Small, High Performing, Financially viable Public Housing Authority is searching for motivated, skilled and dedicated employee to become their next Executive Director! The DeRidder Housing Authority in DeRidder, Louisiana is actively searching for the right individual to provide leadership, strategic development and program management for their High Performing authority with 122 Public Housing units and 38 Housing Choice Vouchers. Located in Beauregard Parish, the City of DeRidder is an excellent family community with a low cost of living and great school systems. For more details see www.cityofderrider.org.
This important leader will be responsible for working with a staff of six to carry out all functions of managing an affordable housing property including policy and budget management, capital planning and development and resident and community relations. This future leader will enjoy the support of a cooperative Board of Commissioners, local government and law enforcement officials to meet the needs of the resident families and the local community. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Social Work, or other appropriate field with a minimum of five years of responsible management experience – or the equivalent combination of experience and education. Excellent oral and written communication and people skills are a must! A Public Housing Managers Certification is a bonus for rating but will be required within one year of employment. As a small PHA, direct knowledge of HUD regulations and requirements is absolute along with understanding of operating a small public business.
The DeRidder Housing Authority provides excellent benefits to all employees, including paid employee health insurance, excellent retirement contributions, and generous annual and sick leave benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience, skills and education. This position will remain open until October 30, 2014 and qualified interested applications should submit a letter of interest, full resume, with a minimum of three professional references and their contact information, to L.V. Blount, Jr., Chairman, DeRidder Housing Authority, 600 Warren St., DeRidder, La. 70634 or via email to: DeRidderEDsearch@yahoo.com . Anyone interested in a full detailed job description or with other questions should submit a request via email at DeRidderEDsearch@yahoo.com.