The City of Tampa, FL is seeking a Neighborhood Empowerment and Community Affairs Administrator. Mayor Castor has made the reinvigoration of this Department a major priority of her administration. The ideal candidate will be able to synthesize data and opinions from a wide variety of sources and develop plans to address the work of staff to further the Mayor’s goals. Professionalism, tact, empathy, and strong communication skills, particularly the ability to listen, are critical for the success of this position. The successful candidate will have strong technical skills in project and personnel management as well as excellent “soft skills” like relationship building, diffusing difficult situations, and public relations/communications. An above average understanding of responsiveness as well as attracting and retaining staff is important. Finally, the candidate will need to demonstrate leadership and provide motivation to the department’s employees, but also to other city departments and external stakeholders.