San Jose, CA

Housing Department Assistant Director

The City of San Jose is in the search for an accomplished and self-directed leader to serve as Assistant Director of the Housing Department to manage the day-to-day activities of a fast-paced environment, ensure staff is onboarded and supported, and communication flows smoothly across the department while promoting a productive, accountable and engaging culture.

The City of San Jose Housing Department’s mission is to strengthen and to revitalize the community through housing and neighborhood investments. The Housing Department has funded over 20,000 affordable apartments, oversees the Rent Stabilization Program that provides protection to both renters and mobile homeowners, and is implementing innovative programs to preserve unrestricted affordable apartments. The Housing Department also strives to make homelessness in San Jose rare, brief, and one-time, through the implementation of the Community Plan to End Homelessness. Over the past two years, the Housing Department has played a major role in protecting the community’s most vulnerable residents by investing over $150 million in funding to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this newly created position, the Assistant Director reports to the Director of Housing, and works closely with her, the two Deputy Directors, the Housing Department’s Leadership Team, and the City’s management team in implementing the City Manager’s Enterprise Priorities, the City Council Roadmap, and the Housing Department’s Roadmap which provides priorities for the City and the Housing Department. The Assistant Director will initially have five reports. The Assistant Director is responsible for the overall administration of the Housing Department including the budget, Human Resources, IT, Emergency Response, and Communications. The complete position description can be found here.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lisa Grossman or Kevin Redick at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.