The Housing Authority of Covington, Kentucky (HAC) seeks an individual who has the skill sets to guide HAC through these transitional times from providing the traditional form of public and low income housing to more innovative, mission-driven affordable housing.
Education and Experience
The hope is the new ED will bring a balance of effective administrative and leadership strengths along with a commitment and passion for quality housing. Of great importance is the candidate’s ability to understand the sensitivity within the social, economic, health, and support needs of the agency’s clients. Strong interpersonal skill will be critical to establishing and fostering relationships with the numerous constituents, partners and local government entities with whom the agency interacts. Positive working relationships with the Board and fostering a culture that continues to inspire dedicated staff to excellence are essential aspects of this role. A participative, collegial and collaborative management style is essential to nurture this kind of environment.
A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) from an accredited college or university with emphasis in public administration, urban planning, community development, business administration or a related field is required. Applicants should have at least 10 years of professional program management work experience, including 6 years senior level management experience in public and/or affordable housing, or public administration. Comparable experience will be considered. Experience working in cities with demographic and population base similar to Covington’s major metro area is desirable.
The ideal candidate need not be a career public housing manager but does need to have familiarity with facilities management and the administration of complex public benefit programs. Familiarity with housing authority management as an executive director at a housing authority or similar agency, or as a senior staff member at a large housing authority is a real plus.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Salary also depends upon whether the Housing Choice Voucher Program will be included in the duties and responsibilities. Medical and retirement benefits are included, but how they are provided will depend upon the designated duties and responsibilities.
Application and Selection Process
All inquiries relating to the recruitment and selection process for the Executive Director position are to be directed to the attention of: Debi Fann, Human Resources,
2300 Madison Avenue,Covington, KY 41014, firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply: submit your resume, three professional references and a cover letter detailing how your qualifications meet the requirements of the ED position. Applications are preferred electronically and should be emailed to Debi Fann; HAC-ED must be in the subject line. Please combine all of your documents in a single file and PDF format is preferred.
The names of applicants and candidates will be held in confidence. The ED position is open until filled. HAC is hoping to fill the position by early to late spring of 2014, timing it with the retirement of the current Executive Director.
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