Project Manager II - Vacant Land Strategy

Leads efforts to coordinate with other public agencies such as the Planning and Urban Design Agency, the Collector of Revenue, and the Mayor’s Office to develop place-based redevelopment programs. Represents SLDC/LRA on the Vacancy Task Force and coordinates the Advisory Committee of external stakeholders. Coordinates efforts to reduce vacancy.

Title:  Project Manager II – Vacant Land Strategy | Grade:  16 | FLSA: E

Supervisor's Title: Director, Real Estate

Department:  Real Estate

Positions Supervised:  N/A

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Economic Development, or a related field. Extensive (7+ years) progressively responsible work experience at a level that required supervision or management of projects and programs in real estate development.

Work requires independent judgment and initiative. Requires demonstrable experience working in partnership with City departments, residents, property stakeholders, and community organizations. Must have strong, demonstrated communication skills (public speaking, persuasive writing, report writing, negotiation, building consensus, communicating complex topics/concepts to varied audiences). General understanding of real estate tax credits, real estate incentives, real estate processes. Must possess a high level of energy and a true passion for community development and revitalization. Must demonstrate an understanding of the existing assets of the St. Louis City community and have the ability to effectively communicate ways the organization will enhancing those existing assets. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Able to adapt quickly to new technology and show the ability to work in a very fast paced environment.

GENERAL SUMMARY

Under limited supervision, leads efforts to coordinate with other public agencies such as the Planning and Urban Design Agency, the Collector of Revenue, and the Mayor’s Office to develop place-based redevelopment programs. Represents SLDC/LRA on the Vacancy Task Force and coordinates the Advisory Committee of external stakeholders. Coordinates efforts to reduce vacancy.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Identifies, initiates, and deepens relationships with various community stakeholders.
  • Identifies a subset of LRA lots that are eligible for long-term greening uses and institutes a long-term greening program.
  • Formalizes the community engagement process surrounding vacancy issues.
  • Works with Planning and Urban Design Agency to update the zoning code to include vacate land uses.
  • Uses inventory analysis and data from Planning as well as other sources to target RFP incentives in accordance with community development goals.
  • Coordinates RFPs and site assembly strategies with major areas of public and private investment including areas near the proposed NGA, the Choice neighborhoods zone, and areas around proposed North-South Metrolink Stops.
  • Coordinates with existing historic districts.
  • Coordinates efforts to arrest the deterioration of property and promotes redevelopment of LRA-owned property.
  • Supports existing LRA activities by coordinating efforts with City Departments and other stakeholders to implement best practices for reducing and/or addressing vacancy.
  • Coordinates efforts to reduce vacancy.
  • Works with staff to market vacancy strategy and programs.
  • Initiates review meetings with the Urban Planning & Design Agency, Building Division, SLDC staff, and Neighborhood Stabilization Team as needed.
  • Attends community meetings on behalf of SLDC/project leaders/City to hear community concerns, provides information about LRA properties, vacancy indicatives, and advocates for participation.
  • Creates mechanisms for internal and external evaluation of vacancy initiatives.
  • Distributes information to the community and broader publics through multiple channels.
  • Promotes and represent the organization in a positive and productive manner to the general public, local and state government agencies, media, and various different community organizations
  • Researches, applies for, and manages grant proposals that assist with LRA vacant land.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Requires St. Louis City residency within 180 days of successful completion of the 180-day probationary period.
  • Requires valid driver’s license – community/development/neighborhood visits.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:

  • Indoor office environment
  • Occasional use of personal vehicle – community/development/neighborhood visits
  • Requires the ability to lift and carry files/supplies of up to twenty pounds
  • Requires the ability to distinguish objects clearly in near vision for writing and computer work
  • Occasional non-regular hours

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

St. Louis Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran's status or marital status.

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