Title: SSDN Director of Federal Technical Assistance
Classification: Regular, Full Time, Exempt
Reports to: Director of Federal Programs
Location: Remote position based out of the Southeast region of United States (AL, AR, LA, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN and VA)
Compensation: $90,000-$105,000, depending on experience + robust benefits package; including 100% employer covered health, dental, disability, and life insurance, flexible leave policy, generous paid leave, and 401(k) Program. This is a fully remote, work-from-home position. SSDN has no central office but staff collaborate extensively via video call meetings and through periodic in-person convenings. employees must furnish their own quiet office space for conference calls. SSDN provides an IT stipend to cover internet and phone use, computer, software, and other home office supplies. Approximate work hours: 9am-5pm Eastern or Central Standard Times (flexible); 40 hours/week.
SSDN Federal Programs include three core programs :
See more about our Federal programs at the end of this notice.
This position is responsible for directing SSDN’s technical support under the Multimedia Environmental Finance Center (EFC) for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN). SSDN’s EFC is resourced to help communities access federal funding for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater projects alongside environmental justice efforts. SSDN’s technical support as part of the EFC will support communities in accessing federal funding including EPA Community Project Funding.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
This position will manage and direct SSDN’s Technical Support via its Federal Programs, outlined above, which are focused on providing assistance to Southeastern local governments to be more competitive for national funding opportunities.
This position will support a coordinated engagement process, and will assist SSDN’s membership and other communities in the region for the purposes of enabling more funding to flow into the Southeast for sustainability and resilience projects. The goal is to support communities that have limited resources, such as smaller and/or rural cities and counties, and communities of color.
This position will lead and direct collaborative efforts with SSDN’s members, their community members, elected officials, state and federal agencies and partners, nonprofits, business organizations, and other appropriate entities as defined by the members’ interests, to produce ideas and proposals that create innovative and equitable sustainability and resilience solutions at the regional level.
This position will also coordinate with SSDN’s national partner and fiscal sponsor, USDN, on ways collaborative approaches to this work can be scaled.
Communications & Partnerships
Desired Knowledge & Skills
The SSDN Director of Federal Technical Assistance will be employed by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), SSDN’s Fiscal Sponsor. USDN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equal treatment of all employees without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability or other basis protected by law.
More about SSDN & SSDN Federal Programs:
The Southeast Sustainability Directors Network (SSDN) is a collaborative community that develops solutions to the South’s unique sustainability challenges. SSDN’s membership includes sustainability and resilience staff from across the South, who build knowledge and learn from colleagues in other areas about best practices to meet their community’s needs. Communities located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia working in all stages of sustainability implementation join the network to scale, accelerate, and implement sustainable best practices so that our region’s communities are equipped to adapt to and mitigate climate change. For more information please visit www.southeastsdn.org.
The Southeast Sustainable Recovery Center : The Southeast Sustainable Recovery Center (SSRC) will support SSDN members by eliminating barriers to accessing federal funding. The SSRC will coordinate with partners, aggregate funding opportunities, tools, and resources, provide guidance and information about opportunities, and communicate strategically to maximize the opportunity for federal investments in Southeast communities’ sustainability and resilience priorities. The goals of the SSRC include:
The SSRC will provide a flexible service to fill gaps and help our members in the Southeast compete more successfully for funding opportunities via the following services, which will be narrowed down via an application process.
SSDN Multimedia Environmental Finance Center : The SSDN EFC works across EPA Region 4 to help communities build capacity to effectively access and manage multi-media environmental federal funding opportunities. The SSDN EFC covers funding opportunities across EPA media offices, with particular focus on activities under the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and environmental justice activities that directly support EPA’s Strategic Objectives and Cross Agency Strategies including Tackling the Climate Crisis and Strengthening Local Partnerships.
The SSDN EFC supports the following outcomes:
Applications (including resume and cover letter) will be accepted through our application tracking system, Breezy and reviewed on a rolling basis. Preference will be given to those who apply by 12/08/23. When you apply, you will be invited to complete an optional demographic questionnaire. This information is confidential and kept seperately from your applicatoin and helps to ensure we reach a wide diversity of candidates in our recruitment efforts. Apply Here