Community Development Programs Manager

Full-time
City of Wichita
The City of Wichita is a leading-edge organization serving a dynamic and inclusive community.

Overview

This is higher level administrative and supervisory work involving oversight of the City’s entitlement grant programs, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME Program), and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program.  In addition, work involves oversight of the City’s Land Bank and Affordable Housing Fund and the repositioning of the Public Housing portfolio.  This employee coordinates and supervises the work of staff to administer such programs as well as the City’s Housing Rehabilitation Programs.  Work is directed and reviewed through the establishment of goals and subsequent evaluation of progress toward goal attainment.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Interprets U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), US Department of Treasury, and other federal regulations, with guidance from the Director of Housing and Community Services, to ensure compliance with all grant program requirements.
  • Supervises and coordinates the work of staff involved in the management and administration of CDBG, HOME, and ESG grant activities, housing rehabilitation activities, Wichita Land Bank activities, Affordable Housing Fund activities, and the Community Investments Division’s loan servicing portfolio, along with any other future Community Investment programs and/or grants.
  • Communicate and liaise across multiple City Departments such as Finance, MABCD, Real Estate, Law, Planning, Office of Community Services and Communications
  • Supervises and coordinates the work of staff to conduct monitoring of subrecipient grantees and housing development organizations receiving entitlement grant funding, in accordance with applicable federal regulations.
  • Supervises and coordinates the work of staff to negotiate and prepare funding agreements for projects and programs, as approved by the City Council.
  • Oversight of/preparation and submission of the City’s HUD Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report, in compliance with federal requirements, deadlines, and the City’s Citizen Participation Plan.
  • Review and evaluation of other grant opportunities, participation in the development of grant applications when necessary.
  • Review and approval of grant funds disbursements, in accordance with funding agreements.
  • Preparation of City Council agenda reports and presentations, in addition to making presentations before the City Council, District Advisory Boards, and other Community Groups and organizations.
  • Serve as the staff liaison for the Wichita Land Bank Board of Trustees and the Affordable Housing Review Board

Requirements of Work

  • Thorough knowledge of CDBG, HOME Program, ESG, and Public Housing regulations.
  • Knowledge of real property transaction processes, mortgage lending, and mortgage loan servicing.
  • Knowledge of basic housing construction and rehabilitation.
  • Knowledge of housing lease agreements and related documents, and housing property management, as well as the Kansas Landlord Tenant Act
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and implement ordinances, state statutes, and federal regulations
  • Knowledge of basic financial accounting and budget management.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, representatives of outside agencies, other city staff, and the public, while maintaining a high level of internal and external customer service.
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize, and supervise the work of others, in order to meet program goals and deadlines.
  • Ability to write, evaluate and score Request for Proposals.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, accurately, and tactfully, both orally and in written form.
  • Ability to occasionally traverse uneven terrain and construction sites.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a valid Kansas driver’s license.
  • Ability to analyze varying project funding scenarios, and to solve problems.
  • An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Required Experience and Training

Graduation from a four-year college with a degree in business administration, finance, public administration, or other relevant fields, plus three years of progressively responsible administrative and staff supervisory experience, preferably in connection with federal grant administration.  Three years of experience in single-family mortgage finance, or real estate loan servicing, or housing construction financing is preferred. Any equivalent combination of experience and training could be considered.  Offers of employment will be made contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which will include drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a police records check. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need of a sponsorship.

 

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Logan Bradshaw

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