Metropolitan Council Saint Paul, Minn, United States
Feb 01, 2018Full Time
The Community Development Department consists of six core activities that include: Regional Parks and Natural Resources; Local Planning Assistance; Research; Livable Communities; and the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA). Several major priorities include assessing and addressing policy and system impacts that may result from the review of local comprehensive plan updates occurring over the next 12-18 months; initiating a strategic and collaborative process to establish the next regional development guide; and, assessing alternative strategies in response to fluctuations in federal funding levels for affordable housing programs. The Council seeks a strong and visionary leader who is team-oriented, possesses exceptional communication skills, and utilizes a style that engenders mutual trust and openness with the community and among all levels of the organization, and has demonstrated experience in fostering an inclusive work environment to advance racial equity. A strong customer service focus, attention to detail and commitment to fully engaging a cross-section of the community in decision-making is also desired. The ideal candidate will be adept at building partnerships with other agencies, local governments, nonprofit organizations and associations to address regional community development issues.