Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation

Working together, building community



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.

To Apply

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 Coordinator

Part-time grant-funded through August 2024

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!

JOB SUMMARY: Youth Program Coordinators are responsible for overseeing the daily operations of youth programming at one of two sites operated by the Boston Housing Authority (BHA): Commonwealth Apartments/Fidelis Way or Faneuil Gardens.  Working as a team member and in partnership with the tenant association, the BHA, and community partners,   Youth Program Coordinators have the opportunity to shape, manage and deliver a high-quality and creative youth development program that supports youth holistically.  Through the after-school and summer programs, Youth Program Coordinators foster a supportive community, run life skills and financial literacy workshops, and provide the youth with opportunities for civic engagement and community service.


Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation (ABCDC) has been addressing community-identified needs since its beginning in 1980.  Allston Brighton CDC has led initiatives that create and preserve affordable homes, promote open space and a healthy environment, and foster community leadership.  While addressing critical changes in the neighborhood, Allston Brighton CDC strives to create opportunities for residents to be involved in the community and build the lives they envision for themselves.  As the neighborhood encounters growth, ABCDC is committed to retaining a diverse socio-economic population, with residents who actively participate in ensuring its well-being.  To that end, ABCDC preserves and develops affordable housing, provides services, activities and support to the adults, youth and children who live in the housing developed by ABCDC, and promotes homeownership through education and counseling,


Program Management and Operations

  • Shape and maintain youth development program in direct collaboration with Youth Development team and the Youth Program Supervisor
  • Work with the tenant’s associations to oversee day-to-day operations of the program
  • Meet regularly with the other Youth Program Coordinators to co-plan weekly workshops, address youth needs, and manage data and assessment (with support from the Youth Program Supervisor and community partners)
  • Coordinate special events, activities, and enrichment opportunities (such as college visits, community service opportunities, field trips, etc.)

Creative Instruction and Youth Support

  • Create and maintain a safe space for youth between the ages 7 – 14, implementing strategies for social-emotional well-being
  • Coordinate and support 1:1 or group academic support sessions with participants as needed
  • 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.)
  • Help plan and identify neighborhood-based and citywide opportunities for youth to be civically engaged in their communities and city

External Communication

  • Support Youth Program Supervisor’s outreach efforts as it relates to recruiting youth residing at each site
  • Foster partnerships and relationships with other youth-serving organizations and community stakeholders
  • Attend trainings, forums, and other opportunities for professional growth

Data Monitoring

  • In partnership with Youth Program Supervisor, maintain daily, bi-weekly, monthly, and annual data regarding youth participation, referrals, length of stay in program, outcomes, surveys, case notes, etc.

Other Duties

  • Participate in the planning, and help support the tenant’s association events such as Unity Day and other events and activities related to community building and youth/family engagement
  • Carry out other duties as needed

Reports to Youth Program Supervisor


  • 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 a flexible schedule (Program hours are tentatively scheduled for Monday – Thursday, 3PM – 7 PM during the school year and 10 AM – 3 PM during the summer).


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Education, Humanities, Arts, Social Work or related field
  • Three or more years of direct experience working with urban youth in a youth development context
  • Experience and/or knowledge working in community-based settings in Allston Brighton
  • Bilingual: Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese or Chinese

COMPENSATION: $21.00 per hour

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 – 15 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 POSITIONS ARE 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.

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