Director of Infrastructure Operations 8/18/2016

Penda Aikien Inc. New York, NY

Company
Penda Aikien Inc.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28861921
AJE Ref #
575920745
Location
New York, NY
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

A State agency that coordinates and implements NYS's disaster recovery programs and provides funding and grants for housing, small businesses, infrastructure and community planning is seeking a Director of Infrastructure Operations.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Infrastructure Operations has operational responsibility for all infrastructure programs and manages a group of key staff. The Director will work to identify systematic issues to eliminate barriers and address program needs, while ensuring program goals are met.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

-Directing and managing project development and implementation

-Developing full-scale operational plans and associated communications' documents

-Delegating tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel

-Identifying and resolving issues and conflicts within the infrastructure program

-Identifying and managing operational dependencies

-Liaising with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis

-Enhancing and implementing organizational vision as established in Agency's Action Plan

-Performing additional duties as may be assigned by the Managing Director of Infrastructure Programs

QUALIFICATIONS:

-Must be a New York State resident or be able to relocate to the State

-Bachelor's Degree

-Advanced degree highly preferred

-At least 5 -7 years of experience in supervisory capacity

-Experience developing and operationalizing strategies that have helped organizations become successful at achieving goals

-Experience recruiting, managing, and developing a strong team of staff, program/project managers, and administrative professionals

-Ability to serve as a "player/coach" to motivate and mentor his/her team

-Persuasive and polished communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills, with excellent command of MS Office

-Demonstrated ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with internal as well as external partners

-Demonstrated passion for agency's mission and commitment to working collaboratively with a management team of senior professionals

-Outstanding customer service skills

-Ability to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and thrive in a complex, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities

-Must be willing to travel as needed

-Familiar with State and/or federal laws and regulations regarding CDBG or CDBG -DR disaster recovery program requirements, a plus