Deputy Director

Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 06, 2020
Nov 05, 2020
Focus Areas
Housing / Shelter
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

About HDDC  

The Historic District Development Corporation (HDDC) is one of Atlanta’s oldest surviving community development corporations and the only non-profit organization specifically dedicated to preserving the availability of affordable housing in the Old Fourth Ward. For nearly four decades, HDDC has been a catalyst for equitable urban revitalization in Atlanta. HDDC is proud to serve as the bridge between Sweet Auburn’s storied past and the Old Fourth Ward’s bright future. Founded to protect the residential assets surrounding Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth site on Auburn Avenue, HDDC has demonstrated a concrete track record of success.

Our Mission is to passionately set the standard for strengthening, revitalizing, and preserving the identity and history of our communities through equitable and inclusive development. We do this by creating the standard for how a historic community preserves its cultural integrity and maintains an equitable quality of life.

HDD was founded in 1980.  HDDC has built/restored 120 homes, 500 multi-family housing units, and 40,000 sq. ft Commerical space added in the Old Fourth Ward. 

About the Position:

The Deputy Director for HDDC will work in direct support of the Executive Director and operations staff to achieve the organization’s strategic plan while advancing the organization’s mission.  Standard responsibilities will include a variety of the following activities. 


Essential Job Duties:


  • Responsible for two direct reports
  • Assess the need for operational, staffing, and organization development and promptly execute a strategy that advances the organization
  • Work with department managers to establish departmental plans in support of short and long-range goals
  • Work with the Executive Director to assist with essential internal agency leadership activities

External Communication

  • Prepare & present presentation to city officials, community organizations, and other entities as needed
  • Participate in a vast variety of forums, conferences, and training classes pertaining to housing and community development
  • Represent the agency at professional gatherings, civic social events, and conventions


  • Prepare and manage the organization’s budget
  • Lead the annual audit process
  • Identify best practices to improve internal systems with an eye toward future needs and budget realties

 Communication with the Board of Directors

  • Oversee staff support for activities of various committees and sub-committees of the Board of Directors
  • Ensure all deliverable from Board meeting and committee meetings are met in a timely manner
  • Provide support to Board as needed


  • Build relations with potential funders
  • Provide oversight for grant activity


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, graduate degree or MBA a plus
  • Minimum of ten years in a management position in a non-profit organization, for-profit, foundation, or government agency
  • Significant team-building and supervisory experience
  • Extensive experience working with boards and committees
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and superior presentation, negotiation, project management, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent planning, financial management, and organizational development skills
  • Collaborative management style
  • Strong work ethic, and a record of ethical service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet-based research
  • Strong knowledge of communicating, developing, and understating sustainable and equitable initiatives

Required Competencies

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, community leaders, regulatory agency administrators, local officials, and residents
  • Success in roles requiring the execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities
  • Operate with excellence in mind in all matters, with the confidence
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to HDDC’s mission, vision, values, and goals
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings
  • Transparency and directness, with substance
  • Be a self-starter, self-disciplined
  • Remain focused in the face of pressure, deliver against timelines, and not be intimidated by tasks/time limitations


  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Relocation Allowance

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