Salary: $125,000 - $150,000
Kitsap County, Washington, is located on the Kitsap Peninsula in the central Puget Sound, directly across the water from Seattle. With a population of over 270,000 residents, those residing in Kitsap County enjoy nearly 300 miles of scenic saltwater coastline, and many friendly, unique, laid-back communities. The Kitsap Peninsula is a great place to live and offers quality schools, vast recreation, a clean environment, an abundance of beautiful parks, cultural programs, convenient shopping, and excellent medical facilities.
Headquartered in the community of Silverdale, Housing Kitsap (Kitsap Consolidated Housing Authority) provides quality affordable housing and homeownership opportunities to families and individuals within Kitsap County. Housing Kitsap serves all of Kitsap County, excluding within the Bremerton city limits. The housing authority operates on an approximate annual budget of $14 million. Housing Kitsap has over $100 million in assets, 17 properties in three cities and the county, approximately 890 units, including 136 public housing units serving over 2,500 individuals, 423 housing choice vouchers, and 20 units per year of self-help home construction. Housing Kitsap utilizes four departments, including: Administration (5.3 FTEs), Property Management (29.5 FTEs), Finance (7 FTEs), and Self Help/Single Family (8.8 FTEs).
Reporting to a seven-person Board of Commissioners, the Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the housing authority’s operations, including all legal entities owned and operated by the housing authority. Responsibilities of the position include coordinating agency operations, policy development and planning, projecting a positive image of the agency to the community through various public relations, working to develop a sense of community for residents within their homes, their development and their community, and representing the authority’s policies and programs to service and funding partners.
A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, business administration, finance, or a related field, and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in public housing management, public administration, public finance, or similar employment is required. The ideal candidate will have a master's degree in a related field. The selected candidate must have thorough knowledge of housing management; a working knowledge of HUD programs, policies, and procedures; and have extensive knowledge of state and federal-assisted housing program laws and regulations including interpretation, development, and implementation of policy directives and changes. Previous experience as a director or senior level management personnel for a housing authority or community development agency will enhance an individual's chance for success in the job and is desirable.
For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Housing Kitsap is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: March 28, 2021 (open until filled).
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