Catholic Housing Services believes everyone deserves the right to a safe, affordable place to call home. Inspired by this vision, CHS develops, owns and manages affordable housing programs for low-income families and individuals; currently including 2,100 units of housing in 50 different buildings across Western Washington. We provide supportive services for people who have experienced homelessness, low-income seniors, farm worker families, and those who have special physical and mental needs
The Division Director, HUD is accountable for overseeing and ensuring the quality of our housing and the financial sustainability of a portfolio of 15 affordable housing developments as designated by the Director of Property Management. The Division Director oversees housing operations, supervises housing management and maintenance staff, and is accountable for financial and key performance indicators of the assigned portfolio; and collaborates with other departments or community agencies that provide supportive services to residents.
Additionally, the Division Director will participate in advocacy activities and represent the agency to the government and community organizations that work to serve the poor and vulnerable. In the course of performing the duties of the Division Director - HUD, it is not uncommon to see, engage or be confronted with first hand – or encounter first hand – the following: violence and threats of violence; profane, racist and/or sexist language; bodily fluids; conflict; interactions with First Responders; alcohol and street drugs; cigarette smoke; death of service participants or her/his associates; nudity of service participants or her/his associates; friends/family dynamics with service participants; people involved with sex work; people involved in the drug trade; persons used against their consent, will or knowledge; people in conflict with the law; and/or other situations that may be unsettling. Measures are taken to train staff to appropriately deal with these situations, but those in the position should reasonably expect these types of things to occur. The supervisor will provide appropriate direction and support to these situations.
Supervision and Leadership
Property Operations Monitoring
Building Safety and Security
This position requires entering facilities where there may be exposure to maintenance and cleaning supplies. There may be cause to enter individual apartments, which may expose one to household odors including cigarette smoke, cooking smells, pet odors, etc. Other working conditions may include frequent interruptions, working alone, evening or weekend work, working long hours during peak periods, being on-call, interactions with individuals who are angry and/or dealing with mental health or substance abuse issues, extensive use of computers.
Physical and Mental Acuity Demands
The requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.