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Project Coordinator - Department of Housing & Community Development

at City Of Baltimore

Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2465055

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Overall Job Objective

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The Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development is seeking a Project Coordinator 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.
A Project Coordinator plans and coordinates the activities of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) that will promote and support fair and affordable housing throughout Baltimore for extremely low-income families. The Project Coordinator will assist the Director in carrying out the research analytics, budget and financial administration, communications, and policy administration and strategy functions to ensure the success of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.
Essential Job Functions
  • Assists the Director with assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating the Affordable Housing Trust Fund's (AHTF) principles and policies in compliance with the grant award guidelines for Baltimore City.
  • Plans and coordinates the activities of the AHTF, developing long-range-goals, organizing activities, ensuring compliance with program standards and evaluating outcomes.
  • Assists the Director with engaging and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders regarding financial assessments.
  • Maintains critical documents pertaining to budget and financial operations of the AHTF.
  • Assists in the development of procedures according to policies, to ensure compliance with state, federal and local law.
  • Writes reports on program activities for submission to superiors and others.
  • Monitors and reports on project progress

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the basic techniques of program administration or business management.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of program development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of standard processes involved in contract management or procurement.
  • Knowledge of grant funding requirements.
  • Knowledge of customer relations.
  • Knowledge of basic Federal, state and local grant procedures.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to present research results orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan organize, implement and administer a program or operation.
  • Ability to utilize common business software.
  • Ability to develop and install program procedures.
  • Administrative ability.
Education and Experience
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three (3) years of experience (7 years preferred) in planning, evaluation or coordination of a program or business or operation. Equivalent combination of education and experience.
This career opportunity offers a comprehensive benefits package and a salary range of $60,655 - $97,277.
Qualified individuals should submit a detailed resume and cover letter to:
DHCD Human Resources Division
417 E. Fayette Street, Suite 201
Baltimore, MD 21202
Or Fax to: 410-659-2131
Closing Date: Open until filled
Baltimore City is an Equal Opportunity Employer