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Community Land Trust Specialist

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Thistle Community Housing
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Denver Metro
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The Opportunity

Thistle is a mission-based, affordable housing Real Estate company in Boulder, CO. Boulder faces a critical shortage of affordable housing and Thistle is in a unique position to help working families and economically disadvantaged people buy their own home. We’re looking for a doer and a team player to contribute to our Community Land Trust program.

The Company

We’re a business-oriented, private non-profit and earn most our operating income from the ownership and management of apartments and for-sale homes throughout Boulder County and in different types of real estate programs. We’ve been in business for over 35 years and enjoy strong community support. To learn more about Thistle, visit:

The Community Land Trust

Thistle's Community Land Trust (CLT) program ensures that 223 ownership homes will remain permanently affordable to those who earn low incomes.  The CLT model also makes homeownership more accessible for Boulder County families. The role of the CLT department is to determine homeownership applicants’ eligibility for the purchase of CLT or mobile homes and provide stewardship of the CLT homes for the benefit of current and future homeowners.

How You’d Spend Your Time

In this position you will to educate potential buyers and help the people selling their CLT home; ensure that Real Estate Transactions are accurate, on-time, and all parties have received their documents;  maintain exceptional documentation; learn about affordable housing and fair housing laws; and as a subject matter expert, represent the program through public meetings and seminars.

You’ll Report to:  Community Land Trust Coordinator.

Areas of Responsibility

See Job Description.

  • You have a high school diploma (college degree preferred) and/or five years progressive responsibilities in an administrative capacity
  • You are detail-oriented to the max and strategically organized
  • You can read and interpret complex regulations and apply that knowledge to work circumstances
  • You are experienced in proving great customer service and like to work with people of all kinds
  • You thrive working on your own and with a few key others
  • You have two or more years of experience/training in property management or with a housing regulatory organization, so much the better
  • You have excellent computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Suite, Adobe, Dropbox, etc.)
  • You are excited at the thought of doing good while contributing to the company’s growth

$21.50 to $24.00/hour


Medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, 401k with employer match; paid vacation and sick leave, plus holidays, float time, and your birthday;  wellness program;  cell phone

How To Apply

Send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would be a fit for this position to:  [email protected]

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