SALARY: $80,272.73 - $107,364.78 Annually
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by November 9, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is currently recruiting for a talented Administrative Program Manager – (Section 3 focus) to join the inaugural Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) located in Tukwila, Washington.
KCHA aspires to become an anti-racist organization both within the agency and in the communities it serves. Acknowledging a range of intersectional identities and placing an intentional emphasis on racial equity, KCHA established the Office of EDI to help shape and lead organization-wide strategy to embed EDI into every aspect of KCHA’s work. The Office of EDI provides agency-wide support, including to the Board of Commissioners, needed to help KCHA live out EDI values in its work every day to enhance and achieve KCHA’s mission, vision and strategic goals.
KCHA is quite diverse in its representation as an agency; however, Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) are not uniformly distributed throughout all levels of leadership. Therefore, there is an intentional focus on ensuring all elements of KCHA are equitable and diverse, including residents, the Board, community partners, practices and policies, housing programs offered and initiatives. KCHA will strive to have equity at the heart of everything we do as it is front and center in our mission. In the coming years, KCHA plans to build a best-in-class EDI program.
Under the supervision of the inaugural Senior Director of the Office of EDI, a member of the KCHA’s Executive Team, the Administrative Program Manager for Section 3 will help amplify KCHA’s key messages to reach and engage hard-to-reach and/or underrepresented populations. The Administrative Program Manager will be managing, evaluating and overseeing the implementation of HUD’s new Section 3 rule and providing agency-wide support to develop, oversee and evaluate multicultural and multilingual outreach and engagement initiatives, including but not limited to, facilitating workforce development strategies, maintaining databases, presenting information, preparing and reviewing procurement processes (subject to Section 3 requirements). Responsibilities include processing Section 3 eligibility and enrollment; conducting compliance reviews; preparing and reviewing procurement processes related to Section 3 requirements, and ensuring agency-wide participation and compliance.
KCHA is the largest provider of affordable housing in the Pacific Northwest and a nationally recognized leader in affordable housing. To learn more about KCHA and our Mission visit this link.
- Section Program Management: Plan, organize, and evaluate initiatives and activities aimed to support KCHA's Section 3 and other EDI programs. Analyze, develop, and implement policies and procedures applicable to Section 3 and other EDI programs and initiatives. Participate in developing, implementing and evaluating plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives and work standards. Serve on a variety of committees and task forces, including spearheading a Regional Section 3 Council. Prepare statistical and operational records and reports. Attend technical workshops, professional development opportunities, and local meetings to stay abreast of current trends and issues impacting Section 3 Programs.
- Program Development & Assessment: Collaborate with KCHA's contract managers to monitor the efforts of contractors, subject to Section 3 requirements, to actively target/engage Section 3 participants and MWBEs in new Section 3 opportunities (jobs/contracting). Including direct involvement in the entire procurement process includes preparing solicitations, monitoring contract compliance, contract closure, and any other related tasks. Create, modify and review purchasing solicitations for contract managers to ensure the inclusion of viable jobs, training and/or contracting opportunities for Section 3. Research, prepare and coordinate written responses to address program deficiencies and/or concerns cited by internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to KCHA management, HUD, independent auditors, and participants. Coordinate Section 3 activities with other KCHA Self-Sufficiency initiatives and any other programs offered by private/public community partners. Develop a Section 3 training curriculum aimed to increase awareness of KCHA's procurement processes subject to Section 3 requirements. Develop, implement and evaluate a mechanism to provide technical assistance live, on-demand and/or recorded to potential Section 3 Workers, Businesses and/or Managers of Contracts subject to Section 3 requirements.
- Section 3 Networking, Outreach & Program Support: Develop and maintain a network of public and private partners who will train, employ and assist with business development opportunities for Section 3 participants. Provide agency-wide support aimed to assist Section 3 participants in eliminating barriers negatively impacting acceptance/retention in jobs, training, and contracting opportunities. Implement marketing and outreach campaigns to target and engage Section 3 participants defined as extremely low and low-income job seekers and business owners, including Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises. May lead outreach efforts for third-party vendors and other key stakeholders to supplement KCHA's Section 3 staffing and partnership opportunities. Guide Section 3 job seekers and businesses through the application process. Maintain Section 3 plan and agreements. May negotiate and resolve disputes with customers (internal and external) regarding program requirements, operations and procedures. Conduct and respond to request for Section 3 compliance reviews. Conduct compliance reviews and/or monitor reports to ensure Section 3 meets annual goals, to the greatest extent possible. Provide technical assistance to help potential bidders, contractors, and/or subcontractors create innovative Section 3 opportunities.
- Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Public Administration, Public Policy or closely related field AND
- Three years of experience with Section 3, public housing programs, contract administration, program development, implementation and/or evaluation OR
- An equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Thorough knowledge, understanding, and ability to interpret federal and state regulations, policies, and procedures related to HUD’s Section 3 program and equity, diversity & inclusion.
- General knowledge of principles, methods, and applications of data gathering, analysis and report preparation techniques.
- Contributes to a work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity; values organizational diversity; treats others with respect; promotes cooperation.
- Applies effective written and verbal communication techniques to convey clear and timely messages to internal and external stakeholders; communicates clearly and effectively via multiple methods.
- Prepares clear and concise reports.
- Presents frameworks and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively.
- Interprets and explains complex data analyses and research findings for technical and non-technical audiences.
- Takes responsibility for own work performance and balancing critical job requirements, initiating and completing work; manages time/conflict/stress; ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast paced environment.
- Effective interpersonal relations skills with the ability to work collaboratively to garner the trust, respect, and confidence from others; can be relied upon to achieve excellent results.
- A collaborative team member who is also a strong leader with well-developed organizational and time management skills; works cooperatively, exchanges ideas, and addresses issues in a constructive manner while regularly inviting feedback and suggestions.
- Understands technical aspects of the position and continuously builds knowledge, keeping up-to-date on the substantive and procedural aspects of the role.
- Proficiency using Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint, and PowerPoint; and database software.
- Consent to and pass a driver's and criminal records background check.
- Must possess a valid driver's license and own or have access to a vehicle to regularly travel between work sites, or have an alternative reliable mode of transportation.
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Certification within 6-months of hire.
POSITION INFORMATION AND APPLICATION PROCESS:
To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to:
- Complete the online application profile in its entirety.
- Upload a cover letter that addresses your interest in the position and how your experience and education qualify you to perform the essential functions listed in the job announcement. (Cover Letter)
- Upload a detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
Salary & Benefits:
The salary range for this position is $80,272.73 - $107,364.78 annually. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, tuition reimbursement, and retirement benefits are also available.
Physical Work Environment
Incumbent(s) must be able to meet the physical requirements of the classification and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the functions performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Incumbents frequently use standard office equipment including personal computers, telephone and related equipment.
King County Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.