Manager of Housing and Community Development

City of Racine
Racine, WI
United States

City of Racine, Wisconsin seeks a Manager of Housing and Community Development to join our team of professionals dedicated to City improvement and livability.

Situated in southeastern Wisconsin along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, in the energetic Milwaukee-Chicago corridor, the City of Racine is 16 square miles in size and has a beautifully diverse population of 77,474 people comprised of all ages, multiple ethnicities and ranges in income. Racine has a thriving downtown and neighborhood commercial districts, historic neighborhoods, and an extraordinary cultural scene.

With the purpose of serving the City’s continued progress, the Manager of Housing and Community Development is responsible for the direction and supervision of multiple housing and community development programs (CDBG, HOME, ESG) within the Department of City Development. The position ensures that the housing and development programs achieve their objectives while complying with funding regulations and requirements from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and City goals. The Manager is also charged with managing the day to day operations of the City Housing division which includes managing employees, monitoring budgets, setting strategic direction and providing staffing and reports to City Boards and Commissions.

The successful candidates will have a minimum of seven (7) years increasingly responsible experience in a housing or community development program, of which a minimum of two (2) years must involve management/supervisory responsibilities; Minimum of an undergraduate degree in Urban Planning, Economics, Public Administration or related field; Master’s Degree preferred, experience with GIS a plus; a thorough understanding of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations and the ability to interpret and apply administrative guidelines and requirements; thorough knowledge of community development and affordable housing legislation, principles, and practices, and an understanding of housing development, land use, and affordable housing financing. Candidates should have significant experience in initiating, developing, managing and presenting policies and programs relating to housing and neighborhood development.

The starting salary range is $36.20/hour to $38.27/houror approximately $75,304/year to $79,604/year, depending on the candidate’s level of education and experience. Benefits include: (health and dental insurance, Wisconsin Retirement System Pension, etc.)

Interested candidates can apply for the position by submitting a cover letter, resume and three/five references by May 25, 2018 to The complete position description can be obtained by going to and selecting the “Manager of Housing and Community Development” position.

Published on:
April 26, 2018 - 3:58pm
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