The Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of the Deputy Commissioner for Development. The Deputy Commissioner for Development (DCD) is responsible for developing and executing citywide housing development, revitalization and neighborhood improvement strategies that reflect the vision and goals of the agency and the Mayor. In addition to having a working knowledge of the various public programs and tools available to support the City’s housing development agenda, the DCD must be able to coordinate and significantly leverage private lending institutions, real estate developers, non-profit community organizations, and philanthropic organizations in order to achieve the necessary scale of activities necessary for the expected impact. In addition, the DCD must work closely with the Housing Authority, BDC, the Planning Department, and the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development to ensure that the full range of services and activities are working in conjunction with one another for the benefit of the City.
- Participate in the agency’s policy development and strategy planning as it relates to housing development activity;
- Prioritizes development resources in alignment with the Mayor’s development vision;
- Develop and manage transparent and efficient processes for putting the agency’s development resources into action;
- Develop and manage effective accountability processes to ensure prompt achievement of agency goals and objectives;
- Develop and strengthen agency relationships with Maryland DHCD, HUD, banks, CDFIs, foundations, and other institutions that might provide funds for or otherwise support Baltimore’s housing development agenda;
- Represent the agency at legislative hearings, community forums or other events, particularly in furtherance of the housing development agenda;
- Provide management, oversight and leadership development for five departments in the Development division (Land Transactions and Management, Project Finance and Development, Affordable & Fair Housing, Grants Management and Neighborhood Development and Outreach).
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & ABILITIES
- Knowledge of structured finance, commercial and investment banking solutions, business accounting, cash flow and loan portfolio management.
- Knowledge of home mortgage industry, convention products and portfolio management techniques to include budgeting, project accounting, financial analysis, mortgage finance and project underwriting.
- Knowledge of various project functions required for a successful development and mixed financed project including pre-development planning, development of revitalization plans, legal requirements, procurement tasks, financing structure and arrangements, construction management, relocation, property management, community and supportive services.
- Knowledge of rehabilitation and construction lending environment and loan servicing processes.
- Knowledge of HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Section 108 Loan Guarantee program, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, bond financing, and other funding approaches required to finance urban revitalization initiatives
- Ability to coordinate the activities of various organizational units.
- Ability to plan, organize, direct the work of others and develop operational programs and procedures.
- Ability to research and write complex narrative and statistical reports.
- Ability to speak and testify effectively before governmental and legal bodies and commissions, the media and community and business groups.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, community and business groups.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Real Estate Development, Public Administration, Management, Law or related field from an accredited college or university.
12 years of providing leadership as a Chief of Staff, Senior Policy Advisor, Senior Operations Management, or technical SME in an agency or equivalent including 6 years of experience managing homogeneous functions through subordinate managerial staff is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience