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Resilient Housing Program Coordinator (RHPC) - US, Florida
Title:Resilient Housing Program Coordinator (RHPC) - US, Florida

Title: Resilient Housing Program Coordinator (RHPC) - US, Florida
Industry: Non-profit/ Housing and Community Development, US South /International Development
Location: Remote – US, Florida
Reports to: The Director of US Programs, South
Start Date: Urgently hiring / Immediate start
Term: Full-time, at-will employment
Salary: $55,000 - $65,000, based on experience

Keeping the state of Florida's residents safe, healthy, and resilient is the core purpose of Build Change's decision to fund this pivotal and highly visible role. In this position, you will support Build Change's vision of providing people with safe, healthy, and resilient housing while reducing the number of deaths, injuries, and losses for the state's most socially vulnerable households within high natural hazard risk communities.

In this role, you will assist the Director of US Programs, South and Build Change to:
  • Engage locally--and understand the community and local setting and establish and maintain strong engagement with the municipal leaders, city residents, and key stakeholders;
  • Engage regionally/ across municipal and county-level governments, and as directed on state or federal levels, to represent the city in global forums to share information, ideas, and best practices and more effectively develop innovative solutions;
  • Function across disciplines and communicate with and be effective within multiple sectors such as sections of infrastructure beyond transportation-oriented fields, climate and energy, healthcare, housing, education, and community engagement;
The incumbent will have relevant experience, training, and abilities to engage, influence, and enlist a broad network of stakeholders, strategic partners, industry peers, colleagues, and city residents to activate Florida's housing resilience. He/she/they must be resourceful and willing to experiment, pursue new ideas and take risks towards our initiative goals in the state, keeping in mind procedural and compliant best practices and policies.

This role will allow you to leverage the full scope of your talents and abilities across many forms of communication that will be critical for driving the resilience conversation in the city and engaging stakeholder support; you will be responsible for reporting the status of managing multiple streams of work and relationships effectively and efficiently.
The Resilient Housing Program Coordinator - US, (Florida State), shall act as a vital liaison between Build Change and all other counterparts implementing partners involved with Florida's resilient housing program.

Among the essential responsibilities and functions of this role are the following:
  • Engagement and mobilization
  • Fundraising and business development
  • Program and project management
  • Community planning and building
  • Process management and coordination
  • Programmatic strategy, organization, and planning
  • Household and neighborhood-level support
Several factors to the incumbent’s success will be their local knowledge, acquired skills, and or abilities to:
  • Enhance the capacity of program stakeholders and strategic partners;
  • Implement preventive structural retrofitting of housing-oriented goals, programs of service, pilot projects, and local public-policy advocacy initiatives at scale;
  • Develop appropriate technical resources for local use, adhering to the Build Change practice of homeowner-driven implementation, culturally appropriate solutions, and technical excellence;
  • Engage with government officials, partners, and key stakeholders in discussions of homeowner-driven projects;
  • Provide content for the project reporting, internally and externally, regularly (weekly, monthly, quarterly), as required by the Director of US Programs, (Florida), following MOUs, compacts, or other contractual agreements to which Build Change may be a party;
  • Ensure the application of Build Change’s technical assistance platform for the Caribbean preventive and post-disaster projects (including Build Change’s homeowner-driven process, standard operating procedures, and best practices) across all of Build Change’s projects throughout Florida State; and
  • Deliver Build Change’s (Florida) state resilient housing initiatives on schedule, meeting milestones agreed to with donors, and resolve issues that impact the project schedule immediately with stakeholders; and
  • Assist the Director of US Programs, South in coordinating with local partners, donors, and key local stakeholders (such as local government or branches of the central government) to ensure sufficient staff with the correct skills are deployed to deliver the program goals.

Founded in 2004, Build Change is an innovative nonā€profit social enterprise whose mission is to greatly reduce deaths, injuries, and economic losses caused by housing and school collapses due to earthquakes, extreme weather, and fires. Our global experience shows that home improvement programs focused on improving existing housing can be carried out successfully across a range of countries and disaster contexts. To do this, we implement programs that are both economically and socially sustainable. Our approach looks beyond construction and engineering, to create an environment in which people want to improve the safety of their homes, and in which it is possible and affordable for them to do so. Build Change is currently active in South East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, and the United States.

Globally, we have found that home improvement programs focused on improving existing homes can be successfully implemented in a variety of contexts, including supporting Florida state municipal and county governments with numerous disaster-prevention efforts. To do this, we implement economically and socially sustainable programs.

We aim to create an environment where people feel it is possible and affordable to improve the safety of their homes beyond construction and engineering. Rather than just focusing on construction and engineering, we aim to create a systems-changing environment in which people want to make their homes safer and where it is affordable and possible for them to do so. Systems change can only be achieved by overcoming the significant barriers to success for resilient housing programs, which include People, Money, and Technology.

Build Change is the recipient of multiple awards, including a 2017 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and 2016 OpenIDEO Urban Resilience Challenge Winner, and was a top three finalist in IBM’s inaugural Call for Code Developer Challenge in 2018.

You have:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of experience working on US housing policy at the national, state, or local level (Florida preferred).
  • Preferred experience working with US housing and disaster policy regulating the operations of FEMA, HUD, and other relevant agencies, as well as resilient housing programs implemented by these agencies.
  • Experience engaging, motivating, and managing stakeholder relationships.
You are able to:
  • Demonstrate excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with both expert and non-technical audiences.
  • Work effectively both individually and as part of a team, be responsive and resourceful in finding solutions, and support program initiatives.
  • Travel up to 25% of the time.
You would describe yourself as:
  • Passionate about the right of all people to dignified and safe housing.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and able to work independently while also contributing fully as a team member.
  • Fluent in English, and maybe also any of the languages spoken in our program countries.
We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. We welcome diverse candidates and veterans who have military service.

Please visit www.buildchange.org/about/careers and select the link for this position. Applications will be accepted until filled and will be reviewed as received. Build Change is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified military veterans, women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls, please.

Build Change is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. It is the policy of Build Change that qualified individuals with disabilities not be discriminated against because of their disabilities in regard to job application procedures, hiring, and other terms and conditions of employment. It is further the policy of Build Change to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process. Build Change is prepared to modify or adjust the job application process or the job or work environment to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of the applicant or employee to enable the applicant or employee to be considered for the position he or she desires, to perform the essential functions of the position in question, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities unless the accommodation will impose an undue hardship.
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