If you are looking to make a difference in the community, join our team and experience the rewards of helping low-income families and individuals get housing assistance!  We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our high-performing Housing Authority in the role of Housing Programs Director.  This Executive management position is solely responsible to the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director or their designee, for planning, organizing, directing, and managing the Housing Programs department.

The Housing Program Director is responsible for managing the largest team within the Housing Authority, which consists of approximately 30 employees, to administer the Housing Choice Voucher program and other rental assistance programs. The Housing Authority was designated by HUD as a Moving to Work agency in 2022, and the Housing Programs Director will have the unique opportunity to develop and implement innovative programs and administrative practices to enhance services for our clients and community.


Any combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge and abilities could be qualifying, as determined by the Authority.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and acquire the abilities would be:

Experience – A minimum of five years management experience in one or more federal housing programs, or housing management, social service organization, or public administration. Three years’ experience in a supervisory management capacity.

Education – A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration, finance, sociology, real estate, social work or related fields.  A Master’s degree is preferred, as is experience related to housing programs, social or community services organizations, or a similar environment within either the public or private sector

Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt.  Initial review period will conclude 1/31/24. Position will remain open until filled.

Submit cover letter with resume. Brochure and full job description may be obtained below or by contacting our Human Resources Department at [email protected], or 831-454-9455.

Job Description

E-mail cover letter with resume to [email protected] or deliver to the Housing Authority office:

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz
Attn:  Human Resources Dept.
2160 41st Ave
Capitola, CA  95010

Salary Range:    Current – $135,574 – $164,777 annually 

Equal Opportunity Employer