Manager of Housing and Economic Empowerment – Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

Client: Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
(Los Angeles, California)
Position: Manager of Housing and Economic Empowerment
Closing Date: February 16, 2022

Additional Information: 


Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is conducting an extensive search for a planning professional to serve as the Manager of Housing and Economic Empowerment. As the manager over this newly formed department, this position will develop new, and oversee existing programs focused on meeting the region’s Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA), accelerating housing production, supporting restorative justice, and providing economic empowerment opportunities to communities across the 6-county SCAG region. In coordination with the Deputy Director of Planning, Director of Planning, Executive Team and SCAG’s Regional Council, the Manager of Housing and Economic Empowerment will play a critical role in developing SCAG’s housing-related legislative agenda and shape the future of SCAG’s housing program by identifying ongoing funding sources and partnerships. The Manager of Housing and Economic Empowerment, leading a staff of 11 full-time dedicated professionals, will assume responsibility for the overall direction, coordination, and implementation of Department programs and projects, while ensuring alignment with SCAG’s mission, vision, goals, and regulatory requirements.

This position requires an equivalent to eight years of responsible housing policy, land use planning or related experience, including experience with programs targeting underserved/disadvantaged communities. Four years of management or supervisory experience is required, including a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in environmental planning, or a related field. A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

The annual salary range for this position is $141,772.80 to $184,288.00 and will be based on qualifications and experience. SCAG offers a competitive benefits program including CalPERS retirement.

Interested candidates should apply by February 16, 2022 by submitting a comprehensive résumé and a compelling cover letter to Ralph Andersen & Associates will conduct preliminary interviews as resumes are received and screened. Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited for a panel interview. Following the results of the panel interview, a few select individuals will be invited to interview with the hiring manager and other leaders at SCAG. Professional references will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. Confidential inquiries should be directed to Ms. Heather Renschler or Ms. Serena Wright-Black, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900 or request an appointment to discuss further by contacting