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State of Minnesota Bring it Home Program Specialist - Housing Program/Policy Specialist in St. Paul, Minnesota

Working Title: Bring it Home Program Specialist

Job Class: Housing Program/Policy Specialist

Agency: Housing Finance Agency

  • Job ID : 78145

  • Location : St. Paul

  • Telework Eligible : Yes,with intermittent trips to the office and other work locations. Teleworking employees are required to live in Minnesota or in a state bordering Minnesota.

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 07/03/2024

  • Closing Date : 07/25/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Housing Finance Agency / Housing Finance-MAPE

  • Division/Unit : Human Resources Processing / Bring It Home Rent Assistance

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : Yes

  • Salary Range: $35.43 - $52.53 / hourly; $73,977 - $109,682 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Minnesota Housing is hiring! We’re a mission-focused financial institution looking for a Bring it Home Program Specialist who will play a crucial role in the successful implementation of this new program. This individual acts as a subject matter expert in the Bring It Home Rental Assistance program, offering guidance and support to internal and external stakeholders. The Bring It Home Program Specialist serves as the primary point of contact for program administrators, ensuring clear and effective communication throughout the project lifecycle. This position plays a key role in fostering collaborative relationships, facilitating project progress and achieving the strategic objectives of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.

Essential Job Duties

  • Develop and implement the new policies and procedures for the Bring It Home Rental Assistance Program while making improvements and suggestions to the program guide.

  • Creates, leads and implements policies and procedures to complete the Request for Proposal process.

  • Oversee and manage the Bring It Home Rental Assistance contracts.

  • Provide technical assistance to internal and external parties; deliver support and training to approximately 70 program administrators.

  • Act as the subject matter expert for the Bring It Home Rental Assistance program and provide technical assistance internally and externally.

  • Manage the day-to-day transactions and operational tasked related to project contracts and administration.

  • Perform all job responsibilities with a firm lens of equity, inclusion, justice and accessibility to support a healthy, safe and productive work environment.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

To be qualified for and considered for this position, applicants must meet all of the minimum qualifications listed below. Ensure that your resume contains descriptions of your work experiences sufficient for comparison against the requirements stated below and indicate the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for this position.

  • Four (4) years of experience administering, leading, or implementing programs that focus on affordable rental housing. A bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, urban planning, business, finance, or political science may substitute for 12 months of experience – or – a master’s degree in the listed fields may substitute for 18 months of experience.

  • Experience in program development or program management within affordable housing.

  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and develop strong working relationships with agency staff, external partners, and community stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skill.

  • Demonstrated communication skills, including ability to comprehend and communicate complex information in plain language.

  • Cultural competency as demonstrated by skills for communication and interaction across cultures and awareness of one’s own world view and that different world views exist.

  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to drive to meet with external partners.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, community development or related field.

  • Experience in the administration of Housing Choice Vouchers or similar rental assistance program as a part of a public or Tribal housing entity.

Physical Requirements

Requires moving office items such as file folders and small office tools.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

  • Reference Checks.

  • Job related background checks.

  • Conflict of Interest Disclosure.

  • Driver’s License Check.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.