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Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director - Johnson City Housing Authority

Johnson City Housing Authority is a public housing and development authority that manages a combination of public housing units, Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) units, Rental Assistance Demonstration, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit units across eight communities in Johnson City. The Authority is formed under the authority of state law and is governed by a board of directors, which oversees the activities of the CEO/Executive Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees management of existing housing, including physical maintenance and tenant records
  • Manages tax credit record keeping and reporting to investors, and, as appropriate, applications for additional tax credits. Stays informed about tax credit programs and opportunities
  • Oversees application, recordkeeping, and reporting on grants from state, federal, and public sources
  • As appropriate and directed by the Board of Directors identifies opportunities to develop or redevelop low-income housing and oversees the acquisition, development, or redevelopment of new projects
  • Hires, retains and manages key director-level employees and direct reports
  • Ensures all state and federal laws and regulations are followed and the Authority stays within its statutory authorities
  • Maintains memberships and involvement in national, state, and regional housing authority organizations, such as TAHRA, NAHRO, and PHADA
  • Maintains and builds cooperative relationships with aligned organizations such as THDA, the City of Johnson City, private low-income housing providers, and similar or complementary service providers

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises a staff of 57 employees, including office staff, property managers, construction, and grounds and maintenance crews


  • Thorough knowledge of Tennessee and federal laws and regulations regarding housing authorities
  • Thorough understanding of low-income housing funding mechanisms, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Housing Choice Vouchers, Rental Assistance Demonstration Project, and traditional public housing
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills
  • Ability to manage reporting and application deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to present information clearly to governing board and investors
  • Computer literacy, including fluency in Microsoft Office and other standard office software
  • Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree in a management field preferred
  • Minimum experience of 7-10 years preferred in housing authority management. Related fields will be considered, such as private low-income housing or related government service.

Availability Requirements:

  • This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. The CEO/Executive Director will be expected to maintain regular work hours between 8 and 5 on weekdays, but may also be called on to handle issues outside regular work hours as they arise.
  • The CEO/Executive Director will be expected to live within the Tri-cities region of East Tennessee.
  • Occasional out-of-town travel will be required to maintain relationships with key state officials and agencies in Nashville and attend trade organization conferences or events.

Interested applicants should send resumes and cover letters or statements of interest to Jesse Goodman.

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