Located along six miles of Pacific coastline in northern San Diego County, the City of Encinitas offers a unique blend of old-world charm and sophistication, and new-world culture. With a population of 60,000 people, the City of Encinitas has something for everyone. With its pristine beaches and rolling hills, famous Botanic Garden and vibrant downtown business district, the City of Encinitas attracts visitors from all over the world.
The Housing Services Manager will coordinate, develop, administer, and monitor a wide variety of programs and projects to ensure a comprehensive approach to affordable housing and homeless services programs within the City's Housing Section including the Housing Authority within the Development Services Department, in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations, policies and procedures. Coordinates, develops, administers, and monitors affordable housing opportunities, housing rehabilitation opportunities, new low- and moderate-income housing projects, rental assistance programs, homeless and social services programs, and perform a variety of tasks in the development and implementation of goals and objectives in support of assigned housing programs.
The ideal candidate shall be a public servant and capable of stepping up as a key member of the City’s leadership team and exhibiting a dynamic, innovative approach to this important work. The successful candidate in this role shall be a collaborative, respectful, trusting, and engaging leader that has a strong commitment to the Encinitas community, the vision to ensure that residents have access to quality, livable, and maintained affordable housing options, and provide access to necessary services and resources. A background in public housing strategy and policy, Section 8 programs, redevelopment, grant funding and homeless initiatives is key for this role. Familiarity with HUD policies on the national level is important to plan for future needs and growth, and prior experience with community revitalization is desirable. This position will also be responsible for developing annual goals and strategies for meeting local housing needs, as well as acquiring grant and partnership funding.
Candidates shall have any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in social sciences, public health, public administration, business administration, planning, or a related field. Four years of responsible professional experience with governmental housing programs and services, community services, homeless services, housing assistance payment programs, affordable housing development or related affordable housing programs.