Company: Lynchburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority
Posted on: March 19, 2020
Position Overview Under the general direction of the Board of
Commissioners of the LRHA, the Executive Director serves as Chief
Operating Officer with full executive responsibility for, but not
limited to, strategic planning, program planning and development,
housing management, maintenance and redevelopment, tenant and
community service, fiscal and financial accounting management and
community/public relations. Serves as advisor to the Board of
Commissioners on policy formulation and as Secretary of the Board.
A successful Executive Director will be one who is a leader and
collaborator and is able to develop and maintain a strong
relationship between the LRHA Board and City of Lynchburg as well
as excellent relationships between and City of Lynchburg as well as
other community affordable housing stakeholders. The Executive
Director is seen as the City's leading resource with regard to
public and affordable housing with a working knowledge of HUD
regulations and other housing and redevelopment laws and processes,
best practices and innovative solutions. Essential Duties and
Responsibilities The duties below are intended to describe the
general nature and scope of work being performed by this position.
This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties
and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned. Provides
strong leadership and represents the Authority nationally,
regionally and locally by engaging and networking with elected
officials, government agencies, business leaders, and public
housing interest groups. Establishes and maintains and builds
relationships with other agencies and housing authorities including
county and city officials, other governmental agencies and private
voluntary groups for the purpose of coordinating and utilizing
their services for the betterment of the programs of the Authority
including but not limited to Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers,
Public Housing, Rental Rehabilitation and coordinating solutions to
homelessness. Maintains relevant professional education and remains
informed regarding Federal, state and local law and policies,
procedures, requirements, best practices and philosophies of public
housing and community development programs, and shapes broad and
effective local plans and policies for such activities. Assesses
and evaluates the housing needs of the community and advises the
Board of Commissioners and appropriate governmental agencies of
findings and recommendations. Provides leadership to the Lynchburg
Regional Housing Collaborative. Hires and develop a strong
management staff and establishes a culture of accountability.
Establishes and implement an objective performance management
system for all employees. Assesses the effectiveness of performance
and success of management in meeting assigned goals of the
Authority. Ensures that existing units are soundly managed and
maintained in a cost-effective, safe manner. Plans and develops
additional housing units and resources for potential
income-eligible residents and monitors their timely and
cost-effective completion. Develops and adapts as necessary LRHA
organizational structure to meet the needs of the Authority.
Directs the fiscal, accounting, budgeting control and purchasing
programs for the Authority. Initiates programs and policies that
will ensure the maintenance of a sound fiscal position.
--Safeguards and acts as custodian of Federal, local and private
funds. Ensures the financial integrity and viability of the
Authority through sound business practices, comprehensive internal
accounting controls and an accurate and timely financial reporting
system. Plans and develops programs for Section 8 Housing Choice
Vouchers (HCV) and develops relationships with landlords to meet
the needs of the Section 8 program. Participates with Board in the
strategic planning process; provides leadership and advice
regarding long-term direction and objectives for the authority.
Serves as Secretary of the Board of Commissioners. As such is
responsible for maintaining the records of the Authority, acts as
secretary of the meetings and records all votes, maintains a record
of all proceedings, acts as custodian of the seal of the Authority
and have the power to affix such seal when necessary and to execute
contracts and legal instruments as directed by resolution of the
Board, maintains custody of all funds, maintain books of account
and provide the Board with financial reports; perform any other
duties incident to the office of Secretary, including submission of
annual reports. Ensures strict compliance of agency programs with
federal and state guidelines and regulations. Oversees the
development and implementation of goals, work plans, performance
measures, and continuous improvement of service delivery to assist
in attaining LRHA initiatives and goals, core strategies, and
mission through a spirit of service, teamwork and respect. Works
respectfully and courteously with other employees. -- Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -- Comprehensive and thorough
working knowledge of HUD urban development, housing management and
rehabilitation programs, and HUD and other applicable regulations.
Strong leadership and communication skills. Clear understanding of
the social, economic and health needs of families of low income.
Knowledge of those various phases of municipal government that are
closely related to housing and community development programs.
Successful experience in the management of complex organizations.
Knowledge of, and engagement in the operating practices and
policies of community organizations and the ability provide
leadership, and to enlist their active support and cooperation.
Ability to balance demonstrate fiscal restraint and integrity.
Ability to exercise sound judgment in analyzing situations and in
reaching decisions quickly. Ability to work well with, stimulate
and provide leadership to groups and individuals Strong verbal and
written communication, as well as strong interpersonal skills.
Operate a vehicle legally and possess an acceptable driving record.
-- -- Acceptable Experience and Training Bachelor's or greater
degree in Public or Business Administration, Finance, Planning,
Architecture, Law, Engineering or related field from an accredited
college or university Progressively responsible executive or
management experience in the field of affordable housing, community
development, law or related field. --Knowledgeable of construction
and redevelopment processes and strategies --Working knowledge of
funding sources and opportunities (state, federal, local) for
Authority programs and initiatives. Salary & Benefits: Negotiable
including a comprehensive benefits package which may include but is
not limited to:-- Competitive salary Comprehensive benefits program
to include medical, retirement, life, disability, dental and
vision. 4 weeks paid vacation. Voluntary deferred compensations
plan. -- -- Qualified candidates please send resume with cover
letter to Fahrenheit Advisors to Shelia Hill-Christian at
firstname.lastname@example.org for confidential
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