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WHA has approximately 1,600 public housing units, 218 tax credit units and 1,970 Housing Choice Vouchers and a staff of 75 employees. The Executive Director is accountable to the Board of Commissioners for the planning, implementation, direction, and administration of all WHA programs and functions.  The Executive Director, under the oversight of the Board of Commissioners, implements both the long-term visionary and short-term operational priorities of the agency. The Executive Director is responsible for overall agency performance as measured by HUD and other Federal, State and local governing entities.


The requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or a related field with ten years of progressively responsible experience in management or administration.  Experience and working knowledge of the administration of HUD housing programs, such as Low-Income Public Housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, Capital Improvement Grants and Modernization and Development, are required.  Also required are: ability to plan, prepare, and communicate WHA’s financial budget and performance, excellent skills in staff and organizational development, excellent oral and written communication skills, experience and proven track record in mixed use and affordable housing development, excellent fundraising skills, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which results in the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as determined by the Board of Commissioners.

Salary is commensurate with experience and education.  Please mail your letter of interest and résumé describing your background and experience to 400 N. Walnut Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Résumés submitted via email will be accepted and can be submitted to resume@whadelaware.org.   All responses shall be clearly marked:  Executive Director Search. Faxed applications will not be accepted.   Applications will be accepted until 4/15/2018. WHA is an equal opportunity employer.