Town of Vail

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Housing Director

Housing Director

Admin Services
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$86,365 - $121,182 (DOQ)

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Position Overview



When it comes to making an impact, the Town of Vail offers unparalleled opportunity to do so in our spectacular mountain community. Due to our growth and dedication to community the Town of Vail is now hiring a Housing Director, to drive the town’s mission and efforts as the leader in resort community housing policy and practice. Under the leadership of the Town Manager, this position is responsible for providing day-to-day management, leadership and operations of the Housing Department, in addition to serving as liaison to the Vail Local Housing Authority (“Housing Authority”). The Director of Housing is responsible for maintaining and sustaining community through the creation and support of resident housing (and workforce housing) within the Town of Vail, and as situations may allow, beyond the Town’s corporate boundaries. This position will assist the Housing Authority in the implementation of policy, project oversight, negotiations for acquisitions of deed restrictions, and other aspects related to development of the Town’s long-range housing policies and action plans. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a newly created department (the current housing administration is enveloped within the Community Development Department) and make immediate contribution toward this highly-prioritized program.


The housing director works with many stakeholders such as Town Council, internal departments, consultants, developers, architects, the Housing Authority, and community members to ensure that projects and programs are well planned and executed, on time, and within budget.   Examples of job duties & opportunities include:

  • Provide oversight and full management of all the Town of Vail’s initiated public housing projects and programs (ex. Chamonix, Timber Ridge Village, Vail InDEED, etc.).
  • Proactively proposes, evaluates and executes residential and affordable housing successful strategies for implementation; projects will include both the creation of the housing itself as well as identifying future needs, attracting investors, developers and homebuyers.
  • Promote the importance of resident housing within the community.
  • Ensure long range housing related planning documents remain pertinent, relevant and up-to-date so that the community’s housing needs are addressed and make recommendations for improvements when necessary.
  • Identify and search out financial resources and ongoing sources of funding the Town’s resident housing programs and housing projects. In addition to managing the Housing department budget.

A complete list of duties can be found in the full job description (link here).


Important resources: 

Town of Vail Housing Information

-  Housing Strategic Plan

Eagle County Housing Needs Assessment  


The Town of Vail is far from being just another municipality.  Vail, which is centrally located in the Rocky Mountains, offers easy access to Denver (100 miles to the east) and is surrounded by the White River National Forest, offering world class outdoor activities in summer and winter (skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, white water).  Vail has become not only a great place to visit, but an even better place to live. 


Our commitment is to provide vision, leadership, efficiency, transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility.  Our values include respect, trust, integrity, innovation, collaboration, and environmental stewardship. 


When asked, most of our employees say that working for the Town of Vail feels like family.  Our values-based culture is nurtured by the employees’ strong desire to foster teamwork, take ownership in Vail’s future and an overall pride for serving their community.  Let’s not forget that our efforts not only benefit the community but also allow us to enjoy the spectacular amenities and culture in the Vail Valley which we call home! To find out more about our community, please visit our website and click on Vail Information.

Skills / Requirements

Qualified applicants must demonstrate excellent work history, a passion for affordable housing, success in bringing creative and unique solutions, and a desire to serve in a world class alpine resort town. In addition they must meet the following requirements:

  • BS/BA in relevant and related housing/planning, public administration/policy or related disciplines required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 7 to 10 years broad-based level housing/planning/development experience required with at least three years of management and supervisory experience.
  • Experience and knowledge in public processes, municipal code administration, project management, and real estate development/finance.
  • Possess a Colorado real estate license or ability to obtain within six months preferred.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills with the ability to prioritize a dynamic work program.
  • Demonstrated success in housing program administration and development.
  • Resort community experience desirable.


Culture / Lifestyle / Benefits

The Town of Vail offers an excellent benefits and compensation package to our Full-time employees (more info). This includes health and dental coverage, town-funded retirement, 457 pre-tax savings plan, life/survivor insurance, tennis pass, golf pass and other ski pass/wellness benefits.


What’s more, the town offers many other benefits to help employees make Vail their “home” including employee housing options, home buyer/renter assistance programs, child care assistance, education reimbursements, professional development opportunities and much, much more.


The town will accept applications and resumes until the position is filled, but the first review will occur on February 7th, 2018.  Please apply online at and submit your resume and cover letter expressing your interest in the position.


Questions? Please contact Krista Miller ( or 970-479-3512) or Aryn Schlichting ( or 970-479-2118) in our Human Resource Department.


Town of Vail has been reviewed and certified as a Great Place to Work® for our workplace culture. See our video!


The Town of Vail is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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