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Job Title: 

Senior Administrative Program Manager - Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Programs

Salary Range: 
$101,386.00 - $127,239.00 Annually
Full Job Description: 

SALARY: $101,386.00 - $127,239.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 09/22/22

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

HOW TO APPLY: Senior Administrative Program Manager - Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Programs


Effective December 1, 2021, the King County Housing Authority has instituted a COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Policy that requires all regular, part-time, and temporary employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the health and safety of its workplace and community.  Newly hired employees must provide proof to KCHA Human Resources after an offer of employment has been made and before their first day of employment that they are fully vaccinated. Individuals with a qualifying medical or religious reason may submit a request for exemption and reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualifying individuals if the accommodations do not present an undue hardship.
Please note this position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by October 12, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.  

Are you excited by the opportunity to manage simple to complex projects, programs, and initiatives in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Do you have a passion for using data to inform both process improvement efforts and program design within a large Housing Authority? Are you ready to collaborate with key stakeholders and individuals who are passionate about improving outcomes for low-income clients? If so, KCHA's Housing Choice Voucher Department may be the place for you.
This position will report to the Director of Housing Choice Vouchers. The ideal candidate will have both a solid academic background and significant experience working in program evaluation and implementation. They must be adept at helping others understand why and how data can be most helpful to them in operating programs. In addition, this person's vision, deep commitment to low income housing, inclination toward continuous improvement, and her/his/their client-centered focus will assist in more fully integrating this function into and throughout the department.

King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is the largest provider of affordable housing in the Pacific Northwest and a nationally recognized leader in affordable housing. To learn more about KCHA and our Mission visit this link.  



The Senior Administrative Program Manager - HCV Programs will:

  • Design and develop programs and work methods; prioritize program goals objectives and develop outcome measures to evaluate initiatives for consistency with Housing Authority mission and priorities.
  • Gather data and prepare reports; provide guidance to staff on the interpretation of policies and administrative plans, evaluate impacts on the Authorities operations; develop and recommend policies and recommendation for implementation; develop timelines and steps to ensure compliance.
  • Develop, measure and evaluate significant programs including plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives and work standards and plans.
  • Represent the Housing Authority on highly visible and sensitive issues before internal and external constituencies; manage and promote relationships with significant external customers. Serve as a technical expert or key contributor involving independent decision making. Explain and interpret program requirements to staff.
  • May assist with development and manage annual budgets and work plans including staffing levels; may make appropriate procurement decisions and analyze program budget periodically to ensure the effective use of funds.
  • May supervise or provide lead direction to assigned staff; interview, select, assign work, train and evaluate or provide input to evaluation of staff; monitor performance and provide coaching for staff development; recommend disciplinary action to address performance deficiencies, and recommend merit increases to the director. Ensure outstanding customer service is delivered by all staff.
  • Design and oversee the production of program reports to Executive Director, Board of Commissioners and department director. Prepare statistical and operational records and reports.
  • Facilitate agreements between departments and contractors; notify contracting authorities on noncompliance; provide guidance to Housing Authority employees.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree AND
  • Considerable experience with housing programs (low income housing, public housing and/or housing choice vouchers), program management, program evaluation demonstrating the ability to develop, plan, and execute projects OR
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of affordable housing policy and research and/or knowledge of related social policy arenas such as homelessness, health, education, or other areas.
  • Experience supervising staff including coaching, mentoring, and providing strong leadership in a dynamic work environment. 
  • Experience conducting or leading program assessments.
  • Experience translating program evaluation findings into improvements to current program effectiveness or future program development.
  • Experience managing external evaluators conducting program evaluation activities.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with analytic software programs such as Stata, Tableau, Visual Basic, and/or GIS; proficiency with MS Office to include Word, Access, Advanced Excel, Outlook, and database software.
  • Applies effective written and verbal communication techniques to convey clear and timely messages to internal and external stakeholders; listens to others' ideas and concerns; has exceptional public speaking skills.
  • Values and contributes to a work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity, equity and inclusion; treats others with respect; promotes cooperation.
  • Analyzes problems, identifies alternative solutions, and implements recommendations; demonstrates critical, creative, and reflective thinking. 
  • Establishes and nurtures relationships with internal and external stakeholders, regularly inviting feedback and suggestions; works cooperatively with others as an active member of a team.
  • Works effectively and efficiently to provide quality service to satisfy service expectations; seeks ways to improve service delivery; demonstrates strong program management skills.
  • Takes responsibility for own work performance and balancing critical job requirements, initiating and completing work; manages time/conflict/stress; ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast paced environment.
  • Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities; responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values.
  • Collaborative team player that is at ease working with multiple and diverse stakeholders and who brings enthusiasm, curiosity, humility, and humor to their work.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the first day of employment or have an approved medical or religious exemption and reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualifying individuals if the accommodations do not present an undue hardship.
  • Consent to and pass a criminal records background check.


Application Requirements:
To be considered for this opportunity, you must:

  • Complete the online application profile in its entirety.
  • Upload a cover letter that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the essential functions listed in the job announcement. (Cover Letter)
  • Upload a detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)

Salary & Benefits:
The starting salary range of this position is $101,386.00 - $127,239.00 annually . A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, reduced tuition, and retirement benefits are also available.

Physical Work Environment:
Incumbent(s) must be able to meet the physical requirements of the classification and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the functions performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Incumbents frequently use standard office equipment including personal computers, telephone and related equipment.  Work entails high volume processing with tight deadlines.

Equal Opportunity:
King County Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Date Posted: 
Monday, September 26, 2022
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Posting Expiration Date: 
Friday, November 25, 2022
Job Location Details: 
Tukwila, Washington

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