Strategic Initiatives & Analysis Unit - oversees all matters related to authority-wide initiatives and real estate development initiatives.
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) released NYCHA 2.0, a comprehensive plan to fix and preserve public housing. NYCHA’s Budget & Financial Analysis Department will be working closely with the Real Estate Development Department to implement a plan that will address over $15 billion in capital needs of the PHA portfolio. RAD is major component of this strategy that will convert Public Housing units to Section 8 units. Conversion of units affects multiple departments across the agency and budget planning for the closing and the ongoing operations is needed. Tracking this transition and ensuring NYCHA maintains adequate operating funding throughout is a major task of this unit.
The unit also manages agency wide, funded and department led initiatives. This unit assist the director with requests that touch multiple units. The unit also manages department led initiatives for training and team building to ensure staff retainment at the developments.
Reporting to the Deputy Director - Strategic Initiatives & Analysis, The Assistant Director will work on multiple projects crucial to implementing NYCHA 2.0, agency, funded and department initiatives. The key responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:
- Tracking of the multitude of agency projects included but not limited to real estate development deals, manage budget and report on project and portfolio milestones.
- Financial analysis and modeling for new construction and preservation projects.
- Research HUD regulations to ensure program compliance and ensure we are following every step.
- Collaborate with colleagues in other departments such as Real Estate Development, Legal, Leased Housing, and other Finance Departments.
- Establish project timelines and assuring projects are completed on schedule.
- Write project update memos and correspondence related to projects.
- Manage, track and monitor project obligations. This includes payment obligations, deadlines, and regulatory compliance.
- Assist in developing and managing the annual operating budget.
- Conduct program and financial feasibility analysis for upcoming funded initiative.
- Assist with the department projects. and conducts internal engagements that improve NYCHA’s operations and programs.
- Work with the Deputy Director to establish document control procedures for all records related to Real Estate Development and department led projects.
- Create Standard procedures for the new processes and drafting training material that can be used for succession planning.
- Serve as a mentor to approximately 1-2 staff members.
- Manage responses to all Freedom of Information requests.
- Other tasks as assigned.
This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program. For detailed information regarding the 55-a Program, please click on the following link: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/downloads/pdf/psb/100_1.pdf
Please read this posting carefully to make certain you meet the qualification requirements before applying to this position.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by 24 semester credits in accounting, including one course each in advanced accounting and auditing, and four years of satisfactory full-time professional accounting or auditing experience, at least 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, or executive capacity or supervising a staff performing accounting or auditing work; or
2. A valid New York State Certified Public Accountant license and at least 18 months of satisfactory full-time professional accounting or auditing experience in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity or supervising a staff performing accounting or auditing work.
- Master’s degree from an accredited college with course work related to finance, real estate, or public administration.
- At least 3 years of professional experience in contract management, law, project management, budget development/oversight, finance, public affairs or related work.
- Technical knowledge related to finance, real estate, public administration, and other related professional fields to ensure accurate interpretation of policies, legislation, regulations and standards applied to problems involving land use, zoning, infrastructure, finance and other planning issues.
- Knowledge of New York City, New York State, and Federal affordable housing programs and the housing development process.
- Proven strength in the use of spreadsheets, database and presentation applications, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
- Ability to be a self-starter who works well in a team-based environment with limited oversight.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present critical information to a wide variety of audiences.
- Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
- Possess a strong sense of professional judgment and ability to solve problems creatively.
- Ability to manage multiple projects against tight timelines in a team environment.
- New York City residency is required within 180 days of hire.
1. NYCHA employees applying for promotional, title or level change opportunities must have served a period of one year in their current title and level (if applicable).
2. NYCHA residents are encouraged to apply.
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NYCHA has no residency requirements.