Director of Housing, F/T-Birmingham, AL

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Aletheia House is looking for Full-Time Director of Housing in the Birmingham, Alabama area who will be responsible for developing, managing and maintaining affordable housing for Aletheia House, one of Alabama’s largest nonprofit organizations. The Housing Director works closely with the Executive Director to accomplish the mission and service goals of Aletheia House.

Position Summary:
A successful Director of Housing will demonstrate a passion for providing high quality affordable housing for tenants with low and moderate incomes. She or he will be a self-directed employee who possesses extraordinary drive, leadership abilities and organizational skills. She or he will have a strong working knowledge of housing development, and finance; underwriting or related areas (experience related to the development of housing using low income housing tax credit financing is a plus). She or he will demonstrate the ability to work independently with government organizations, leaders, neighborhood associations, tenants, etc. She or he will also demonstrate the skills needed to manage the organization’s property management staff and maintenance team.

Approximately 70% of the job responsibilities for this position will be related to the development of new affordable housing throughout the state of Alabama (including development financed using the low income housing tax credit). 30% will relate to the management and maintenance of the agency’s Second Chance Housing Program, a portfolio of more than 250 apartment units and single family houses that are leased to low and moderate incoming tenants who have barriers (e.g. a history of incarceration and poor credit histories) that prevent them from leasing from traditional landlords.

Primary Responsibilities:
1. Identify potential properties for development.
2. Develop pro forma financial statements to determine if projects are financial feasible.
3. Address issues such as zoning, utility access, easements, etc. including attending neighborhood association meetings, zoning
hearings, etc.
4. Select the architect and develop preliminary plans.
5. Identify and select lenders and/or tax credit equity partners.
6. Work with attorneys to address legal issues associated with development.
7. Select the general contractor and developing initial cost estimates.
8. Develop and submit proposals for funding including applications for low income housing tax credits.
9. Finalize the contracts and development plans for projects that receive tax credit and other financing.
10. Monitor the construction process.
11. Select the property manager and oversee the property management process.
12. Select the accountant and oversee the accounting process (including submission of tax returns and other related documents.
13. Monitor the ongoing operation of the property.
14. Perform other similar tasks related to the development of new affordable housing.

1. Develop and implement policies and procedures that ensure properties are well managed.
2. Supervise the property management staff.
3. Work with the attorneys to evict tenants who are noncompliant with the terms of their lease.
4. Ensure tenant data is collected and reported to various funding organizations.
5. Develop and prioritize a list of maintenance needs.
6. Develop and prioritize a list of long-term capital needs.
7. Supervise the property maintenance staff.
8. Select and hire contractors as needed.
9. Perform other similar tasks related to the management and maintenance of existing affordable housing.

-Bachelor’s degree required. A graduate degree in a related field such as finance, business, and public administration is a plus.
-At least five years experience in housing development, finance, underwriting, management, etc. Experience in affordable housing is a plus.
-Demonstrated ability to work with financial spreadsheets.
-Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills, including the ability to make compelling public presentations.
-Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
-Ability to diverse groups of people.
-A commitment to providing excellent customer service to our tenants.

Affirmative Recruitment:
Aletheia House is an organization that values diversity and inclusion, and will make an affirmative effort to seek and recruit individuals who have not traditionally been hired in positions like this including women and people of color.

Housing Costs in Birmingham are very reasonable:
If you are considering moving to Birmingham from another city, please consider our housing costs are 14% below the national average. The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $800.00 per month.

-Travel instate required.
-Valid Alabama driver’s license and good driving record required.
-Mileage reimbursement is offered.

Job Salary: 
$65,000.00 - $75,000.00
F/T, Exempt – (Flexible Hours), 40 Hours per week

Benefits are excellent including health insurance with dental, retirement, paid vacations and paid sick leave. We also provide educational opportunities that prepare counselors to become certified as Addiction Professionals.

During the past several years, we have experienced significant growth. Most of our supervisors have been promoted from within, so there is definitely an opportunity for outstanding employees to advance within the organization.

To Apply: 

Individuals who are interested should come in to fill out an application, or fax cover letter & resumes to 205-203-4843, or send an email with a three-page attachment to In the subject line please insert (DH-0186).

The first page of the attachment should be a cover letter and the second page of the attachment should be a resume including detailed information about employment, internships, and/or volunteer experiences.

The third page should answer these three questions:
1. Why are you interested in this position?
2. What experiences, skills and passions do you bring to this position that should make us want to select you?
3. Who is the person in your life who knows the most about how you would perform in this position and what would they tell us about you if we called them?

Aletheia House is a United Way Agency.

Aletheia House is an Equal Opportunity Employer, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise discrimination.

Closing Date-Time: 
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 5:00pm