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Tennessee Housing Development Agency

Policy and Planning Administrator

Tennessee Housing Development Agency


Job Summary

Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) is currently seeking a Policy and Planning Administrator, with proven experience in the field of program evaluation for large-scale federal and state programs. THDA is a governmental subsidiary of the State of Tennessee.

The successful candidate will be expected to launch and establish the program evaluation strategy for the agency; build an evidence-based culture at the agency; work alongside THDA leadership to define the long- and short-term outcomes of programs including those within the Consolidated Plan for all HUD programs and state-led programs; develop data collection strategies and tools; manage and/or conduct analysis of programs; identify gaps and areas of opportunity; and present findings intermittently to program leaders.

Job Responsibilities


  • Ability to develop and execute vision, goals, and strategy associated with large strategic initiatives.
  • Ability to build engagement and investment in strategic priorities from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to conduct and direct others in the complete program evaluation cycle including logic modeling, designing data collection instruments, results analysis, and developing interim and final progress evaluations.
  • Ability to conduct and/or manage execution of program evaluation methodologies including, but not limited to, quasi-experimental and qualitative techniques.
  • Capacity to hypothesize, operationalize hypotheses, create a research design, collect and clean data, analyze results using appropriate methods, and present results effectively in both verbal and written form.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in the social sciences, business, or closely related field including at least one course in statistics and one upper-division or graduate course in discipline-specific research methodology required.
  • Master’s degree in a social science or planning field (Public Policy, Public Administration, Urban Planning or related field) preferred.
  • Five years of full-time experience in program planning, strategy development, and administration.
  • Experience supervising projects and team members in various capacities preferred.
  • Advanced coursework in program evaluation with expertise in statistical analysis methods preferred.

Additional Information


BENEFITS:  THDA offers an excellent benefits package:  medical, dental, vision, and life insurance options; disability insurance; retirement plans; flexible benefit pre-tax accounts for medical, dependent care, transportation, and parking; annual leave and sick leave that begin accruing after the first month of employment; and 11 paid holidays per year.  Free downtown parking and free bus pass available.  We also offer work-life balance opportunities through flexible schedules and telecommuting.

How to Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 17 @ 11:59pm

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  • Date Posted: September 8, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Analytics / Evaluation
  • Service Area: Government
  • Salary Range: $84,564