Director of Program Development
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Providing direction and leadership to the Redevelopment Agency in the areas of economic development, comprehensive planning, neighborhood outreach, economic and community development projects and land-use planning.
- Manage the development of short- and long-range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates Agency activities with other departments, community organizations, advisory boards and citizens.
- Support agency revenue generation activities through the identification and pursuit of new funding opportunities.
- Develop grant proposals, scope, budgets and schedules for agency programs and projects.
- Support agency efforts to secure funding sources for redevelopment projects in Norwalk’s urban core.
- Interface with federal, state, and local appointed and elected officials to garner support for new programs and projects.
- Manage Quality Analysis/Quality Control of key project deliverables to ensure proper management, project completion, and reporting.
- Developing interdepartmental and intergovernmental teams and/or partnerships with outside stakeholders.
- Monitoring performance of work programs and projects; allocates necessary resources.
- Working with other employees, departments, the public, architects, builders, developers and attorneys in implementing technical and complex building and development issues.
- Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.
- Master's degree from an accredited university in business or public administration, urban planning, civil engineering or a related field.
- Seven or more years of progressively responsible related experience in urban and regional planning, building construction and land use and development.
- Considerable knowledge of governmental agencies and processes related to community development, land use, long-range planning, affordable housing and building construction.
- Skill in conflict resolution and negotiation.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to negotiate effectively with employees, other business units and departments, outside agencies and the general public; ability to plan, organize and monitor activities according to priorities, established schedules and deadlines.
- Ability to provide leadership, counsel, motivation and constructive guidance to staff, securing their respective commitments to the Agency's goals.
- An understanding of local government, and the ability to function effectively within that environment.
COMPENSATION Starting salary: $90,000 - $135,000 DOQ
TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Mr. Brian Bidolli via email [email protected]. No calls please.