NATURE OF WORK: The Housing Programs Director is responsible for the administration of the Housing department. This position provides leadership and direction for housing programs and staff. This position has overall responsibility for ensuring the goals and objectives of the housing programs serving the Nisqually community are met.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the overall management of all housing programs and staff.
Ensure all Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements are met including necessary reporting, Indian Housing Plan and annual performance reports.
Set mission and vision for the department in order to support Tribal priorities.
Establish and ensure short and long term objectives and goals for the department are met.
Ensure efficient and effective utilization of personnel, funds, materials, facilities, and time.
Develop, implement, and maintain organizational policies, procedures, and practices.
Monitor program deliverables, perform program audits, and implement corrective action plans.
Assure consistent interpretation and application of laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
Lead, manage, and develop subordinate program managers; ensure appropriate training and development of department staff.
Develop performance measures and procedures and evaluate the performance of housing programs.
Lead the development and management program budgets, funding sources, and work plans to ensure fiscal responsibility and budget accountability.
Oversee the development, preparation, and submission of contract and grants applications.
Lead and develop administrative processes and procedures for grant and other funding opportunities.
Determine grant compliance requirements; coordinate with other agencies to establish and maintain grant eligibility.
Represent the department to the Nisqually community; facilitate communication and maintain effective working relationships between the department and Tribal Administrators, committees, staff, the public, and outside agencies.
Provide status reports on significant activities and programs; advise Tribal Administrators on requirements or recommended actions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of tribal laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
Knowledge of management principles and methods.
Knowledge of human resource management.
Knowledge of project management.
Knowledge of program planning, coordination, contracting, budget and grant preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Knowledge of budgeting processes and effective budget management practices.
Knowledge of housing related resources available to the community. Skill in problem solving and conflict resolution.
Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Skill in negotiating competing interests.
Skill in the use of common office equipment such as a personal computer, fax, and multiline phone.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Tribal Administrators, committees, staff, the public, and outside agencies.
Ability to plan, establish goals and objectives, and implement department policies and procedures.
Ability to develop and write contracts and grants.
Ability to effectively coordinate, perform and complete multiple duties and assignments.
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Ability to motivate, manage, and supervise.
Ability to effectively lead staff to achieve goals and objectives.
Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field OR a comparable amount of experience and/or education.
Three years of professional level experience in a tribal housing program including two years of program management experience.
Must have experience leading, managing, and supervising staff.
Must have experience managing and developing programs and budgets.
Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and be insurable under the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s insurance policy.
About Nisqually Indian Tribe
The Nisqually Tribe’s mission is to perpetuate our home and our culture, by helping our people thrive. We administer a variety of programs to sustain the general welfare of the Nisqually people, as well as ensure the prosperity of future generations.