City of Boston

Assistant Director (DND) for Housing Development

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(12/30/2021 10:48 AM)
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Neighborhood Development
Regular Full-Time
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The mission of the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) is to make Boston a more equitable and inclusive city where all residents can thrive. DND oversees programs that create and preserve affordable housing, support homeowners and renters, provide housing and services to homeless individuals and families, and develop city-owned property. DND seeks to carry out its mission through a lens of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and addressing the effects of systemic racism in our city.


Brief Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director for Neighborhood Housing Development or designee, the Assistant Director is responsible for a variety of housing development programs and projects. The Assistant Director is the senior team member responsible for tracking City’s affordable housing preservation pipeline and in managing community development initiatives with DND leadership or participation. In this role, initiatives may include building out the City’s affordable housing green retrofit program and managing the Department’s tenant outreach work in expiring use properties.


  • Provides staff supervision by providing coordination and management of affordable housing staff, policies and programs.
  • Provides training and support to project development staff.
  • Develops and implements strategies for achieving departmental housing development goals and objectives.
  • Assists in the development and oversight of the annual budget, track and maintain records of commitments and funding awards and housing unit and budget goals.
  • Identifies and secures resources for the creation of affordable housing.
  • Facilitates coordination and communication between City Departments, other affordable housing agencies, developers, lenders, neighborhood representatives and groups including negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with other public and private funders for affordable housing.
  • Coordinates planning and assist in the development of affordable housing programs that further the development goals of the department and develops and maintains policies and procedures and assists with their implementation.
  • Completes special projects identified by the Deputy Director or the Director.
  • Manage Division’s execution of federal programs and dollars by ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and policies.
  • Performs other related duties as required by the position.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in housing development or real estate management, including two (2) years supervising staff. Appropriate educational substitutions may be made. Appropriate educational substitutions may be made.
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations for housing and community development programs and resources.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, analytical. negotiation and problem solving skills preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement neighborhood development projects preferred.
  • Familiarity with Boston neighborhoods is preferred.
  • Knowledge of or must be have working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
  • Experience in budget analysis/preparation, municipal accounting and/or grant financial management preferred. Must be adept at managing complex financial real estate structures and accounting.
  • Strong personal computer skills preferred, with working knowledge of office software.
  • Exercise good judgment and be able to focus on details as required by the job.



Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Non-Union/NU-26

Hours Per Week: 35


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