Director of Housing & Community Development
Now Hiring for a Community Investment Officer, Director of Housing & Community Development
This position leads and manages the Housing & Community Development (HCD) department. The individual in this position is responsible for strategic planning, overall direction and effective, efficient, and compliant administration of HCD departmental activities, including the Affordable Housing Program (AHP) and the Community Investment Cash Advance (CICA) program; interacts with and advises FHLBank’s executive and senior management regarding FHLBank’s AHP and CICA; serves as an active member of FHLBank’s Leadership Team through developing, implementing and supporting FHLBank’s strategic objectives and business initiatives; responsible for building relationships and advocating and advancing FHLBank’s AHP and CICA programs to both internal and external stakeholders; and serves as the management liaison to FHLBank’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council (AHAC) and serves as the Housing and Governance committee’s primary advisor on affordable housing matters.
What qualifications are needed?
Bachelor’s degree in a field related to financial services or community economic development. Master’s degree preferred. Ten or more years of senior management experience in the areas of financial services, housing or community development financing. Good understanding and demonstrated competence in advanced management practices and methods. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a strong internal control environment. Experience developing and/or implementing information technology solutions a plus. High level understanding and practical experience relating to technical issues and methods concerning targeted lending for housing and community development. Formal training in housing or community development finance/credit a plus. Direct experience in housing and community development finance/credit helpful. Knowledge of and experience in the financial services industry is a plus. Excellent analytical and strategic skills a must. Strong written and verbal communication skills a must. Must be able to work and travel independently. Extensive knowledge and proficient use of MS Office applications including Word, Access, Outlook and Excel.
FHLBank Topeka’s products and services help our member financial institutions support affordable housing and community development eorts across the Midwest. We have been headquartered in Topeka, Kansas, since 1932. FHLBank is an equal opportunity employer. We accept all people, celebrate diversity and promote an inclusive workplace.
Benefits: FHLBank offers a hybrid operating model* and an attractive benefits package including health & dental insurance, 401(k) with company match, a short-term incentive plan, student loan repayment assistance, onsite fitness center with shower facilities and much more. *Eligible positions may have the opportunity to work remotely up to two days per week. Find more details & apply online: fhlbtopeka.com/careers.
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