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 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.

Operating under established policies of the 9 member Board of Commissioners (BOC) and regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), The Executive Director directs the staff and the activities of the Authority.  The Executive Director is directly and solely responsible to the BOC for the efficient and effective operation and overall management of all housing related activities of the Authority.  The Executive Director provides supervision over all professional, administrative, and technical staff.  To the extent possible, assures performance norms are met or exceeded.  When thresholds cannot be met, strategies will be developed that will progress toward meeting the performance thresholds.

The successful candidate must possess, at a minimum, a Bachelors degree (Master’s preferred), 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.  Further background checks, including criminal history, sex offender registry and credit will be completed by the consultant.    

Standard Employment Benefits

  • 12 ½ paid holidays each year
  • Retirement and life insurance with Virginia Retirement System (VRS)- CRHA pays employer portion of retirement, and member pays 5% of base salary (member contribution); CRHA pays 100% life insurance premium
  • Health insurance- CRHA currently pays the employee portion of health insurance.  The current carrier is Local Choice, Anthem Key Advantage 500.  Additional coverage is available for spouse and dependants at employee’s expense.
  • Legal Insurance- Legal insurance through Legal Resources is a voluntary, employee paid coverage; $20 per month. Legal Resources | About Us
  • Deferred Compensation Under 457- VOYA is a voluntary, employee paid benefit with no matching;
  • Other Insurance- Colonial Life & Accident is a voluntary, employee paid benefit offering a variety of  coverage such as life, accident, sick, cancer insurance, etc. and also administers the pre-tax program (health & dental premiums on a pre-tax basis, medical reimbursement program, and dependent care program); Colonial Life

 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   The deadline for submittal of applications is August 31, 2018

Executive Director Position Opening 2018
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