Director of Housing and Community Development
Catholic Charities - Portland, OR

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The Agency:
Catholic Charities is a nonprofit social services and low-income housing provider dedicated to providing social services and assistance to meet clients' physical, social, spiritual, economic and emotional needs while helping to develop opportunities for self help. The mission of the agency is bring hope, resources and advocacy to the poor and most vulnerable among us regardless of faith, race, marital status or condition in life.

The Position:
The Director of Housing & Community Development oversees the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) which encompasses the divisions of real estate development, asset management and community development. The Director of HCD is responsible for overseeing the activities of the Department and reports to the Executive Director.

Major Areas of Responsibility (Full job description is available at

  • Administration and Planning (Member of Agency Management Team)
  • Housing/Project Development (Full project life cycle)
  • Asset Management/Housing Project Operations Oversight
  • Facilities and Risk Management
  • Implementation of Community Development Initiatives

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Architecture, Business or related field preferred. Three to five years of experience in housing development, preferably in a non-profit setting. Extensive knowledge of housing and community development funding opportunities, challenges and processes. Experience in the area of asset management, including facility management and risk management, as well as tenant education and management. Two years of experience managing the work of others, including staff or consultants. Demonstrated competency in preparing and administering annual budgets. Demonstrated experience as an effective leader. A collaborative team player, with a proactive approach to challenges. Ability to think and plan strategically. Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing. Must have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage at or above levels required by the agency. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to balance multiple and competing priorities. Strong knowledge and commitment to Catholic Charities’ mission and identity.

Salary is dependent on experience. Full benefit package included (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, pension plan, disability, paid time off, and other discounts).

Application Process:
Submit a completed Catholic Charities application form – available online at – along with cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and answers to the questions below, to:

Catholic Charities
Human Resources
2740 SE Powell Blvd. #5
Portland, OR 97202

Essay Questions:
1. Please describe your experience working in nonprofit housing development and what attracted you to this position specifically at Catholic Charities.
2. What do you believe are the most critical issues facing society from a housing perspective?
3. What would you hope to accomplish in your first 24 months in this position?

Only complete application materials will be reviewed.

Closing Date:
February 8, 2013

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