Assistant Director, Community & Government Relations – Anoka County HRA

Apply by 6-19-23

About The Position
The Community & Government Relations Assistant Director serves as the Deputy Director of the Anoka County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (ACHRA). The Community & Government Relations Assistant Director develops policy and provides oversight for the Community Development and Government Relations department for Anoka County. The Community & Government Relations Assistant Director supports implementing major projects in partnership with municipalities in the County. This full-time, exempt position is located at the Anoka County Government Center.

Pay and Benefits
• Salary: $92,601 to $111,113 ($44.52 to $53.42 per hour).
• 2023 Anoka County Salary Schedule Grade 38: $92,601 to $129,604 ($44.52 to $62.31 per hour).
• 24 days of paid Flexible Time Off and up to 11.5 paid holidays.
• Comprehensive insurance including medical, dental, vision, flex benefits, and more.
• Medical and dental clinic exclusive to employees, located at the Anoka County Government Center.
• Pension plan and other retirement investment options.
• Advancement/professional development opportunities.

Learn more about our robust benefits package by going to our website. www.anokacountymn.gov/benefits

Duties and Responsibilities
These examples are not all-inclusive and are intended to be illustrative of the primary responsibilities of an Anoka County Assistant Director, Community & Government Relations.
• Assist in providing departmental oversight and direction in accordance with Anoka County’s policies and
procedures for ACHRA, community development, and government relations.
• Clear understanding of the Minnesota legislative process
• Cultivate relationships with elected officials and their staff at local, state, and federal levels.
• Coordinate activities of the ACHRA including project feasibility, market analysis, underwriting, financing, and
project coordination.
• Direct and supervise the operations and activities of the department through a team of professionals.
Prepare strategic plans, provide budgetary oversight, and manage the development of policies and
procedures to accomplish the department’s mission.
• Management and coordination of special projects of Anoka County and the ACHRA.
• Provide oversight and direction for the operation of the ACHRA senior housing portfolio.
• Maintain knowledge of MN Statutes related to the HRA/EDA and Federal regulations governing the
Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships programs. Manage change that
occurs as program regulations are modified.
• Identify and implement programs that will be of benefit to Anoka County and the community.
• Make presentations to the County Board and ACHRA, city councils, non-profit organizations, and other
groups in the metro area.
• Communicate effectively with employers, organizations, cities, developers, county departments and other
groups within the community.
• Guide and mentor direct reports and provide direction to Community and Government Relations individual
contributors.

Anoka County Career Opportunity
Apply online at: www.anokacountymn.gov

$92,601 – $111,113 Annually
Full-time, Exempt
Job #R1175

Opening Date: 05/08/2023
Closing Date: 06/19/2023

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Required Qualifications
• Requires a bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of job-related experience
• In lieu of the required education, an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted
on a year-for-year basis
• Successfully pass a criminal history background check
Preferred Qualifications
• Degree in Business, Public Administration, or a related field
• Experience leading teams and creating positive and productive work environments
• Knowledge of affordable housing development, fair housing, and community development programs and
processes
• Knowledge of public financing.
• Strong oral, verbal, and written communication skills

Selection Process
The selection process for this classification will consist of the review and scoring of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. Resume and cover letter submissions are optional and cannot be used in lieu of the application. Background checks are required upon all offers. Include responses to all supplemental questions with your application no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date of the position. A complete application is required for you to be considered. Have a question about the hiring process? Please visit: http://www.anokacountymn.gov/er-faq

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