The Office of Asset and Property Management (APM) is responsible for ensuring the longevity and affordability of units the agency has created and preserved through its affordable housing programs. With a staff of over 200 employees, the office focuses on providing housing opportunities in the City’s financed portfolio with the long term commitment of tracking and monitoring regulatory compliance for these subsidized assets. Within APM, the Division of Housing Supervision oversees a large and heavily-regulated portfolio of residential properties and units, notably the approximately 45,000 units that comprise the Mitchell-Lama stock. H ousing Supervision also administers Senior Citizens’ Rent Increase Exemptions (SCRIE) for seniors living in government-subsidized developments and HDFC cooperatives across the city. Housing Supervision is responsible for the financial and physical oversight of this portfolio and tracking compliance with City, State and Federal requirements; with a focus on long-term affordability for current and future residents.
The Executive Director is part of the senior team in the Division and provides expertise and guidance to dedicated staffers charged with ensuring that Mitchell-Lama properties fulfill their commitment to the residents who live in them (and apply to live in them), and to the City, State, and Federal entities that finance them. We are seeking a dynamic, motivated leader with a background in designing operational models that foster and strengthen cross collaboration amongst several work units. The ideal candidate will lead by example, and will stimulate and inspire discussion in applying strategies on creative and proactive measures to both improve building operations and promote internal staff development.
The Executive Director works closely with other staff in the Division and agency to refine internal processes and systems, and acts as a resource to Mitchell-Lama managing agents, Boards of Directors and team members in implementing sound asset management practices to facilitate long term stewardship. The candidate is expected to be a leader with a diverse set of skills in meeting key commitments to internal and external partners.
Provide strategic direction for mission- and business-critical operations related to Mitchell-Lama compliance and preservation; capitalize on, and deepen, stakeholder relationships in order to actively and consistently pursue Mitchell-Lama preservation opportunities.
Supervise the Executive Director of the Mitchell-Lama Portfolio and Waiting List team on matters of broad Divisional interest, including responses to audits of the Division, management of ongoing compliance, communication with Mitchell-Lama Boards and stakeholders, and efforts to preserve and extend Mitchell-Lama affordability.
Create tools and resources to improve existing workflow tracking systems, and develop or enhance compliance methodologies as applicable; support implementation of new technology.
Serve as Deputy to the Assistant Commissioner; specifically, represent the Assistant Commissioner at internal and external meetings, and provide support in preparing presentations, policy briefings, and other technical communications.
Significant experience in program operations, ideally in an asset management or property management context; strong capacity for communication between and among levels of management and staff
Strong background in compliance and analytics with focus on developing efficiency models across business units
Visionary leadership and a demonstrated ability to build and supervise a cohesive, knowledgeable, and skilled team
Passionate about utilitzing technology and analysis to streamline operations
Experience with regulatory compliance adhering to City, State, and Federal guidelines
Excellent written and verbal skills
Legal background useful but not required
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of experience in one or more of the following areas: community organization, social work, urban development projects, real estate, public administration, or a related field, of which two years must have been in a field directly related to neighborhood improvement such as housing, community organization, urban renewal or planning, or real estate. A Law Degree or graduate work in an appropriate field may be substituted for up to two years of the general experience required; or Education and/or experience equivalent to "1", including part-time and/or volunteer experience.
Internal Number: JOB ID#444726
About NYC Housing Preservation and Development
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) is the nation’s largest municipal housing preservation and development agency. Its mission is to promote quality housing and diverse, thriving neighborhoods for New Yorkers through loan and development programs for new affordable housing, preservation of the affordability of the existing housing stock, enforcement of housing quality standards, and educational programs for tenants and building owners. HPD is tasked with fulfilling the Mayor’s Housing New York: A Five-Borough Ten-Year Plan to create and preserve 300,000 affordable homes for New Yorkers by 2026.