Chief Executive Officer

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA), VA

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The City of Alexandria is a unique and historic place with a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 16 square miles. The City is currently experiencing substantial urban redevelopment as a result of a high market demand for urban living in a quality environment. The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA), established in 1939, is a leader in the provision, preservation, and expansion of high- quality affordable housing and the empowerment of low and moderate income families in Alexandria. ARHA owns and manages 769 units of conventional public housing, 109 units of project-based (Moderate Rehabilitation) vouchers, 223 units of market-rate housing in multi-family and single family sites and provides rental assistance to many households under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. ARHA currently has a $41 million operating budget, employs approximately 81 personnel, and provides affordable housing to thousands of residents through various programs. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reports to a nine-member voluntary Board of Commissioners, each of whom is appointed by the City Council to staggered four-year terms. Responsibilities of the CEO include managing the day-to-day operations of the Authority to ensure the implementation of the Board’s vision and accomplish the goals and objectives outlined in the strategic plan. The Authority is currently divided into five functional areas: Asset Management, Development, Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), Facilities & Modernization, and Finance and Administration. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Housing, Economic Development or a related field; Master’s degree preferred. Seven (7) years of senior management experience in public housing or ten (10) years of responsible administrative experience in a closely related field (e.g., a regulatory agency) is required. Experience in affordable housing finance, housing development, economic development, real estate acquisition and divestiture, capital improvements, or construction management is beneficial. The starting salary is open, dependent upon qualifications, and is accompanied by an excellent benefits package. The first review of résumés will begin on May 15, 2017; position is open until filled. To apply, visit and apply online. Questions may be directed to Ms. S. Renée Narloch, President, S. Renée Narloch & Associates, (850) 391-0000 or A detailed brochure is available. ARHA is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer.

Job Location: 
Alexandria, VA.
Job Type: 
Full time