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Housing Program Coordinator

at City Of Gainesville, FL

Pay: $47476 to $70014/year
$47476 - $70014
Posted: 6/4/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2465182
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Overall Job Objective

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The City of Gainesville is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual who is innovative and forward thinking that will embrace the organization's citizen-centered vision. The community, its elected leaders, and executive leadership team have embraced this vision.

The City of Gainesville currently has an opening for a qualified Housing Program
Coordinator
to join our team to perform professional work planning, developing, and overseeing affordable housing and community development activities. Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and perform work with considerable latitude for discretion and the exercise of professional judgment, working under limited supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its emphasis on overseeing, planning and coordinating affordable housing and community development program activities including but not limited to: City of Gainesville Affordable Housing Initiatives, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME), and State Housing Initiatives Program (SHIP)
 
A typical work day may include:
  • Serves as project manager for the City's Affordable Housing Plan, a plan to develop affordable housing within the City of Gainesville.
  • Coordinate and implement the City's Affordable Housing Plan, including administration of projects and programs.
  • Prepares and conducts planning and feasibility studies for affordable housing development.
  • Oversees and coordinates the plan including policy development, financial/data tracking, compliance monitoring and partnership development.
  • Conducts various meetings and makes presentations to foster community collaborations which develop local affordable housing initiatives through leadership and partnership at local, regional and state level with groups such as the Gainesville City Commission, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Florida Housing Finance Corporation, citizens, advisory boards, stakeholders and city departments.
  • Researches and writes grants for housing programs.
  • Works closely with other members of the housing team to assist with the implementation and administration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP)  programs associated with the City's Housing and Community Development Division such as IDIS administration, financial/data reports, program budgets, Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan.
 
Minimum Qualifications:


 
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, planning or a related field, and other field related to housing and community development; and a minimum of three (3) years specialized experience developing and implementing affordable housing programs including community land trusts, inclusionary zoning, rental, and/or housing development programs; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Notes:
  • Valid Florida Driver License required.
  • May Require Assessment(s).
  • May fill multiple positions.
  • May establish an eligibility list.
 
 
Embracing change is the Gainesville way of life.
Come join our team as we shift the culture from "No to Yes", "from reactive to proactive," "from policy-oriented to services-oriented", and "from silos to teams".
 
 

Job Description

SUMMARY
This is professional work planning, developing, and overseeing affordable housing and community development activities.
Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and perform work with considerable latitude for discretion and the exercise of professional judgment, working under limited supervision.
Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its emphasis on overseeing, planning and coordinating affordable housing and community development program activities including but not limited to: City of Gainesville Affordable Housing Initiatives, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME), and State Housing Initiatives Program (SHIP).
EXAMPLES OF WORK*
*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Plans, develops, and oversees affordable housing and community development activities and initiatives. 
Researches, proposes and implements affordable housing policy to the community and elected officials.  
Works closely with the Planning and Building divisions within the City. 
Prepares and conducts planning and feasibility studies for affordable housing development and redevelopment projects including creation or analysis of development proformas.
Prepares and implements funding proposals and coordinate efforts to fulfill program requirements.
Applies specialized knowledge to coordinate the City's efforts to improve the housing stock and increase the supply of affordable housing.
Tracks and analyzes housing trends including economic trends, housing costs and interest rates and other data that impact the creation and preservation of affordable housing.  
Writes grants for federal, state and other related housing grant programs.
Formulates policies and procedures designed to achieve affordable housing and community development objectives.
Partners with strategic planning to develop and propose affordable housing policies for the City Comprehensive Plan.
Promotes accomplishments of City of Gainesville affordable housing initiatives through speaking and working with community groups, advisory boards, organizations, general public and City Commission.
Partners with Communications Department to develop content for City web page, write public service announcements, program brochures, flyers, fact sheets, and cover letters to disseminate public information.
Markets the city's affordable housing programs to developers, builders, prospective borrowers, community groups, non-profit organizations and other interested parties. 
Attends stakeholder meetings, housing fairs, festivals, neighborhood meetings and providing written materials and photographs to support the City's  affordable housing objectives.
Monitors and evaluates grant program activities funded through federal, state and local grant programs for compliance.
Prepares grant performance reports for federal, state, local and other entities, as required.
Maintains financial reporting systems for federal, state, local and other grant programs such as HUD's Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) for entitlement programs, the State SHIP reporting, etc.
Attends work on continuous and regular basis.
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
May attend meetings and/or act in the absence of supervisor.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, planning or a related field, and other field related to housing and community development; and a minimum of three (3) years specialized experience developing and implementing affordable housing programs including community land trusts, inclusionary zoning, rental, and/or housing development programs; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES
Licenses
Valid Florida Driver License required.
Certifications
None.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of: municipal administrative and financial management principles, practices, and procedures.
Knowledge of federal, state and local grant monies, such as City of Gainesville Affordable Housing Programs, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnership Program, State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program or other similar grant programs.
Thorough knowledge of personal computers, Microsoft Office Suite and relevant department software.
Thorough knowledge of governmental budget procedures and the ability to analyze financial transactions, prepare reports and maintain accurate records.
Ability to work with diverse stakeholder groups to develop or amend affordable housing policy.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities, organize tasks, plan time, meet deadlines and maintain detailed and accurate records
Ability to read, comprehend, interpret, and apply grant regulations and proposal guidelines.
Ability to plan, develop and coordinate compliance activities for grant funded programs.
Ability to conduct research and analytical activities, and participate in complex studies to analyze information and to formulate recommendations.
Ability to carry planning assignments to completion through the formulation of creative planning solutions.
Ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare technical reports.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team; manage and prioritize projects effectively to meet proposal and reporting deadlines.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City departments, boards, commissions, public officials, private contractors and the general public.
Ability to prepare and present oral and written reports.
Ability to handle multiple and diverse work assignments and creatively solve problems.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for prolonged periods of time.
While performing work, may be required to walk on uneven and rough terrain; and enter abandoned, vacant structures.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
May be required to work and attend meetings outside regular business hours.
Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.