Burlington Housing Authority (BHA) is seeking an innovative, strategic, visionary leader to continue the revolutionary impact this organization has had in improving our community by providing very affordable, safe, stable housing to our most vulnerable residents. BHA’s Board of Commissioners and its dedicated team of professionals are committed to ending homelessness in the Burlington area, which we believe is possible through thoughtful collaboration with other civic leaders and partner agencies in the area. Accordingly, we are seeking a leader driven to continue BHA’s efforts to achieve this goal.
Serving the greater Burlington, Vermont, area since 1961, BHA is a national leader in promoting innovative solutions that address housing instability challenges facing extremely low-income families and individuals, many of whom are elderly or disabled. This includes administering a range of programs that enable BHA to provide permanent, supportive, affordable housing to this population. With an operating budget of approximately $25 million and a 50-person staff, BHA has adopted a uniquely broad, holistic approach to housing, employing a set of strategic priorities designed to help end homelessness, which include:
BHA has consistently been recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a “High Performer” agency.
Reporting to a five-person Board of Commissioners (Board), BHA’s Executive Director (ED) oversees all aspects of BHA’s operations, including policy development, strategic planning and budgeting, operational administration, property acquisition and development, and financial management. The ED also works closely with state and local partner agencies and nonprofits to coordinate comprehensive support and promote policies designed to help extremely low-income households achieve housing stability.
The Board is seeking an accomplished, strategic, collaborative leader who is passionate about public service, affordable housing, and making an impact in his or her community. Candidates should be able to manage federal and local resources in innovative ways to address challenges facing the most vulnerable members of our community. Working with a talented and dedicated team of managers, BHA’s next ED should have demonstrated success at leading a highly effective organization. The ED should be a visionary leader skilled at identifying and leading change management efforts to ensure BHA remains a positive agent for change in our community. Financial management expertise and an entrepreneurial mindset are also required in BHA’s next ED.
Candidates for ED must possess a Bachelor’s degree—potentially in finance, public administration, or related fields—with advanced degrees preferred. It is also expected that candidates will have a minimum of five years of executive-level leadership, ideally in public housing management, public administration, public finance, or similar professional employment. Experience in affordable housing operations or a related field, as well as a working knowledge of HUD programs, policies, and procedures is strongly desired. The salary is competitive and open, depending on qualifications and extent of relevant experience.
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BHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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