Policy and Planning Director, Office of Housing and Community Development
Posted by City of Philadelphia on March 2, 2015
The City of Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community (OHCD) is the City’s housing policy agency committed to strategically aligning housing and community development resources and programs through effective and innovative policy development, direction and implementation for the benefit of low to moderate-income residents.
OHCD is recruiting for a Policy and Planning Director to play a critical role in assisting OHCD’s Deputy Director in the development of recommendations pertaining to policies, goals and programs for OHCD. Among the primary responsibilities is administering and managing all aspects of the $30 million North Central Philadelphia Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant.
ALSO INCLUDES: Competitive Salary, Superior Health Insurance, Excellent Work/Life Balance, Generous Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation and Generous Paid Leave and Holidays
Completion of a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, political science, urban planning or other relevant field required AND five or more years of experience in government services or community development including program or contract management, budget development and management or program management AND Two years of experience managing the planning and implementation activities associated with a multi-million dollar grant.
APPLICANTS MUST BE A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA OR BE WILLING TO BECOME A RESIDENT WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF APPOINTMENT
E-mail cover letter and resume to Karla.Hill@phila.gov, ATTN: Policy and Planning Director. Please include salary requirements with submission.
If you have any questions regarding this job opportunity, please contact Karla Hill at 215-686-9724
This job opportunity will be posted and resumes/applications accepted until sufficient applications are received.
The City of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, age or disability.
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