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Job Title: 

Executive Director

Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Job Location: 
Charlottesville, VA
Salary Range: 
$105,000 to $130,000 annually
Full Job Description: 

Application Deadline: April 6, 2020 at 5pm EST.

Apply online at: www.charlottesville.org/jobs

The City of Charlottesville Human Resources Department is collecting applications on behalf of the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA). All applications will be forwarded to the CRHA Board of Commissioners for consideration.

CRHA Mission Statement: The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) is a resident-centered organization committed to excellence in providing affordable quality housing, revitalizing communities, supporting resident involvement and promoting upward mobility and self-sufficiency through partnerships in the public and private sectors. CRHA manages 376 public housing units, Family Self Sufficiency, the Section 3 program, and Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8). (CRHA Board, 2017)
CRHA Vision Statement: CRHA strives to build exemplary communities that integrate essential services empowering our most vulnerable population to thrive in the City of Charlottesville. (CRHA Board, 2017)

CRHA's Executive Director serves as the agency's chief executive officer to provide public and inner-agency leadership, strategic direction, and compassionate action toward achieving CRHA's mission. The Executive Director has top-line responsibility for all CRHA operations, programs and staff. The Executive Director reports to, supports and takes direction from the 7-member CRHA Board of Commissioners, which is appointed by the City of Charlottesville City Council and includes two public housing residents. CRHA is a transformative organization striving for a "Residents First" philosophy. 

The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority has been working with amazing partners to begin redevelopment of our public housing sites. The first two projects will start construction in late spring 2020. This is an essential time to keep the momentum going for thoughtful, resident-led redevelopment, while planning for the long-term sustainability of CRHA, and the upcoming transition to managing LIHTC units. CRHA promises a one to one replacement of all public housing units (per the Residents' Bill of Rights for Redevelopment) while offering improved services and programming for residents (not just improving the physical housing units) and expanding the stock of affordable housing for very low-income people in our community. The Executive Director will be responsible for a team approach to implement CRHA's future redevelopment planning, building upon the successful resident-led processes for Crescent Halls and South First Street.

The salary range for this position is $105,000 to $130,000 annually. This position also includes: Medical, dental and vision coverage (100% premium payment for employee and generous percentage for dependents); Health Savings and Flex Spending Account options; Retirement and life insurance through the Virginia Retirement System; Employee Assistance Program (EAP); Other employee paid benefit options (supplemental accident policy, fitness); Vacation and sick leave accrual upon employment. Use of sick leave as it accrues, use of vacation after 6 months;12 Paid Holidays per year.


  • A Bachelor's Degree or higher, preferably in a field related to community development such as public administration, business administration, urban planning or human service.
  • At least 5 years of experience in one or more of the following:
    • Administration of low-income/affordable housing programs
    • High-level program administration
    • Operational management
    • Property management
    • Finance
    • Project Development
    • Project Management
    • Strategic planning and implementation
    • Building relationships with low-income community members and communities
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff in a supervisory capacity is also required.


  • Experience working with HUD, especially with HUD public housing and voucher programs.
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors/Commissioners.
To Apply: 

To view the complete job annoucement and to be considered, visit www.charlottesville.org/jobs. Applications are only accepted online through the employment website listed. Your application package should include 1) a letter of interest, 2) detailed resume, 3) three professional references.

The Charlottesville Development and Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation national origin, creed, gender identity, age, disability, or status in any other group protected by law.

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Application Deadline: 
Monday, April 6, 2020
Posting Expiration Date: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Job Location Details: 
Charlottesville, Virginia

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