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Job Posting: Associate Community Engagement Specialist

The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority is seeking to fill the position of Associate Community Engagement Specialist.

I. The Mission of Greenville County Redevelopment Authority:

Secure resources and educate stakeholders to meet the needs of Greenville County citizens through affordable housing.

II. Job Statement:

Under regular supervision, the Associate Community Engagement Specialist serves as a liaison who supports the GCRA mission by developing and leveraging community relationships that help connect resources with need. Additional responsibilities include monitoring and coordination GCRA and/or US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds allocated to partner agencies.

Proficient skills in using various software programs, such as GIS mapping, Microsoft office products – word, excel PowerPoint, publisher and database. Prepares presentations, reports, maps, charts and graphs.

III. Job Description:
Objective A: Manage CDBG Subrecipient Activities – Coordinate and Oversight

  1. Works with the organizations that receive Community Development funding for public service programs including notice for funding availability, coordinate submitted applications for review and approval.
  2. Through the supervision of the Program Director coordinate proposal reviews and funding allocation process.
  3. Drafting annual funding agreement, reviewing, and processing payments, and monitoring expense spending.
  4. Work with and provide technical assistance to subrecipients to achieve performance outcomes for which funding is granted.
  5. Gather final numbers on subrecipient activities in preparation of the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report in support of the Community Development Planner.
  6. Identify resources and ways to connect partner agencies to maximize program capacity and leverage funding.
  7. Coordinate monitoring visits with and prepares close out letters

Objective B: Emergency Solutions Grant Subrecipients – Shelter and Outreach Providers.

  1. Works with organizations that receive Emergency Solutions Grant funding for notice of funding availability. Coordinates sub mitted applications for review and approval.
  2. Through the supervision of the Program Director coordinate proposal reviews and funding allocation process.
  3. Drafts annual funding agreement, reviewing, and processing payments, and monitoring expense spending.
  4. Gather final numbers on subrecipient activities in preparation of the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report in support of the Program Director and the Senior Finance Specialist.
  5. Review HMIS data for accuracy and completeness. Transfer data to SAGE.

Objective C: Supports Neighborhood Associations and Community Relations.

  1. Attends monthly neighborhood associations meetings to inform the public of housing and rehabilitation programs and other Community Development programs and projects.
  2. At the direction of the Program Director, represents the division at community meetings, coalitions, and working groups..

Objective D: Gap Assistance Program

  1. Coordinates the Grant Assistance Program fund allocation process by gathering statistical data, metrics, and other information, securing speakers from partner agencies and coordinating fund allocation meetings with GCRA staff.
  2. Processes requests for funds and provides feedback to ensure requests are within established guidelines.

Objective E: Greenville Dreams

  1. Coordinates the Greenville Dreams Partnership by administering allocated funds
    To neighborhood partners.
  2. Processes requests for funds and provides feedback to ensure requests are within established guidelines.

Objective F: Support staff — Environmental Reviews

  1. Review levels of Categorically Exempts and CE not Subject to 24 CFR 58.5 Environmental Assessments
  2. Consult various online resources and County Staff regarding projects.
  3. Document statutory compliance and complete Environmental Review Record.
  4. Confirm Project scope, budget and funding from Subrecipient, Operations, and Finance Director.
  5. Update staff on ER completion.

 

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  1. Requires a bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Public Relations, Public Administration or business-related field.
  2. 2-3 years of public relations, community outreach, or non-profit experience preferred.
  3. Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  4. Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  5. Ability to make public presentations to inform the public about planning projects and programs; attends and participates in public meetings/hearings to discuss planning projects and issues.
  6. Ability to deal with diverse population and stressful situations.
  7. Ability to work cooperatively with other agency staff and community officials.
  8. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  9. Ability to present a professional and positive attitude to residents, staff and other organizations.
  10. Valid South Carolina driver’s license.

Email cover letter with resume to: jobs@gcra-sc.org. EEO.

Please note that GCRA is closed from 12:00 to 1:30 on Mondays through Thursdays, and we close for the day at 1:30 every Friday.
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