Project Manager, I (Community Development)


Employer
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Description
The mission of the Department of City Planning (DCP) is to enable high-quality, sustainable, and equitable growth and development of Atlanta by facilitating more options for travel, abundant housing for all people, thriving neighborhoods, exceptional design in architecture and public spaces, preservation of historic resources, innovative regulatory practices, safe and durable buildings, attentive customer service and public engagement in all our work. We advance that mission in the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) by building trust, promoting healthy neighborhoods, and delivering high-quality community development programs.

You will join a team of active and qualified professionals in the areas of affordable housing, neighborhood economic development, small business development, food systems, and city planning. Our team is passionate about this work and making the city a more equitable place. In this role, you will launch new community development programs such as the Urban Enterprise Zone as well as advance existing ones like our Microenterprise Programs. You will provide excellent project and program management including operations for each program and its participants.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the implementation of new Department of City Planning community development programs.
  • Use project and program management methods to scope work, create project plans, communicate with stakeholders, manage risks, monitor progress, improve processes, and manage resources.
  • Connect program participants with community resources such as technical assistance, licensing, permitting, and funding opportunities.
  • Manage the program budget and procurement process.
  • Provide excellent customer service to program participants including regular field visits.
  • Cultivate good relationships with partners who impact the program including participating businesses, City and governmental colleagues, nonprofit organizations, funding institutions and the public.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Business, finance, and leadership.
  • Principles of project and program management.
  • Challenges and opportunities specific to microenterprises and small businesses.
  • Local, state, and federal laws and regulations that affect microenterprises and small businesses.
  • Local government structure, processes, purpose, and requirements.
  • Community-based and participatory models of community development.

Skills

  • Ethical and inclusive community development practice.
  • Effective communication when collaborating with team members, leaders, and the public including people in distress or who have experienced discrimination and other forms of trauma.
  • Organization and management.
  • Geographic Information Systems (ESRI, Google)
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Adobe

Abilities

  • Be a reliable team member and leader of your work.
  • Learn on the job, attend training, and ask for help.
  • Use best practice and evidence-based interventions to improve program delivery.
  • Clear roadblocks in a way that improves relationships and systems.
  • Create opportunity for people earning low and moderate incomes.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economic development, community development, or related field
  • 3 years of experience managing projects or programs. 
  • OR experience owning and operating your own business.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in business, finance, economic development, marketing, community development, or related field.
  • 3 years of experience managing projects or programs.
  • OR experience owning and operating your own business.

Salary & Benefits
Salary Range: $54,525.35 – $72,682.62

How to Apply

Apply Online

Deadline
05/30/2024