Fall River Housing Authority
Executive Director Position
Fall River Housing Authority Executive Director
The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, at the University of Mass/Boston is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director for the Fall River Housing Authority.
The Fall River Housing Authority is a public housing agency managing 5,000 units of Federally-aided and State-aided conventional and rental assistance housing, as well as a CFP and other grant funding. The Executive Director will be responsible to the Board of Commissioners for general supervision over the administration of the Authority’s business; fiscal affairs; planning, directing and coordinating low income housing programs; supervision of personnel; assuring Authority compliance with all State and Federal Laws, Rules and Regulations; promoting a sound public housing philosophy within the community; and any other responsibilities as determined by the Board of Commissioners.
The candidate should meet the following requirements:
A Master’s degree, with five (5) or more years of experience with low income or assisted housing programs preferred, and demonstrated skills in leadership, supervision and management; or
A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Social Sciences, or related concentration, with ten (10) or more years of experience with low income or assisted housing programs preferred, and demonstrated skills in leadership, supervision and management.
Certification as a Public Housing Manager (PHM) from a HUD approved organization or Certification as a Massachusetts Public Housing Administrator (MPHA) is required, within one (1) year of hiring.
Qualifications and Skills:
*Demonstrated leadership skills.
*Considerable knowledge of the principles, theory and methods of management.
*Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members and community
*Ability to prepare and issue clear and concise instructions, both orally and in writing.
*Working knowledge of governmental regulations, especially those issued by DHCD and HUD.
*Excellent communication and supervisory skills.
*Excellent negotiation skills.
*Experience with state and federal public housing preferred, but not required.
*Experience supervising staff of at least ten (10) for a minimum of one (1) year.
The salary for this position is determined based on experience and in accordance with the FRHA’s annual budget as approved by the Fall River Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and DHCD and HUD guidelines.
A profile of the Fall River Housing Authority, prepared by the Collins Center, job description and instructions for applying for this position are available at www.umb.edu/cpm/executive_searches.
Applications are preferred electronically. Please send your resume with a cover letter addressing the job requirements to the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fall River Housing Authority Executive Director must be in the subject line.
Applications should be submitted by September 20, 2017
The FALL RIVER HOUSING AUTHORITY is an EEO (Equal Opportunity Employer)
Leonard Aguiar, Chairman, Fall River Housing Authority
Our mission is to provide quality affordable housing units for low and moderate-income individuals and families. We are committed to serving our residents and our community, with the upmost respect and care.
With 21 developments, we have 2,500 housing units available.