If you are looking to make a difference in the community, join our team and experience the rewards of helping develop new affordable housing in our community! We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our high-performing Housing Authority in the role of Development Director. This Executive management position is solely responsible to the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director or their designee, to manage, plan, and oversee the administration of the agency’s affordable housing real estate activities, housing development projects and portfolio modernization.
The Development Director is responsible for all phases of affordable housing development which includes but not limited to identifying potential sites for acquisition, conceptualizing projects, coordinating real estate negotiations, entitlements, preparing financial proformas, procuring architects, engineers and general contractors, and overseeing construction projects.

Any combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge and abilities could be qualifying, as determined by the Authority. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and acquire the abilities would be:

Experience – Five years of management experience in affordable housing development, real estate finance, and/or real property acquisitions with three years in a supervisory capacity. Practical knowledge of proformas, pre-development, site acquisition, design development, community outreach, entitlements, permitting, financing, contracting, budget tracking, construction oversight, and the LIHTC program. Knowledge of laws regulating State and Federal housing programs is desired. Strong organizational and personnel management skills desired. Experience working with people of various socio-economic backgrounds. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
A high level of self-initiative, a data driven and results-based approach to problem-solving, and the ability to utilize creative approaches to meet the organization’s Mission are essential attributes.

Education – A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration, construction technology, real estate, planning, or related fields.

Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt. Position will remain open until filled.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter with resume.
Job Description
Employment Application

E-mail cover letter with resume to [email protected] or deliver to the Housing Authority office:
Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz
Attn: Human Resources Dept. 2160 41st Ave Capitola, CA 95010

Salary Range: Current – $149,635 – $181,896 annually

Equal Opportunity Employer