Federal Programs Manager, City of Raleigh Community Development (closes 4/29/21)

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Closing: 4/29/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $51,822 – $85,000 annually

Job Description:

The Housing and Neighborhoods Department is committed to improving and maintaining the quality of life and environment for all Raleigh citizens through a variety of programs and activities throughout the city.  The department provides funding for the creation and preservation of affordable housing and for services and programs benefitting low to moderate income persons. The Department enforces codes to ensure safe and decent housing and carries out neighborhood revitalization and community engagement and enrichment activities. The Federal Programs Manager reports to the department’s Program Development Administrator within the Community and Economic Development Division and is key to the successful coordination of community development programs and services.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Federal Programs Manager is responsible for supervising the work activities of the Federal Programs Unit. The position is responsible for conducting the citizen participation process to create the HUD-mandated planning and reporting documents including the 5-year HUD Consolidated Plan, Analysis of Impediments, Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The position creates the Annual Plan which describes the activities funded and administered by the department for housing development and preservation, neighborhood revitalization, public services, economic development and program administration.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide support for the planning and administration for federal, state and other programs.
  • Manage program data collection and compliance reporting requirements and systems including the HUD Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS).
  • Coordinate grants and request for proposals/qualifications application workshops.
  • Prepare the HUD Annual Action Plan for grant programs, projects and activities.
  • Prepare the HUD Performance and Evaluation reports.
  • Establish, measure, analyze and track performance measures and outcomes.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: The position supervises the Federal Programs Unit with three or more direct reports.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other departments, elected officials, the media and the public.
  • Excellent project management and time management skills, including planning, organizing, evaluating and implementation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public presentation skills.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in real estate, urban planning, construction management, business administration or directly related field.
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Experience: Five years of community development experience related to assignment and two years of supervisory experience.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft programs, Windows accessories and PowerPoint and Publisher.

Licensing/Certifications: Valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record.

Additional Information:

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.   The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an indoor or office environment.