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Job Title: 

Deputy Executive Director

Newark Housing Authority
Job Location: 
Newark, NJ
Salary Range: 
Salary: $185, 000 per year Commensurate with education and experience.
Full Job Description: 


Assists the Executive Director in the development, administration and implementation of NHA policies and objectives; assists with managing the day-to-day operations of the Authority in an effective, efficient manner and in accordance with applicable federal state and local laws and regulations; directs special projects; and represents the Executive Director at official functions/meetings.



  • Performs such special functions and directs such special projects as may be delegated by the Executive Director.
  • May assist the Executive Director by reviewing detailed budget requests from subordinate units to ensure that requests comply with the comprehensive programs approved by the Executive Director.
  • Represents the Executive Director at various official functions/meeting s where department/division policy, priorities, and other high level matters are to be considered.
  • Supervises the department heads of agency programs and the administration/coordination of those programs.
  • May assist with coordination of activities of the major functions under the Executive Director.
  • May assist the Executive Director in exercising executive control/direction over the planning/research function responsible for developing an agency plan, and performs such research as may be required.
  • May assist the Executive Director in exercising executive control/direction over such functions as finance, personnel services, data processing, engineering, and central service functions.
  • Manages operations and/or functional programs and has responsibility for employee evaluations and for effectively recommending the hiring. firing. Promoting, demoting, and/or disciplining of employees.



  • Initiates and directs new programs, including trial and innovative projects/studies.
  • May assist the Executive Director in exercising executive control/direction over the engineering and/or operations function; responsible for acquisition of real estate for public use and distribution of state and federal funds to local political subdivisions.
  • May assist the Executive Director in exercising executive control/direction of fiscal management responsible for department/unit accounting, budgeting, and auditing functions and for the entire fiscal integrity of federal funds allocated.
  • Complies with applicable job-related local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Meets or exceeds applicable job-related HUD performance standards particularly PHAS.
  • Responsible for safety while performing all facts of job and observes all Housing Authority safety procedures, as well as all local, state, and federal safety laws and regulations.
  • Promotes positive customer relations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Extensive knowledge of applicable national, state, and local rules, regulations, statutes, policies, and procedures on public housing.
  • Excellent customer relations skills.
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities.
  • Ability to communicate and interact appropriately with the general public, applicants, residents, and staff.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.



  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) or equivalent in a related field of study from a four year accredited college or university.  Master’s degree (MA) or Jurist Doctorate (JD) degree preferred.
  • Six (6) years of managerial experience in public administration.



  • Various office equipment.



  • Requires availability to work beyond normal workday.
  • Frequent travel to various work locations.
  • Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey and be insurable according to NHA guidelines only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.


This job description is subject to change and in no manner states or implies that there are only duties and responsibilities to be performed. The qualifications listed above are guidelines; other combinations of education and experience that could provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.


To Apply: 


All persons interested in this position are requested to send a resume and cover letter to Human Resources Department, Newark Housing Authority, 500 Broad Street, 5th Floor, Newark, New Jersey 07102, via E-mail to orodriguez@newarkha.org, fax to 973-273-6350 or in person.                             

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023
Posting Expiration Date: 
Sunday, January 28, 2024
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