WANTED: Ass’t Dir., Housing, Community Development, Neighborhood Revitalization

The City of Atlanta, Georgia’s Department of Planning and Community Development is seeking an experienced Assistant Director for the Office of Housing and Community Development with excellent analytical and problem solving skills who will quickly be able to become familiar with the operations of the Department and manage them effectively.

The Assistant Director of the Office of Housing will be principally responsible for directing the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and the Community Development Block Grant programs, which includes supervising and coordinating the activities, while interacting with numerous community leaders, stakeholders and others to implement projects and achieve visible results. The position requires a professional who is forward-thinking, innovative, creative and confident in making tough decisions. The individual must be a skillful motivator and negotiator in working with a wide variety of community and civic interests in the public, private, philanthropic and non-profit sectors. The Assistant Director will report to the Director of the Office of Housing and Community Development.

Position Objective: The purpose of this position is to in the management and direction of the federally funded housing functions of the Office of Housing. Additional responsibilities will include managing and overseeing a wide range of duties regarding the planning, organizing and management of affordable housing development programs, and to provide highly responsible and complex technical and administrative program support to the Department of Planning and Community Development.

Distinguishing Characteristics: This position has citywide responsibility for all aspects of decisions and/or an action regarding the City’s housing programs. The incumbent provides technical expertise to all departments and stakeholders regarding housing programs management and administration. The incumbent will be knowledgeable regarding new policies, procedures, statutes and other information related to state and federal housing programs.

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Planning, Business Administration, Economics or a related field. Masters degree is desirable/preferred. Seven years of professional-level experience in housing and community development programs and 5 to 7 years of program management and implementation of the following programs: HOME Investment Partnerships, Neighborhood Stabilization, and the Community Development Block Grant. With at least five years in a managerial capacity or any equivalent combination of education and experience in order to meet the aforementioned requirements. Knowledge of the HUD financial management systems (IDIS and DRGR) is highly desirable.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Availability Expires: August 10, 2016

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