VICE PRESIDENT FOR BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) is seeking a highly qualified Vice President for Business Management (VPBM) to be the principal business adviser to the Chief Executive Officer. A description of the general duties, responsibilities, and competencies can be found on the agency website at www.fwha.org. The VPBM will lead and manage business functions and initiatives in collaboration with the CEO, Director of Finance, business partners, funding providers and investors. Candidates should have the ability to cultivate an organizational business culture, make sound business decisions and formulate business models that ensure agency cost-effectiveness and cost-efficiency in agency operations, engage in financial decision-making on real estate transactions, and forecast and analyze affordable housing industry business trends.
FWHA is a HUD high-performer agency, the largest affordable housing provider in the community and the second largest housing authority in Indiana. FWHA has an operating budget of $50 million, manages 900 units of affordable housing (public housing and tax credit properties) and administers 3100 Housing Choice Vouchers. The agency has a nonprofit entity, Housing Opportunities Program, that has completed four new housing developments. In addition, FWHA administers 170 vouchers for the Decatur Housing Authority. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer George Guy, the agency is a proven “go-to” provider and developer of affordable housing that will meet the unique needs of Fort Wayne. A culture has been established that ensures residents and community stakeholders will be provided with strong leadership, strategic thinking, innovative solutions, and prioritization of resident self-sufficiency that has positioned FWHA as a national leader in the affordable housing industry. The agency is also pursuing Moving to Work and Choice Neighborhoods Initiative designations.
A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, business management, public finance or a closely related discipline is required. A Master’s degree in these same discipline areas as well as a Certified Public Accountant designation is preferred. Experience in the affordable housing industry is preferred, but not required, if the candidate has demonstrated progressively responsible growth in the business sector. Candidates with exceptional academic or experience backgrounds that compensate for an academic or experience deficiency may still be considered at the discretion of the CEO. Candidates will be required to provide academic credentials, work history, and salary history verification. The consultant will complete criminal and credit history background checks.
Compensation for the position is negotiable, depending on the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate. FWHA is an equal opportunity employer. Please email a one-page cover letter, a two-page resume, and a listing of three professional references to Stan Quy, President / Principal of The Organizational Leadership Edge at Squy@cox.net. The position is open until filled. However, the goal of the agency is to fill the position expeditiously and candidates that are highly qualified may be interviewed shortly after application submittal.