Westside - Proctor Creek Program Manager

The Westside – Proctor Creek Program Manager (WPCPM) is responsible for creation, management and implementation of Westside TAD neighborhood programs, Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, and community development within the Proctor Creek corridor. The WPCPM will also be responsible for identifying and sustaining strategic partnerships, managing consultants/vendor relationships and seeking out investment and funding opportunities that will enhance the economic prosperity of the residents and communities within the Westside TAD neighborhoods, Choice Neighborhood area and Proctor Creek corridor.  

The WPCPM will report directly to the Vice President of Planning & Strategic Initiatives. 


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

General Duties:

  • Implement the goals and objectives, craft the implementation schedule and oversee the advancement recommendations of the CNI Neighborhood Transformation Plan, the Westside TAD Strategic Implementation Plan and the Proctor Creek Plan.
  • Develop, enhance, implement and monitor Invest Atlanta programs and initiatives serving the Westside TAD neighborhoods, Choice Neighborhood, and Proctor Creek corridor geographies.
  • Conduct and supervise the day-to-day activities associated with economic development along Proctor Creek, including collaborating with the Sr. Vice President of Economic Development in developing and implementing the City’s economic development strategy, business creation, and attraction activities.
  • Serve as liaison between Invest Atlanta, multiple departments within the City of Atlanta, federal agencies, private developers/business interests and the organizations involved in the Proctor Creek Watershed Greenway and trail development.
  • Lead the maintenance and handling of new business prospects and development activity along the Proctor Creek Greenway. 
  • Work extensively with community-based organizations, stakeholders, public and private partners, and philanthropic organizations to strategically identify and coordinate investments/resources, develop new initiatives, and implement programs in various southside neighborhoods that address economic mobility, income inequality, entrepreneurship, and community sustainability.
  • Work directly with internal and external parties to successfully close transactions, including but not limited to, development of and adherence to closing schedule, negotiation of deal points, review and critique of governing loan/grant documents and collection of due diligence.
  • Partner to develop marketing and communication strategies designed to attract private investment, reshape community identity, and preserve the culture Westside, Choice and Proctor Creek neighborhoods.
  • Develop, implement and sustain an effective and efficient application and selection process for community development and neighborhood revitalization projects within targeted geographies. 
  • Provide preliminary analysis of potential projects, including project readiness and feasibility, economic and community impact, and consistency with redevelopment and corridor plans.
  • Lead ongoing community outreach efforts and dialogue with Neighborhood Planning Units, business associations, elected officials and other stakeholders regarding southside activities.
  • Advance various community development activities including but not limited to, housing, public safety, retail and economic development, transportation/connectivity, streetscape improvement, and the development of community amenities and facilities.
  • Assist in leveraging available federal, state, local and private funds to support integrated strategic investment for the transformation of the Westside TAD, Choice Neighborhood, and Proctor Creek corridor areas.
  • Develop detailed work plans and program budgets, including identifying and utilizing outside funding sources to implement program objectives. Provide periodic (monthly, quarterly, and/or annual) reporting of program/initiative progress toward meeting work plan goals and budget.  
  • Collect and analyze data for planning, tracking and ongoing improvement of the target areas and for the coordinating data collection with other key partners. Plan 
  • Ensure contract compliance with all HUD, Federal, State, and Local Government laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. 
  • Support the Invest Atlanta partners with outreach, reports, and presentations for board of directors, stakeholders, city council, funders, etc.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • M.A. or M.B.A (preferred), B.A. or B.S. from an accredited college or university with a major in business administration, public administration, urban planning, real estate finance, economics or related field, with a minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience in real estate, finance, community development or economic development; or a person with ten (10) years of demonstrated progressively responsible work experience in real estate, finance, community development or economic development.  

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Proficiency in community redevelopment and cultivating public private partnerships;  
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills; ability to cultivate and maintain effective relationships with government, business, political and community leaders;
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse group of individuals from various racial, cultural, ethnic backgrounds
  • Ability to manage a high workload, multiple projects, and competing priorities. 
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and an ability to work well under pressure.
  • High ethical standards and values.
  • Knowledge of local, state and national policies, issues and best practices regarding community re-development and affordable housing;
  • Ability to gather, analyze and synthesize data;  
  • Knowledge of trends, developments, and techniques in the field of economic development and non-profit administration. 
  • Strong computer skills; demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and other software programs.  

Resumes should be submitted to jobs@investatlanta.com.

Invest Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants, including but not limited to minorities, females, disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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