Director of Finance
Job Details
Denver - Denver, CO
Full Time
Bachelors Degree
Up to 10%
Day Shift
nature of position

Responsible for the day-to-day supervision and management of the Finance, Secondary Marketing, and Private Activity Bond (PAB) functions.  The scope of activities encompasses debt issuance, debt administration, loan securitization and hedging, financial planning and analysis, active management of CHFA’s PAB practices and strategic planning.  This position will compile and interpret results of all activities for decision-making requirements of the Chief Financial Officer, other members of senior management and the Board Finance Committee. This position serves as part of CHFA’s Strategic Management Team and reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.


essential functions


  • Foster a high performing team that supports CHFA’s strategic goals
  • Facilitate collaboration within Division and throughout CHFA to achieve business strategies and financial goals
  • Model and encourage open and effective communication and serve as a business partner to business units
  • Responsible for ensuring strong customer focus and communication with all CHFA internal and external customers
  • Work closely with the leadership team to achieve divisional and organizational goals
  • Work with staff to develop individual and departmental goals
  • Provide effective leadership, direction and support to staff to ensure that goals and objectives are met
  • Provide employees with effective feedback regarding their job performance on a regular basis
  • Practice effective conflict resolution techniques to foster a positive and productive working environment
  • Ensure team members are aware of growth opportunities and facilitate their schedules to allow them to pursue professional development and growth

Bond Issuance and Post Issuance Compliance

  • Responsible for the oversight of new bond issuance and the administration of existing bonds.  
  • Coordinate efforts and work flow involving the investment banking team, legal team, financial advisors, liquidity facility providers, swap counterparties, and rating agencies.
  • Work closely with our investment banking team and financial advisors in developing plans of finance for new bond issuances.
  • Ensure bond issues meet all internally developed policy parameters, and legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee post issuance reporting requirements

Loan Pipeline and Hedging Oversight

  • Work with production divisions in developing new loan programs and in meeting special financing needs.  Oversee the setting of interest rates for all single family, multi-family and business finance loan programs.
  • Establish approach and oversee all hedging activities including the use of forward starting interest rate swaps and forward sales of mortgage backed securities.
  • Oversee the pricing, pipeline management and securitization of single-family loans into Ginnie Mae securities. 
  • Manage the Authority’s loan warehousing activity.

Private Activity Bond Management

  • Responsible for the oversight of CHFA’s PAB strategy
  • Manage the Authority's partnerships with other issuers throughout the State of Colorado to ensure best practices. 
  • Oversee communication with banking and developer community regarding available of PAB volume cap


knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Demonstrated skill in a collaborative style of leadership that inspires outstanding performance;
  • Knowledge with municipal bond financing, investment and cash management, secondary marketing, reporting and budgeting;
  • Knowledge of federal housing programs, laws and regulations;
  • Skill in complex problem solving and analytical skills using a high level of creativity and ingenuity;
  • Skill in strategic thinking with a focus on future financial growth and stability;
  • Skill in effectively demonstrating a strong customer focus supporting the value proposition of CHFA;
  • Skill in effective listening, communication and presentation skills where all messages from and to diverse audiences can be heard and/or articulated in layman terms that inspire a high level of confidence;
  • Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, in an effective and diplomatic manner with management, board, co-workers, investment bankers, commercial bankers, trustees and financial advisors; 
  • Ability to learn and understand quickly the complexity of CHFA’s business;
  • Ability to organize and plan which includes managing tasks assignments, scheduling projects, utilizing appropriate resources, and follow-up documentation as needed;
  • Strong knowledge of computer systems, including spreadsheets and data base programs
  • Abilities that reflect CHFA’s values to:
    • continuously improve, develop and apply knowledge and skills, while adapting quickly to changing circumstances and processes;
    • work towards inclusion in all activities, and decisions through the solicitation and appreciation of diverse perspectives.
    • exercise personal accountability in all activities and decisions;
    • embrace a culture of operational excellence to ensure processes are continually evaluated and improved as necessary;
    • operate with a sense of integrity and a code of ethics; and,
    • establish rapport with persons of diverse ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds essential


Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics.  Master's Degree in Finance desirable.  Ten years of experience in public finance, public debt issuance, or related industry experience (i.e., savings and loan, mortgage banking, etc.)  Five years of management experience.


equipment used

Telephone; personal computer; calculator; photocopier; smart phone


physical environment

The incumbent in this position will perform the essential functions of the position primarily in an office environment, which requires long periods of sitting.


how to apply

External candidates: Please apply online at


With respect to its programs, services, activities, and employment practices, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority assesses qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or other protected status. Requests for reasonable accommodation, the provision of auxiliary aids, or any complaints alleging violation of this nondiscrimination policy should be directed to the nondiscrimination coordinator, 1.800.877.2432, TDD/TTY 303.297.7305, CHFA 1981 Blake street, Denver co 80202-1272, available weekdays 8:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m.