Director of Finance

The Bellingham & Whatcom County Housing Authorities (“BWCHA”) is seeking an individual who embodies “SPIRIT” by demonstrating a commitment to BWCHA’s core values:

  • Service
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Individual Accountability
  • Trust in your work


Our Mission:

Our mission is to offer opportunities for people to thrive by ensuring access to quality, affordable homes. 

Our Vision:

Every person has the opportunity to live in a safe, secure, affordable home.

Who We Are:

The Housing Authority of the City of Bellingham is a local government agency that serves approximately 3,000 homes housing over 7,000 residents in Whatcom County. The Bellingham Housing Authority and the Whatcom County Housing Authority work together to provide needed housing in our community.

What We Have to Offer You:

  • Meaningful work with friendly co-workers who care about those we serve
  • A clear agency mission that drives our work and is person centered
  • A safe, pleasant workplace in a convenient location
  • A great total compensation and benefits package
  • A healthy work/life balance


Your Opportunity at A Glance:

The role of the Director of Finance is to provide direct, knowledgeable guidance to and oversight of the financial components of the Authorities’ operations.  The Director ensures that the Executive Director is kept informed of the financial status of the Authorities and of the financial impact of program changes.  The Director has the responsibility of working with the Controller and Department heads for assuring compliance with federal, state, and local statutes and regulations.  The Director is the chief person responsible for assuring that the policies, procedures and objectives of the Accounting Department are understood and met.  The Director, in coordination with the Sr. Management Team, identifies staffing needs, revisions needed for the organizational structure, and procedures for staff to follow to assure that policies and goals are properly and efficiently implemented.


How to Apply:

Open until filled, with first review March 8, 2019.  It is in your best interest to submit your application as soon as possible.  Please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed application.



• FAX: 360-676-7747

• MAIL: P.O. BOX 9701, BELLINGHAM, WA 98227

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