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Assistant Director of Innovation and Impact

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Salary Range: 
$165,382.92 - $221,628.93 DOQ* *Upon Board Approval.
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An exciting opportunity is now open.

Assistant Director of Innovation & Impact

Opening Date: May 8, 2024

Closing Date: May 31, 2024


The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) is the county’s largest provider of affordable housing, helping make rental housing safe and affordable for approximately 20,000 low-income households.

How You Will Make an Impact:

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) is seeking an experienced leader who will lead, manage, organize, plan and oversee the staff and activities of the Agency’s Innovation and Impact team including developing housing policy, program design, implementation and evaluation. Will work collaboratively with the leadership team and the community to bring meaningful opportunities and impact to the communities SCCHA serves.

The Assistant Director of Innovation and Impact plays an important role in leading the policy work and resident community initiatives, from innovation through evaluation.  This position will oversee and manage the Agency’s Moving to Work (MTW) Plan process in partnership with the leadership team and stakeholders, and requires knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations related to housing programs. 

As a member of our team, we are looking for a candidate that has a strong understanding and connection to SCCHA’s resident community needs and its supporting partners. Direct experience in community engagement, program and policy design and implementation, and evaluation of impact is highly desired. 

What Our Team Is Looking For:

Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience likely to provide the required core competencies may be considered. A typical combination that is qualifying may include: 

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in social services, behavioral sciences, public or business administration or related field.
  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible management experience in government assistance program and resident services administration and evaluation with three (3) years in a supervisory capacity.  
  • A master’s degree is preferred.  


Our Ideal Candidate:

The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of professionals and will possess the following skills:

  • Leader & Strategic Capability – a mentor to inspire and motivate others, manages changes, adapts and influences others, has knowledge of the needs, functions, and goals of the organization.
  • Exceptional Communicator - expresses ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Values the diversity and differences brought by others, build, and maintain interpersonal relationships.
  • Judgement & Decision Making – a critical thinker and problem solver. Makes decisions in compliance with the law and Agency policies.
To Apply: 


To apply, visit our website at www.scchousingauthority.org

If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity, please attach and submit the following required items with your application:

A completed Santa Clara County Housing Authority online application including supplemental responses.

A detailed resume that highlights your related skills and experience is required.

Candidates must complete the Santa Clara County Housing Authority application form for this position and submit online. Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.


 Applicants are required to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire. This will be used throughout the process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications for the position.

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
The Santa Clara County Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity and does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, medical, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by law. Qualified individuals with a disability will receive reasonable accommodation, as required by the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and federal laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504, during any phase of the selection process, providing such request is made to Human Resources at least five working days in advance. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Under federal law, all employees must provide documents that authorize the right to work in the United States.

Date Posted: 
Thursday, May 16, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 31, 2024
Posting Expiration Date: 
Monday, July 15, 2024
Job Location Details: 
505 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95110
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