SUMMARY: Funded by the State of California's Cap-and-Trade Program (via the California Climate Investments Initiative), the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program empowers communities most impacted by pollution to choose their own goals, strategies and projects to enact transformational change by providing funding for environmental, health, and housing initiatives. For the inaugural FY 2017 TCC program year, the Strategic Growth Council awarded $33.25 million to the Watts Rising Collaborative led by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA)
The Watts Rising Collaborative is a coalition of over thirty neighborhood based organizations and City Departments that will be implementing 25 different projects in the areas of sustainable housing, active transportation, urban greening and low carbon transportation in Watts over the next three years. In addition to achieving the specific project related goals, the Watts Rising Collaborative will be working to create local jobs, achieve deep and long lasting community engagement, deepen our understanding and implementation of policies that prevent displacement, and collect and monitor data that will allow us to evaluate the effectiveness of each of the projects within the community.
Definition Of Role: Under the general direction of HACLA's Chief Strategic Development Officer, the TCC Project Manager will perform a wide variety of community engagement and grant management responsibilities related to the planning, development, and full implementation of the 25 different projects within the Watts Rising Collaborative TCC grant agreement with the State of California. The TCC Project Manager is a single incumbent, three-year position fully funded by the Watts Rising Collaborative TCC grant award.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
The TCC Project Manager responsibilities are as follows:
• Ensure that the Housing Authority and all its contractual partners achieve all of our commitments under the TCC Grant Agreement.
• Prepare and manage grant budgets, work plans and timelines; oversee expenditure and reimbursement of partners; monitor compliance to budgets and project deadlines; forecast needed funds; and direct/implement adjustments with the approval of the Chief Strategic Development Officer.
• Develop systems, track and report agreed upon performance outcomes that both measures progress and helps ensure project completion, conduct ongoing analysis to identify, make recommendations and help resolve potential challenges to project implementation, coordinate and oversee partnership activities and responsibilities, provide support to collaborative partners on how best to work together toward the common agenda and implement supportive strategies for all the core and leverage projects.
• Establish and maintain positive relationships with multiple Community Based Organizations (CBOs), city departments, residents, and elected officials and other stakeholders necessary to implement Watts Rising Collaborative goals. This will include developing and communicating priorities, providing direction, gathering and sharing data, compiling and reporting on the status of Watts Rising commitments, participating in related working group, hub, and Leadership Council meetings to maintain an understanding of current implementation goals and challenges, and actively contributing to the development of a shared agenda and commitments between Watts Rising partners and relevant stakeholder groups.
• Develop and/or prepare presentations and materials to outside interested parties, or at conferences or forums on the activities and results of TCC projects. This may also involve presiding over and/or co-facilitating meetings, making presentations, and coordinating activities, work commitments, and events.
• Will supervise support staff, consultant contracts and perform other tasks as required.
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, Sociology, Finance, Economics or closely related field.
WORK EXPERIENCE: The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in working in complex political environments and negotiating with diverse key stakeholders at local, regional and national level AND five (5) years' supervisory experience in managing complex grant-funded programs and professional level staff.
SKILLS: An applicant with strong oral, written, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to comfortably deliver public presentations to a variety of stakeholder groups is strongly desired. Preference will be given to candidates who are conversant in Spanish and have a strong working knowledge of affordable housing, public housing, and/or community development policies and programs, especially at the local level.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Must possess a valid California class 'C' driver's license.
EXAMINATION: Applications will be reviewed for relevant experience, education, and training. Applications must be detailed and complete for proper evaluation. Resumes may be included but may not be submitted in lieu of application content. Only the MOST QUALIFIED APPLICANTS will be invited to the testing process, which may include any combination of oral, written and/or performance examination. Applicants must pass each phase of the testing process with a rating of 80% or higher to continue in the selection process. Only the most qualified applicants will be referred for interview and considered for the position; however, only the best-qualified applicant(s) may be selected.
HIRING INFORMATION: All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment evaluation, which includes: a post-offer medical examination (includes drug and alcohol screening), criminal records check, employment history and education verification, and documentation of the right to work in the United States.
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION: If you require special testing accommodations due to a physical, mental or learning disability, please call (213) 252-5400 for special assistance. Special testing accommodations may be arranged if verification of the disability is provided by a physician, rehabilitation counselor, or other authority.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Candidates who require a reasonable accommodation in any portion of the selection process should state their need in writing when submitting an application.
NOTE: The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.
As a condition of new and continued employment, employees in this classification must participate in mandatory direct deposit of payroll.
Pursuant to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles' Conflict of Interest Policy, new and existing employees are required to refrain from participating in activities, employment or enterprises, which are in conflict with public interest and/or with his or her duties as an employee of the Authority. A copy of the Conflict of Interest Policy may be obtained by visiting our website at: http://www.hacla.org/Portals/0/Attachments/Others/ConflictofInterestPolicy.pdf
Please go to http://www.hacla.org/careers for details of this position and to apply.
CLOSING DATE: 01/10/19 04:30 PM