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Vice President and Assistant Commissioner - Communications

Company name
New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH)

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Clevel, Executive, Manager, Project Management, Pr, 100k

Date Last Verified
Nov 27,2019

Posted on
Nov 26,2019

Valid Through
Mar 10,2020

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Job Title : Vice President and Assistant Commissioner - Communications (NYC Housing Preservation & Development)

Date Posted : November 26, 2019

Type :

Description :

Position Summary

The NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC) seeks a Vice President of Communications who will also serve as the Assistant Commissioner for Communications at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).  This individual is charged with formulating strategies to effectively communicate HPD/HDC initiatives, achievements, and policies; to broaden the visibility and credibility of HPD and HDC; and to educate policy makers and the public about the issues and challenges of affordable housing in New York City.  The person in this role is responsible for the control, coordination, and dissemination of all public information for both agencies, and manages the public relations team, coordinating with senior leadership, program areas across HPD and HDC, and partners at City Hall and other City agencies. Reporting to the respective Chiefs of Staff for HPD and HDC, the Vice President, Communications works closely with the HPD Commissioner, HDC President, and all senior staff to shape the institutional message and convey it to diverse audiences.

Job Responsibilities:

Become a subject matter expert in HDC’s business processes to support system enhancements and provide guidance for new development.  Be a strategic partner with HDC’s business units by implementing services and applications that they can use to automate and improve their processes.

Perform business requirement activities by providing end-to-end analysis for projects utilizing data modelling, use cases, workflows and user interface design across HDC’s existing applications and upcoming initiatives.

Create and maintain high-quality business and functional requirements documentation.  Work with project stakeholders to prioritize requirements and assess impact of changes on existing systems and business processes.

Assist the project manager in maintaining the project plan and managing assigned activities and tasks through completion by collaborating with business users and technology teams.

Support the project team through all iterations of discovery, elaboration, development, testing, training, implementation and application usage.

Develop and enforce the use of standards, best practices and methodologies for IT-related projects to drive continuous business improvement.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field

5 years of experience as a Business Analyst or Product Owner

2 years of experience as a Project Manager

Experience with full project lifecycle, project management practices and SDLC methodologies

Excellent organizational skills with the ability to coordinate and assist cross-functional teams in resolving business process and technical issues

Outstanding analytical skills – comfortable addressing ambiguous questions and clearly articulating complex ideas to both technical and non-technical teams

Strong communication (written, verbal and visual) and interpersonal skills with internal and external contacts

Proficiency in MS Office tools

Self-motivated and self-directed

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Experience in data architecture/warehousing

Experience in wireframing, mockups and UI design

Familiarity with user journey mapping and UX concepts

Agile experience

Experience in public sector, government (housing) agencies

Comfortable around executive leadership

Interested applicants may email a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to

 or fax to the Human Resources Department at (212) 227-6893.

HDC demonstrates a strong commitment to its employees by providing a salary that is competitive and commensurate with experience and excellent benefits including health benefits, retirement savings and career development programs. 

HDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Company info

New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH)
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