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Executive Director Position Opening 2018

Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) provides quality affordable housing in the City of Chesapeake, and is located within the metropolitan area that also includes Virginia Beach and Norfolk.  CRHA is seeking a highly qualified candidate to lead and manage the agency’s budget of $19 million and a staff of 49.  The agency’s portfolio includes 1450 housing choice vouchers, 467 public housing units and 228 other affordable housing units.

The successful candidate must possess, at a minimum, a Bachelors degree preferably in business administration, public administration, public finance, urban planning or a closely related field.  Additionally, candidates should have a minimum of eight years of experience in advanced administration or management of public housing or nonprofit/for-profit affordable housing.  However, candidates with exceptional academic or experience backgrounds that compensate for an academic or experience deficiency may still be considered.  Candidates must have, or commit to obtaining within one year, the NAHRO Certified Management Executive Certification or the PHADA Executive Director Education Program.  Exceptional knowledge, skills and abilities in leadership, management efficiency, business acumen, communications, and stakeholder engagement must be demonstrated by the successful candidate.  Finalists will be required to provide academic, work history, and salary history verification. 

The CRHA website (www.crhava.org) contains additional information regarding the position description, community amenities, and fringe benefits.  Compensation for the position is negotiable, depending on the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate.  It is required that the selected Executive Director will establish residency in Chesapeake.  Please submit a one-page cover letter, a two-page resume that includes salary history and a listing of three professional references.  Please submit an email version of the application document to Nancy Tarkenton, Assistant to the Director of CRHA at nancy_tarkenton@crhava.org.   The deadline for submittal of applications is August 31, 2018.

Executive Director Position Opening 2018