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Working Homes Program Director

Posted: 08/05/2023

Working Homes Program Director

Wallowa Resources seeks qualified candidates for the position of Working Homes Program Director. The successful applicant will be responsible for building, leading, sustaining and managing the mission, purpose and affairs of the organization on a day-to-day basis. The position manages leadership staff and other positions as necessary. The Director reports to the Working Homes President and its Advisory Board.

The Director is WH’s primary representative in the community and the primary liaison between the WH’s Advisory Board, all individuals, governments, and businesses. The Director will oversee financial management, partner relations, home sales, stewardship of leasehold and rental properties, and general operations of Working Homes, LLC. The Director is also responsible for managing contractors and vendors.

Given the nature of the duties, the position will have flexibility with regard to remote work and flexi-time. The position will lead the creation of a team - adding additional staff capacity as the portfolio grows.

Working Homes, LLC is a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of Wallowa Resources. It is governed by the Board of Directors of Wallowa Resources – all local residents of Wallowa County. Its office is in the Doug McDaniel Stewardship Center in Enterprise, OR.

Working Homes, LLC is a local response to profound shifts in the housing market in Wallowa County. Its mission is to advance economic vitality through investments in workforce housing that is accessible and affordable for the current and future workforce of Wallowa County.




  • Works and communicates regularly and effectively with the President and Advisory Board to provide all necessary information so WH can function properly and make informed and timely decisions.
  • Leads WH in a manner that supports, guides, and achieves the organization’s mission as defined by the President and Advisory Board.

Mission and Strategy

  • Works with staff to ensure that WH’s mission is fulfilled through the implementation and delivery of programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.
  • Develops strategic plans for approval designed to ensure WH can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
  • Enhances WH’s image by being active and visible in the local and regional community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.

Financial Performance and Viability

  • Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
  • Ensures the fiscal integrity of WH by submitting a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements to the President and Advisory Board that accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Manages fiscal operations within the approved budget and ensures maximum resource utilization to maintain a positive financial position.
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support WH’s mission.


  • Directs and oversees all WH’s resources and staff operations to ensure effective, efficient, and appropriate utilization.
  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
  • Conducts, interviews and hires new employees; directs training of new employees; plans, assigns, and directs employee work; conducts performance appraisals; addresses complaints; and conducts employee terminations when necessary or appropriate.
  • Provides supervision and leadership in manner that promotes teamwork, open communication, and mutual respect.
  • Adheres to and supports all federal, state, and local employment laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Manage projects or programs as needed based on the size and significance of WH’s portfolio and its existing staff capacity.

Community and Partner Relations

  • Strengthens and engages in collaborative efforts with partner organizations and other allies to achieve shared goals.
  • Develops and maintains key relationships, including federal, state and local agencies, elected officials, Tribes, and community-based organizations.
  • Represents WH at a wide array of public and private functions and with diverse groups, including the media.

Additional Detail on Operations


  • Help design and coordinate communication engagement processes.
  • Develop project schedules, work plans, and supporting financial plans.
  • Build and maintain relationships with local government agencies and utilities.
  • Solicit professional assistance, including architectural, engineering, construction
  • Evaluate proposals and draft professional service contracts.


  • Identify and pursue development and housing opportunities.
  • Coordinate with clients, attorneys, property managers, architects, general contractors, subcontractors, and consultants relating to development projects.
  • Attend meetings and maintain records of meeting notes.
  • Manage project schedules and review timelines with the President and Advisory Board.
  • Create and manage development pro formas.
  • Oversee and manage development due diligence.


  • Coordinate communication and activity between contractors, architects and engineering designers, local government agencies, utilities, and others to ensure project schedules and project budgets are met.
  • Attend regular job site meetings, take progress photos, and maintain records as needed of construction progress.
  • Maintain project files including lien releases and insurance certificates.

Closing and post-purchase

  • Work with homeowners and contractors to plan, coordinate, and verify completion of sweat equity hours, if relevant.
  • Coordinate inspections, repair requests--including post-purchase repairs.
  • Maintain all relevant homeownership and leaseholder data, including information sessions, intake forms, leases, qualification reviews, etc.
  • Maintain record of property tax payments, homeowner and land-lease fees, and any defaults that may occur
  • Coordinate with homeowners on the resale of homes to promote long-term affordability.

Property/Asset Management Duties

  • Oversee the operations of assigned real estate properties, including developing and managing property budgets, tracking income and expenses and other performance metrics, and providing regular financial reports to the parent organization.
  • Coordinate and oversee property maintenance activities, including repairs, renovations, and preventive maintenance. Develop and implement asset preservation strategies to protect and enhance property values.
  • Ensure properties comply with all applicable laws, codes, permits, and licensing requirements.
  • Oversee the leasing of vacant units in the property, including marketing, screening applicants, and negotiating leases.
  • Collect and manage rent payments, monitor lease renewals, and address tenant issues related to rent, maintenance, or lease terms.
  • Responsible for daily interaction with residents, including responding to tenant inquiries and resolving complaints promptly and professionally.


The minimum levels required to successfully perform the Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Relevant academic credentials and minimum of five (5) years of experience, preferably with work and/or other professional training in real estate development and sales, home construction, and/or property management.
  • Experience working with economically-diverse and rural communities.
  • Knowledge of the one or more models of affordable workforce housing delivery, community development, and related grant management.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and use independent judgment.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated team player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of CRM software such as Salesforce or similar, as well as MS Office suite of programs, including expertise using Excel spreadsheets.
  • Reliable automobile transportation with a valid driver’s license and proper insurance.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check.

Location: This is a full-time position located at in Enterprise, Oregon.

Salary & Benefits: $60,000 to $80,000 annually dependent on experience. Wallowa Resources offers excellent benefits and flexible work policies.

Application: Applicants must submit a cover letter expressing interest and identifying relevant competencies and experiences, together with a resume, and a list of at least three professional references. Applications should be submitted to (Attn: Joni Maasdam), or by mail at 401 NE 1stStreet, Suite A, Enterprise, OR 97828 by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday August 16, 2023.For more detailed information and the full job description please visit

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year


  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Enterprise, OR 97828: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person