9774 - Senior Community Development Specialist I
|Date Opened||8/14/2018 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||9/7/2018 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$42.66 - $51.85/hour; $7,395.00 - $8,987.00/month; $88,738.00 - $107,848.00/year|
|Job Type||Temporary Exempt|
9774 - Senior Community Development Specialist I
Position - One (1) year duration
The position is located in the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), in partnership with the Mayor’s Budget Office. This is a limited duration position dedicated to furthering the implementation of active contract monitoring, a recommendation of the Nonprofit Working Group. This will include developing practices to be integrated into MOHCD’s current contracting process and identifying best practices that could be utilized further citywide implementation.
Under general supervision, the Performance Management Specialist performs a variety of activities related to active grant management and data-driven program improvements. This position will work in a highly collaborative environment and assist with moving grants toward better outcomes and maximizing the impact of program resources. Strategies will include enhanced data utilization, performance management teams, and action-based grant management.
Responsibilities will broadly support integrating real-time data into strategic and operational decision-making. Below are examples of specific activities that may be included:
Data & Analytics: Provide data-driven analytical support to real-time problem solving in collaboration with key MOHCD staff and grantees.
Identify appropriate performance metrics, develop relevant data collection and visualization tools (including dashboards), and conduct analysis to assess progress on grant goals and priorities.
Synthesize quantitative and qualitative information on operational, performance, and outcome-related data. ·
Communicate analyses to internal and external stakeholders through presentations, written reports, and oral briefings.
Support Eviction Prevention and Tenant Empowerment grant portfolio, interfacing extensively with MOHCD’s grants management database.
Where appropriate, assist with development of data-sharing agreements and protocols.
Refine data collection and reporting processes to support monitoring efforts, as needed.
Project Management & Capacity Building: Develop and implement a project plan, and foster learning within MOHCD, its grantees, and the citywide Nonprofit Working Group, about how data and active management impact grant outcomes.
Develop and implement project plan, including the business case, roles and responsibilities, intended outcomes, specific deliverables, tasks and action items, milestones, risk mitigation strategies, and a timeline.
Establish structured problem-solving processes that support continuous improvement and a collaboration between grantees and MOHCD staff.
Coach and train staff, as needed, to engage core problem definitions, data analysis and review, and action planning designed to drive performance.
Support in the coordination and facilitation of meetings using a data-driven performance framework (e.g. monthly meetings with grantee leadership, MOHCD grant coordinators, and MOHCD senior leadership).
1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND three (3) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR
2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, urban planning, government, social work, education, finance, criminal justice, or related field AND two (2) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice or elections related work; OR
3. Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public policy, planning, social work, public administration, finance, education, criminal justice, or business administration AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR
4. Possession of a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice.
SUBSTITUTION: Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice, and/or elections may substitute for the educational requirement in Minimum Qualification #1 on a year-for-year basis.
Passion for improving government performance and solving social problems.
Excellence in both written and verbal communications, including policy memos, presentations, meeting facilitation, and public speaking addressing complex topics.
Exceptional project management capabilities and creativity in problem solving; ability to shepherd complex projects through conceptualization, design, and implementation.
Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills, with experience generating and using data to drive insights.
Track record of adeptly navigating complex organizations, developing trust with senior leaders, and building relationships among a diverse group of stakeholders.
Proficiency in operating computers using Windows-based programs, including word processing, spreadsheet and database software in a standard indoor office environment.
Self-motivated with an orientation towards results and a track record of driving results with limited supervisory direction.
Willingness to learn, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task.
Administrative/professional experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development and finance.
Administrative/professional experience involving change management.
Administrative/professional experience in Active Contract Management in a local government setting.
Administrative/professional experience with data visualization and information design techniques, including proficiency in Microsoft Power BI.
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
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