Senior Program Director

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. - Chicago, IL

Department Solutions
Location Chicago, IL
Entity Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Job Summary
Enterprise is seeking a Senior Program Director to work in the Chicago market office. The Senior Program Director will have primary responsibility to support and expand Enterprise’s programmatic and policy work in the Chicago metro area and throughout Illinois.

Since 2010, Enterprise has worked in Chicago with partners to bring together the people and resources to create affordable housing in strong neighborhoods, and to help connect the residents of that housing to opportunities in their communities. We have had a strong (and growing) presence in Chicago with leadership roles as part of Elevated Chicago, the Preservation Compact and the Illinois Housing Council. We are developing deeper partnerships with the Chicago Department of Public Health and Health Care Institutions.

This position is responsible for developing and scaling of Enterprise Chicago’s programmatic impact, including coordinating internally and externally to identify community and organizational needs, develop/implement programmatic work plans, and seek synergies where possible with other Enterprise programs and capital solutions. The position will report to the Vice President and Market Leader and will have responsibility for the development and management of between 1 – 4 programmatic staff in the Chicago office.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, creative, effective team player eager to continue existing Enterprise efforts in Chicago and create new innovative strategies and programs to meet local affordable housing and community development goals. The position requires working with a wide variety of public and private organizations and with internal Enterprise teams.

Job Responsibilities Our local and regional priorities in Chicago all contribute to our larger vision: to promote housing stability and to increase opportunities for low- and moderate-income families in Chicago. Some of the highlights of our work include:

Equitable transit-oriented development as part of the leadership of Elevated Chicago, a collaborative that is developing community-led solutions to neighborhood displacement and inequities using the underutilized asset of our public transit system.
Developing a coordinated strategy to bring together health care and public health institutions to invest in capacity building and capital formation to create affordable, safe and healthy homes.
Through the Enterprise Sustainability Exchange, working to build the capacity of CDC’s to sustain the environmental, energy and health benefits of green building.
Working with community partners and stakeholders to develop a scalable strategy to preserve un-subsidized small multifamily housing, with a priority to focus on the 2 – 4 unit housing stock.
Advocating for stronger state and local policies to: i) provide new resources for the development and preservation of affordable housing and ii) promote equitable investment in Chicago’s neighborhoods.
Undergraduate degree and at least (10) years of experience in relevant community development, public policy, government, nonprofit, or housing based human services experience; graduate degree may substitute for up to two (2) years of experience.
Demonstrated technical and programmatic expertise in one or more of the following: affordable housing development and/or finance, program design and delivery; training and technical assistance; health systems and housing; research and report writing /communications; successful funding proposal writing and grant management.
Strong desire to support and advance the policy work of the Chicago office.
Ability to lead and represent Enterprise in a variety of settings, including public speaking, providing testimony and presentations to community, government and civic partners.
Experience with nonprofit organizational development and delivery of technical assistance desired.
Excellent organizational and project management skills.
Superior written and oral communication skills.
Strong presentation, negotiation and interpersonal skills, able to represent Enterprise in a variety of settings.
Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Sound judgement and ability to identify and analyze typical work situations and develop solutions.
Candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and manage simultaneous projects.
Commitment to actively participate in team-oriented activities, builds relationships, and facilitate solutions.
Ability to operate independently under minimal supervision and successfully navigate new situations and environments.
Ability to travel upon occasion.
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