Frontier Housing believes that everyone should have a safe, decent, and affordable place to live in the communities they love. Our goal is to make that happen in Central Appalachia by serving families and individuals with a wide variety of housing products, including new construction, existing home renovation and repairs, rental units, and homeownership and credit counseling services. Frontier has served northeastern Kentucky communities for almost 50 years.
We are seeking a Director of Housing Preservation to lead Frontier’s owner-occupied rehab programs, Department of Energy-funded Weatherization program, and disaster response efforts. Frontier has repaired houses since our founding, but over the past several years the volume of this work has increased significantly. Also, we were recently awarded the contract to perform weatherization work in four counties in eastern Kentucky, and we are working hard at reconstruction after the major floods that occurred in 2021 and 2022. This is an exciting opportunity to combine these programs into a new department, and the new Director will create the department and hire, coach, lead and manage a team of people doing that work with the support of the CEO and the rest of the senior staff.
Goals for the position for the first year include:
- Envision, develop, and lead Frontier’s weatherization program in Breathitt, Lee, Owsley and Wolfe counties, in collaboration with Kentucky Housing Corporation
- Lead Frontier’s efforts to effectively provide home repair services to homeowners utilizing funding from a variety of public and private sources including USDA/RD, Kentucky Housing Corporation, Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, and Stock Yards Bank
- Lead Frontier’s efforts to provide housing to flood survivors, utilize $1.85 million awarded to Frontier Housing from Kentucky Housing Corporation as well as a variety of other public and private resources
- Lead Frontier’s efforts to be positioned to utilize CDBG-Disaster Response funding (currently estimated to be about $70 million for housing in flood-impacted communities in eastern Kentucky), and other resources as they become available.
The successful candidate is likely to:
- Have at least 3 years’ experience working in programs providing subsidized financing for affordable housing
- Have the capacity for creative, innovative, and adaptive problem solving
- Have excellent written and oral communication skills
- Be passionate about helping others
- Be able to work collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds
- Feels kinship with Appalachia
The Director of Housing Preservation will report directly to the President/CEO. We offer a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package.
Frontier Housing office in Morehead, Kentucky. The position will require extensive regional travel in eastern Kentucky, with regular weekend and some evening work. A valid driver’s license is required.
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