Kenaitze Indian Tribe
  • Housing
  • Kenai, AK, USA
  • Full Time

TDHE Housing Manager

Dept./Program: TDHE Housing & Facilities Programs

Division: TDHE Housing & Facilities Programs

Reports To: Executive Director of Tribal Administration

Supervises: Housing Assistant, Housing Representative, Safehome Construction Coordinator and Wildwood Project Site Manager

Employment Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Schedule: 40 hours/week

Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

Revision Date: 08/29/2018

Job Summary

The TDHE Housing Manager acts in leadership role within Kenaitze Indian Tribe whose primary responsibility is the oversight of the Tribe's Housing Program.  The Manager provides guidance to the Executive leadership, and the Kenaitze/Salamatof TDHE Board in planning Housing Programs strategies, goals, initiatives, and structure in alignment with the Tribe's values and vision.  This position works towards and encourages collaboration with the Tribe's programs and outside agencies to carry out optimal un'ina care and support services.

Essential Functions

  • Support the Housing Program's strategic and annual planning.
  • Oversight of the Housing Programs: Assistance, Development and Safe Homes.
  • Oversight of the Tribe's environmental waste clean-up project.
  • Oversight of the Toyon Villa Apartment Complex operations.
  • Oversee maintenance of housing units and organize necessary repairs on reported maintenance issues and property concerns.
  • Responsible for implementing the directives of the TDHE Board.
  • Responsible for the development of policies and procedures for Housing Programs.
  • Responsible for efficient and effective utilization of program resources.
  • Maintain professional boundaries and enforce TDHE Housing policies and regulations.
  • Provides guidance, mentoring and support to staff.
  • Collaborates with staff to identify the needs of the programs for education and training.
  • Collaborates with staff to ensure the Tribe's representation at essential local, state and federal Housing Program meetings and activities.
  • Maintain required program records and proper client documentation.
  • Responsible for customer service and quality assurance in the Housing Program, and resolution of un'ina concerns.
  • Responsible to communicate to staff Tribal updates, events, and activities.
  • Ensure workplace safety guidelines are followed for staff, contractors and un'inas.

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list.  The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Sedentary work Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

OSHA Categories

Category III Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid

Equipment and Tools

List Equipment used for job: Computer, Copier, Fax, Scanner

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle: Personal





Comments: Travel will be required for training and meetings.



  • Associate's Degree in Business Administration, Urban Planning, or other related field, or a combination of education and experience in a related field may be substituted for a degree.


  • Three years of experience in managing housing programs, facility support and personnel management.
  • Experience in the development of housing program strategies.
  • Experience managing private, state and federal grants and contracts; and grant compliance.
  • Experience in budget management and project management.
  • Experience in policy and procedure development & implementation.
  • Experience in public speaking and presentation of housing related information.


  • Valid Alaska driver license and must remain insurable under the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's policy.

Special Skills

  • Understanding of carpentry field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management certification.
  • Knowledge of the HUD NADHASDA Program.
  • Knowledge of Tribal government functions.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people.
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