Executive Director – Smithfield, NC

The Smithfield Housing Authority, located in Smithfield, NC, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director.

The Executive Director has the responsibility of administering all aspects of the Housing Authority’s operations, including but not limited to property management, planning, procurement, contracts, personnel, budgeting, finance and HUD grants. The Authority has 205 conventional public housing apartments spread among six sites located in the Town of Smithfield.  Current staff consists of 4 administrative employees, including the Executive Director, and three maintenance employees.

The Executive Director works directly for a five (5) member Board of Commissioners.  The position makes policy and operational recommendations to the Board and implements the orders and resolutions of the Board.  The Director also serves as Secretary to the Board.

Applicants should possess a college degree in business administration, public administration or an equivalent combination of experience and training.  Public Housing Management (PHM) Certification or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment is required.  A thorough knowledge of HUD programs, policies and procedures and experience in public housing management is also preferred.  Applicants must have proficiency in finance and accounting, personnel management, public relations, and computer skills. 

The salary will be based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant and will be within the Authority’s current pay scale.  The Housing Authority offers an excellent employee benefit package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Judy Brown, Interim Director, at 919-934-9491 concerning any questions about the position or to request a detailed position description.

Applications will be accepted through August 20, 2019 or until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail or by regular mail.  Address e-mail submissions to director@smithfieldhousingnc.org with “Application for Executive Director Position” in the subject line.  Address regular mail submissions to Mr. Claud Dunn, Jr., Chairman, Smithfield Housing Authority, P O Box 1058, Smithfield, NC 27577