Director of Communications & Public Affairs

The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) has provided housing opportunities to San Antonio residents for over 80 years and is among the largest housing authorities in the nation.  SAHA, created in 1937, is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of the City of San Antonio to staggered two-year terms.  The agency is committed to serving individuals and families by providing and preserving public housing units, creating a safer and healthier environment, and improving the quality of life for more than 65,000 residents.  SAHA owns and manages approximately 6,000 public housing units and administers more than 12,400 federal Housing Choice (Section 8) rental assistance vouchers.  SAHA has 489 employees and an annual operating budget of $176 million, with a capital budget of $14 million.  The Director of Communications and Public Affairs reports to the President/CEO and is responsible for managing strategic and operational communications planning and implementation for agency communications through public affairs, digital, and social media programs.  The Director supervises four staff and serves as the liaison with the Public Housing Authority (PHA) industry and a variety of local partners.  Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related field with a high-level knowledge of media relations; Master’s degree in Communications or Public Affairs is preferred.  At least five (5) years of combined experience in leadership functions of communications, public relations, digital communications, social media, and/or community relations is required.  The starting salary range is $90,000 - $100,000; starting salary will be based upon the knowledge and experience of the individual selected.  SAHA offers an attractive benefits package.  Résumé review will begin June 17, 2018; position is open until filled.  To apply, visit www.srnsearch.com and apply online.  If you have questions, contact S. Renée Narloch, President, S. Renée Narloch & Associates, 850.391.0000 or info@srnsearch.com. A detailed brochure is available at www.srnsearch.com. SAHA is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer.  In accordance with Texas’ broad Public Records Laws, applications and résumés are subject to public disclosure.