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Chief of Housing Choice Programs & Initiatives

Location: Fresno
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Chief of Housing Choice Programs & Initiatives---

Why Fresno? ----Fresno's Chief of Housing Choice Programs & Initiatives helps lead an innovative Housing Authority with a diverse housing portfolio and a strong commitment to the community. But Fresno Housing is more than just an agency - it is a partner and advocate to the citizens of California's fifth-largest city. Each year, we provide housing and other critical services to thousands of families, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and migrant workers.

Leverage Diversity. -Fresno Housing capitalizes on our region's rich diversity - from Fresno's urban, suburban, rural, and agricultural geography to the more than 65 languages spoken by our neighbors. We provide services spanning resident education, nutrition, youth enrichment, workforce development, civic pride, and family sustainability.
Forge Partnerships. -Fresno Housing acts as a major local, state, and federal partner, taking a lead role in civic efforts and collaborating with education, social service, and government leaders in transformational endeavors that have far-reaching impacts throughout Fresno County.

If you thrive in an environment of impactful change and have a passion for affordable housing, keep reading because this might be the perfect opportunity for you!

The ideal candidate for this position has an appetite for innovation, is willing to challenge the status quo, and has a solid understanding of affordable housing programs in a public agency. Fresno Housing Authority is a high performing agency with solid relationships with its funders and the community. This position would play a critical role in administering a housing choice program with 13,500 vouchers and 2,600 landlords and a homeless initiative that provides housing and services along the continuum of care to nearly 1,500 households. The Authority receives approximately $100 million for its voucher program and $4 million to provide assistance to the homeless population.

We are looking for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, sets ambitious goals, challenges themselves and their team to make data- and process-driven decisions. You visualize, articulate, conceptualize and solve complex problems by making decisions that are sensible given the available information. You keep it cool when things get crazy and approach problems with viable solutions. You possess internal motivation and drive with a track record of delivering results. If you are naturally curious, prefer collaboration over hierarchy, and have a record of advancing organizational change initiatives, you are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

When you join the team at Fresno Housing, you can expect to be part of a dynamic team of professionals, but also highly collaborative team of people who are passionate about continuously working to improve the Fresno community.


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the incumbent is responsible for providing professional oversight of programs administered by Fresno Housing including but not limited to Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Homeless Initiatives, as well as some affiliated instrumentalities. The incumbent advocates for affordable housing funding and policy at the national, state, and local levels. Additionally, this position works with the CEO and other leaders to create and/or enhance community connections to further strengthen resident initiatives.

Our ideal candidate will possess the following qualities and skills:

- - - - - - -Comprehensive knowledge of policies, procedures, goals, objectives, operational entities, requirements, and activities as they apply to the Authority
- - - - - - -Expertise in interpreting and applying HUD, State and Local laws, regulations, rules and codes affecting public housing programs
- - - - - - -Demonstrated experience managing both operational and programmatic work involving high levels of collaboration
- - - - - - -Demonstrated experience in housing program planning, program analysis, budget and resource development, staff management and human services.
- - - - - - -Strong ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget

Desired Qualifications: - Bachelor's Degree in business administration, public administration, or a closely related field; MBA preferred. Experience should include at least ten (10) years of progressive responsibility developing, evaluating, and/or managing significant public programs and/or initiatives. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Executive-Level Benefits and Defined Benefit Retirement. Flexible 9/80 Work Schedule.

Keywords: FRESNO HOUSING, Fresno , Chief of Housing Choice Programs & Initiatives, Other , Fresno, California

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