Policy, Planning, Program Development, & Evaluation Director
The Seattle Office of Housing (OH) increases opportunities for people of all incomes to live in our city. We manage investments in affordable housing and programs for developers to fund the preservation and production of affordable homes in Seattle. We also provide home repair and weatherization programs for lower-income residents. The OH Policy & Planning team oversees affordable housing policy, planning and program development as well as ongoing data analysis for existing and new housing programs.
The Director of Policy & Planning will provide strategic leadership for the Office of Housing by creating, implementing, and managing ongoing efforts related to policy, data analysis, and evaluation of existing and new housing programs. This role is responsible for identifying and pursuing new program opportunities and serves as the primary intermediary for the Office's work as it evolves from policy concepts to full implementation. This includes oversight of preparing legislation, grant applications/reporting, written work plans, agreements/contracts, and other written communications required to develop and implement housing programs.
Here's more about what you'll do in this role:
- Oversee policy development and reporting requirements for the Office of Housing's existing housing programs.
- Lead planning and data analysis related to existing and new housing programs.
- Serve as primary intermediary for the Office's work as it evolves from policy concepts to implementation.
- Identify and pursue new program opportunities and collaborate strategically across OH teams and City departments.
- Conduct analyses and present results to inform discussions and decision-making regarding the City's existing and new housing programs.
- Provide oversight to team in preparing legislation, grant applications, grant reporting, written work plans, memoranda of agreement, and other written communications as needed to develop and implement housing programs.
- Implement and maintain a data regime for multiple programs, analyzing data for trends and program improvement opportunities.
In the role of The Director of Policy & Planning, you will be most successful if you have demonstrated significant experience and expertise implementing and managing strong data analysis and evaluation methods across multiple housing programs and conducting ongoing analysis needed to help inform discussions and decision-making for housing programs. The Director of Policy & Planning will supervise a team of managers and be responsible for establishing and monitoring performance and goals related to OH's programs and strategic plans.
Experience in leadership roles, particularly in roles working with Housing equity policy planning, implementation and evaluation.Strong understanding of advocacy, policy and/or program development Successfully leading high priority and highly visible initiatives Advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion goals and practicesDemonstrated commitment to stewardship of public trust/resources.
Strong leadership and strategic thinkingWriting, public speaking, and presenting information to diverse groups of constituents. Critical thinking and problem solvingPolitical acumenBuilding respectful and collaborative relationships with people at all levels of an organizationDeveloping and managing multiple complex projects
- The ability to:
Develop and execute a vision for Affordable Housing Policy Analysis that aligns with the department's goals and values.Think critically, creatively, and strategically under the pressure of tight deadlines. Coach, counsel, and develop employees, including those of different racial, cultural, and demographic backgrounds. Provide direction to Senior Leadership in an environment of change and a willingness to make difficult and challenging decisions.Provide clear expectations and directions and foster creativity and problem-solving.Get things done and implement strategic plans.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position that is expected to last up to 2 years. This position is classified as a Manager III, General Government. The work associated with this position is expected to be a hybrid combination of telecommuting and onsite work and meetings, as directed by business needs. The full salary range for this position is $52.36 - $78.53 per hour ($108,908.80 - $163,342.40 annually.) The salary range for this individual role has been identified as $70.00 - $73.00 hourly ($145,600.00 - $151,840.00 annually.)
The first round of interviews for this position are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, October 3rd and Wednesday, October 4th, with the second round taking place on Friday, October 6th, 2023.
The City of Seattle recognizes every City employee must play a role in ending institutional and structural racism. Our culture is the result of our behavior, our personal commitments, and the ways we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. To cultivate an antiracist culture, we seek employees who will engage in the Race and Social Justice Initiative by working to dismantle racist policies and procedures, unlearn the way things have always been done, and provide equitable processes and services.
The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents. More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: https://www.seattle.gov/human-resources/benefits/employees-and covered family-members/most employees-plans
The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.
More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources | seattle.gov
Closing Date/Time: 9/26/2023 4:00 PM Pacific