The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) is seeking a highly responsible individual to lead the creation of a new Regional Housing Partnership. This position will help MARC and its partners achieve the vision of building an effective housing system that expands and sustains access to quality, affordable housing and promotes regional prosperity. The Partnership will research, plan, support and facilitate the preservation and creation of affordable housing units, while strengthening the capacity of the civic infrastructure to address housing challenges on an ongoing basis. Work will be focused in seven areas: data & analysis; networked leadership; financing tools; production capacity; rental & homeownership resources; policy and education.
MARC, the association of local governments and metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City region, promotes and supports cooperation on regional issues, including transportation, the environment, our workforce and economy, aging services, community development, quality early learning, public safety communications and emergency services. MARC has a collaborative work environment with a culture based on integrity, innovation, diversity and inclusion, excellence in performance and service leadership.
The Housing Program Manager will lead the establishment of a new Regional Housing Partnership within the Local Government Services Program of the Community Development Department. MARC’s Local Government Services Program has a reputation for innovation and excellence in delivering regional shared services and collaborative efforts such as the Kansas City Regional Purchasing Cooperative, Government Training Institute, Cybersecurity Initiative and First Suburbs Coalition.
The Housing Program Manager has a unique career opportunity to effect systems-level change by developing a new program from the ground up. Strong leadership and coordination is required to accomplish the following priorities for the first year:
This position is fully funded for one-year, and MARC is actively pursuing additional funding. There are strong indications of support from regional partners that give MARC confidence to proceed with hiring in anticipation of additional financial support. The Program Manager will assist with grant applications and administration to ensure a sustainable funding model for the Regional Housing Partnership.
The following qualifications are preferred requirements for this role. An alternative combination of education and experience that aligns with the job description will be considered.
MARC offers a hybrid work schedule to allow employees to work remotely up to two days per week in addition to opportunities for flexible scheduling. The position is external facing and may require periodic travel within the nine-county region for stakeholder engagement.
The starting salary for this position is estimated at $70,000, depending upon qualifications. MARC offers an attractive team-oriented work environment along with a competitive fringe benefit package.