JOB TITLE: Assistant Director of Housing (2 Open Positions)
AGENCY: City of Oxnard
LOCATION: Oxnard, CA
FILING DEADLINE: Friday, February 11, 2022
SALARY RANGE: $106,539 – $161,423 Annually
Each of the Assistant Directors will be responsible for modernizing procedures, updating policies, and assessing, managing, and structuring systems and staff workload; this includes implementing process improvements and workflow efficiencies. These positions oversee day-to-day direction and administration, including planning, managing, and coordinating program activities, evaluating operations, and developing recommendations. The Assistant Directors supervise a staff of approximately 52. The incumbents will be responsible for performing managerial activities in accordance with the organization’s personnel policies, priorities, procedures, and applicable laws.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidates will be compassionate, strategic, and customer-focused leaders with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can motivate and inspire staff, foster a high performing and team-oriented work environment, and provide guidance and employee development while ensuring a culture of accountability, integrity and respect. A propensity to understand and implement complex policies and governmental regulations is required. The successful candidates will have a proven track record and demonstrate the desire to encourage employee engagement, collaboration, and open dialogue. While experience in housing is beneficial, it is critical that the Assistant Directors be relationship builders with effective leadership and management acumen, a positive presence with a commitment to excellence.
Key characteristics and attributes
- Excellent change management skills.
- An effective and compassionate leader who is consistent, resilient, and creative.
- Knowledge of and ability to comprehend Federal (HUD), state (HCD) and local laws, codes and regulations pertaining to housing, homeless, business and employment programs, funding sources, waiting list maintenance, eligibility, and occupancy.
- Ability to prepare clear and concise reports and accurate statistical records.
- Legal and administrative problem-solving techniques associated with the management of rental assistance and affordable housing programs.
- Champions the mission, culture, and objectives of the organization.
- Demonstrates value and respect for all employees.
- High energy, integrity, and enthusiasm.
- Performs effectively as a team player. Values the ideas and opinions of others and routinely collects their input as part of the decision-making process.
The Housing Department’s mission is to promote the general welfare of the City by remedying unsafe and substandard housing, and by relieving the shortage of affordable housing for City residents. This mission is consistent with the City’s General Plan and laws governing our housing funds and resources.
The Housing Department strives to provide decent, safe, attractive, sanitary, and well-maintained housing for eligible low and very low-income families in a manner that promotes commitment, exemplary customer service, economy, efficiency, and the social well-being of the residents. This includes Affordable Housing Development, Homebuyer Assistance, Home Rehabilitation Assistance, Homeless Services, Economic Development, Fair Housing, Rent Stabilization and the Public Housing Authority which owns and operates 520 units of federally subsidized low-income public housing and 1,800 Section 8 Vouchers.
The passing of Measure ‘E’ (a one and a half cent sales tax) has brought nearly 60 new positions, including these two opportunities and an influx of new revenue for the City. This is an exciting time to join the City of Oxnard.
To learn more about the City of Oxnard’s Housing Department, go to: https://www.oxnard.org/city-department/housing/
For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at:
To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and five professional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) at: https://koffassociates.com/assistant-director-of-housing/.
Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed.
For additional information, please contact:
Phone: (510) 495-0448
The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, or sexual orientation.