Executive Director – Housing Authority of Chester County, PA


Chester County and its 540,000 residents enjoy a high quality of life with outstanding employment and educational opportunities, coupled with an array of performing arts and cultural venues, museums, historical sites, world-renowned gardens, recreational offerings, and an eclectic mixture of dining, microbreweries, and wine tasting options. Referred to locally as “Chesco,” the County includes the City of Coatesville, 15 Boroughs, 57 Townships, and numerous other unincorporated communities within its 762 square miles and is part of Philadelphia’s 6.2 million metropolitan area population.

The Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC) was established in 1963 to meet the housing needs of low and very low-income residents of the County. The Authority is governed by a five-member Board which meets monthly, with each Board Member appointed by the Chester County Board of Commissioners. The Executive Director serves as the administrative head of the HACC and principal advisor to the Board and is responsible for the effective management and administration of Authority, its assets, contracts, and employees consistent with established policies and procedures and applicable Federal, State and Local rules and regulations.

The Housing Authority of Chester County seeks a dynamic Executive Director who is passionate about providing exceptional public housing programs and services on behalf of its tenants, voucher recipients, landlords, and federal, state, regional, and local partners. The ideal candidate will be a strong leader with a sense of vision for the HACC and will promote an organizational culture that provides outstanding and efficient service delivery. The chosen individual will be open-minded but pragmatic and possess advanced interpersonal skills to lead the Authority with a proactive, transparent, and collaborative management style.

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in public administration, business administration, social science, or other appropriate program is required, with a Master’s degree preferred. Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in public housing administration including three (3) years’ experience as a unit or division supervisor, or a combination of education and/or equivalent experience of ten (10) years in housing administration, planning and development. Knowledge of Federal, State and Local regulations and laws related to the operation and management of a Housing Authority strongly desired.

Certified Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Property Management or general Property Management of Public and Assisted Housing or the ability to obtain certification within six (6) months of employment. National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Executive Director Certification desired but may be waived by the Board.

Candidates possessing an equivalent combination of education and training may also be considered. The selected candidate must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license throughout their tenure.


Please apply online


For more information on the position, contact:
Doug Thomas, Executive Vice President of Recruitment & Leadership Development
Strategic Government Resources