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Job Title: 

Director of Community Development Initiatives

San Antonio Housing Authority
Job Location: 
San Antonio, TX
Salary Range: 
Full Job Description: 

The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) is a mission-driven, community-based, nonprofit agency serving  the community by providing affordable housing to a diverse and growing population of children, adults, elderly and disabled. SAHA presently serves more than 55,000 residents through management of approximately 6,300 public housing units across 70 properties  and more than 8,000 mixed income units across 40 properties through partnerships and non-profit entities. Additionally, SAHA provides rental assistance vouchers through the Federal Housing Choice (Section 8) program. 


SAHA not only provides a home, but also provides much needed social services and resources for residents through a group of more than 40 dedicated and caring professionals working in the agency’s Community Development Initiatives (CDI) Department.  The Department is led by an individual who demonstrates long-term vision, strategic thinking, offers viable solutions, and has the ability to consistently and proactively forge beneficial and long-term partnerships, internally and externally.  


SAHA is currently recruiting a  Director of Community Development Initiatives (CDI), a senior leadership position, to lead the agency’s resident social services, programming, and special events..  A summary of key job duties include performing complex consultative and technical work in the planning, development, and implementation of the agency’s community economic development programs designed to integrate SAHA’s housing, economic and social development goals. Other responsibilities include overseeing complex research and data analysis to guide planning efforts and coordinating the implementation of economic development opportunities to improve the social conditions of SAHA housing communities; performing professional and technical community development planning work of moderate to high complexity and variety. Primary responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to, community development, job training/creation, partnership building, program implementation, volunteer recruitment, public presentations/speaking, administrative details and maintaining files.

Qualified candidates will have five (5) or more years of progressive and in-depth experience in program implementation in the areas of community economic development, housing-based initiatives, social services, and community building/community organizing.  Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s or Masters in Business, Public Administration, Psychology, or a related field. Additionally, candidates will be able to demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain partnerships and work with collaborative partners in private and public sectors, employers, non-profit agencies, community colleges, trade schools, and service providers, and have experience in the research of funding opportunities and grant writing.  Please see the full job description on SAHA’s website at www.saha.org. 

To Apply: 

SAHA offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits and insurance package.  Other benefits include two retirement programs, wellness programs, and reimbursement on tuition and certifications.  Applications will be accepted through January 31 2020, and applicants can apply online at www.saha.org. 

Date Posted: 
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Posting Expiration Date: 
Monday, February 17, 2020
Job Location Details: 
San Antonio, TX 78204

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