The Executive Director is responsible for working with the Board of Directors for the long-term
strategic direction of the organization. Advocating for permanently affordable housing and
developing local and national partners is key. In addition to providing operational leadership to
a staff of 12, the ED will work with the city and county officials of Durham, lenders, grantors, and
other major institutional partners for funding and programmatic innovation. The Executive
Director leads a vibrant work environment that encourages all staff to promote positive and
empowering outcomes for DCLT residents. The ED is the primary representative with advocacy
groups and industry associations.

Qualifications: The new ED will have:

  • 15 years experience as a leader
  • Experience in real asset development and management, not-for-profit and federal funding
  • Experience working in the housing field, preferably with both home ownership and multi-family rental housing
  • Experience managing diverse sets of employees
  • Experience in navigating the non-profit world and local government and negotiating with same
  • A strong working knowledge of housing development
  • Experience in budget development and financial analysis
  • Strong fundraising, communication, and management experience and skills.

Skills: The successful candidate will possess the following skill sets and attributes:

  • Ability to lead DCLT in accordance with the policies, strategic objectives and direction of the Board of Directors to execute the mission and strategic vision of DCLT
  • Commitment to DCLT and the people/communities that it serves
  • Strong communication capabilities (written and oral)
  • Strong strategic planning, fundraising, financial and analytical skills
  • Ability to build and manage successful relationships with local and national entities
  • and institutions supportive of affordable housing
  • An unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Creativity and vision
  • Personal integrity and honesty

Compensation: Competitive Salary and Benefits

Send résumé & cover letter to Tiffany Matthews,


Role Expectations:

The Senior Maintenance Technician candidate is dependable and self-motivated. The candidate is expected to assist with the daily maintenance of the portfolio and work closely with the entire property team to further DCLT’s culture of service. The Senior Maintenance Technician is extremely organized, detailed-oriented, and excellent at troubleshooting. The SMT completes service tickets including (but not limited to) plumbing, carpentry, appliances, cooling and heating systems, and other routine requests. The ideal candidate has superb customer service skills; strong communication and teamwork skills; good administrative skills and computer literacy required. A commitment to maintaining high quality affordable housing is essential.

Essential Functions

  • Perform basic carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and appliance duties.
  • Ensures service requests are completed correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Schedule and perform preventative maintenance and turns/make-ready of units.
  • Maintain building materials and supply inventory/Maintain building system inventory.
  • Work closely with all members of the property management, maintenance, and projects team.
  • Coordinate and communicate with contractors, vendors, and residents.
  • Coordinate with property management and maintenance staff to resolve problems.
  • Assists in conducting routine and periodic property inspections to identify safety and risk management concerns. Utilizes inspection checklist.
  • Communicates concerns about the physical needs of the properties to management.



  • Respond to routine calls for maintenance from DCLT residents.
  • Perform regular maintenance inspections of all DCLT rental property.
  • Perform or manage necessary repairs generated from service calls or inspections.
  • Utilize mobile work order system with smartphone and/or tablet
  • Supports cost-cutting & expense control programs.
  • Assists in maintaining grounds and keeping properties in good repair.
  • Attend and participate in safety meetings, OSHA, and required trainings.
  • Oversee assigned turnovers and renovation work.


  • Perform initial walk-through and punch list items with new residents.
  • Provide ongoing home maintenance education to DCLT residents.


  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Sr. Manager of Property & Sales.

Candidate Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Valid NC Driver’s License (required).
  • Personal transportation (required).
  • HVAC & EPA Certified (required)
  • General computer literacy/knowledge of Microsoft Office products (required).
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with team members.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, bend, twist and lift up to 25lbs.

Hours, Salary and Benefits:

Position works 37.5 hours, Monday-Friday. Competitive Salary. Competitive benefits package.