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VP & Executive Director, Inglis Housing Corporation

Inglis enables people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. The Vice President, Executive Director of Inglis Housing Corporation (IHC) leads the development and oversight of affordable, accessible housing options for people with disabilities.  This position provides a housing and community development perspective to the Executive Team of Inglis and the Board and its Committees in the development and implementation of Inglis’ strategic plan. The VP serves as the primary staff liaison to the Inglis Housing Corporation’s Board of Directors and participates in other Foundation Board and Committees as requested.

Education & Experience

In addition to the necessary skills and experience to perform the responsibilities outlined above, the following are essential qualifications for the position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; Master’s Degree or above preferred.
  • A minimum of ten years of real estate and/or affordable housing development experience is required.  
  • Not-for-profit experience, including experience working with Boards of Directors and Committees of the Board, is strongly preferred.
  • Experience demonstrating strong communication skills at all levels of an organization from Board to staff is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage large, complex projects through their entire life cycle with minimal supervision utilizing tools such as charters, project and work plans is required. 

Essential Functions, Qualifications & Skills:

Development:

  • Lead the implementation of Inglis Housing Corporation’s strategic plan.
  • Represent Inglis in all aspects of the development of new affordable housing units and communities, and strengthen and expand the scope of Inglis’ relationships with local, state, and federal elected officials and administrators that directly or indirectly influence the allocation of public funds for affordable housing.
  • Build and maintain a high profile for Inglis in the affordable housing community at the local, state and national levels through networking, attendance at conferences and speaking engagements.
  • Identify, evaluate and negotiate the purchase of land or existing buildings with redevelopment potential in locations that are appropriate for the Inglis population.
  • Maintain relationships with tax credit partners and entities that have provided financing to Inglis communities and provide financial and management reports to those entities as required by partnership agreements, loan documents and industry practice.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with organizations to partner on affordable housing developments.
    • Financial institutions that purchase tax credits
    • Equity funding sources, such as:
    • Federal Home Loan banks
    • City, County, and State funders
    • Healthcare providers and insurers
    • Non-profits that invest in affordable housing
  • Lead the development of new communities, including (but not limited to) selection and management of the development team, project design, government approvals, contract negotiations, and oversight of the submission of applications for tax credits and other sources of financing. Participate in and ensure the effectiveness of construction meetings. Ensure timely closure of deals and effective transition to property management as construction of each project is completed.

Oversight and Management:

  • Assess and ensure the effectiveness of Inglis Housing Corporation’s property management and compliance systems and staffing structure to:
    • Ensure compliance with HUD, Fair Housing and other governmental regulations related to affordable housing;
    • Prepare for successful HUD, PHFA and Investor property inspections and recertification of rents for tenants in subsidized apartments; 
    • Market available units and manage waiting lists;
    • Schedule and execute a regular and consistent maintenance process;
    • Identify needs for capital improvements and maintain budget for future improvements;
    • Promote high level of responsiveness to tenant requests for service and repairs; and,
    • Maintain relationships with vendors that provide routine maintenance and repair services.
  • Work with Finance and Property Management teams to develop and manage budgets and rent increase requests for HUD, Investors and Partners.
  • Build/maintain a cohesive and productive team of Inglis Housing Corporation staff, with a focus on continual professional development of all team members.
  • Foster collaboration and effective communication between Inglis Housing Corporation team and other teams/departments across Inglis.

Executive Leadership:

  • Promote the mission and vision of Inglis internally and with external partners and stakeholders.
  • Participate actively in Inglis Executive and Senior Team meetings and planning processes;
  • Develop and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with all Senior Team members;
  • Serve as primary staff liaison for the Inglis Housing Corporation Board, and participate in other Inglis Foundation Board and Committee meetings as requested by President & CEO or Board Chair.


About Inglis:

Inglis' Mission is to enable people with disabilities — and those who care for them — to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest Inglis House is a specialized, skilled nursing, long-term care community-based in Philadelphia, PA.  Founded in 1877, Inglis is a Person-Centered Care community specializing in services to non-geriatric adults with severe neurodegenerative physical disabilities resulting in paraplegia and quadriplegia.  Inglis’ Person-Centered Care vision is to strive every day to create a homelike environment where residents and staff work together with autonomy and a deep sense of community. The 252 residents — all wheelchair users — range in age from 20 to 90 (average age 54) and their primary diagnoses a range of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders such as multiple sclerosis (fully 43% of the current Inglis House population), cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury.   Along with providing medical and personal care, a key aspect of the mission of serving younger adults is recognizing they typically have a wider range of needs than a geriatric nursing home resident. Younger adults, whether congenitally disabled or disabled later in life, struggle to achieve goals that give a sense of autonomy, mastery, and creativity.  Inglis House provides a range of medical, personal and enrichment services that enable residents to live life to the fullest. Inglis House is recognized as a “Center of Excellence in Long-term Care” by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for its excellent clinical care and quality of life programs for people with physical disabilities — one of only 10 organizations in the country to receive this important designation.  Inglis is one of eight residential facilities throughout the United States that offers such highly specialized, long-term care for people with physical disabilities.     Inglis Community Based Services supports more than 800 people living independently in the community through resources including accessible housing, care management (helping people navigate the health care system), a day program, Adapted Technology training, and community employment.    Inglis is the largest provider of affordable accessible housing in the Greater Philadelphia region with more than 300 accessible, affordable apartment homes for people with disabilities, including 80 new units just opened at Inglis Gardens at Belmont Pennypack Crossing, developed with Conifer, opening this summer in the Northeast as our next housing site with more in development.

Inglis welcomes great people without regard to disability, race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, military service, marital status, or any other characteristics, as protected by law.  We encourage all Protected Veterans and the long-term unemployed to apply.  Please send resume to Inglis Human Resources, 2600 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 or via email to careers@inglis.org   EOE, M/F/D/V