Resilience Authority Director

Anne Arundel County Government
Annapolis, Maryland
Closing date
Oct 24, 2021

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The Resilience Authority of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (the Authority) is a newly created, quasi-governmental organization authorized to undertake, finance, manage, acquire, own, convey and support resilience infrastructure projects in the City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County that mitigate the impacts of climate change for the general welfare or safety of the public. It is envisioned that the Authority will work with all levels of government, community organizations, non-profit organizations and private landowners and business owners to finance and construct such projects.

The Authority will be governed by a twelve-member Board of Directors. The Resilience Authority Director and the Board of Directors will review and approve the financing and/or construction of resilience infrastructure projects. The Resilience Authority Director and the Board of Directors will provide annual written reports describing their work, financial positions and needs, status of current projects, and priorities for the coming year to the County Executive, Mayor, County Council, City Council and Maryland State government.

The Resilience Authority Director is the leader of the Authority and is responsible for the overall success of the Authority. The Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for duties as imposed by the Board of Directors, and for the day-to-day management of the Authority. The Director will appoint and supervise employees to carry out the Authority’s mission and tasks, develop a high performing managerial team, and oversee all operations and business activities to ensure resilience infrastructure is properly delivered to communities throughout Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Additionally, the Director is responsible for representing the Authority to clients, legislative bodies, community groups, agencies and other external partners and stakeholders.

The Director serves at the pleasure of the County Executive with the concurrence of the Mayor.

This position will be a three-year contract with the possibility of renewal, subject to future appropriations. Depending upon experience and other qualifications, the salary range for this position is $140,000 to $180,000. The position is also eligible for medical, dental, and vision benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Law, Political Science or a related field (advanced degree or certification strongly preferred).

10+ years of relevant professional experience or demonstrated high level of success related to finance, law, public administration, environmental sustainability, environmental restoration and/or related area in government or the private sector.

5+ years of managerial experience or demonstrated ability to manage a diverse team at a government, financial or non-profit organization.

Desired Skills:
-Demonstrated experience managing large-scale projects, such as infrastructure projects, from concept through financing, approval and construction.
-Knowledge of innovative financial tools available for the funding of large-scale infrastructure projects.
-Working knowledge of stormwater, flood control or coastal adaptation and protection.
-Highly organized self-starter with the ability to manage projects with limited oversight.
-Strong leadership, management, supervision and interpersonal skills.
-Excellent verbal and written communications and oral presentation skills.
-Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
-Strong strategic thinking skills.
-Ability to make effective decisions by analyzing information and considering priorities.
-Excellent analytical, problem solving and evaluation skills.
-Demonstrated knowledge of public administration or corporate governance frameworks.
-Demonstrated experience in managing a large number of projects through a team of direct reports in a cross-functional environment.
-Strong computer skills including the full suite of Microsoft Office Programs.

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