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Housing Projects Manager

Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation (Allston Brighton CDC) seeks a Housing Projects Manager.

The Organization and Its Programs

The Allston Brighton CDC has been a catalyst for community stability and cohesion for nearly 40 years. The organization has worked toward building a strong and stable community by representing and supporting the expressed interests, positive engagement, and leadership of Allston Brighton’s diverse local communities, institutions, individuals, and families of all incomes. Allston Brighton CDC seeks to empower individuals and groups of people by providing them with the skills they need to affect change in their own communities and connecting them to broader neighborhood stabilizations efforts and campaigns.

Allston Brighton CDC creates affordable and stabilized homes. It fosters community leadership and enhances and protects open spaces. It provides residents with opportunities to increase incomes and assets, so that residents can call Alston Brighton home for the long-term. The CDC oversees a portfolio of 500 affordable housing units in nine sites throughout Allston Brighton.

Today, Allston Brighton CDC continues to focus on expanding stable housing in a neighborhood of high rents and limited affordable homeownership. It addresses critical changes within the community and focuses on its role as a catalyst for community stability with an eye toward creating opportunities for families and individuals of all income levels.

Current and Expected Real Estate Development Activities at the Allston Brighton CDC
The Housing Projects Manager will be addressing both small and large-scale projects ranging from condominiums to developments that include hundreds of apartments. The following summary represents the currently anticipated key activities that will be addressed by the Housing Projects Manager:

  • The Allston Brighton CDC has recently initiated a series of activities aimed at preserving and enhancing the financial stability of its real estate portfolio. This effort will be continuing and will require some restructuring of a complex set of financing packages originally secured to make the affordable housing projects possible. A portion of these financial activities will result in the initiation of capital improvement activities to select properties.
  • The Allston Brighton CDC is also administering an innovative initiative in cooperation with the City of Boston and Harvard University that seeks to add stability to the housing market within North Allston by promoting owner-occupancy homeownership involving condominiums, single, two, and three-family properties. This activity requires the direct involvement of the Allston Brighton CDC with the identification of appropriate properties, the oversight and responsibility associated with multiple real estate transactions, and the administration of minor property renovations.
  • The Allston Brighton CDC is continuing to seek opportunities to expand its portfolio of housing to help it better serve the diverse housing needs of the residents of the Allston Brighton neighborhoods. These efforts include the potential creation of additional homeownership and multi-family rental housing either through direct development efforts or in partnership with other appropriate development entities.

Housing Projects Manager
The Housing Projects Manager will work closely with the Executive Director, other Allston Brighton CDC staff, along with selected consultants to stabilize the existing portfolio and foster new ventures, together with key stakeholders, institutional partners, and private/non-profit developers. Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist and monitor the third-party asset management activities associated with the current portfolio;
  • Project management activities associated with the administration of capital improvement projects planned within the existing portfolio;
  • Serving as the coordinator for anticipated financial restructuring of Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) Projects as the properties reach the end of their compliance period;
  • Assembling applications for financing and grants, equity, and loan programs;
  • Soliciting, negotiating, and overseeing third party consultant services and project teams;
  • Seeking new real estate opportunities and conducting early stage feasibility analysis;
  • Working with selected design teams to ensure compliance of new project activity with all applicable zoning and regulatory requirements;
  • Managing the closings for real estate transactions as well as loans, and equity investments associated with the AllBright Homes Program;
  • Overseeing project budgets, the construction process, the requisition process, and reporting requirements;
  • Ensuring compliance with funding requirements and city, state, and federal regulations for current portfolio and any new development activity;
  • Working closely with development consultants to implement the real estate component of the Allston Brighton CDC Strategic Plan.

Our Ideal Candidate
Allston Brighton CDC is seeking an affordable housing professional with at least three years of previous relevant experience, who is creative, mission driven, and can positively engage in a diverse community. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the real estate development process, able to conduct feasibility analysis, have a working knowledge of a wide host of affordable housing financing tools including an understanding of LIHTC, City of Boston, State and Federal housing loan programs, as well as State and Federal Rental Subsidy programs. The candidate will bring enthusiasm and dedication to their work and possess many of the following skills and qualifications:

  • BA/BS in real estate development, city planning, or related field, master’s degree in a related field a plus;
  • Two (2) to four (4) years of direct experience successfully managing residential real estate development;
  • Demonstrated understanding of feasibility analysis;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the financing tools and regulatory requirements for affordable housing, including rental assistance, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and other State and Federal funding programs;
  • Direct experience in completing public and private funding applications including the Massachusetts One-Stop application;
  • Familiarity with property management and asset management functions and systems;
  • Experience in working with consultants, design teams, and other real estate professionals;
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong communication skills including writing and presentation ability;
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Excel and programs designed to create presentation materials;
  • Flexibility to adapt, respond, and meet the needs of specific projects and the needs of the Allston Brighton CDC;
  • Conversational knowledge of Spanish, Chinese, or Russian is a plus

The Application Process Please submit a resume and a cover letter documenting experience and interest in this position to: John Woods, Executive Director, Allston Brighton CDC at woods@allstonbrightoncdc.org.

Applications will be reviewed and acknowledged as they are received. Allston Brighton CDC seeks to fill this position by mid- September 2018 if not sooner.

Allston Brighton CDC offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus generous benefits.

Allston Brighton CDC is an equal opportunity. People of color and Allston Brighton residents are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.


Financial Coaching and Homeownership Programs Manager

Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation (Allston Brighton CDC) seeks a Manager for its Financial Coaching and Homeownership Education and Counseling Programs. These programs help people in our community to increase their understanding of credit, debt, savings, budgeting, and the homeownership process, with the goals of building assets, stabilizing housing situations, and preparing for and achieving homeownership.

Our financial coaching program serves residents with a range of incomes as they formulate and pursue their financial goals, ranging from paying their rent on time, to increasing their income through job training and employment, to saving for and purchasing their first home.

Our homebuyer education and counseling program, The Homebuying Mentors®, is an independent resource to help people plan for and achieve affordable, sustainable homeownership. The Homebuying Mentors ® has served Massachusetts residents, both in person and online, for more than 20 years. We utilize web and social media tools to increase our reach to more first-time homebuyers and provide an easy access to high-quality information and resources, so that first-time homebuyers can make sound decisions during the process of purchasing their homes.

This position is full-time and reports to the Executive Director. The Financial Coaching and Homeownership Programs Manager oversees the work of one staff member, the Financial Coaching and Homeownership Programs Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

Homebuyer Counseling and Financial Coaching

  • Work with homeownership class graduates to discern need for short-term counseling versus long-term coaching needs
  • Ensure up-to-date financial coaching processes in accordance with grant guidelines
  • Manage volunteer homebuying/financial coaches, and additional coaching staff as the program grows
  • Collaborate with Resident Services staff to provide financial coaching to residents of our properties
  • Provide one-on-one financial coaching to people with a range of incomes and goals
  • Assist participants with goal-setting, budgeting, credit building/rebuilding, debt repayment, savings, tracking progress
  • Provide referrals to other professionals and resources as needed
  • Maintain files and Salesforce records for all participants

Homeownership Education

  • Coordinate, facilitate, and teach in-person Homebuying 101 classes and facilitate use of online homebuying course, The Road Home
  • Secure and manage class sponsorships, volunteers, and program participants with assistance from the Financial Coaching and Homeownership Coordinator
  • Update all program materials, both print and online with assistance from the Financial Coaching and Homeownership Coordinator
  • Collaborate with community partners, including representing Allston Brighton CDC at appropriate homeownership forums

Data Management and Reporting

  • Oversee all data management and reporting, which will be a primary responsibility of the Financial Coaching and Homeownership Coordinator
  • Work with other staff and Salesforce consultant on CMS system updates
  • Oversee and perform ongoing program reporting, including HUD, grant, United Way, others as necessary
  • Work with Financial Coaching and Homeownership Coordinator to follow-up and track homebuying class graduates for progress including counseling, coaching and home purchases
  • Work with Financial Coaching and Homeownership Coordinator to track and prepare reports on new homeowners, including an Annual Outcomes report

Outreach and Marketing

  • Manage program marketing and outreach in collaboration with Communications Manager
  • Oversee annual production of the Homeownership Resource Guide with Financial Coaching and Homeownership Coordinator
  • Oversee design of marketing materials for the program
  • Work with Communications Manager on social media for program promotion

Volunteer Management

  • Manage volunteer real estate professionals who present at classes, and support the program through the giving of knowledge, expertise and financial support
  • Manage and supervise volunteers who support both homebuying counseling and financial coaching efforts
  • Coordinate efforts with other staff responsible for financial coaching in the Resident Services program.

Our Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate is a highly organized and detail-oriented person who is excited about the opportunity to work in a community-based nonprofit and help residents build greater economic and housing stability and success.

They will have many of the following skills and experiences:

  • At least five years of work experience, preferably in community development or a related field, and a B.A. degree or equivalent
  • Ability to build and lead a team, collaborate with departments on programming, support and motivate others
  • Skill managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong facilitation and public speaking skills
  • Ability to set, follow-through, and measure progress against goals
  • Competency with fundraising, including one-on-one relationship building and grant writing
  • Successful experience in working with people of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, adept with social media platforms
  • Facility in multiple languages, such as Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish
  • Experience with adult education techniques
  • Understanding of the residential real estate and mortgage industry
  • Understanding of the basics of credit, debt, and budgeting, as well as financial coaching practices and techniques
  • Experience with public relations and marketing
  • Some experience with Salesforce, WordPress, Google Analytics

All Allston Brighton CDC staff share administrative responsibility for the organization, assume new and emerging responsibilities as the organization evolves, and engage in learning opportunities to share new information and knowledge that can help inform the future of the organization. This position requires work approximately one evening a week, occasional weekend work, and some travel for professional development opportunities.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter describing your interest and skills to Andrea Shapiro at shapiro@allstonbrightoncdc.org.

Allston Brighton CDC is an equal opportunity employer.

People of color and residents of Allston Brighton are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.


Financial Coaching and Homeownership Program Coordinator

Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation (Allston Brighton CDC) seeks a Program Coordinator who will primarily support our work on Financial Coaching and Homeownership (75% time). These programs help people in our community to increase their understanding of credit, debt, savings, budgeting, and the homeownership process, with the goals of building assets, stabilizing housing situations, and preparing for and achieving homeownership. The Coordinator will also work with (25% time) the Resource Development Manager and Director of Finance to support the CDC’s fundraising, finance, and administrative functions.

Our financial coaching program serves residents with a range of incomes as they formulate and pursue their financial goals, ranging from paying their rent on time, to increasing their income through job training and employment, to saving for and purchasing their first home.

Our homebuyer education and counseling program, The Homebuying Mentors®, is an independent resource to help people plan for and achieve affordable, sustainable homeownership. The Homebuying Mentors® has served Massachusetts residents, both in person and online, for more than 20 years. We utilize web and social media tools to increase our reach to more first-time homebuyers and provide an easy access to high-quality information and resources, so that first-time homebuyers can make sound decisions during the process of purchasing their homes.

This position is full-time, non-exempt and reports primarily to the Financial Coaching and Homeownership Manager. We are open to considering applicants that would prefer less than full-time employment, as long as it’s 20 hours a week or more. If you are interested in a part-time arrangement, please indicate that in your cover letter.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

Homebuyer Counseling and Financial Coaching

  • Work with program manager to respond to inquiries from participants and potential participants, including providing referrals to other professionals and resources as needed
  • Maintain files and Salesforce records for participants

Homeownership Education

  • Coordinate logistics and registration for our in-person Homebuying 101 classes and online homebuying course, The Road Home
  • Support the Financial Coaching and Homeownership Manager by confirming and communicating with class presenters, sponsors, and program participants
  • Work with the Financial Coaching and Homeownership Manager to update program materials, both print and online

Data Management and Reporting

  • Coordinate data management and reporting with oversight from the Financial Coaching and Homeownership Manager
  • Collect and track required program data via all required data management systems, including Salesforce, HomeCounselor Online, and ETO
  • Work with other staff and Salesforce consultant on CMS system updates
  • Perform ongoing program reporting, including HUD grant and others with oversight from the Financial Coaching and Homeownership Manager
  • Follow-up and track homebuying class graduates for progress including counseling, coaching and home purchases
  • Track and prepare reports on new homeowners, including an Annual Outcomes report

Outreach and Marketing

  • Work with Financial Coaching and Homeownership Manager and Communications Manager on program marketing and outreach
  • Produce Homeownership Resource Guide annually with Financial Coaching and Homeownership Manager
  • Work with Financial Coaching and Homeownership Manager and Communications Manager on social media for program promotion

Volunteer Coordination

  • Support the program’s volunteers by helping with information, logistics, scheduling, and more

Resource Development and Administration

  • Assist the Resource Development and Communications Manager with gift acknowledgements, collecting data for grant reporting, preparing agendas and materials for board and staff meetings, representing the CDC at community outreach and engagement events, and more
  • Assist the Finance Manager with a range of office duties
  • Support the office and staff by ordering office supplies, acting as liaison to service providers, and helping with meeting logistics

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate is a highly organized and detail-oriented person who is excited about the opportunity to work in a community-based nonprofit and help residents build greater economic and housing stability and success.

They will have many of the following skills and experiences:

  • At least two years of work experience, preferably in community development or a related field, and a B.A. degree or equivalent
  • Ability to work as a team, collaborate with departments on programming, and engage positively with our clients and community
  • Skill managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to set goals and follow-through to their achievement
  • Successful experience in working with people of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, adept with social media platforms
  • Facility in multiple languages, such as Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish
  • Some experience with Salesforce, WordPress, Google Analytics

All Allston Brighton CDC staff share some level of administrative responsibility for the organization, assume new and emerging responsibilities as the organization evolves, and engage in learning opportunities to share new information and knowledge that can help inform the future of the organization. This position may require some evening work, occasional weekend work, and some travel for professional development opportunities.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter describing your interest and skills to Andrea Shapiro at shapiro@allstonbrightoncdc.org.

Allston Brighton CDC is an equal opportunity employer.

People of color and residents of Allston Brighton are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.



Resource Development & Communications Manager Job Description

The Resource Development and Communications Manager is a skilled storyteller with the energy and creativity to take Allston Brighton CDC’s development and communication efforts to the next level. The Manager takes the lead on our grantwriting and reporting efforts and is responsible for ensuring our communications efforts, from day-to-day social media posts to annual fundraising appeals, are on message. S/he works closely with and actively assists the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and other staff members to implement the annual fundraising plan and assure timely cultivation, solicitation, follow-up, and tracking of new and current prospects and donors. The Manager must be personable, creative, flexible, and highly organized, with excellent design, computer, writing, administrative, and communication skills. S/he reports directly to the Executive Director and will adhere to policies adopted by the Board of Directors as well as to the organization’s goals and objectives.

Responsibilities

Communications (40%)

  • Review communications materials and social media posts generated by other staff members; draft original social media posts as determined by communications plan and as needed.
  • Coordinate materials, design and delivery of annual reports, newsletters, appeals, and other publications in collaboration with the Executive Director.
  • Design and distribute various promotional pieces both in print and digitally for programs and fundraising throughout the year.
  • Work with staff to develop new and creative ways to reach out to potential clients, donors, partners, community members, etc.
  • Maintain and update organization’s website and coordinate upgrade efforts when applicable.

Development (55%)

  • Research new grant opportunities and gather materials for, write, and submit grant proposals.
  • Maintain Salesforce database to process donor gifts and thank you letters in a timely fashion, working with the Salesforce consultant to resolve organizational issues when needed.
  • Manage fundraising event planning; conduct event marketing and outreach and solicit sponsorships and in-kind donations for annual All Bright Night celebration and any other fundraising events.
  • Collaborate with Executive Director to craft fundraising appeals, edit mailing lists, and organize delivery.
  • Work with Director of Finance as needed to maintain timing and accuracy of pledges and donations.
  • Complete monthly Resource Development report for the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure that grant reporting is done in a timely and accurate manner, working with program staff accordingly.

Administration (approximately 5%)

  • Prepare Board of Directors package and reminders for monthly meetings as well as coordinating biweekly staff meetings and agendas.
  • Work with Salesforce consultant to manage, upgrade, and ensure the usability of database.
  • Review appropriate bank statements to ensure that gifts are accurately credited.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or three years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Natural writer with ability to weave several themes into a master narrative.
  • Ability to write, edit, and proofread written materials for use with donor solicitations, member communications, and special events, providing effective messages.
  • Experience using various online social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Attention to detail and ability to organize and set priorities.
  • Strong knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; some experience with Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and Salesforce preferred

All Allston Brighton CDC staff members share administrative responsibility for the organization, assume new and emerging responsibilities as the organization evolves, and engage in learning opportunities to share new information and knowledge that can help inform the future of the organization.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, life/short-term disability/long-term disability insurance, three weeks’ vacation, holidays, sick leave, flexible spending account, 401(k) plan and professional development opportunities.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director, John Woods at woods@allstonbrightoncdc.org. Please include the job title in the subject line of your email.

Allston Brighton CDC is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.