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The Cloudburst Group offers a wide range of rewarding career opportunities for talented technical, managerial, and support professionals in the United States and Internationally. We encourage staff growth and advancement, including training and professional skills building to increase knowledge and competence and to enable us to stay abreast of new developments, especially in science, research, and technology.

We do most of our work in teams, giving all staff the opportunity to explore new ideas, inform product development, and participate in discussions on the strategic direction of our company.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our workforce reflects a cultural diversity that gives us a broad and valuable spectrum of backgrounds and perspectives. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

The Cloudburst Group is seeking a Homelessness Data and Evaluation Specialist who loves data and evaluation and has experience using it to influence Federal and State/Local decision makers whose mission is to improve homeless systems. Here is an opportunity to work on a variety of projects with the mission to prevent and end homelessness. Cloudburst has a growing portfolio of data and evaluation programs with state, local, and federal government clients, including funding from HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) to support local communities to effectively use data to drive strategic decision-making and homeless system performance improvements.

This position will provide technical direction, quality assurance oversight, and management of evaluation and applied data analytics projects—managing and conducting large-scale and rigorous studies focusing on homelessness and providing technical assistance to HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Program grantees. Proficiency in a range of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies is required. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in HUD homeless assistance programs, Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data standards, as well as key strategies for improving efforts to end homelessness including Housing First and Coordinated Entry.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead evaluation and applied data analytics projects, providing technical oversight and quality assurance.
  • Oversee the technical design and implementation of evaluations, including evaluation designs, sampling strategies, instrument development, data collection, implementation of mixed methods analysis (econometrics, qualitative, etc.), and dissemination of results through written reports, conference presentations, etc.
  • Advanced capabilities in at least one statistical package (STATA, R) and experience using analytical software packages.
  • Provide guidance, capacity building and training directly to CoC Program grantees to support the strategic directions of HUD’s Data TA Strategy to Improve Data and Performance.
  • Provide technical support to CoCs on using data in strategic decision-making and performance management.
  • Work within a dynamic team of other like-minded professionals committed to developing solutions to prevent and end homelessness.
  • Stay current on HUD requirements and policy priorities (i.e. using data to improve local systems of care; Coordinated Entry; Housing First; rural and unsheltered homelessness; and Rapid Re-housing and diversion strategies, etc.).
  • Exercise independent initiative to learn new skills as part of a fast-paced team-centered environment.
  • Domestic travel is required (on average 4 nights a month).

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in a related field preferred but will consider a Master’s with 6 to 10 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience with homelessness programs and conducting evaluations or research projects that leverage academic training and practical experience in quantitative research/evaluation and statistical methodologies.
  • Proficient understanding of HUD’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data and CoC Programs; familiarity with HUD’s housing, community, and economic development programs.
  • Demonstrated competence in managing and implementing complex projects, client relations, and project and contract management. Ability to travel to oversee program implementation and provide technical expertise (est. 10-20% time).
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and/or independently respond to situations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to be flexible, working within a small company (including in a telecommuting relationship) are essential.
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COMPANY INFORMATION

The Cloudburst Group is a unique small business working at the intersection of domestic and international development to improve social, economic and environmental resilience.

The Cloudburst Group is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Cloudburst will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

The Cloudburst Group works with high-level officials, funders and community leaders, every day to maximize the impact of homeless assistance programs at the federal, state and local levels. We bring together people of various interests to design solutions to challenging issues in their communities. We are seeking a full-time Homeless Assistance and Housing Programs Senior Analyst to join its Housing and Community Development practice area.

This position will participate in a variety of services including technical assistance, training (in-person and web-based), and product development, all towards the development of solutions to prevent and end homelessness in communities across the country. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in HUD homeless assistance programs, specifically, those that apply housing first principals, coordinated entry, data-driven decision making, and focus to make improvements in local governance, system planning and program design to more effectively help people move out of homelessness and into housing.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work directly with CoC grantees and subrecipients, providing technical assistance on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development homeless programs, including the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Continuums of Care programs.
  • Work independently and as part of a team to provide direct technical assistance, training (remote and in-person), development of tools and products, and facilitation of onsite meetings/events with grantees.
  • Work with community leaders including funders, elected officials, government and CoC leaders to encourage broad systemic support for initiatives aimed at decreasing homelessness.
  • Interface with HUD headquarters and field office staff, other Technical Assistance providers and community members through a variety of assignments.
  • Advise communities on program design, strategic planning, program effectiveness (and improvements), compliance with HUD regulations, and program integration within a jurisdiction’s Continuum of Care.
  • Assist communities in data collection, interpretation, and application of data for decision making.
  • Produce high-quality written documents and communications in adherence with policies and protocols and in alignment with HUD policy, regulation, and guidance. Review work products for compliance with standards.
  • Stay current on HUD requirements and policy priorities; work to build skills and facility with these in preparation for increasing community capacity. Key policy areas in 2018 include coordinated entry; housing first; innovative housing models; and applying data to make programs and local systems more effective.
  • Exercise independent initiative to learn new skills as part of a fast-paced team-centered approach.
  • Travel, domestically, is required (on average 4 to 6 nights a month).

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree and 4 years’ experience in the Homeless Services industry. Master’s degree in public policy, urban planning or related field preferred, but not required.
  • In-depth understanding of the HEARTH Act, CoC Program Interim Rule, ESG program, and HMIS.
  • Prior experience working within a CoC Collaborative Applicant structure and/or state/local/nonprofit organizations providing homeless services. Prior experience in the management and/or administration of programs, especially housing for the homeless, is preferred.
  • Candidate must be able to effectively communicate with individuals of a variety of diverse backgrounds, education, and economic levels; understand the needs of technical and nontechnical personnel within client agencies.
  • Superior written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities, while working under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Professional and mature demeanor and conduct, especially during interactions with the client and its constituents.
  • Problem-solving, decision-making, and strong judgment skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and/or independently respond to situations.Interpersonal skills and flexibility within a small office are essential.

DESIRED at least two of the following:

  • Direct experience working for a CoC or ESG jurisdiction desired, preferably in the role of leadership/governance, program or grants manager at a CoC Collaborative Applicant.
  • Experience designing/implementing Coordinated Entry is preferred. Additionally, experience developing or providing CoC governance, written standards, policies and procedures, and experience with Housing First are preferred.
  • Program knowledge of HUD’s housing, community, and economic development programs.
  • Program knowledge of HUDs homeless assistance and HMIS programs.
  • Experience working with community development agencies, nonprofits, or CoC Collaborative Applicants.
Apply Now

COMPANY INFORMATION

The Cloudburst Group is a unique small business working at the intersection of domestic and international development to improve social, economic and environmental resilience.

The Cloudburst Group is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Cloudburst will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Are you passionate about making a difference in communities and helping them to make smart and targeted strategic planning investment decisions for housing and community development? The Cloudburst Group, a mission driven organization, striving to create impact, empower communities and build resilience, is looking to attract passionate and self-motivated leaders to design, implement and manage housing, community and economic development and disaster resilience/recovery programs.

As a national leader in provision of Housing and Community Development technical assistance, Cloudburst is looking for a full time Senior Housing and Community Development professional to join a dynamic team in translating regulatory and policy priorities into action with communities.

The ideal candidate would have served at either the Federal, State, or local government level and been responsible for oversight of HUD Community Planning and Development programs, especially CDBG and/or HOME and familiar with program design, program implementation, program monitoring and/or strategic planning. We are looking for candidates who can identify strategic growth opportunities and work with the leadership team and program managers to establish an action plan to contribute to the growth of new business opportunities with state and local governments.

In the ever-evolving world of shifting community dynamics, familiarity with preparing for and responding to disasters or administration of CDBG-DR funding is also preferred. Strong professional networks and relationships with key officials in the industry or at HUD also preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide strategic guidance and oversight to project teams through quality control review, regular team meetings, and team coaching.
  • Develop and oversee staff assignments, budget planning, and deliverable schedules.
  • Manage relationships with clients, partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Serve as a programmatic subject matter expert in provision of assistance, including playing key leadership roles in politically charged or challenging assignments.
  • Provide leadership for business development, including growing new lines of business, seeking out new opportunities and contributing to proposal development.
  • Stay abreast of policy, regulatory, and best practices in the field.
  • Provide thought leadership to the field through writing and speaking engagements.
  • Partner with the leadership team to support the organization’s growth and establish short- and long-term strategic plans.
  • Represent the firm at events, convenings and conferences.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ten years of Housing and Community Development experience at the Federal, State or local level
  • Comfort and knowledge of HUD CPD and cross-cutting program requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator
  • Ability to multi-task and support multiple projects and teams at one time
  • At least 3 years of staff and project management experience
  • Flexibility to travel as needed (estimated at 1-2 trips per month)
Apply Now

COMPANY INFORMATION

The Cloudburst Group is a unique small business working at the intersection of domestic and international development to improve social, economic and environmental resilience.

The Cloudburst Group is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Cloudburst will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

  • Holiday
  • Bereavement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Jury Duty

INSURANCE

  • Medical Insurance
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Accident/Hospital
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Critical Illness
  • Short/Long Term Disability
  • Dental Insurance
  • Worker’s Comp
  • Vision Insurance
  • DBA/Med Evacuation

RETIREMENT

  • 401k Safe Harbor Plan

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT

  • Medical
  • HRA
  • Dependent
  • Transit/Parking

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

EMPLOYEE WELFARE

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Discount

Request for Qualifications: Housing and Community Development

The Cloudburst Group is seeking qualified consultants and subcontractors to join our growing team in our Housing and Community Development (HCD) practice area.

To respond to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), please:

  1. Complete and return the Cloudburst HCD Matrix; and,
  2. Using the examples in the Cloudburst HCD RFQ, submit a brief biography. The biography should include fully loaded hourly rates for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Note: Organizations responding to this RFQ must include a brief biography of the organization as well as biographies of each individual providing services under this RFQ.

Responses should be remitted to [email protected].

Please email Denise Lomuntad if you have any questions.

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