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
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
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
Realize Sustained Impact: We are committed to confronting the
complex and evolving affordable housing need with impactful and
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: https://valtasgroup.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0sx49/
You may direct questions to Ed Rogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or