Job Title: Director of Planning & Development
Department: Office of the COO
Reports To: Chief Operating Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Company Information: The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged Dothan Housing (DH) to create a different platform for sustainability by “thinking outside of the box” by becoming a housing authority of the future. This was done through its digital transformation initiative. Whereas, DH has answered the challenge of evolution through transformational leadership and acknowledging the paradigm shift of public housing authorities (PHAs) of doing more with less, moving from paper to the cloud, and streamlining its operations through technology by embracing an online platform. DH has also implemented a modern-day leadership approach focused on creating a high-value organizational culture built on trust, getting the right people on the team, and coaching that team to greatness to meet key performance indicators (KPIs) that will ultimately increase its overall productivity. DH offers remote, flexible, and hybrid work environment so that its employees can work from locations other than the office. DH’s new business model has enhanced its efforts to attract, recruit, and retain an articulate, talented, and diverse workforce of the best and the brightest in the affordable housing industry.
Position Summary: As a Moving to Work (MTW) Expansion Agency under the Landlord Incentives Cohort #3, this position reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) with limited supervision. The Director of Planning & Development is integral to Dothan Housing’s (DH’s) Mid-management team. The position is responsible for progressively carrying out DH's and its instrumentalities’ rehabilitation, housing development, capital improvements, acquisition, and modernization initiatives, including the Capital Fund Program (CFP), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Project-Based Voucher (PBV) preservation plan, Rural Development (RD), and other Community Development (CD) programs.
The Director of Planning & Development is also responsible for planning, coordinating, and successfully implementing DH and its instrumentalities’ commercial, homeownership, multi-family, and other residential development strategies, including the City of Dothan’s Strategic Affordable Housing Implementation Plan. The position is responsible for the mixed-income, mixed-use, and mixed-finance real estate planning and development activities within the Moving to Work (MTW) Supplemental Plan. The Director of Planning & Development is responsible for the Development Accreditation Goal & Success Indicator in the Purpose 2025: FY2022-2024 strategic plan.
Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Building Construction, Building Construction Management, Construction Engineering Management, Business Administration, or Real Estate Development with a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible construction management experience with a proven ability to manage significant development/capital improvement projects.
- Prefer a Master’s degree in degree in Engineering, Architecture, Building Construction, Building Construction Management, Construction Engineering Management, Business Administration, or Real Estate Development with a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible construction management experience with a proven ability to manage significant development/capital improvement projects.
- Must be certified or obtain Procurement & Section 3 certification or equivalent within one year of employment.
- Must be certified or obtain Real Estate Development certification or equivalent within two years of employment.