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Director of Leased Housing

Job Location: 
Salary Range: 
114,000.00 to 177,000.00
Full Job Description: 

POSITION TITLE:  DIRECTOR OF LEASED HOUSING
DEPARTMENT :    LEASED HOUSING   
REPORTS TO:    DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  
FLSA STATUS :     EXEMPT                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

Salary Range: $114,000 - $177,000; Commensurate with Education and Experience. Benefits include paid vacation, sick and personal time; Flexible work schedule; Paid holidays. Health, dental and life-insurance options; Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts; and much more.

 

IMPORTANT: VACCINATION POLICY FOR NEW EMPLOYEES

Prior to the start of employment, new employees must have received either a single dose COVID-19 vaccine (J&J) or the first dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). The second dose of a two-dose vaccine must be completed as soon as possible but no later than 45 days following the start of employment or within the recommended waiting period of the vaccine received, whichever is first. Your cooperation with this policy is required and helps us ensure a safer work environment for everyone.

 

Summary 

The primary purpose of this position is to direct the Cambridge Housing Authority (“CHA” or “Authority”) Leased Housing Programs including the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program, Alternative Housing Voucher Program, Shelter Plus Care Program, Moderate Rehab Program, VASH Vouchers and other assorted programs created under the CHA’s authority as a Moving to Work (MTW) agency.  The incumbent is responsible for developing guidelines and procedures for these programs in accordance with current federal and state policies and regulations.  The Director of Leased Housing administers the assigned programs of almost 3200 subsidies through a staff of 17 which includes subordinate supervisors including the Deputy Director of Leased Housing and various levels of Leasing Officers.

 All activities must support the CHA’s strategic goals and objectives and produce results that accomplish the goals of the Department of Leased Housing.

 

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's Degree in real estate, public administration, management, business or related field from a four-year college or university; and a minimum of five  (5) years progressively responsible experience in public housing or assisted housing management, with at least three (3) years experience in a supervisory capacity.  Experience with HUD programs, low-income housing or multi-family housing is required.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

 

Technical Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be competent in the usage of spreadsheet software (MS Excel), word processing (MS Word) software and e-mail software.  Ability to learn other computer software programs as required by assigned tasks.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The below statements describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position.   This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develops and administers the Authority’s policies and procedures used in the Lease Housing Programs.
  •  Develops and recommends standards for admission to the Leased Housing Programs and for continued occupancy in accordance with federal and state guidelines and regulations.
  •  Responsible for monitoring and maintaining utilization in the various Leased Housing Programs at predetermined levels.
  • Responsible for the integrity of monthly subsidy payments to landlords currently amounting to approximately $2.8 million per month.
  • Develops and recommends standards for admission to the Leased Housing Programs and for the continued occupancy in accordance with federal and state guidelines and regulations.
  • Responsible for the monitoring and integrity of the Authority’s waiting lists for the Leased Housing Programs.
  • Establishes and implements comprehensive quality control program designed to minimize program transaction errors, to find and correct errors made, to provide appropriate staff training, and to hold staff accountable for their activities.
  • Develops and maintains a stock of units for the Leased Housing Program by establishing good relations with landlords and realtors with particular emphasis on units located in Cambridge.
  • Meets with landlords, realtors and various housing agencies to interpret and develop program goals and objectives.
  • Organizes meetings with representatives of federal, state and local agencies to develop rapport and to update programs in accordance with new developments and changes. 
  • Works creatively with outside agencies, CHA’s Resident Services staff and other groups using the CHA’s authority as an MTW Agency to develop new programs to incentivize employment and eventual self sufficiency.
  • Maintains close ties with other CHA departments to assure coordination in policies regarding admissions and continued occupancy and to assure the furtherance of the CHA’s overall goals and objectives.
  • Directs and coordinates the inspection of all units in the Leased Housing Programs in accordance with CHA’s protocol through the use of both CHA staff as well as outside contractors.
  • Oversees the preparation of various program documents, the computation of rents and the orientation of new participants.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Behavioral Competencies

  • Commitment: Sets high standards of performance; pursues aggressive goals and works hard/smart to achieve them; strives for results and success; conveys a sense of urgency and brings issues to closure; persists despite obstacles and opposition.  
  •  Customer Service: Meets/exceeds the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; identifies, understands, monitors and measures the needs of both internal and external customers; talks and acts with customers in mind; recognizes working colleagues as customers. 
  •  Effective Communication:  Ensures important information is passed to those who need to know; conveys necessary information clearly and effectively orally or in writing; demonstrates attention to, and conveys understanding of, the comments and questions of others; listens effectively.  
  •  Responsiveness and Accountability:  Demonstrates a high level of conscientiousness; holds oneself personally responsible for one's own work; does fair share of work.  
  •  Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  •  Leadership:  Provides direction by clearly and effectively setting course of action for department and subordinates; manages performance by providing regular feedback and reinforcement to subordinates.  

Job Competencies

  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, theories and methods of management
  • Ability to interpret technical information and federal and state guidelines and policies
  • Ability to set priorities for unit and staff under his or her supervision
  • Knowledge of real estate principles and practices
  • Working knowledge of the needs and problems of low-income persons and how to deal with these issues
  • Ability to plan project housing needs as reflected by application trends

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  •  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to maintain a stationary position, operate computers and other office equipment, move about the office, attend onsite and offsite meetings, and communicate. The employee must be able to accurately exchange information in person, in writing and via e-mail and telephone. The employee must occasionally transport up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Office environment.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Cambridge Housing Authority seeks to keep a safe and healthy work environment for all our employees. To do so we require new employees to comply with our Vaccination Policy as outlined below.

 

IMPORTANT: VACCINATION POLICY FOR NEW EMPLOYEES

Prior to the start of employment, new employees must have received either a single dose COVID-19 vaccine (J&J) or the first dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). The second dose of a two-dose vaccine must be completed as soon as possible but no later than 45 days following the start of employment or within the recommended waiting period of the vaccine received, whichever is first. Your cooperation with this policy is required and helps us ensure a safer work environment for everyone.

To Apply: 

Please apply to:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=8a441254-2f87-44de-8bc0-022903f0ddfe&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 25, 2022
Posting Expiration Date: 
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Job Location Details: 
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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