Executive Director at Lee’s Summit Housing Authority


Executive Director Lee’s Summit Housing Authority

Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Lee’s Summit Housing Authority is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead all aspects of the organization, including the administration of current programs, development of new housing options, and financial management. Established in 1967 and governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners, Lee’s Summit Housing Authority (LSHA) has 116 Public Housing units, a 649 base-line Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program, and an administrative budget of $750,000. The LSHA is run by a staff of five (including the Executive Director) and a maintenance contractor. The five-member board is appointed by the City Mayor. The top priority for the Executive Director is to grow the number of affordable housing units, work in partnership with local city leaders, understand the inner workings of the Housing Authority and ensure the current housing complexes are fully maintained. This challenge and opportunity requires significant effort toward partnerships in local government, private real estate, HUD, and citizen stakeholders. The LSHA needs to be a city leader in housing planning discussions while managing its current programs and properties. The City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is a thriving, progressive community 16 miles southeast of downtown Kansas City. With a population of more than 104,638, Lee’s Summit enjoys the many attributes of a significant suburb within a major metropolitan area while still maintaining a small-town feel. Complemented by a growing business community and superior quality of life amenities, Lee’s Summit has become one of the largest cities in Missouri. Recognized four times by Money magazine as one of the “100 Best Places to Live,” Lee’s Summit boasts an award-winning school system and holds national accreditations for its Parks and Recreation, Fire, Police and Public Works services.

Lee's Summit Awards and Honors

  • Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2023 June 2023
  • Best Places to Live for Families June 2023
  • Walk Friendly Community May 2020
  • ACEC/MO Engineering Excellence February 2019
  • Community for All Ages January 2019
  • Sustainable Success Recognition December 2018
  • ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavements December 2018
  • Digital Cities November 2018
  • More Awards

Position Summary

The Executive Director of Lee’s Summit Housing Authority is charged with leading a Public Housing Authority in a rapidly growing suburban community. As the chief executive officer and the face of the organization, the Executive Director will lead the organization in securing more housing in Lee’s Summit in keeping with the mission to: “advocate for affordable housing and respond to unmet housing needs through new construction, restoration of existing assets, and the pursuit of new developmentopportunities and partnerships.”

Principal Responsibilities

  • Leads the LSHA in planning and implementing new affordable housing solutions.
  • Keeps the Board of Commissioners informed and reports directly to them.Executes the decisions and policies of the Board of Commissioners.
  • Management of all Housing Authority activities as outlined by the Board ofCommissioners, State and Federal Legislations, Statutes, and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Regulations.
  • The Chief Administrator with responsibility for planning and administering allphases of the Authority’s daily operations.
  • Directs the development and administration of all budgets in compliance with allHUD, State and Federal Regulations.
  • Maintains 116 housing units, Modernization Programs, and HUD reportingsystems.
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and maintains supervision and program integrity of649 base-line Housing Choice Voucher Section Eight Program.
  • Develops and submits applications to Federal, State and local agencies for newand or continuing funding. Implements new programs and changes in existing programs as required by law and regulations.
  • Maintains liaison with officials of HUD, FHEO, Federal, State and localmunicipality officials, business leaders and developers, community agencies and contiguous housing authorities to promote understanding and cooperation.  

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Experience and skill in working with a community board of directors.
  • Passion for providing affordable, inclusive housing to all citizens.
  • At least seven years of experience of responsible administrative experience,preferably in affordable housing, local government or related fields. Previous public housing agency experience is preferred.
  • Excellent coalition-building skills and previous success in establishing partnerships with individuals and organizations of influence, including civic leaders, state, federal and local officials, nonprofit agencies, and for-profit entities.
  • Ability to build strong collaborative teams and actively engage with staff. Demonstrated appreciation for staff, solicitation/incorporation of their input, and a positive working environment.
  • Sound and pragmatic managerial ability. An astute manager who can set clear priorities, delegate, solve problems and make timely decisions.
  • Strategic thinking and vision. The vision and strategic thinking to perceive opportunities for growth and improve the efficiency, quality and costs of LSHA services.
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  • Strong financial management skills.
  • Change agent - effective leadership with the ability to “bring others along.” Canmotivate and influence individuals and groups.
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills. The experience and naturalability to be an articulate spokesperson, relationship builder and organization champion.  

Salary and Benefits

The Executive Director is a full time, salaried, professional position located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Employees enjoy a benefit package including health insurance, paid time off, and retirement plan contributions. The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $105,000.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Lee’s Summit Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, gender identity, age, disability, or status in any other group protected by law.

Application Process

The search for the Lee’s Summit Housing Authority Executive Director is being conducted by The Moran Company. Questions about the position can be directed to Brandi Fisher, The Moran Company, brandi (at) morancompany.com. To apply, submit resume and cover letter to Brandi Fisher, The Moran Company. APPLY NOWpage3image12228288
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