President & Executive Director at WHCHC

Full time
Locationlacounty Calendar01/10/2018   Full time DOE

Organization Description
Incorporated in 1986, West Hollywood Housing Corporation (WHCHC) is a nonprofit community
development organization. WHCHC’s mission is to develop safe, decent and affordable housing for
people with limited income, including those with special needs, which enhances the community and
supports economic diversity.
Since starting operations, WHCHC has developed 17 apartment communities with 530 units, which
provide stable high quality living environments to approximately 800 limited-income people living in the
Cities of West Hollywood, Glendale and Los Angeles. The current development pipeline includes one
special needs project in construction, one permanent supportive housing project starting construction in
the first quarter of 2018, one senior project due to start construction in the second quarter of 2018, one
family project due to start construction in 2019 and two new projects which are in the process of being
defined but for which the land has been secured. These projects are located in the cities of West
Hollywood and Los Angeles and will result in the production of 231+ new apartments for approximately
350 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. Corporate
revenues are generated through real estate development and management fees, contracts with public
agencies and philanthropic grants and donations. In addition to the corporation itself, WHCHC is the
managing general partner in 18 separate limited partnerships and WHCHC owns two projects that are not
in partnerships.
After 12 growth driven years, the current President & Executive Director (E.D.) has decided to retire and
prepare the organization for succession and new leadership.

Position Description
In partnership with the Board of Directors, the E.D. will lead the corporation’s future growth and
development while forging creative approaches to future financing structures, new partnerships and
innovative services.
Reporting to and working with the Board of Directors, the E.D. will have an opportunity to lead a
management team to develop and implement projects, programs and plans in support of WHCHC’s vision
and mission. The current management team members include a Director of Property & Asset
Management, Director of Real Estate Development, Director of Resident Services, Director of External
Affairs (July, 2018), and Controller.

The successful candidate will be an experienced professional with the ability to expand, elevate and
enhance 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 in
developing a diverse base of donors; and deepen WHCHC's presence and impact in advocacy efforts. An
understanding of affordable housing development and finance is desirable.

A detailed position profile is available. For further information about the West Hollywood Housing
Corporation, please check the Website
Direct inquiries and résumés to Johnston and Company, Attn: WHCHC. Electronic résumés and cover
letters only.
E-mail to Phone: 310-410-3905