Job Opportunities

Executive Director/CEO
Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority

 

The Opportunity

The Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority, a mature PHA with more than 60 years of service, seeks a seasoned property management and low-income housing professional to serve as the agency’s Executive Director and CEO.

Chartered in 1957, the Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority is committed to help low- and moderate-income families and individuals achieve greater stability and self-reliance by providing safe, affordable quality housing; by partnering with community services and agencies; and by promoting economic opportunity in a suitable living environment free from discrimination.

Opening Juniper Gardens as its first development in 1962, KCKHA operates 16 properties and scattered-site housing with more than 2,057 units for families and elderly residents across Kansas City, Kansas.  Beyond these KCKHA-operated sites, the Housing Authority administers more than 1,600 Section 8 rent-subsidy certificates and vouchers.  Of the agency’s $18 million budget, nearly half comes from HUD funding.

The new leader has the opportunity to lead KCKHA in reinventing the agency to modernize or replace older properties and to expand to better serve residents of Kansas City, Kansas, and Wyandotte County.

 

Accountabilities; Role

Reporting to a 12-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Commissioners and Mayor of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, and with one resident voting member, the Executive Director/CEO leads the strategic management and development of KCKHA. This includes development and delivery of programs and services on budget; promoting relationships with funders, investors, the Unified Government, partner agencies, residents and the community; compliance; capital investment and technology; and leadership of a large staff of full- and part-time employees responsible for agency administration, finance, property and housing management, elderly services, Section 8 administration, and tenant services and maintenance. With four directors and an Executive Services Manager as direct reports, the Executive Director/CEO holds bottom-line responsibility for the financial stability of the agency; sound working relationships with HUD, other funders and regulatory bodies, and the Unified Government; resident satisfaction and success; and furtherance of the KCKHA mission.  In carrying out his/her duties, the Executive Director/CEO:

Leadership. Provides daily leadership to the Directors and senior staff.  Promotes the KCKHA Mission and Vision and expectations to fulfill these goals.  Provides clear communication in both word and deed to the agency’s values and gives clear direction in upholding those values.

Program Compliance:  Through the Directors and senior staff, ensures program and regulatory compliance to established standards throughout the agency.

Evaluation and Effectiveness and Program Development: Ensures a regular and effective program of evaluation in all aspects of agency operations.  Reviews operational productivity and standards and recommends action to increase productivity and effectiveness.

Program Development:  Identifies needs and opportunities for new programs and projects and develops strategies and financial feasibility models for implementing those programs and projects.

Human Resources:  With Department Heads, reviews employee performance evaluations prior to final approval.  Oversees the employee grievance process and reviews grievances for policy compliance and solidity before assignment to the EEO officer.  Ensures support of agency’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through all employment actions.

Financial:  Manages KCKHA fiscal responsibilities by reviewing processes and obligations for compliance to regulations.  Plans, executes and reviews the annual budget and budget performance YTD for each development and for the Central Office Cost Center (COCC).  Identifies budget items needing corrective action and works with Directors and Department Heads to implement plans for corrective action. Reviews the monthly Section 8 Landlord payments and approves the requests for disbursement.  Plans, executes and reviews the agency’s capital budget and expenditures.

Community Development and Strategic Planning: Leads development and redevelopment activities by maintaining a presence and promoting outreach into the community with community leaders, Neighborhood Associations, CDC’s and partner non-profits.  Meets regularly with local government officials pursuant to redevelopment initiatives, attending Unified Government Council and standing committee meetings, as needed.  Advance redevelopment initiatives as directed by the KCKHA Board of Commissioners and its Redevelopment Committee, ensuring federal, state and local compliance.  Inspects and monitors necessary renovations, upgrades and unit prep activities.

Technology Planning:  Ensures the agency’s ability to perform according to standards and licensing with an adequate technology plan in place and in the capital budget.  Ensures the agency’s ability to perform all required reporting for HUD and other regulatory requirements.

Operations:  Oversees routine admnistation by reviewing policies and procedures, recommending changes in policy to the Board of Commissioners.  Directs adjustments in operations in accordance with policy and to address concerns or issues. Reviews and apprises the board of proposed congressional and HUD-mandated changes to operations and directs the implementation of operational changes in accordance with changing policies and procedures.

Communications:  Keeps the Board of Commissioners apprised of developments or issues that impact the agency and/or their fiduciary duties, providing them with appropriate reporting, knowledge and background information.  Communicate clearly to employees the state of the agency, agency goals, and the objectives and steps necessary to carryout the agency’s vision. Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with HUD, the Unified Government, and community leaders, partnering with them on project opportunities.

Skills and Attributes

The successful candidate will exhibit the following attributes:

  • Passion for the Mission of KCKHA and the communities and individuals it serves
  • Decisive, accountable leader with impeccable integrity who values transparency and inspires trust
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and modify an approach to varying audiences
  • Creative problem solver with a can-do attitude who can successfully move projects to completions
  • Servant leader who empowers and builds effective teams
  • Effective community advocate who demonstrates the ability to bring together groups to address community needs
  • Compassionate student of the human condition with a belief in raising individuals from poverty to self-sufficiency
Required Education and Experience
  • 8 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in Housing Authority, low-income housing, housing management, community development, public administration or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated leadership of large, complex teams
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Real Estate, Public Administration or a closely related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Achieve the National Development Council (NDC) Housing Development Finance Professional (HDFP) Certification within four years of employment.  Desired qualifications include Public Housing Manager (PHM) Certification and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Specialist Certification.
Application Deadline and Procedure

Position will remain open until filled.

Apply by email to: HCapKCKHACEO@gmail.com

Attach to the e-mail in PDF format only:

  • Letter of application
  • Resumé, detailing measurable success in the areas of key qualifications for the position
  • List of five professional references we may contact

Complete applications will be acknowledged by return e-mail within one week of submission. Questions may be directed to:  HCapSearchNP, Jennifer Furla, Partner, jfurla@hcapsearch.com; 816-591-5493.

 

The  Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority is  an  Equal  Opportunity  Employer.  KCKHA affords  equal employment opportunity regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national origin, disability, gender identity, veteranstatus or any other legally protected categories.


 

Rental Housing Compliance Specialist
310 Elm St. Washington, MO 63090

 

Position: The Compliance Specialist is essential to effective and efficient operation of the Rental Housing Department. Many of the homes owned and managed by the organization were constructed under the Low-Income Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program governed by Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code, some with additional HOME funding.
Complying with the strict eligibility requirements is paramount to our continued participation in the program and our continued ability to provide affordable housing.
The Compliance Specialist must possess:
(1) the technical expertise to interpret federal regulations and agency requirements
(2) successfully complete lease certification and recertification for LIHTC, HOME, and market rate units, and
(3) report monthly, quarterly, and annually to federal, state, and local administrators.
Other duties may include, but are not limited to “as assigned by HRM Services”

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:
Certified/Experienced in Low Income Housing Tax Credit, section 42 compliance Certified/Experienced in HOME compliance
Certified/Experienced in Fair Housing

Salary and Benefits:
Full-time salaried position with benefits for full-time position as determined in current HRM Service’s Employee Handbook. Salary negotiable; based on experience.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. HRM Services is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer.

Visit our website to apply at www.HRMServices.org and click on “Join Our Team”.
Questions: Contact Janie Dunning at JDunning@hrmservices.org


 

Regional Property Manager
Jefferson City/Columbia, MO Area

 

Regional Property Manager
The Regional Property Manager will oversee a portfolio of properties within a certain region. Individual is responsible for monitoring and supervising assigned property performance and site staff. Responsibilities
include ensuring the properties generate a satisfactory cash flow and are properly maintained in accordance with regulatory agencies and HRM standards.
Participate in a team approach to business to continuously improve overall organization morale.

Responsibilities
• Demonstrate leadership, business acumen, and strong customer service skills.
• Familiarity with Affordable Housing Programs such as LIHDC, RD & HUD a plus.
• Yardi experience preferred.
• Possess exceptional communication skills in the areas of employee management, vendor negotiations, resident
relations, and corporate reporting.
• Requires regular travel.
• Demonstrate good judgement and the ability to listen, retain and apply directives.
• Remain task oriented, deadline driven, detail-oriented, proactive, well-organized, and able to prioritize based
on timeliness and relevance.
• Demonstrate the ability to understand and achieve property financial goals and operate assets in client’s best
interest and in accordance with HRM Policies and Procedures.
• Assess the need and provided the tools necessary to ensure assigned staff are completing tasks timely and
effectively.
• Encourage Teamwork.
• Ensure compliance with all company, local, state and federal guidelines.
• Manage the performance of assigned staff and communicate on a timely basis any performance issues.
Document all performance discussions and issue performance summaries to the staff member, Human
Resources and Portfolio Manager.
• Effectively report to your supervisor.
• Ensure the above-satisfactory performance of assigned properties and staff through leading by example and
stepping in where processes are weak.
• Seek guidance in all areas of the position to ensure proper instruction is being issued to staff.
• Perform quarterly and pre-inspections with appropriate staff.
• Attend all regulatory inspections.
• Respond to requests timely and efficiently.
• Lead, coach and provide motivation to members of your team on a proactive basis and assist Accounting & HR in following policies and procedures in accordance with company guidelines set forth in the employee handbook.
• Other duties may include but are not limited to “as assigned by manager”.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:
Certified/Experienced in Low Income Housing Tax Credit Certified/Experienced in HOME compliance Certified/Experienced in Fair Housing

Salary and Benefits:
Full-time salaried position with benefits for full-time position as determined in current HRM Service’s Employee Handbook. Salary negotiable; based on experience.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. HRM Services is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer.

Visit our website to apply at www.HRMServices.org and click on “Join Our Team”.

Questions: Contact Janie Dunning at JDunning@hrmservices.org

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