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Career Opportunities at MassHousing

MassHousing provides a challenging, progressive and supportive environment that encourages and promotes employee development.

All positions at MassHousing require a customer service mindset, in accordance with our values: Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, Accountability and Service.

We offer competitive salaries; tuition reimbursement; comprehensive health, dental, life, and disability plans; ongoing training and career development; flexible work schedules; generous leave time; emergency back-up day care; and a corporate culture of promotion from within.

If you are interested in joining MassHousing, please forward your cover letter and resume to: Human Resources, MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, or faxed to 617.624.9494, or emailed to jobs@masshousing.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

MassHousing will provide reasonable accommodations and appropriate communication auxiliary aids and services to persons with disabilities upon request.

Current Job Openings

General Counsel

Since its inception in 1966, MassHousing has supported affordable home ownership and rental housing opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The Agency has provided more than $22 billion for affordable housing in that time. Currently, MassHousing is seeking a seasoned leader for the position of General Counsel to continue the Agency’s storied history of affordable housing funding.

MassHousing seeks a creative, mission‐oriented General Counsel to join its energetic, dynamic executive team. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the General Counsel is a key strategic advisor to the Board of Directors as they oversee an affordable housing lending agency with over $5.4 billion in assets. S/He works closely with every member of the executive team on every aspect of the Agency’s business including governance and operations, development of financing products, transaction structuring, and compliance with the Conflict of Interest statute. S/He provides leadership and support to a staff of 11 attorneys and paralegals and relies on outside counsel as needed. The General Counsel is ultimately responsible for all legal matters facing the Agency and specific duties include the following:

  • Policy and Strategic Advice
    • Serving as a thought partner with the Executive Director, Board and executive team members to identify strategic opportunities to meet the Agency’s mission.
    • Engaging with the Executive Director to analyze data, trends, legal and regulatory frameworks to design and implement innovative approaches.
    • Keeping abreast of changing legislation on the state and federal levels that have impact on MassHousing’s business model.
  • Corporate Governance
    • Serving as the Agency’s Secretary and the Record Access Officer for purposes of the Commonwealth’s Public Records Law. Attending all Board and Board Committee meetings.
    • Providing counsel to Agency Board members regarding various laws applicable to their service, including issues related to their service.
    • Ensuring that meetings adhere to the Massachusetts Public Meeting laws.
    • Acting as Ethics Officer for the Board of Directors and Agency staff.
  • Operations and Programmatic Planning
    • Providing prompt, practical legal advice to the Agency’s various business lines to facilitate, improve and strengthen operational decision-making through integration of legal analysis as part of overall business development process.
    • Leading negotiations with other public and private entities regarding contracts, mortgage and bond agreements.
    • Overseeing all aspects of litigation including developing strategy, assigning work to and supervising outside counsel to assist in preparation of pleadings, legal research, court appearances and settlements.
  • Management
    • Functioning as a mentor, coach, and advisor to staff at all levels within the legal department.
    • Proactively addressing performance issues with legal department staff using appropriate progressive discipline practices.

Qualifications:
Graduate (J.D.) of accredited law school and admitted to practice in Massachusetts. Minimum ten years of experience as an attorney with three years administrative supervisory experience, litigation experience helpful. Knowledge of real estate development issues, including bond financing, syndication, and tax laws. Essential skills include ability to produce strong written product quickly, communicate effectively and negotiate complex matters. Proven ability to maintain composure and confidence in the midst of uncertainty. Demonstrable service as a leader with a passion for developing others. Skilled collaborator with business/divisional leaders, executive team members, and administrative staff.

All positions at MassHousing require a customer service mindset, in accordance with our values: Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, Accountability and Service.

MassHousing offers competitive compensation as well as an attractive benefits package. Serious candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Human Resources, MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, or faxed to 617.624.9494, or emailed to jobs@masshousing.com. Please share in your cover letter how or from whom you heard about this career opportunity.

MassHousing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Data Analyst/Developer

Since its inception in 1966, MassHousing has supported affordable home ownership and rental housing opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The Agency has provided more than $22 billion for affordable housing in that time. Currently, MassHousing is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Data Analyst/Developer to continue the Agency’s storied history of affordable housing funding.

The Data Analyst/Developer in the Rental Systems and Technology department is a highly skilled report writer with a strong background in dimensional reporting concepts and business intelligence tools. The Data Analyst/Developer acts as a liaison between internal customers and technical development teams. S/He facilitates effective communication between stakeholders to ensure that projects are of the highest quality and that customer needs are met. S/He is adept at managing up and across the organization and is comfortable and skilled at interacting with peers and superiors alike. More specifically, the Data Analyst/Developer is responsible for the following:

  • Gathering and documenting reporting requirements for challenging business needs.
  • Possessing both data development skills and business process knowledge to develop, test, and implement solutions to complex business problems and mentoring business line staff on self-service reporting.
  • Providing high quality analytic solutions that include list reports, dashboards, trend analysis, charts, graphs, etc.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, business analytics, business administration, or related field. Master’s degree preferred and may compensate for 3 – 5 years of work experience. 5 - 10 years relevant work experience with increasing levels of responsibility. Must have a deep understanding of relational databases, data warehousing, and data governance and expertise with data analysis tools, such as Excel, Cognos Report Studio, Tableau, Pentaho, SPSS, etc. (Please Note: This is largely a low-code/no-code analyst position with some opportunity for light development in Excel.) Must possess a substantial combination of the following skills: Cognos BI reporting or similar software, SQL, data mining/statistics, ability to create high-quality documentation using Microsoft Office tools, Sharepoint and/or web design, developer level experience with Excel, and Data Visualization. Should excel in the following ways: written and verbal communication, leading group meetings and conducting training sessions, time and task management, interpersonal skills and outgoing personality, attention to detail, critical thinking and problem solving, and customer service. Previous experience with agile project management (kanban or scrum) preferred. Familiarity with affordable housing, mortgage lending, and/or real estate a plus. Must be ambitious, curious, charismatic, well organized, and comfortable with a long “to do” list.

Salary: $70,000 to $90,000.

All positions at MassHousing require a customer service mindset, in accordance with our values: Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, Accountability and Service.

MassHousing offers competitive compensation as well as an attractive benefits package. Serious candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Human Resources, MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, or faxed to 617.624.9494, or emailed to jobs@masshousing.com. Please share in your cover letter how or from whom you heard about this career opportunity.

MassHousing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Financial Accountant

Since its inception in 1966, MassHousing has supported affordable home ownership and rental housing opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The Agency has provided more than $22 billion for affordable housing in that time. Currently, MassHousing is seeking an energetic professional for the position of Financial Accountant to continue the Agency’s storied history of affordable housing funding.

The Financial Accountant is an entry level position in Financial Reporting and reports directly to the Financial Accounting Supervisor. He/she is responsible for assisting with the accurate and timely preparation of MassHousing’s financial statements, which is the primary tool that allows MassHousing to borrow funds, participate in government programs (GNMA, FNMA, FFB) and develop creative strategies to enable the Agency to further its mission. More specifically, the Financial Accountant is responsible for the following:

  • Performing assigned monthly reconciliations of Cash, Cash Equivalents, Loans Receivable and Debt.
  • Proposing accounting journal entries to the General Ledger as necessary.
  • Preparing, analyzing and reconciling various assigned monthly and quarterly program package deliverables including balance sheet account proofs, Statement of Cash Flow, Income Statement, Statement of Net Position, quarterly flux analysis.
  • Preparing fund or program cash flow projections.
  • Collaborating with other Finance and Agency staff to research variances in reconciliations.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Financial Accounting Supervisor or Manager.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. 1-4 years of accounting experience, fund accounting or banking preferred. Experience with automated General Ledger systems a plus. Understanding of accounting concepts and exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Strong work ethic and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and as a member of a team. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Effective time management and project management skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel.

Salary: $55,000 - $71,000

All positions at MassHousing require a customer service mindset, in accordance with our values: Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, Accountability and Service.

MassHousing offers competitive compensation as well as an attractive benefits package. Serious candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Human Resources, MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, or faxed to 617.624.9494, or emailed to jobs@masshousing.com. Please share in your cover letter how or from whom you heard about this career opportunity.

MassHousing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Policy Innovation Associate

Since its inception in 1966, MassHousing has supported affordable home ownership and rental housing opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The Agency has provided more than $22 billion for affordable housing in that time. Currently, MassHousing is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Policy Innovation Associate to continue the Agency’s storied history of affordable housing funding.

The Policy Innovation Associate works as part of team to research and analyze data and trends that supports MassHousing as it confronts the Commonwealth’s housing challenges. This position enhances the capacity of the executive team with a focus on developing raw ideas into policy and programs. This personable team player designs criteria to evaluate the impact of existing and new products and programs to inform strategic directions. The Policy Innovation Associate also facilitates teams that may consist of internal and external stakeholders as MassHousing pilots’ solutions to housing issues across the Commonwealth. S/He can make high level concepts and dense data easily accessible to audiences with varying levels of familiarity with the issues. The position reports directly to the Executive Director.

More specifically, the Policy Innovation Associate is responsible for the following:

  1. Research and analysis. Research qualitative and quantitative data to set policy objectives. Analyze existing data and trends to identify opportunities and strategies to meet policy objectives. Research market trends, products and programs to identify opportunities to enhance MassHousing’s competitive advantage in meeting customer needs.
  2. Facilitate interdisciplinary teams through ideation to implementation. Work with Executive team to identify key stakeholders to participate in design and evaluation of products and programs that advance MassHousing’s strategic agenda. Lead those teams through ideation, feasibility, implementation and evaluation. Provide technical assistance to teams in the form of research, presentation of data trends, accessing relevant external resources and other activities. Regularly report to the Executive Leadership team about progress and recommendations for how to proceed.
  3. Gather, present and disseminate information. Prepare key documents and presentations for executive team members on policy objectives. Organize forums, panels and seminars intended to solicit new ideas, report on data and/or present recommendations.
  4. Generate new ideas. Supports the Executive Leadership team, including business unit leaders, with identifying new strategies and emerging market opportunities.
  5. Evaluate performance. Develop evaluation criteria for existing and new products and programs. Regularly review criteria with internal and external stakeholders. Use evaluation data to inform strategic decisions about products and programs.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s or Master’s (preferred) degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Planning or related field, or equivalent work experience. Three years professional experience in housing policy and research, mortgage lending and servicing, or related fields.

Salary: $80,000 to $102,000.

All positions at MassHousing require a customer service mindset, in accordance with our values: Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, Accountability and Service.

MassHousing offers competitive compensation as well as an attractive benefits package. Serious candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Human Resources, MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, or faxed to 617.624.9494, or emailed to jobs@masshousing.com. Please share in your cover letter how or from whom you heard about this career opportunity.

MassHousing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Project Specialist

Since its inception in 1966, MassHousing has supported affordable home ownership and rental housing opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The Agency has provided more than $22 billion for affordable housing in that time. Currently, MassHousing is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Project Specialist to continue the Agency’s storied history of affordable housing funding.

The Project Specialist reports to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) Manager. The AHTF is a program of the Commonwealth that is sited at the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and administered by MassHousing. It provides subordinate debt to projects that include affordable housing units. More specifically, the Project Specialist is responsible for the following:

  • Prepare drafts of project reviews.
  • Prepare commitment letters.
  • Assist Senior Project Specialists with closings, as needed.
  • Review requisitions and facilitate funding from appropriate fiscal year funds.
  • Complete closeout process for each project including review of final requisition, obtain certificates of occupancy, review cost certifications, and obtain excess proceeds from the borrower (if applicable).
  • Maintain project data in AHTF database.
  • Provide data reports to AHTF manager, as requested.
  • Assist with homeownership sale, resale, refinancing, and foreclosure transactions.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field. A minimum of 1 year of related work experience. The candidate should demonstrate a high level of technological skills and possess a commitment to continuous learning.

Salary: $62,000 to $80,000.

All positions at MassHousing require a customer service mindset, in accordance with our values: Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, Accountability and Service.

MassHousing offers competitive compensation as well as an attractive benefits package. Serious candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Human Resources, MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, or faxed to 617.624.9494, or emailed to jobs@masshousing.com. Please share in your cover letter how or from whom you heard about this career opportunity.

MassHousing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Senior Asset Manager

Since its inception in 1966, MassHousing has supported affordable home ownership and rental housing opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The Agency has provided more than $22 billion for affordable housing in that time. Currently, MassHousing is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Senior Asset Manager to continue the Agency’s storied history of affordable housing funding.

The Senior Asset Manager oversees a portfolio of multifamily properties with various loan and regulatory requirements. S/he is tasked with monitoring the condition of each property in their respective portfolio and collaborating with the Portfolio Manager to achieve maximum performance of the assets. More specifically, the Senior Asset Manager is responsible for the following:

  • Managing a portfolio containing a greater proportion of at risk properties. Monitoring the affordability requirements and marketability of properties within the portfolio and conducting analysis and developing assessments/action plans for the at-risk properties.
  • Performing annual property inspections to ensure viability, prudent operational performance, and fiscal management.
  • Collaborating with the Portfolio Manager to identify cost containment opportunities.
  • Reviewing proposed operating budgets and audited financial statements to identify potential issues, and monitoring pre-payable and maturing loans. Utilizing networking opportunities to develop relationships for potential financing opportunities.
  • Serving as primary contact for a range of constituencies.
  • Providing guidance and training to Asset Managers.
  • Collaborating with Business Development, Underwriting, Loan Servicing and Subsidy Administration staff to further the Agency's efforts.
  • Reviewing and authorizing escrow disbursements and distribution requests.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Portfolio Manager.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree required; preference for candidates with degrees in Finance, Real Estate Management, Business Administration, or related field. 3-5 years of experience in Asset Management with a strong preference for candidates with a multi¬ family background. Exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Strong work ethic and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and as a member of a team. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Effective time management and project management skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Valid driver’s license and the ability to travel to properties throughout Massachusetts.

Salary: $70,000 to $90,000.

All positions at MassHousing require a customer service mindset, in accordance with our values: Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, Accountability and Service.

MassHousing offers competitive compensation as well as an attractive benefits package. Serious candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Human Resources, MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, or faxed to 617.624.9494, or emailed to jobs@masshousing.com. Please share in your cover letter how or from whom you heard about this career opportunity.

MassHousing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Technical/Administrative Assistant

Since its inception in 1966, MassHousing has supported affordable home ownership and rental housing opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The Agency has provided more than $22 billion for affordable housing in that time. Currently, MassHousing is seeking an energetic professional for the position of Technical/Administrative Assistant to continue the Agency’s storied history of affordable housing funding.

The Technical/Administrative Assistant reports to a Senior Portfolio Manager in Asset Management and serves as a liaison to both the Asset Management staff and other Rental Management departments to promote the accessibility of departmental data. S/He also works with the department's Executive Assistant to maintain data integrity and information systems to meet the needs of Asset Management group. More specifically, the Technical/Administrative Assistant is responsible for the following:

  • Designing and maintaining databases for tracking projects and department goals.
  • Tracking and monitoring Asset Management's group activities.
  • Developing, modifying, and entering data and ensuring data integrity.
  • Conducting research and analyzing data to prepare reports for the department and division, as requested.
  • Acting as a liaison for Asset Management, serving as a point of contact for customer inquiries and responding to requests for information.
  • Assisting Executive Assistant with special projects.
  • Providing outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers, including co-workers, residents, and business partners.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Senior Portfolio Manager.

Qualifications:
Associate’s degree or equivalent. 3-5 years of related work experience. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, writing, verbal and analytical skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multi-task functions. Ability to conduct independent research requiring sound judgment. Familiarity with related business practices and procedures in areas such as federal and state housing program, mortgage banking, and finance. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and database systems and the ability to create high-quality documentation using Microsoft Office tools.

Salary: $49,000 - $62,000

All positions at MassHousing require a customer service mindset, in accordance with our values: Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, Accountability and Service.

MassHousing offers competitive compensation as well as an attractive benefits package. Serious candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Human Resources, MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, or faxed to 617.624.9494, or emailed to jobs@masshousing.com. Please share in your cover letter how or from whom you heard about this career opportunity.

MassHousing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

UPCS Inspector/Contract Administrator

Since its inception in 1966, MassHousing has supported affordable home ownership and rental housing opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The Agency has provided more than $22 billion for affordable housing in that time. Currently, MassHousing is seeking an experienced professional for the position of UPCS Inspector/Contract Administrator to continue the Agency’s storied history of affordable housing funding.

The UPCS Inspector/Contract Administrator will be responsible to perform physical inspections on MassHousing’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured mortgaged properties and assist in the administration of Construction Loan and Repair Escrow Agreements. Inspections are completed in an objective and uniformed manner in accordance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Uniformed Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) protocol as administered by the Office of Public and Indian Housing, Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) and used to promote accurate, timely and reliable information to assess conditions and to help ensure safe, decent and affordable housing. Any prospective candidate inspector will complete HUD required classroom, online and field trainings, and must pass the final UPCS certification exam within one (1) year from date of employment. More specifically, the UPCS Inspector/Contract Administrator is responsible for the following:

  • Serving as the single point of contact to arrange a mutually acceptable date and time of inspection. Issuing Notification of Inspection and monitoring requests for postponement, delays or cancellations of all assigned inspections.
  • Performing inspections of all property types utilizing the approved UPCS electronic software and hardware; downloading property profiles and uploading completed inspections using the REAC Physical Assessment Subsystem (PASS).
  • Verifying and updating property profiles and building information. Obtaining required Technical Assistance Center number (TAC #) as necessary for all changes or inspection cancellations.
  • Examining the five inspectable areas of the property and exigent health and safety hazards -- Site, Exterior, Systems, Common Areas and Dwelling Units.
  • Issuing of Notification of Exigent and Fire Safety Hazard Observed Forms to the property representatives.
  • Responding in a timely fashion to any Post Inspection Challenges, Inspection of Hold or other questions from HUD REAC.
  • Assisting in the administration of Construction Loan and Repair Escrow Agreements. Responsible for the monitoring, reviewing and approving requests for requisitions for payments and close-out of escrows in accordance with MassHousing and HUD rules and regulations.
  • Actively supporting any MassHousing Internal Quality Assurance processes to improve and monitor Inspector and Contract Administration performance.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree preferred; minimum graduation from high school or vocational school or equivalent. Two years of experience in any areas of physical property inspection that requires determining code and regulation compliance and/or experience in construction contract administration, building maintenance, code enforcement or related field. Valid driver’s license. Exceptional and acute attention to detail. Strong work ethic and ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Decisive critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Effective time management and project management skills. Computer proficiency utilizing all Microsoft Office Suite software programs.

All positions at MassHousing require a customer service mindset, in accordance with our values: Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, Accountability and Service.

MassHousing offers competitive compensation as well as an attractive benefits package. Serious candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Human Resources, MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, or faxed to 617.624.9494, or emailed to jobs@masshousing.com. Please share in your cover letter how or from whom you heard about this career opportunity.

MassHousing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.