Director of Rent Stabilization
City of Pasadena

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Post Date: Mar 25, 2024
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $191,877 – $239,846 DOE/DOQ
Location: US - California - Pasadena
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The City of Pasadena, California invites applicants for the position of Rent Stabilization Director. The role offers an exciting opportunity to run the newly established Rent Stabilization Department and provide information to landlords, tenants, and the general public about the rights and responsibilities of renters and landlords, adopt and enforce policies, and move the new department into a fully operational organization! This Director will manage a team of 20 full-time staff and an approximate budget of $6 million. The City is seeking a capable, confident, and passionate leader with a strong vision and extensive technical expertise.

View the full recruitment brochure here:

The Rent Stabilization Director will navigate a dual reporting structure, accountable to both the Rental Housing Board and the City Manager. This position will be appointed by and report to the City Manager on a daily basis, and they will be actively engaged with the Board regarding meetings, operations, and other areas of interest, while managing a team of 20 full-time staff and an approximate budget of $6 million. This role will lead initiatives focused on rent stabilization, community education, empowerment, and rental data collection. They will focus on community engagement, communicate with the Board and City Council, and interface with external organizations, and develop staff to do the same. The Director will help build the Department’s reputation as a significant and effective organization through the demonstration of a positive culture that values integrity, transparency, and the capacity to inspire trust and confidence in others.
The ideal candidate for this role is knowledgeable, consistent, and a detail-oriented professional, and will be a people-centric executive leader. They should be a compelling public speaker and presenter, capable of simplifying complex research and ideas to engage audiences effectively. They will communicate regularly with the Board and Council, highlighting the Department's impactful efforts, and act as the Department's spokesperson for the broader Pasadena community.

•        Experience in the housing field is desirable, specifically in rent stabilization, landlord-tenant relations, fair housing, code enforcement, homelessness prevention and/or affordable housing.
•        A master's degree in a related field.
•        Bilingual (Spanish-speaking).

HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, apply by April 19th at:
Round one interviews will be held in person on May 9th. Finalists will move forward to round two, in-person interviews on May 10th. Selected candidates must be available for both dates.

Please contact your recruiter, Levi, with any questions:
•        866-929-WBCP (9227) toll-free
•        541-664-0376 (direct)

Contact Details
Name: Levi Kuhlman
Ph: 5416640376