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Moving to Work (MTW) Program Manager (Administrative Program Manager)

Job Location: 
Salary Range: 
$87,830.0 0 - $127,354.00 Annually
Full Job Description: 

Job Summary

This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by June 22, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.


KCHA is currently recruiting for a talented Moving to Work (MTW) Program Manager to join the Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs department located in Tukwila, Washington.


The MTW Program Manager leads the policy development, analysis, and agency reporting activities involved with KCHA's Moving to Work (MTW) program. As an MTW housing authority, KCHA has additional flexibility to design local programs and policy solutions that better respond to local conditions and improve outcomes for participants in KCHA's housing programs. To fully leverage this flexibility, this position initiates and maintains strategic partnerships to create and implement innovative, cross-sector programs to improve housing, health, and other outcomes for households served by the agency's federally-subsidized housing programs, and related work as apparent or assigned.


The MTW Program Manager will have the exciting opportunity to deepen community engagement efforts as part of the MTW Plan's development through implementation of new strategies to collaborate with community stakeholders and participants in KCHA's housing programs. As part of the Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs team, the candidate will also provide research, analysis, and engagement on a wide range of affordable housing policy issues.


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
  • Considerable 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.


Position Information and Application Process

Application Requirements:

To be considered for this opportunity, you must:

  • 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 resume of all educational and professional experience. (Resume)

Salary & Benefits:

Salary range is $87,830.00 to $127,354.00, with a midpoint of $107,592.00. New hires typically receive between minimum and midpoint, however, we may go slightly higher based on experience, internal equity and market. Salary is negotiable. 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, reduced tuition, and retirement benefits are also available.


Work Environment:

After initial onboarding, this role will have the opportunity to work remotely up to 60% in accordance with the KCHA's flexible work arrangements; however, remote work conditions will be reviewed on a regular basis based on business and program need. The ability to report to the Central Office in Tukwila will still be required on occasion. Some local travel may be required to support KCHA business needs.


Physical Requirements:

lncumbent{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.


This work is sedentary and requires little to no exertion of force; work regularly requires sitting and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing and speaking or hearing; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).


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.

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Posting Expiration Date: 
Sunday, August 13, 2023
Job Location Details: 
Tukwila, Washington

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