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Job Title: 

Executive Director

Greeley-Weld Housing Authority
Job Location: 
Salary Range: 
$110,000 - $130,000
Full Job Description: 

About Greeley-Weld Housing Authority
The Greeley - Weld Housing Authorities are two Housing Authorities collocated and operating
with one staff. Both have separate contracts with the Department of Housing and Urban
Development to provide housing services in the City of Greeley and Weld County. The
combined budgets for all activities exceed $12 million. The Greeley Housing Authority is an
independent governmental agency with a Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of
Greeley. Due to the City's Housing Authority management of the Weld County Housing Authority
the number of commissioners was increased from five to nine with four commissioners being
recommended for appointment by the Weld County Commissioners.
The Housing Authority provides safe, decent, and sanitary affordable housing to families and
individuals making between 0 and 80% of median income. Currently, the Housing Authority
manages a portfolio of 724 Section 8 Vouchers for Greeley, 427 Section 8 Vouchers for Weld
County, 86 units of public housing.

Job Title: Executive Director
Location: Greeley, Colorado
Classification: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Reports to: Chair, Board of Directors
Salary Range: $110,000 - $130,000

Position Overview
The Greeley-Weld Housing Authority is seeking an experienced and visionary Executive
Director to lead the organization in its mission to provide affordable housing solutions and
support services to residents in Greeley and Weld County. The Executive Director will oversee
all aspects of the organization, including strategic planning, financial management, program
development, community engagement, and staff leadership.

Areas of Responsibility
Strategic Leadership
● Develop and implement strategic plans and initiatives that align with the organization's
mission and goals.
● Conduct regular assessments of housing needs and market trends to inform strategic
● Lead the organization in adapting to changing housing and community development
● Collaborate with the Board of Commissioners to establish policies, priorities, and
performance metrics for organizational success and sustainability.
● Researching and updating organizational policies, technology, and infrastructure to align
with best practice and to maintain ongoing relevance and organizational efficiency.
Staff Leadership & Administration
● Provide effective leadership, mentorship, and supervision to a diverse team of
professional staff members.
● Develop and support an effective organizational structure to accomplish the work of the
● Foster a positive and inclusive work environment that values teamwork, professional
growth, and innovation.
● Support staff development, training, and performance evaluations to enhance
organizational capacity and effectiveness.

Financial Management
● Prepare and oversee the annual budget, ensuring alignment with strategic priorities and
funding sources.
● Manage grants, contracts, and fundraising efforts to secure financial resources for
programs and services.
● Monitor financial performance, analyze variances, and make recommendations for
budget adjustments as needed.

Program Development
● Identify opportunities for new affordable housing projects and partnerships with
developers, contractors, and lenders.
● Evaluate existing housing programs, services, and initiatives for effectiveness, impact,
and compliance.
● Develop innovative strategies to address housing affordability, homelessness, and
community development challenges.

Community Engagement
● Build and maintain strong relationships with community partners, stakeholders, nonprofit
organizations, government agencies, and housing advocates.
● Represent the organization in public forums, meetings, and events to increase public
awareness of the organization and to advocate for affordable housing solutions.
● Conduct outreach and education initiatives to increase awareness of housing programs
and resources.

Compliance and Governance
● Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local housing laws, regulations, and funding
● Maintain accurate records, reports, and documentation for audits, inspections, and
reporting purposes.
● Work closely with the Board of Commissioners to uphold ethical standards,
transparency, and good governance practices.
● Coordinates and reviews the preparation of the agenda and supporting information for
the Board of Commissioners meetings; confers with legal counsel relative to agenda
issues; prepares and submits administrative and financial reports; keeps the Board of
Commissioners advised of financial conditions, program activities and accomplishments,
and the present and future needs of the agency.

Preferred Qualifications
● Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, urban planning,
social work, or related field, or 5 years or more of relevant work experience
● Master’s Degree Preferred
● Minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in affordable housing,
community development, nonprofit, government, or related fields.
● Previous experience in an executive level position of an organization of similar size
and/or structure is desirable.
● Previous experience working to address large scale community challenges at a systems
level using upstream interventions, policy, and community collaboration.
● Previous experience supervising a staff of 2 or more.

Skills and Knowledge
● Strong understanding of affordable housing policies, funding mechanisms, and housing
market trends.
● Strong understanding of housing systems and root causes that impact long term housing
● Comprehensive knowledge in diversity, equity, and inclusion work and a strong
understanding of current and past housing disparities and how to address them.
● Excellent communication skills, including public speaking, writing, and interpersonal
● Excellent organizational administration skills, including skills in hiring, management,
board recruitment, organizational sustainability, policy development, and strategic
● Proven track record in strategic planning, financial management, program development,
and stakeholder engagement.
● Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and build consensus around
complex issues.
● Knowledge of fair housing laws, anti-discrimination practices, and equity principles.

To Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to
Shawn Walcott at swalcott12@gmail.com. Review of applications will begin on June 17, 2024
and continue until the position is filled.

The Greeley-Weld Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer and does not to
discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex,
disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Monday, June 17, 2024
Posting Expiration Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2024
Job Location Details: 
Greeley, Colorado
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