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Job Title: 

Executive Director

Harvard Group International
Job Location: 
Atlanta, GA
Salary Range: 
$120,000 - $140,000
Full Job Description: 

Top 5 Must Haves for the Ideal Candidate:

  1. 8+ years of leadership experience in business, public or social service administration, R/E development; preferably in a HUD or Housing Authority role.
  2. Strong financial acumen with Housing Authority accounting and finance experience.
  3. Have a strong history as a successful leader in housing management with significant experience working with Housing Choice Voucher Programs or administering housing and community development programs.
  4. Have at least a Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or related field; preferably a Master’s degree in a related field.
  5. Have a State of Georgia driver’s license; able to be covered under the Housing Authority’s fidelity bond and be insured by the Agency’s vehicle insurance carrier.


Company Overview:

Our client is a public housing agency created almost 50 years ago that address the need for affordable housing of low-to-moderate incomes. They have become a source for affordable housing options and programs within the community and promote economic development, sustained livability and self-sufficiency and enhancing the lives of its citizens. They also participate in Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides the primary source of Public Housing Assistance (PHA) policy through federal regulations to the HAFC.



  • Oversee planning, organization, coordinating and direction of all programs of the Authority.
  • Communicate with all the Commissioners on current situations, updates, consulting, data, recommendations, etc.
  • Maintain close relationships with representatives of local, state and federal agencies and HUD officials in the regional office.
  • Handle financial bond payments, annual budget, financial records, etc.
  • Performs duties of the Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Commissioners and serve as the contracting officer for the Authority
  • Delegate the maintenance of all personnel files and records which include approval, hiring and administering the disciplinary process, employee classification, pay and benefits plans, etc.
  • Engage with advisory committee, professional organizations and community meetings and consult with individuals or agencies to sponsor legislations and with Authority’s Legal Counsel.
  • Directs the handling of all grievances involving residents or employees.



This role is located in unincorporated Atlanta, Georgia. A meaningful compensation package will be developed for the successful candidate, along with full healthcare benefits.

To Apply: 

*To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in MS Word format, to Kaitty Esver at kesver@harvardsearch.com. A fully detailed, formal specification will be sent to “top-level”, qualified candidates.

Date Posted: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 20, 2019
Posting Expiration Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2019
Job Location Details: 
Atlanta, GA

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