Director of Rental Housing / Financial Manager
The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is seeking an experienced leader and affordable housing professional as its Director of Rental Housing to enable the HCD and the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) to achieve their financial goals and ownership objectives. The FCRHA is a large Moving to Work (MTW) Public Housing Agency (PHA) and is staffed by the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development. This is a senior level position that will oversee multiple divisions and staff, including division directors, associate directors, and approximately 70 professional, paraprofessional, and skilled trades employees. The purpose of this position is to oversee the operation of over 4,000 units of affordable rental housing owned and operated by the FCRHA and Fairfax County. The FCRHA and Fairfax County own and operate affordable rental housing with various federal and local subsidies including Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Affordable Dwelling Units (ADU), Specialized and Supportive Housing, Project Based Vouchers (PBV), Project Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) and other federal and local funding sources and programs. Some assets are highly complex, consisting of multiple programs and/or funding requirements. This position oversees the administrative and technical functions of management, maintenance and modernization activities for units managed by HCD staff, and contract administration services for privately managed developments. The position is responsible for strategic planning and goal setting, development and implementation of strategies to preserve and enhance the value and condition of all properties, as well as directing, overseeing and assessing the performance of property leasing and management, maintenance of properties, and capital improvements. This position is also responsible for establishing and maintaining appropriate policies and procedures necessary to implement the FCRHA asset management programs and functions to effectively ensure that federal, local and FCRHA regulations and performance goals are met or exceeded. Work also involves developing and maintaining standards of performance for property operations, property conditions, safety and security, financial performance and evaluating accomplishments through the review of recurring and special reports. The Director of Rental Housing exercises considerable independent judgment and initiative in performing the duties of the position, and exercises tact and courtesy in all interactions with federal, state and local officials, consultants, housing agencies, residents and the general public.
The ideal candidate will have experience in asset management, property management, leasing and maintenance operations for stabilized and leased up properties. Strong analytical skills to evaluate financial and operational data to effectively review and evaluate residential investment opportunities and to assess the performance of the individual properties in the portfolio. Able to work independently with minimal supervision and thrive in an environment that encourages problem solving, creative and strategic thinking, multitasking, decision making and prioritizing under tight deadlines. Must possess the operations business acumen to identify, direct and correct operational deficiencies to achieve optimal financial results.
Note: This position is considered "Emergency Service Personnel"
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a credit check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance or progressive working experience and knowledge in the area of asset management, local and federal housing programs, and/or residential multifamily housing development.
Solid budget and financial management background, with working knowledge of financial underwriting and modeling to create/manipulate/review pro-formas, budgets, cash flow analysis, and forecasting reports.
Strong written and oral communication skills are critical.
Outstanding customer service skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to plan and implement activities in order to ensure effective and efficient utilization of resources.
Advanced knowledge of Excel and YARDI; team leadership skills and experience in working with the public, is preferred.
Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; ability to drive a vehicle. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Ability to communicate with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to lift up to 15 lbs. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.