Urban Strategies Inc.
  • 17-Jul-2018 to 31-Aug-2018 (CST)
  • Urban Strategies - Baltimore
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Full Time

TITLE:                      Senior Project Manager 

REPORTS TO:               Regional Director/Vice President 

LOCATION:                    Baltimore, MD 

STATUS:                        Full Time (Exempt)


For nearly 40 years, Urban Strategies, Inc. has assisted residents and community stakeholders to design and implement a wide range of transformative projects in distressed U.S. communities. Our mission is that all children and families will be stable and thriving.

Job Summary:

The Senior Project Manager will plan and direct all aspects of the People Implementation Strategy of the Baltimore Housing Authority's Choice Neighborhoods Implementation (CNI) Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Senior Project Manager will establish effective and strong working relationships with clients and other key community partners (i.e. schools, service providers, civic leaders, federal, state and local public agencies, businesses, philanthropy, etc.).


1. Partnership Development and Cultivation

  • Research and identify high impact partners that have the ability or with capacity building will have the ability to meet the programmatic goals of the CNI Grant.
  • Oversee, monitor and lead sub-contractors and partners from the private, nonprofit and public sectors and support them in implementation of programs and services in furtherance of the CNI Grant.
  • Develop and sustain new working relationships with key partner organizations and social service providers with resources that can support programmatic goals of the CNI Grant.
  • Coordinate and manage the development of any special projects as needed.
  • Collaborate with the housing management team to ensure that housing stability goals for each specific site are being addressed effectively.

2. Reporting Requirements

  • In consultation with Executive staff, implement the Transformation Plan for People for the CNI target neighborhood. Programs and services must be informed by ongoing needs assessment and evidence based practice.
  • Track and report CNI programmatic outcomes, and engage in ongoing evaluation of programs and services to ensure that they meet project objectives and other project requirements.
  • Monitoring the productivity of all data entered into the LEARN Performance Management System to prepare reports and document progress towards programmatic goals. 

3. Sustainability and Capacity Building


  • Facilitate community building, leadership training and capacity building activities to strengthen and expand the ability of residents, resident leaders and local partners to contribute to neighborhood transformation.    
  • Support sustainability planning, fundraising and resource development efforts as directed, including through ongoing identification of potential partnerships and funding opportunities, and assisting with writing grant or project proposals.

4. Administrative

  • Manage project contract and budgets, and be accountable for expenditures to Director of Finance.
  • Develop and present or publish internal and external reports to stakeholders and partners.
  • Actively participate in Urban Strategies program meetings and other meetings related to the project.
  • Be available to occasionally work nights and/or weekends, and travel.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned. 



Education and/or experience required:

  • Master's Degree preferred. Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Five years of work experience, in the not-for-profit or human services sector, demonstrating progressively higher levels of responsibility for managing all aspects of a project or program, overseeing partnerships and contracts, and supervising a team of individuals.

Skills and/or competencies required:


  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Must be able to communicate effectively with all members of a diverse stakeholder group, from residents to professionals and executives. Must provide writing sample demonstrating effective persuasive writing.
  • Must be comfortable and effective in facilitating group processes.
  • Must have ability to set vision, lead, and empower team members, residents, and service partners.
  • Strong organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, and to base program designs on resident-driven and data-driven rationale.
  • A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving both participants and fellow employees.
  • Must excel in fast-paced environment with multiple service locations and a broad set of diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally-diverse persons and communities with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Passion for community building and ability to share that enthusiasm with residents, staff and the larger community.
  • The ability to work independently and with initiative, combined with skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve shared goals.
  • The ability to develop and balance a program/project budget.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite (Advanced MS Excel), other commonly used software.


Urban Strategies is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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