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Director of Housing Development Position Announcement

The Polk County Housing Trust Fund is pleased to announce the creation of a new leadership position, the Director of Housing Development.

  • Position Location: Des Moines, Iowa

  • Position Start Date: No later than June 1, 2023

  • Competitive Compensation: $85,000 - $115,000/annually

  • The complete position description is available at


The Polk County Housing Trust Fund (PCHTF) has earned a reputation as the "go to" non-profit for all things related to housing affordability in Polk County. Located in Downtown Des Moines, the organization provides strategic leadership, expertise, and resources to strengthen area communities through affordable housing. It does this through three areas of actionable focus - comprehensive planning, advocacy, and funding.

About the role of Director of Housing Development

Essential team member doing the integral work of connecting PCHTF financial resources to projects that meet the most critical housing needs in Polk County. This role must also have an eye for detail, a precision mindset and knowledge to document and navigate terms and conditions of PCHTF funding, as well as ensure ongoing compliance with those provisions.

Be part of a dynamic team improving housing access/opportunity for people in Polk County. If you believe everyone should have access to affordable, safe housing and the opportunity to thrive, we welcome your application for this leadership position.

Key Priorities

  • Evaluates and works with the Board of Directors to identify affordable housing investment opportunities for significant community impact and improvement.

  • High-level skill in contract negotiations and document management including but not limited to a variety of grants, mortgage documents, loans and notes.

  • Collaborates and partners with key stakeholders, maintaining long-term relationships supporting the mission of the PCHTF.

  • Expert manager, able to be versatile while working on several complex projects, ensuring compliance with policy regulations and portfolio performance expectations.

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with experience in at least one of the following areas is required: housing development, real estate lending, or real estate loan servicing.

  • Familiarity with documentation of real estate loans and grants is essential.

  • Understanding the requirements of federal and state affordable housing funding programs is a plus.

How to apply

A full job description can be found at Please send your resume, a brief cover letter (up to 500 words) that aligns your experience with key priorities of the role of Director of Housing Development, and 3 references to: Diana Deibler at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Polk County Housing Trust Fund is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of any kind. The PCHTF is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees with a work environment free of discrimination, harassment and intimidation. All employment decisions at PCHTF are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected class by federal, state or local laws. The PCHTF encourages all applicants.


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