Director, Development

Seattle Housing   •  

Seattle, WA

Industry: Real Estate


8 - 10 years

Posted 401 days ago

This job is no longer available.

    Under the direction of the Deputy Executive Director, plan, organize, control and direct the functions of the Development department; assure decent, safe and affordable housing to persons of low income; and secure funding and oversee housing development activities for the Authority. Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.

Representative Duties & Essential Functions

    E = Essential Functions
    1.      Provide leadership and direction to the Development Department. E
    2.      Oversee SHA housing development activities including HOPE VI activities. Supervise and lead HOPE VI staff; work with residents; city, state and federal funding providers; private sector non-profit developers; and public policy makers to assure successful implementation of SHA development activities. E
    3.      Formulate department goals and objectives and develop work programs for implementation; participate in the identification and development of overall goals and objectives for SHA; oversee implementation of department goals through team building and staff development and supervision. E
    4.      In coordination with the Asset Management division, secure financing for SHA development projects; work with department staff and outside consultants to identify and secure financing for various development projects. E
    5.      Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions; plan, coordinate and arrange for appropriate training of subordinates. E
    6.      In coordination with the Asset Manager, develop and prepare the annual preliminary budgets for Development and Asset Management; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations; attend quarterly financial reviews of budget status; propose revisions and adjustments as needed. E
    7.      Oversee the construction activities of the agency including homeWorks and other construction activities related to the development, rehabilitation, and improvement of affordable housing. E
    8.      Develop partnerships with local funding providers, housing developers and community non-profit entities to maximize coordination of development efforts; develop partnerships and joint projects with entities to expand public housing presence in local communities; formulate new and creative approaches to SHA's housing development program. E
    9.      Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files related to assigned activities and personnel. E
    10. Communicate with other administrators, personnel and outside organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information. E
    11. Attend and conduct a variety of meetings as assigned; maintain SHA's involvement in national, state and local housing and community development policy discussions and formulation; participate in local, state-wide and national meetings and conferences related to assigned activities. E
    12. Delegate authority through the chain of command and hold supervisors and employees accountable for accident prevention and reporting procedures according to the agency's Safety and Health program, and actively support and participate in the Emergency Preparedness program and tasks. E
    13. Set the direction for programs and lead staff, and establish the necessary targets to achieve the goals and mission of the agency. E
    14. Ensure that all safety and health rules, standards and procedures are observed; conduct monthly self-inspections of work areas and practices to eliminate potential hazardous conditions; arrange for, conduct and ensure that accident investigations of all accidents are formally reported on or within the next work day of when the accident occurred; monitor and enforce the agency's Safety and Health Program, and actively support and participate in the Emergency Preparedness program and tasks. E
    15. Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Construction Management or Business Administration required. May substitute an additional four years of directly relevant experience for the required degree.
    Eight years experience in housing development, construction project management, public housing, urban planning, or related field, including five years in a supervisory capacity.
    Valid Washington driver's license with insurable driving record.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    1.   Planning, organization and direction of the Development department.
    2.      Housing development, housing finance, and policies, government regulations and other laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
    3.   Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
    4.   Local, state and federal housing programs.
    5.   Project planning and development.
    6.   Tax and finance compliance issues.
    7.   Proposal and grant writing techniques.
    8.   Budget preparation and control.
    9.   Outreach, community and public relations.
    10. Verbal and written communication skills.
    11. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
    12. Computers and assigned software.
    1.   Plan, organize, control, and direct the functions of the Development department.
    2.   Secure funding and oversee housing development activities for the Authority.
    3.   Formulate department goals and objectives.
    4.   Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
    5.   Conceptualize and design new housing programs.
    6.   Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    7.   Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
    8.   Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
    9.   Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
    10. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
    11. Meet schedules and time lines.
    12. Work independently with little direction.
    13. Plan and organize work.
    14. Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
    15. Direct the maintenance of a variety of reports and files related to assigned activities.
    16. Works respectfully and courteously with staff, residents, and the general public.
     ·         Office and housing site environment.
    ·         Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations.
    ·         Seeing to read a variety of materials.
    ·         Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
    ·         Walking during site visits.
    ·         Contact with dissatisfied, rude, or abusive individuals.

$100K - $151K