Senior Program Manager, Housing and Economic Development (Trenton)

The Senior Program Manager is responsible for developing and managing housing and economic development programs as part of the Trenton Neighborhood Initiative (TNI). TNI is a collaboration between Capital Health and Trenton Health Team to invest in transformative action in the neighborhoods surrounding the Capital Health Regional Medical Center. TNI will also foster systemic city-wide change to strategically improve Trenton’s housing system and to eliminate the risk of child lead poisoning from paint. This five-year initiative focuses on four main areas of activity:

  • Live – affordable housing and homeownership opportunities, home repair, lead remediation, and neighborhood improvements, including vacant lot maintenance and activation
  • Work – job training and placement, scholarships for continuing education, and support for small businesses
  • Grow – evidence-based programs to support maternal and child health and trauma-informed education; wrap-around family services; and increased blood lead level screenings for children
  • Connect – affordable wifi, devices and training for residents
    Reporting to the Director of Community Strategies, the Senior Program Manager is responsible for planning and implementing activities primarily related to the Live and Work areas of the initiative. The Senior Program Manager will also be engaged in the development and implementation of the initiative overall and may be assigned other related duties and tasks.


  • Guide program strategy and develop housing and economic development projects based on community need, best practices, and available resources in order to achieve TNI’s goals.
  • Oversee the management of housing and economic development projects, including the development of project plans, deliverables and milestones; budget tracking; oversight of data collection; and ownership of grant deliverables and reporting.
  • Engage local residents, property owners, business owners, and employees in neighborhood revitalization activities, as needed. This may include, but is not limited to, conducting surveys and focus groups, attending community events, coordinating advisory groups, etc.
  • Build and manage relationships and negotiate partnerships with community-based organizations, service providers, government agencies, and others to deliver services to the community that meet the identified needs.
  • Support TNI’s citywide policy goals, including convening stakeholders, researching best practices, and developing policy proposals.
  • Define, and together with THT’s Data & Analytics team, carry out research and analysis needed to guide TNI program development and evaluation. This may include data collection.

Support other TNI programs and activities as needed
Assume all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Director of Community Strategies


About Trenton Health Team
Trenton Health Team is an innovative multi-sector partnership dedicated to the health and well-being of the greater Trenton community. Nationally-recognized for results achieved over more than a decade of work, the collaborative is an innovative partnership among St. Francis Medical Center, Capital Health, Henry J. Austin Health Center, the City of Trenton Department of Health and Human Services, and more than 100 community organizations.

THT operates with a broad understanding of what health, health equity, and well-being mean for Trenton, as well as what activities and strategies will help address all the factors influencing a healthy city. Our shared Vision for a Healthy Trenton incorporates social determinants of health, defining a “healthy Trenton” that includes: Healthy Environment and Housing; Vibrant Public Spaces; Growing Economy; Healthy Food; Improved Safety; Equity and Social Cohesion; and Quality Healthcare.


  • A bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, in housing development, economic development, business support or related field
  • Demonstrated success in executing quality programming in one or more of the following areas: affordable homeownership, home repair, job training, job placement, small business support, entrepreneurship
  • Experience engaging directly with community residents, business owners, and other stakeholders
  • Experience managing partner relationships, including communications, managing project timelines and deliverables
  • Commitment to serving low-income communities
  • Willingness to explore both best practices and innovative approaches in community and economic development, in order to produce lasting change

A master’s degree in urban affairs, city planning or public administration
Fluent in Spanish
Experience working in Trenton communities

Strong computer experience with proficiency in Google Apps suite, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Full-time exempt annual salary range starts at $65,000.

Benefits include:
Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
Short Term & Long Term Disability

How to Apply

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Deadline – 05/31/2022