The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) was established to provide safe, sanitary and affordable housing for low and moderate-income individuals in the Alexandria community. ARHA manages 766 public housing units and 1,721 vouchers. The Director of Asset Management will be responsible for overall operation of the Authority’s public housing programs. The successful candidate will perform a variety of complex and diverse managerial, supervisory, and administrative duties to ensure the effective and efficient leasing of properties and program implementation. The successful candidate will develop and revise policies, procedures, and plans to ensure and maintain program compliance with HUD’s changing regulations and guidelines, and makes administrative and management decisions concerning overall operations of applicable plans.
Qualifications and Knowledge
The successful candidate must have extensive housing experience and three (3) or more of experience in asset management or in low and moderate-income housing with increasing responsibility. The successful candidate should also have a combination of experience in Business, Public Administration, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, is preferred or five (5) or more years of experience in property management or low-income housing. In addition, the successful candidate should have, but not be limited to:
- Thorough knowledge of Authority operating policies and procedures, pertinent HUD regulations, and federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to public housing authorities.
- Thorough knowledge of the modern principles, practices, and techniques of personnel management, training, goal setting, and performance evaluation.
- Ability to plan, direct, and supervise the work of others, to delegate responsibility and authority, and to hold subordinates accountable for tasks assigned.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and multiple demands to accomplish tasks in accordance with established requirements.
- Ability to identify operational problems and develop effective solutions.
- Ability to prepare clear and concise narrative and statistical reports and deal effectively with situations requiring tact and diplomacy, yet firmness.
- Ability to read and comprehend complex material.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for strategic planning, developing, implementing, and administering overall goals and responsibilities by actively leading, managing, and developing a culture of continuous improvement to ensure effective planning, high standards for resident services, and appropriate controls to ensure revenue and performance are consistent with agreed targets. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for directing and providing guidance in the development and implementation of policies to ensure all procedures are in compliance with HUD guidelines and local housing regulations, and that interviews, eligibility processes, maintenance of waiting lists for appropriate bedroom size, inspections, re-examinations, preparation of contracts, etc., are in accordance with the Authority’s rules, policies, and procedures, and are completed in a timely and professional manner. The Director will also be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
- Collecting, reviewing, and evaluating monthly, quarterly, and annual site information reports, such as demographic data, turnover data, etc.
- Oversight and participation in the preparation of property and departmental budgets, staffing plans, maintenance schedules (e.g., annual inspections, preventative maintenance, required narrative, and statistical reports for submission to the CEO, HUD, and the Board of Commissioners), and reviews reports prepared by other departmental staff.
- Promotes equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment, housing management, maintenance, and service delivery, and ensures compliance with all relevant legislation; ensures that qualified individuals are not excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or are subjected to discrimination under any program or activity under Asset Management programs.
- Ensuring correct procurement and requisitions for services, materials, and supplies are coordinated with procurement staff in accordance with Authority procedures. Ensures all received shipments are correct, allocated to the proper AMP, and that staff reviews packing slips to verify quantity and quality of items prior to approval of payment
- Supervising staff, providing ongoing assistance to support a positive and productive working environment. Approves and oversees the selection, employment, training, direction, supervision, utilization, discipline, and termination of department employees, and makes recommendations for other personnel-related activities. Sets standards, frameworks, performance indicators and protocols, identifying necessary responses to overcome performance issues and take appropriate action where required.
- Interacts with businesses, public officials, and public agencies to successfully maintain positive Authority image and working relationship.