Project Manager

City of Atlanta-Department of City Planning
Atlanta, Georgia

The Office of Housing and Community Development is a policy and implementation team in the Department of City Planning that is tasked with developing policies and programs that implement the goals of The Atlanta City Design as they relate to the equitable growth and development of Atlanta. The Housing and Community Development team plays two key roles: cutting-edge policy development and implementation of impactful programs and initiatives.

The Policy and Innovation Team is the think-tank of new housing and community development initiatives and policies in the Department. The team develops research-based recommendations to address the City’s most pressing needs to improve the quality of life of residents and ensure housing affordability for residents across all income levels. The Innovation Team also plays a leading role in program development, working closely with the Implementation Team to roll out new programs.

The Housing Policy and Innovation Project Manager plays a key role in the research, development, and proposal of new housing policies and programs. The Project Manager works closely with the Policy and Innovation Team Lead, others in the Department of City Planning, and other leaders in the Housing Policy world to create policy solutions that the Department can address. The Project Manager will also serve as project lead on new housing programs, partnering with a Program Manager on the implementation team to stand up the program for long-term success.

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of urban planning, neighborhood development, and economic development principles.
  • Knowledge of innovative practices for neighborhood development.
  • Experience writing policy and knowledge of the legislative process.
  • Ability to manage complex projects and work with a team to achieve results.
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other community mapping and statistical software
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills. Ability to work collaboratively to arrive at constructive solutions.
  • Knowledge of marketing and communication software (i.e. Adobe Creative Suite).


  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning or public administration or related field (Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis).
  • 3-5 years of progressive project management including 2 years of housing or community development-related activities.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Masters’ degree in urban planning or public administration or related field. Direct experience developing housing and/or community development policies and programs.
  • 5-7 years of progressive project management including 3 years of housing or community development-related activities.

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