Deputy Director for Economic Resilience and Revitalization 

Job Details

Post Date: May 23, 2023

Application Deadline: June 5, 2023 5:00 pm

Will Remain Open Until Filled

Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation | Territorial


 The Deputy Director for Economic Resilience and Revitalization provides program management; directs, implements and coordinates economic resilience revitalization strategies, goals, objectives, progress, and outcomes of the Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program. The Economic Resilience and Revitalization will play a critical role in coordinating the implementation of the Economic Resilience and Revitalization program as it launches and moves towards implementation and will work closely with the Director of Mitigation to liaison will all necessary agencies. This is a Territorial position. 

Essential Functions

⇨ Provides overall leadership of the Economic Resilience and Revitalization program. 

⇨ Support the Director of Mitigation and CDRO and works collaboratively with CDBG-MIT Program staff, and VIHFA departments to monitor the CDBG-MIT Economic Resilience and Revitalization program. 

⇨ Speak before public groups on the plans, programs, and goals of the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority, CDBG-MIT Economic Resilience and Revitalization program. 

⇨ Prepare operational reports, memorandums, policy recommendations, correspondence, and other documentation. 

⇨ Works with Director of Mitigation to improve the efficiency of program administration. 

⇨ Collaborate with the Director of Mitigation, Director of Communications and MIT Staff to advise and guide on Case Management and proper messaging on the available pathways for eligible applicants. 

⇨ Assess program performance, and suggest appropriate changes to policies and procedures, as necessary, to maximize participation, efficiency, and productivity. 

⇨ Assist with compilation of information and development of reports required for HUD reporting and other required reporting. Respond to monitor and audit findings are concerns. 

⇨ Formulate all relevant metrics and reports to track appropriate milestones for the Economic resilience and revitalization programs and ensure that program milestones are maintained, and deadlines are met, all within budgetary guidelines and constraints. 

⇨ Prepare and review KPI metrics and reports for Senior staff and HUD. 

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

⇨ Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Urban Planning, Public Administration or related field.
⇨ Experience: 3+ years of in-depth experience working in the areas of economic revitalization, workforce development, community planning, small business development and/or entrepreneurship. Experience of how economic revitalization, workforce development, and community planning programs are implemented at the federal and local levels. Experience with CDBG/CDBG-DR/CDBG-MIT, or similar federal projects implementation. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: A working knowledge of regulations governing the CDBG/CDBG-DR/CDBG-MIT Program; Previous grant administration experience; Previous managerial and supervisory experience; Demonstrated leadership including the ability to motivate staff; Demonstrated ability to multi-task, work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment, and problem solve; Computer literate, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills; Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities; Valid Driver’s License. 


Salary: $90,000 - $100,000 per annum depending upon qualifications. CDBG-MIT grant funded position

How to Apply

Application packages will only be accepted electronically at Signed original documents will be accepted at our main office at a later date.

Letters of Recommendations Are No Longer Required

To apply for a vacant position, please download our Application for Employment. Each question must be fully and accurately answered. Incomplete, illegible or unsigned applications will not be considered. Original application and your supporting credentials should be submitted to our Offices located at:

St. Thomas/St. John

3202 Demarara No. 3
Frenchtown Plaza, Suite 200
St. Thomas, VI 00802
TEL : (340) 777-4432
FAX : (340)775-7913

St. Croix

100 Lagoon Complex
Suite 4, Frederiksted
St. Croix, VI 00840
TEL : (340) 772-4432
FAX : (340)772-4002

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