The City of Greeley seeks a skilled and knowledgeable professional with a background in housing and economic development, planning, or architecture who is ready to lead the housing efforts of a rapidly growing community.
With 300 days a year of sunshine and gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range, the City of Greeley, Colorado, is a beautiful place to call home. With an elevation of 4,658 feet, this city offers attractions and entertainment, thrilling outdoor adventures, amazing arts and cultural experiences, and excellent educational opportunities.
Greeley is a home-rule city and operates under a council-manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of a Mayor and six City Council members. The Mayor and two members are elected at large, and four members are elected by ward. Council members serve staggered four-year terms, with the Mayor serving two-year terms. The City Council sets the policies for the operation of the Greeley government, while the Council-appointed City Manager has administrative responsibilities for city operations.
The Housing Solutions Department aims to ensure housing across the spectrum throughout the City of Greeley. Under the direction and leadership of the Assistant City Manager and department director, Housing personnel assist all income levels with all housing types, from affordable to luxury. The department will continue to grow in its mission and functions under the leadership of the Housing Director and represents an incredible opportunity for an experienced professional who is adept and enthusiastic about building out a vital department that will have lasting impacts on the community of Greeley and Northern Colorado for decades.
As an adaptive and strategic thinker, the Housing Director will assimilate situations and data readily, pivoting as opportunities arise. They will lead implementation with an interdisciplinary staff, facilitate a team of executives, and work with and cultivate a strong network of community stakeholders to quickly and pragmatically develop housing solutions. Initiative and independent judgment are essential.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in finance, public administration, community development, or a related field and five years of professional experience in real estate finance and/or housing development. A master’s degree in finance, public administration, community development, or a related field is preferred, as is 10 years of experience.
Candidates should also be knowledgeable of federal, state, and local entitlement programs and the regulatory environment and have experience working effectively with the public, private for-profit, and private nonprofit sectors. Competence in planning, financial analysis, and negotiation is a must.
The annual salary range for this position is $147,500 to $206,500, dependent on qualifications and experience.