Senior Project Manager

$66,188 - $108,018 yearly
  • City of Norfolk- Housing & Community Development
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Sep 01, 2021
Full time Community Development Community Engagement Housing Sustainability

Job Description


The Senior Project Manager will direct all contract activities designed to improve housing stability and increased outcomes around health, education and economic mobility for the public housing residents in the St. Paul’s area of Norfolk to include all residents on the approved Norfolk Housing and Redevelopment Authority’s leases in the Tidewater Gardens, Calvert Square and Young Terrace public housing communities.  The position will report directly to the Director of the Office of St. Paul’s Transformation.    

Essential Functions

This position will be responsible for overseeing the day to day activities and contract management of the contractor selected to implement the City’s People First initiative.  Contracted activities include but are not limited to:

  • Program administration
  • Resident recruitment
  • Needs Assessment
  • Community Resource Analysis
  • Communication with Residents
  • Family Unit Level Coaching
  • Outcome Evaluation

In addition, the position will:

  • Document and evaluate metrics of success
  • Engage with potential funders or other partner institutions
  • Oversee the Development and implementation of a relocation program consistent with Uniform Relocation Assistance as defined under the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970.
  • Coordinate with the Redevelopment Project Manager to ensure high quality housing choices and stable outcomes for relocated residents
  • Coordinate, direct and build the capacity of non-profit and other service providers to ensure the quality of all services offered to People First customers


  • A minimum of two (2) years of successful project and contract management of human service contractors aimed at achieving outcomes around housing stability, economic mobility, education and health and wellness
  • A minimum of two (2) years working with residents of low-income communities
  • A minimum of two (2) years of providing human service activities that ready individuals for housing relocation
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience staffing a collaborative body of nonprofits, faith community and other partners to improve the housing options and long-term occupancy in the private housing market of residents of public housing development
  • Strong project evaluation and metric identification experience
  • Strong organization, project management and contractor management skills
  • Strong negotiation, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Strong team-building skills
  • Excellent capabilities in database management and Excel spreadsheet programs
  • A minimum bachelor’s degree in human services, planning, economics, public administration, or other relevant major