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The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The University of Miami’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement is seeking a Program Manager to join its team of professionals. The Program Manager will be responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating activities of designated projects related to housing resiliency and sea-level rise; conducting and overseeing research for sustainable design, housing policy, finance, flood mitigation, and community development projects; ensuring the event / project goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters; and building relationships with public, private, and non-profit community partners. The Manager should have a research background with experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and policy analysis in a community development related field, the ability to communicate effectively through written reports and public presentations, and experience working with community-based organizations. The Manager will report to the Assistant Provost for Civic and Community Engagement and the Associate Director of the Office of Civic and Community Engagement.

The Program Manager will be joining our team at an exciting time for the Office of Civic and Community Engagement. The University of Miami Office of Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) will collaborate with local stakeholders to identify creative design and policy solutions to increase Miami’s adaptive capacity, while building new networks to strengthen urban resiliency. Specifically, CCE and its partners will study solutions to develop comprehensive and expert-guided resilience strategies for retrofitting existing housing in low-income areas, and considering their relative costs for implementation. The team will also engage in advocacy for housing policy and practice in South Florida that encourages maintenance and development of affordable and resilient housing. In addition, CCE will create a new mapping tool to present the intersections of housing affordability and climate change, and expand the Miami Housing Policy Toolkit to feature adaptation, mitigation, and resilience measures.

We are seeking a highly productive, creative and engaged individual who will continue to build the program and develop new projects that leverage the university’s resources in the field of housing and community development. This is a two-year position with the possibility of renewal.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Designing scope of research and programs, developing project work plans and arranging for recruitment and assignment of resources to execute projects.
• Maintaining and developing relationships with community partners in housing and community development for conducting joint projects and facilitating access to CCE programming.
• Developing and coordinating project activities with collaborating University departments.
• Gathering and analyzing housing and demographic data from public agencies and working with software engineers and GIS specialists to maintain and update the Miami Housing Solutions Lab on-line mapping tool and policy toolkit.
• Ability to synthesize existing scientific literature and prepare project results for publication.
• Presenting and training public officials, community leaders and private sector organizations in uses of the updated GIS tool and Policy Toolkit.
• Coordinating agendas, preparing documents, logistics, and minutes, and following up for project-related community partner and departmental meetings.
• Assisting other departments on special projects, promotions, duties, etc., as needed or requested.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s degree in social science, public policy, urban planning or related field preferred and two years of appropriate experience.
• Experience in quantitative data analysis.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Effective organizational skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.).

Desired Qualifications
• GIS experience.
• Qualitative research methods.
• Experience with non-profit organizations and government agencies.
• Website design or development.
• Meeting facilitation training or experience.
• Communications training or experience.
• Program evaluation experience.
• Grant writing experience.

Qualified applicants should send an updated résumé, letter of interest, and names and contact information for references. Applications not containing all of these elements will not be considered. Please indicate in your application how you heard about the position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Position #: P100044268

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information-





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Job No: 65136356
Posted: 10/8/2018
Application Due: 11/29/2018
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