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Contracts and Compliance Manager

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About this Opportunity
The Community Development Department promotes thriving, livable neighborhoods in Durham. We work with lenders, developers, builders, community organizations and residents to enhance the quality and availability of affordable housing. We empower low-income and first-time home buyers to secure and remain in housing. We provide housing and supportive services for residents experiencing homelessness or at risk of losing their homes. Our talented, creative and committed staff make this happen. If you share our commitment to quality affordable housing, collaborative work and serving our community, join our team!

The Department is hiring a Contracts and Compliance Manager to oversee the preparation of contracts for affordable housing and community services and compliance with applicable federal and local requirements. This role is essential to the Department’s ability to deliver services and affordable housing for the Durham community.

In this position, you’ll have the opportunity to develop policies and procedures to guide the Department’s programmatic delivery, to build and improve contracting and compliance systems and to manage a dynamic team. You’ll collaborate regularly with colleagues across the Department and in other City departments, as well as working with nonprofit and for profit partners.

Employment Type: Full-time with benefits

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 am (includes 1 hour for lunch). Flexible/hybrid work options available.

Salary Range: $71,544 – $110,894

Hiring Range: $71,544 – $91,209

Essential Functions
As the Contracts and Compliance Manager, you’ll be responsible for:
•Policy development: Developing and implementing policies and procedures and compliance protocols for projects and programs funded by the Community Development Department with City and/or federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds.
•Contracting: Managing the contract review process, including working with the City Attorney’s Office to keep contract templates updated, and reviewing contracts drafted by Department staff for compliance with applicable City and federal requirements.
•Monitoring: Creating monitoring plan(s) to include monitoring of active contracts, contract closeout and monitoring of completed housing projects during period of affordability for compliance with contract and programmatic guidelines.
•Technical assistance: Serving as a resource for colleagues on procurement and contracting questions, HUD programs and other federal programmatic and administrative requirements, providing technical assistance as needed
•Management: Managing 2-3 direct reports, including completion of all performance management requirements and professional development plans.

Minimum Education and Experience
•Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, or directly related field. Equivalent education and experience are accepted.
•Five years of professional experience in procurement, contracting, contract monitoring and compliance, affordable housing and/or community services.
•Two years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Skills and Experience
•Experience managing projects and programs funded with HUD funds (CDBG, HOME, ESG, HOPWA).
•Experience working with or for nonprofit organizations involved in the delivery of affordable housing and community services.
•Experience developing policies and procedures for projects and programs funded with federal funds, particularly funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
•Experience drafting and reviewing contracts for compliance with applicable local and federal requirements.
•Experience with subrecipient monitoring, including creation of monitoring policies, procedures and plans.
•Federal compliance experience (NEPA, Davis Bacon and the related Acts, 2 CFR 200).
•Experience with ERP systems and workplan software solutions.

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