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Career Opportunities at MassHousing

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

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 salary history 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:

40B Specialist

Reports to the Manager of Comprehensive Permit Programs relative to MassHousing's role as a subsidizing agency for comprehensive permit projects under MGL Chapter 40B. Reviews site approval and final approval applications for rental and homeownership developments and prepares approval/denial recommendations and letters. Assists with administration of application and construction pipelines. Implements DHCD policies regarding site evaluation and final approval processes. Monitors key milestones, documents, policies, and actions relative to site approval and final approval processes including town comment letters, comprehensive permits, and related requirements. Assists with the interpretation, implementation, and coordination of policies, documents, and procedures in furtherance of the 40B Regulations, Guidelines, and program requirements. Identifies and responds to problem areas under the Guidelines.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Graduate degree in Law, Planning, or Public Administration preferred.
  • 5-7 years' experience (or 2-4 with graduate degree) in housing or real estate development (affordable housing and MGL Chapter 40B experience preferred), permitting, and land use regulation. Paralegal experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of real estate and governmental programs.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently on multiple tasks simultaneously with little or no direct supervision.
  • Attention to detail a must.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills.

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.

Business Intelligence Specialist

The Business Intelligence (BI) Specialist is responsible for the development, implementation and support of BI reporting solutions. The BI Specialist works with management, IT and business users to understand business information needs and then to define, develop and implement solutions, ensuring the results are accurate and effectively address business needs. This involves understanding the business problem/need, working iteratively with representatives of the business, to define/refine and document requirements, develop reporting solutions, perform quality assurance and deploy and maintain reporting solutions. The BI Specialist participates fully in the evolution of the BI at MassHousing. He/she updates, maintains and documents existing BI infrastructure, including security, following department procedures. The BI Specialist integrates internal systems and pulls data from multiple source systems into SQL data marts he/she designs, develops and maintains. The BI Specialist works effectively as a team member to participate in software and hardware upgrades. S/he continually updates the skills and knowledge required for performance of duties including mastering software and developing and maintaining an understanding of the business s/he supports and the IT applications utilized by those business areas. The BI Specialist provides BI to executives, managers and staff when requested; provides training and user support to MassHousing staff where required; and provides a help desk function to users.

The BI team approach to the development and implementation of BI solutions requires effective ongoing communication, a willingness and interest to learn new software and business concepts, ability to work with IT staff and business users, the ability to translate complex technical topics into business language, attention to detail and a service oriented attitude and approach and an ability to work under pressure.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum three to seven years progressive experience at least several of the following:
    • Software programming
    • Cognos BI software experience, Cognos 7 and/or Cognos 8/10
    • Website design and support
    • SQL script coding and programming
    • SQL database & datamart design concepts
    • Excel
    • Graphic data presentation
    • Exposure to agile development methodologies
  • Additional technical skills required include:
    • Understanding of multidimensional data concepts
    • Understanding of ETL concepts and implementation
  • Required business skills include:
    • Ability to work and interact with all levels of staff and management
    • Ability to learn and understand business processes and concepts
    • Ability to analyze, define and develop business reporting solutions
    • Ability to develop written specifications from iterative conversations with team and business users
  • Must have strong communication, interpersonal and team skills, as well as the ability to work with business users.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independent on multiple assignments with little direct supervision.

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.

Comptroller

MassHousing is seeking an experienced Comptroller responsible for all accounting and internal financial controls for the Agency. The Comptroller oversees all activities related to audits and financial reporting, including coordinating and communicating quarterly audit reviews and preparing annual financial statements. In this role, the Comptroller supervises the Accounting Department staff to ensure proper input of financial records and accounting operations. This includes the development and implementation of controls and procedures to ensure proper oversight over financial transactions. This position also oversees the Agency disbursement of funds including accounts payable, payroll, loan advances and subsidy disbursements. The position is responsible for overseeing the proper accounting of cash receipts, and escrowed funds. The Comptroller participates in note and bond sales, including pricing meetings and closings. In addition, the Comptroller also ensures compliance with the requirements of corporate and bond resolutions as well as Ginnie Mae reporting requirements. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Comptroller is an important member of the Agency's senior management team and will perform other corporate duties as requested.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Accounting or Business Administration; CMA or CPA also strongly preferred. 7-10 years' experience as a Comptroller, Assistant Comptroller or similar senior financial reporting position. Significant experience in fund accounting or commercial loan accounting. Proven management/supervisory skills. Strong communication and interpersonal skills required.

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.

Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing) is an independent, self-sustaining, public authority that provides financing for the construction and preservation of affordable rental housing, and for affordable first and second mortgages for homebuyers and homeowners in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MassHousing is seeking an experienced Director of Diversity & Inclusion to lead and direct the development of MassHousing's overall diversity strategy in alignment with the organization's business strategy.

The Director of Diversity & Inclusion will serve as a creative resource for managers and staff at all levels of the Agency for equity, diversity and inclusion related initiatives and interventions. The Director is responsible for leading a team that will develop and maintain MassHousing's equal opportunity programs that target minority and women-owned business enterprises in the construction and ongoing operations of rental housing financed by the Agency. The Director and the Diversity Team will also ensure that the Agency is employing diversity strategies in its procurement activities. The Director will partner with the business leaders and Human Resources in developing key metrics to ensure the execution of the Agency's diversity/inclusion programs. The Director will provide oversight and coordination for Equal Employment opportunity programs and compliance with federal and state anti-discrimination regulations and statutes that impact MassHousing's operations. The Director will develop, foster and maintain strong internal and external relationships for the purpose of integrating diversity/inclusion initiatives and advancing diversity-building partnerships in the community.

Qualifications: Master's degree or equivalent work experience. 7-10 years supervisory experience in public policy, law, human services, or housing. Demonstrated experience with EOAA. Broad knowledge of applicable anti-discrimination statutes and regulations in employment and procurement and an ability to interpret those laws effectively. Proven ability to negotiate with diplomacy.

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.

Executive Assistant

Reports to the Director of Rental Lending and works collaboratively with all Rental Lending staff. Responsible for a wide range of administrative and support duties including: business communication and correspondence, answering telephones and distributing mail, scheduling appointments, updating manuals, administering databases, planning meetings and taking minutes, maintaining file systems, ordering supplies, and coordinating and disseminating information to internal/external customers. Prepares and distributes various reports in spreadsheet, graphic, and/or tabular form. Monitors budgets and assists with budgetary planning. Serves as a primary point of contact for customer inquiries and responds to requests for information with an excellent customer service orientation.

Qualifications: Associate's Degree (or equivalent experience). 3-5 years of related work experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Ability to perform administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner, as well as work with minimal or no supervision. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

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.

Executive Assistant to the General Counsel

MassHousing is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to the General Counsel. The Executive Assistant will be responsible for some or all of the following tasks, as assigned by the General Counsel.

  • General Administrative Tasks: phone coverage, calendar management, maintaining a shared address book and vacation calendar, mail distribution, scanning (including naming and saving documents to electronic files and databases), copying, scheduling meetings and proactively managing all logistics relating to the meeting, venue, equipment, refreshments, and materials; meeting, travel and conference arrangements, including expense reimbursements.
  • Office Management Tasks: Ordering and maintaining office supplies, ordering books and other resource materials, maintaining access to databases (Westlaw, Social Law Library, Registry of Deeds) and other elements of the legal library, preparing vendor invoices for approval and submission to accounting and ensuring a professional appearance in the office, overseeing all paper and electronic filing and storage for the department.
  • Document Support Tasks: Entering revisions in documents, checking whether requested revisions have been made by third parties, blacklining individual documents, blacklining and distributing sets of documents, proofreading documents drafted by others, creating final execution copies of documents; supervising collection of signatures, witnesses, notarizing documents for closing and drafting basic correspondence.
  • Filing/Production Tasks: Creating files from a checklist, production and distribution (paper and electronic) of Ioan documents, closing binders and meeting materials; filing/re-filing project documents in project files or subject files; Indexing files and moving to department filing drawers or scanning and saving to electronic files; moving files to off-site storage (and keeping accurate records of same).
  • Paralegal Tasks: Preparation of loan or other documents from forms; maintaining litigation tracking schedule, providing closing support (collecting signatures, managing closing checklist, reviewing diligence, circulating documents, organizing files.); ensuring delivery of legal notices to appropriate staff; assistance with preparation and tracking of mortgage discharges and coordination with other departments; support in connection with tenant appeals ;legal research.
  • Other: Assistance with other tasks and special projects as necessary and appropriate to support the General Counsel and/or the work of the Legal Department or MassHousing. The Executive Assistant will work collaboratively with all of the attorneys and paralegals in the Legal Department and with other staff throughout the Agency. Professionalism, accuracy, thoroughness, organization, communication skills and ability to use judgment to anticipate needs are essential, as is ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a wide range of people. Success working as a legal assistant, legal secretary or paralegal in a high volume or high intensity legal setting is desired but not strictly required.

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.

Public Safety Program Assistant

Responsible for a wide range of technical, administrative, and support duties:

Conduct outreach and recruitment of organizations to enhance security services programs. Co-facilitate Safety Task Force meetings and record meeting notes/minutes, serve as editor of the Safety Task Force's newsletter, and communicate crime stat reports to Safety Task Forces.

Provide technical support including maintenance/modifications to public safety websites, as well as assistance with security software (ISIS and Critix). Assist with data analysis related to MassHousing developments.

Attend evening/weekend events related to MassHousing programs, camps, and open houses. Help oversee summer internship application process, program scheduling, vendor coordination and evaluation, site visits, and overall event coordination. Assist overseeing youth employment programs, as well as the procurement process for technology and education programs targeting MassHousing residents. Assist with Public Safety budget recommendations and the coordination of surveys/evaluations related to safety and security needs.

Serve as a liaison between Asset Management and TAP Management for related security training needs. Provide additional support to the Community Services group regarding their annual conference, regional meetings, Youth RAP Field Day, new initiatives, etc.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, education, urban planning/development or equivalent experience. 1-3 years' experience in a related business environment, including contract execution, reporting, invoicing, and proposal review. Experience with youth development, disabilities, health promotion, and/or community capacity building is preferred. Respect for and experience with culturally diverse populations required. Familiarity with assisted/mixed-income housing and a willingness to travel statewide. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Maps and familiarity with Dreamweaver and PHP. Excellent organizational and communication skills. Ability to perform administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner. Bilingual language skills highly desirable.

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.

Rental Underwriter

Responsible for underwriting multifamily affordable housing financing proposals and preparing applications for HUD/HFA Risk Sharing and FHA multifamily mortgage insurance. Prepares commitment recommendation proposals for Agency Board actions, FHA Underwriter's Narratives, and draft appraisal reviews while working with legal staff to coordinate loan closings. Works closely initially with staff MAP Underwriter and FHA/MAP lending partners in a “shadow underwriting” capacity to refinance Agency-held multifamily mortgages approaching maturity and becomes proficient over time in the underwriting and processing of Risk Sharing and FHA-insured transactions for existing portfolio refinancings and new Agency business. Assists with the evaluation of existing programs, the development of new multifamily business initiatives, and establishment/maintenance of multifamily lending policies and procedures.

Qualifications: HUD-approved MAP underwriter preferred. Master's degree or equivalent work experience required. 3-5 years' of substantial, responsible, practical experience in financing existing, medium- to large-scale apartment properties. Must have broad knowledge of government and private financing programs, including federal insurance and subsidy programs. Must have appraisal or review appraisal experience and be well versed in appraisal methodologies. Legal/closing experience preferred. Must have the ability to analyze personal and corporate financial statements and to evaluate the credit acceptability of the individuals and entities involved in transactions. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Prior supervisory experience preferred.

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.

Senior Project Specialist

Responsible for underwriting rental and homeownership affordable housing development proposals. Ensure underwriting issues are identified and addressed, project public benefit is established, and loan proposals are processed in accordance with applicable regulations, guidelines and policies. Serve as loan applicant's primary contact and responsible for outreach and marketing efforts to public/private clients to ensure dissemination of program information. Provide feedback to prospective clients regarding proposed project design, sources, development budget, operating budget, and marketing plan. Negotiate project business issues, prepare commitment recommendation proposals for action, coordinate loan closings with legal counsel to ensure that loan documentation adequately reflects terms of the business deal, facilitate funding of the project, and complete closeout of projects. Monitor project progress and loan status. Develop and implement workout/restructuring strategies, as needed, to ensure problem resolution and successful completion of all projects. May be required to represent the program at public events.

Qualifications: Master's degree preferably in business, planning, public administration or finance or equivalent work experience. 3-5 years of substantial, responsible, practical experience in development and/or financing of rental and homeownership real estate projects. Broad knowledge of government and private financing programs. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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.