Career Opportunities

Assistant Director of Housing Development

Be part of the team that provides affordable housing opportunities to New Mexicans statewide. New Mexico Finance Authority (MFA) has an opening within Housing Development Department for an Assistant Director. The responsibilities of the Assistant Director are to Assist the Director of Housing Development in goals, objectives, and directives of the department. Provide direction to the department’s staff to enhance a collaborative environment within the department and MFA.



Education and Experience

Bachelor’s in business administration, real estate, urban studies/planning or closely related field and 5 years’ professional experience in affordable housing real estate development and/or finance, commercial credit analysis, loan underwriting, and/or related fields, at least three of which must be in a leadership role. May substitute 7 or more years of relevant work experience in a combination of affordable housing programs, commercial loan underwriting/processing, lending and credit analysis, or real estate development for education requirement. Knowledge of federal, state, and local housing programs strongly preferred.

Conditions of Employment

• Valid Driver’s License


• Train and orient department staff on programmatic and regulatory and MFA requirements, and monitor compliance with requirement timelines and restrictions. Manage department staff in director’s absence.

• Ability to research and interpret federal, state and agency requirements/guidelines and make independent determinations to respond to inquiries.

• Relate to and interact with a non-traditional and diverse customer and employee population.

• Work independently.

• Balance competing requirements and needs of client organizations.

• Apply listening and interview skills, work under pressure, address conflict, solve problems, and make sound split-second judgments.

• Read, analyze, and interpret standards, policies, procedures, and regulations.

• Develop and write reports, policies, and correspondence.

• Handle common inquiries or complaints.

• Effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, employees, and visitors.

• Have or quickly develop a strong working knowledge of the various funding programs within the department.

• Exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

• Operate standard office equipment, such as computer keyboards and monitors, copiers, scanners, and telephone.

• Use computer software and systems applicable to the position.

• Follow oral and written instructions and procedures.

• Ensure that staff meets schedules and deadlines of the work unit.

• Communicate effectively in English orally and in writing.

• Maintain well-organized materials, files, systems and tools.

• Adapt to changes in work situations and priorities.

• Establish and maintain constructive and cooperative interpersonal relationships with employees, peers, supervisors, or managers in the work unit and other departments, as well as with employees of outside entities and other individuals, as applicable to the essential duties and responsibilities.

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How to Apply:

To apply via our website, complete the form below or send your resume and professional references to:

Dolores Wood, Human Resources Director at 344 Fourth St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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