Administrative Program Specialist

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

Posted: 10/13/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Programs

Primary domain: Housing/Shelter

City: Los Angeles

Postal code: 90057

State: California

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$20M +


Mission statement:


The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) was established in 1938 by City of Los Angeles Resolution No. 1241. HACLA has grown to become one of the nation’s largest and leading public housing authorities, providing the largest supply of quality affordable housing to residents of the City of Los Angeles.

HACLA's annual budget is more than $ 1 billion. Its funds come from five main sources: HUD's annual operating subsidy, HUD's annual Capital Fund, Section 8 administrative fees, rent from public housing residents plus other programs and capital grants from various sources. HACLA continues to explore alternative funding sources and has built numerous key partnerships with City and State agencies, nonprofit foundations, community-based organizations and private developers.

Our Mission

HACLA is committed to preserving, enhancing, and expanding deeply affordable housing and improving the quality of life for Angelenos with a focus on People, Place, and Pathways to Opportunity.

More Than Just a Place to Live

HACLA provides more than a place to live. It offers a range of programs specifically for low income, homeless, disabled, children and seniors such as: Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS), Homeless Program, Homeownership Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA), Tenant-Based Supportive Housing, Project-Based Voucher Assistance, Continuum of Care, Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program, HUD-Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH), Project-Based Voucher - Rental Assistance Demonstration (PBV-RAD), Family Unification Program (FUP) and Mainstream 5 Year.

Position Details:

Job Description:

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***Position is open until filled***

SUMMARY:  Under general direction this position is responsible to plan, organize, coordinate, implement and evaluate one or more assigned functions or program areas such as digital inclusion & literacy, child care, youth development, fund raising and sponsor identification, community and cultural arts, recreational services, family and senior services, or other assigned functions; conducts administrative studies and analysis to solve problems of budget, organization, program, procedure, employee utilization, capital projects or equipment; service coordination, develops and recommends program guidelines, standards, procedures, policies and protocols; develops schedules, priorities, reports and standards for achieving program goals.

This position will oversee the utilization and programming of the Housing Authority’s Computer Labs and other public spaces to be centers for learning, engagement, wellness and positive activity; develop and implement best practice programmatic and capital investments to improve functionality and outcomes; seek out and nurture partnerships with other organizations to leverage resources and bring consistent, meaningful programs and opportunities to residents of public and affordable housing.  This position will participate in a team focused on people-based strategies to impact the economic, health and educational trajectories of Housing Authority residents.


Requires knowledge of principles and practices of public and business administration, social services programs, including organization, personnel and fiscal management, and program management; statistical and research methods;; oral and written communication skills; applicable sections of federal, state and local rules, regulations, and laws; technical aspects of assigned functions and program areas; public speaking; budget preparation and administration; and supervision. Knowledge of community outreach and engagement is preferred with experience working with large collaborations and/or contract teams.

Ability to coordinate and perform a variety of complex administrative and staff duties; develop working technical knowledge of a variety of unrelated areas quickly and accurately; work independently with little direction; establish and maintain effective working relations with others; meet schedules and timelines; plan, develop and administer programs; research data and prepare reports; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; work confidentially with discretion; present ideas and concepts persuasively in speaking before groups or writing for publication; interpret, apply and explain laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures; analyze situations accurately and adopt effective course of action; supervise assigned staff and work collaboratively in a team environment.        

Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, social work or a closely related field, and three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in a professional program administration experience including at least one year in field of assignment.

Special Requirement: Must possess current valid California driver's license.


Not Specified


$75k - 90k

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