The Peoria (IL)Housing Authority (PHA) is seeking a highly qualified candidate to lead and manage the portfolio that includes 659 owned housing units and 2048 housing choice vouchers. PHA is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, employs 40 staff, and has an operating budget of $21 million. Peoria is the principal city of the Peoria Metropolitan Area which includes the Counties of Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford, and which contains a metro area population of approximately 375,000.
The successful candidate should have completed a Masters Degree in public administration, management, social services, or a closely related field. The Masters Degree requirement may be waived if the applicant possesses a satisfactory combination of education and relevant progressive working in administrative management or similar fields. Applicants must have a minimum of five years experience working in progressive administrative or management level positions involving supervisory responsibilities, budget formulation and development, public relations, and other related fields. Three years of experience working in a public housing authority as an Executive Director or Administrator may be accepted in lieu of a Masters Degree. Candidates are preferred that have a demonstrated performance record with: (1) mixed finance developments including, but not limited to, RAD and LIHTC, (2) labor-management union relations, and (3) resident relations and engagement.
It is expected that the selected candidate will have the leadership, management, technical and interpersonal knowledge, skills, and abilities to be a high-performing Executive Director of PHA. Compensation for the position is negotiable, depending on the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate. It is expected that the selected Executive Director will establish residency in the immediate Peoria County area. PHA is an equal opportunity employer. Please submit a one-page cover letter, a two-page resume that includes salary history and a listing of three professional references. Please submit an email version of the application document to both Stan Quy, President / Principal of the Organizational Leadership Edge at Squy@cox.net and Shanda Green, HR Director at SGreen@pha.peoria.il.us. The deadline for submittal of applications is December 20, 2021 by 5:00PM Central Time.