EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: The Low Rent Housing Agency of Burlington, Iowa, a Municipal Housing Agency (PHA) that operates exclusively within the City of Burlington, Iowa, is seeking a highly responsible individual to serve as its chief executive officer and Secretary to the Board of Commissioners. The position administers various low-income housing programs that are funded, in major part, by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Executive Director serves at-will and is accountable to the Board of Commissioners for the accomplishment of the goals and objectives of the PHA which are specified within the PHA Plan and supporting policies. The current major activities of the PHA are management of Autumn Heights Apartments and the Housing Choice Voucher Program which distributes tenant-based, rental assistance within the community. Both programs are carried out in accordance with HUD regulations which are enforced through Annual Contributions Contracts. The successful candidate must demonstrate a sound working knowledge of the regulatory structure and have five or more years of experience as a practitioner in the field, or possess an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to applicants with two or more years in a supervisory capacity and/or prior experience as the Executive Director of another PHA. A competitive compensation package will be offered. A background check is required. Interested parties may obtain a detailed job description, additional information about the position and an application at Autumn Heights Apartments, 2830 Winegard Drive, Burlington, Iowa or same may be requested by calling telephone number 319-753-2142. Resumes, letters of recommendations and other documentation supporting qualifications will initially be accepted in lieu of an official application.
Supplemental: The current activities of the Low Rent Housing Agency of Burlington, Iowa consist of Autumn Heights, a 193 unit public housing development designated elderly/handicapped and a Voucher program authorized at 325 units. Current staffing for public housing includes four full time and one part-time Maintenance staff, one full time Tenant Services Coordinator, one full time Occupancy Specialist and 1 part time Resident Assistant. The Voucher program is staffed by one full time Section 8 Coordinator. The Executive Director currently provides direct assistance to both programs. The Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer.