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Executive Director

Housing Development Consortium
Wisconsin, United States
$160,000.00 - $175,000.00
Closing date
Nov 30, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Administrative, Accounting and Finance, Public Relations and Communications
Community Development, Other Fields
Salary Band
$150,000 - $199,999
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Organization

As an advocate, broker and convener of and for our members, the Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County has supported and inspired our 190+ member organizations for over three decades. Together, our members work collaboratively to meet the housing needs of people with limited incomes throughout the region.

By bringing organizations, government agencies, and businesses together around shared values and a commitment to the community, HDC has also become nationally recognized as a leader in affordable housing advocacy. Each year, HDC’s staff, members and supporters stand up to advocate for affordable homes, equitable communities, and an end to homelessness.

HDC’s membership encompasses most of the affordable housing developers in King County, as well as local housing authorities, financial institutions, service providers, consultants, architects, building contractors, attorneys, accountants, and government agencies. Our members work tirelessly to serve the many in our community who cannot afford market-level rents or home prices.

Vision: All people live with dignity in safe, healthy, and affordable homes within communities of opportunity.

Mission: Through education, advocacy, and leadership, HDC supports and inspires its members as they work collaboratively to meet the housing needs of limited-income people throughout King County.


Champion Equity: We are committed through our affordable housing work to disrupt, rather than perpetuate, the unjust and biased systems that have had disproportionate impacts on segments of our community.

Foster Community: We are committed to planning, designing, developing, and operating affordable housing in a just manner, that engages and empowers communities, especially those who have been historically disenfranchised or underserved.

Leverage Collective Strength: We are committed to the large-scale social change our region needs, which comes from effective multi-sector collaboration and the strength of networks.

Realize Sustained Impact: We are committed to confronting the complex and evolving affordable housing need with impactful and sustainable approaches.

The Position

Reporting to a volunteer Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) leads the organization in providing dynamic, high-visibility leadership to drive forward HDC’s mission of advancing the creation and preservation of affordable housing. The ED consults with the Board of Directors on the development of policies and strategies to achieve these goals and will direct and motivate the staff in planning program development to fulfill the Mission and Vision. Functionally, the ED has responsibility for managing operating, administrative, and financial affairs, including fund development, business development/ marketing programs, member services, long term strategic planning and oversight of all Board-directed initiatives and staff leadership.

Candidates will be evaluated on the full range of their professional and personal background, experience, and direct and transferable skills. HDC seeks candidates with a compelling combination of demonstrated knowledge and skills in most of the following areas:

Demonstrated ability to create a shared vision, inspire and motivate others to join in realizing this vision, and create a path to achieve it.

Passion for and background in housing arenas with the ability to become a strong advocate for affordable housing and be an eager and enthusiastic representative who is comfortable interacting with people from all socio-economic levels and walks of life.

Demonstrated ability to forge productive, outcome-oriented alliances across private, public, and governmental sectors and create out of the box partnerships towards a greater goal.

Significant relevant progressively responsible leadership experience, including at least three years in a management capacity. Experience in housing development, public policy, urban planning, law, and with a membership organization preferred.

Demonstrated leadership and team management experience and a passion for working in partnership with a diverse, experienced, and committed staff to achieve their professional aspirations while working together to meet the goals for HDC.

Experience successfully navigating and managing complex organizations where stakeholders may hold diverse organizational goals, differing or competing opinions, perspectives, and priorities.

Demonstrated ability facilitating engagement of diverse communities locally and regionally.

Proven understanding of political and legislative processes and the role of successful advocacy to advance progress around complicated initiatives.

Strength in verbal and written communication and an ability to apply communication across a variety of scenarios and stakeholders, including clear communication with staff.

Proven track record of successful fundraising and community relations and a working knowledge of our local funding community, or a history of building current and potential financial supporters within a growing organization.

Visionary with the ability to think and communicate at a big picture level while also leading implementation through effective communication, time management, delegation, and facilitation.

Demonstrate a solid set of fundamental business practices, including business plan development, training and education, experience with financial instruments and possess well-developed practical financial management and budgeting skills at an operational level.

HDC is an equal opportunity employer. In carrying out its activities including membership, hiring, and program services, the Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, political orientation, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability. HDC encourages applications from candidates from underrepresented groups and/or who have lived experiences that inform HDC’s work creating affordable housing and supporting community.

Salary range is $160,000-$175,000 annually, depending upon experience and qualifications.

Benefits include a prepaid ORCA card, paid vacation and sick leave, comprehensive health insurance and 401k Plan. Mileage and parking compensation for work-related travel using personal vehicles is also available.

To Be Considered

This role will remain open until filled. The preferred application date is December 13, 2021. Candidate materials are reviewed on an on-going basis and initial interviews will begin by late November.

To be considered please submit a resume and two-page (or less) cover letter in a single Word or PDF document as soon as possible addressed to the Search Committee at:

You may direct questions to Ed Rogan at or 206.697.8428.

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