Director of Housing & Community Development (open until filled)

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Community and Economic Development Housing

Job Description

Department/Division: Housing & Comm. Development Department/Administration Division
Salary Range: $7,567-$14,422/month
Work Location: 4400 MLK Boulevard
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; however, responsibility may require additional hours and days.
Application Deadline Date: Open until filled


Responsibilities

UPDATED: Seeking an innovative, dynamic, creative, and experienced housing executive to lead the City's Housing & Community Development Department. Performs work related to planning, organizing and administering all elements of the City's comprehensive housing program, remains informed of sources of best practices and funding sources and directs efforts to compete for funds; remains apprised of housing needs of all elements of the community; serves as the advocate of affordable housing programs in the community and in local government; and integrates affordable housing programs into the City's urban planning process. Ideal candidate should be flexible, organized and able to implement innovative and transformative housing solutions in collaboration with the City Manager and City Council. The Housing Director is appointed by and reports to the City Manager and has full executive responsibility for the provision of housing services throughout the City, while directing department staff, ensuring they are sufficiently trained, well organized, and highly motivated. Responsible for all supportive housing programs and manages funding support for creation and stabilization of housing, including: overseeing the CBDG/HOME Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Action Plan process; coordinating with MO Housing Development Commission (MHDC) programming and resources; engaging the private sector (philanthropic, financial intermediaries, financial institutions) for resources; and working with philanthropic, public/private partnerships, City, State and Federal stakeholders. Must also be able to collaborate with a variety of organizations and individuals to promote all aspects of housing, spanning from tenant advocacy, housing providers, developers and landlords, homeless advocates, and domestic violence agencies that offer housing for their clients. Must be able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of community and civic interests in the public, private, philanthropic and non-profit sectors and must develop and maintain effective working relationships with all constituencies. The Director ensures housing needs are considered in the City's urban planning process and that programs support the strategic plan.


Qualifications

REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor's degree 8 years of experience in varied public programs, including 4 years of progressively responsible, administrative and supervisory experience in housing programs and/or a business setting. Must also have a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the business community, other City departments, elected and appointed officials, as well as various community groups.


Other Information

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May be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result within 7 days of hire as the most recent test result. Having a positive result at any point for any current or potential employee will have no impact on employment status nor employment offer.

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For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation. The requirement of "high school graduation" also includes the state-issued GED certificate.

For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.

Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited" degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U. S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

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The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE.

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