Choice Neighborhood Project Manager

    City of Winston-Salem
    December 27, 2021



    Performs difficult professional work planning, coordinating, and leading the implementation of the Neighborhood Plan component of the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant by establishing effective working relationships with residents, stakeholders, and key community partners living and supporting the work in the Cleveland Avenue Homes transformation area, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the assigned supervisor. 

    Qualification Requirements

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The 
    requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable 
    accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Examples of Duties

    1.   Partnership Development and Cultivation 

    • In consultation with City staff and the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem, develop and implement a Neighborhood Revitalization Plan that support the residents within the neighborhood but also maximizes the economic mobility of constituents
    • Lead an interdepartmental work team to support coordination and implementation of the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan;
      Oversee, monitor and lead sub-contractors and partners from the private, nonprofit and public sectors and support them in implementation of the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan programs and services
    • Develop and sustain new working relationships with key partner organizations and social service providers with resources that can support programmatic goals
    • Coordinate and manage the development of Critical Community Improvements
    • Develop and leverage robust local partnerships to increase quality jobs, economic opportunity, business development opportunities, and community amenities within the transformation area, along with connections to the larger City and region
    • Coordinate and facilitate technical assistance to support both emerging and existing Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs and small businesses, either currently working in or seeking to locate within the transformation area
    • Facilitate and coordinate contracting opportunities for historically underutilized businesses, with special emphasis on BIPOC business enterprises, either currently working in or seeking to locate within the transformation area
    • In consultation with City staff and the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem, develop and implement an Annual Action Plan for the transformation area.  The Annual Action Plan must align with the overall programmatic goals, and be consistent with program philosophies and the articulated vision for a sustainable mixed-income community. Programs and services must be informed by ongoing needs assessments and evidence-based practices.

    2.  Reporting Requirements  

    Track and report programmatic outcomes, and engage in ongoing evaluation of programs and services to ensure that they meet transformation plan objectives and other project requirements; and
    Collect and submit all data into the CN Inform Performance Management System, and prepare reports and document progress towards programmatic goals.

    3.  Sustainability and Capacity Building 

    Facilitate community building, leadership training and capacity building activities to strengthen and expand the ability of residents, community members and businesses, and local partners to contribute to neighborhood transformation; and 
    Support sustainability planning and resource development efforts, including through ongoing identification of potential partnerships and funding opportunities, and assisting with writing grant or project proposals.

    4.  Administrative 

    • Manage Neighborhood Revitalization Plan contracts and budgets, and be accountable for expenditures to the Community Development Director
    • Develop and present or publish internal and external reports to stakeholders and partners
    • Be available to occasionally work nights and/or weekends
    • Collect, coordinate, and manage, in coordination with the City’s Marketing Department, content and updates to the Choice Neighborhoods website
    • Other administrative duties as assigned.

    Typical Qualifications

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    Thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, methods and practices of accounting; thorough knowledge of modern office methods, practices and equipment; strong technical writing skills; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships across sectors, both in-person and remotely; willingness and ability to be highly engaged with stakeholders; willingness to work within established protocols and keep all parties informed; demonstrated project management experience and ability to collaborate with others to plan, implement and complete high-quality projects; excellent communication skills, both oral and written, ability to be able to communicate effectively with all members of a diverse stakeholder group, from residents to professionals and executives; ability to provide writing sample demonstrating effective persuasive writing; ability to be comfortable and effective in facilitating group processes; ability to set vision, lead, and empower team members; ability to demonstrate strong organizational, planning and time management skills; ability to analyze and interpret data, and to base program designs on resident, stakeholder, partner and data-driven rationale; ability to excel in a fast-paced environment with multiple and diverse stakeholders; ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally-diverse persons and with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate; ability to demonstrate a passion for community building and ability to share that enthusiasm with residents, stakeholders and the larger community; ability to work independently and with initiative, combined with skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve shared goals; ability to develop and balance a program/project budget; thorough knowledge and computer proficiency in MS Office Suite (Advanced MS Excel), other commonly used software; ability to demonstrate excellent communication skills, including ability to write reports, ability to communicate and analyze performance data to a wide variety of stakeholders; ability to keep records and prepare and deliver timely reports; and general knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of public administration, applied finance and economics, general organization and operations of local, state and federal government agencies and the ability to apply this knowledge at an operational level in the conduct of job functions.

    Education and Experience

    Bachelor's degree, but Master’s preferred with coursework in social sciences, public administration, planning, social work in urban planning, public administration, or related field; considerable experience in housing development or local government sector; considerable experience in high levels of responsibility for managing all aspects of a project or program and overseeing partnerships and contracts; considerable experience supervising a team of individuals; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Supplemental Information

    Physical Requirements

    This work is sedentary and requires little to no exertion of force and occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, frequently requires using hands to finger, handle or feel and occasionally requires speaking or hearing and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating motor vehicles and observing general surroundings and activities; work is generally in a moderate noise location (e.g. business office with typewriters and/or computer printers, light traffic) but may need to make occasional site visits to properties, which includes exposure to outdoor elements and weather conditions.

    Special Requirements

    Valid NC Driver’s License.
    Availability to work nights and weekends

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