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Vice President, Affordable Housing and Community Development (REMOTE ROLE)
ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference.
Vice President, Affordable Housing and Community Development
As a senior leader in ICF’s Housing and Community Development business portfolio, you will manage the strategic direction of our affordable housing, homelessness, and community development programs. You will lead a dynamic team delivering training and technical assistance for Federal clients, with activities ranging from interactive online trainings, to product development, to national-level webinar production, to in-depth technical assistance engagements at the state and local levels. You will lead the innovation that spurs top-notch training and technical assistance (TTA), spearhead growth and development efforts to provide opportunities for your team members, and support new business development. As a senior leader, you will contribute substantially to nationally-recognized affordable housing, homelessness, and community development technical assistance, driving improved outcomes on a national scale.
You will work alongside recognized experts in the field, contribute to ICF’s collaborative work environment, and empower the smart, committed, passionate team around you.
Affordable housing, homelessness, and community development challenges disproportionately impact historically marginalized populations. ICF is committed to advancing equitable solutions, and we strive to work in partnership with those most impacted by the systems creating these disparities. We strongly encourage applications from people who are representative of the diverse communities with which we work.
*We are open to supporting 100% remote work anywhere within the continental US.* Travel to the Washington DC areas to meet with clients and colleagues will be required, as permitted by public health protocols.
- Manage multiple complex work streams, including allocating resources, assigning staff, and ensuring accountability for quality and effectiveness of the training and technical assistance (TTA) the team delivers.
- Manage operating budget of ~$15M annually.
- Serve as a problem solver/thought partner to support team leaders as they envision, develop, and deliver TTA to build capacity among state, local, and nonprofit stakeholders. Provide Direct TTA in alignment with your subject matter expertise and skill set.
- Engage staff in developing the TTA team’s short- and long-term strategic vision and priorities.
- Build and nurture client relationships, manage client satisfaction, and sustain ICF’s reputation as a TTA provider that delivers exceptional quality work.
- Cultivate a positive and inclusive workplace culture by inspiring and empowering the TTA team, and identifying opportunities to recognize and celebrate successes, innovations, and exceptional contributions.
- Refine team structure and processes, effectively delegate responsibilities to team members, and identify opportunities for individual staff members’ growth.
- Identify and address technical, operational, and staffing requirements to support team growth.
- Support effective communication and collaboration across the TTA team, with other teams across the company, and with subcontractors and consultants, to engage the strongest possible teams to deliver results to our clients.
- Stay abreast of industry-wide developments, trends, and best practices, and systematically share information with TTA team members.
- Build national awareness of ICF’s affordable housing and community development capabilities, and build strategic alliances and partnerships to support our work.
- Lead business development and proposal efforts to sustain the work of the TTA team.
- Bachelor's degree, and 15+ years of experience working in the affordable housing and community development fields.
- Experience with and passion for the housing and community development field broadly, including an understanding of the housing-related challenges facing people with low incomes, and the programs designed to assist them.
- Recognized leader in the housing and community development field.
- Knowledge of a broad array of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs; expertise in one or more HUD programs; and a strong understanding of HUD’s structure and processes.
- Experience planning and providing technical assistance and training related to affordable housing and community development.
- Experience successfully applying management skills in areas such as financial management and budgeting, communication, staff growth and development, and managing a geographically dispersed team.
- Proven track record leading and growing large teams of skilled professionals, including successful hiring and retention, with demonstrated commitment to collaboration, transparency, diversity, and inclusivity.
- Master’s Degree in public administration, business, planning, public policy, social services, or a related discipline, and 20+ years of experience working in the affordable housing and community development fields.
- In-depth knowledge of and experience with on one or more HUD program areas.
- Experience in a consulting environment.
- Demonstrated ability to lead successful business development activities.
- Experience effectively leading large teams of skilled professionals in a remote or hybrid environment
- Experience effectively delegating responsibilities and supporting high-quality performance
- Ability to understand and articulate clients’ goals
- Excellent financial acumen and ability to manage financial systems
- Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
- Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
- Strong skills in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Teams, SharePoint)
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.
We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.
COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.
Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email email@example.com 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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