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Position Purpose:

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) reports to the Executive Director (ED) and is a member of the Executive Management Team, providing high level-organization wide leadership and working especially closely with the Financial Comptroller. Assists the ED in directing and coordinating operational, development-related, and administrative facets of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Assist the ED in planning, directing, supervising, coordinating and evaluating all daily operations integral to the activities of AMP Management (under Public Housing, Rental Assistance Demonstration and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Programs), the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8), Maintenance, Development and Capital Fund Programs.

Essential and Other Duties

The COO is responsible for a pipeline of transactions for the growth of affordable housing for the agency, residents and communities. This position is broadly defined to accommodate every phase of affordable housing development from conception to completion. The COO will assist with managing the internal functions of the organization, ensuring it is appropriately staffed, managed, and governed to ensure the fulfillment of MCRHA and affiliated entities mission and values. The COO will assist in providing strategic leadership over asset management, cross-departmental operations, development, compliance, procurement, administration, IT and human resources as well as office operations. The COO is also an external leader taking on strategic board and committee positions in our industry and local communities. Finally, the COO coordinates with the ED and Executive Management Team to develop and meet broad organizational goals.

Qualifications and Knowledge

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Management, Finance, Real Estate Development, Public Administration, or Construction Management.  Education in other fields of study would be acceptable combined with appropriate work experience; a minimum of seven (7) to Ten (10) years of relevant experience with focus on affordable housing finance and development; experience in senior managerial capacity working for an established private, public and/or non- profit organization. Grant sourcing and administration experience is also preferred. 

Demonstrated experience managing staff, programs or projects and managing budgets. Direct experience in multifamily housing development and/or asset management.

Extensive knowledge of public and private financing, including tax credit program. Experience with tax-exempt bond financing, the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and HUD funding preferred.

Experience in developing systems, structures, policies and procedures.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget administration, personnel management, contract management, accounting and procurement.

Knowledge of nonprofit finance, affordable housing development, resident services, property management, human resources, resource development, community organizing, and neighborhood planning.

Demonstrated experience in low income housing development and housing operations and management.

Excellent written and verbal communication

Strong problem-solving, organizational, time and project management skills.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, government officials, and the public.

Ability to collaborate successfully with a wide variety of cultures in a professional, respectful and engaging manner.

Proficient and experienced with property management software and Microsoft Office applications.

Ability to travel to various locations within McKean County area.

Ability and willingness to travel occasionally to attend conferences and training events across nation.

Possession of a valid driver’s license

Resident of McKean County

Ability to be covered under the Authority’s fidelity bond.


Procedure to Apply:

Forward resume and letter of interest to:

McKean County Redevelopment Authority

Executive Director, Alcherrie Williams

415 West Main Street

Smethport, PA 16749



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