Job Openings Director of Housing Choice Voucher Program

About the job Director of Housing Choice Voucher Program

The award-winning Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) is seeking a talented Director of Housing Choice Voucher Program to join our team. We are a local agency whose sole purpose and mission is to provide and inspire affordable housing solutions to enable low-income people in Santa Clara County to achieve financial stability and self-reliance.

In 2008, Congress designated SCCHA a Moving to Work (MTW) agency. Our agency assists about 18,000 households through the federal rental housing assistance (Housing Choice Voucher, also known as Section 8) program. In addition, SCCHA owns and controls more than 2,700 affordable housing units, referred to as the agency's housing portfolio.

Our programs and properties are targeted to assist low, very low and extremely low-income households. The vast majority, more than 80% of our client households are extremely low-income families, seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities and the formerly homeless. Working together with landlords, housing developers, charities, and local governments, we strive to provide housing and support services to as many eligible families as possible.

Our ideal candidate will bring with them experience in housing programs, customer service, leadership, integrity, and a passion for helping solve the housing and homelessness crisis within the community.

The primary purpose of this position is to plan, lead, manage, and oversee the activities and operations within the areas of the Housing Choice Voucher Program, special voucher and housing programs. This includes providing highly responsible and complex management support to the Deputy Executive Director in executing the long-term vision for the Agency. The incumbent will provide leadership to enable division heads within the department to maximize available resources, ensure quality services to stakeholders, and clients, coordinate assigned activities with government officials, outside agencies, and the public as well as foster cooperative working relationships among Agency departments and with intergovernmental agencies and various public and private groups effectively and efficiently.

If you are looking to help solve one of the most significant problems in the Bay Area and want to be a part of a highly collaborative, supportive, and innovative team, we encourage you to apply!


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

A masters degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, finance, planning, social work, or a related field and ten (10) years of progressively responsible executive or management experience in HCV program planning, development, and implementation in areas related to assigned Agency responsibilities or in management of a moderate sized public organization or major functional/operational unit, including seven (7) years in a supervisory capacity.

Licenses and Certifications: Possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record at the time of appointment is required as a condition of initial and continued employment only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than the employee's ability to get to/from various work locations in a timely manner, is necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.


Range $200,000-$270,000

Compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and qualifications.


SCCHA offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, flexible spending accounts, deferred compensation, retirement, educational tuition reimbursement, and more. In addition, we operate on a 9/80 work schedule where employees have a paid day off every other Friday. Monday through Thursday is a nine (9) hour day and the Friday that is worked is an eight (8) hour day.

Are you ready to make an impact within our agency and the community? Come join the SCCHA team!