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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.

Do you have a passion for maximizing the impact of homeless assistance programs? Are you involved in leveraging data to improve homeless programs or systems? Do you thrive working in a fast-paced environment, working on a variety of projects with unique challenges and requirements? If so, we’re looking for someone just like you to join our team as a Senior Analyst.

The Cloudburst Consulting Group seeks a full-time Homeless Assistance and Housing Programs Senior Analyst to join its Housing and Community Development practice area. This position will participate in technical assistance, training (in-person and web-based), 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 program design to more effectively move persons off the street and into housing.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work directly with CoC grantees and sub-recipients, providing technical assistance to 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
  • 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 to 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; works to build skill 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 of care 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

Required

  • 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 Collaborative Applicant and/or state/local/nonprofit organization 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 from a variety of diverse backgrounds, education, and economic levels; understand the needs of technical and non-technical 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 client and its constituents
  • Problem-solving, decision-making, and good judgment skills
  • Ability to take initiative and/or independently respond to situations
  • Interpersonal skills and flexibility within a small office are essential

Desired

  • Direct experience working for a CoC or ESG jurisdiction desired, preferably in the role of program or grants manager at a CoC Collaborative Applicant
  • Experience designing/implementing Coordinated Entry is preferred. Additionally, experience developing 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 agency, nonprofit, or Collaborative Applicant
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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.

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Are you passionate about supporting communities to maximize the impact of community development programs? Are you interested in leveraging data to improve Federal and local decision making? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where you manage or assist a variety of projects with unique challenges and requirements? If so, we’re looking for someone just like you to join our team as a Manager in our Metro DC office.

The successful candidate will join Cloudburst’s growing housing and community development team. Collaborate with teams to support Federal, state and local public-sector agencies to design, implement and manage housing, community and economic development and disaster resiliency/recovery programs.

The ideal applicant will be able to:

  • Apply theoretical and practical project management knowledge to support meeting clients’ goals and objectives
  • Plan and implement projects by defining project scope, schedule, tasks, and required resources
  • Oversee SMEs, Analysts and subcontractors to complete training series, direct community engagements and the development of tools and products
  • Coach and support staff on project elements and management processes
  • Provide support and direction to project teams, monitor and report on progress, implement and manage change when necessary to meet project deliverables
  • Leverage familiarity with other Department of Housing and Urban Development funded programs and requirements to propose viable solutions to our clients

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work directly with project teams to define the scope, schedule, and budget of technical assistance engagements that work to support communities to design and implement housing, homeless and community development programs
  • Manage projects to ensure budgets and timelines are met and work streams are executed effectively
  • Ensure effective communication among the team and with the client, and quickly implement change management procedures to issues that arise.
  • Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills, including limited travel

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in related field, advanced training, or equivalent experience and at least 12 years of experience or Master’s degree with 10 years of experience
  • Theoretical and practical project management knowledge
  • Experience in strategic planning, risk management or change management
  • Demonstrate an interest in social impact and community development
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, while working under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate an interest in social impact and community development
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, while working under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to supervise on-site and remote program staff
  • Ability to work on remote and in-person teams
  • Willingness to learn new skills and programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Exemplary Interpersonal skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office and with project management tools

Desired

  • Experience working with HUD programs and requirements
  • Experience in developing guidebooks or delivering training series
  • Professional proficiency in Spanish
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

Cloudburst is seeking a Senior Analyst/Analyst to join a team in providing day-to-day support in responding to questions submitted by grantees and HUD staff on the technical use of the HUD IDIS system under the HUD Exchange Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. Successful candidates must have previous experience and knowledge of HUD’s CPD Programs (CDBG, ESG, HOME, HOPWA, and HTF), as well as experience working with IDIS.

The successful candidate will join Cloudburst’s growing housing and community development team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Triage questions submitted to the AAQ portal for the IDIS Question Pool. Screen questions to determine to whom the question should be assigned.
  • Draft question responses, which includes: reviewing previous responses, taking and labeling screenshots, creating FAQs. Responses should include program regulations, rules, policy alerts, memos, user guides, and other reference materials.
  • Track question status and follow-up with other Drafters/Reviewers.
  • Conduct quality control review of question responses.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled AAQ team meetings.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports, as well as other ad-hoc reports as requested by clients.
  • Periodically update AAQ protocols including team contact information.
  • Engage with HUD grantees to gather additional information.
  • Provide excellent customer service.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Preferred candidates will have the skills necessary to triage, respond to, and track questions submitted through the AAQ IDIS Question Pool.
  • Must demonstrate high attention to detail, accuracy as well as proven verbal and written communications skills and strong Excel data management skills.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with grantees of a variety of diverse backgrounds, education and economic levels, HUD program office personnel and system programmers.
  • Must be able to pass the PIV process and background check.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in related field with a minimum of 4 years of work experience and at least 2 years of HUD CPD program experience.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, general office equipment, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Professional applications and databases (basic web programming a plus).
  • Knowledge of office management principles, practices and procedures, grammar, spelling, punctuation and required formats to produce correspondence and reports.
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities, professional and mature demeanor and conduct, especially during interactions with clients and its constituents.
  • Problem-solving, decision-making, as well as good judgement skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and/or independently respond to situations.
  • Ability to communicate with and understand the needs of technical and non-technical personnel within client agencies.
  • Excellent written communication skills; ability to convey information and directions in a clear and concise manner.
  • Must be a self-directed, highly organized person who can effectively prioritize and follow through on multiple projects, who takes pride in producing quality work and is willing to learn.
  • Interpersonal skills and flexibility within a small office is essential.

Desired

  • Professional proficiency in Spanish
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COMPANY INFORMATION

The Cloudburst Group is a mission-driven small business with its main office in Landover, MD.  Cloudburst is considered a leader in optimizing the effectiveness and sustainability of public/private programs that target underserved populations and support communities domestically and internationally.  Our services include research, evaluation, planning, management consulting, technical assistance, communications, and performance measurement.

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.

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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 2017

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 2017, 2018, and 2019. 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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