ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
The City of Dallas has an opportunity for an Assistant Director of Housing Development (ADHD).
Reporting to the Director of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization, he/she, and a team of 20
managers and junior level staff, will be accountable and charged with leading the development of new
housing through investments in third-party projects. With a multi-million-dollar budget, the ADHD will
leverage other city and private resources to invest in housing activities citywide. More specifically, they
will: (1) provide management and oversight over multiple housing cross-functional entities, e.g.,
development, acquisition and disposition, financing and homebuyer assistance; (2) manage and direct
a portfolio of development projects; (3) evaluate public land acquisition and disposition; (4) evaluate
tax credit proposals; (5) provide guidance and direct the city’s housing finance staff in building a
pipeline for developers and projects for investment; and (6) in concert with the strategy division, will
implement the city’s comprehensive housing policy, designing policy and tools and programs.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or another related field and seven
(7) years of professional program administration and/or implementation experience which included
grant management and three (3) years of supervisory and/or managerial experience administering
large programs. Other combinations of education and experience may substitute for the minimum
qualifications on a year-for-year basis. In addition to the academic and years of experience, must have
knowledge and experience with/in: (1) real estate, underwriting and urban planning; (2) federal
funding; and (3) fair housing, environment and minority business expertise requirements. Candidates
with these requirements from non-profit or local government are encouraged to apply.
Influence & collaborative skills – The culture and environment of the client organization requires an
open and non- combative style. It practices participative management and team building. Must be
persuasive and patient while exuding the personal presence, confidence, and professional competence
necessary to effectively interact with internal and external executives and associates. Establishes clear,
transparent and professional channels of communication with regard to essential information. Performs
in a manner that supports the success of the overall team and the city.
Execution capabilities – Demonstrates awareness, understanding, and an appreciation to be deeply
engaged in initiatives, projects, and research and to lead, mentor and guide his/her team. Provides
insight, vision, and in-depth, forward thinking interpretation around housing and revitalization issues.
Demonstrates thought leadership and understanding of big picture issues and considers eventualities.
Organizational and analytical skills - Demonstrates ability to effectively and efficiently organize
solutions, concepts, and resources to accomplish agreed upon goals and objectives. Must be capable
of dissecting, interpreting and communicating data and be fundamentally sound and bring creativity
to problem solving.