Housing Authority of The City of Austin
  • 22-Feb-2018 to 20-Apr-2018 (CST)
  • Housing and Community Development
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • $6,166.67/Monthly
  • Salary
  • Full Time


PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:  Responsible for supervising and directing the Community Development Department, including all resident services related to workforce development, education, health and wellness, family self-sufficiency, and other related programs.  Supervisory responsibility includes responsibility of staff, budgets, outcomes and evaluations, and grants management. Proactively plans, designs, develops, implements, monitors and improves programs and activities designed to serve HACA residents. Assists the Vice President of Housing and Community Development as needed with long-range and strategic planning for community development programming. Supervises the work of subordinates, provides training to subordinates, prepares performance evaluations, counsels and disciplines employees. Directly manages HACA's Health and Wellness programs serving seniors, residents with disabilities, and children.  Develops, implements, coordinates, and oversees partnerships providing health and wellness programs to residents.  Develops relationships with community leaders from both public and private organizations. Facilitates partnerships between the Housing Authority and organizations that have programs available to and can benefit Housing Authority residents. Attends and leads meetings with staff, residents, partners, grantors, property managers and other stakeholders. Updates internal community development policies and procedures. Stays abreast of HUD PIH Updates.  Oversees coordination with PHA Plan. Ensures public comment is sought and responded to as required.  Develops and maintains standard operating procedures to ensure compliance, consistency and efficiency. Ensures related forms are updated at all times. Oversees grantsmanship efforts including development of applications for continued and/or proposed funding for resident services programs.  Develops new grant funding relationships.  Oversees, monitors and enhances programming at HACA's training centers. Ensures symmetry of programming across multiple centers; maintains structural, aesthetic and functional integrity of the centers. Proposes budget for community development initiatives and department. Monitors community development and grant budgets to ensure HACA is on schedule to expend funds appropriately and to ensure HACA does not exceed approved budget amounts. Monitors bid specifications for all resident programs, education, and security. Monitors all community development programming contracts. Addresses and resolves tenant inquiries and complaints. Tracks tenant complaints until final resolution. Analyzes trends and makes recommendations for improved resident relations and customer service. Directly administers the City-wide Advisory Board on behalf of HACA. This includes ensuring all their government registrations are up-to-date and accurate (such as IRS reporting, TX Comptroller reports, DBAs, and State Business registrations.) Maintains up-to-date information on HUD and HACA regulations and requirements, and industry best practices.  Monitors, provides, and meets reporting requirements including statistical and financial reports required for compliance and grant reporting. Compiles monthly reports for upper management; communicates updates to HCD staff; tracks, monitors and reports on progress regarding department goals and strategic plan objectives.  Develops instruments to assess and measure the effectiveness of existing programs and the need to amend or initiate new ones. Tracks and analyzes data. Performs annual year-end review and prepares corresponding annual plan/schedule for department programming, goals, and grant activities. Implements process and program improvements. Performs others duties as assigned by supervisor.


QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Degree in Social Sciences, Urban Studies, Public Administration, Communications, Education or related field.  Supervisory and program management experience. Preferred Master's degree from a four-year college or university and one to five years of experience; or Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and two to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Comprehensive technical knowledge of pertinent HUD regulations and public housing management, and comprehensive knowledge of Housing Authority policies and procedures. Comprehensive technical knowledge of grant funding, particularly HUD funding and HUD administrative requirements.  Strong interpersonal communication abilities that will establish positive working relationships with residents, co-workers, agencies and organizations in the City and County that have programs available for use by Housing Authority residents.  Ability to develop, implement and coordinate programs and activities designed to serve families that will assist them in becoming self-sufficient and upwardly mobile. Ability to research and develop successful grant proposals to public and private funding sources. Ability to liaison with high-level officials and leaders from a variety of public and private organizations. Extensive knowledge and experience in working with and on database computer programs, word processing programs, and personal computers. Ability to address the public and present information in a clear, concise and convincing manner. Extensive knowledge of resources available through community agencies. Ability to deal effectively with situations that require tact and diplomacy, yet firmness.  Must be able to exercise independent judgment to resolve complex calculation, verification, documentation and transmission errors in a systematic manner. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices, and techniques.  Excellent computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.  Additional skills in computer networking, security access, and administrative. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Considerable knowledge of the modern principles, practices, and techniques of budgeting, accounting, and data processing.  Understanding of general office procedures and practices. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Bondable. Valid Texas driver's license. Eligible for coverage under Housing Authority fleet auto insurance. Public Housing Management certification required within twelve months.


WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Stressful situations may occur when dealing with the public.  The employee's work is primarily in-office.  Work involves the normal risks and discomforts associated with an office environment, but are usually in an area that is adequately cooled, heated, lighted, and ventilated. Travel to other sites may involve adverse weather and road conditions.


APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT: Application for open posted position must be submitted via online at the following website:  http://hacanet.applicantpro.com/  However, we will accept applications at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S. IH-35, Austin, Texas 78704.  No applications will be accepted after the noted closing dates on the job announcement. We encourage you to visit our website often to view and apply for vacant positions with the Housing Authority of the City of Austin or sign up for job alerts at our career site.  The HACA is a drug-free workplace.  A Criminal Background Check including a sex offender registry check. A Driving Record, Texas Driver's License, and a Physical/Drug Screening will be required upon offer of employment.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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