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Director of Grants, Assets and Administration - Housing and Community Development

at City Of Baltimore

Posted: 9/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2550987

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The Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development is seeking a Director of Grants, Assets and Administration for our Development Division.
Agency Overview
The Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) was created in 1968 to consolidate local community development efforts with housing and building code enforcement.  With over 400 employees, DHCD strengthens City neighborhoods by attracting investors, developers, and homebuyers. Through the administration of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home funds, City bond funds, and other creative financing mechanisms, DHCD's finances and guides strategic development projects to meet housing and neighborhood needs.  To hold property owners accountable and keep neighborhoods safe, DHCD monitors construction and building activity and enforces the City's building, fire, zoning and related codes, as well as provides energy conservation services.
The Director of Grants, Assets and Administration (DGAA) is responsible for overseeing the management of the Development Division's new Grants, Assets and Administration team. This team will lead the grant and RFP process, as well as selection, contracting, monitoring, and payment processes for the Community Catalyst grants and other grants that support the work of the Development Division, such as Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, Choice Neighborhood Grants, Community Development Bond Funds (funded through the City's Capital Improvement Program) projects, and State Neighborhood Revitalization Grants, among others. This team will also provide administrative support to the Land Transaction and Management and Project Finance teams for all grants, project finance, and land transactions (including providing logistics and support for Requests for Proposals (RFP), Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), and other procurement activities).
Specific Duties Include:
  • Provide management, oversight and leadership development for the Development Division's Admin, Assets and Grants Management team.
  • Coordinate with DHCD Finance division to ensure accurate and timely reporting on all development-related funding sources for grants received and awarded by the department.
  • Coordinate with other DHCD grant-making programs (CDBG and Weatherization) to explore efficiencies and ongoing process improvements.
  • Develop and manage transparent and efficient processes for ensuring that grant funds are distributed to grantee's in a timely manner, including the management and documentation of DHCD's grants through the City's Board of Estimates process.
  • Develop and manage effective accountability processes to improve efficiency and transparency and consistently deliver results for internal and external customers.
  • Develop and strengthen agency relationships with Maryland DHCD, foundations, and other institutions that might provide funds for or otherwise support Baltimore's housing & community development agenda.
  • Identify new incoming development grant opportunities and coordinate the application process.
  • Promote a culture that provides exemplary customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Develop grant monitoring procedures and assistance programs to ensure compliance with grant agreements and accomplishment of expected outcomes of the department's grant awards.
  • Responsible for supervising the administrative staff for the Division.
  • Work with program managers in Project Finance and Land Transactions to ensure timely completion of related tasks.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration and management, including the process of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling.
  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures for the collection or organization, interpretation and presentation of information.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of accounting, budgeting, fiscal controls and statistics.
  • Knowledge of management practices and methods.
  • Ability to adapt and apply concepts and techniques of administrative analysis to the needs of specific projects.
  • Ability to identify problem areas and recommend appropriate solutions based on logical consideration of alternatives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to present research results orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare and present reports or recommendations clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to compile financial and operational data and to analyze charts and reports and statistical and budgetary statement.
  • Ability to interpret and apply a variety of laws, rules, regulations, standards and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct the work of others and develop operational programs and procedures.
  • Ability to speak and testify effectively before governmental and legal bodies and commissions and community and business groups.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, community and business groups.

Education and Experience
Requirements - A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, Law or related field from an accredited college or university and 10 years of progressively-increasing responsibilities, including 4 years of supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
This career opportunity offers a comprehensive benefits package with a salary commensurate with experience.
How To Apply:
To apply, visit Baltimore City's Department of Human Resources website ( ) and apply to the Director, Grants, Assets and Administration - Development.  Salary is commensurate with experience.
For questions about this recruitment Contact:
Belinda K. Harris
Senior Recruiter
Department of Human Resources
(410) 396-3801
Closing Date: Open until filled
Baltimore City is an Equal Opportunity Employer