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Leading LHA to New Heights

As head of the Livermore Housing Authority, the new executive director will guide a forward-thinking organization that is committed to proactively meeting the needs of Livermore residents. This is an outstanding career opportunity for a transformative leader who is dedicating to helping low-income families improve their quality of life through social and economic solutions.

The Livermore Housing Authority partners with community organizations and other agencies to promote policies that create and enhance affordable housing options. Most recently, LHA was awarded $75,849 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) supportive housing program (HUD-VASH) to increase vouchers available to homeless veterans in the City of Livermore and assist them with moving into permanent housing.

What do we believe at LHA?

  • Housing is a basic right and a foundation for success in life. All of us benefit when we have a safe place to call home.
  • Housing is a foundation which enables us to support the lives of residents with programs for their individual growth and welfare.
  • We manage housing that is safe and maintained.
  • We collaborate to create and maintain nurturing communities.
  • Individuals should be able to choose the housing that best meets their needs.
  • We deserve the public’s support and the resources they entrust to our agency. We understand that resources are finite and that our programs and services must be efficient, sustainable, and economically viable.
  • We respect and celebrate all people. Our work culture responds to the individual’s needs and the benefit of the whole.
  • We are fair. We listen to everyone associated with our efforts.

If these values resonate with you, we encourage you to consider joining the LHA team.




Enjoying a Vibrant Community

Founded in 1869, the City of Livermore is California's oldest wine region, as well as a technological hub that is home to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Located in the East Bay Area, the city benefits both from quick access to San Francisco cultural opportunities and a quiet, relaxed semi-rural lifestyle.

Surrounded by award-winning wineries, farms, and ranches, Livermore basks in a Mediterranean climate with relatively low annual rainfall and experiences an average of 257 sunny days per year. In addition to excellent shopping and dining options, the city also offers access to educational opportunities at Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD), an award-winning district that serves more than 13,900 students in kindergarten through high school. About a 45-minute drive away is the renowned University of California at Berkeley.


About LHA

The City of Livermore is dedicated to providing affordable housing opportunities and assistance for low- and moderate-income households which can enhance and strengthen our community. The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore, also known as Livermore Housing Authority, is a local public agency providing safe, decent, and quality affordable housing for low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. Through a variety of federal, state, and local partnerships, LHA promotes housing and service opportunities that encourage and support eligible individuals and families toward achieving greater independence and self-sufficiency.


The Position

This at-will position reports to and works closely with an active and progressive board of commissioners, in direct support of the mission and all activities of LHA. The executive director with approval from the board of commissioners formulates major operating policy to ensure careful and judicious management of the organization. Of vital importance to the overall mission of LHA, the executive director has significant latitude to pursue innovative real estate developments as well as formulate strategic initiatives to maximize neighborhood revitalization that capitalize on financial tools and incentives. The executive director serves as the liaison between the board of commissioners, HUD, elected officials, and other federal, state, and local authorities.


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, hands-on, decisive, compassionate, and innovative leader with superb interpersonal skills, judgment, and integrity. Top candidates will be intuitive, inclusive, politically astute/perceptive, and know when to lead and when to be supportive. Candidates must have a proven and verifiable track record combined with a strong passion and vision for developing healthy communities through the creation of affordable housing opportunities in a dynamic urban environment. The successful candidate will eagerly embrace and aggressively pursue LHA's mission through bold leadership of a progressive organization and will have a consistent history of delivering award-winning results.

The successful candidate will be results-oriented and committed to providing leadership that will inspire, motivate, and empower staff to achieve established goals, while working in a fast-paced environment. The ability to build and sustain meaningful relationships within a vibrant and diverse community is required. Working with a variety of stakeholders, the next executive director will be an effective consensus builder, honest, and forward-thinking in their approach to organizational management. With proven business acumen, the successful candidate will bring a results-driven approach to real estate development, financing options, and service delivery.

The successful candidate will have many of the following personal attributes:

Strategic Thinker: Determines a viable solution for an issue by considering all factors, which may include budget, people, resources, constraints, regulations, laws, environment, and political and market position.

Motivator: Engages in a collaborative, team-spirited work environment to contribute to LHA's mission and overall success and motivate team members.

Decision Maker: Identifies and chooses appropriate courses of action from multiple alternatives and anticipates the impact of such decisions.

Prudent: Exercises sound managerial judgment in the administration and oversight of complex housing development and funding initiatives.

Inspirational: Leverages creativity and entrepreneurial efforts to inspire staff.

Financial Competence: Displays strong financial and business acumen.

Sensitive to Urban Environment: Appreciates diversity and keenly understands urban issues.

Experienced: Successful supervision of large groups, including training, mentoring, delegation, and ensuring accountability.

Ethical: Demonstrates high levels of integrity and professionalism.

In summary, the new executive director will lead by example, inspiring staff and colleagues to always present their best qualities to the public being served. This top executive will have credibility and a genuine desire to develop a local and national reputation for being an effective leader, partner, and advocate for affordable housing and its residents.


Experience and Education

Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with course work in public or business administration or closely related field is required. A master’s degree is preferred.

Experience: Ten years of increasingly responsible administrative and management experience in the planning, funding, implementation, and operation of housing programs; possession of, or ability to obtain, certification as a Public Housing Manager (PHM) or Certified Property Manager (CPM) is desirable. All highly qualified executives are strongly encouraged to submit qualifications for consideration.


Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for the executive director will be between $110,000 and $140,000 per year DOE. It is dependent on qualifications and will be based on the selected candidate’s experience and leadership skills. Livermore Housing Authority will provide excellent benefits supported by a mutually agreeable employment agreement with the selected candidate. Further details are available through Nan McKay & Associates.


To Be Considered

This is a confidential process, in accordance with applicable laws*, and will be handled accordingly throughout the various stages of the process. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. Candidates are requested to apply by Friday, August 2, 2019. Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately for optimal consideration; this recruitment may close at any time once a strong pool of candidates is received.

To be considered, candidates must submit a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and three professional references to ewray@nanmckay.com. Nan McKay & Associates will conduct the initial evaluation of submitted materials to determine the best overall match with the established criteria, as outlined in this recruitment profile. The evaluation and selection process may consist of a supplemental questionnaire and/or written exercise(s) to further evaluate relative experience and overall suitability for this position. Finalist candidates may be required to sign a release form to authorize preliminary reference calls and verifications to be conducted. Employment history, degrees obtained, and other certifications/accomplishments will also be verified.  Should you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process, please call Mr. Eric Wray at (619) 993-4582. Confidential inquiries are welcome.


The Livermore Housing Authority is proud to employ a diverse workforce and is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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Executive Director
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$110.00 - $140.00
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Livermore, CA

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Eric Wray
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