Organization DescriptionIncorporated in 1986, West Hollywood Housing Corporation (WHCHC) is a nonprofit communitydevelopment organization. WHCHC’s mission is to develop safe, decent and affordable housing forpeople with limited income, including those with special needs, which enhances the community andsupports economic diversity.Since starting operations, WHCHC has developed 17 apartment communities with 530 units, whichprovide stable high quality living environments to approximately 800 limited-income people living in theCities of West Hollywood, Glendale and Los Angeles. The current development pipeline includes onespecial needs project in construction, one permanent supportive housing project starting construction inthe first quarter of 2018, one senior project due to start construction in the second quarter of 2018, onefamily project due to start construction in 2019 and two new projects which are in the process of beingdefined but for which the land has been secured. These projects are located in the cities of WestHollywood and Los Angeles and will result in the production of 231+ new apartments for approximately350 extremely, very and low income people.WHCHC operates with a $2.8 million budget, a staff of 18 and a 15-person board of directors. Corporaterevenues are generated through real estate development and management fees, contracts with publicagencies and philanthropic grants and donations. In addition to the corporation itself, WHCHC is themanaging general partner in 18 separate limited partnerships and WHCHC owns two projects that are notin partnerships.After 12 growth driven years, the current President & Executive Director (E.D.) has decided to retire andprepare the organization for succession and new leadership.
Position DescriptionIn partnership with the Board of Directors, the E.D. will lead the corporation’s future growth anddevelopment while forging creative approaches to future financing structures, new partnerships andinnovative services.Reporting to and working with the Board of Directors, the E.D. will have an opportunity to lead amanagement team to develop and implement projects, programs and plans in support of WHCHC’s visionand mission. The current management team members include a Director of Property & AssetManagement, Director of Real Estate Development, Director of Resident Services, Director of ExternalAffairs (July, 2018), and Controller.
QualificationsThe successful candidate will be an experienced professional with the ability to expand, elevate andenhance WHCHC’s profile with business, media, public sector leaders, foundations and the public;cultivate and promote understanding of the WHCHC’s role in providing unique services; assist indeveloping a diverse base of donors; and deepen WHCHC's presence and impact in advocacy efforts. Anunderstanding of affordable housing development and finance is desirable.
A detailed position profile is available. For further information about the West Hollywood HousingCorporation, please check the Website www.whchc.org.____________________________________________________________________________________Direct inquiries and résumés to Johnston and Company, Attn: WHCHC. Electronic résumés and coverletters only.E-mail to JandC@johnstonco.org Phone: 310-410-3905