Jamestown Housing Authority Executive Director


This Executive Director position involves the responsibility for the management, operation, maintenance and financial condition of the Jamestown Housing Authority.  The successful candidate provides leadership and management of the planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling functions of the Authority.  The work involves the interpretation and implementation of the policies and strategic plans of the Board of Commissioners.  General supervision is exercised over the management, administrative, security, maintenance and support staff of the Housing Authority. Discretion is allowed for the use of independent judgement in planning and carrying out the details of the position.  Exercises duties as directed by the Board of Commissioners.  The Jamestown Housing Authority is seeking a skilled and innovative leader to provide professional leadership for the agency.


The duties of this position require the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Commissioners, staff members, community leaders and regulatory agency administrations.


Jamestown Housing Authority operates 246 public housing units for person 65 and over and persons with disabilities, the administration of 268 Housing Choice Vouchers, and the developing retail/commercial space in the historical district of Jamestown, NY.

Typical Work Activities:

>Interprets, implements and administers the policies of the Board and all applicable federal and state regulations

>Prepares and presents proposals to the Board for approval and subsequently administers and controls the conditions outlined in the annual Contributions Contracts, Budgets and Administrative Agency Plans.

>Supervises all staff and monitors the performance of all agency employees.

>Responsible for the Housing Authority budgets, payables, receivables, cash, investments, bidding process, insurance administration and all internal and external financial operations.

>Reviews, approves and implements regulations and notices from governmental and regulatory agencies and responds to each in a timely manner.

>Responsible for making decisions designed to improve operations and services in response to the concerns of the Board, Management and Stakeholders.

>Maintains high level of integrity and confidentiality


Minimum Requirements:

>Graduation from an accredited College or University and 5 years of managerial experience in housing management, community development, public administration or a closely related field.

>Public Housing Management Certificate from a HUD approved organization within one year of employment but may be substituted by certification as a property manager or similar classification by a nationally recognized housing organization.


Salary Commensurate with Experience


Resumes may be addressed to:

Board of Commissioners

Jamestown Housing Authority

110 West Third Street

Jamestown, NY 14701