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M&L Associates Seeking Research Analyst / Community Planner

This position requires a keen ability to use a data-driven approach for guiding public policy decisions at the local, regional and state levels. Responsibilities include:
• Conduct analysis for housing studies and other similar planning documents related to housing and community development issues, primarily for public sector clients
• Perform complex analytical and research tasks associated with statutory, regulatory, policy and procedural aspects of federal funding
• Assist clients with planning for their annual program year activities
• Develop documents associated with HUD’s Community Development & Planning Programs, such as Consolidated Plans, Analyses of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, HOME-ARP Allocation Plans and more
• Provide technical assistance for clients (states, counties, and other units of local government) that receive federal and state funding, including program administration, development of policy and procedure manuals, preparation of environmental reviews, and annual reporting requirements
• Participate in staff meetings and training sessions

• Highly developed research and report-writing skills, including ability to convey complex information via graphics
• Strong analytical skills for writing economic, demographic and housing analyses; proficiency in building and working with large databases required.
• Ability to analyze policy and develop new policies based on identified needs
• Proficiency in Word, Excel, Power Point, and ArcGIS required; knowledge of Tableau, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and other Creative Suite products a plus
• Strong organizational skills; ability to carry out an assignment within the context of benchmarks and deliverables
• Strong, effective communication and grammatical skills, both verbal and written
• Interest in continued learning and takes an exploratory approach to new tasks
• Willingness and desire to learn new things and dig deeper than the surface
• Ability to work independently and on team projects
• Ability to conduct oneself professionally and in a business-like manner
• Meeting facilitation and presentation skills
• Ability to relate positively to local government employees and elected officials
• Ability to conduct public outreach among diverse communities
• Strong, effective communication skills, both verbal and written

Send an e-mail submission of your letter of interest, resume and three recent writing samples to billw@mandl.net.

If mailing, send to:
Mullin & Lonergan Associates
800 Vinial Street, Suite B-414
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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