DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT at Flint Housing Commission

05 Mar 2019 1:13 PM | Anonymous


(Open to the Public)





The Flint Housing Commission is currently seeking a full-time Director of Development. The Director of Development will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and is responsible for the development, and construction activities of the Commission.


  • Works with Executive Staff, Directors, and Administrators to help identify and articulate strategic objectives, annual goals, action plans and related performance measures and data gathering strategies to further affordable housing and redevelopment in Flint MI. Evaluation of progress and performance of the department.
  • Provides internal project management for FHC’s development projects including: concept development, site investigation and acquisition, due diligence, community engagement, financing, design, construction, and contract administration.
  • Oversees the execution of large-scale affordable housing construction projects, utilizing LIHTC, CITC lending, Fannie Mae, FHA, and various grant programs.
  • Manages and coordinates master planning efforts related to redevelopment of FHC owned
  • Coordinates with owner’s representative and other development partners to oversee construction projects.
  • Administers and directs the development of plans and specifications for contracting capital improvements and rehabilitation of Commission’s Initiates resolution of construction problems and change orders for approval of the Contracting Officer and authorizes modifications of standard specifications to meet field demands.
  • Administers current programs. Develops and implements new programs. Recommends procedural and budgetary changes as required.
  • Acts as the 504 Coordinator and addresses requests and/or complaints regarding reasonable accommodations and fair housing concerns from program participants and applicants. Conducts needs assessment and works with program managers and staff to develop plans to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.
  • Supervises department staff involved in the development, modernization and construction of agency projects.
  • Monitors rehabilitation funding and tracks cost obligated and incurred. Reviews payment requests for accuracy and compliance.
  • Maintains records and prepares required reports for agency projects and writes and assists in the preparation of grant applications.
  • Monitors procedures to ensure compliance with HUD regulations and agency policy compliance, and completes reports as required.
  • Develops and monitors internal department audit procedures and coordinates correspondence between the Commission’s, contractors and A&E Firms.
  • Creates and supervises the development of construction and A&E documents including standard boiler plate for bid specifications, contracts, notices to proceed, change orders, time extensions, stop work orders and contract settlement documents.
  • Monitors contractor compliance with Davis Bacon Wage Determination Act and adherence with the Commission’s Section 3 hiring requirements.
  • Confers with federal officials relative to plans, construction proposals, financing and budgets, and provides information and briefings to City Councils, County Commissioners, Planning Commissions, Advisory Boards, and other official groups as necessary.
  • Provides oversight, physical and financial evaluation of land and properties, obtains information and analyzes land use, including ownership, zoning, compliance with master plan, special use permit requirements, clear title, environmental problems, flood zone, airport noise, utility availability, and compiles required applications.
  • Reviews work orders and refers them to the appropriate maintenance staff, works with Asset Managers to evaluate and provide for maintenance of projects, and coordinates the implementation of quality control inspections.
  • Selects, trains, supervises, counsels, evaluates, and when necessary, recommends discipline or dismissal of department personnel in accordance with approved policies and
  • Supervises and assists in preparing budgets and estimating development and redevelopment project costs, and monitors timeline and budget.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the implementation of redevelopment plans, policies, procedures and regulations for center city and neighborhood redevelopment programs and
  • Attends staff meeting with other executive management team members to discuss the status of FHC’s programs and activities.
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with local, state and federal agencies, community groups, consultants, private developers, and the public at large to create, implement, and coordinate plans designed to improve Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Meets and collaborates with local government and business officials regarding development and redevelopment matters.
  • May direct, coordinate and evaluate the work of professional and administrative team members; interviews, hires, coaches, and disciplines employees; and plans and implements training programs for professional development.
  • Provides consulting services to other housing and redevelopment related entities in Michigan as assigned.
  • Performs related work as required.



  • A four-year degree from an accredited college or university in the field of business, architecture, engineering or construction management, or a closely related field.
  • At least three years of supervisory experience including projects related to development at a Public Housing Authority (PHA), or a combination of the following:

A.    Maintenance of public housing, assisted housing, or other rental housing programs.

B.     Building maintenance

C.     Construction contracting.

D.    Foreman level in any building trades

  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position will be considered.


·         Knowledge of construction and contract administration.

·         Knowledge of federal regulations pertaining to procurement and HUD Capital Fund

  • Knowledge of civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, architecture, and allied fields.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of public housing, maintenance and the care of grounds, construction and modernization.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate a program involving diversified activities.
  • Ability to conduct and direct administrative and supervisory inspections of development and maintenance work.
  • Ability to prepare budget estimates and reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Housing Commission employees, residents, other agencies and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively in both written and verbal form in English, and preferably also in Spanish.


  • Ability to work in a typical office setting and operate standard office equipment, including computers, printers, telephones, copiers, and
  • Must be able to lift and/or carry objects and/or materials up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to travel to different sites and locations as required to perform job requirements or obtain agency- directed training.
  • Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license with a good driving record.


Please submit résumé and cover letter This position will remain open until filled.

The Flint Housing Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FHC is also a Section 3 Employer - Public housing residents or low and very-low income persons who live in the metropolitan area or non-metropolitan county where a HUD-assisted project for housing or community development is located are encouraged to apply.

Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
169 Templar, Pinckney, Michigan  48169               Phone: 734.498.2493               Fax: 734.498.8415

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