Executive Director

Housing Authority of Lincoln County | Newport, OR

Posted Date 9/27/2021


Executive Director

     The Housing Authority of Lincoln County, located on the central Oregon coast, is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Executive Director due to the retirement of the current Director. The Authority administers  Public Housing (99 units) and Housing Choice Voucher Programs (570 units) under HUD guidelines.  In addition, two properties with USDA/Rural Development rental assistance program, two LIHTC properties, and a small elderly complex under the State Bond Program (total of 143 units). The agency’s current staff numbers fifteen.  The recent Section 18 Disposition of 20 public housing units has given the agency approximately $4.9M in funds available to reinvest in affordable housing in the communities of Lincoln County.


COMPENSATION:  $90,000 - $98,000 w/benefits, DOE


QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration and five (5)-years of experience in a management capacity covering various aspects of agency administration. Proven track record of administering federal housing programs through HUD and/or USDA Rural Development.  Knowledge of LIHTC and other affordable housing programs, as well as governmental finance, contracting, budgeting, and/or accounting.  Knowledge or previous experience with tenant/landlord law, i.e. property management. Housing development experience desirable, but not a requirement.  Clear communication skills, both verbal and written. Must have a valid driver’s license, with clean driving record.  Must possess or acquire PHM certification within 12 months of employment. 


TO APPLY: Applicants should submit letter of interest and resume to ED Search, Housing Authority of Lincoln County, P.O. Box 1470, Newport, OR  97365 or to kkowtko@halc.info no later than 5:00 PM November 30, 2021.  A detailed position description is available at the Housing Authority of Lincoln County, 1039 NW Nye Street, Newport,  OR. 97365 or by telephone 541/265-5326 Ext. 300.





CLOSING DATE:    November 30, 2021







The Executive Director works under the general direction of a five-member Board  of Commissioners.  The Executive Director is responsible for the complete day-to-day administration of the Housing Authority which includes a variety of programs, multiple financial resources and budgets. 

 Primary Tasks and Responsibilities

 The following primary tasks and responsibilities are indicative, but not inclusive of position responsibilities:

  • Develops, presents, and proposes recommendations related to visions, goals, programs, policies, contracts, and budgets to the Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners. Keeps the Board informed with monthly financial reports and updates on program administration, problems and any concerns or needs that may require Board attention or action.  Provides support to the Board, acting  as Secretary:  prepares meeting agendas, records meeting minutes, prepares resolutions, researching other matters as requested. 
  • Organizational Management & Planning: Oversee the development and maintenance of effective management systems, program design, and implementation by HALC staff; regularly updating Agency policies, as required by HUD regulations, legislation,  and/or other over-sight entities; 
  • Direct and oversee personnel in meeting HUD and other funder’s requirements in file documentation, fiscal records and programmatic requirements of all programs administered by the Agency 
  • Serves as Contract Administrator and Procurement Officer for the Agency ensuring Agency compliance; 
  • Oversee asset management; develop practices and policies that ensure the longevity and viability of the Agency’s physical assets; 
  • Serves as Trustee of the Agency Retirement Plan. 
  • Human Resource Management. Oversee implementation of Agency Personnel Policies and Procedures and reviews and revises as necessary; hires and administers personnel matters in accordance with the Personnel Policies; regularly meets with existing staff members to ensure communications are maintained on a competent and balanced level using these opportunities to train, cross-train and promote a sense of teamwork and program stability; provide ongoing private discussions with staff regarding work performance and annual written performance evaluations of all employees; 
  • Establish and maintain policies that will assure quality customer service for the populations that are served by HALC. 
  • Financial Management: Oversees implementation of Agency Financial Policies and Procedures; budget development and monitoring; accounting and finance activities and reports; presents financial statements and annual audits to HALC Board of Commissioners.
  • Directly responsible for administering Agency funds to ensure federal and state fiscal requirements, fiscal audits, allocation disbursements, purchasing, housing assistance payments and other accounts are fulfilled according to program requirements; 
  • Resource Development: Provides direction and guidance for the creation, development, and implementation of housing and housing programs; pursues potential housing opportunities that will benefit low income persons in Lincoln County; directs and assists in preparing applications for funding, budgets and other forms pertinent to the development of housing and housing programs. 
  • Community & Public Relations: Initiates and coordinates public relations efforts and represents Agency at public and professional meetings; participates in appropriate community initiatives and activities that support Agency mission; promotes good public relations at every opportunity to ensure healthy relations with networking agencies and the general public; makes presentations to groups and/or individuals who solicit information and to promote the Agency services and objectives. 
  • Performs other essential duties and tasks as assigned by the HALC Board of Commissioners. 

Desirable Qualifications for Employment:

Thorough knowledge of public housing administration objectives, programs and policies;

  • Considerable knowledge of real estate and tenant/landlord laws;
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles of organization, management, personnel administration and supervision;
  • Knowledge of federal grant applications, governmental finance, budgeting and accounting
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Demonstrated success working with the public, governmental officials and other public agencies or nonprofit boards;
  • Ability to read and understand contracts, or at minimum seek out adequate resources;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making decisions on difficult administrative problems;
  • Experience in computer applications: Excel, Word;
  • Licensed Driver with clean driving record;
  • Certified Public Housing Manager or ability to obtain certification within 12 months. 

Experience and Training: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration; and
  • Five (5) years administrative experience three of which was in a management capacity with fiscal oversight including housing management and development, is preferred, or
  • A combination of education, training or experience that ensures the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of                                                                            





















Listing Type
Executive | Government/Public Agency
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Senior Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
$90,000 to $98, 000/yr
Salary Type
Commensurate with Experience

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