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The Chief Supportive Housing Officer (CSHO) is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for overseeing the operations management of 24/7 permanent supportive housing programs for the organization. This position offers strategic leadership to support the development and implementation of projects that improve integrated services across Plymouth’s programs. The CSHO provides direction and support, consistent with established strategies, goals, and policies, to effectively maximize resources and ensure that Plymouth’s services are provided to residents in a culturally proficient way, for maintaining high standards of customer service to residents, and for nurturing a culture of respect and collaboration among staff.
The CSHO role requires someone to have a strong sense of adaptive evolution. With the constant shifts and changing needs of Plymouth Housing’s growth, they need an executive who can adjust and address specific challenges or opportunities as it pertains to their residents.
The duties of this position include a wide range of managerial responsibilities related to multiple aspects of the Leased Housing Programs. Reporting to the Director of Leased Housing the Managing Director plans, delegates, coordinates, reviews, and evaluates the activities of staff responsible for ensuring applicant, tenant, or vendor compliance with requirements in one or more functional areas of the Leased Housing Programs. The position will directly supervise managers but will be responsible for the overall performance of the teams working in their program area. The individual will work closely with the Rental Assistance Directors and senior staff in other departments in a collaborative manner to develop and implement systems, processes and protocols which improve program administration, maximize efficiency and provide the highest quality service to tenants, property owners, and staff. The Managing Director will frequently be required to use independent judgment in making recommendations and decisions in accordance with existing procedures or written guidelines, such as Metro Housing policies, HUD regulations, handbooks, desk references, or existing records.
Under the general direction of the Boards of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Fresno and the Housing Authority of Fresno County (jointly referred to as “Fresno Housing” or “FH”), the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director (CEO) has full executive responsibility and accountability for overall management of the organization, including strategic, financial, programmatic, and operational leadership. The CEO is expected to serve as an advisor to the Boards of Commissioners on FH’s vision, mission, and strategic plan, which includes short- and long-range objectives relating to housing development, property and asset management, neighborhood revitalization, housing assistance programs, resident empowerment programs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, and anti-poverty initiatives. The CEO is the organization’s key spokesperson and advocate and will be responsible for fostering positive relationships among federal, state, and local governments and officials, private and non-profit agencies, FH residents, clients and vendors, and the community at large.
The Chief Financial Officer serves as a member of the Executive Staff performing highly responsible work as it relates to the management and direction of all fiscal operations, Procurement, and IT program for the Housing Authority. Responsibilities include ensuring the optimum efficiency and effectiveness of the financial functions; and for planning, directing and managing all of the financial activities including banking and cash management processes, accounting and financial reporting, asset and liability management, financial support on new business transactions, budgeting and forecasting, risk management, capital management, cost saving/expense control initiatives and all other financial matters; as well as overseeing the activity for HUD procurement and ensuring all software hardware is functional and safeguarded from public intrusion attempts.
Will also direct the asset repositioning efforts under the Non-Profit Arm of the Housing Authority and submission of its annual 990.
Overall work of the Chief Financial Officer is performed under the direction of the Executive Director with great latitude for independent action, judgment, discretion, and decision making.
This is a highly responsible, executive level position that oversees the Fort Worth Housing Solutions’ day to day financial/accounting operations, Information Technology functions and other administrative activities.
Under the general direction of the President, the Vice President of Finance and Administration is responsible for strategic planning, financial analysis, policy development and problem resolution for the Accounting, and Information Technology departments. Maintains the financial well-being of the agency by providing financial projections and accounting services; prepares growth plans; monitors and reports the financial transactions in the Authority’s programs; directs and supervises staff; develops organizational and operational strategies; forecasts economic conditions; identifies business opportunities; reduces costs; and maximizes return on invested funds.
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From GGA Clients
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“gga is a proven leader in executive search providing exceptional candidates and support throughout the recruiting process. The entire gga search process is designed to empower the client to select from a strong slate of accomplished and competitive candidates that best fits their organization. Our agency had great success with gga and selected an outstanding candidate that is performing exceptionally well and enabling us to make the right decisions and rapid progress in fulfilling our mission and goals. Much of our accomplishment we attribute to the quality of the search process, guidance and support gga provided throughout in the selection, on-boarding, and orientation with our new CEO.”