VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) is seeking a highly qualified Vice President of Operations to serve as the principal adviser to the Chief Executive Officer in directing and implementing strategies, policies, and practices that maximize the key programs and general operations of the agency. A description of the general duties, responsibilities, and competencies can be found on the agency website at www.fwha.org. FWHA is a HUD high-performer agency, a newly designated Moving to Work agency, the largest affordable housing provider in the community and the second largest housing authority in Indiana. FWHA has an operating budget of $50 million, manages 900 units of affordable housing, and administers 3100 housing choice vouchers. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer George Guy the agency is positioned to be the “go-to” provider and developer of affordable housing that will meet the unique needs of Fort Wayne. A culture has been established that ensures residents and community stakeholders will be provided with agency leadership, strategic thinking, innovative solutions and prioritization of resident self-sufficiency that positions FWHA as a national leader in the ever-changing affordable housing industry.
A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration / management or closely related disciplines is required. A Master’s degree in these same discipline areas is preferred. Candidates are expected to have a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in public housing and/or assisted housing, including a minimum of three (3) years at a supervisory level in public housing, tax-credit housing, apartment management, or local government housing positions. However, candidates with exceptional academic or experience background that compensate for an academic or experience deficiency may still be considered at the discretion of the CEO. The successful candidate must have the Housing Choice Voucher Management Certification or commit to gaining the Certification in the first year in this position. Candidates will be required to provide academic, work history, and salary history verification. The consultant will complete criminal and credit history background checks.
Compensation for the position is negotiable, depending on the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate. It is required that the selected candidate will establish residency in Fort Wayne, Indiana. FWHA is an equal opportunity employer. Please submit a one-page cover letter, a two-page resume that includes salary history and a listing of three professional references to Stan Quy, President / Principal of The Organizational Leadership Edge at Squy@cox.net. The position is open until filled. However, the goal of the agency is to fill the position expeditiously and candidates that are highly qualified may be interviewed shortly after application submittal.