Community Development Manager

JOB CODE: 3624


SALARY RANGE: $55,098 - $92,726

Office of Community Development

Under the general direction of the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer and the Urban Development Director, the Community Development Manager (CDM) will drive innovative problem solving for partners, manage complex partner and stakeholder interactions, and manage the successful operation of strategies and initiatives for special projects in the Office of Community Development. Additionally, performs responsible administrative and professional work in convening administration and community development experts, nonprofit organizations, local universities, local funding sources, and other key stakeholders. Work involves serving as a resource to the Mayor-President's Office, the Office of Community Development, intergovernmental staff, local and regional legislators, and local and state community partners. Work is performed with relative professional discretion and independence. Performs other work as requested.

Establishes a formal project management process with documented operating procedures and tracking methodology. Establishes meeting and communication cadence to keep development teams connected, informed, and focused on action. Works with department leaders and/or accountable stakeholder(s) to identify suitable strategies and objectives to obtain project milestones. Works with team members to execute and ensure projects are completed on time and within budget; provides executive summary and presentations to executives on status of assigned projects. Effectively manages team to complete projects, including coaching, delegating, providing feedback, and resolving conflicts and problems. Fosters a team environment of shared ownership in the execution and success of the program; ensures adherence to standard project time reporting and quality practices. Analyzes and communicates program status using standard and specific project management analysis techniques for budget and schedule variance. Maintains and keeps up to date on all program relevant budget, schedule, and resource information. Ensures the completion of standard program communications and deliverables such as program and project charters, issue logs, risk management, and implementation plans. Analyzes current and new program and project management processes and procedures to identify the most efficient and inexpensive ways to complete projects to meet the business and stakeholder objectives. Establishes and maintains a strong partnership with internal partners to fully understand the business needs. Generates reports and data for federal, state, and local reporting requirements. Manages strategies for engagement of people (both in and out of the workplace) in opportunities to support the Mayor-President's Office and the Office of Community Development's community goals which includes designing and implementing a community engagement strategy. Creates opportunities with events and presentations to reach and educate the community on programs. Establishes and maintains relationships with community leaders and organizations; acts as a resource for organizations interested in Office of Community Development programs. Conducts community-based outreach and education. Applies for funding and resources from federal and state programs and philanthropic organizations. Submits progress reports in a timely fashion to meet grantor objectives. Contributes to the overall success of the Office of Community Development by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed.

Knowledge of construction industry, quality, and housing affordability standards. Knowledge on property and project management, both programmatic and construction. Knowledge of the Department of Entergy and Department of Health and Hospitals' weatherization programs. Knowledge of cross-cutting federal regulations, such as A133 audits, Davis Bacon, Section 3, 504 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and environmental reviews. Knowledge of the basic principles, practices, and techniques of modern business administration, with the ability to apply them to the administration of HUD programs. Knowledge of basic computers and related equipment. Knowledge of principles and practices of contract management, grants administration, and budgeting. Skill in the use of Microsoft Office products, such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, management, outside vendors, and contractors. Ability to think objectively. Ability to work independently and in groups. Ability to organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines. Ability to research and analyze data applying that understanding to federal, state, and local laws regarding procurement compliance and bid programs. Ability to perform analytical work carefully and accurately. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with clarity and conciseness with staff, community, private partners, and external agencies. Ability to demonstrate commitment to the department mission, values, and policies in the performance of daily duties. Ability to supervise or lead lower-level personnel. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.


Bachelor's degree in urban planning, economics, public or business administration, or a related field, and four years of experience in community planning, public administration, or related field, including one year of supervisory experience.


Position(s) may require passing a word processing, spreadsheet, and/or other computer skill test(s).

Unclassified job specifications may be revised at the will of the appointing authority.