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JOB #R2101668

Senior Director, Disaster Recovery Portfolio

Join ICF's Housing and Community Development team of experts nationwide! This position represents an exceptional opportunity to join a proven housing and community development team and work alongside nationally recognized disaster recovery professionals in the design and delivery of a comprehensive training and technical assistance program of work.

We are currently seeking a Senior Director, Disaster Recovery Portfolio. In this role, you will develop and lead capacity building efforts for U.S. Housing and Urban Development in communities affected by Natural Disasters via the CDBG-DR program.  You will be charged with the execution of training and technical assistance assignments, providing outstanding advisory services, and anticipating and meeting client’s needs across the United States.

The ideal candidate will be a proven Disaster Recovery leader with a track record of superior execution in capacity building efforts and will be responsible for ensuring that programs are positioned to optimize disaster grant resource allocation, build strong solutions impacted areas, and provide strong risk management. 

At the discretion of the candidate, this position may be remote home-based or based in an ICF Office.

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This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences. 


In supporting CDBG-DR grantees as assigned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, you will:

  • Lead and coordinate components of large and small technical assistance and training engagements, including scoping the work, developing budgets, forming teams, assigning subject matter experts’ roles and responsibilities.

  • Draft written products and tools to be applied within specific engagements and shared nationally to support local efforts to address specific challenges related to compliance and provide policy guidance.

  • Serve as the direct interface with our federal client in addition to state and local professionals, including high-level elected and appointed officials, as well as senior program staff.

  • Provide subject matter and operations expertise in disaster recovery program design and implementation. Provide guidance and expertise on Federal regulations (CDBG-DR, cross cutting Federal requirements, Duplication of Benefits, etc.) and translating them into the implementation of the programs.

  • Ensure that the technical assistance and training provided by project teams address state- and community-level recovery goals, the team’s assigned responsibilities, and support strong coordination with the appropriate public agencies and other entities supporting recovery efforts.

  • Manage and track complex project plans/controls, budgets, schedule maintenance, teams and other resources, including risk-mitigation strategies.

  • Manage multiple assignments, teams and subcontractors simultaneously.

  • Collaborate with other corporate business units to gather the appropriate resources to deliver projects on time and on budget. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, Government, or related discipline.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of key federal disaster recovery grant funding regulatory requirements for the CDBG-DR program and process for demonstrating compliance with these requirements.

  • 12+ years of direct experience at the grantee level or with a consulting firm that worked directly with HUD-funded CDBG-DR/CDBG activities and/or cross-cutting federal regulations. Experience with State CDBG programs, Uniform Relocation Act, and/or Section 3 a plus.

  • Professional reputation for consistent excellence in delivering on client commitments, ensuring effective program and project quality review processes, and driving a customer satisfaction culture.

  • Experience with state and local governments, and the types of initiatives necessary for local- and state-level disaster recovery and/or housing and community development revitalization.

  • Willingness to travel up to 30%.


  • Master’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, Government, or related discipline strongly preferred.


  • Demonstrated success managing complex cross-functional teams to achieve high levels of production, meet tight deadlines, and deliver compliant, quality work products. 

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities. 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, emotional intelligence, critical thinking skills, and integrity and ethics.

  • Team player with the demonstrated ability to build organizational capability, motivate teaming partners/staff to ensure high levels of engagement, and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences; and

  • Comfort with a team environment who is permanently remote.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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Who is ICF?

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