Director of Community Development Group
Title:Director of Community Development Group
Department:Community Development Group
Job Type:Exempt (salaried)
Salary Range:Salary range $86,000 to $136,000 per year (Negotiable)
Application Deadline:Open until Filled
Director of Community Development Group
DEFINITION: Director of Community Development Group will lead, direct, coordinate and oversee all activities of NRHA’s Community Development Department (CD) including, but not limited to:
  • Real Estate Acquisition and Disposition efforts
  • Project New Construction/Rehabilitation Initiatives
  • Construction Management
  • REO Property Administration
  • NRHA’s Weatherization Programs
  • Rural Community Outreach and Interface
  • The Facilitation of Affordable Housing Demand and Production Initiatives in Rural Areas
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Director of the H&CD is a key member of NRHA’s senior staff and regularly coordinates, communicates, and works closely with NRHA (Agency) leadership to accomplish overall Agency goals to realize the Agency’s mission.  The following tasks are illustrative only and may include other relative duties and responsibilities.

EXAMPLES OF JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties listed below are examples of the work typically performed by an employee in this position. An employee may not be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties which are not listed below.  
  • Assumes full leadership and management responsibility for all CD services and activities, including current and long-range planning, department budgeting, inspection and viability determination for real estate acquisitions/dispositions, project plan development and review, all real estate related contract administration, and the management, supervision and oversight of all staff personnel within the department.
  • Prepares periodic, annual and long range budget projections as required.
  • Monitors and manages annual department budget(s) to assure the department operates within its approved budget, and in accordance with the Agency’s fiscal guidelines.
  • Performs personnel duties such as selection, motivation, development, training (or the securing of adequate training), evaluation, discipline and participates in the hiring and discharge of employees within the department.  Establishes performance standards and counsels’ department employees as appropriate.
  • Promotes and implements staff project development activities, and establishes and facilitates real estate goals and objective with department staff.
  • Locates, negotiates contracts with, engages and oversees third party professional “real estate” related service providers (i.e., architects, engineers, planners, environmental experts, legal counsel, etc.)
  • Responds to difficult and sensitive public inquiries and complaints, and assists with resolutions and alternative recommendations.
  • Contributes to the overall quality of the department’s service by developing, reviewing, and implementing policies and procedures: a) To meet legal requirements, b) To comply with various funding requirements, and c) To support Agency needs including but not necessarily limited to, i) Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures, ii) Assessing and monitoring the distribution of work, support systems, and internal reporting relationships, iii) Identifies opportunities for improvement, iv) Directs the implementation of change, and v) Responds to all internal and external department related complaints, concerns and issues.
  • Represents the department to, and interfaces with various Cities, Counties, NRHA Board, community groups, the general public, and relative for-profit and non-profit organizations.
  • Negotiates partnership agreements, contracts, Memorandums of Understanding (MOU’s) and other related transaction documents with the Agency’s business partners relative to real estate related transactions.
  • Continually seeks opportunities to improve the department’s delivery of service. 
  • Establishes and maintains trust in the department and encourages collaboration within the H&CD, with other Agency departments, with Agency partners and collaborators, and with Communities situated within the Agency’s areas of legal jurisdiction throughout rural Nevada.
Experience and Training:
Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Community Planning, Real Estate or a related field, is required.
Seven years of administrative experience in community development, with at least two years of supervisory experience and two years of housing development experience/oversight is desirable. 
A knowledge in software applications relative to real estate development and construction practices, as well an acceptable level of proficiency in office and remote computer hardware use and electronic communication skills, and the use of office software programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other necessary office related computer applications.
Required Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Current driver's license and good driving record
pre-employment background check and drug screening

Desirable Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

American Institute of Certified Planners
Building Official Certificate
IREM Certified Property Manager designation (CPM)
Other industry related certifications
Physical and Mental Requirements:

The physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Strength, dexterity, coordination, and vision to use keyboard and video display terminal for prolonged periods. Strength and stamina to bend, stoop, sit, and stand for long periods of time. Dexterity and coordination to handle files and single pieces of paper; occasional lifting of files, stacks of paper, manuals and other materials. Some reaching, bending, squatting and stooping to access items above and below desk level. The manual dexterity and cognitive ability to operate a personal computer using word processing and databases. The ability to communicate via telephone. Light lifting (up to 25 pounds) is frequently required. Travel by vehicle, for more than six hours at one time, may be required.
In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations. Incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 
Working Conditions:

Position functions indoors in an office type environment where most work is performed at a desk. Environment is generally clean with limited exposure to conditions such as dust, fumes, noise, or odors. Work may occasionally be performed outside with exposure to dust, fumes, odors, chemicals, dampness, cold, heat, and loud noises. Position may require travel by car from the office to a work site. Frequent interruptions to planned work activities occur.
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