Director - Affordable Housing Programs
POSITION OVERVIEW: This position reports directly to the CEO and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team that serves in an advisory role to the CEO. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the daily operations of affordable housing programs for the organization; and to provide decent, safe and sanitary affordable housing to low income residents in Alachua, Marion and Levy counties. This position will oversee the owner-occupied housing rehabilitation programs, acquisition/rehab and/or new home construction for sale to perspective homebuyers, the promotion of homebuyer assistance programs, home ownership opportunities and serves as the project manager for the organization's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).
LOCATION: The position will be based in Gainesville. Occasional travel within Alachua, Marion and Levy counties may be required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Administers internal programs including acquisition rehab development, new housing construction, owner-occupied rehabilitation, rental rehabilitation, and down payment assistance programs.
- Ability to coordinate with lenders, realtors, contractors, inspectors, Community Development Organizations, home owners, and home buyers.
- Oversees, reviews and approves the development and implementation of housing designs, scope of work, construction or rehab contracts, inspection reports, change orders, payment requests, and file documentation. Scope of work and contracts should specify repairs to be made, time frame for completion of work, materials needed and utilization of general, residential or building contractor and/or subcontractor assistance.
- Ability to create new housing programs, implement new delivery systems, and develop departmental policies and procedures.
- Procure, approve, suspend, and remove contractors from the participation in all housing programs.
- Seek the acquisition of properties for rehab and sale.
- Pursue leveraging, collaboration and partnership opportunities for the organization with other nonprofit organizations and city and county municipalities.
- Oversee a feasibility study to determine the organization's potential to create a rental portfolio.
- Coordinates and monitors authorized work performed by subcontractors and any of their staff for all Housing programs.
- Promote opportunities for first time home buyers to move into affordable housing.
- Oversees client application process for weatherization program.
- Provides departmental reports on activities, expenditures, compliance and analysis of measurable objectives of the program achievements of goals to management on a regular basis.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Must be able to communicate orally and in writing, prepare written reports, possess management skills, and be effective in assisting and communicating with the public.
- Plan, organize, evaluate, direct and implement housing programs, and implement new delivery systems.
- Knowledge of the regulatory requirements for existing and potential funding sources including: Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), HOME Investment Partnership Program, State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and Lead Based Paint Requirements.
- Establish and maintain effective working relations with the general public, Department of Economic Opportunity, public officials and nonprofit organizations.
- Ability to use Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and other applications/software necessary to process, track, and implement housing programs.
- 1-2 years of supervisory experience preferred.
- Exercise initiative, ingenuity, and sound judgement in performance of duties.
- Creative, self-starter able to work with a diverse group of people.
- Ability to address large groups and make presentations.
- Ability to develop, organize, and conduct training sessions and workshops.
- Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of experience in a non-profit organization; or an equivalent combination of education and experience and demonstrated management experience.
- Experience working with nonprofit affordable housing development projects preferred.
- Must maintain a valid driver’s license throughout employment with the organization.
The physical demands described herein are required to successfully perform the essential job functions.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. The employee is regularly required to talk and hear while performing the duties of the position. Additionally, the position requires the ability to stand and walk in the office and occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERISTICS:
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must successfully pass employment, criminal background, and drug screening checks.
In exchange for your experience, the organization offers a full benefits package.
Deadline to apply is May 10, 2019