Senior Community Development Analyst _COPY

City of Durham, NC

Devoted to program administration, consulting, project management and community collaboration to facilitate the attraction and retention of business, employment opportunities, housing and community development/revitalization. Serve as a designated subject matter expert, performing complex analysis and/or program administration, which may include providing first or second level supervision to paraprofessional (non-exempt) employees. Decision-making includes providing input into management objectives and selecting the method to address a problem or issue, subject to the constraints established by management objectives and direction.

Responsible for supervising staff members; performing program-specific activities such as interpretation/translation; task force staff support and facilitation; identifying community engagement strategies and performing community outreach activities; identifying and working with sponsors, participants, and stakeholders; facilitating meetings; establishing, measuring, analyzing and tracking performance measurement statistics, program goal achievement and outcomes; developing marketing, branding and informational strategies and materials; developing and coordinating events; compiling, analyzing, and maintaining records and data; preparing reports; overseeing purchases; preparing or assisting with the preparation of the program’s budget; and attending community meetings.

Plans, manages, and coordinates community and economic development programs; supervises or leads staff; researches, develops, and implements program strategies and policies; conducts research and benchmarking studies; manages, leads, and assigns projects; identifies and implements community engagement and program marketing strategies; monitors program and project outcomes; performs program-specific activities; and ensures compliance with contracts and applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
Collaborates with program sponsors, residents, City management, City departments, and/or external agencies; attends and/or organizes committee, board, and related meetings; facilitates partnerships; provides subject-matter expertise and consulting; performs outreach and educational activities; conducts training; plans and implements program improvements; and assists with resolving public policy and other high-visibility and complex issues.

Administers procurement processes; assists with preparing and managing budgets including monitoring expenditures, assessing needs, reviewing and/or approving payment requests, and monitoring inventory levels; researches, analyzes, and reports on financial and operational information; prepares cost estimates and financial forecasts; and makes budget and procurement recommendations.
Plans and coordinates the preparation of and/or prepares, maintains, reviews, and submits operational, financial, grant-related, and other reports, records, files, contracts, applications, proposals, communication and marketing materials, agendas, and other documents; oversees the maintenance of websites and databases; coordinates data collection and analysis processes; researches, compiles, analyzes, and presents information; reviews work and the work of others for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
As assigned, may serve as a lead worker, assigning work and monitoring work completion or supervise paraprofessional and support level staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures. Project manage third party private contractors who deliver workforce development services.
Positions assigned to federal program coordinator may be responsible for:
Administering federally funded housing rehabilitation programs for low-moderate income and affordable housing including supervising housing rehabilitation and lead paint team members.
Positions assigned to economic development may be responsible for:
Coordinating economic development planning and related initiatives, promoting building and land reuse to meet the City’s goals in creating opportunities for complimentary housing and business projects.
Coordinating development agreements.
Ensuring contract compliance for targeted neighborhood projects.
Performing business recruitment/retention and downtown re-development efforts.
Assisting small business, and promoting entrepreneurial opportunities, neighborhood revitalization.
Positions assigned to neighborhood development may be responsible for:
Coordinating programs and initiatives related to neighborhood quality of life, poverty reduction, and neighborhood sustainability including infrastructure, community and economic development projects.
Positions assigned to employment program administration may be responsible for:
Coordinating workforce development programs including financial oversight and employment/training programs for at risk and special needs populations.
Serving as a program liaison.
Providing case management, job placement, and job retention services to clients.
Coordinating workshops and seminars.
Positions assigned to Keep Durham Beautiful may be responsible for:
Coordinating programs and initiatives in furtherance of KDB’s mission of waste reduction, litter prevention and community greening.
Developing and managing budgets, overseeing volunteer efforts, grants and coordinating and collaborating with stakeholders and the community.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or directly related field
Five years of professional program administration and/or analytical experience in area of assignment.

Additional Preferred Skills
For some positions,
experience in the management of the performing and visual arts and familiarity with the processes of the creation and presentation of the arts and the management of museums or other cultural facilities is preferred.
For positions assigned to neighborhood development:
North Carolina Public Notary is preferred (may be required for some assignments)
Valid Class C NC Driver’s License is preferred.

For positions performing community development functions,
Master’s degree may be preferred.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
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Job Details

Job Function
Position Type
Full Time

City of Durham


516 Rigsbee Ave
Durham, NC 27701-2135
United States

Form of Government


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