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Housing and Community Development Professional 


Cloudburst, a unique small business working at the intersection of domestic and international development to improve social, economic, and environmental resilience, is looking for Housing and Community Development professionals to join a dynamic team in translating regulatory and policy priorities into action with communities. As a national leader in provision of Housing and Community Development technical assistance, our employees are passionate about making a difference in communities and helping them to make smart and targeted strategic planning investment decisions for housing and community development.

The ideal candidate would have served at either the Federal, State, or local government level and been responsible for oversight of HUD Community Planning and Development programs, especially CDBG and/or HOME and familiar with program design, program implementation, program monitoring and/or strategic planning. We are looking for candidates who can identify strategic growth opportunities and work with the leadership team and program managers to establish an action plan to contribute to the growth of new business opportunities with state and local governments.

In the ever evolving world of shifting community dynamics, familiarity with preparing for and responding to disasters or administration of CDBG-DR funding is also preferred. Strong professional networks and relationships with key officials in the industry or at HUD also preferred.

Responsibilities include by are not limited to:

  • Provide strategic guidance and oversight to project teams through quality control review, regular team meetings, and team coaching.
  • Develop and oversee staff assignments, budget planning, and deliverable schedules.
  • Manage relationships with clients, partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Serve as a programmatic subject matter expert in provision of assistance, including playing key leadership roles in politically charged or challenging assignments.
  • Provide leadership for business development, including growing new lines of business, seeking out new opportunities and contributing to proposal development.
  • Stay abreast of policy, regulatory, and best practices in the field.
  • Provide thought leadership to the field through writing and speaking engagements.
  • Partner with the leadership team to support the organization's growth and establish short- and long-term strategic plans.
  • Represent the firm at events, convenings and conferences.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Community Development, Economics or other related field. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Ten years of Housing and Community Development experience at the Federal, State or local level
  • Comfort and knowledge of HUD CPD and cross-cutting program requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator
  • Ability to multi-task and support multiple projects and teams at one time
  • At least 3 years of staff and project management experience
  • Flexibility to travel as needed (estimated at 1-2 trips per month)

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
About the Organization The Cloudburst Group (Cloudburst) is a mission-driven, Economically Disadvantaged, Women-Owned Small Business whose staff strive to create impact, empower communities, and build resiliency. Cloudburst works at the intersection of domestic and international development with the goal of improving the effectiveness of programs and investments targeted to build social, economic, and environmental resilience in the U.S. and abroad. Starting with a problem statement, theory of change, desire to increase effectiveness or better measure impact of investments, we work to capture and generate data that empower people, organizations, and communities to effect change and provide the foundation for a more positive and sustainable future.  
EOE Statement The Cloudburst Group is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Cloudburst will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The Cloudburst Group participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Cloudburst is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Cloudburst can only use E-Verify once a job offer is accepted and the employee has completed the Form I-9.  

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