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Senior Planning Project Manager

Company: Cambridge Housing Authority
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

***RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION***Senior Planning Project ManagerDepartment: Planning and DevelopmentFLSA Status: Non-ExemptUnion: Teamsters, Local 122Grade: 15Reports to: Deputy Director of Planning and DevelopmentSummary The primary purpose of this position is to direct the planning aspects of development and modernization projects under the direction of the Deputy Director or Director of Planning and Development for Planning at Cambridge Housing Authority's ("CHA"-- - or "Authority"-- -) and/or through the affordable housing consulting activities undertaken by CHA, including supervising a small team of staff.All activities must support the CHA's strategic goals and objectives and produce results that accomplish the goals of the Planning and Development department.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or ExperienceBachelor's Degree and at least four (4) years of experience in program administration, contract administration, or housing planning with some experience acting in a supervisory capacity. Master's Degree in planning, business administration, or public administration preferred. Must have valid Massachusetts driver's license and be insurable under CHA policies. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.Technical SkillsTo perform this job successfully, an individual should have strong computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, and MS Outlook). Incumbent also should be capable of using financial, accounting, and file management software. Ability to learn other computer software programs may be required by assigned tasks.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe below statements describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.Pursues possible public and private funding sources including private financing, bonds, tax credits, foundation, etc., and prepares financial projections, funding applications and detailed submissions to secure funding and other regulatory approvals.Manages overall financial closings including providing and securing required due diligences, reports, approvals and documentationMeets and maintains effective communication with CHA residents, community members and/or other stakeholders providing information, updates, or decisions related to specific CHA modernization and development projectsProcures architectural and engineering firms, consultants, attorneys, etc. in accordance with CHA's procurement policies, state and federal requirements, and good business practicesActs as contract administrator for consulting contracts in regard to assigned special investigations or planning projects; in these cases, prepares Request of Proposal, drafts recommendations for award of contract, prepares any modifications to the contract, and performs close-out functionsMeets with tenant councils and managers of each development during development of Physical Needs Inventory, to determine management and tenant council priorities for improvementsDevelops annual Capital Improvement Plan and prepares submission of request for funding under local, state, and federal modernization programsMeets with tenant communities and leadership and on-site management team during the development of specifications for specific modernization work items; reviews and approves final set of specifications prior to biddingMeets with tenant communities and leadership and on-site management team during construction as needed to discuss progress or any proposed changes to specificationsCoordinates the necessary approval process with state and federal agencies for commitment of modernization and development programsWorks with the CHA Management department to ensure Management has the necessary training, warranties, etc. to properly maintain modernization improvementsCoordinates as assigned major planning or consulting assignments, schedules, and budget compliance, complies with necessary reporting requirements and relocation regulations; and undertakes necessary planning researchSupervises a staff of 3-5 people, as well as various consulting Architects and Engineers, and other outside consultantsCompetenciesTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:Behavioral CompetenciesCommitment: Sets high standards of performance; pursues aggressive goals and works hard/smart to achieve them; strives for results and success; conveys a sense of urgency and brings issues to closure; persists despite obstacles and opposition.Customer Service: Meets/exceeds the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; identifies, understands, monitors and measures the needs of both internal and external customers; talks and acts with customers in mind; recognizes working colleagues as customers.Effective Communication: Ensures important information is passed to those who need to know; conveys necessary information clearly and effectively orally or in writing; demonstrates attention to, and conveys understanding of, the comments and questions of others; listens effectively.Responsiveness and Accountability: Demonstrates a high level of conscientiousness; holds oneself personally responsible for one's own work; does fair share of work.Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.Leadership: Provides direction by clearly and effectively setting course of action for department and subordinates; manages performance by providing regular feedback and reinforcement to subordinates.Job CompetenciesKnowledge of the principles and practices of real estate practices, principals, and associated financing mechanisms, and the ability to perform research into technical areas of affordable housing development and financingAbility to work independently and as part of a teamAbility to direct and supervise consultants and staffLeadership, staff development and communication skillsExcellent written and oral communication skill; ability to identify, organize, and present data and information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writingExcellent problem solving skillsAbility to effectively manage a resident and/or community process.Ability to perform research into technical areas of building maintenance and improvementAbility to maintain effective working relationships with associates, tenants, and various citizen groupsPhysical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to maintain a stationary position, operate computers and other office equipment, move about the office, attend onsite and offsite meetings, and communicate. The employee must be able to accurately exchange information in person, in writing and via e-mail and telephone. The employee must occasionally transport up to 10 pounds.Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.8:30 - 5pm Flex37.5 hours per weekPI186850380SDL2017

Keywords: Cambridge Housing Authority, Cambridge , Senior Planning Project Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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