Monterey County encompasses some of California’s most stunning scenery and offers an ideal year round Mediterranean climate. Miles of beautiful beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, groves of redwoods, low-rolling foothills, and scenic valleys are characteristics that contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by over 425,000 residents and the numerous tourists who visit the local area year-round. The Housing Authority of the County of Monterey (HACM) is based in Salinas, the County Seat of Monterey County. The proximity to world-class attractions, great weather and the friendly and welcoming community, make Salinas and the surrounding areas an exceptional place.
The new Executive Director will join HACM during a period of financial and organizational stability. In leading a full-time staff of 73 employees, a key priority will be to continue to maintain the organization’s financial stability during a time of regulatory uncertainty at the federal level. The new Director is expected to be an exceptional leader with a strong experience in personnel management, knowledge of housing finance and development, and a seasoned administrative background. Active communications with the Board of Commissioners and ultimately with the community will also be necessary towards maintaining a strong relationship and an effective flow of information. An ability to engage with the community and communicate the positive impacts HACM has delivering affordable housing will be crucial.
The ideal candidate for this role will be a passionate advocate for affordable housing and will be an adaptable and flexible problem solver. An experience base of five or more years in either a public housing environment, an economic development/redevelopment agency, or a company involved in public housing is required. At least seven years of supervisory management is also required along with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. A multi-cultural background and bi-lingual capabilities along with Master’s degree would be highly desirable but is not required. The annual salary range for this position is under review (the current range is $137,364 – $176,748).