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Planning and Performance Administrator

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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. Our talented, creative, and committed staff make this happen. Join our team if you share our commitment to quality affordable housing, collaborative work, and serving our community!

The Community Development Planning and Performance Administrator is responsible for planning and reporting on the performance of federal, state, and local grant programs. This includes, but is not limited to, supporting in the preparation of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The successful candidate is proficient in ensuring the department’s programs and activities comply with grant program requirements; updating grant, project, and activity statuses in the Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS); and implementing best practices, policies, and procedures. The candidate is responsible for supporting with correspondence to HUD on compliance with Federal regulations; preparing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) in accordance with procurement and solicitation requirements of Federal grant programs; facilitating information sessions and grant application workshops for funding administered by the Department; establishing, measuring, analyzing, and tracking annual performance measurement statistics, program goals, achievements, and outcomes; analyzing and maintaining records and data.  The Planning and Performance Administrator reports to the Planning and Performance Manager.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include and are not limited to:

  • Operates as a department subject matter expert on grants administration.
  • Administers grant programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local grant programs.
  • Supports with drafting and developing the Five-Year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), and other grant reports.
  • Sets-up activities in the Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) and report on their status, beneficiaries, and accomplishments on a routine basis.
  • Assists with establishing, measuring, analyzing, and tracking performance measures and outcomes.
  • Prepares Request for Proposals (RFPs) in accordance with procurement and solicitation requirements of Federal grant programs.
  • Facilitates information sessions and grant application workshops for funding administered by the Department.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, or a directly related field OR equivalent experience.
  • Five years of relevant professional experience administering federal, state or locally funded grant programs and activities.

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field preferred.
  • Experience working with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), or Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) entitlement grants.
  • Experience working with IDIS, Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan or CAPER.
  • Initiative to solve problems through analysis and research, then manage tasks to completion.
  • Strong customer service skills for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational/project management skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and respond to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse communities with a variety of community stakeholders.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience working with governmental organizations/agencies.

Salary Range:   $66,377.00 – $102,897.00 Annually
Hiring Range:    $66,377.00 – $84,637.00 Annually
Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Remote Employment:  Flexible/Hybrid

To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/durhamnc

To apply for this job email your details to Maggie.Carnegie@DurhamNC.gov

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