City of Pasadena
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Director of Rent Stabilization
Rent Stabilization Department
City of Pasadena, California
Annual Salary: $191,877 – $239,846 DOE/DOQ
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The City of Pasadena, California invites applicants for the position of Rent Stabilization Director.  The role offers an exciting opportunity to run the newly established Rent Stabilization Department and provide information to landlords, tenants, and the general public about the rights and responsibilities of renters and landlords, adopt and enforce policies, and move the new department into a fully operational organization! This Director will manage a team of 20 full-time staff and an approximate budget of $6 million. The City is seeking a capable, confident, and passionate leader with a strong vision and extensive technical expertise. 


The ideal candidate will be an experienced operational and fiscal administrator with a background in program management, staff development, and regulatory processes. They should possess emotional intelligence, diplomacy, and adept communication skills, and be capable of fostering connections among various stakeholders, including City Council members, the Pasadena Rental Housing Board, tenants, landlords, and actively engaged city residents. This role offers exciting opportunities for visionary leadership of the Department’s initiatives, which include rental policy, community outreach, and supporting the Board. Discover more about what makes Pasadena such an amazing community to work, live, and play at VISIT PASADENA and CITY WEBSITE. Shape the way Pasadena’s residents live, now and in the future – apply today!



The ideal candidate for this role is knowledgeable, consistent, and a detail-oriented professional, and will be a people-centric executive leader. They should be a compelling public speaker and presenter, capable of simplifying complex research and ideas to engage audiences effectively. They will communicate regularly with the Board and Council, highlighting the Department's impactful efforts, and act as the Department's spokesperson for the broader Pasadena community.