REPORTS TO: Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
SUPERVISES: Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Asset Development, Director of Information Technology, and the Executive Services Manager
The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the Housing Authorities’ operations including administration, management, development, and financial control. Works with the Board of Commissioners and senior management team on the development of all policies affecting the housing authority including strategic initiatives, economic feasibility, sound business planning and management.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Model and ensure the highest standards of ethics, engagement and performance throughout the organization.
Offer leadership throughout Whatcom County on effective housing opportunities that are affordable to households and individuals of modest and lower incomes. Disseminate information on the continuum of housing needs, promote best practices, and advocate for effective public policies.
Enlist, support, and encourage Housing Authority Commissioners as representatives of and ambassadors to the community. Support the Board of Commissioners in fulfilling their legal and fiduciary responsibilities by providing information on agency operations and key issues. Provide orientation materials and training plans when on-boarding new Commissioners.
Support and lead the senior management team, including establishing agency priorities, developing organizational training plans, and reviewing policies and programs. Anticipate and be proactive to meet the demands of the changing landscape.
Strategic Planning and Annual Operations
Financial Management, Human Resources and Administrative
Relationship Building & Community Development
WORKING CONDITIONS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
This position functions primarily in an office environment. Work outside the office includes numerous meetings throughout the community, occasional visits to housing construction sites and other properties of the Housing Authority. Incumbents must be able to effectively utilize computers and related software, computer printers, photocopier, and telephone (hand and cell).
Licenses or Certificates
Valid Washington State Driver's License (within 30 days of employment) and an acceptable driving record (according to the organization’s standards).
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
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