Alameda County sits at the geographic center of the San Francisco Bay Area, across the bay from the San Francisco peninsula. Commonly referred to as the “East Bay,” the region has been the fastest growing in the San Francisco Bay area for more than two decades. The East Bay is popular because of its desirable location, incredible diversity, ideal climate, broad economic base, and its range of available housing and business opportunities. The Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (HACA) has been recognized as a high performer and an innovative leader among housing authorities nationally. HACA’s mission is to improve the stability and quality of life for low income families, individuals with disabilities and seniors by providing affordable housing.
The new Executive Director joins HACA during a lengthy period of stability and continuity as the retiring Director has served in this capacity for the past 14 years and her predecessor served for 25 years. HACA views its role as a facilitator and resource in advancing affordable housing development efforts through partner agencies and development entities. In seeking out new opportunities, the Director will maintain current relationships and look to expand and build additional relationships. The Director will be a strategic, big picture thinker who operates in a collaborative, collegial, and mentoring style. Excellent communication and presentation skills will be essential in interacting with HACA’s Housing Commission, regional partners, clients, stakeholders, internal staff, and regulatory entities including HUD.
The ideal candidate will have a passion and energy for affordable housing and will be an adaptable, flexible and creative problem solver. Knowledge of HUD programs administered by HACA and HUD funding will be critical to this role. The position requires senior management experience within a housing related agency and possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. A Master’s degree is highly preferred. The salary for this position is open and negotiable, depending on qualifications.