Community Development Manager, City of Takoma Park

Job Title: Community Development Manager – Housing Services Division

Company/Organization: City of Takoma Park

Salary: $34.71/hr

Contact Info/How to Apply: Takoma Park Careers

Position Description:

The Community Development Manager is responsible for the management of the City of Takoma Park’s Housing Services Division’s affordable housing initiatives, property maintenance code enforcement efforts, landlord and tenant services, rent stabilization program, and rental housing licensing.

Typical Duties:
• Manages division personnel; develops work plans and goals; trains, assigns, schedules, supervises, evaluates and disciplines personnel; ensures compliance with policies and procedures;
• Manages assigned projects and programs; performs research and analysis; identifies needs; develops and implements appropriate strategies and programming; coordinates with community partners and other departments;
• Develops budget proposals; manages approved funds; monitors assigned contracts; processes payments; monitors annual budgets; identifies funding opportunities;
• Provides support and technical assistance to property owners, residents, business community, nonprofit housing providers and community development organizations
• Works with county, state and federal agencies to coordinate and advance local and regional initiatives and shared housing, community development and transportation goals;
• Provides staff support to assigned committees and boards; represents the City at local, regional and state meetings;
• Conducts community outreach and educational activities; develops materials and campaign strategies; updates websites and coordinates social media;
• Develops and coordinates educational programming;
• Monitors legislative changes; recommends amendments to City codes and regulations and their implications for the City; and
• Performs related duties.

Knowledge & Skills:
• Knowledge of community outreach, community organizing, mediation, code enforcement, affordable housing and/or tenant rights principles and practices appropriate to the division;
• Knowledge of budget development and management principles and practices;
• Knowledge of grant development and management principles;
• Knowledge of research, statistical analysis, and report preparation principles;
• Knowledge of relevant federal, state and county laws, City ordinances, and department policies and procedures;
• Skill in management and supervision, problem solving, prioritizing and planning, oral and written communications and interpersonal relations.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require six years of related experience.
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the state in which the employee resides for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.