passion for community development and revitalization. It will be imperative for the intern to be willing to learn about the existing assets of the Omaha community and have the ability to effectively dialogue with the Acquisition Director and staff for ways the organization will be enhancing those existing assets.

Specific qualifications:

  • Two years of course work in planning, business, real estate, geography, urban studies, or community development.  Experience commensurate with a course load will be considered.
  • Willingness to learn about GIS, how to research property, values, statistics, etc.
  • A specific and deep desire to learn about the inner-workings, procedures and perspectives related to each sector that will partner with the land bank’s acquisition, maintenance and disposition work – public-sector, nonprofit and private.
  • Ability to research the details about a property including but not limited to location, size, zoning, crime statistics, and utilities.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Willingness to use a personal vehicle with mileage reimbursement for research, meetings, and collaboration with Land Bank staff, developers, and partners.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills to develop reports and make presentations to the Land Bank staff and Board if requested.
  • Willingness to learn about project management and Nebraska tax law.
  • A growing computer proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Be a student of a Nebraska college or University.

This is a part time position that requires twenty (20) hours per week. These hours may be flexible with course work during daytime hours 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Compensation is $15.50 per hour or $1250 per month.  No benefits are available for this internship.

To apply please submit your cover letter and resume by July 2nd 2018 to:

Mary Wells, Acquisitions Director
maryw@omlb.org
Electronic submissions are preferred.

If you would like to send a physical copy, please mail to:
Mary Wells, Acquisitions Director
Omaha Municipal Land Bank
1141 N 11 St
Omaha, NE 68102

The Omaha Municipal Land Bank shall not discriminate against any intern applicant for an internship because of race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or national origin. The Omaha Municipal Land Bank shall ensure that interns are treated during internship without regard to their race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or national origin. As used herein, the word “treated” shall mean and include, without limitation, the following: recruited, whether by advertising or by other means; compensated; selected for training, including apprenticeship; promoted; upgraded; demoted; downgraded; transferred; laid off; and terminated. The Omaha Municipal Land Bank agrees to and shall post in conspicuous places, available to interns and applicants for employment, notices to be provided by the contracting officers setting forth the provisions of this nondiscrimination clause.