Executive Director

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time, Part Time
Laguna Cottages for Seniors

Executive Director

Laguna Cottages for Seniors      Santa Barbara, CA


Laguna Cottages for Seniors is a non-profit that provides affordable rental housing for low-income seniors, aged 65 and older.  Laguna Cottages has fifty-five units spread across a lovely downtown property that includes gardens, outdoor patio spaces and a community meeting room.

We are looking for an Executive Director with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage the property/facility and provide a safe and comfortable environment for our residents.  The ideal candidate should have strong interpersonal and managerial skills, and possess good judgement, patience and decisiveness.


The Executive Director works with and reports to the Board of Directors and supervises the Office Manager and Resident Manager.

Resident Services:

  • Work with residents and their families to ensure safety and an appropriate living situation
  • Manage applications, admissions, and orientation of new residents
  • Provide newsletters, pertinent announcements, etc. to residents
  • Coordinate social functions and informational meetings
  • Apply Fair Housing laws
  • Ensure adherence to occupancy policies and procedures and resolve any resident disputes
  • Notify appropriate persons, agencies and Board members in the event of serious incidents, illness or death of a resident

Property Management:

  • Conduct regular reviews of buildings and grounds to determine needed repairs/maintenance and follow the 30-year reserve plan for long-range maintenance of the campus
  • Maintain campus security
  • Receive maintenance requests and schedule repairs
  • Supervise contractors for gardening, cleaning, maintenance, repairs and unit renovations
  • Order appliances, fixtures and other equipment as needed
  • Coordinate the turnover of apartments between tenant vacancies



  • Maintain an organized and functional office, including maintaining and updating filing system and answering phones and emails
  • Collect rents monthly, complete annual income verification for rent assessment and determine rent of incoming residents
  • Complete required federal, state and local reports
  • Maintain proper levels of insurance coverage
  • Process employee payroll and maintain employee records


  • Work closely with the Finance Committee to ensure the financial health of the organization
  • Communicate with the financial professionals (contract accountant, auditors and investment advisor) for all financial reporting
  • Develop the annual operational and capital budgets with the Finance Committee
  • Review all invoices and payments
  • Perform grant writing and fundraising as needed


  • Experience in non-profit operational, financial and property management
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills
  • Broad understanding of federal, state and local laws and regulations related to the operation of low-income senior housing
  • Outstanding organizational abilities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and QuickBooks


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3-5 years experience as an Executive Director or related managerial position
  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination


Competitive salary and benefits offered


Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements @ lagunacottages@gmail.com-No calls please

(805) 965-1179
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