Director of Housing

Post on March 11, 2019

The Opportunity

Keene Housing is seeking a Director of Housing who is responsible for managing Keene Housing’s owned and managed properties. Keene Housing’s portfolio includes approximately 550 units of Low Income Housing Tax Credit, USDA Rural Development, HUD Project Based Section 8, Project Based Voucher, HOME, residential units and several commercial properties.  The Director of Housing is a key member of the senior leadership team, providing both strategic and operational guidance and hands-on implementation.

The Agency

Since 1965, Keene Housing has provided housing assistance and supportive services to thousands of low-income elderly, disabled and working families in New Hampshire’s picturesque Monadnock region.  With 36 staff members and an annual agency budget of approximately $15 million, Keene Housing owns or operates approximately 550 units of housing, administers over 780 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental subsidies and operates several supportive service programs.

Keene Housing’s commitment to creative policy and program design has made it a national model for innovation in affordable housing development and management. Keene Housing was one of 12 high performing public housing authorities (PHAs) admitted into HUD’s Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration program in 1999.  Since then, Keene Housing has leveraged MTW to comprehensively redesign its HCV program, convert its public housing portfolio to privately financed, project based affordable housing and create new programs focusing on particularly vulnerable populations including domestic violence victims, disabled residents and homeless families.

The Region

The Monadnock region is best known for its natural beauty, safe neighborhoods, historic architecture, quality education and sense of community.   The area boasts over 60 miles of rail trails, camping, kayaking, winter sports, farmers markets, historic New England settings, a strong locavore movement, robust arts community and much more.  Keene neighbors Mount Monadnock, the most climbed mountain in the world.  Keene is less than two hours from Boston, Hartford and Albany.

Essential Duties of Director of Housing

  • Responsible for all activities associated with the day-to-day operation of Keene Housing’s USDA Rural Development, HUD Project Based Section 8, Project Based Voucher, Low Income Housing Tax Credit, HOME and commercial properties including property management and the coordination of admissions and occupancy.
  • Plans, organizes, delegates and manages the activities of Keene Housing’s housing portfolio to ensure high quality, safe and sanitary housing for Keene Housing residents.
  • Ensures and monitors compliance with governing agencies’ and investors’ rules, regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Maintains policies, procedures and reports necessary to track management indicators with the goal of maintaining the highest levels of portfolio performance.
  • Manages a department of 7 staff; identifies training needs, recommends effective personnel actions and evaluates job performance.
  • Ensures strict adherence to Federal Fair Housing laws and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Updates and executes fair housing marketing plans as required and acts as one of Keene Housing’s 504 Coordinators.
  • Represents Keene Housing on local, regional and national coalitions, boards and committees.


Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics or a related field and a minimum of 5 years in a management/supervisory capacity directly related to property management.  Experience in and knowledge of affordable housing, low income tax credit programs, HUD rules and regulations is required.

The Director of Housing must demonstrate sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus. Candidates must be able to relate to people at all levels of an organization and possesses excellent communication skills.

Compensation and Benefits

  • $70,000 – $80,000 depending on experience
  • Relocation Stipend
  • Health Insurance (Agency pays 83% of premium)
  • Dental Insurance (Agency pays 83% of premium)
  • Health Reimbursement Account for prescription and deductible related expenses
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Babies at Work
  • Basic Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (100% Agency paid)
  • Short Term Disability (100% Agency paid) and Voluntary Long Term Disability
  • Paid Leave (Vacation, Sick, Personal and Holidays)
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Benefits (Contribution of 13% of the annual salary)

It is Keene Housing’s policy to give preference in employment to Section 3- eligible individuals. Keene Housing is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

Please submit a cover letter describing interest in the position and a resume to  Keene Housing is accepting resumes for the position until April 6, 2019.

Contact Information

Amy Wright