Job Title: Director of Asset Management
This is a senior level position that requires extensive knowledge and experience with HUD Regulations and Compliance whose purpose is to oversee the operation of approximately 3,700 public housing units, overseeing the technical and administrative functions of management, maintenance and modernization activities and contract administration services for privately managed developments. Although this positon does not supervisor the Modernization or Resident Services staff, the position is responsible for coordinating with the modernization staff to execute Capital Plans for DHC properties and coordinating with the Resident Services staff to implement services for DHC communities. All other staff in the Department report directly or indirectly to the Director of Asset Management. The position is responsible for strategic planning/goal setting, planning and coordination of crime prevention and security programs in all developments and facilities, and development and implementation of strategies to preserve and enhance the value and condition of all properties, as well as directing, overseeing, and assessing the performance of application processing, property leasing and management, maintenance of properties, construction projects, fleet management and maintenance. This position also is responsible for establishing and maintaining appropriate policies and procedures necessary to implement the DHC asset management programs and functions to effectively ensure that federal, local and DHC regulations and performance goals are met or exceeded. Work also involves developing and maintaining standards of performance for property operations, property conditions, safety and security, and financial performance and evaluating accomplishments through the review of recurring and special reports. The Director of Asset Management exercises considerable independent judgment and initiative in performing the duties of the position and must exercise tact and courtesy in contact with federal, state, and local officials, consultants, housing agencies, residents and the general public.
The incumbent is responsible for the oversight, management and supervision of all Detroit Housing Commission developments including the activities for Modernization, Asset Management, Maintenance, Occupancy, and Resident Services, through intermediate managers and private management companies. For clarity, this person is not responsible for the supervision of the Resident Services Department and Modernization Division.
- Substantial knowledge of the range of HUD regulations governing occupancy of public housing as well as public housing administration and a working knowledge of mixed-financing structures used in affordable housing development and operation
- Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of management and supervision.
- Working knowledge of the principles and practices of budgeting and budget administration.
- Comprehensive knowledge of property management principles and practices, including property maintenance administration
- Working knowledge of contract administration and tenant/landlord law
- Working knowledge of the MS Windows operating system and Microsoft Office Productivity software.
- Ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple projects and priorities to accomplish tasks.
- Ability to delegate duties and assignments in order to achieve goals.
- Ability to anticipate potential problems and needs in order to develop and initiate appropriate corrective action.
- Ability to effectively relate to and deal with public and private agencies and residents in order to accomplish organizational goals.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with groups and individuals.
- Ability to delegate duties and assignments in order to achieve objectives.
- Skill in communicating with people internal and external to the organization and from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds, both orally and in writing.
- Skill in analyzing data.
- Skill in developing policies and procedures designed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization.
- Skill in the preparation and presentation of ideas and information in both formal and informal settings
Physical Effort and Working Conditions
Approximately 80% of the work takes place in an office environment. Must be physically able to operate a variety of office machines. Must be able to move or carry objects or materials, such as files, manuals, etc., weighing up to 10 pounds. Must be physically able to access all buildings, properties, units, repair and maintenance shops, and construction sites for inspections. Must be able to walk or stand for moderate periods of time. The work involves normal risks or discomforts associated with an office environment. The work area is usually adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.
The incumbent must have or be able to acquire a valid State of Michigan Driver’s License; be bondable and insurable, be capable of obtaining Federal, State of Michigan and City of Detroit Police Department criminal investigation clearances; and pass a drug screening test administered by the Commission or other source as designated by the Commission.
SALARY: Negotiable based on education and experience.
Minimum Qualifications (Education/Experience)
Bachelor’s degree in business, urban planning, public administration or equivalent (master’s degree preferred); 7 years of management experience; strong leadership skills; and proven ability in motivating employees and promoting team work. Experience must be in real estate asset management, multi-family and senior housing management, program management of federal housing programs, and interpreting and implementing HUD regulations. Knowledge and experience with HUD Regulations and Compliance is mandatory. Experience in managing third party asset management contracts and low rent public housing programs is a plus. Public Housing Management certification is required within one year of employment. CPM designation preferred but not required.
HOW TO APPLY:
Click on the Apply button below OR mail your Cover Letter, Resume and Voluntary Self-Identification Forms to: The Detroit Housing Commission, H.R. Department-Venesta Jones, 1301 E. Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48207.