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Job Title: 

Housing Policy Manager

Santa Clara Housing Authority
Job Location: 
San Jose, CA
Salary Range: 
$122,536 - $150,809 Annually
Full Job Description: 

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The Housing Policy Manager administers, manages, organizes, and monitors the development of the Santa Clara County Housing Authority’s (Agency) policies and the writing of staff procedures. The Agency’s Moving to Work (MTW) Plan and Report for the administration of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and affordable housing programs are also key areas of focus. The incumbent ensures that resources are allocated to maximize organizational productivity and provide high-quality customer service. The position also provides complex and responsible support to the Assistant Director of Housing Policy, Training, and Outreach.

The Housing Policy Manager will have the opportunity to:

  • Hone skills such as negotiating, problem solving, public speaking, case management, analysis, and writing.
  • Interact with staff to help people who really need affordable, clean, and safe places to live.
  • Research housing regulations and help to develop and implement policies.
  • Manage teams that will make meaningful progress on critical issues.
  • Represent their division to other departments, elected officials, and outside agencies.
  • Innovate and help streamline the organization’s processes.

The ideal candidate will be a galvanizer of teams who champions collaboration through management of personnel and understanding of HUD regulations in an effort to improve programs based on local need. The individual will likely be a naturally curious person who can objectively analyze ideas, solve policy puzzles, and employ attention to detail. The ideal candidate should be driven to hold high expectations and be someone who gets others excited about contributing to stretch goals. Exceptional writing ability and grant management experience is a must and the ability to manage up and present/facilitate will be helpful. The successful candidate will be able to enjoy a professional environment that fosters creativity, flexibility, and independent work.

A complete job description can be found here: https://www.scchousingauthority.org/assets/1/6/Housing_Policy_Manager_9-2018.pdf



A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in social services, behavioral sciences, business or public administration, or a closely related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the following areas is required: public administration, research, and analysis of complex housing policy issues; writing program-related policies and procedures; compiling and analyzing complex data sets; drafting reports clearly explaining policy-driven issues and making recommendations regarding how to address those issues; develop housing assistance programs; facilitating meetings and conducting presentations as well as programmatic responsibility. Three (3) years of supervisory experience are also required.



The salary range for the Housing Policy Manager is $112,536 - $150,809 annually and the starting salary will be dependent upon experience. A comprehensive benefits package will also be offered – complete details can be found here: https://www.scchousingauthority.org/assets/1/6/Benefits_Summary-SCCHA_4-8-2019.pdf

To Apply: 


The first review of resumes will occur on June 8, 2020. To be considered, please submit a detailed résumé and cover letter. Your résumé should reflect both years and months of employment dates. Please submit your materials through our website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/CPSHRRS/jobs/2763104/housing-policy-manager?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


The most competitive candidates will be invited to participate in a telephone interview with the consultant. The Housing Authority will make the final determination as to which top candidates are invited to an onsite interview process. For additional information about this position please contact Josh Jones at 916.471.3301 or jjones@cpshr.us

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Application Deadline: 
Monday, June 8, 2020
Posting Expiration Date: 
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Job Location Details: 
San Jose, California

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