Assistant Director of Community Development Initiatives-San Antonio Housing Authority

San Antonio Housing Authority San Antonio, TX
  • $76.0K Annual Salary
  • Full Time
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The Assistant Director, under the direction of the Director of Community Development Initiatives, is an advanced management level position, responsible for management and leadership work of considerable difficulty which involves the planning, organizing and directing of economic and community development initiative programs designed to integrate SAHA's housing, economic and social development goals. Performs complex research, data analysis, and provides critical oversight to the federally and private grant funded programs: Family Self-Sufficiency, Resident Opportunity Supportive Services, and Jobs Plus.  Monitors performance of multiple budgets, grant metrics, reporting requirements, staff performance, regulatory requirements, program outcomes and client satisfaction. Other responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to partnership building, program implementation, volunteer recruitment, public presentations/speaking, administrative details and maintaining files.

Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution to include strategic planning, resource allocation, manpower modeling, leadership techniques, and personnel development.  Successful leadership and program management experience desired along with critical thinking, team building, and ability to be a change agent.

 Examples of Duties

The position duties and responsibilities listed below describe the general nature and scope of work. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be required and assigned, as needed. These essential functions require presence in the workplace on a regular basis and regular attendance must be maintained.

  • Provide leadership and direction to Program Managers and subordinate staff under the CDI grant funded programs

  • Create, facilitate, and maintain partnerships with community agencies, businesses, schools, and other resources to further CDI department goals.

  • Work in partnership with resident and community groups to promote and expand community development opportunities.

  • Gather and analyze available demographic data in order to identify and establish opportunities for program development in support of resident services.

  • Meet with or respond by telephone or in writing to inquiries, complaints and other matters from various Federal and other governmental agency officials, or community/civic groups

  • Communicate SAHA and CDI's goals, activities, programs, and position to CDI Staff, Senior SAHA staff, the Board of Commissioners, Grant Funders, Community Partners, and the public.

  • Research grant opportunities and assist with grant development to secure funding CDI activities and programs

  • Assist staff to plan events and oversee staff and volunteer participation to successful outcomes.

  • Develop processes and management tools that provide for the furtherance of the community economic development initiative.

  • Produce monthly, quarterly, yearly, and other reports relating to financial grant management, metric performance, and narrative outcomes.

  • Prepares reports and informational materials for submission by the CDI Director or higher-level authority to the Board of Commissioners and HUD.

  • Provide intensive direction, strategic planning, program development and representation of the Jobs Plus program.

  • Meet with staff members to explain and implement new policies, procedures requirements and regulations.

  • Monitors, reviews and updates grant program data into the informational processing system.

  • Monitors changes or trends in Federal, State and local laws and regulations affecting grant programs, or the population served by reading legislative reports, periodicals and related materials.

  • Travel for training and program convenings, participate as presenter or serve as subject matter expert as needed.  

  • Monitors CDI programs, by attending staff meetings and resident functions to insure positive resident engagement and outcomes are achieved.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Public Administration, Business, Management, Social Services, or related field.

  • Eight (8) years of combined experience in personnel and programs management.

  • An additional eight (8) years of combined experience in personnel and programs management may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement.

  • Texas Class "C" driver's license at the time of placement and be insurable by the Housing Authority's liability and fleet insurance carrier.

  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check, education and work history verification and drug screening test.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Public Administration, Business, Management, Social Services, or related field.

  • Four (4) years of management experience in a multi-family housing or property management.

License and Certifications:

Must have the ability to earn certifications as required by assigned tasks.

Technical Skills

To perform this job successfully, the employee should have:

  • Must be an effective and open communicator with strong decision- making skills.

  • Must possess advanced knowledge of operational characteristics and service delivery programs.

  • Must possess advanced leadership and management skills.

  • Ability to build effective relationships.

  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, and project consequences of proposed actions.

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

  • Knowledge of advanced principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.

  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

  • Ability to prepare and present clear and concise administrative and financial reports.

  • Ability to communicate with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources.

  • Ability to establish long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.

  • Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

  • Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

  • Skills in monitoring/assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or department to make improvements or take corrective action.

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