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Director of Strategy and Development

New York City, New York, US
Closing date
May 16, 2022

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Datrose Director of Strategy and Development (Telework 40%) New York City , New York Apply Now
Datrose is seeking a Director of Strategy and Development for a temporary position (W2 Only) opportunity in New York City, NY & Remote

This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual. If interested in exploring this great opportunity, please apply directly at

Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Position Summary

The Director of Strategy and Development plays a critical role for GOSR by leading the transition to becoming a permanent office. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Strategy and Development oversees planning and development of the permanent office, the identification of and application to funding sources, and establishes a network of coordinating state and local entities. The Director will also facilitate communications and coordinate activities with peers across the agency including Policy, Operations, Housing, Research, Community Reconstruction and Infrastructure, Procurement, Legal, Systems and Finance.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Oversee the new initiatives contributing to the development of GOSR as a permanent unit, including setting priorities and providing direction for the Project Management and Technical Advisory units.

Execute strategic directives from Executive Director

Assist in creation of strategic planning framework

Advise Executive Director on new program decisions, issues, and priorities

Define and drive agency-wide project design and establish sufficient internal support systems to ensure deadlines are met

Oversee efforts to identify new funding sources and to prepare and submit applications

Review agency-wide budget reports to make decisions on reallocation of funds, review reports with the Executive Director

Develop key metrics to assess and measure performance

Monitor and advise on strategic direction, performance, and operational risks


Bachelor's Degree; advanced degree preferable

Minimum of 10 years of professional experience, 3 years of which must be in an advisory/senior management capacity

Experience in federal grant writing and resource development

Experience developing and advising on operationalizing program development strategies

Experience managing and/or developing a strong project management team focused on climate change, resiliency, affordable housing, or other related interventions.

Experience working with complex and/or ambiguous issues and applying judgments to those issues

Experience with disaster recovery programs, climate resiliency, and/or state/federal funding

Ability to lead a team, build a network, and establish oneself as a leader with external partners

Assess staffing needs, participate in hiring process, supervise and retain staff

Ability to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities

Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with internal and external partners

Exceptional communication and influencing skills

Personal integrity and sound judgment

Demonstrated passion for GOSR's mission and commitment to working collaboratively

Strong organizational, research, analytical, and oral and written communication skill.

Willingness and ability to travel within the State of New York as needed

Must be highly proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Datrose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent, age, protected veteran status, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, status as a qualified individual with disability, or other non-merit based factors.

Authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. Datrose does not sponsor employment visas.
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