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Housing and Community Development Fellow (Fellowship Role)

Baltimore County - Towson, MD


Please use this link to apply: https://jobs.crelate.com/portal/baltimorecorps/job/ue947za1t9ysio7tng56mimzfy

AGENCY OVERVIEW

The Baltimore County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) promotes well-being among individuals and families through:

  • The County’s housing stability efforts, such as eviction and foreclosure prevention, tenant counseling, legal services and benefits navigation support.
  • The Office of Housing, which supports efforts to provide affordable housing opportunities for low-income families while furthering fair housing efforts and addressing housing discrimination.
  • The Neighborhood Improvement Division, which manages state and federal grants for housing development, homeownership services, home modification and rehabilitation programs, and grants to partners.
  • The Office of Homeless Services, which works with public and private stakeholders to address and prevent people from experiencing homelessness.
  • Oversight of the County’s Voluntary Compliance Agreement (VCA) with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Supporting the work of the County’s Commission on Disabilities.

JOB DESCRIPTION

This position will work with the County’s Director of Housing and Community Development (HCD), whose portfolio includes implementation of many of the County's Strategic Plan recommendations targeting the needs of the County’s underserved populations, particularly the need for safe and affordable housing and related supports, including homeless services.

Specifically, the fellow will support the Director in building out the new Department of Housing and Community Development which was established on May 7, 2021. This new entity will work collaboratively across county departments and with non-profit partners to develop a dynamic infrastructure while attracting public and private investment to ensure successful outcomes. The fellow will also assist the Director in efforts to develop a comprehensive affordable housing strategy for the county which includes efforts to prevent and end homelessness for certain populations such as veterans and children. Ongoing COVID-19 response work will be central to this role. The approach to this work will reflect the County Executive’s Enterprise Strategic Plan and commitment to working across jurisdictional lines and using an equity lens in assessing and addressing the causes and the solutions to the challenges of struggling communities across the region.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Communications and Partnerships (35%)

  • Support coordination of a diverse group of public and private stakeholders, including advocates, people with lived experience and members of the general public
  • Assist in the development of a communications strategy surrounding affordable housing development
  • Attend events in the community on a regular basis

Program Management (50%)

  • Manage program design and develop innovative solutions to the growing root causes of poverty and economic dislocation in the County, including housing insecurity, while also searching for ways to engage a diverse group of people in respectful conversations around an often divisive topic
  • Coordinates or assists in coordinating special projects and events such as community-based events, board meetings, or department wide meetings.

Data & Policy Analysis (15%)

  • Gather and report back on data gathered from community partners and other stakeholders.
  • Monitor local, state and federal legislation and policy related to housing and community development issues
  • Research projects as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years of experience in program design and project management
  • Excellent written and communication skills, along with the ability to convene and speak in front of diverse groups
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with a diverse set of public and private stakeholders

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-4 years of policy analysis
  • Experience with housing, human services and community development in an program development, outreach capacity or through prior direct service work is a plus

OTHER RELEVANT POSITION INFORMATION

This position will meet with community members and external stakeholders as necessary and will have some in-person meetings. Otherwise this role will be remote.

BENEFITS

Medical, dental, vision benefits and time-off offered.

This position will be part of Baltimore Corps’ Fellowship Cohort 8 and will receive additional professional development, coaching and support. The candidate will need to formally apply for the Fellowship once they interview for and are offered this position. Past BC Fellows do not qualify for this position.

TIMELINE

  • One year full time role

Compensation $53,000.00

Housing and Community Development Fellow (Fellowship Role)

Baltimore County - Towson, MD


Please use this link to apply: https://jobs.crelate.com/portal/baltimorecorps/job/ue947za1t9ysio7tng56mimzfy

AGENCY OVERVIEW

The Baltimore County…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 28, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Compensation

USD 53,000 - USD 53,000

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Towson, MD
Associated Location
Towson, MD, USA

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