REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGER
About the Organization:
The Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation (ABCDC) has served the Allston Brighton Neighborhoods of Boston since 1980. Since its inception, ABCDC has led initiatives that create affordable homes, foster community leadership, enhance and protect open spaces, and offer steps to increased income and assets, so that residents can call Allston Brighton home for the long-term.
ABCDC builds a stronger and more 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. Today, Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation addresses critical changes in our community, focusing our role as a catalyst for stability and positions us to create healthy communities and new opportunities for people of all incomes to engage as civic leaders and improve their lives. We are dedicated to supporting neighborhood growth that retains a diverse socio-economic population, becoming more stable with stakeholders who actively participate in ensuring its well-being. We are expanding resident participation in civic engagement around safe, healthy communities. In collaboration with our community, we engage with institutional and government partners to address community-identified and community-driven needs and goals.
About the CDC’s Real Estate Portfolio and Current Activities
The CDC oversees a portfolio of 520 affordable housing units in ten sites throughout Allston Brighton. These units range from Single Room Occupancy units (SROs) to three-bedroom family-sized units. Currently, there is a considerable amount of activity within the real estate department. In addition to the typical duties related to asset management, there are many development activities including rehab projects, green upgrades, new construction, and the continuous search for new real estate opportunities. The CDC currently has two rehab projects in construction and another three rehabs scheduled to begin in 2024, plus two pending acquisitions. Three of the rehab projects are Deep Energy Retrofits, whereby energy usage will be reduced by 50% or more.
About the Position
The Real Estate Development Project Manager will work closely with the Director of Real Estate Development (Director), along with selected consultants, to stabilize the existing portfolio and foster new ventures, together with key stakeholders, institutional partners, and private/non-profit developers. In recognition of the dual crises of Boston’s housing shortage and global climate change, the Real Estate Development Project Manager will be expected to approach all opportunities with those two issues in mind. This position requires a results-oriented professional who is passionate about affordable housing and sustainable development.
Responsibilities will include:
• Support the Director in managing the wide-ranging activities associated with the active development projects, including, but not limited to, the following:
– Managing budgets;
– Coordinating with sustainability consultants on green, energy-efficient upgrades, e.g. PV solar, electric heat pumps, retrofit strategies, Passive House certification, etc.;
– Ensuring compliance with lenders’ reporting requirements;
– Monitoring project schedules; and
– Handling the requisition process during construction.
• Manage the preparation and submission of applications for financing and grants, equity, and loan programs;
• Identify new real estate opportunities and conduct early-stage feasibility analyses;
• Lead research efforts on affordable housing funding, partnership opportunities, and new initiatives, with an emphasis on climate-focused approaches, e.g. sustainable energy upgrades, green retrofits, net zero building, etc.;
• Create and manage a data tracking system of other development projects within the neighborhood;
• Assist with monitoring the third-party asset management activities associated with the current portfolio;
• Work with selected design teams to ensure compliance of new project activity with all applicable zoning and regulatory requirements;
• Assess new acquisition opportunities for the AllBright Homes Program;
• In conjunction with the Director, manage transactions for the AllBright Homes Programs, including inspections, appraisals, insurance coverage, loans, and closings;
• Compile, package, and prepare project data and information as requested by other staff, the Board of Directors, Board Committees, public funders, and/or private lenders;
• As appropriate, attend meetings, conferences, and trainings related to affordable housing, sustainable community development, real estate financing, etc.; and
• Complete other duties as assigned, based on the needs of the organization and interests of the employee.
Our Ideal Candidate
Allston Brighton CDC is seeking an affordable housing professional with at least two years of 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, be able to conduct financial analysis, and have a working knowledge of a wide host of affordable housing financing institutions and tools. The candidate will bring enthusiasm and dedication to their work and possess many of the following skills and qualifications:
• At least two (2) years of direct experience in real estate development and affordable housing;
• Master’s degree in real estate development, city planning, or related field preferred, but can be replaced with relevant experience, as appropriate;
• Demonstrated ability to create financial models and conduct feasibility analysis;
• Familiarity with the financing tools and regulatory requirements for affordable housing, including rental assistance, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and other State and Federal funding programs;
• 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;
• Ability to work in a team and within a fast-paced environment;
• Flexibility to adapt, respond, and meet the needs of specific projects and the needs of the Allston Brighton CDC; and
• Conversational knowledge of Spanish, Chinese, or Russian is a plus.
The salary range for this position is $65,000 – $85,000 depending on qualifications and experience.
Please submit a résumé and a cover letter documenting experience and interest in this position to: Caitlin Robillard, Director of Real Estate Development, Allston Brighton CDC at [email protected]. Application will be accepted until the position is filled.
Applications will be reviewed and acknowledged as they are received. Allston Brighton CDC seeks to fill this position as soon as possible.
Allston Brighton CDC offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus generous benefits.
Allston Brighton CDC is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and Allston Brighton residents are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Youth Program Site Supervisor (Faneuil Gardens)
Part-time (30 hours) grant-funded through August 2024
JOB SUMMARY: Youth Program Supervisor will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of youth programming at Faneuil Gardens, one of the (2) Boston Housing Authority Developments in Allston Brighton. This program is funded through a state grant focused on the positive youth development of young people. This program provides an opportunity for the Program Supervisor to work with tenant organizations, Boston Housing Authority, and community partners to create and deliver a high quality and creative youth development program. We aim to provide programming to youth holistically by fostering a supportive community, running life skills and workshops, while providing opportunities for civic engagement and community service. The Youth Program Supervisor will be expected to work as part of a team in shaping, managing, and promoting an effective, quality youth program for youth at the Faneuil Gardens site. The Youth Program Supervisor reports to the Deputy Director.
This program seeks to provide summer enrichment, academic support, arts education, financial empowerment, leadership training, and civic engagement opportunities. We are looking for creative, energetic, and motivated individuals to help us develop and deliver youth programs to foster the social-emotional, intellectual, and artistic growth in young people!
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation (ABCDC) has served the Allston Brighton Neighborhoods of Boston since 1980. ABCDC builds a stronger and more 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. Today, Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation addresses critical changes in our community, focuses our role as a catalyst for stability and positions us to create healthy communities and new opportunities for people of all incomes to engage as civic leaders and improve their lives. We are dedicated to supporting neighborhood growth that retains a diverse socio-economic population, becoming more stable with stakeholders who actively participate in ensuring its well-being. We are expanding resident participation in civic engagement around safe, healthy communities. In collaboration with our community, we engage with institutional and government partners to address community-identified and community-driven needs and goals.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Management and Operations:
• Shape and maintain quality youth development program at both Faneuil Gardens youth program site
• Meet regularly with Youth Program Coordinators to co-plan weekly workshops, address youth needs, and manage data and assessment.
• Coordinate special events, activities, and enrichment opportunities (such as college visits, community service opportunities, field trips, etc.)
• Coordinate regular on-site check-ins and site visits on an ongoing basis; being sure to ensure that the site has the necessary supplies and tools needed to run programming.
• Work in collaboration with the Faneuil Gardens tenant organization as it relates to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the youth programs and ensure their informed on program calendar and dates.
• Assist in hiring, screening and supervising potential program partners, volunteers and youth program coordinators
• The Youth Program Site Supervisor will report directly to the Deputy Director and will be responsible for overseeing and supervising the Youth Program Coordinators at that site.
Creative Instruction and Youth Support:
• Develop, design and implement the Brighton Future Forward (BFF) program in collaboration with Youth Program Coordinators.
• Responsible for ensuring that youth program coordinators and volunteers are maintaining a safe program space for youth; implementing strategies for social-emotional wellbeing.
• Work with team to develop and implement program curriculum, which could include weekly art workshops, as well as life skills workshops (college and career exploration, goal setting, budgeting, healthy relationships, etc.)
• Act as a liaison between ABCDC and other stakeholders (such as property management and community partners).
• Help plan and identify neighborhood-based and citywide opportunities for youth to be civically engaged in their communities and city.
• Foster partnerships and relationships with other youth-serving organizations and community stakeholders
• Maintain daily, bi-weekly, monthly, and annual data regarding youth participation, referrals, length of stay in program, outcomes, surveys, case notes, etc.
• Attend trainings, forums, and other opportunities for professional growth.
• Carry out other duties as assigned.
• High School Diploma or GED
• 1 or more years of experience in youth development or other relevant field such as direct social services
• Commitment to racial equity, relationship building, and positive change for young people
• Passion for youth development, social justice, and civic engagement
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and in a team setting
• Competency in various computer software programs, such as Microsoft Office and Internet applications
• Demonstrated project management skills, with the ability to drive projects forward, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
• Ability to multi-task and handle potential conflicts with grace.
• Able to work on site while the program is in session (Monday – Thursday 3-6:30p)
• Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Education, Humanities, Arts, Social Work or related field
• 3 or more years of direct experience working with urban youth in a youth development context
• 1 or more years of direct supervisory experience
• Experience and/or knowledge working in community-based settings in Allston Brighton
• Bilingual; Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole or Chinese is preferred
COMPENSATION: $26.00 per hour plus benefits
TIME COMMITMENT: 30 hours per week
THE APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Rachel Regis (Deputy Director) at [email protected]. RESUMES WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.
Allston Brighton CDC seeks a diverse pool of candidates. ABCDC is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or age. People of color and Allston Brighton residents are strongly encouraged to apply.