City of Dayton - Division Manager - Community Development

October 1, 2020

Division Manager - Community Development

Recruitment #20-1178A-001

 

Introduction

The Division Manager - Community Development is responsible for the programmatic oversight of housing activities by contractors, developers and other recipients of City funds. The incumbent has administrative responsibility for CDBG, Shelter + Care, HOME, ESG, and other federal program funds as they become available. The Division Manager - Community Development coordinates housing programs; develops approaches to stimulate private investment in both housing development and redevelopment; and assists in the analysis, preparation, and implementation and monitoring of City policy initiatives that address youth and family, poverty reduction and human service needs therefore improving the quality of life within the city and its neighborhoods.

Responsibilities

  • The Division Manager - Community Development reports to the Director of Planning & Community Development. As a division manager, the incumbent exercises considerable freedom in establishing work priorities to further the goals of the City. The incumbent is responsible for developing a strong team, establishment of objectives for staff, communication with concerned citizen/community interest groups, and simulation of technology and service delivery improvements.
  • The Division Manager - Community Development is responsible for the programmatic oversight of housing activities by contractors, developers and other recipients of City funds. The incumbent has administrative responsibility for CDBG, Shelter + Care, HOME, ESG, and other federal program funds as they become available. The Division Manager - Community Development coordinates housing programs and develops approaches to stimulate private investment in housing development and redevelopment; and assists in making continued personal contacts involving public relations, difficult negotiations, presentation and interpretation of City planning, policies, rules and regulations, and problems of a professional and technical nature.
  • The incumbent will coordinate special projects, internal and external teams, task forces, studies and planning processes which involve participants from inside and outside the City organization. To function effectively, the incumbent must be knowledgeable of City policies, goals and strategies and facilitate working relationships with citizens, Priority Boards, neighborhood organizations, elected and appointed officials and City departments and agencies. The ability to analyze and interpret information, facilitate group decision-making and to communicate effectively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds is required; as is a customer service orientation, and highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • The incumbent must be knowledgeable about the community's system of housing, human services, and education providers. The Manager must be aware of service delivery issues within the housing and human services arena and actively engage citizens in the public policy discussions and service delivery concerns.
  • The Division of Community Development provides support to affect improvements in Dayton's neighborhoods by developing, supporting, and managing housing and neighborhood development activities, poverty reduction and social service delivery functions. The Division strengthens our Community development efforts by using and leveraging resources strategically and judiciously. We ensure the success of CitiPlan 20/20 by aligning planning and policy implementation with partner institutes, agencies and organizations that foster community building, vitality and development in the City of Dayton.
  • The Division of Community Development fosters public-private partnerships by developing financial incentives for housing developers; developing links to foundations and federally supported housing development resources. The Division has the administrative responsibility to CDBG, Shelter + Care, HOME and ESG program funds.
  • The Division serves as the City's liaison on various community coalitions, boards and task forces including Montgomery County Land Bank to address blight and attract investments to the city, and integrates the health and human services dimension into the City's community development, housing, poverty reduction and neighborhood planning efforts.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Urban Affairs, Urban Planning/Studies, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field. Five (5) years of administrative experience in housing development or grants management.
Master’s Degree in one of the above mentioned fields is preferred.

Notes

THE CITY OF DAYTON IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Final permanent appointment is contingent up the applicant passing a job-related medical examination, background investigation, and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity required by the Immigration and Nationality Act. 
Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment.

 

The full posting and application is at this link: https://www.jobapscloud.com/DaytonOhio/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=20&R2=1178A&R3=001

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