Director of Single – Family Housing Development

  • Full Time
  • Alamosa
  • In-Office

Website Community Resources & Housing Development Corporation

The Director has end to end responsibility for the management of CRHDC’s single-family housing development with a focus in the San Luis Valley, including, but not limited to, CRHDC Self-Help, Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) and Contract Built housing programs. The Director of Single Family Housing Development shall ensure single family projects will achieve all contracted goals in a timely and efficient fashion. The position is responsible for directing and managing single family housing project staff, and for providing guidance and instruction to the project staff, contractors, and suppliers.


  • Manage the day-to-day operational aspects of the SLV single-family housing development projects and project staff.
  • Implement project management processes and methodologies to ensure assigned projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meet high quality standards and Leadership expectations developing and utilizing appropriate tools.
  • Develop with appropriate project staff and participant families a specific and detailed plan of action which shall include an estimated construction plan/schedule, estimated family participation schedule and realistic cost estimates.
  • Promote single family housing projects and the Self Help housing program in the community at large to ensure that potential applicants are afforded an opportunity to apply for CRHDC’s Self-Help housing services. Provide oversight and direction to project staff to take the lead in outreach and marketing functions on a regular basis. Outreach and marketing to include: attending community housing and career fairs, participating in parades, radio updates, give housing development presentations to municipalities, give housing development presentations to Chamber of Commerce and major employers, etc.
  • Enforce, disseminate and distribute policies and procedures to appropriate project staff and participant families, including USDA Rural Development Self-Help.
  • Conduct subordinate staff members performance evaluations based upon each individual’s performance goals and objectives established during the previous or initial evaluation period. Coordinate evaluation/performance activities with Director of Human Resources and/or Executive Director as needed.
  • Assess and determine subordinate staff training requirements to enable optimum performance. Organize training schedules to ensure construction/productions schedules are not adversely affected through the absence of employees.
  • Coordinate local CRHDC Self-Help activities with local public officials, municipalities, county agencies, and local USDA office.
  • Carry out weekly staff meetings to ensure a coordinated staff team effort, improving/optimizing internal communication and creating strong internal working relationships.
  • Recommend to Executive Director and Chief Officer SLV innovative cost and time saving techniques, materials, or procedures relative to single-family housing.
  • Work in conjunction with Executive Director, Chief Officer SLV, or senior staff/consultant(s) assigned for locating, purchasing and developing future building sites for single family projects.
  • Manage project details, data collection, reporting and communication to successfully drive project efforts.
  • Track costs and performance KPI’s, service levels and other metrics required to ensure project goals and objective are met.
  • Responsible for the preparation and submission of all required reports on a weekly/monthly basis to immediate supervisor and funding agencies such as the USDA Rural Development, Rural Community Assistance Corporation, and Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, etc.
  • Oversee the preparations of bid packages, bid process, review bids, and award bids.
  • Negotiate and prepare contracts and letters of engagement with contractors, enforcement of contract terms, and manage ongoing relationships.
  • Ensure plans and specs adhere to applicable local building and fire codes and policies.
  • Oversee and manage local permitting and inspection process and negotiating with the local jurisdiction when necessary during the development process.
  • Meets with the homeowner applicants and goes over house plans and lot selections. Once an eligible lot is selected, will prepare and submit option to purchase.
  • Prepares Development plans/costs for each homeowner and goes over the costs with the homeowner.
  • Prepares appraisal packets and orders engineer work. Submits the appraisal packets and required documentation to USDA Rural Development as needed.
  • Coordinates meeting with construction supervisors and sub-contractors to go over any changes or concerns.
  • Conducts construction site visits and manages construction administration process and procedures.
  • Helps as needed with subdivision planning and development.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or Community Development/Engineering preferred. Appropriate construction & development experience may be substituted on a year-to-year basis.
  • Minim of three years single family residential construction management and/or single-family residential construction supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity and/or previous work experience with the USDA Rural Development Self-Help program preferred.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with CRHDC Directors, staff, and project members.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, handling multitasking of individual project requirements.
  • Self-starter with the ability to organize project parameters and work with minimum direction and supervision.
  • Experienced in formulation, preparation, and explanation of detailed construction program budgets and budgets for home buyers and program staff.
  • Teaching spirit with patience and compassion for our volunteer home builders.
  • Understanding of construction cost estimating, life cycle costing, and value engineering concepts and how they can be applied in the design construction phase.
  • Knowledge of site work retention, grade and drain, and basic elements of zoning and site acceptability.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various computer software programs such as Microsoft Office, and QuickBooks or relative reporting software.
  • Ability to work with individuals with various economic, social and/or ethnic backgrounds.
  • Understanding of Rural Housing and Economic issues.
  • Familiar with basic residential construction techniques and codes.
  • Familiar with housing development and supportive housing service programs, including HUD housing counseling, in general is a plus.
  • Flexibility to travel 5% of the time within Colorado and to national conferences and trainings.
  • Availability for emergency on call weekend responsibility for construction supervisors at construction sites.
  • Upholds passion for our mission.

To apply please submit resume and cover letter to Director of Human Resources at

To learn more about CRHDC, please visit our website: This position is subject to a pre employment background check and a pre-employment drug test. CRHDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

HUD Certification preferred

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