Updated Position Announcement – June 2023
Executive Director

The Sacramento Housing Alliance advocates for safe, stable, accessible, and affordable homes in the Sacramento region. SHA builds healthy communities through education, leadership, and policy change.

The Board of Directors of the Sacramento Housing Alliance (SHA) seeks a dynamic, dedicated Executive Director to lead the organization and cultivate and support its membership. The Executive Director will be responsible for operations, fund development, and supporting collaboration, communications, outreach, and advocacy.

Flexible Work Week: The Executive Director can choose either a traditional work schedule or a four-day work week with flexible hours. You’ll split your time working from home and from a downtown Sacramento office located within walking distance of City Hall and the Capitol.

Great Benefits: Paid medical, vision and dental plan benefits, retirement account contribution, and generous vacation and sick leave, which includes a two-week annual holiday shutdown, as well as 10 paid holidays and a minimum of 10 additional vacation days per year.


Founded in 1989, SHA is the leading voice for housing justice in the Sacramento region. SHA works toward its mission through advocacy, coalition building, and education, with a focus on advancing housing policies that result in affordable and accessible housing and protections for people at the lowest incomes and serve to prevent homelessness. SHA advocates to advance affordable housing development and preservation, policies and programs and renter protections through a racial and economic equity lens in the Sacramento region. SHA is supported by members that include affordable housing developers, community organizations, homeless service agencies, legal services organizations, and other community activists.

The actively engaged, collaborative board of directors consists of local, regional, and state experts and advocates in affordable housing development, land use and housing policy, homelessness, renters’ rights and other policy and program areas that affect housing affordability. SHA has a collaborative culture and a strong relationship between the Executive Director and Board President. SHA members are involved in active committees which include Fund Development and Events, Housing Policy, Housing Element Monitoring, and Affordable Housing Developers Committee.

What you’ll focus on in your first year: The Executive Director will oversee the administrative and day-to-day functions of the organization and fulfill all funder-contracted obligations. During the Executive Director’s first 12 months, they will provide leadership and work in collaboration with the Board of Directors and members to carry out tasks in service to SHA’s goals including its top priority of getting more local and state funding to build and preserve regulated affordable housing. First year goals will be cooperatively established between the Board and the Executive Director and will include but are not limited to:

  • Build and maintain SHA’s base of organizational and individual members.
  • Convene the 2023 Annual Regional Affordable Housing Summit and other engaging, revenue generating educational and networking events. Conduct at least two affordable housing bus tours.
  • Raise funds for SHA operations and its priority programs through new and existing corporate and foundation grant applications.

NOTE TO CANDIDATES: Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. SHA is committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications described or if you require reasonable accommodation to apply for or perform job duties. We strongly encourage black, indigenous, and people of color; people of diverse gender identities, women, and LGBTQ+ persons to apply.

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