Director of Multifamily Programs (221 views)

Nashville, TN
June 17, 2022 2022-08-16
Job Description


Division: Multifamily Programs

Reports to: Chief Program Officer

Location: Nashville, TN

Full-time/Part-time: Full-time

Salary Grade: 124

Monthly Salary Range Minimum: $8,567

FLSA Classification: Exempt (03)

Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change due to changes in our business processes or other business-related reasons.

POSITION SUMMARY: Oversees the Multifamily Programs Division and administration of the Low-Income Housing Credit Program, the Multifamily Tax-Exempt Bond Authority Program, and other multifamily funding programs as assigned. 


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Directly supervises staff; interviews, makes hiring recommendations, and trains employees; makes assignments and monitors work; develops employee skills and encourages growth and development; reviews and evaluates employee performance; addresses workplace issues and provides leadership, guidance, coaching, and disciplinary measures for staff; addresses personnel issues in conjunction with appropriate leadership and the Human Resources Division. Seeks input and develops policy for the expansion and preservation of affordable rental housing. 
  • Directs the evaluation and analysis of Low-Income Housing Credit applications, Multifamily Tax-Exempt Bond Authority applications, or applications for other multifamily funding programs as assigned.
  • Directs the construction oversight functions of the Division.
  • Works collaboratively with the Compliance and Asset Management Division to develop policy and procedures to ensure project compliance with federal and state requirements.
  • Ensures proper reporting to relevant federal and state authorities.
  • Researches and develops policies and procedures related to multifamily development.
  • Provides program information to the THDA Board of Directors and Executive Team as needed.
  • Creates relationships with government officials, developers, for profit and non-profit organizations, syndicators, lenders and others in the affordable housing industry.
  • Interprets federal and state legislation and regulations relating to the Low-Income Housing Credit Program, the Multifamily Tax-Exempt Bond Authority Program, and other multifamily funding programs.
  • Drafts and reviews documents used in connection with the Low-Income Housing Credit Program, the Multifamily Tax-Exempt Bond Authority Program, and other multifamily funding programs.
  • Works collaboratively with the Legal Division regarding legal issues involving the Low-Income Housing Credit Program, the Multifamily Tax-Exempt Bond Authority Program, and other multifamily funding programs.
  • Coordinates use of in-house developed data and reporting systems and required federal reporting systems. 
  • Works across division lines to ensure consistency and alignment of programs and processes where appropriate and to share information specific to projects with funding sources administered by multiple Divisions. 
  • Stays current in industry trends and regulatory compliance.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, planning, business, public administration, economics, or other related field from an accredited institution.
  • Master’s Degree or Juris Doctor degree is preferred. 
  • Three years of experience in developing, financing, or ensuring the compliance of affordable multifamily development and/or related areas.
  • Four years of increasingly responsible management and leadership experience.
  • Considerable working knowledge of affordable housing production programs is preferred.
  • Experience with and knowledge of the Low Income Housing Credit program is preferred.

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration. Legal experience pertaining to federal tax law, real estate, housing, and mortgage lending is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

  • Ability to effectively manage staff; ability to plan, schedule, and evaluate the work of others; delegates work assignments effectively; sets expectations of accountability.
  • Ability to provide effective vision and leadership; contributes to decision-making affecting organizational strategy.
  • Communicates effectively and regularly with staff, including staff in planning, decision-making, and process improvement; makes self available to staff.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrates the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with THDA’s board members, Executive Team, Leadership Team, and staff; other local state and federal government entities; and the affordable housing industry
  • Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the staff and public in giving and obtaining information.
  • Ability to think creatively and work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills; prioritizes and plans work activities effectively; uses time efficiently.
  • Consistently meets deadlines.
  • Ability to manage complex projects while working under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Detail oriented, logical, and methodological approach to problem solving.
  • High level of detail and accuracy.
  • Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality.
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Computer literate; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and the internet; able to effectively adapt to and use other computer systems as needed for daily activities.

Special Demands:

The special demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Current, valid driver’s license from domicile state and the ability to drive.
  • Occasional day travel and some overnight travel, both in and out of state (less than 20%).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

State of Tennessee positions that may involve driving responsibilities require candidates to meet the following minimum driver qualifications:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • For the past five years, the candidate’s driving record must not have record of the following violations: driving under the influence (DUI), reckless driving, license suspension for moving violations, more than 4 moving violations

BENEFITS:  THDA offers an excellent benefits package:  medical, dental, vision, and life insurance options; disability insurance; retirement plans; flexible benefit pre-tax accounts for medical, dependent care, transportation, and parking; annual leave and sick leave that begin accruing after the first month of employment; and 11 paid holidays per year.  We also offer work-life balance opportunities through alternative work schedules, flexible schedules, and telecommuting.