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Job Title: 

Moving to Work Program Manager

Job Location: 
Salary Range: 
$76,087.90 - $90,000
Full Job Description: 

Job Summary

This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by  July  21, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
KCHA is currently recruiting for a talented Administrative Program Manager - Moving to Work (MTW) to join the Social Impact department located in Tukwila, Washington.
The MTW Program Manager leads policy development, analysis, and agency reporting involving the federal Moving to Work program and other Social Impact initiatives. The position initiates and maintains strategic partnerships to create and implement innovative, cross-sector policies and programs to improve housing, health, and other outcomes for households served by the agency’s federally-subsidized programs, and related work as apparent or assigned.
King County Housing Authority (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. 


Essential Functions

Manages and ensures agency compliance with federal regulations under the Moving to Work (MTW) program; tracks MTW-related issues; reviews notices and proposed rules; drafts comments and coordinates with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for clarification when necessary.

Prepares the agency’s MTW Plan and Report and its submission to the HUD; interprets federal regulations; oversees MTW activities for compliance; evaluates the impact of new federal rules and regulations; ensures that the agency meets the MTW planning and reporting requirements and associated deadlines.

Leads strategic efforts with agency leadership to evaluate and establish new policies and programs within the development of an annual agency-wide MTW Plan; leads the community engagement process for MTW; implements processes to synthesize plans and progress by other departments; discusses policy development and provides guidance for department leaders. 

Conceptualizes, develops, and executes policy initiatives for the agency; develops and coordinates cross-sector, strategic partnerships with local, state, and national organizations; provides project management for agency's work in developing long-term policy strategies; fosters cross-sector partnerships.

Conceptualizes, develops, and disseminates various agency reports to communicate policy and program initiatives and impacts, research and evaluation findings, and other topics; leads the writing, editing, review, and production processes for reports; and convenes and consults agency leadership in the development of report content.

Represents the agency at external meetings and industry conferences.  


Qualifications and Competencies

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy/Administration, Economics, Organizational Development or closely related field AND 
  • Four years of experience in policy development, strategic planning, project management, analysis 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 affordable housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD), and applicable federal, state, and local laws, and regulations, policies, and research regarding Moving to Work (MTW) projects, practices, and programs.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and applications of research, evaluation, and statistical analysis.
  • 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 proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively.
  • Interprets and explains complex data analyses and research findings for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, using analysis, experience, and perspective in solving problems or communicating decisions or actions.
  • Values diversity and possesses an understanding of multicultural and cultural competencies; ability to work effectively and positively with individuals of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • 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; ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast paced environment.
  • A collaborative team member who is also a strong leader with well-developed organizational and time management skills; ability to develop effective working relationships; works cooperatively, exchanges ideas, and addresses issues in a constructive manner. 
  • Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
  • Understands technical aspects of the position and continuously builds knowledge, keeping up-to-date on the substantive and procedural aspects of the position.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and database software.


Special Requirements:

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. 


Salary & Benefits: 

The salary range for this position is $76,087.90 - $90,000 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.  
Equal Opportunity: 
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.   

To Apply: 

Application Requirements:
 To be considered for this opportunity, you must: Complete the online application profile in its entirety at governmentjobs.com:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingcohousing/jobs/3124706/administrative-program-manager-moving-to-work?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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)

Date Posted: 
Monday, June 28, 2021
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Posting Expiration Date: 
Friday, August 27, 2021

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