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Affordable housing in Sacramento faces great challenges and opportunities. As the economic downturn caused home ownership to decline and rent prices to increase, working families struggled to stay afloat. The Sacramento Housing Alliance (SHA) seeks an effective and visionary Executive Director with innovative solutions for this recovering housing environment. The Executive Director will lead the organization’s advocacy and education efforts around affordable housing, homelessness, land use and transportation. The ideal candidate will have a strong affordable housing policy background which will inform the way current challenges are addressed, as well as a solid commitment to the Sacramento community.

SHA, a 25 year-old organization with strong community partnerships, has been the Sacramento area’s voice for affordable housing and regional equity in policy decisions and community planning. The mission of SHA is to promote quality affordable and accessible housing and enhanced opportunities for lower income households and homeless individuals. SHA is an advocacy, coalition building and education organization focused on improving local and regional public policy for people at the lowest incomes. Future challenges include preserving the Mixed Income Housing Ordinances in both the City and County of Sacramento, helping to reshape the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and building on the regional equity initiatives of the recent past. The organization is seeking a leader with a blend of political, organizing and affordable housing policy knowledge to successfully address these challenges.

The Executive Director will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the corporation and represent the organization in public settings. Under the supervision of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for all aspects of operating the organization, for administering an annual operating budget of $500,000, supervising staff, directing key programs, policy initiatives, and member services, as well as overseeing fund raising, marketing and communication functions.

The Executive Director will play an inspirational role in the struggle not only for affordable housing, but also for healthy, environmentally sustainable communities. He or she will guide the Sacramento Housing Alliance, a long-established organization, into its next chapter of success with patience, dedication, a vision for productive change and strategic planning skills. SHA’s diverse Board of Directors provides an exceptional support network for the Executive Director, offering expertise, guidance and collaboration.

Can you envision yourself in this important leadership role? Apply now.