This is a full-time position with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments. Working hours are 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The position works independently to manage the day-to-day operations of the San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust (SGVRHT). The position will perform a wide variety of complex and professional, administrative, fiscal, legislative and analytical duties related to the SGVRHT; develop strategic plans, operational activities and funding strategies for the SGVRHT; develop and administer notices of funding availability for the SGVRHT; analyzes, tracks and reports ongoing legislative efforts and their impact on program operations; oversees the work of staff and various consultants who assist the SGVRHT and member agencies with program needs, planning and implementation, and with legislative and lobbying support; identifies and pursues grant funding opportunities; pursue funding from private sources; oversee the Regional Housing Trust Fund; and performs related duties as assigned.
This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the SGVRHT. Position reports to the Executive Director. This position has no direct reports. The position is funded through SGVRHT member agency annual administrative fees.
Coordinates cities, counties, service providers and community-based organizations in the development and implementation of identified goals, objectives and priorities of the SGVRHT; performs in-depth needs assessments and identifies gaps in service and/or affordable housing; performs complex analysis and review of budgetary, financial and operational systems; analyzes legislation, regulatory environment and public perception; develops funding proposals, white papers, policy alternatives and strategies; prepares and presents data, reports and recommendations.
Prepares and coordinates agendas, reports, and records for meetings of the SGVRHT Board of Directors and other committees as assigned.
Coordinates with members of the SGVRHT Board of Directors.
Conducts the necessary research and analysis to recommend proposed programs/projects; prepares presentation materials and background documentation; monitors project success using appropriate tracking and feedback systems.
Develops and administers notices of funding availability for affordable housing projects eligible for funding by the SGVRHT.
Coordinates with regional stakeholders, including non-profits, foundations, and businesses, to identify and pursue private funding opportunities for the SGVRHT.
Monitors the political landscape affecting program area and strategic positioning of the SGVRHT priorities; monitors changes in laws, regulations and technology that may affect the program and develops legislative strategy on matters of interest; works with lobbyists and regional coalitions to advocate for funding and legislation; develops relationships with and represents the agency to the legislature, state and local governments and elected officials; prepares reports, presentations, legislative summaries and position papers.
Identifies funding sources for program and coordinates regional efforts to gain access to or distribute funds; prepares or coordinates grant applications, contracts or partnership agreements; negotiates grant/contract agreement terms and conditions and performance and reimbursement requirements with federal, state and local agencies; monitors grant/contract performance and expenditures; reviews invoices for payment; researches and resolves contract problems and disputes; prepares funding obligation progress reports in order to meet reporting requirements. Develops, administers and monitors program budgets and fiscal activities; tracks expenditures; projects future funding needs; identifies appropriate and available funding sources; oversees major funding disbursements to member agencies and projects; responds to questions regarding the appropriate uses of funding; maintains relevant records and documentation.
Develops and maintains a network of contacts for the dissemination of information on program area; plans and coordinates public outreach efforts, activities and events.
Participates in the contractor/consultant selection processes; develops scopes of services and assists in forming evaluation criteria, proposal analyses and bid reviews; may participate in interviews, evaluations and negotiations with proposal respondents; provides input on awards to management and the Executive Director.
Represents SGVRHT program at community events and other organizations, member cities, special interest groups, state and local governments, elected officials and the public; establishes and maintains agency relations; makes presentations and responds to complex and sensitive questions and requests for information; provides information and assistance regarding assigned program and service areas; responds to and resolves inquiries and complaints; promotes the agency’s mission and goals.
Exercises technical and functional supervision over contract employees and programs as well as lower-level administrative support staff.
Advanced principles, practices and techniques of program development and administration, particularly as they relate to homelessness and regional housing planning and development.
Knowledge of and experience with funding sources for affordable housing.
Recent developments, research methods, current literature and sources of information related to assigned program area needs, services and administration.
Legislative and regulatory processes steps and influence points.
Principles and practices of administrative, policy, procedural and legislative/regulatory analysis.
Federal and state grant-funding agencies, regulations and requirements related to management and compliance expectations.
Federal and state funding cycles and processes pertaining to funding acquisition, uses, timelines and availability.
Target area population, including subpopulations, gaps in service, predominant issues and barriers to quality-of-life improvement.
Service provider needs, programs and related community issues. Applicable local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations governing program area.
Principles and practices regarding social media, the release of public information, public notification and recordkeeping.
Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including computers and software applications relevant to work performed.
Principles and practices of sound business communication.
Safe work practices applicable to the work.
Plan and direct a broad range of programs and services directed to promoting the SGVCOG’s identity and image in the targeted program area and with funding sources, elected officials, the public, agency partners and other key stakeholders.
Identify and respond to sensitive target population and regional issues, concerns and needs including those raised by SGVRHT Board Members, SGVCOG Governing Board members, city managers, senior management of member agencies, private companies and other public agencies.
Analyze, interpret, explain and make recommendations on complex legislative, regulatory and intergovernmental issues.
Apply critical thinking skills in analyzing highly technical and complex requirements to identify impacts and implications on operations and potential consequences for the agency.
Prepare comprehensive legislative and administrative research reports and correspondence.
Work consultatively within the SGVCOG and with funding and member agencies.
Define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and policies.
Develop and implement appropriate procedures and controls.
Present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively often in a public forum.
Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with complex and confidential issues and situations.
Operate a computer and use standard business and engineering software programs and databases related to area of assignment.
Maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.
Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, economics or a related field; and
Six years of professional experience in administrative analysis and research, policy development and/or fiscal administration, including program management responsibilities in a social service, non-profit or government setting focused on program area;
Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Required Licenses, Certificates, and Accreditations:
A valid California Class C driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the agency’s vehicle insurance program.
Preferred Licenses, Certificates, and Accreditations; Education, Training and Experience:
A master’s degree is desirable and may be substituted for one year of experience.
A complete application must be submitted. A complete application includes; candidate information, education and experience background, candidate résumé, and cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered. A writing sample may be requested of qualified candidates. Professional references will be required of all considered candidates.
Internal Number: PMA052020
About San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments
The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) is a joint powers authority made up of representatives from 30 cities, 3 Los Angeles County Supervisorial Districts, and the 3 Municipal Water Districts located in the San Gabriel Valley. The SGVCOG works on issues of importance to its member agencies, including transportation, homelessness, the environment, and water, and seeks to address these regional needs.
In 2019, at the request of the SGVCOG, State Senator Susan Rubio introduced Senate Bill 751 that would authorize the creation of a Housing Finance Trust, for the purposes of funding housing specifically assisting the homeless population and persons and families of extremely low, very low, and low income. The bill authorized the creation of the San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust (SGVRHT) to fund the planning and construction of housing, receive public and private financing and funds, and authorize and issue bonds. The SGVRHT began operations in early 2020.
“The SGVCOG is a sub-regional government that serves as a unified voice to maximize resources and advocate for regional and member interests to improve the quality of life in the San Gabriel Valley.”
For more information about the SGVRHT program, please visit: www.sgvcog.org/rhtf