This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by January 26 2024 at 4:30 p.m.
King County Housing Authority is seeking an Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Housing Choice Voucher for our Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs.
The Assistant Vice President will support KCHA’s largest housing division, administering rental subsidies for over 23,000 households. This position will direct activities of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher programs including Supportive Programs (i.e. VASH, FUP, HASP), project-based housing, HQS Inspections, and training. As a Moving to Work (MTW) Housing Authority, KCHA has significant flexibility in shaping HCV policies and procedures to achieve its goals.
As a key strategic position within HCV Programs and under the supervision of the Senior Vice President of Housing Choice Voucher Programs, the AVP will collaborate with HCV and KCHA leadership and numerous external partners to develop and implement policies, procedures, staffing plans, and budgets. This position will provide guidance and recommends program policy changes to meet program goals and sustain programmatic excellence.
King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing. To learn more about KCHA and our Mission visit this link.
The AVP will:
Manage the HCV program to include over various vouchers and numerous landlords in accordance with U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD) regulations.
Monitor monthly utilization;
Collaborate and communicate with partnering agencies to plan, implement, and operationalize specialized programs for the HCV and Homeless Housing Department;
Oversees appeal hearings for applicants/clients.
Supervises daily operations of the department.
Recruit and selects department personnel; assigns, directs, trains, and audits the work of staff;
Coach, counsel, and evaluate staff performance;
Develop staff schedules and ensure deadlines for the department are met;
Develop and achieve high performance and strategic objectives for the department.
Collaborate with the Senior Vice President to develop department strategic initiatives and recommend changes to department policies; monitor initiatives to ensure goals are on target; recommend necessary adjustments or changes to ensure initiatives are met.
Assist the Senior Vice President with budget recommendations; participate and monitor budget meetings with Senior Staff and the Senior Vice President as required.
Respond to high level and complex complaints from HUD, political leaders, attorneys, and regulatory agencies as needed; coordinate with Agency departments to accomplish program goals and initiatives.
Prepare reports and present Authority information at internal/external forums; meet with the community, landlords, and special interest groups to address housing issues.
Qualifications and Competencies
Bachelor's degree in social work, human services, public administration, or related field AND
Considerable experience in HCV Programs, public housing and/or low-income housing programs operations/management 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:
Comprehensive knowledge of modern principles, practices, theories, and techniques of leasing housing and organization management.
Understanding of and sympathy with social, economic, health and emotional needs of families of low income and homeless individuals and households, seniors, people living with disabilities, immigrants and refugees and BIPOC communities.
Comprehensive knowledge of the application of laws, rules and regulations, policies and procedures relating to the various programs, HCV, and HUD.
Knowledgeable in the principles of management, organization, planning, development and implementation of responsibilities as they relate to the duties of the job.
Ability to plan, direct, and oversee the operations of the department and associated programs.
Provide leadership, guide and motivate staff.
Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinate employees.
Knowledge of the general pattern and operating practices of community organizations and the ability to enlist their active support and cooperation. Knowledge of social, political, economic, and community issues influencing program and project development and administration.
Comprehensive knowledge in setting policies and goals for departments and programs and in the management of complex large-scale programs and departments.
Skill in planning, project management, budgeting, supervision, public relations, and technical writing.
Applies effective written and verbal communication techniques to convey clear and timely messages; communicates clearly and effectively via multiple methods.
Analyzes and develops effective policies and procedures.
Presents proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively.
Interprets and explains complex data analyses and research findings for technical and non-technical audiences.
Strong critical-thinking skills; ability to evaluate information, implement timely decisions and make recommendations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, HUD representatives, business and community leaders, elected officials, vendors, regulatory agency administrators, and the general public.
Proficiency with MS Office to include Word, Excel, Outlook, and database software.
Consent to and pass a driver's and criminal records background check.
Must possess a valid driver's license to regularly travel between work sites as required or have an alternative reliable mode of transportation. Must have an acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment.
Position Information and Application Process
To be considered for this opportunity, you must:
Complete the online application profile in its entirety.
Upload a cover letter that addresses your interest in the position and how your experience and education qualify 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 for this position is $126,186.00 to $150,000.00 annually, dependent on qualifications and professional experience. The complete salary range for this position is $126,186.00 - $194,324.48. 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. For more details regarding KCHA comprehensive benefits, please visit our benefits page.
After initial onboarding, this role will have the opportunity to work remotely up to 60% in accordance with the KCHA's flexible work arrangements; however, remote work conditions will be reviewed on a regular basis based on business and program need. The ability to report to the Central Office in Tukwila will still be required on occasion. Some local travel may be required to support KCHA business needs.
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.
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, reaching with hands and arms and pushing or pulling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather) and exposure to outdoor weather conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
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.
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