Careers at MassHousing

At MassHousing, we believe a home is more than a roof and four walls. A home is safety and security, opportunity and peace of mind. Our team of talented professionals works to ensure that all Massachusetts residents have a safe, healthy and affordable place to call home. If you share our commitment, we hope you will consider joining us.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

MassHousing is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants, colleagues and partners without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. MassHousing believes that diversity and inclusion among our colleagues and partners is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Why Work at MassHousing?

Competitive salaries

Work/Life Balance with flexible schedules and generous leave time

Comprehensive health, dental, life, and disability plans

Professional development & tuition assistance

Employer-matched deferred compensation plan

Current Openings

Paralegal

Since its inception in 1966, MassHousing has supported affordable home ownership and rental housing opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The Agency has provided more than $25 billion for affordable housing in that time. Currently, MassHousing is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Paralegal to continue the Agency’s storied history of affordable housing funding. The Paralegal assists MassHousing’s in-house legal team with the preparation of legal documents and real estate transactions.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist attorneys with preparation of loan documents and review of surveys, title policies, organizational documents, and other closing diligence.
  • Prepare closing agendas and track on-going diligence, organize closing files, and manage post-closing matters.
  • Conduct research using online research tools (e.g., Westlaw, Registries of Deeds, and Secretary of State).
  • Perform legal tasks related to on-going asset management and loan servicing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Familiarity with real estate or commercial transactions, single-family mortgage regulation/foreclosure, and governmental programs preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong facility with Microsoft Word required; Office 365 experience preferred.

Minimum Education and Training

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 2+ years’ experience as a residential or commercial real estate paralegal.

Salary Range: $61,266.00 to $91,899.00

All positions at MassHousing require a customer service mindset, in accordance with our values: Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, Accountability and Service. Inherent in these values is our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion for all.

MassHousing offers competitive compensation as well as an attractive benefits package. Serious candidates should complete an assessment and send a letter of interest and a resume to MassHousing by logging in to our career portal.

MassHousing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Neighborhood Hub - Summer Fellow

About MassHousing

MassHousing was created by an act of the Massachusetts Legislature in 1966 as an independent public authority charged with increasing affordable rental and for-sale housing in Massachusetts. Since making our first loan in 1970, the Agency has provided more than $27 billion in financing for the construction and preservation of affordable rental housing, and for affordable loan products for homebuyers and homeowners. The Agency is recognized as one of the premier housing finance agencies in the country and has won numerous national awards for creativity and innovation in affordable housing.

The Neighborhood Hub

The Neighborhood Hub is a new initiative to support local housing markets in Gateway Cities across the Commonwealth. The Hub is a multi-agency partnership that includes: MassHousing, MassDevelopment, Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC), the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassInc), and the Commonwealth's Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

The primary goal of the program is to stabilize neighborhoods with a high rate of vacant, abandoned, and blighted properties in Gateway Cities. For its first iteration, the Neighborhood Hub is supporting five cities and their non-profit partners by:

  • Identify strategic neighborhood revitalization initiatives;
  • Supporting the implementation of strategies for reclaiming vacant, abandoned, and blighted properties; and,
  • Building capacity at the local level to implement change.

The Neighborhood Hub is located within MassHousing's Executive Director's office, with access to the technical expertise and resources of the partner agencies. The Summer Fellow will report directly to the Neighborhood Hub manager; and will interact regularly with the Hub's cities, non-profit partners, and the Hub advisory group.

The Fellow

MassHousing's Neighborhood Hub is seeking a Summer Fellow to support the program and the projects currently underway in five Gateway Cities. The Fellow will report to the Neighborhood Hub manager and will be responsible for supporting the team's objectives and goals.

General responsibilities will include:

  • Support ongoing Hub projects through research, data analysis, and stakeholder management
  • Market, demographic, and geospatial analysis for Hub projects
  • Research and data dissemination to Hub partners and external stakeholders
  • Internal + external engagement with Hub partners and advisory group
  • Webinar and conference content development and management

This is a paid summer fellowship beginning at the start of June 2021, for a duration of 10-12 weeks.

Qualifications

  • Candidates must be a graduate student in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related fields
  • A successful candidate must have strong interpersonal, project management and written communication skills
  • This position requires advanced organizational skills and the ability to multi-task to effectively handle priorities
  • The Fellow must be focused, detail-oriented, exercise sound judgment and provide strong initiative
  • The ability to work independently is also essential
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite and Arc GIS is required; experience with quantitative research tools is preferred

How to Apply

Learn more and apply for this position. Be sure to include why you are interested in this fellowship and why you are a compelling applicant for this position.

MassHousing is an EEO/AA M/F/V/D employer.

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Senior Relationship Manager and Originator (Multi-Family)

Since its inception in 1966, MassHousing has supported affordable home ownership and rental housing opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The Agency has provided more than $25 billion for affordable housing in that time. Currently, MassHousing is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Senior Relationship Manager and Originator (Multi-Family), to continue the Agency’s storied history of affordable housing funding.

General Summary

The Senior Relationship Manager and Originator (Multi-Family), is responsible for originating multifamily debt financing opportunities for the Agency. S/he will conduct outreach that complements and expands current business development efforts and utilizes prior relationships and contacts developed during previous job experiences. In addition, s/he will maintain and nurture relationships with a portfolio of existing borrowers.

As a senior member of the Rental Business Development team, the Senior Relationship Manager and Originator (Multi-Family), is called upon to take a leadership role in: project and program development and management; leading teams of internal stakeholders on complex rental transactions; overseeing work product of junior team members including Originators and Origination Analysts.

Working with others in Rental Business Development, Rental Underwriting, Rental Management and Legal, the Senior Relationship Manager and Originator (Multi-Family), will structure transactions that meet the needs of the borrower and reflect MassHousing underwriting standards. S/he will remain current about changes in the housing, community development and multi-family lending industries and will participate in external events to promote MassHousing’s role in affordable housing throughout the Commonwealth.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Market MassHousing’s multifamily loan products to both existing and potential borrowers.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with those existing and potential borrowers and serve as the primary point of contact as they develop their transaction pipelines.
  • With the assistance of Origination Analysts, source, pre-screen, analyze and structure potential loans. Develop and present Term Sheets on debt offerings to borrowers. Serve as the primary contact with borrowers throughout the loan origination process.
  • Work collaboratively with the Rental Underwriting, Rental Management and Legal divisions during the underwriting and closing process. Present transactions to the MassHousing Board and Subcommittees of the Board for approval.
  • Monitor borrowers’ MassHousing loan portfolios and pro-actively initiate discussions regarding refinancing opportunities.
  • Coordinate and support new product initiatives.
  • Oversee the work of Originators and Origination Analysts as needed.
  • Perform special assignments and other duties as requested.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of real estate finance fundamentals and financial analysis principles.
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and as a member of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills with a high-level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task while managing a high-volume workload accurately and effectively.

Minimum Education and Training

  • Bachelor's Degree required; preference for candidates with advanced degrees in Finance, Real Estate Management, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Ten years of substantive experience in real estate finance and/or real estate.
  • Knowledge of tax credit equity, government and private lending platforms, including credit enhancement and rental subsidy programs preferred.
  • Demonstrated history of academic success and professional development.

Salary: $110,255 - $176,408

All positions at MassHousing require a customer service mindset, in accordance with our values: Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, Accountability and Service. Inherent in these values is our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion for all.

MassHousing offers competitive compensation as well as an attractive benefits package. Learn more and apply for this position.

MassHousing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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