Athens Housing Authority seeks CEO/Executive Director

Position Summary
The CEO/Executive Director provides leadership and strategic direction for a large and complex affordable housing developer and asset/property management entity with a wide portfolio of HUD programs as well as extensive non-HUD regulated assets. The FY23 LIPH operating budget is $11.9M, the 2022 capital fund grant is $3.4M, and non-federal operating budget is $1.3M. The Athens HA is a partner in a mixed finance redevelopment project in north downtown Athens with a total, multi-phase budget of $300M. The scope of strategic and operational leadership and direction covers property management and maintenance, financial and asset management, property acquisition and development, repair and weatherization programs, resource conservation, resident and community services, tax-exempt bond financing, and program research and evaluation. Responsibilities include development of strategic objectives, goals, and policies under the direction of the Board of Commissioners, short- and long-term financial planning, and the successful execution of day-to-day operations. Organizational supervision is exercised over all personnel within the organization using a consistent, clear, highly collaborative, and supportive communication style.

The CEO/Executive Director must work strategically and diplomatically with a wide variety of public officials and governmental entities, nonprofits, large employers, private developers, professional associations, and advocacy organizations in a collaborative and persuasive manner. The CEO/Executive Director must have a strong grounding in housing development and operations and be knowledgeable about federal, state, and local affordable housing programs, particularly programs that can be used to expand or sustain Athens HA’s housing inventory. The CEO/Executive Director must have an understanding of housing trends and the social, economic, health and support needs of low-income housing populations and their communities. It is essential that the CEO/Executive Director also have a clear understanding of the history of housing discrimination, displacement, and racial disparities in access to housing and public services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic leadership to the Authority to shape, support, and guide efforts to fulfill the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Commissioners; develops new initiatives to increase the impact and effectiveness of the agency.
  • Assesses the housing needs of the community; advises the Board of Commissioners on addressing identified needs and formulating policies; interprets and implements policies approved by the Board.
  • Provides oversight regarding the financial affairs of the Authority including long-term and annual budgeting processes, investing cash assets, and developing and executing new approaches to financing mission-related initiatives.
  • Is responsible for oversight and management of the Authority’s real estate asset base, including investor relationships with the tax credit partnerships in which Athens HA currently serves as general partner or managing member.
  • Serves as liaison and represents the Housing Authority with local, regional, state, and federal public officials and government agencies.
  • Establishes, maintains, and enhances partnerships with nonprofit partners, financial institutions, philanthropic organizations, research institutions, school districts, institutes of higher learning, and other housing developers.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with community-based organizations and other key stakeholder groups in the community, including residents, to effectively identify and provide access to needed services.
  • Recruits and supervises senior leadership; oversees the leadership team in establishing and executing equitable personnel policies regarding assignment, direction, training, supervision, and disciplining of agency staff.
  • Sets annual operational goals and monitors and supports agency operations.
  • Plans, finances, and develops new affordable housing programs and projects in partnership with state, county, city governments, local stakeholders, financial institutions, large employers, and other community organizations.
  • Serves as Secretary of the Board of Commissioners; records proceedings and maintains the records of the Housing Authority; acts as custodian of the seal of the Authority; executes contracts as directed by resolution of the Board; provides financial reports; keeps the Board fully informed.

The Ideal Candidate
Athens HA seeks a forward-thinking, dynamic executive with a strong background in affordable housing program operations and housing financing and development, who has the political and communication skills to work effectively with a wide variety of elected and public officials, public agencies, residents, community-based stakeholders, suburban cities, and other affordable housing organizations. The successful candidate must have an inclusive management style, be highly skilled in motivating and directing staff, and have a clear vision for how Athens HA addresses the area’s housing challenges. This person will ideally have led and developed other complex organizations and have a proven ability to collaborate with colleagues and implement Authority’s practices and policies.

The successful executive will demonstrate inspirational leadership to all groups and individuals within or associated with Athens HA. Demonstrated expertise at communicating with and advocating for people from all backgrounds is essential. Furthermore, the successful executive must have a proven record of inclusive leadership aimed to promote a culture of belonging among leaders and staff at all levels, including the Board of Commissioners.
Athens HA seeks an executive leader who will contribute to and complement an evolving culture of diverse and innovative leadership, rising to the challenge of meeting the housing needs of tomorrow, today.

Specific Requirements Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, finance, engineering, planning, or related field or equivalent professional field experience.
  • A minimum of 6 years of extensive experience in an executive leadership role in housing development and property management, including experience in HUD financed housing development and management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Career path that shows a mix of stability and growth focused moves with similar organizations and capacity to develop and nurture relationships culminating in overall success.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, public housing, the HCV program, housing finance, and the laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations pertaining to a public housing agency; comprehensive working knowledge of urban development, housing management, and rehabilitation programs.
  • An understanding of and experience with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program and bond financing.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in building strong, diverse, and productive work teams with a focus on equity, inclusion, mentoring, and nurturing staff development.
  • Skilled in advocacy, public policy awareness, and networking that will be useful in representing Athens HA at the national, state, and local levels.
  • Proven ability to build strong external relationships with a variety of constituencies: staff, consumers, community-based partners, elected officials, and other stakeholders.
  • Strong communication, high degree of emotional intelligence, mediation, and conflict resolution skills, with proven ability to build strong external relationships with a variety of volunteers, public leadership, partner organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Cultural sensitivity and competency, which is essential in serving economically disadvantaged, diverse populations, including homeless and special needs households, with a particular focus on households that often fall through the community-based safety net.
  • Ability to analyze issues and develop effective policies and procedures regarding Housing Authority management and operations, present proposals, and recommendations clearly, logically, and persuasively in public meetings and before elected bodies; ability to negotiate regarding Housing Authority matters while ensuring logical and beneficial solutions.
  • Strong critical thinking skills, ability to evaluate information, use independent sound judgment and discretion, implement timely decisions, and make recommendations that anticipate the cost benefits, risks, and organizational impact on advancing organizational goals.

Job ID: 5105
Job Title: CEO/Executive Director
Job Location: Athens, GA
Salary Range: no minimum salary specified – no maximum salary specified
Website: https://gansgans.com/

If you are interested in this exceptional opportunity, please submit a detailed resume immediately to:
Kimberly Sallie
E-mail: kimberly@gansgans.com
Phone: (813) 986-4441 ext. 7131 | Fax: (813) 986-4775

Brunswick Housing Authority (“BHA”) is seeking an experienced “Interim Executive Director” to oversee and direct a public-housing agency located in Brunswick, Georgia, having a public-housing program with over 585 public-housing units, along with a Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8 – HCV) consisting of some 750 additional units.  BHA also has approximately 50 market rate units and over 70 affordable LIHTC units under management. The Executive Director supervises between 25 and 30 employees.  (See attached Job Description).  The position reports to a Board of Commissioners, and the position would be expected to last between 6 to 18 months in duration.  There should be no expectation of continued employment beyond the interim period of 6 to 18 months.   All interested persons and resumes should be mailed, or emailed, to the following address by no later than June 17, 2022:

Brunswick Housing Authority
Attn:  Stewart Duggan
P.O. Box 5007
Rome, GA 30162-5007
isduggan@brinson-askew.com

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HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER (HCV) COORDINATOR _ HEARING OFFICER – Newnan Housing Authority

Salary Range -$51,500.00 – $61,800.00 Plus Benefits

Job open- April 21, 2022 – until filled

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

Email Resume for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Coordinator _ Hearing Officer – Newnan Housing Authority Sandra Strozier at sstrozier@numail.org
or
Mail to: Housing Authority of Newnan
ATTN: Sandra Strozier
48 Ball Street
Newnan, GA 30263

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Cochran Housing Authority is seeking an experienced public housing administrator or Executive Director to oversee and direct a small public-housing agency located in Cochran, Georgia, having 115 RAD-converted housing units (Section 8 – HCV).  The Executive Director supervises between 3 to 5 employees.  (See attached Job Description).  The position reports to a Board of Commissioners, and the position would require relocation to Cochran (Bleckley County), Georgia within a reasonable time.   All interested persons and resumes should be mailed, or emailed, to the following address by no later than May 25, 2022:

Cochran Housing Authority
Attn:  Stewart Duggan
P.O. Box 5007
Rome, GA 30162-5007
isduggan@brinson-askew.com

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The Augusta Housing Authority is seeking an MIS Technician 1 to assist in supporting the Management Information Systems (MIS) department in:

Installing and maintaining hardware and software
Website maintenance
Troubleshoot PC, LAN, and WAN hardware/software problems
Process/document helpdesk for agency

Send resume to phahr@augustapha.org and put “IT” in the subject line

The Housing Authority of the City of Augusta, Georgia is looking for an experienced Director of Management to oversee and manage approximately 1800 LIPH units in the Augusta, Richmond County area. Please, see the attached job description for details and responsibilities. Excellent benefits package including but not limited to generous vacation/sick time, pension, paid holidays and various insurances with minimal cost to the employee. Qualified individuals should submit resumes to phahr@augustapha.org. Application Deadline: February 28, 2022.

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CALHOUN HOUSING AUTHORITY – DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Title: Deputy Director
Reports To: Executive Director
Department/Division: Executive Office
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Pay: Salary, $61,000 – $66,000 per year based on education and experience.

Applications: 
Send resume’s to:  
Gary Erwin
gerwin@calhounha.org

An acknowledgment email will be sent to you upon receipt of your resume.  Additional information may be requested of you (via email) during the review process. 

All applications will be received through February 28th, 2022; 4:00pm.  This position is to be filled as soon as possible, but no later than March 15, 2022. 

General Position Summary

The Calhoun Housing Authority is seeking a Deputy Director to assist the Executive Director with improving its affordable housing portfolio through the use of LIHTC, Bonds, and other revenue streams to implement various types of new construction and renovations.  The Deputy Director has the responsibility of managing, maintaining, and directing of subordinate staff performing the Authority’s programs, the Authority’s goals, and other requirements established by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Georgia Department of Community affairs, (DCA), or any other entity assisting the Calhoun Housing Authority.  The Deputy Director reports all relative Authority matters to the Executive Director. 

General Agency Information

The Calhoun Housing Authority (“CHA”) is a public housing authority primarily funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for the management of 249 public housing units located within the city limits of Calhoun Georgia, Gordon County.  CHA has approximately nine administrative personnel and four maintenance personnel.  CHA has a nonprofit organization, New Foundations Development, which implements new construction and renovations throughout Gordon and Bartow Counties for low-income homeowners in those areas through the use of State and Federal Grants such as CHIP, HPG, USDA, and others as available.  New Foundations has an impeccable history of such work and has renovated well over 200 homes in the past 10 years. 

See attached Job Description/Qualifications sheet. 

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Announcement

The Board of Commissioners of the City of Byron Housing Authority is seeking an Executive Director to manage thirty-two (32) Public Housing units. Interested candidate must submit a Letter of Interest, Resume, and three (3) references and their contact. Refer to the instructions on the Job Detail for submitting a resume.

Job ID: 2022-01

Position: Executive Director

Job Details

Description

The Board of Commissioners of the City of Byron Housing Authority is seeking an Executive Director to manage day-to-day operations of thirty-two (32) Public Housing units. The Executive Director shall provide the general supervision over the administration of the Authority’s business and affairs and ensuring such business affairs are conducted in compliance with the rules and requirements of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Executive Director shall be the Authority’s chief administrator and shall have the day-to-day responsibility of managing the Authority, implanting the policy directives of the Authority (Board), and assuming the overall leadership role in guiding, programmatic, fiscal, personnel, and public relations activities.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Sciences or related area from an accredited college or university and or equal experience. Three to five years of experience in an Executive / decision-making / leadership role or in related field is desirable.

Required Knowledge

Knowledgeable about low-income housing and programs. Management of public housing strongly desired. The public housing management certification is desired. If not, it must be obtained within one year of employment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administer regulations policies and procedures consistent with federal, state, and public housing and ensure compliance with accounting, budgeting, and audit procedures as well as eligible funding requirements.
  • Communicate effectively both oral and writing, establishing, and maintaining effective working relationships with Board of Commissioners, HUD, City Officials, Staff and Residents, legal, and financial consultants.
  • Take actions as necessary to ensure that the Housing Authority become a High Performer Agency.
  • Act as the primary liaison to the Board, communicate housing strategy, policy, procedures, recommendations, HUD updates, and financial information which may include reports, conversations, and regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Work effectively with the Board Of Commissioners to establish annual and five-year plans that reflect the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
  • Assure that the agendas, minutes, and materials that reflect the monthly Board meeting are prepared and maintained in accordance with current laws and regulations.
  • Plan, prepare operating and capital budgets in accordance with HUD guidelines.
  • Ensure that all HUD management and finance requirements are met (FDS, Audits, PIC, etc.)
  • Work towards increasing client participation in self-sufficiency programs.
  • Other duties assigned by the Board.

Salary: Negotiable based on experience, generous benefits, contract position.

Deadline to Apply: February 17, 2022

Start Date: April 1, 2022

Contact Information:

Name: Mitzi Hamlin

Email: mitzihamlin76@gmail.com

Phone Number: 478-228-0900

Email is the preferred form of communication

The Northeast Georgia Housing Authority (NEGAHA) in Toccoa, GA seeks an experienced Director of Finance.  The NEGAHA is a high performing agency managing 716 RAD/Project Based Rental units and 33 Market Rate units. NEGAHA serves 7 cities and consists of 9 properties.  It is required that the successful candidate have graduated from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting or business administration with accounting emphasis.  Four to six years of experience in HUD Multifamily accounting is desired.  This is a directly involved position. The candidate will be responsible for administering the fiscal operation of all accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and budgetary controls, also interpreting governmental regulations and regulatory enforcement or compliance.  The starting salary will be determined upon a combination of experience and education.  The NEGAHA also has an excellent employee benefit package.   Application deadline is November 22, 2021.  Interested applicants should forward a resume to Angela Cothran, Executive Director, Northeast Georgia Housing Authority, a.cothran@negeorgiahousing.com