Atlanta Housing Authority
Department : Choice Neighborhoods Reports To : Director, Choice Neighborhoods Salary Grade : P FLSA Status : Exempt Direct Reports : 1 PositionSummary: The Senior Manager, Choice Neighborhoods (CN) Partnerships is responsible to lead the community engagement and outreach program, develop and implement strategies, systems and procedures, provide reporting, and evaluate the effectiveness of the Choice Neighborhood\u2019s (CN) community engagement program, projects and activities. This position will also cultivate and build strategic partnerships and collaborations to support the advancement of Choice Neighborhoods residents toward economic self-sufficiency and improved quality of life. This position reports to the CN Director and is the AHA representative to partners for leading the implementation of the People Strategy for Choice Neighborhoods. Essential Duties and Responsibilities : Leverage human development resources across the CN community for the greatest benefit to Choice Neighborhoods residents with a priority focus on the former residents of the target development site and other AHA-assisted residents in the CN community. Use analysis of needs assessment data to build resource development partnerships and sustainability strategies. Responsible for the management of contractual relationships with CN sub-grantees and other service providers delivering services to CN residents. Direct and provide leadership for implementation of the CN People Strategy plans focused on the CN objective of delivering services and support to improve resident\u2019s workforce, educational and health outcomes with a special focus on youth and their families. Collaborate and manage relationships with the CN lead education partner, workforce development\/ employment and health leads in facilitating the implementation of the People Strategy and achievement of CN outcomes as defined in the grant application. Establish and implement strategies and manage day-to-day delivery of a successful community engagement program as required in AHA\u2019s Choice Neighborhoods (CN) grant application or as amended, in compliance with HUD and AHA requirements, and as tracked through HUD and AHA metrics. Cultivate and build collaborative working relationships with former residents of University Homes, CN leadership, neighborhood residents, stakeholders and service providers to ensure successful program delivery and Choice Neighborhoods desired outcomes. Lead implementation of initiatives that support resident and community growth to include: CN Farmers Markets, Microgrant and Scholarship programs. Manage re-occupancy program for former affected residents of University Homes. Cultivate and build collaborative working relationships with community-based service providers in order to facilitate resident accessibility to services that assist them in becoming economically self-sufficient and improves their quality of life. Work collaboratively with Data Analyst, Manager, Case Managers and Director of Choice Neighborhoods on the People component of the HUD Choice Neighborhoods reporting requirements particularly as it relates to achieving required metrics and outcomes, grant compliance requirements, and outcome metrics. Work collaboratively with CN staff, other AHA staff and departments to ensure seamless coordination in the implementation of the People, Neighborhoods, and Housing strategies. Perform other duties as assigned. Knowledge and Skill Requirements : Ability to provide thought leadership on the establishment of community engagement program(s)\/strategy including innovative problem solving solutions in a fast-paced and relationship-driven environment. Ability to develop consensus and support for the implementation of community engagement goals, laying out plan and business case for implementation. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and work productively with diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders, including contract and leverage partners. Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage a wide array of tasks and projects with strong organizational\/planning skills and attention to detail and accuracy. Effective communication skills particularly with diverse population; comfortable making public presentations. Ability to use current office software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Demonstrated experience and success working in partnership with local residents and community organizations on community engagement programs. Work requires demonstrated proficiency of current office technology software applications and demonstrated use of such technology applications on a regular basis. Education and Experience: Bachelor\u2019s degree in social work, community development, urban planning or related field required. Master\u2019s degree a plus. Eight years of progressively responsible experience managing social service or community development programs to include four years of experience working with individuals and\/or families to remove barriers to self-sufficiency. Experience working with grant funded programs. Working Conditions: Work in an office environment in the assigned community and various locations in the community. May require some bending, stooping, reaching and prolonged sitting. Must have and maintain a valid state of Georgia driver\u2019s license and be fully insurable for the purpose of obtaining clearance on company \u201cAuthorized Drivers List.\u201d Must be able to attend community meetings during evening and weekend hours. Lifting not usually to exceed 10 - 20 pounds.
Atlanta Housing Authority
Website : http://www.atlantahousing.org
Atlanta Housing Authority is organized under Georgia law to develop, acquire, lease and operate affordable housing for low-income families. Today, AHA is the largest housing agency in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation, serving approximately 50,000 people.