• Deputy Director for Housing Development

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/13/2018 3:36 PM)
    Req ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Neighborhood Development
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  • Overview:

    Brief Job Description (essential functions of the position):


    The creation and preservation of affordable housing are top priorities of the City of Boston.  Boston is a national leader in its commitment to creating affordable housing - nearly one out of every five units in Boston is an income restricted affordable housing unit.  However, as the housing market in Boston continues to change, the need for the creation of new affordable housing options continues to rise.  Working under the supervision of the Chief of Housing and the Director of Neighborhood Development, the Deputy Director for Housing Development is the City’s leader for financing, developing, and preserving affordable housing.  


    The Deputy Director will be responsible for managing the Neighborhood Housing Development Division at the Department of Neighborhood Development. To be effective in this role, the Deputy Director must be a both a community development expert and a housing policy advocate.  The division oversees a multi-million dollar housing creation budget of local and federal sources that is used to leverage investments in housing development that top a hundred million dollars annually. 


    This role is an exciting opportunity for a passionate leader to dramatically impact the lives of people in Boston. It is challenging work that requires strong project management skills, the ability to collaborate with a wide array of community stakeholders, and a solid underpinning in real estate development finance.  If successful, the Deputy Director will lead the creation of housing policies, programs and development projects at a level that continues to position Boston as a national leader in community development. 



    Duties include, but are not limited to:


    • Manages a staff of housing development officers, project managers, architects, construction specialists and administrative personnel
    • Develops and implements housing development policies
    • Oversees all phases of funding and project management for housing projects, including design and construction management
    • Develops and manages divisional budget and performance measures
    • Coordinates with other City departments, State and Federal agencies, as necessary
    • Manage community processes and consult with other stakeholders in accomplishing projects
    • Serves as a spokesperson for the City on issues of housing affordability and community development
    • Participate in various cross-divisional issues as established by the Director
    • Perform special projects, initiatives and other duties as assigned to fulfill the functions of the position
    • Performs related work as required.

    Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

    • At least five (5) years in a senior management position
    • Master’s degree in community planning, development, government, public policy, business administration or related field is preferred
    • Proven record of achievement in local real estate, housing or community development with leadership and management skills to oversee staff and projects.
    • Financial acumen to manage complex financing, including those from multiple public funding sources, for development projects as well as familiarity with financial reporting and audits
    • Demonstrated communication skills, including negotiation and presentation skills, which are sensitive to the needs of diverse populations
    • Appropriate educational substitutions may be made
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job


    Boston Residency Required


    Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Non-Union/NU-29

    Hours Per Week:     35




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