Program Associate

New York City NYC HOUSING AUTHORITY - Manhattan, NY3.9

Full-time$53,000 - $82,000 a year
Please read this posting carefully to make certain you meet the minimum qualification requirements before applying to this position.

As the nation's largest provider of affordable housing, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) owns and operates more than 178,000 apartments and serves more than a million New Yorkers. In May 2015, NYCHA released NextGeneration NYCHA (NextGen NYCHA), the plan to address structural budget deficits and aging infrastructure by embarking on a strategic transformation to change how NYCHA looks, how it operates and how it is funded.

The Energy Programs and Sustainability Programs departments steward the NextGen NYCHA commitment to develop and implement a comprehensive sustainability agenda to reduce NYCHA’s energy and resource consumption and carbon footprint, improve resident health and wellbeing, and create environmentally friendly developments for NYCHA’s residents and the surrounding communities. The Sustainability Programs department serves as an in-house sustainability champion/consulting arm to support all NYCHA departments incorporate sustainability into their day-to- day practice.

NYCHA seeks a Program Associate with a strong passion for sustainability to provide administrative, procedural and operational support for a portfolio of initiatives that advance renewable energy, storm water management, waste management and resilience best practices. The Program Associate is a key member of the Sustainability Programs team, and will be a resource within the department on multiple key projects, including development of 25 MW of renewable energy, installation of storm water management practices at 70+ developments, advancing water conservation and measurement initiatives, development of the authority-wide waste management plan and pilots, and supporting partnerships developed through Ideas Marketplace.

The Program Associate will report to the Director for Sustainability Programs. Working with internal departments and external government entities, non-profit organizations and environmental advocates, the responsibilities of the selected candidate will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in initiation, planning, and implementation of sustainability projects to make best practice the common practice throughout NYCHA.
  • Assist in resource planning and budget preparation for said programs, aligning resources according to the priorities of the department.
  • Develop cost reduction programs and ad-hoc analysis for projects arising from the NextGeneration Sustainability Agenda.
  • Develop and manage work plans; identify key deliverables, milestones and interdependencies; identify risks and mitigants; and manage status reporting.
  • Ensure projects achieve quality results, on time, within budget and in accordance with NYCHA policies and procedures.
  • Assess and identify problems accurately and in a timely manner; evaluate and recommend solutions with realistic objectives and time frames.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.
Additional Information
1. Candidates may be given a skills assessment as part of the interview process.
2. 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).
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Residency Requirement
NYCHA has no residency requirements.