The Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association (SAHMA) is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for their next Executive Director. SAHMA is looking for an individual who is enthusiastic and possesses the required skills and ability to lead the association beginning in January of 2022. If you are a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader who enjoys being hands-on in a small staff environment, this is a great opportunity for you.
Reports to: Executive Committee and the Board of Directors
Supervision of: All staff and contract employees
Serves as SAHMA’s senior executive for all internal and external business operations including financial management, office operations, human resources, and contract administration. Serves on a team with the executive committee to define and implement strategies and innovations for increasing value to members. Ensures that internal infrastructures and resources are sufficient to support SAHMA’s programs and strategies through adequate staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies. Executes sound business practices for SAHMA’s operations and establishes performance benchmarks to gain economy and efficiency. Fosters productive relationships with staff, members, volunteers, regulatory partners, clients and suppliers through effective customer relations management. Serves as the primary spokesperson and point of contact for SAHMA. Assists the board president in developing the board of directors’ meeting agenda. Reports to the board at its regular meetings, to the executive committee on a regular basis and at other times on association activities. Monitors operations for compliance with board policy. The ED staffs Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and standing committee meetings in person or virtually.
Develops, directs and manages all aspects of financial management including budgeting, accounting, payroll, auditing, assets, inventory, investments, and risk.
Defines expectations and manages the results of the bookkeeper and related personnel assigned to the financial management, accounting functions and membership management.
Ensures that all of the company’s ledgers, accounts, property and inventory, operating expenses, and insurance records are maintained properly and consistent with accepted business practices.
Maintains the fiscal integrity of the Association, to include submission to the board of a proposed annual budget and quarterly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
Fiscal compliance with federal, state and local laws, and generally accepted accounting principles and in accordance with practices established by SAHMA’s board of directors.
Manages relationship and outcomes with external suppliers, which support SAHMA’s financial management functions including external auditors and banking institutions.
Monitors cash flow on a monthly basis and takes necessary action to ensure that cash requirements are met.
Develops, directs, and/or manages all aspects of office operations, equipment, services, and all association membership programs, services and communications.
Manages external suppliers for required services and assesses business processes that relate to office management and implements strategic and tactical enhancements.
Supervision of establishing terms, conditions and performance expectations embodied in event contracts.
Coordinates goals, policies, priorities and practices relating to all aspects of human resources management in collaboration with the executive committee including personnel policies, salary and benefits, administration, recruitment, payroll, records retention, performance bonuses, employee evaluation, disciplinary actions, terminations, and separations.
Knowledge, ability, and success in the following areas:
Fiscal compliance and standards
Business operations involving contract management.
Budget development, preparation, analysis, and forecasting
Customer relations and interpersonal skills
Verbal and written communications
Human resources, set priorities, schedule staff assignments, and manage multiple deadlines
Leadership, team building and facilitation, collaboration, and empowerment
Short- and long-term project management
Analytical and critical decision making
Develop, write, and implement operational policies and practices
Member services, events, education, and/or member programs
Application and Selection Process
To be considered, our search committee requests a cover letter reflecting upon past successes and experience outlining key skills and values that you would bring to SAHMA. Your cover letter should include salary expectations and please provide a current resume, and at least three professional references to: email@example.com
Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications may include but are not limited to evaluation of the application, education, training, and experience; virtual and/or in-person interview; reference and background checks.
SAHMA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to inclusion and diversity in the workplace.
Requisite Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s degree (or above) from an accredited University or College.
A minimum of 3-5 years of senior and/or executive management experience in a public or private business, organization, or membership association.
Creative approach to problem-solving with a proven track record of implementing innovative initiatives in complex organizations.
Proven record of navigating, negotiating, marketing and implementing programs including education, events, etc.
Proven ability to deliver information quickly and effectively and increase efficiencies.
CAE designation desired but not required.
Background Check Requirement
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.
Travel within North America to attend single or multi-day SAHMA sponsored events 8-12+ per year, Industry associated events 2+ per year, professional development or other industry/association events 2+ per year.
About Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association
SAHMA is a 501(c)(6) non-profit association founded in 1982. We are a membership organization of owners and managers of affordable, multifamily housing in the Southeast, actively involved in many different housing programs. Our mission is to Inform, Educate, and Connect the SAHMA community of affordable housing professionals.