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Job Title: 

Executive Director

Salary Range: 
$220,000 - $311,663
Full Job Description: 

The Position

The Everett Housing Authority is seeking a highly qualified Executive Director to lead and manage its portfolio of 3752 Housing Choice Vouchers, 1056 LIHTC housing units, and 927 non-LIHTC owned units. The agency manages all of its units except for one 381-unit apartment complex. The agency operates with an annual budget of $73.5 million. EHA is governed by a six-member Board of Commissioners and is staffed with 129 employees. Commissioners are nominated by the Mayor of Everett and confirmed by the City Council for five-year terms. EHA is a HUD high performer and is a Moving to Work (MTW) expansion agency.

About EHA

The Everett Housing Authority is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and is actively taking strides to being an anti-racist organization. Part of its mission statement includes creating affordable housing that “replaces systemic racism with equity for all.” Key to implementing the mission are the agency’s values of Community, Service, Respect, Leadership, Wisdom, Creativity, and Integrity.

In alignment with its ten-year strategic plan, EHA has multiple major initiatives underway including a master plan redevelopment of a wartime public housing development into the Part District, a mixed-income, mixed-use 12-acre community that will meet a substantial percentage of EHA’s strategic objective to created 1,500 affordable housing units.

The agency is also positioning itself for affordable housing acquisition and preservation opportunities adjacent to projected Sound Transit Link light rail stations. Use of it’s A+ Standards and Poor’s credit rating to access credit and bond funding for acquisition and redevelopment is key to the agency’s strategic housing development initiatives.

Implementation is nearly complete to convert a 378-unit Section 202 elderly portfolio through the RAD Project-Based Voucher option. Other initiatives include expanding third-party property management and creating an asset management team to implement asset recapitalization of real estate, complete capital replacement and renovation projects, and transition newly acquired and constructed properties into the EHA portfolio.

As part of its participation in the MTW demonstration, EHA is undertaking a demonstration within a demonstration, testing out a new staffing model called the THRIVE Program for all households participating in the tiered rent study, which is the signature MTW initiative for EHA’s MTW expansion cohort. The THRIVE Program is distinguished from the traditional approach to voucher program staffing by assigning participants a single point of contact who is responsible for all aspects of voucher administration work, including inspections, as well as supporting assigned families to move to communities of opportunity and administering THRIVE+, a local self-sufficiency program with a milestone-based escrow account.

About Everett

Incorporated in 1893, Everett, Washington is the county seat and largest city of Snohomish County with a population of 110.629. Everett is situated 25 miles north of Seattle in the Puget Sound region. Historically a lumber and factory town, current major employers in the area include Boeing, Providence Regional Medical Center, government employers, and the Naval Station. Everett has also become a very desirable bedroom community for workers in the Seattle area. Situated on the shores of Port Gardner Bay, Everett offers more than 40 parks and recreation spaces, as well as views and access to nearby Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains and Cascades Mountains and provides the blend of culture and nature and mild climate that exemplifies the Pacific Northwest.

Required Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Finance, Urban Studies or a closely related field is required and a Master’s Degree in such fields is preferred.  Candidates should have at least eight {8} years of progressively responsible work experience in the management of housing authorities, housing non-profits, or other affordable housing providers. Six (6) of the years of experience should be at a high level of executive leadership or management. Any combination of experience and education that would be likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities may still be considered by EHA.

Experience with developing new affordable housing and / or affordable housing acquisitions is strongly preferred. Previous work experience in a managerial role with unions is highly desirable. The successful candidate must also have completed the Executive Director Management Certification offered by NAHRO, PHADA or other certification entities, or be willing to complete such a certification within 24 months of being hired.

The position description and a recruitment brochure are available on the Agency website at www.evha.org. Compensation for the position is negotiable, depending on the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate. EHA is an equal opportunity employer.

This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

To Apply: 

Please email a one-page cover letter, a resume, a listing of three professional references, and salary expectations to Stan Quy, President / Principal of The Organizational Leadership Edge at executiverecruitment@evha.org.

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Posting Expiration Date: 
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Job Location Details: 
Everett, WA

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