1. Program Director: NEHDA

  2. Community Engagement Coordinator: SNCC & NEHDA

Program Director

NEHDA facilitates community development that promotes strong and safe neighborhoods, thriving businesses, and active civic engagement on Syracuse’s Northside. The NEHDA Program Director is responsible for overseeing and implementing programs that support the agency’s mission within its core focus areas:

  • Community Development
  • Real Estate Development
  • Economic and Business Development. 

The Program Director position reports to the Executive Director, is responsible to NEHDA’s Board of Directors, and:

  • Manages NEHDA programs such as rental properties, development projects, connecting individuals with community resources,  and community education initiatives;
  • Assists with the development of funding resources for program(s) sustainability; and
  • Represents the Agency and communicates the mission, goals and successes to the community.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Implement policies and procedures for NEHDA programs in keeping with Board and funding source directives.
  • Seek new funding sources and generate funding proposals.
  • Maintain program records in keeping with government and Board regulations.
  • Prepare and provide reports at the monthly Board of Directors meetings as are required by the Executive Director.
  • Oversee completion of all projects and complete reports as required.
  • Devise, continuously update and implement an overall strategic plan for neighborhood revitalization.
  • Initiate and maintain contact with institutions and agencies that may impact quality of life.

Program Related

  • Coordinate and co-manage NEHDA activities and programs including acquisition, rehabilitation, and marketing.
  • Oversee rental properties: screen potential tenants, coordinate maintenance requirements and address issues in a timely manner, as they arise.
  • Assist with electronic newsletters and coordinate home maintenance classes.
  • Prepare grant applications and reports as required by funding sources.
  • Oversee that all applicable (Federal, State, Local and Foundation) grant programs are in compliance with funders’ requirements.

Agency / Community

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, represent NEHDA’s services to the community at large, including regulatory funding sources.
  • Attend and speak on NEHDA’s behalf at pertinent public meetings.
  • Maintain a cooperative working relationship with other agencies pertinent to NEHDA’s mission.
  • Maintain a cooperative and appropriate relationship with public officials.
  • Facilitate community building activities in the NEHDA service area.
  • Abides by a strict code of confidentiality in all matters related to the programs.


  • Train, monitor, support and assist NEHDA staff.
  • Insure necessary services are provided and documented to all staff.



  • Associates Degree preferred and/or comparable related work experience (see below).


  • Minimum two (2) years working directly in Public Administration/Urban Planning
  • Minimum one (1) year supervisory experience.
  • Minimum two (2) years experience working cooperatively with groups or organizations.
  • Minimum one (1) yea r experience writing grant proposals.


  • High level of communication skills including writing, training, making public presentations and participating in planning groups.
  • Organizational skills
  • Supervisory/management skills.
  • Basic understanding of office procedures and use of Microsoft Office.
  • Basic understanding of property management.
  • Ability to advocate for neighborhood quality of life issues as identified by neighborhood residents and other neighborhood advisors.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with private, public and funding officials.
  • Knowledge and ability to access resources for agency.
  • Ability to establish priorities, plan, coordinate and monitor work of multiple projects while maintaining meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and in concert with other staff, Board members, volunteers, community partners, and neighborhood residents.

Please forward a cover letter and resume to Andrea Wandersee (andrea@nehda.org) by 5 PM, Thursday, September 20, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Community Engagement Coordinator

Syracuse Northeast Community Center & Northeast Hawley Development Association

JOB SUMMARY: The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) is a shared position between Syracuse Northeast Community Center and NEHDA, Inc. The CEC creates and deepens relationships between individuals and NEHDA/SNCC for the purpose of fulfilling each organization’s mission as it relates to community engagement.


  • 30% Publicizes both NEHDA’s and SNCC’ programs in person and via media.
  • 15% Coordinates with NEHDA and SNCC leadership the pursuit of fundraising goals for each organization.
  • 15% Supervises the Together We’re Better teacher to confirm: client/organization pairings, skills class delivery, mentoring activities, program evaluation activities.
  • 15% Coordinates with staff and volunteers their activities related to community engagement including providing quality control.
  • 10% Identifies volunteer/employment opportunities within NEHDA/SNCC and with neighborhood businesses and organizations and partners them with low-income clients and neighborhood residents.
  • 5% Identifies needs for professional and skilled services among businesses and organizations in NEHDA/SNCC’s service area and pairs them with resources.
  • 5% Supports other staff in pursuing grant funding.
  • 5% Coordinates with other staff output and outcome evaluations of community engagement activities.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Community Engagement Coordinator supervises applicable Together We’re Better program staff, tasks and coordination of any AmeriCorps VISTA staff placements, and the forthcoming Development Officer position (to be filled at SNCC). Supervisory responsibilities include making hiring recommendations; instructing and training in work methods; planning, scheduling and assigning work; checking and approving work; recommending salary adjustments; making effective recommendations regarding promotions; and determining disciplinary actions regarding unsatisfactory employees.

Minimum Qualification Standards:

  • Minimum Qualification Standards:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, or similar field required
  • Master’s Degree in related field preferred
  • Driver’s License required
  • One to three years of experience in communications field required
  • One to three years of experience working with vulnerable and diverse populations required
  • Relates well to people of all racial and ethnic groups

Equipment, Machines and Software Used:

This position requires the regular use of a computer, printer, photocopier, telephone, fax machine, scanner, calculator and postage meter. Computer Software: Microsoft Outlook/Express, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, MailChimp, Salesforce, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Wordpress, and various outlets of Social Media, including Facebook and Twitter.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Communications: 1 year
  • Education: Bachelor's

Please forward a cover letter and resume to Tysha Martin (tmartin@snccsyr.org) by 5 PM, Thursday, September 20, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.