METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AGENCY
HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION
Position Open: September 20, 2019
Position Closing Date: October 28, 2019
Position: SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER
Salary Range: $68,323 - $88,819
Under the direction of the Director of Community Development, or his/her designee, the Special Projects Manager will lead special projects, such as the development of the Consolidated Plan, annual updates and reports; community engagement strategies; data collection and maintenance of an external program dashboard; provide support for the Nashville Promise Zone; and assist with other Community Development events and initiatives.
MDHA offers competitive salaries and an amazing retirement program.
Our Mission is to create affordable housing opportunities, support neighborhoods, strengthen communities and help build a greater Nashville.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES:
Bachelor degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning, Public Policy or a related area and two (2) years of experience in a managerial or leadership role in community development or a combination of education level and experience. A Master’s degree with experience working with HUD community development programs is preferred.
Candidates with accreditation earned in foreign institutes are encouraged to apply
Assists the Director of Community Development or his/her designee with the planning, development and promotion of activities related to HUD Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs.
Manage special projects, such as the development of the Consolidated Plan, annual updates, including: developing an understanding of Consolidated Plan requirements and analyzing HUD provided and local data.
Plans and facilitates community meetings, public hearings, grantee trainings and special events involving CPD programs.
Develops and executes Department’s communication, marketing and outreach strategies.
Implements effective community engagement initiatives to increase public input through technology and social media platforms.
Maintains internal and public dashboards to showcase accomplishments of Community Development programs.
Provide support for the Nashville Promise Zone by serving as a liaison between MDHA, community stakeholders and the Mayor’s office.
Assists in the revision of CPD program policies and procedures based upon identified best practices.
Writes, proofreads and/or edits Departmental publications and proposals.
Attends and participates in community and civic forums when assigned to do so.
Perform special projects, as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to learn quickly and work independently;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood groups, public officials, developers, and others involved with affordable housing and community development;
ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and with team members.
Knowledge of concepts and programs relevant to the affordable housing and community development sector.
Proficient skill in using an Internet browser and Microsoft Office; experience in analyzing Census data, preparing maps, and writing reports.
Adept at balancing multiple, complex tasks and working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Ability to perform work with or without an accommodation that requires sitting, standing, and walking, dexterity of hands and clarity of vision, speech and hearing and powers of observation; other physical duties as required.
General office equipment, personal computer and automobile
Valid Tennessee Driver’s license.
THE METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AGENCY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND HIRES REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, AGE, RELIGION, AND DISABILITY, GENETIC INFORMATION OR ANY OTHER LEGALLY PROTECTED STATUS.
Apply at www.Nashville-MDHA.org. Upon reviewing all applications submitted for job openings, the Human Resources Office will notify those applicants who are selected for personal interviews. Applicants selected for a position must successfully pass a pre-hire physical examination and drug screen in order to be hired. MDHA is certified by the State of Tennessee as a Drug-Free Workplace
Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency
701 South Sixth St.
Nashville, Tennessee 37206
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