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Assistant Director, Resident Business Development

New York City Housing Authority

The New York City Housing Authority's Department of Resident Economic Empowerment & Sustainability (REES) is seeking a dynamic Assistant Director of Resident Business Development to play a key role in shaping and executing NYCHA's future economic opportunity platform. The Department of Resident Economic Empowerment & Sustainability (REES) is charged with working to develop programs, policies and collaborations to measurably support residents' increased economic opportunities with a focus on asset building, employment, advancement and business development.

The Assistant Director will spearhead NYCHA’s efforts to improve economic opportunities for residents through business creation, development and growth. Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to the following:

1. Work with leadership to develop, refine and implement strategy to assist NYCHA residents in launching, developing and growing businesses. 2. Determine way in which NYCHA can leverage its spending and assets to support resident business development and growth; develop initiatives to capture opportunities. 3. Coordinate and develop partnerships with other government agencies, financial institutions and community-based partners to maximize efficient use of resources and increase access to services for residents. 4. Spearhead outcome-oriented and data-driven initiatives including developing ways to support Section 3 business concerns. 5. Ensure that NYCHA policies are aligned with an effort to support residents’ business development and growth and spearhead the development of internal infrastructure to support efforts. 6. Lead efforts to develop new business models to help foster resident leadership, asset creation, employment opportunities and neighborhood development. 7. Provide technical support to organizations/collaborations/businesses to ensure residents are able to capture market opportunities.

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of full-time community liaison, community organization or community relations experience, at least two years of which must have been in a broad administrative or policy making capacity, with responsibility for planning, organizing, coordinating, developing, evaluating and/or administering a large community service program or activity; or 2. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. However, all candidates must be high school graduates or possess a high school equivalency diploma, and have two years of full-time experience in a broad administrative or policy making capacity as described in “1” above.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: 1. Masters Degree in business, public policy, public administration or equivalent work experience. 2. A minimum of 4 years experience with business development, 2 of which in direct service capacity. 3. Proven experience leading successful teams, coordinating complex projects to achieve stated objectives, developing systems and applying best practices. 4. Experience in community development and working with low-income communities. 5. Strong experience and/or interest in working and developing public-private partnerships. SKILLS DESIRED: 1. Exceptional project management, organizational, analytical, quantitative and qualitative skills. 2. Entrepreneurial, self starter.

Interested candidates may fax cover letter and resume to (212) 306-5194, e-mail to or mail to: New York City Housing Authority Human Resources Department 90 Church Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10007 Attn.: Recruitment Unit Job Code: Assistant Director, Resident Business Development

NYCHA is an equal opportunity employer

About Organization:
The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is committed to increasing opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services. More than 400,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA’s 334 public housing developments around the five boroughs, and another 235,000 receive subsidized rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program.

To fulfill its vital mission and even better serve residents while facing dramatic reductions in traditional government funding, NYCHA is developing new financing options and building innovative partnerships across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. These strategies are helping NYCHA to address many key challenges, from preserving aging housing stock through timely maintenance and modernization of developments, to increasing resident access to a multitude of community, educational and recreational programs, as well as job readiness and training initiatives.



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