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CD Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Raleigh

City of Raleigh Housing and Neighborhoods Department

Job Description
The Housing and Neighborhoods Department is committed to improving and maintaining the quality of life and environment for all Raleigh citizens through a variety of programs and activities throughout the city. The department provides funding for the creation and preservation of affordable housing and for services and programs benefitting low to moderate income persons. The Department enforces codes to ensure safe and decent housing and carries out neighborhood revitalization and community engagement and enrichment activities. The Community Development (CD) Coordinator reports to the Federal Programs Manager and is key to the successful coordination of community development programs and services.

Hiring Range: $44,358.00 – $56,000.00 (promotional range may vary)

Duties and Responsibilities
The Community and Small Business Development Division of the Housing and Neighborhoods Department administers the City’s housing and community development programs funded with local and federal funds awarded by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  These resources support a wide range of programs that add value in the community, including citywide first-time homeownership loans, affordable rental housing, rehabilitation of existing housing stock, housing initiatives for the homeless and public services. Many activities are carried out through contracts with local non-profit subrecipient organizations. The position will manage assigned contracts, provide program-specific technical assistance as necessary, monitor subrecipients for programmatic compliance, and assist with the creation and issuance of NOFAs and RFPs and other procurement instruments. Work also includes implementing elements of the City’s Strategic Plan relative to affordable housing and related areas. Additionally, the work includes the preparation of required HUD planning and reporting documents required plans and reports and ensuring compliance with HUD requirements.

The CD Coordinator position is a member of the Federal Programs Unit, which is responsible for preparing U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) required reporting documents and administering federally funded grant programs. The position’s essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with the administration of the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Community Enhancement Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs. Responsibilities include: reviewing and scoring applications; developing contract scopes of work; managing grant contracts; and monitoring grant award subrecipients for program compliance.
  • Participate in meetings with interdepartmental and external workgroups such as the Wake County Continuum of Care and provide input to the Federal Programs Manager on how the City can strategically deploy its resources to best meet community needs.
  • Lead and coordinate with others to ensure that program and other data is accurately collected and reported.
  • Assist with the preparation of the required HUD consolidated planning and reporting documents.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities 
The position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but may function as a team lead.

Typical Qualifications
Associate’s Degree in business administration, accounting or directly related field and three years of experience with program coordination and logistics. A Bachelor’s Degree may be required for some assignments.

OR

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Additional Information
Knowledge of:

  • Standard practices, methods and materials of assigned work.
  • Business math concepts.
  • Filing and record-keeping principles.
  • Occupational hazards and applicable safety principles and practices.
  • Uses and properties of supplies and equipment.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill in:

  • Composing and maintaining basic original documents including reports, presentations, and correspondence.
  • Performing basic original research, compiling and assembling data.
  • Organizing tasks, meeting deadlines and prioritizing competing demands.
  • Following directions and meeting standards.
  • Providing attention to detail in assignments.
  • Proofreading and error correction.
  • Business math computations.
  • Organizing and maintaining databases, records and files.
  • Evaluating data collection and maintenance for efficiency and accessibility.
  • Maintaining and updating data and documentation.
  • Comprehending reference books and manuals.
  • Operating assigned tools and equipment.
  • Reviewing and resolving issues or providing appropriate resource referral information.  Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general.

ADA and Other Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work:
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Working Conditions:
Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.

Note:
This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

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